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Why Facebook Is The Ideal Over-50 Community

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty
Abby Rodman, LICSW

On Facebook, we trot out our best selves (and selfies) and comment on friends' posts with all the enthusiasm of a kindergarten teacher whose class has finally lined up quietly for the first time.

Bully in the School Yard

Jim Moore | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Jim Moore

When a kid, or a nation, or a community of nations, is terrorized by a bully who acts with unconcealed confidence that no one will challenge him or intervene on behalf of his victims, it is up to each kid, each nation, each community of nations, to stop being afraid and act quickly, powerfully, and decisively.

The Difference Between 'I'm Sorry' and 'I've Been There'

Scott Stabile | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

If you can relate to someone going through a difficult time, try to find the strength to let them know. Allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to revisit your own pain and to share it, in words or in energy. Let them know that you are there for them, and that you can empathize with what they're experiencing.

Tips for Hosting The Perfect Baby Shower

Svitlana Flom | Posted 07.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Svitlana Flom

When planning a baby shower it is perfectly alright to make it your DIY project, you can also have fun doing it.

My Friend Thinks I Don't Work Because I'm a Writer

Mary Novaria | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Novaria

No, I don't punch a time clock, work on the assembly line or have a corner office. I may have the flexibility to run you to the airport, take my mother to the doctor, or babysit my sister's kid, but it's not because I don't work.

My Facation (Facebook Vacation) Time

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology
Howard Steven Friedman

It is a cliché that your true friends are those who support you through troubled times. Similarly, a measure of friendship is the willingness to invest in the relationship -- investing time, effort, and emotion.

Why You Need Your Girlfriends In Midlife More Than Ever

Susan Pace | Posted 07.17.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

One joy in reaching midlife is that I know my friends and I are still pals after all these years not because we are bound by PTA or corporate meetings, but because we have all thrown every possible foible onto the table along with plenty of glasses of wine.

Should You Listen to Your Best Friend?

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

What if we could really be mirrors for each other -- and believe the truths that our greatest friends reflected back to us?

Friendship for the Single Guy

Stanley Ely | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Stanley Ely

What I remember best from Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet" comes from his chapter on friendship. "Let your best be for your friend," he writes. That has stuck in my mind since, living single, friendships may occupy a more essential role to me than to the partnered guy.

Mind Your Busyness In 10 Steps

Melanie Young | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I don't mind being busy. But I mind when being busy becomes non productive or even wasted time. More important, keeping busy should not keep you from enjoying your life and taking care of yourself.

Tariq: New York City, April 14, 2009

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

It's around midnight in Chinatown, where we're filming this week, and the normal bustle of daytime has given way to late night quietness. As I step...

Womance vs. Bromance

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

In April of this year, I met an extraordinary woman. To say that she is my BFF does not adequately describe our relationship. She is straight, and I am a lesbian. For the most part, I have never found a need to define my nonsexual relationships. With her it is different.

All The Women I Have Been

Jessica Pan | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Jessica Pan

Forgetting can be a beautiful thing, but sometimes we live too much in the present. We forget about all the girls and women we have been.

Do Married Friends Exclude You Because You're Divorced?

Emma Johnson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

My social life is different now that I'm not married. When I was married, there were times I went out with my girlfriends, and there were times when my husband and I went out as a couple with other couples.

5 Ways Your Friends Make You Happier, Healthier And An All-Around Better Person

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living

Where would we be without our friends? Not only do they lift us up when we're down and celebrate when we're successful, they're essentially an exte...

How to Be Supportive When a Friend Is Seriously Ill

Lisa Newlin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Lisa Newlin

As someone who has been seriously ill, I've learned the hard way what actions by friends can help and what actions can hurt. From lupus to depression to cancer and everything in between, knowing how to act around someone who is sick is a skill many people lack.

Listening to Jesus: The Waste of Worry

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

The hiking path meandered through the forested moutainside. My companion and I kept pushing up the hill. It was a steady incline and my legs were beginning to feel the burn of my effort.

You Belong In The Gay Community

Josh Hersh | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Josh Hersh

I'm here to tell every gay man reading this: You belong in the gay community. Just as you are. The thing is, if you don't believe you belong (or even want to belong) in the gay community, you never will.

11 Beautiful Friendships Between Classic Authors

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books

Great writers tend to want to be at the top of their field, so literature can be a cutthroat community. It’s hard to imagine wanting to hang out wit...

Henry Miller's Men: The Twelve Apostles

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 07.03.2014 | Books
Arthur Hoyle

In Big Sur, Emil White helped Henry Miller with his extensive correspondence and the daily chores of survival. In return, Miller encouraged Emil to become a painter, which he did, producing works of startling beauty executed in a detailed primitive style. Emil remained in Big Sur for the rest of his life and bequeathed his home on Highway One to become the Henry Miller Memorial Library.

Rita Wilson On A Different Kind Of Empty Nest -- The 'Empty Nest Of Friendship'

The Huffington Post | Rita Wilson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty

When our last child left home, I was sure that we would now have all the time in the world to spend with friends. Instead, it has been busier than ever and the idea that we, and all of our friends, would be lounging poolside sipping margaritas was really just a fantasy.

Paying for Cuddles Is Apparently a Thing

Stephanie Lager | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Stephanie Lager

For one dollar a minute, you can rent a snuggle buddy (man or woman) to accompany you to a movie, dinner or just to cuddle. Wait, what?

Can You Keep Your Cool When Under Fire?

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kare Anderson

When you most want to smash someone in the face or run out of the room, remember this irony. Cooling off someone else's anger can be a way to actually bring that person closer.

Spoleto Festival Dei 2Mondi

Paula H. Noe | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

The Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi (big big arts festival) started on Friday and the town, its residents and its shops have all been spiffed up; the air of anticipation and the wandering tourists are both readily evident.

What I Realized About My First Sexual Experience

Katie Tandy | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

I can't decide if it's sad, strange or neither that I don't know when I realized that was my first orgasm.