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Jencarlos Canela Surprises 96-Year-Old With A Birthday Serenade

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.19.2016 | Fifty

Jencarlos Canela knows how to get a party started. The 28-year-old singer recently announced he’ll attend any party he’s invited to, to help promo...

When A Birthday Brings Both Celebration And Grief

Stacey Skrysak | Posted 09.20.2016 | Parents
Stacey Skrysak

Stacey Skrysak It's a special day that only comes around once a year; a day filled with cake, presents and happiness. But, as I found out this year...

Holy Sh*t -- Birthdays Are Overwhelming

J.J. Colagrande | Posted 04.13.2016 | Comedy
J.J. Colagrande

Maybe birthdays are like Halloween and Christmas, maybe like most things, they're simply better when you're a kid.

Tips for a Happy Birthday Slumber Party

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 03.15.2016 | Parents
Ingrid Prueher

Slumber parties are a fun rite of passage for children -- and a big responsibility for parents. They should be age appropriate and handled with care. Children are generally ready to be away from home for this type of sleepover at around 9 years of age.

Gladys Knight Serenades Cop For His Birthday During Traffic Stop

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.04.2016 | Black Voices

Gladys Knight made a Pleasant Grove, Utah, police officer's night when she gave him the serenade of a lifetime during a traffic stop. Knight and the ...

Greedy Label Gives Up - "Happy Birthday" Song Rights; Iconic Tune Will Become Public Domain

Michael Lazar | Posted 02.10.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

It's as iconic and American as eating apple pie, cooking a turkey for thanksgiving or setting up a Christmas tree. Whenever a person we love has a bir...

Happy Birthday ABLE Act

Michael Morris | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Michael Morris

Dream big. Be enabled. Be empowered. Set savings goals. Enlist support of family and friends. Be ready for a more self-determined and self-directed future. Be ready to make your first contribution to a down payment on freedom.

Watch Singing Students Vanish As Concert Hall Stage Collapses

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.04.2015 | Weird News

Students reaching for the high notes crashed down to the ground when a stage gave way beneath them in China. Twenty-five choristers were hospitalized ...

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 was once a very...

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

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 10.01.2016 | 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 tau...

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 film and ...

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, is now par...

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 so...

The Boy Who Lived and Continues to Live On

Lakshmi Iyer | Posted 08.03.2016 | 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, if producers ...

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 s...

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.