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Declutter, De-Stress and Help Someone in Need

Ada Vassilovski | Posted 02.18.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ada Vassilovski

Right now is a great time of year to declutter and donate. You might be digging into closets for holiday décor only to be shocked--disgusted--by how much stuff you've accumulated over the years. I always recommend decluttering and donating for a less stressful move.

Rome For The Holidays

Julia Schwarz | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel
Julia Schwarz

Rome is an ideal place for the week between Christmas and New Year's Day. Chilly, perhaps; potentially rainy, but truly festive. As always, the city is crawling with tourists, but the hordes are noticeably thinner than in the summer and refreshingly short on Americans.

A Better, More Successful Approach to the New Year's Resolution

Brett Blumenthal | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Brett Blumenthal

It is hard to believe the New Year is almost two weeks away. As much as I like to subscribe to the resolution tradition, I've come to realize over the years that often, they don't stick. The reason is simple: It is human nature to bite off more than we can chew.

32 Things to Do at 32

Brian Penny | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Penny

My birthday this year was on Thanksgiving, and school's out for the winter, so I have a month's head start on the traditional New Year's resolution. Here's how I've been progressing thus far in case anyone needs an idea for a resolution.

The 12 Days of Christmas, Menopause-style

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.13.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Since the holiday season means getting together and partying with friends and family who may be going through "the change" (*cringe*) themselves, I th...

5 Tips To Create Your Own F**ket List

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 02.14.2013 | Fifty
Karen S. Exkorn

I sat down to write my Bucket List, that list with all of the dreams and goals you're supposed to accomplish before you die. Only, let's face it, a) I didn't have that much time left, and b) anything that includes the word "die" in it isn't all that inspiring. So that's why I created the F**ket List.

A Rhyming Farewell to 2012

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.09.2013 | Comedy
Wray Herbert

Let's pause and look back, and utter a sigh, As we relive some moments from the year gone by.

Good Sex, Bad Sex and the Holidays

Robert Weiss | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Weiss

Many people have a tendency to make bad sexual choices around the holidays. So if you'd prefer not to risk your job, your relationship, your family, or your health, you may want to consider following a few sexual sanity guidelines during this holiday season.

Home For the Holidays -- Got the Blues?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

The holidays are often a bittersweet time of year. Amid all of the parties, family gatherings and general joyousness, there can be some strong feelings of loneliness, financial stress and annoyance.

2012 Holiday/Fauxliday Calendar

Alf LaMont | Posted 01.28.2013 | Comedy
Alf LaMont

Not everyone is as savvy on pretend consumer holidays and actual holidays as pretentious bloggers are, and I'm just pretentious enough to be your guide through the season.

Where to Enjoy A Cajun Winter

iLoveInns | Posted 01.26.2013 | Travel
iLoveInns

New Orleans is known for being a fun-filled city, but imagine visiting during an especially energy-charged event. Join the crowd in the French Quarter...

Things I Got Wrong, and Things I Got Right in 2012

Fauzia Burke | Posted 01.20.2013 | Books
Fauzia Burke

In the past few years, there have been so many changes in the book industry, and in technology, that sometimes my only guide has been my intuition. Fortunately, our missteps can often teach us more than flawless execution.

Weight Gain During the Holidays Is Hard to Undo

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Remember that the holidays are primarily there to reconnect with family and friends and to celebrate good times. Enjoying delicious food is certainly part of that, but it shouldn't be the main focus.

RETURNING: Thoughts on the Jewish High Holy Days -2001 and 2012

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Ruth Neubauer

Standing between a past which is gone and a future not yet born, we express our wish for a year of safety, mindfulness, care of, and for, each other, and a sense of connection to all.

New Year Divorce Spike

Lynn Toler | Posted 04.29.2012 | Divorce
Lynn Toler

The New Year, it appears, is a good time to shed your old spouse. Divorce filings spike in January and February.

LOOK: Stunning Photos From China's Lunar New Year

Posted 01.24.2012 | World

From performances with dragons to spectacular firework displays, China kicked off the Lunar New Year with a variety of stunning celebrations. The holi...

PHOTOS: 8 Things You Must Do Before (And During) Chinese New Year

Grant Thatcher | Posted 03.21.2012 | Travel
Grant Thatcher

While Chinese New Year is always a special time, this particular cycle is the most special of all. Chinese New Year traditionally brings frenetic prayer and wishes for health, wealth, happiness and yet more wealth -- but 2012 has an added bonus.

It's Time for a New Year Life Review

Donna Henes | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
Donna Henes

A birthday becomes a timeline, a lifeline, a party line, a deadline. An assessment of our annual bottom line. Our birthday consciousness calls for an accounting of our days on Earth and the lessons that we have or have not learned.

Want To Kick A Bad Habit? Change Your Scenery

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

Context has the power to shape our most basic behaviors and our most private thoughts. From moral character to sense of identity to physical attraction and falling in love, our instincts and actions are surprisingly subject to the power of ordinary situations.

Inspiration Is Liberation: New Year's Reflections On The Nature Of Existence

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 03.14.2012 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

When human beings are in touch with this powerful creative positivity and inspiration it provides the boundless energy source from which we have historically been able to move mountains.

Now Is the Time

Nelson Davis | Posted 03.14.2012 | Small Business
Nelson Davis

It may not seem so smart to start a business in a down economy, but I'm in the school of thought that says the time is never perfect, but action overcomes obstacles. Getting your great idea out of your head and into reality is one of life's most satisfying experiences.

Happy New Year

Nikole Beckwith | Posted 03.12.2012 | Comedy
Nikole Beckwith

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Traveling Light Into the New Year

Sonya Denyse | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Sonya Denyse

The difference between a bag and baggage is the weight of the load. A bag won't slow you down. Baggage will. This year, will we begin fully loaded or loaded down?

The Gift of This New Year

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

As the song "Seasons of Love" from the musical "Rent" suggests, we receive 525,600 minutes over the course of the coming year in which to choose. Some moments will be memorable as triumphs, others fraught with struggle.

The Ships of Life

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

In this life, we captain our own boats through time, seemingly alone. But, really, it's only the fittings and fixtures of life that change. We are never alone or apart. How could we be lost when life, like molecules of water, takes different forms without losing its cohesion?