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Aging at Home: Will You Be Lonely?

Rachel Adelson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Most people say they want to age at home, but there's a funny thing about that. Although folks want to stay in familiar surroundings to be near friends and family, too many people as they get older find themselves stranded in their own neighborhoods, suffering from a shrinking social network.

How to Peel Off a Clingy Friend

KnowMore TV | Posted 04.17.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

It's not always easy to identify which friends will become clingy -- sometimes low-maintenance friends go through rough patches and need more TLC -- but there are certain friends who will just continually suck the life out of you.

Staying Awake With Jesus (a Sermon on Matthew 26:36-46)

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion
Rev. James Ellis, III

When the Judas' of your life betray you, showing up in the middle of the night with a "no knock" warrant, turning peace into chaos, know that Jesus is awake.

Not Just Another 'I Love My Girlfriends' Article

Janis Kupferer | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Janis Kupferer

If Oprah Winfrey and Brené Brown are telling you that even they can only count one or two gals on their best friend list, than this gives us a pretty good indication of just how rare these relationship are.

One Of My Best Friends Is Dying, and Here's What I'm Learning

Sandy Rosenblatt | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Sandy Rosenblatt

Growing up, I always had family pets, but Jack is the first pet that is really all mine. He has been one of my best friends for the better part of 10 ...

'Shouldn't You Be Over That by Now?' How to Respond to Judgment on Your Grieving Process

Megan Devine | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Sometimes it just makes it easier on you, easier on your heart and mind, if you simply stop trying to explain. Refusing to explain or defend your grief doesn't mean you let other people go on and on about it, continually telling you how you should live.

Graduation: An Open Letter to My Best Friend

Emma Goddard | Posted 04.14.2014 | College
Emma Goddard

Dear Amanda, When I first began drafting this letter to you, I found my writing riddled with clichés about college and friendship, discovering how ...

Out of Terror, Togetherness

Tracy Strauss | Posted 04.12.2014 | Impact
Tracy Strauss

In the days after the marathon bombing, I witnessed so many Bostonians experiencing a mental state I'd had as my normal baseline for years: intrusive memories, intense shock, fear, anger, sadness.

10 Quotes About Love To Make Your Heart Go Pitter-Patter

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 04.11.2014 | Weddings

Sometimes you love someone so much, it's hard to express it in words. Luckily, other people throughout the ages did have a knack for such things and w...

The Grown Woman Series: Gossip

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 04.11.2014 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

Let's face it: The only time you have to feel like you have the upper hand is when you're already convinced of your own insignificance. When confident, you never have to tear down another woman to build yourself up.

Friendship and Other Superpowers

Tara Hedman | Posted 04.10.2014 | Women
Tara Hedman

Friendships help clear our paths. Paths that were made dangerous long before that friend arrived on the scene. Friends can walk beside, share our burdens, and penetrate the gray bubble of shame and fear. No small feat.

What No One Tells You About Friendship In Your 20s

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.10.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

But as the night runs as late as your twenties, the dishes are cleared, the coffee is drunk and you begin to part ways. As your friends meander out full of good food and new beginnings, you can feel doors closing all around you.

How A Heart Transplant Led To An Incredible Friendship

OWN | Posted 04.10.2014 | OWN

Jimmy Lanier and Suzie Armstrong share an extremely rare bond. They appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" 18 years ago to share the dire circumstances ...

How To Stay Close When Your BFF Moves Away

Garrett Degraffenreid | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen
Garrett Degraffenreid

Like a lot of teen fiction novels begin, so does this story. A story about a boy meeting a girl -- a new girl at school on the first day of the eighth grade.

Ann Murray Paige: The Story of Amazing Light and an Unfinished Box

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

Breast cancer claimed and lost an activist on March 16th, but God Himself knows she was so much more than that. A loving family surrounded by scores of close friends lost a mom, a wife, a sister, a daughter and cherished friend.

Why Your First Love Is So Unforgettable

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

The reason first love stories are so compelling to read is because there is something so powerful about a young love experience. Is it because it happens when our hearts are still innocent and pure -- before that first inevitable heartbreak? Or is it because once that huge flame dies out, a few warm embers remain to keep the memory aglow?

Mindful Friends

Ira Israel | Posted 04.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Ira Israel

Our lives are our lives and their lives are theirs. Our paths are our paths and their paths are paths. Desiring anything to be different from the way it is causes suffering.

Why Everyone Should Go To Their High School Reunion

Jim Moret | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Jim Moret

The email alert popped up with annoying regularity, reminding me that my high school reunion was approaching and I had not yet purchased my ticket. I had already decided months earlier that I was not going, not this time. And time was the operative word, because this reunion marked forty years since my graduation. Attending would force me to face that reality head on and I simply wasn't prepared for it.

Why Every 20-Something Needs a Teenage Best Friend

Jessica Kane | Posted 04.07.2014 | Teen
Jessica Kane

I always got along fairly well with adults, but with each passing year I came to realize that I enjoyed the company of younger friends equally if not more than with peers.

5 Things Not to Say to a Pregnant Woman

Andrea Bonior | Posted 03.31.2014 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

Perhaps you've navigated pregnancy and parenthood multiple times now, and you couldn't be happier when a close friend -- or even just some lady at the bank -- is now with child herself.

Three Ways to Be a Better Listener

Tani Brown | Posted 03.30.2014 | Travel
Tani Brown

Respond, don't react. Rather than listening with the intent of speaking, listen with absolutely zero intention other than discovery. Don't react to what you hear, but respond to it at a later time.

Observations From the Roman Bus

Paula H. Noe | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I observe a lot on the bus. Rome is so big (about 2 million people) and so beautiful and so full of history (both living and dead) that the views out the windows are just overwhelming.

I Want To Know You

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

Let us speak of gratefulness, what life is, and what we hope will come with the years. Let us feel confident and comfortable enough to give voice to life's moments and let them sparkle richly in the air between us.

The Lonely Life of an Entrepreneur

Janis Kupferer | Posted 03.28.2014 | Small Business
Janis Kupferer

According to the Small Business Administration, there are nearly 28 million small businesses operated in the US. And of these, 78.5 percent are individually owned and run with no other employees than the owner themselves.

21 TV Shows That Prove Friends Can Be Your Family

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 03.28.2014 | TV

The family you're born into is of great significance, no doubt, but what about the family you choose for yourself? A myriad of excellent TV shows have...