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The Day My Husband Received His New Lungs

Tam Warner Minton | Posted 11.20.2015 | Fifty
Tam Warner Minton

On the cusp of the Season of Giving, I thought about writing a very profound and poetic post about my husband's miraculous double lung transplant in September 2013 ... but instead, I think I will skip the poetry and say it straight.

9 Ways To Make Your Mom Feel Extra Special on Mother's Day

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Whitmore

When you lose you mom, you lose your fan club. That's why it's important to celebrate your mom while she's still in your life.

The Joy in Celebrating

Christa Dowling | Posted 05.12.2015 | HuffPost Home
Christa Dowling

It takes the warmth of friends and loved ones to make it special and a joyful gesture of romance is part of this time. Welcoming spring, a wedding, a birthday, a promotion, all these are the most precious moments in everyone's life.

Quick Yet Thoughtful Gift Ideas

Kayla Matthews | Posted 03.07.2015 | Style
Kayla Matthews

Last-minute gift giving doesn't have to be insincere. Any gift that you want to give has the potential to be more customized and personalized, if only by a simple card letting the recipient know how much they mean to you.

Finding Your Way to a Merry Christmas

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

You've worked so hard to make a happy holiday season for the people you love -- the rest of us have no idea what it's taken you to get to this point. ...

7 Science-Backed Ways to Give Less-Bad Gifts

Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living

By Melissa Dahl Follow @melissadahl To you, gift-giving is a mildly stressful holiday chore. To researchers who study consumer psychology, it's...

Last Minute Holiday Shopping? A Pet Could Be the Perfect Gift

Becky Robinson | Posted 02.21.2015 | Green
Becky Robinson

'Tis the season of giving, and everywhere you look you'll see suggestions for the "perfect gifts" for your loved ones: something they'll love forever, something they'll never forget, something unique. How about someone -- how about a kitten or cat from the shelter?

These Simple Tips Could End The Stress Of Holiday Shopping For Your Partner

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.08.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

While we rejoice in the holiday spirit, it can often be stressful to find your special someone that perfect gift. But here are some tips on how to mak...

The Best Gifts Your Favorite Chefs Have Ever Gotten

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 11.26.2014 | Taste

25 gifts from the ultimate tastemakers.

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Buy On

The Huffington Post | Kristina Martin | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home

It happens all the time: You need to buy your brother's friend's uncle's girlfriend a present for a party that you were invited to, and you have no id...

An Unofficial Ranking Of Journals And Notebooks

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 09.04.2014 | HuffPost Home

Those of us who still can't resist the urge to physically write our thoughts on paper hide a secret shame: A treasure trove (read: hoard) of notebooks...

What My Daughter Had for Lunch

Maureen Anderson | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

Is she getting along with her roommate? Are her classes challenging, but not too? Is she looking forward to our visit as much as we are?

10 Gifts Newlyweds Are Sure To Love

Sara Morgan | Posted 05.04.2014 | Weddings
Sara Morgan

Creating a wedding registry can feel more like a to-do list than a compilation of products that inspire and excite you, but it doesn't have to be.

How b.good Blends Loyalty With Love

Rajesh Setty | Posted 04.24.2014 | Business
Rajesh Setty

Loyalty programs are not new. Before the age of smart phones, people were carrying punch cards to get a free gift of some kind (e.g.: a free drink)...

Hey Dads! This Christmas, Give the Gift of You

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

Our kids may want things, but they NEED time with their fathers more. This Christmas, instead of stuff, we should give our kids the opportunities to do more fun things with us. Here are a few ideas how.

This Christmas, Let's Bring Back WWJD

Angela Jamene | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Angela Jamene

I know it can be easy to buy into the idea that you are pressured by someone or something to make sure you stress yourself and your finances to the limit but that is about as far from scripture as you can get without committing a felony

Soup's On!

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

I would make Kim the first and only member of the Soup of the Month Club. I would make a palm-sized accordion book, with fold over pockets for every month, each with a named soup card. Then as the months rolled around, I would make and deliver to her front door the soup du jour and other accoutrements.

10 Tips to Make Your Kids Good Gift Givers

Beth Kobliner | Posted 02.17.2014 | Money
Beth Kobliner

With tweens spending a reported $43 billion of their own money this year -- averaging an insane $2,000 per kid -- we need to teach our kids how to fend off aggressive marketing tactics and remind them that it is the thought, after all, that counts.

Fragrant Gifts for the Holidays

Chris Formosa | Posted 02.12.2014 | Style
Chris Formosa

When it comes to gift giving, some of us have a particular philosophy: always give something that lasts forever. From this point of view, it would seem that perfumes and complementary products do not qualify as proper gifts.

Is Holiday Gift-Giving Collective Insanity?

Marcos Cordero | Posted 02.11.2014 | Money
Marcos Cordero

You know that saying about the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results? Are we willfully engaging in collective insanity every holiday season?

Your Kids and Money Holiday Questions: Answered

Neale Godfrey | Posted 02.10.2014 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

The holiday season should be a happy and joyful time of year, but I know it can also be a time of stress and even depression. The important lessons are that ongoing, open, and honest conversations are essential.

More Than Ever, We Need to Rethink How to Live Our Lives in Meaningful Ways Without Excessive Spending

Christine Escobar | Posted 02.10.2014 | Chicago
Christine Escobar

For better or for worse in the United States, whether due to credit card debt, the foreclosure crisis, job loss or pay cuts, this holiday season many of us are forced by hard economic realities to reexamine our role as "consumers."

How to Think Like, and Shop for, Teens

Dana Holmes | Posted 02.05.2014 | Style
Dana Holmes

To avoid getting it all wrong, follow these tips on how to tap into the teen psyche and get a gift that won't embarrass them or you!

WATCH: How To Regift Without Anyone Noticing

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 12.05.2013 | HuffPost Home

Here's a riddle: Is it a regift if it's done in such a way that the recipient has no idea it was a regift? That's what the main discussion was on Huff...

6 Tips for Setting Your Intentions and Staying Focused This Holiday Season

Kala Ambrose | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Kala Ambrose

What if, this year, you proactively set your intentions in order to avoid these mistakes before the holidays begin? Here are six tips to setting intentions, designed to help make the holidays happy, fulfilling, and light.