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Why I'm Not Watching the Super Bowl This Year

Will Wilkinson | Posted 01.23.2015 | Sports
Will Wilkinson

I'm not watching the Super Bowl this year. Not just because of Deflategate, although that's probably what pushed me over the edge. Mainly, I've realized it's a complete and utter waste of time. I have better things to do.

Our Illusion of Connectivity

Lara M. Gardner | Posted 01.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Lara M. Gardner

Just like the teams that make families in catalogs look just a little too perfect. Just like Photoshop. It's all an illusion. I don't think we are better off. Not even close. It's lonelier. It's isolating. And without a major shift in the way our world works today, I have no idea how to change it.

L'Chaim! In Celebration of Life

Donna Henes | Posted 01.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Donna Henes

All we have in this world is our life. We owe it to ourselves, the lucky ones, the privileged, the living, to be very, very thankful to be alive in this magnificent but dangerous world.

Salt and Light

Christine Hoh | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

My mom always used to say, "Be salt and light of this world." Lately, those words have stuck with me. Everything I do, her words are whispering in m...

My Beautiful Reward and the 7 Lessons It Has Taught Me

Mallory Weggemann | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Mallory Weggemann

I was looking toward my future with hope, excitement and anticipation, it was a new chapter in life for me and I couldn't wait for what lay ahead. Until one day, everything I knew and everything I was looking forward to changed in the matter of a split second.

The New Way of Dating: Input, Output, Send

Laura M. Artis | Posted 01.16.2015 | Women
Laura M. Artis

For those hopeless romantics, including myself, here is a parting message: Stay strong and firm in your beliefs. Don't give yourself too much to into the digital footprint as you start dating. If you do, there is nothing else more to give or to leave as a surprise when you do meet the one.

Want To Be Calmer And More Creative? Look To Your Kitchen

Faisal Hoque | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

I have come to believe that whether we like to cook or not, these same principles apply to just about anything else we undertake. It's about the awareness we experience, the devotion we apply, and as a result, how we create.

I Can Taste the Disinterest

Carolynn Ozar-Diakon | Posted 01.14.2015 | HuffPost Home
Carolynn Ozar-Diakon

I love food, I love eating. I just enjoy eating what others have made more than I enjoy personally leaning against the counter, peeling potatoes or dreamily smiling as my sauce starts to simmer. I am bored. I believe I can taste the disinterest, I just don't care enough.

Need Permission to Achieve Your Dreams? You've Got It

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Claudine Chicheportiche

I started boxing last year simply because I couldn't get to my thai boxing gym consistently enough and I wanted to train up for my first fight. But when I started boxing, without the kicks, knees and clinch, it turns out I was pretty bad at just using my footwork and hands. 

The Delusional Comfort of Dating Apps

Ben Kosinski | Posted 01.13.2015 | Technology
Ben Kosinski

We're tip toeing the line between the conveniences of technology with the disillusions of technology. We're in a rush to be in a rush. We're always missing out on something. Technology has brought everything to our finger tips, and we only have 10 of them.

How to Handle the 'Fondue Effect'

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, life is for the living. And fondue can be awesome when the time is right. The trick is just remembering how those little bits can add up... and knowing how to keep them from doing so.

Family Practice

Leigh Roche | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Roche

Relationships always get complicated but being able to stay on the long road has its benefits. Most of us want some sort of security and a soft place to land.

The Year Ahead: 2015 Movies Just Slightly Off the Beaten Path

Jon Eig | Posted 01.07.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

When I began reading all the "anticipated films of 2015" lists, it became pretty clear pretty quick that my own version of that list would differ greatly from most of what I was seeing.

Blindly Empathize in 2015

Tyler Lewis | Posted 01.07.2015 | College
Tyler Lewis

I recently had an experience that brought this issue to light. I work at a pizza restaurant in Maryland, as a food runner. Of all the places to get an important life lesson, I got mine at a fast food Italian eatery.

This Video Uses Legos To Remind Us Of Our Own Mortality

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Thinking about the inevitability of death isn't an easy or comfortable thing to do, but this stop-motion, Lego-based video manages to make us smile in...

The Year That Wasn't...

Mehr Tarar | Posted 01.05.2015 | Books
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Mehr Tarar

The regrets are many, the unease over them short-lived. I mean, if it wasn't, life would have been different, a tad at least, if the January 2014 introspection had been conducive in enacting a change in my life.

Reclaiming Control Meant Letting Go

Amanda Magee | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Amanda Magee

I cried for the strawberry knit hat that I remember, but can't find. I sobbed for the way Finley's chin and neck would be wet with drool as she'd lean into kiss me, bonking her face on my shoulder.

Why 'I Miss You' Doesn't Mean 'I Want You'

Unwritten | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women

I don't want you to kiss me or hold my hand, or tell me that you love me. I don't want to date you or even have sex with you. I simply don't want you. I miss you, that's all. I miss how you used to make me feel.

How Love Lifts Us Over the Hurdles of Life

Alexia Parks | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexia Parks

These "teachable" moments that some might view as setbacks are also one way that life reminds us to slow down and take a deeper breath, to pace ourselves. Renewed, we stand up once again. Once again, we speak up about things that matter most in life to us.

Why My Dog Going Gray Is Killing Me

Julie Fingersh | Posted 01.01.2015 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

I love my dog, but I will not dress him up. I will not buy him an elevated water bowl or a doggie sofa. The fact that I live in Marin County, Calif., land of certified dog massage therapy, cashmere canine wardrobes and fake service-dog vests, only strengthens my resolve to stay normal.

3 Simple Questions to Help You Let Go of the Year That Was

Elyse Gorman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

If you feel the desire to reflect on the year that was, here is a simple 10-minute way of celebrating and releasing 2014. Three simple questions for y...

5 Powerful Steps to Turning Your Life Around

Howard Falco | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Howard Falco

When you accept the circumstances of your life and when you accept that there is a reason for them, you end much of the output of mental resistance. This is what allows you to begin to finally have the power to change the circumstance.

5 Facts About Life I've Realized This Year

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

There have been some major changes in my life -- both in terms of self-development as well as changes that happen in the lives of those close to me. Here are the facts I've realized about life and I'd like to share them with you.

Binge-watching: The Latest Reinvention of Entertainment Consumption

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 12.29.2014 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Just like a book that you can read all in one sitting, you can now watch 8-12 episodes, one after another.

'Amazing' Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.29.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Many things sound so much better in theory than they turn out to be in reality. Unfortunately, y...