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Stephen Colbert's Special Birthday Message For You ... Specifically You

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 11.12.2015 | Comedy

Now that the "Happy Birthday" song is in the public domain, you should be singing it for multiple hours a day, every day. Because what wa...

Happy Birthday, Daddy: A Letter to My Dad in Heaven

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eleni Makedonas

It's been 2 years and 3 months since my father died. It's crazy how quickly time passes us by. I reflect on my father's life and on the lessons he t...

You Can Now Sing 'Happy Birthday' On TV, So HuffPost Live Did

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.23.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

If you're already having a great day, here's some icing on the cake: singing "Happy Birthday" will no longer cost you a cent. After years of...

The 'Happy Birthday' Song Just Became Public Domain

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment

 On Tuesday, a U.S. district judge ruled that the song lyrics to "Happy Birthday," the world's most recognized song in the English language,...

Judge Rules 'Happy Birthday' Song Now In Public Domain

Reuters | Jenny Che | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business

Sept 22 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled that Warner/Chappell Music does not own a valid copyright to one of the world's most recognizable s...

The Boy Who Lived and Continues to Live On

Lakshmi Iyer | Posted 08.03.2015 | Books
Lakshmi Iyer

I am not sure when I read the first book or when I finished reading them for the first time. I do remember it was 2006 when I read them the second time. All seven books of them. In one week. In between working full time and researching infertility treatments.

The Real 'Happy Birthday' Song Could Soon Make It To Movies And TV

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.29.2015 | Arts

For decades, characters on screens big and small have been held back from singing "Happy Birthday" to one another by copyright law. Yes...

David Lohr

Watch The Sweet Moment An Entire Flight Sings Happy Birthday To Girl With Disability | David Lohr | Posted 05.01.2015 | Good News

A heartwarming video of an impromptu birthday party for a girl with a disability aboard a Southwest Airlines flight is going viral on social media. ...

10 Important Money Lessons I Learned by My 29th Birthday

Casey Bond | Posted 06.15.2015 | Money
Casey Bond

I've been writing about personal finance for the better part of my adult life, but that's not to say all this money wisdom didn't come without some serious trial and error.

This Woman's Just Turned 92, And Is Still Doing Headstands

Phyllis Sues | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

I honestly never think about the number of years I have been on this planet. But I do think about the millions of miles my divine, wonderful and dependable feet have travelled, and it never ceases to amaze me.

An Open Letter To My Children On My Son's Seventh Birthday

Monisha Vasa | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Monisha Vasa

As aggravated as I may get when I tell you to "behave!" and you don't listen, one day that defiance will serve you well

Help? Can ANYONE Teach Me to Sing?

Hilary Wilce | Posted 03.22.2015 | Education
Hilary Wilce

Why can't I do what most other people seem to find so easy? Why can't I simply learn to sing, and then sing better than I did before? And hold on to it?

Never Forget Your Mom's Birthday, Especially if She's Deceased

Jack Anderson | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

My mom, Anne Anderson, would have turned 80 years old today, except that she died 27 years ago at the tender age of 53. So it's up to me, and my six...

Twin WWII Pilots Celebrate 92nd Birthdays With Bird's Eye View

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.06.2014 | Good News

These nonagenarians know how to celebrate in style. Twin brothers Dewey and Earl Robertson of Roanoke, Virginia, shared their passion for flight a...

First Nighter: A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters," Walter Anderson's "Almost Home"

David Finkle | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Is Love Letters A. R Gurney's most lucrative play? No one seems to be quite sure, but it has to be up there among the prolific playwright's biggest m...

This Dog Is Having An Existential Crisis

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 08.05.2014 | Comedy

They're singing "Happy Birthday," but all this dog hears is the sound of crippling loneliness and existential dread. In the this video from 2013, w...

Keeping The 'Happy' in 'Happy Birthday'

Lisa Newlin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Lisa Newlin

I turned 34 this year. Yes, 34. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm in my mid-thirties and am no longer the young woman I used to be, and I'm OK with it.

How to Celebrate the Perfect Birthday (9 Ideas)

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 04.27.2014 | Good News
Kevin F. Adler

Last year, I designed the perfect birthday for me. And this year, as a call to rejuvenate birthday celebrations everywhere for all ages and life stages, I've decided to share what I did with you.

A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Self on My 40th Birthday

Carrie Goldman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Women
Carrie Goldman

You will fail at things that are important to you. You will be scared, even terrified, about your future. It will be OK, because you are a really hard worker, and you will make new opportunities. Your voice is uncertain at age 20, but it will grow in strength.

Happy Birthday California Marine Network!

Francesca Koe | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Francesca Koe

This year I am very happy to reflect on an awesome milestone for our oceans -- the one year anniversary of a complete network of marine parks and reserves, dotted brilliantly along the California coast, 124 strong.

December Birthdays: For Once, the Full Limelight

Suzette Standring | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment
Suzette Standring

Those whose birthdays compete with Christmas deserve their full moment in the sun... uh... snow.

Out of This World: My Spectacular Birthday Gift This Year

Robin Palmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Robin Palmer

My always mild-mannered and even-keeled husband caught up with me and yelled, "This is so freaky!!!" We thought we were the only humans within earshot, until we heard a man scream from his yard across the street, "Holy (Bleep)!!!!"

Can I Just Get a Cake on My Birthday?

Courtney Garcia | Posted 12.07.2013 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

What disillusions me most about mon anniversaire is the unnecessary burden that comes along with having a good time

Why I Didn't Wish You a Happy Birthday

Eric W. | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric W.

Being a widower has changed my life in many ways. You can probably imagine some of the more cataclysmic changes, but there are also smaller, everyday disruptions that may not be as obvious. As an example, I'd like to explain why I didn't wish you a happy birthday this year.

Happy Birthday

Jana Lee Frazier | Posted 11.10.2013 | Good News
Jana Lee Frazier

I cannot believe it'll soon be my birthday! There'll be so much to look at and remember, to study and savor. It doesn't matter that I am a middle-aged woman fading like the season's flowers -- I want balloons badly, baby blue and lavender and green.