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Trust, Suspicion, and Facebook

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 08.16.2016 | Media
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

In this insanely torn world of tissue-thin politics and corporate come-ons, how is a person to stay open-hearted and not shut down in armored protection? In our world of virtual "friendship", the lines of trust and propriety are fluid and expressly up to each of us to define them.

On Thriving

Jessica Kahan | Posted 08.15.2016 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

Your life is upside down and everything you defined yourself as is shifting. You are watching your partner of close to 20 years move out and then selling a house and moving all the while reminding yourself to breathe and reminding your kids that their world is not ending.

Four Reasons You Should Work In A National Park

Corinne Rogero | Posted 08.15.2016 | Travel
Corinne Rogero

Whether you're a high school graduate looking for a gap year before college, or a retired couple wanting to see the country, consider spending a season in a National Park or two.

11 Things You Need To Know About Introverts

Thomas Kuegler | Posted 08.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Kuegler

Being an introvert isn't the easiest thing in the world. Often it seems like I'm misconstrued a handful of times per day, but when the opposite party knows what they're working with, it might make things a little bit easier to understand so they don't, in turn, overanalyze your quietness for something else.

7 Certainties When Visiting My 89-Year-Old Mother For A Week

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 08.10.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I know I'm not alone. I am an aging baby boomer with a widowed mother who lives 1,000 miles away from me. And there are certain things I can be sure of when I stay with my mom in Ohio.

Being Excluded Can Be Just As Painful in Adulthood

Pat Blumenthal | Posted 08.07.2016 | Fifty
Pat Blumenthal

Being excluded is one of the worst feelings in the world. Ask any middle schooler and they will tell you it's the thing they fear most - it's not gett...

ADVICE 38: The 24-Hour Rule

Brent Stoller | Posted 08.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Brent Stoller

Photo Credit: Brent Stoller To send in a question, please complete this short Google form. All submissions are anonymous, even to the author. ***** ...

A Crazy Summer, And The Worst And Best About Us

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Linda DeMers Hummel

This summer we're spending a lot of time talk about our "tribes". We're fond of that term. It makes us sound loving, collegial, connected. But increasingly it's nothing more than code -- for the people who look like us and agree with us. The ones on our side.

Crisis Of Confidence

Rachel Hawkins | Posted 08.03.2016 | Women
Rachel Hawkins

What's that saying? Fake it until you make it? Well, if I've ever had a time where I've had a crisis of confidence I've managed to pull my resources together and have pretended that I'm exuding something that alludes to confidence. Even if inside I'm feeling anything but.

Why So Many Men In Their 50s Commit Suicide

Wayne Meisel | Posted 08.02.2016 | Fifty
Wayne Meisel

July is a hard month for me. Twelve months ago, my friend Pat took his life by jumping off the George Washington Bridge. I never imagined that something like that could happen.

Making Friends After 50

Honey Good | Posted 07.25.2016 | Fifty
Honey Good

By: Susan "Honey" Good Lessons and Cautions in Making Friends About a month ago, on a sunny summer day, I ran into one of my girlfriends in front of...

7 Ways To Support A Grieving Friend

Sarah Herstich, MSW, LCSW | Posted 07.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Herstich, MSW, LCSW

Your friend has lost someone who is meaningful them. You want to be as supportive as you can, but you feel uncomfortable. You’re not sure what to sa...

How To Peel Off A Clingy Friend

GalTime | Posted 07.26.2016 | Women

Friendship can be a tricky business. Sometimes it’s smooth sailing and other times the water can be really rough — especially when that friend run...

Why Comparing Yourself To Others Is Normal

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.25.2016 | Healthy Living

A game of pick-up basketball against someone far taller and more skilled than you may leave you feeling a bit low, but joining that person’s team wo...

Why Women View Clothes Shopping So Differently

Jackie Walker | Posted 07.24.2016 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

Over a long chatty lunch with a dear friend, the subject of what clothing means in our lives came up frequently. After spending my career around the clothing industry, I emphasized the importance of fashion to me.

Why Friends Nearby May Not Make The Best Confidantes

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 07.22.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

I have a handful of friends I could go months -- or even years -- not talking to. I can pick up the phone, punch in their number and start a conversation as soon as they answer -- as if we had just talked the day before.

My Best Friend Is 20 Years Older Than Me, Here's What I've Learned

Thomas Kuegler | Posted 07.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Thomas Kuegler

My best friend is a Filipino with kids as old as me. It also doesn't help that she's female and I'm male. Now pay attention. I want you to notice w...

Telephone Etiquette After A Hang-Up

Linda Lauren | Posted 07.20.2016 | HuffPost Home
Linda Lauren

Now with smartphones, the disconnect is exactly that: a complete disconnect and it's done quietly, with the upset communicator hitting a button and removing you from the equation without so much as an explanation. It just happens on the click of a button. No slam and no warning.

Keep Calm And Bring Wine: Five Fun And Loving Ways To Help Your Friend Through Divorce

Sandra Vischer | Posted 07.20.2016 | Divorce
Sandra Vischer

What are the rules of engagement when dealing with a friend going through a divorce? Should you ask them specifics about it, or talk about the weather...

I Am NOT Crazy!

Melanie DeSimone | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Melanie DeSimone

I am NOT crazy for missing my son. I am NOT crazy for wishing I could turn back the clock.

How to Recognize When You Are Too Trusting

Carol Morgan | Posted 07.18.2016 | Women
Carol Morgan

I have gotten into trouble because I didn't heed this motto: "If it's too good to be true, then it probably is." I should have used my head, but I also should have acknowledged how I felt about things too. It sounds like it's a difficult line to walk, but it's not.

Those Times When We Should Have Let Our Best Friends Save Our Lives

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Anneli Rufus

I've noticed that friendships often comprise two roles: Advisor and Advised. Advisors counsel, teach and rescue. The Advised wait and obey.

An Open Letter To My Son, The Camper

Scott Shamberg | Posted 07.14.2016 | Parents
Scott Shamberg

Personal hygiene aside, camp for you will be part sports, part friendships and part education. No, I don't mean that kind of education. I'm very familiar with your "math-free summer" rule. This is about you starting to see the little man you are so quickly becoming.

When Your Friends Become Moms (And You're Still Child-less And Single)

Allison Arnone | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Allison Arnone

There comes a time in every girl’s life when her close friends start to have babies. For me, it began around five years ago… and hasn’t stopped ...

A Tribute To The Best Friend Who Died Way Too Soon

Susan R. Lichtenstein | Posted 07.13.2016 | Fifty
Susan R. Lichtenstein

Four times a year, for the very best weeks of the year, I had a sister-wife. Those were the weeks when Terry came to Chicago for shows at the Merchandise Mart. She would set up camp in our guest room, complete with the steamer and the extra hangers and the running shoes she kept in our closet year-round.