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In Praise Of All The Awesome Aunts Out There

Nancy Sommers | Posted 11.22.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Sommers

Is there a female equivalent to avuncular -- a comfortable word to describe the goodness of aunts? We could say auntlike or tantesque -- but somehow these words seem less generous than a word like avuncular, cloaked in corduroy, describing a good-hearted, patient, indulgent uncle.

19 Things I Want To Teach My Niece About Being A Woman

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 09.17.2015 | Women

Dear Elle, You are still inside your mom’s belly right now but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t all busy preparing for your arrival next month. ...

Letters to Hadley: Mornings

Liz Olson | Posted 03.22.2015 | Women
Liz Olson

Your mom, before she was a mom, was the best sleeper of all. When we were younger, she'd sleep so hard and so late. I remember going into her room on weekend mornings and begging her to "wake up! wake up!"

"Rocky Mountain Guy"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima I have long been told, by people too numerous to mention, including members of my own family, to take a hike. But because of the rare...

Nephews, Nieces and a Single Uncle

Stanley Ely | Posted 07.17.2014 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Single uncles walk an undefined line in a family. Being accepted as a bachelor (in most cases without children) is the start, but then, if he cares, comes the role the uncle carves in the family geography.

Report: Janet Jackson Slaps Paris Jackson, Calls Her A 'Spoiled Little Bit**' (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 07.25.2012 | Celebrity

Somehow we don't think this is what Michael Jackson meant when he wrote the song, "Heal the World." According to TMZ, an all-out war broke out at t...

Arianna Huffington's sister, Agapi Stassinopoulos: A True Savvy Auntie

Melanie Notkin | Posted 05.29.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Agapi Stassinopoulos wants her nieces -- and everyone -- to understand that life's journey is where you find yourself and your passion.

The Invisible Infertility

Melanie Notkin | Posted 10.16.2011 | Women
Melanie Notkin

For women like me, we not only grieve the loss of motherhood, but we also grieve the loss of the dream, the dream of finding love and marriage resulting in that beautiful baby carriage.

And A Naughty Monkey Shall Lead Them: Upcoming RNC Palin Wardrobe Auction?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Don't be too surprised if Palin memorabilia becomes a "Republican stimulus package," so to speak.