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Life After Death: A Widow In The World

Melissa Gould | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Melissa Gould

I am definitely a blank screen for everyone's projections. Lots of people need me to be OK. Some need me to be sad -- aren't all widows supposed to be sad? Others seem happy for my happiness, although slightly bewildered -- are widows supposed to be happy?!

Thanks, Palcohol -- As If Parenting Teens Wasn't Hard Enough

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty
Hélène Tragos Stelian

On Wednesday, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Bureau approved four flavors of Palcohol, a powdered product that comes in convenient 1-oz packets. Mix the powder into 6 oz of water or the liquid of your choice, stir, and voilà: the perfect cocktail, with the alcohol content of a mixed drink.

The Perfect Party (Without the Stress)

Jessica Shaool | Posted 04.26.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jessica Shaool

The most important element of any party, in my opinion, is the theme. Having a theme directs the party and makes planning and decorating for the event significantly easier. There are so so many fun, cute and unique themes out there -- a theme doesn't have to be traditional either.

How to Deal When You're Not Invited

Uloop | Posted 04.20.2015 | College
Uloop

Being invited by your friends to different events, whether it's a birthday party, a New Year's party, or a party just for fun, is always nice. You feel like you're a part of something and that feels good. This is why not being invited somewhere can sometimes hurt.

Common's Advice for Up-and-Coming Creative Talent at the Tanqueray Trunk Show

Gastronomista | Posted 04.15.2015 | Style
Gastronomista

Photo Courtesy of Team Epiphany New York City is deep in the throes of Fashion Week - designers are hustling to put the finishing touches on their c...

Is Fat The Worst Thing A Human Can Be?

Joey Schleicher | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Joey Schleicher

I believe him because I have heard it my whole life. I heard it when I wanted to feel confident. I heard it when I wanted to feel great. Every time I heard it, it brought me to an evil place.

The Top 10 Celebrity Wedding Moments From 2014

BRIDES | Posted 02.23.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

We tracked down 10 of the most memorable -- crazy good and crazy bad -- moments from this year's celebrity weddings.

Teen Driving and the Holidays: A Parent's Guide

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 02.18.2015 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

You may be hearing, "Mom, where are the car keys?" a lot, particularly around the holidays, as teens and young adults make plans to meet up with friends and go to parties. As a parent and a pediatrician, I feel conflicted when asked for the car keys.

101 Ways To End 2014 On A Happy Note

Tia Johnson | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Tia Johnson

Below is a list I created largely based on experiences I had and questions I have asked of friends. Some of the suggestions below are solely for the holiday season leading up to the new year, while other suggestions can be applied throughout the year.

3 Reasons to Be Grateful for Being Single This Holiday Season

Francesca Hogi | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women
Francesca Hogi

The truth is, while being with the right someone enhances all of your life's experiences, there is no shortage of joy and upside to be had while you're single. And the holidays are no exception.

Party Your Way to a New Job During the Holidays

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 02.11.2015 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

One of the most enjoyable parts of the holidays are attending holiday parties, catching up with people you know and meeting new people. Conveniently, catching up with people you know and meeting new people is a wonderful opportunity to network.

Quit Stressing About Holiday Parties

Pam Howard | Posted 02.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Pam Howard

With a little thought and planning, you can make this your healthiest and happiest holiday season ever. By enjoying the holidays in a healthy way, you'll feel great about yourself and be able to enter the new year on a high note!

Don't Drop the Ball: Why You Should Plan Early for New Year's Eve 2015

Party Earth | Posted 02.04.2015 | New York
Party Earth

A night of glitz, glamour, champagne toasts and midnight makeouts, NYE is easily the biggest going-out night of them all. While it's tempting to leave your New Year's planning to the last minute, here are five of the biggest perks of locking in your NYE now.

7 Festive Gluten-Free Holiday Hors D'Oeuvres

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 02.01.2015 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

The rest of the crowd might enjoy a break from the mini hooded hot dogs in favor of these healthier bites.

11 Creative Fall Table Settings

Domino | Posted 01.26.2015 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Family gatherings. Holiday parties. Friendsgiving. It's the time of year when the calendar gets filled with lots of fancy (or not so fancy) dinner parties. All the reason to set a stunning table.

Charity Luncheon Inspires Texans for Holiday Entertaining

Courtney Price | Posted 01.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Price

Texans know a thing or two about entertaining. They plan big, they pull out the stops. The annual Kappa Kappa Gamma Tablescapes Charity Luncheon in Dallas inspires entertainers and hosts with fresh ideas before holiday season commences.

Should You Host Thanksgiving Dinner? (FLOWCHART)

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 01.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jennie Sutherland

Before you decide whether to host for the first time or for the umpteenth time, grab a glass of wine and check out this flowchart first.

Cliff Claven Notes for Your Life

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Tricia McCallum

It's alarming the subjects that seemingly astute people draw complete blanks on. Don't feel guilty. Who can possibly be conversant on all the information amassed since we first put quill to parchment?

Faithful Shopper: Fine Furnishings

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.29.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With the holidays coming, now is the time to spruce up your home for the inevitable dinners, parties and houseguests that are sure to show up on your ...

How to Be the BEST Best Man in a Wedding

Quora | Posted 11.22.2014 | Weddings
Quora

Write a funny speech. The best wedding speeches I've heard are funny, pulling together key stories of a person's life that provide insight into who they are, while also being amusing.

The Guest List

Jamie Silverman | Posted 11.18.2014 | New York
Jamie Silverman

Most friends told me not to fret -- it was my birthday and if ever there is a night for drunken debauchery, this was it.

Grinding as the Latest Move: What Ever Happened to Dancing?

Taylor Griffith | Posted 10.18.2014 | College
Taylor Griffith

When did stepping onto the dance floor become an open invitation for anyone to grab at you or feel you up? When did it become socially acceptable for anyone to invade your personal space and touch you intimately without even the slightest attempt at conversation?

The Secret Language of Flowers

Carla McDonald | Posted 10.04.2014 | Style
Carla McDonald

Assigning specific meanings to flowers is a tradition that is believed to have begun in Turkey in the 17th century and kept strong through the years by the French and English.

DIY Hostess Gifts -- Great Ideas for Parties

CraftFoxes | Posted 10.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
CraftFoxes

Bringing a small but thoughtful hostess gift is an easy way to acknowledge your host's hospitality and to secure that future invite.

Styling the Summer Party: Making Your End-of-Summer Fete Ultra Chic

Condiment | Posted 09.27.2014 | Style
Condiment

With the summer months winding down in the coming weeks and the end-of-season holiday to finish it all off, there's no better time to squeeze in a few more fun fetes or whatever big event you might be hosting on your calendar.