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How I Broke My Son's Heart

Brent Almond | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Brent Almond

He wasn't angry. He wasn't throwing a fit because he hadn't gotten his way. He was sad. Because of me.

Cleaning Out My Kitchen

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

It's that time of year--the end of February (still two-feet of melting snow outside)--when the spring-cleaning gene kicks in and the urge to clean o...

In Memory of

Grace Li | Posted 04.27.2014 | College
Grace Li

Memory is a strange thing. I don't remember what I ate for breakfast, but I can tell you in painstaking detail what I was doing when the Twin Towers...

On Ski Lifts and the Human Condition

Lianna Serko | Posted 04.26.2014 | College
Lianna Serko

Invariably, it goes like this: lift, ski, repeat. Lift, ski, repeat. Lift, ski, repeat. The most variable part of the formula -- the part most liable to be different each and every time -- is the lift.

Which Memory Can I Erase for You Today?

Uloop | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
Uloop

Although the studies are only now taking place on mice, they bring many ethical questions of memory to the forefront, and also question patient accessibility to this type of treatment in the future, since it involves the use of a future prescription drug to remove the unwanted memories.

Don't Disappear From the Pictures

Lara Huffman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

My plea to parents, and this goes to anyone really, don't disappear from the pictures. Who cares if you think your hair is frizzy or you have a "weird" smile or whatever hangup or lie that we tell ourselves, and don't want to be in the pictures? When you have children, forget all that and just get into that picture.

Gourami, aka Kissing Fish: New York City, April, 2010

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I'm staying in my Aunt Janet's place on the upper west side while on a job in New York It's a classic old apartment that my late Uncle Jim's parent...

Emotions, Memories and Reflections

Michael Hafftka | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

I am drawn to painting war because I fear it, I fear losing my life or living without freedom. My parents survived the gas chambers and pogroms in which their families perished. The infinite oscillation between victor and vanquished is as present in our world as it was 2000 years ago.

Remembering My Mom: The Living Memories Project

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

My mother was essentially a cheerful, optimistic person. When I was bored, sad or depressed, she would say: "Get yourself a project." So I decided my project would be to interview people about how they keep alive the memories of their loved ones.

Letting Go of Stuff

Katie Lance | Posted 04.08.2014 | HuffPost Home
Katie Lance

I was reminded that at the end of the day our stuff -- is just that -- it's just stuff. It's just that so much of our stuff has so much meaning.

The Most Painful Moment Of My Life

Robin Hoffman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hoffman

By finally giving thought to this and opening up about it, I can begin to see how this experience has effected who I've become. That night shook to my core my ability to trust myself, to appreciate the beauty around me, and to be fully intimate.

Why Certain Memories Stick Out In Our Minds

Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living

Can you recall your first kiss? Or the first time you drove a car? What about your first school dance? The brain has a fascinating way of acting li...

On Being a Mother

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 04.01.2014 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

After yearning to be a mother for so long, suddenly, the word was strangely alien to me: weighty with responsibility, emotion and most of all, the unknown.

Sliced-Up Brain Confirms Famous Patient's Peculiar Problem

natureheader | Alison Abbott | Posted 01.30.2014 | Science

By slicing up and reconstructing the brain of Henry Gustav Molaison, researchers have confirmed predictions about a patient that has already contribut...

A Love Story in Faxes

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

Here I was, almost 20 years later, on the floor of a musty basement thumbing through a water-stained box, digesting every word he wrote to me as if it was the first time I was reading it.

Bad Times + Enough Time = Good Times

Maureen Anderson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Maureen Anderson

Here's one secret to life. Shorten the time between having a really bad day and knowing you'll have a really good story.

Our Daughter's Childhood, 140 Characters at a Time

Maureen Anderson | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Maureen Anderson

My husband's been after me for years to share some of the notes I took as our daughter grew up. On my first pass through them, we savored those highlights together a few evenings a week. Now that Katie's in college, I'm sharing some of them on Twitter.

Early Childhood Recollections Reveal Insights Into an Individual's Personality

Arthur J. Clark | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Arthur J. Clark

What early memories seem to serve is a way of understanding what life is like or about. In other words, the remembrances are purposeful and suggest that life is a place of support, caution, curiosity, or other ways of being.

The Things I Hope Will Never Change

Jen Glantz | Posted 03.10.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

One day, I'll probably be that old lady whose kids will ask her out of a plea of desperation why she doesn't have the iPhone 23 and she'll tell them that sometimes, some things, mean more to you if they are left just the same as you'd like to remember them at their best.

Confessions of an Ex-Hoarder

Marty Kaplan | Posted 03.01.2014 | Books
Marty Kaplan

There's no mystery why I've saved so much stuff: to prove that I'm alive, that I'm someone, that my trail on this earth is worth preserving. My fear of letting go of those boxes is the fear of mortality, the fear of not having become worthy enough to investigate and document.

12 Days of Winter Meditations: Day 10

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Reflection: Remembering Our memories of the previous year are like reflections in a window: layered, evocative, imagined, and unsteady. But it's go...

Searching for God at the Shopping Center

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

No more swearing. Be a better boyfriend. Make more money... so I can give it away. What is your New Year's resolution? Do you believe in making New ...

My Alone Time With the Tree

Cathy Cash Spellman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Cathy Cash Spellman

5:00 a.m. It's just me and the tree. The house is quiet. Nobody else loves the morning as I do, since my father's gone. There's snow on the grou...

Christmas Magic

Roberta Gately | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact
Roberta Gately

This holiday season, as we celebrate, and spend too much and complain too much, I hope that we will take a moment to think about the 42 million refugees and displaced around the world.

Erase Bad Memories? Scientists Overseas Show They Can Do It

natureheader | Helen Shen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

In the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, unhappy lovers undergo an experimental brain treatment to erase all memories of each other from the...