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The Secret to Making Friends in a New City

Jessica Biber | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Jessica Biber

If you've landed yourself in a brand new city without a single friend to accompany you, never fear. Here are seven tried-and-true ways to make friends in a new city, which I've gathered from casting my own roots in New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle.

An Open Letter to My Ex-Friend

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.31.2015 | Good News
Jennifer Twardowski

This is likely a letter that you have never in a million years expected to see. We haven't been friends in so many years that you probably thought I had never thought about you anymore. Clearly, based on the fact that I'm even writing this letter, that's not true.

The Beatles Were Wrong

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women
Mary-Lou Stephens

When you're in love, it feels like nothing else matters. It's so easy and seductive to let your life go -- your friends, your interests, your beliefs, your hobbies. I get it. It feels good and it's fun and smoochy and yummy. You don't need anyone or anything else.

Why All the Single Ladies Want to Stay That Way

Ashley Crouch | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Ashley Crouch

You need a healthy fear of marriage like you need a healthy fear of the ocean," a friend poignantly remarked the other day.

The Glitch in 'Basic B*tch'

Kat Cowley | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Kat Cowley

Maybe it's because I'm currently working from Los Angeles, the mecca of discriminating in the name of social demand, or maybe it's because I've heard this phrase at least a dozen plus times this week alone -- but can we talk about the term "basic b*tch," please?

7 Truths About Personal Power

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

It is your standards of happiness, love, values, personal development and responsibility that set your course in life. Have the courage to think as big as you can, expect nothing less than the best, and most importantly, be kind. Here are seven ways to exponentially elevate your quality of life.

A Friend Isn't Always Forever And That's OK

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 03.28.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Friendships. Some abide through thick and thin. No matter what happens in your life. No matter if you go through a time when you are not all that easy to love. That friend is sticking around.

Sunflowers for Merrie: Choosing an Afterlife Avatar

TueNight | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact
TueNight

It was Merrie's birthday last week, her 56th, if she had lived to celebrate it. Merrie was ... oh it's impossible to say who Merrie was to me: one of my oldest and closest friends doesn't quite do it.

Confirmation Emails, Or It Didn't Happen

Alex Lawrence | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Alex Lawrence

I often make plans with friends for a night in the future, and then as the day approaches, if there's been radio silence on the event, you start to wonder, is it still a date? Or you make what you thought were very "soft" plans with someone, only to be thrown off when they text "Where you are? We're here." You think, "But... I never got a confirmation! I didn't know it was actually happening."

We Laughed, We Cried, We Drank Napa Wine

Ana Garcia | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Ana Garcia

A few months ago, I found my long-lost friend through her husband on LinkedIn. We started catching up through emails, and after much planning, we finally arranged a trip to see each other.

Healing Vigilante: Thanking a Stranger Who Helped Drastically Change My Life Story

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

One story influences another, which influences another, and so on. Bob O'Brien's actions greatly affected my life story, which affected my influence on other life stories. Everyday, the domino affect plays out in many ways, negative and positive, big and small.

How To Be There For A Depressed Friend

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Katherine Backstrom

I spoke with my friend. I asked outright: What should someone do for a loved one who is suffering? What helps? Together we discussed her feelings. Her perspective. Her pain. And then we worked on some bearings that really helped me be a better friend. Today I'd like to share those with you.

Unplug Yourself and Cruise: You'll Learn a Little More About Your World

Aubrie Przybysz | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Aubrie Przybysz

Today it is nearly impossible to go a whole hour without responding to a text, email, or checking social media on your cellphone. After starting this post I put my phone on silent and set it face down.

A Living Stranger Gives a Piece of Himself, His Kidney, to Save a Mother's Life

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 03.23.2015 | Good News
Arlene Nisson Lassin

More incredible than donating to someone known or related is that many people are donating organs to absolute strangers -- living donors giving away a major body part to someone who they have never met.

It Takes A Good Woman To Know One

Christine Carter | Posted 03.19.2015 | Women
Christine Carter

I have had the privilege of knowing countless women throughout my life. Not just in passing while superficially connecting through a fleeting event or...

Richard Branson: Invite Your Enemies to Lunch

Joe De Sena | Posted 03.19.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

Life is too short. We are entitled to be human. Sometimes we make mistakes and rub people the wrong way. What defines us is not those who are able to avoid confrontation, but those who are able to deal with it.

Daily Meditation: Finding Peace In Love

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion

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

The Datelob

Jamie Silverman | Posted 03.17.2015 | Divorce
Jamie Silverman

I wonder, if part of what's wrong with the dating world these days is our incessant need to put labels on everything. I'll admit that when I see a person on a dating site say that they're looking for "friendship," I roll my eyes a bit.

I'm Not a Great Friend

Hans Hickler | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Hans Hickler

We think that our friendship is so strong that we can relax on the investment side. Wrong. Good friends must continually invest in their friendship. I want to be much better at that.

20 Things 20 Deaths Have Taught Me About Life

Casey Bruce | Posted 03.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Casey Bruce

I have been privy to the wisdom of what death teaches you. As the years and months have passed, these 20 deaths have taught me something very valuable about how to live my life, the importance of love, and how to make each day last a lifetime.

Only Fair Weather

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.14.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Have You Heard of Sisterhood?

Nishma Shah | Posted 03.13.2015 | Women
Nishma Shah

This last week opened up the wounds I have been holding to for years. I must have kept most of it deep down! I just spent a week on a retreat with a group of warmhearted women all looking to excel in their business and personal life.

Why it Took Me 4 Years to get Divorced

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 03.13.2015 | Divorce
Lisa Marie Wilson

It's hard to go from a life of marriage to a life of singlehood but millions of people do it every year and to those facing this transition, take your time. Maybe four years is a bit extreme but don't rush the decision to finalize your life apart.

In Case You Forgot What Your Best Friends Are For, Here's Your Reminder

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.13.2015 | Comedy

What are friends for, if not to give it to you straight? Comedian Michael Henry perfectly encompasses the meaning of friendship in his sketch "Bes...

Why Sports?

Ken Reed | Posted 03.12.2015 | Sports
Ken Reed

Sport at its best requires athletes to give more than they thought they could -- physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. And because of that, whether we're experiencing sport firsthand as athletes, or secondhand as fans, it is, as Reid said, "life with the volume turned up."