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A Portrait of Travel, from Kodak to Instagram

Edward Piegza | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
Edward Piegza

For a perfect symbol of how travel has changed over the last 20 years, I vote for that little cheese-yellow box of Kodak film. Oh, the debates we had about how many rolls of 24 or 36 exposures to cram into our bags.

The Changing of the Guard

Monica Parker | Posted 07.11.2014 | Fifty
Monica Parker

We got smartphones and we got smarter at navigating our way around the Internet. We've become savvy at finding new 'likes': online dating, Scrabble, Skype, Twitter and every hot travel deal going. We've joined Facebook in droves (until our sons and daughters fought back by un-friending us).

Addicted to Online Video Games? Don't Worry, You're Far From Alone

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

You may have heard about the cognitive benefits of video game playing for middle-aged and older adults.

10 Deals for The NY Times' 'Places to Go in 2014'

Travelzoo | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Last week, The New York Times published its "52 Places to Go in 2014" list. Our deal experts, always on the pulse of the hottest travel trends, already scoured the globe for deals in these must-visit destinations.

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Why Isn't Every Monday Like Labor Day?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

For nearly two years, Tom Allen clocked into his job at a defense hardware plant in Lansing, Mich. in the afternoon to start a 12-hour shift, usually ...

Everyone Needs a Summer Bucket List

Greg Schwem | Posted 10.28.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Over beers one recent evening, my buddy Jim innocently broached a subject that, up until the 2007 Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman movie, was rarely bantered about publicly.

LOOK: How Retirees And Millennials Spend Their Free Time

Posted 11.11.2013 | Fifty

A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics study broke down just how each age group spends their leisure time. The Huffington Post looked at how retirees -- ...

Finding God in Time Off

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

Being creative or spontaneously helpful to others tends to come when I have put myself in a good place by spending time with God and enjoying God's grandeur all around me in a deliberate way.

South Louisiana's affordable LA Swift bus, started after Katrina, might be saved

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.23.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 24, 2013 edition.) Bus service between New Orleans and Baton Rouge on LA Swift--whi...

Another Reason Not to Get Behind the Wheel After a Nip

Saul Segan | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Saul Segan

If the officer asks any questions, you can respectfully decline to answer. Answers to simple questions can get you in a heap of trouble.

The Best Vacations You Take Are the Ones That Expand Your Inner World

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

When you reach the midlife years and beyond, travel is as much about expanding your mind as it is about getting away from it all.

Date Night Before Kids vs. Date Night After

Jenny Isenman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

We still adore our men, but our alone time has little resemblance to the hot dates we once had. Wow, did we take those nights for granted! Want proof? Behold: Date Night Before Kids vs. Date Night After Kids.

The Destination I Dream About

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

I want an atavachron. Star Trek fans know what I mean. It's a time-travel device that people on a doomed planet used to escape into the past. They picked out a favorite period in history, set the machine, stepped across the threshold and whoosh! Gone.

Why Not a Leisure Mentor or Coach?

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Gini Graham Scott

But what I missed in all this searching for leisure professionals is doing leisure mentoring, coaching, or consulting for people who simply want to have fun and want some guidance in how to make the most of their leisure time -- and where to get these leisure experiences.

Painting As a Pastime: Part II

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

I have always called my books friends. And only a fellow-booklover could describe books like that. But for Churchill, his paintbrush brought him even greater change than a book ever did.

A Sunday Fit to Print

Liz Neumark | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York
Liz Neumark

My eternal question is what my Sunday in the New York Times would look like. Am I a predictable creature of Sunday habit or is each kick-off day of the week a new adventure? Do my Sunday activities mirror my self-image?

Painting as a Pastime: Part I

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Painting as a Pastime: Part I "The truth is incontrovertible; malice may attack it, ignorance may divide it, but in the end, there it is." -- Winston...

PHOTOS: Where To Make A Splash In 2013

Global Yodel | Posted 02.03.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

Whether you're into the adrenaline of big wave surfing, sailing into the sunset, discovering inland watering holes or bathing in tropical shallows, these swimming spots have something for you.

LOOK: Your Best Weekend Ever

Posted 12.04.2012 | Women

During the first weekend of December, our readers were really getting into the holiday spirit! You guys visited Santa, enjoyed the New York City holid...

LOOK: Your Best Weekend Ever

Posted 10.22.2012 | Women

What a weekend, folks! HuffPost Women readers faced their fears by doing a tower edge walk, went on spontaneous road trips, and attended special event...

LOOK: Your Best Weekend Ever

Posted 10.22.2012 | Women

What a weekend! Our readers explored corn mazes, went "glamping," celebrated birthdays, and spent time with their kids. What about you? A quick rem...

LOOK: Your Best Weekend Ever

Posted 10.08.2012 | Women

Columbus Day Weekend was a busy one for HuffPost Women readers! You tailgated football games, raised awareness about breast cancer, went pumpkin-picki...

LOOK: Your Best Weekend Ever

Posted 10.01.2012 | Women

HuffPost Women readers, you must be exhausted after this weekend. You attended concerts, went hiking, participated in a mehndi celebration, and someon...

LOOK: Your Best Weekend Ever

Posted 09.25.2012 | Women

This weekend, HuffPost Women readers braved the water in Laguna Beach, ran 5Ks in Nashville and Albany, and wrestled alligators in South Lousiana! To ...

Off the Grid: Luxury or Necessity?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

We have no use for leisure when it takes us 10 days to clear our way to leave and 10 days to catch back up when we return from our supposed vacation, where we answered texts and emails just to be sure we could afford to relax.