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We Asked People To Share The Most Meaningful Gift They Ever Received And Their Responses Will Probably Make You Weep

Posted 11.25.2015 | Good News

Think back to the best gift you ever received. Not the biggest, priciest or most elaborate, but the one that leaves your heart doing tiny backflips ev...

Five Things an 87-Year-Old Nun Taught Me About Living Life to the Fullest

John Schlimm | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
John Schlimm

There is a beautiful interplay between the old and the young. Lessons exchanged. Inspiration shared. Secrets and miracles handed from one to the other. This relationship is what sustains the cycle of life, and propels the world forward.

When to Turn Away? A Globetrotter's Sentiments After Tragedy: Remember the Good in the World (and Keep Surfing)

Candace Loy | Posted 11.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Candace Loy

It's hard to turn away and pretend nothing bad has happened. Paris and Beirut have suddenly become close next-door neighbors in a little village, in...

I Don't Speak Woman. And It Shows.

Lindsay Ferrier | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women
Lindsay Ferrier

Ever since junior high, in fact, I've suspected that there was some sort of Woman Code Book, and to this day, I have no idea how to get my hands on it. I imagine this Code contains hundreds of pages of rules and, without it, figuring out what to say and do in any sort of social situation involving women is just plain hopeless.

9 Reasons Your Sisters Are Your Best Friends

Avelist | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women

No matter how often we might disagree, I always know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that my sisters have my best interests at heart.

What To Do When You See Your Dead Friend In The Produce Department

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 11.20.2015 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

What is the protocol? How do we move forward when someone we loved but have lost is still around? I've seen these things turn ugly; I'm sure I've even been involved in ugly. It's hard to get to this stage in life and not have people come in and out of your life.

The Day My Husband Received His New Lungs

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 11.20.2015 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

On the cusp of the Season of Giving, I thought about writing a very profound and poetic post about my husband's miraculous double lung transplant in September 2013 ... but instead, I think I will skip the poetry and say it straight.

A Thanksgiving Story (Maybe)

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 11.19.2015 | Fifty
Linda DeMers Hummel

I'm not sure if this is about Thanksgiving or not. Mostly it's about Debbie. When my son, David, graduated from college years ago, he came home and took a job at Johns Hopkins University. He set his sights on vet school, so this job was interim at best. But there was a surprise waiting. Debbie.

How to Survive: Betrayal

Honey Good | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Honey Good

"The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from enemies... It comes from friends n' loved ones." ~Issac Beshevis Singer There is no...

World Peace and Demi Moore in Jogya, Indonesia

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 11.18.2015 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

Traveling is my greatest passion. I love exploring the world. I have been traveling my entire life and as a result, have friends of different socio-economic positions, backgrounds, and faiths in nearly every corner of the globe.

Daily Meditation: Lean On Me

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.18.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be pa...

A Letter for Those Who Are Suffering

Stephanie Harrison | Posted 11.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Stephanie Harrison

Given that suffering is something that will surely be a part of our lives, perhaps it would behoove us all to learn to accept it, and going beyond that, even come to appreciate it?


Lynda Freeman | Posted 11.16.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

The coming Thanksgiving holiday is a time of family, friendship and love. Here is a rather unique story of one special friendship. When I was y...

3 Ways to Deal With Anxiety Caused By Confusing Digital Age Etiquette

Lantern | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living

For example, that interesting yet profoundly anxiety-producing time with my apparently-not-former friend. Was she being rude for ignoring me? Or, against my better judgment, had I been rude for messaging her insistently? Was I hounding her or was she ghosting me?

4 Words That Can Change Your Life

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

Even as we evolve away from tired and harmful gender stereotypes, we still do not champion the idea of vulnerability as a strength. When we choose to trust, we are exhibiting tremendous strength.

Finding Storybook Love

Simon Tam | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Simon Tam

Tonight, I picked up Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami from the bookshelf. I found an old bookmark a few pages i...

30 Then-And-Now Images That Show Beautiful Decades-Long Friendships

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty

Your tribe. Your wolf pack. Your people. Whatever you call them, a woman's friendship with her best girlfriends is a powerful one. The strongest frien...

The Most Helpful Words You Can Say To Someone Experiencing Grief

Laura Munson | Posted 11.14.2015 | Fifty
Laura Munson

No one really knows what to say to someone when their loved one dies. You can say, "You're in my thoughts and prayers," and maybe that's true. Maybe you actually know what to think or pray on that person's behalf. Personally, I'm never sure.

The Two Words You Should Never Ever Say To A Friend | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.13.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Actions may speak louder than words, but when it comes to friendship, words can have a definite—and not always positive&mda...


Moni Oyedepo | Posted 11.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Moni Oyedepo

Some friends are like water -- you'll always need them, and they make you feel alive every time you're around them. Other friends are like milk. While it started off well, over time things turned a bit sour.

Life Lessons From the Last of the Litter

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 11.10.2015 | Good News
Lisa Smith Molinari

Moby is not a regular family pet. He is the pet of a military family, and just like military kids and military spouses, military pets must handle the challenges of a mobile lifestyle.

7 Obligatory Grown-Up Parties, Ranked By How Much They Suck

Thrillist | Posted 11.19.2015 | HuffPost Home

As an adult, you're going to go to parties. They are not like the glorious college bashes you threw with all your friends. There are fewer dance floors, fewer kegs, fewer reasons to stay... fewer everything, really. Grown-up parties can get pretty bleak, and these are the bleakest of them all.

Red Meat for the Cancer Survivor's Soul

Bret Hoekema | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Bret Hoekema

After reading my essay written this past winter entitled The Precarious Space Between Chemotherapy and Work, a friend and supporter of mine who is of...

On Falling Out of Love With a Friend

Christine Stoddard | Posted 11.04.2015 | Women
Christine Stoddard

Pride happened. And with that kind of stubbornness, even a place of diamonds eventually would fall. But, sometimes, when you lament that friendships are harder to forge after graduation, you tell yourself, "At least we loved each other once."

10 Ways to Be Less Competitive With Other Women

Em & Lo | Posted 11.04.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

One thing that pretty much everyone can agree on, however (okay, except for maybe the evolutionary psychologists, who never agree with anyone) is that female competition is an ugly thing. So here are ten ways to be a better, less competitive, less undermining friend to the fellow females in your life.