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An Adult's Reflection: Year 1

Alex Madda | Posted 11.20.2015 | College
Alex Madda

I've reached my first full year as an "adult." I've graduated college, moved myself to a city, and attempted to find answers to life's most pressing challenges. As I look back on my first year in "the real world", a few noticeable themes come to mind.

Good News! This Bad Habit Actually Diminishes With Age

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.16.2015 | Fifty

Your friend gets a dream car while you're still driving a piece of junk. Or your nemesis is marrying Mr. Right while your love life is anything but a ...

Wisdom and Taking a Risk

Nancy Solomon | Posted 10.29.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Solomon

My heart was beating so fast I thought it'd pop out of my chest. I was transfixed standing in back of the high-energy, full-throttle director in the TV control room : "In Five, Four, Three, Two, One. And ..WE..ARE..LIVE!"

The Truth About Becoming An Adult

Quora | Posted 10.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul

I've managed teams of talented, smart, and hardworking people as they grew into adulthood. The following are a some truths that many find uncomfortable.

Sitting Still

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 08.31.2015 | Divorce
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I'm dealing with learning to be stable. I'm learning that when someone loves you they don't dispose of you at the drop of a dime. I'm learning that when you sit still and take time, you truly love and care about someone.

The Compliment I Prefer To 'You Don't Look Your Age'

Lorraine C. Ladish | Posted 08.29.2015 | Fifty
Lorraine C. Ladish

This business of 'you don't look your age' ... What does it mean exactly? And mind you, I'm guilty of saying it too! I intend it as a compliment of course, and I know that when people tell me I don't look 50-something they are saying I look younger. But, is that a good thing?

The Forgotten Ideal of Maturity

Tom Morris | Posted 08.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

There's an old ideal that we seem to have forgotten throughout much of our culture. What I have in mind is maturity. Say the word now and people think...

Stiff Upper Lip

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.20.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Another Candle

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.17.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


You Only Live Once... And Life Is Long

Sarah Burkhart | Posted 07.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Burkhart

My career path up to this point can be best described as... tangly. After four years spent earning my BS in mechanical engineering, I joined the ranks...

3 Things Emotionally Mature Couples Do

Shlomo Slatkin | Posted 06.16.2015 | Weddings
Shlomo Slatkin

Emotional maturity is an essential ingredient in creating a stable, loving, and long-lasting relationship. It does not come naturally with age. Couples who have been married 30 plus years and are still locked in a power struggle have not yet achieved emotional maturity as they are often stuck in the blame game and the cycle of reactivity.

Tweak, Tweak

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.12.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


50 Things We've Learned By Age 50

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah and Shelley Emling | Posted 06.09.2015 | Fifty

Each decade of life brings its own joys, challenges and lessons. When it comes to one's 50s, those of us here at Huff/Post50 think they're pretty fabu...

4 Inspiring Life Lessons I Learned From My Teenage Son

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erris Langer Klapper

There is nothing more humbling and rewarding than taking advice from your kids. Can I make myself feel better by taking credit for my son's intuitive words of wisdom? Maybe not. But I can be smart enough to pay attention. He's making good sense, so perhaps I'm not screwing up 100 percent of the time.

Elle Macpherson On Why Looks Really Don't Matter

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty

She's long been considered one of the most beautiful women in the world, but Elle Macpherson says her confidence nowadays has little to do with looks....

21 Struggles Of Being An 'Old Soul' Trapped In A Young Body

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.27.2015 | Healthy Living

"Old souls" out there, you know who you are. And it's likely you've known since you were quite young, when your parents told you just how unique your ...

C'est La Vie

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.15.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


This Is The Age At Which Science Says You'll Know True Happiness

Your Tango | Nicole Weaver | Posted 04.09.2015 | Fifty

Can you guess? When you ask people when they were the happiest, chances are they get nostalgic and reflect back to their childhood. After all, that's...

34 Ways You Change As You Become An Adult

Lexi Herrick | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Being an adult doesn't mean locking in a 9-5 job and procreating. Being an adult doesn't mean having everything figured out. Being an adult isn't some threshold you pass through at a fully mature and developed stage of life.

Only Fair Weather

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.14.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Why I Want to Live Like I'm 40 In My 20s

TueNight | Posted 05.09.2015 | Women

In my mind, every year of my life is an opportunity to learn more about who I am and what I want from this life. It also gets me closer to the age I've always wanted to be... 40.

Scenes From a Marriage

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.07.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Why I Miss And Don't Miss My 20s

Angela J. Kim | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Angela J. Kim

We were untamed, raw and daring. We used words like f*ck and sh*t proudly and loudly at stupid boys and into thin air. We didn't worry about what others thought about us, because we were happy with who we are.

Is Your Child Ready for a Pet?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

When you discuss acquiring a pet with your youngster, cover the topic of permanency. Help your child understand pets are not like toys that can be tossed aside or given away if he grows bored with them. Make sure he understands the commitment he is making is for the lifetime of the pet.

What Is the Evidence That Confirms a Person Has Achieved Enlightenment?

Terry Mollner | Posted 04.10.2015 | Good News
Terry Mollner

My best friend Johnny and I were on the way back from seeing the movie Wild. During the drive home, while for a few moments sitting in silence in the passenger seat next to him, I became aware that I was feeling sad.