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4 Rules for Making Friends Your First Semester of College

Julia Bush | Posted 07.30.2015 | College
Julia Bush

These rules to friend-making from me, a verified friend professional (aka a random human who survived college with minor damage), will help you find your true BFFs and begin the ~best years of your life~.

Learning Chinese

Tricia McCallum | Posted 07.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tricia McCallum

Growing up in a small northern town shaped me in ways untold. As a little girl my family lived in an apartment above a hardware store on our small...

Friendship and Romance: A Conversation With Author Cathy Lamb

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.27.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

I had the privilege of talking with her about what makes her tick as an author, how she keeps the ideas coming and the power of friendship, romance and love.

Friendship Through the Whirlwind Years of Motherhood

Shannon Day | Posted 07.27.2015 | Parents
Shannon Day

Together, when we get the chance, we sip coffee, tea, wine or cocktails (in our comfy clothes often and occasionally our heels). We share in the trials and tribulations of our child-absorbed lives. We talk about our men, current and past.

How Clubbing Damaged My Self-Esteem

Connor R. McLaren | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Connor R. McLaren

After some self-reflection, I've realized that I go clubbing for all the wrong reasons, the main one being to meet other guys for romance. After months of doing this with very little success, I can confidently say that alcohol and grinding is not the way to find a well-matched suitor.

The Best Is Yet to Come: Maite Alberdi's Tea Time Screens on PBS's POV

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.28.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

It made me realize that death is something one can also laugh at, approach it with wonder and not only dread. It gave me the courage to think that perhaps our best years are ahead, instead of always behind.

The Best Friend Ever? Meet A 9-Year-Old Bracelet Philanthropist

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.27.2015 | Good News

A 9-year-old girl with a big heart and nimble fingers raised $47,000 for a sick friend by selling rubber band bracelets on Facebook. Bethany Walker w...

Today I Promise...

Lisa Katz | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Lisa Katz

As I come upon another birthday that will inevitably advance my age, I feel inspired to share my feelings with those that I am closest to. This is not about me feeling as if I am approaching the end of my life (so we don't need to go there).

How Far Will You Go "For the Best Interest of the Child"?

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.24.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Denis

Is it odd and unconventional and hard to explain to new people who enter MY life, yes it is. However; I wouldn't change any of it. To see my daughter smile, to see my friend happy and to see my ex find the love he deserves makes me happy.

The Rude Question: Do You Own or Rent?

Christopher Gurrie | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Christopher Gurrie

Here is why I believe the "do you own your home or rent" is an off-putting and personal question that should be lumped with salary and religion on a first encounter in social and work situations.

Mom Fulfills Promise, Adopts Dying Best Friend’s 4 Daughters

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.23.2015 | Parents

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Highly Suspect's Johnny Stevens Bares All (and Gives Zero F*cks)

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Don't be mistaken -- Highly Suspect is definitely not your average "boy band." So exactly what is it about this trio that makes them so special? Well, aside from their striking good looks... just about everything.

The Gift of Labor Support

Jennifer Mayer | Posted 07.22.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Mayer

Enlisting my team for support was the biggest gift I could have given myself during the labor and birth of my son Oliver. It felt as though all the support I've provided as a doula over the past years was shown back to me 100-fold.

'Paper Towns' Features The Ultimate Onscreen Bromance, And Proves Friendship Conquers All

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment

On the outside looking in, "Paper Towns" seems to be a love story surrounding Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne. But those of you on the inside (aka book...

I Don't Hate You, I Have Social Anxiety

Alana Saltz | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Alana Saltz

Unfortunately, the more interested I am in getting to know a particular person, the worse this will be. If I really want someone to like me, I'm extra careful with what I say, which then ends up being little or nothing at all.

The Heartbreaking Lesson Facebook Taught Me

Julie Zack Yaste | Posted 07.21.2015 | Impact
Julie Zack Yaste

I never knew Dominic was so sick or Summer and Matthew were so sad by watching their Facebook posts alone. If it wasn't for Facebook though, I might not have even known they died. I'm not sure if that's worse.


Marcia Liss | Posted 07.20.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Who's The Bossy Pants?

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.18.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


When Is the Right Time to Make it Official?

Jessica Denis | Posted 07.17.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Denis

My advice is just let it happen. Date. Take your time or jump right in head first. Follow your own feelings and don't let your "everyone" people look down their noses at you with their "I'm only asking out of love" comments.

The Bizarre Way Wearing Masks Helps Employees Relax

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Van Winkle's

Why a company would go to such extreme (and unsettling) measures to shield the emotions of their employees is a mystery. Perhaps they're taking the phrase "office drones" a bit too seriously.

The No. 1 Reason to Hire a Life Coach -- It's Not What Most People Think

Prema Srinivasan | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Prema Srinivasan

Would you ask your friend to fix the plumbing in your home? Would you ask your spouse to teach you to speak French? So why does it seem normal to rely on our families, friends, and community members to help us achieve our very unique, authentic life goals?

WATCH: Special Friendships Build Over Bowling

HooplaHa | Posted 07.16.2015 | Good News

Creating friendships when you're a teenager can be difficult. That's why The Friendship Circle was formed, an organization that pairs teens with kids who have special needs.

Joan: Miami, Florida, April 9, 2015

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 07.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

Because I am now paraplegic and the motorized ramp on my wheelchair van is broken and difficult to open manually, when I pull in to a gas station, many of them have placards on the pumps with phone numbers to call for those with disabilities to get assistance pumping gas.

My Friend Who Survived The Unthinkable Taught Me To Ask This Question

Nina Friend | Posted 07.15.2015 | Women
Nina Friend

Clemantine is inspiring, yet if there's one thing I've learned from her, it's that she wants her story to transform rather than touch. In Clemantine's words, "My hope in doing what I do every single day -- in a speech, on stage, in writing -- is to give people an opportunity to really investigate the way they're living their lives."

Making Friends Isn't Easy

Hope Kumor | Posted 07.16.2015 | Women
Hope Kumor

Moving to another state where you know no one is often difficult. It's even harder when you have no friends that you can confide in. Your real friends are 800 + miles away back at home and you must make new ones, which isn't easy.