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Boomers Take a Bow -- Time for Your Encore Career

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 08.01.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

After years of running the kids to all of their practices, ferrying snacks to games and holding down a full-time job, it is finally time to let go and follow your own path and passion.

23 Reasons You Should Go Hug Your Mom

Lexi Herrick | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

For the fact that no matter what job she had in life, you were the most difficult, and still the most important.

4 Ways To Effectively Fix A Toxic Friendship

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 08.01.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Hanging out with friends does a person good. But if you're a woman and your female friends make you fee...

I Was Jealous Of My Friend. Then She Got Cancer.

Sarah Gilbert | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Sarah Gilbert

I don't want her blue eyes the way her husband must want them before they closed each night. I don't want her body, and not just because it's gone. It was never mine to covet in the first place, just like her life.

We Burn Brighter Together

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Sue Shanahan

"Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they are always there." -- Eleanor Roosevelt I just returned from our annual ...

A Friendship Close to My Heart

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

On this International Day of Friendship, my thoughts are with my friend Moses and the incredible work he has done over the years to overcome adversity.

An Open Letter To A Friend

Dani Alpert | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women
Dani Alpert

Our friendship has always meant a lot to me. We've shared so much and for this, I am grateful. But what is the depth of our current relationship? Can I call it a friendship? Maybe our definition of friendship is different.

Can We Still Make Best Friends After 40? Hell, Yeah

TueNight | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women

Knowing myself better -- which of course comes with age -- has helped me know what I value most from friends better.

Can Men and Women REALLY Just Be Friends?

GalTime | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women

"If your 'friend' expresses interest in another friend of yours, you wouldn't hesitate to introduce them," explains Coleman. "But if you feel saddened or threatened by their interest in your other friend, then you're simply NOT 'just friends.'

Summer in the '70s: Teen Angst, New Friends and Rock and Roll

Tom Cramer | Posted 07.29.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Having attended the same public school since kindergarten, after 6th grade I had to move to a new town. I didn't want to hear about going back to school at all, knowing I had to start 7th grade at a Catholic school, where I didn't know anyone.

4 Ways to Handle Workplace Frenemies

GalTime | Posted 07.29.2014 | Women

Playing the diplomat isn't always possible, especially if a frenemy clearly crosses a workplace line. Feelings of tension can also hinder productivity for both parties, so it can be helpful to clear the air.

'Explore Umbria' With Steve McCurry

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.29.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

Perugia is about an hour's train ride away from Spoleto, and Steve McCurry's exhibit there is fabulous. He is a terrific photojournalist, probably best known for his powerful National Geographic cover shot of the beautiful 'Afghan Girl' with the piercing eyes.

How I've Kept the Same Group of Pals Since Preschool

TueNight | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women

My childhood friends are my partners in crime, my trusted advisers and an eternal source of laughter in my life.

And Italian Bathrooms...

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I yearn for a bathroom that is perfect for me, and admit, sadly, that I haven't found it in Italy. The idea of a lovely, clean, spacious room for me t...

5 Things You Should Never Say To A Newly Engaged Friend

Gal Time | Kelly Mallory | Posted 07.27.2014 | Weddings

By Kelly Mallory for’s GalTime Whether you’re single, dating, or married, when your friend shares the news about her engagement, it...

You're Here. But You're Not.

Carol Morgan | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Carol Morgan

Let me see a raise of hands to this question (virtually, of course): how many of you are guilty of being physically present with someone, but not mentally or emotionally? I bet if I could see you all, I would see a lot of hands. I have to admit, I raised mine, too.

A Friend Indeed -- Social Network Friendships Are No Substitute for the Real Thing

Allen Barton | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology
Allen Barton

I'm the annoying friend who pesters other friends to get together in person. It's difficult. It's practically a secondary career for which I've developed strategies, persistence, long-term goals.

The Festival Is Over in Spoleto

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

It is quiet again here in Spoleto, and that feels so good. The Festival Dei 2Mondi (Festival of 2 Worlds) ended with a glorious Final Concert in the Duomo Piazza, complete with American show tunes from the 50s and 60s!

How Important Is Chemistry in a Friendship?

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 07.24.2014 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Think of some of your closest friends and try to image just meeting them at a coffee shop as strangers the first time, not knowing anything about them -- would you be so blown away by every single one of them, convinced you needed to see them again soon? Not likely.

12 Secret Reasons Why People Like Your Posts on Social Media

Brian Hanley | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

After all, the two of you haven't spoken in months. Why emerge from the woodwork now? Did she really like Game of Thrones, or was it rather your attention that she sought, and succeeded, to garner?

Slo-mo Is My New Mojo

Edie Weinstein | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

Writing this while listening to the soothing sounds of the surf, grateful for some time away from the hustle and bustle my life had become. Wishing th...

Be Light - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.23.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


I Never Forgot My First Friend. Facebook Brought Us Back Together Years Later

Elizabeth Mahon | Posted 07.23.2014 | Good News
Elizabeth Mahon

So I went on Facebook to search for her. I wanted to see if she remembered me and if perhaps there was a chance of reconnecting, if only to say hello and briefly catch up. When I found her, I sent a message describing who I was and asking if she remembered me. She did.

Spoleto Festival Dei 2Mondi

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I love arts festivals, especially the opportunity to see so many new and interesting and challenging performances, and the Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi was really amazing.

Your Closest Friend - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.22.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn