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Proof That You Can Live A Positive Life, Even With MS

Cathy Chester | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

Of the more than 2.3 million people worldwide who are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, I am only one story. I am a wife, mother, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, friend, and woman living with an incurable and unpredictable disease. And even though I am only one person, my story can add great value by educating othe

Family, Friends and Technology

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 08.30.2014 | Impact
William B. Bradshaw

Are people less friendly than they used to be? As I looked beyond having just a "gut feeling" about attitudes and practices of people, I became aware of the "General Social Survey." I found a lot of information that relates to the friendliness of people.

Teaching Our Daughters About Friendship Breakups

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

There are myriad resources available to couples who are looking for help to save a broken relationship, but there seems to be a distinct lack of support for women (or men) who want to fix a troubled friendship.

An Awesome Life Lesson From My Son With Down Syndrome: Friends and New Beginnings

John M. Simmons | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
John M. Simmons

In Jack's mind, you never lose friends, you just don't see them outside of your own mind as much as you used to. And to my son, that is the beauty of life. You just keep adding more and more friends. It never ends!

3 Types of Female Friendships to Foster -- and 3 Types to Flee

KnowMore TV | Posted 08.26.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

How do you foster real friendships and dump the duds? Believe it or not, female friendships fall into categories. Here are types of women you want in your life:

The Benefits of Cliques

Andrew Smiler | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Andrew Smiler

Part of being an American teenager means some effort to answer the question "who am I?" Being a member of a particular clique provides one answer to tha

A Rescue Pet Sees Her Best Friend

Rescue Idiot | Posted 08.26.2014 | HuffPost Home
Rescue Idiot

The videos online of soldiers coming home from overseas deployment after months and sometimes even years to be greeted by their pets who missed them a...

Friends With(out) Benefits

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

What is it that makes us want to date certain people and friend-zone others? If we're cool with the benefits portion, why not go all the way and make it official? Where (and why) does the line between friendship and romance get drawn?

5 Reasons No Relationship Is A Waste Of Time

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.27.2014 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Relationships are by far our greatest teachers. When we are in love with someone we always have the hope this person could be the one that we spend our lives with. The greatest thing about each relationship we have is it serves as mirror for where we need to grow.

The Great Taste: Laughter, Insults and a Moment

Tom Cramer | Posted 08.22.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

In early May of this year, I drove up to Madison Wisconsin to meet friends and sleep out for tickets to the Great Taste of the Midwest.

The Incredible Power of Your Support System

Carissa Lada | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Carissa Lada

We've all heard the saying, "You are what you eat." I have an alternative take on this phrase for you: You are what you surround yourself with. Have you ever stopped to consider how much influence your friends and family have on your attitude and outlook on life?

On Love

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.22.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

I am no expert at love at all but I do feel that love comprises of many other things -- firstly, acceptance of the other person is key; secondly, I think genuine concern for this person's well-being; third, would be to trust and be loyal; and the last thing would be to be best friends forever.

To the Girl I (Accidentally) Catfished

Literally, Darling | Posted 08.22.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Looking back now, my story is kind of funny. It always gets a laugh out of people. But when you stop and think about it, it's actually horrible. You place your trust and affection in someone only to find out it was all a lie.

4 Great Ways (And A Recipe) To Keep Your Demons At Bay

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 08.22.2014 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

One of my oldest friends called me yesterday. She lived 10 minutes away from Robin Williams and wanted to talk about him. She'd recently seen him at a bookstore and one of her kids had gone to school with his stepdaughter. My friend and I are alike in many ways, but perhaps in one that is most important: suicide hits too close to home.

Showing Up: The Single Most Important Thing A Friend Can Do

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Wendy Atterberry

Go to your friend's mother's memorial even though it's a two-hour drive away. Go to retirement parties and milestone birthday parties and parties celebrating the end of a nasty divorce. Drive your friend to her chemo appointment and sit with her afterward. Show up. Show up.

How Zumba Empowered Me to Move Forward

Gina Ryder | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Gina Ryder

Zumba's slogan is "join the party." One of the best decisions I ever made was joining the party. There is rarely a "maybe later" in life or dance. Moving in the moment is the only way to heal sometimes.

Why Childhood Friends Make The Best Friends

Robin Hoffman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hoffman

The destruction I've wreaked upon my fingernails and all surrounding skin began shortly after starting a new school in third grade. Second grade had been a dream.

A Moment Between Mothers

Wendy Cray Kaufman | Posted 08.21.2014 | Parents
Wendy Cray Kaufman

Someday, I will be the old woman in a parking lot who walks up to an overwhelmed mother juggling two small children, bags of groceries and a cart that won't stay put.

What You Can Do If Your Friend Has Been Sexually Assaulted

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women

Ultimately, being a good ally isn't about saying "the perfect thing" that makes everything better.

Love-Ability Factor

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

True love-ability is an attitude. It's a way of being. It's the way you show up in the world. And because it's not based on the reactions of others, it is the deepest security, created from the only thing in life you can totally control, i.e. your own spirit.

I Divorced My Husband, Then Married My Best Female Friend

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.19.2014 | Divorce

Sometimes a friendship is more than what it initially seems. That was especially true for this couple who, after 15 years, realized their relationship...

Find Yourself a Lisa

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

When my daughter was about to enter high school, I gave her just one piece of advice: "Find yourself a Lisa."

5 Friendship Strategies For Your Child This School Year

Signe Whitson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Signe Whitson

Just as you would offer individualized instruction and run though extra practice problems with a child who lagged behind in math, commit to spending extra time offering a socially-awkward child extra practice with friendship-building skills.

The Delights of Our Lives

Miriam Ava | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

We're swimming, breathing, being in delight. We meet people we admire; we brush space with strangers who grow into friends; we revel in the things...

Green With Envy and the Change of Success

Debbe Daley | Posted 08.18.2014 | Small Business
Debbe Daley

One day you'll look back and realize that your hobby has turned into a thriving business. Others will frown upon your business creation and judge without knowing or understanding how years of hard work and determination prevails.