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What I Learned About Friendship By Running My First Half Marathon

Terri Peters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Terri Peters

Through several miles of my race, I was preoccupied with whether or not my pace was fast enough to keep me from being swept from the course. It hit me then that I don't want to go through life with people who keep their heads down and press miserably toward their goal. May I choose partners in this race who stop for a selfie with Abe Lincoln or stop to enjoy the sunset when I'm busy rushing my kids out of the playground before dark.

Finding Her Tribe

Tara May | Posted 07.08.2014 | Parents
Tara May

As I watch my eldest daughter trudge through these years of emotional ambiguity, forming friendships, losing friendships, fighting for friendships, and crying over friendships, I struggle with letting her figure out some of the intricacies of life on her own.

8 Things Gay Guys Should Start Saying To Each Other (More Often)

Josh Hersh | Posted 07.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Josh Hersh

There are so many gay men who treat other gay men with love and respect. I definitely want to acknowledge that. But we, as individual gay men, can make our lives and lives of other gay men even richer, pleasant, and vibrant by choosing our words wisely and speaking from the heart.

Daily Meditation: Find An Unlikely Friend

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion

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

This Man Is On A Mission To Meet His Facebook Friends In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.07.2014 | Good News

Somewhere between the forgotten acquaintances from high school and that guy from work you only know by reputation, Facebook friend lists have swollen ...

Why I'll Never Publicly Name The Friend Who Caused My Paralysis

Rachelle Friedman | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Rachelle Friedman

I'm not just a "paralyzed bride." I'm Rachelle, a regular girl who had everything going for her when it all came crashing down. And my dear friend, who had only innocent intentions, is not just the girl who pushed me.

The Real Miracle on 34th Street

Patrice Bendig | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Patrice Bendig

How did a 31 year-old Tennessee woman, who is mother of seven children -- one critically ill --become best friends with a single, 24 year-old from Philadelphia? Two years later, I'm still trying to sort that out myself.

The Pact That Saved Our Friendship

Jessica Pan | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Jessica Pan

When you arrive at college, you have no idea who your friends are going to be. You don't know which girl down the hall will backpack through Thailand with you when you're 40 and which ones you'll never see again after you leave campus.

How CrossFit Saved This Doctor's Health

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

I practiced what I preached for the most part. The part that I didn't practice was regular physical activity. I lacked motivation to go to the gym. But I had to do something.

You Have a Mind, Use it

Hana Malik | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Hana Malik

Here's the problem with letting everyone else make decisions for you: The decisions affect you more than they affect them. No matter how near or dear ...

Aging at Home: How Your Social Life Keeps You Healthy

Rachel Adelson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

The numbers are coming in about a rising problem with social connectedness among older adults. It's not about their social status, as it might have been in younger years. Rather, it's about how entrenched they are in robust social networks.

Help! I Always Pick Selfish Friends and Lovers and They Make Me Feel Rotten

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

The bottom line is, of course, that score keeping has no place in close, caring friendships or intimate partnerships. However, when one party does all of the giving, change is called for.

The Post-College BFF Crisis Women Are Facing (and How to Fix It)

Lauren Levine | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Lauren Levine

Making friends once on-campus life is over requires more intentional action and planning on your part. But if you're willing to be assertive, make new friendships a priority and tap your resources, it's easy to start fostering connections that will leave you feeling fulfilled.

What to Do -- and Not Do -- to Live a Really Great Life

Hilary Wilce | Posted 06.29.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

Most importantly of all is the ability to appreciate the moment and to find real delight and joy in the world around you -- understanding that life is a miracle, and that our time here might well be shorter and more fleeting than we hope it will be.

The Missing Ingredient That Makes Online Dating A Disaster

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 06.29.2014 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

Everyone I know who has been seduced out of desperation to join Mis-Match. com, Plenty of Dead Fish, or OhNoCupid has experienced similar heartaches. My last few hook-ups have been neither total disasters nor long-lasting. I decided to throw in the towel and admit online dating is not for me.

Finding Your Tribe

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

It is important for all of us to find our tribe -- those people we resonate with -- especially if you don't have that with your family of origin. There is a deep sense of safety in being with people with whom you can connect.

Firenze Fireworks: Easter Explosions in Florence

Paula H. Noe | Posted 06.28.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

On Pasqua/Easter, springtime shone brightly here in Firenze, and the whole city of Florence, as it has done for at least the past 500 years, held its Scoppio del Carro ('explosion of the cart') in the beautiful Duomo piazza.

10 Signs We're Out of Our 20s

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

Maybe at 20 you still take the very notion of a lifelong friendship for granted. A grand statement that is meaningless when you're barely out of your teens. But now, a few years later, we seem to know better.

To The Moms I Never Met, Thank You

Carissa K | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

My friends are an invaluable part of this stage of parenthood and since you raised them to be the people they are, I want to say thank you.

How To Help A Friend Who Has An Eating Disorder

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.24.2014 | Women

When you see a close friend or loved one struggling with an eating disorder, the obvious impulse is to help. But knowing the right steps to take can b...

One Thousand "Likes," No Friends: 5 Times to Put Down Your Phone and Save Your Relationships

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

Perhaps it's time to establish some basic "Rules of Civility" for technological use. These are circumstances in which you will absolutely, positively damage your relationships if you are on your phone.

Downsizing in Italy

Paula H. Noe | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

A woman who has been living in Florence for many, many years told me that 'Americans must learn to down-size in order to be happy here.'

How I Figured Out What Really Mattered To Me In My 20s

Gielie Hoffmann | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Gielie Hoffmann

Whereas my teens were all about striving to achieve as much success as possible (and achieving that to a certain degree), my 20s were about becoming a whole and healthy human being. Which doesn't mean I wasn't whole in my teens or less ambitious in my 20s. I just redefined what really mattered to me. I focused my energy differently.

Aging at Home: Will You Be Lonely?

Rachel Adelson | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Most people say they want to age at home, but there's a funny thing about that. Although folks want to stay in familiar surroundings to be near friends and family, too many people as they get older find themselves stranded in their own neighborhoods, suffering from a shrinking social network.

How to Peel Off a Clingy Friend

KnowMore TV | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

It's not always easy to identify which friends will become clingy -- sometimes low-maintenance friends go through rough patches and need more TLC -- but there are certain friends who will just continually suck the life out of you.