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Gratitude for People Who 'Get It'

Meg Seitz | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Meg Seitz

I don't know if "getting it" is as much a part of any religious faith or doctrine as it is just about being an awesomely aware human. There's no book out there that says to drop off a casserole 24 hours after a lumpectomy and then follow up three days later with People magazine.

5 Things You Can Do Immediately To Cope With Loneliness

Carol E Wyer | Posted 10.17.2014 | Fifty
Carol E Wyer

Why are men suffering more from loneliness? Simply put, women are better at aging than men. They are more likely to go to the doctor if they are ill and often enjoy cooking and socializing more than men do. They will chatter about problems or engage with others and are good at looking after themselves.

Looking for Groundhogs: Everyday Mindfulness

Katie Craig | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Craig

It's easy not to notice the groundhogs or blooming flowers or even the smiling faces in a crowd if I am caught up in my own drama. It is easy to get swept up in meaningless negative mental chatter. Noticing the groundhogs takes practice.

Would I Have Been Friends With My Mom if I'd Known Her Back Then?

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.16.2014 | Arts
Jesse Damiani

It's a simple question, one that many of us ask ourselves at some point. While scrolling through #tbt photos on Instagram, Danielle Delph, a Portland-based artist, had an epiphany: she wanted to explore the idea concretely.

Crafting Friendship: A Conversation Over Beer

Jeff Tomczek | Posted 10.16.2014 | Taste
Jeff Tomczek

Craft beer breaks down walls and makes friends out of everyone.

Don't Start a Company with Your Friends

Adam Grant | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Friends don't let friends start companies together... unless they've tested and grown their professional relationship by collaborating first.

5 Secrets Of People With Lifelong Friends

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Healthy Living

From childhood friends Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to former college roommates Connie Britton and Kirsten Gillibrand, the public sphere is full of frie...

Why We're All The Same Freaks We Were In High School -- And Why That's Okay

Robin Hoffman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hoffman

As a teenager I felt like that solid, red pimple with no give, no whitehead ripe for a satisfying squeeze. The pain on the outside reflecting the tense churning and discomfort underneath. A differentness I knew would keep me permanently locked out of their circle, disconnected from everyone else who seemed so in tune with one another. They had best friends. I never did.

4 Techniques to Deal With Difficult People

Judith Orloff MD | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Orloff MD

None of us is perfect; most of us are doing the best we can. So keep searching for a part of someone that you can empathize with, even when it's a stretch. You may not always succeed, but keep trying.

Surviving a High School Reunion

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty
Lita Smith-Mines

I thought I'd share a few coping mechanisms that worked for me, transforming a fright night into a pleasant party (if you're a social butterfly or an accomplished salesperson, these suggestions probably seem like second nature to you).

FLOWCHART: Should You Bail Out Your Friend?

Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Everyone wants to be a good friend. But sometimes, we need to let our loved ones sit with their decisions and figure out what to do on their own. T...

The Myth of 'No New Friends'

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 10.13.2014 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

Friends with whom I hadn't shared more than a red-cup-infused conversation since freshman year have suddenly begun to crop up in places outside of my Facebook newsfeed.

Death. How to Handle The Living.

Jo Tinyow | Posted 10.13.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jo Tinyow

I know that I probably still don't have the right answers or solutions to the question but what I do know and have learnt is that, my friend, you deserve to live your life and you deserve enjoy and embrace what you have here on earth.

Defeating Your Inner Hater

Allison Valderia | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Valderia

Your purpose, passion and dreams are waiting. When you passionately live in your purpose, the universe will give you confirmation and help you renew your commitment.

How To Help Your Teen Deal With Bullies

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 10.12.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Every year in each and every middle school and perhaps even in some elementary and high schools, countless girls will be traumatized by a mean girl. Whether the mean girl chooses bullying, ostracizing or leaving a former friend with a broken heart by cutting her off from friendship, victims have to recover from a sad time when their self-esteem is most vulnerable.

My Ex Is My Best Friend: Friends for Life!

Robert Levithan | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

Christo and I were each other's "number one" for five years; then we were "exes with benefits"; now we are "friends for life." The majority of my best friends are my former partners and lovers. This surprises some people.

Seasoned Friends

Jo Tinyow | Posted 10.08.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Jo Tinyow

As I get older, I'm learning that friends and even partners will come and go but those that stay will be worth every moment.

14,000 Ways To Be Nice To Someone When They're Sad

Galit Breen | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Galit Breen

When things happen that make us sad -- big things like losing a pet and little things like bad days -- it can be hard to reach out for the help and support and lift that we need. But what we learned when we were sad is that, my goodness, people want to be there.

Taylor Swift Is the Greatest Songwriter of All Time

Tywan Wade | Posted 10.08.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

What I've discovered -- much to the affect of Taylor's swift way of living -- is that your life can be whatever may come of it. Your twenties don't have to be dark and twisted, with dreams becoming timestamped to your teenage imagination. It's yours to create.

The Process That Gave Me An Intense Trip Down Memory Lane

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 10.07.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

Recently, I have been immersed in memories of people and times long past, as I packed up to move from the apartment where we had lived for 18 years and raised our children. I had to go through our 'stuff' including boxes and boxes marked simply 'memories,' a couple of which hadn't been untaped since our last move. A lot of it had to go.

5 Tips To Deal With Your Friend's Divorce Drama

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 10.07.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

"Best friends forever": It's a phrase can get pushed to the limits when you're the go-to support person for a devastated friend after her divorce. Initially, you're right by her side, especially at midlife and beyond, when you've been friends for decades.

Guerrilla Aging: Friendship

Renee Fisher | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

As many of us age, the friendships we sustain and the ones we form take on a new dimension. We make the shift from friendships as shared experience to the sense that we are part of a community of women that has no specific interest or goal or geographic boundary to identify us.

Why It's OK Not To Be Best Friends With Your Spouse

Janie Emaus | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

I'm not one to share sad stories...this however is a love story. Between two friends. My Dad was diagnosed with brain cancer. His best friend Al, never left his side. In the hospital he was there, with ice chips and the occasional perfectly... timed quip. His wit and intelligence is unmatched. And his understanding of my father, like no other.

Don't Just Stand There... Do Something! 6 Ways To Help A Friend Through Divorce

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 10.05.2014 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

When someone loses a loved one, you offer your sympathies. When someone has a baby, you send a lovely gift. When someone is divorcing, you...? Hmm. Right. You know you should do or say something -- but you choose to keep your distance instead.

5 Male Friends Every Woman Needs In Her Life

Abby Draper | Posted 10.02.2014 | Women
Abby Draper

Every female needs her go-to group of girlfriends, but as I approach the big 3-0, it's very clear that women should also have a core group of men (that they're not involved with romantically) to rely on as well. Ladies, meet your must-haves in the male friend department.