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Life Is Short, You Don't Want to Miss It

Cheryl Cecchetto | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cheryl Cecchetto

I'm a planner, a scheduler, a taskmaster. I work hard. I do it now, not later. In the same breath, I can tell you that I don't live to work. I've been planning for retirement since my 30's, which some say is even late. But I don't live for my retirement, either.

6 Steps Introverts Can Take Now For A Less-Stressful Holiday Season

Thea Orozco | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Thea Orozco

Even for extroverts, the month of December can be stressful. But for introverts who struggle with honoring their own temperament and who have friends and family who don't understand introversion, the holidays can be an overwhelming time.

7 Obligatory Grown-Up Parties, Ranked By How Much They Suck

Thrillist | Posted 11.19.2015 | HuffPost Home

As an adult, you're going to go to parties. They are not like the glorious college bashes you threw with all your friends. There are fewer dance floors, fewer kegs, fewer reasons to stay... fewer everything, really. Grown-up parties can get pretty bleak, and these are the bleakest of them all.

The Salonniere 100: The Nation's 100 Best Party Hosts

Carla McDonald | Posted 10.29.2015 | Style
Carla McDonald

Just in time for the holiday party season, The Salonniere, the award-winning site dedicated exclusively to the art of party hosting, has released The Salonniere 100, a list of the 100 best party hosts in the United States.

Five Fabulous Reasons Why You Should Check Out Fridays Soul In The Horn

Felicia Watts | Posted 10.28.2015 | New York
Felicia Watts

Fridays are like a wild card for me... I am never quite sure where my Fridays will take me after a seemingly long work week... Friday activities ...

Why the Best Events Are Small and Crowded

Ben Hindman | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Ben Hindman

I'm just going to say it. Your party venue is too big. Trust me. It doesn't matter where you're throwing your event -- it's probably too big. In my experience planning and hosting parties, I've never come across an event space too small. In fact, most of the time there's excess space.

The Time of Their LIFE: Fun at the Office in the 1960s

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.26.2015 | Media
Peter Mandel

The mysterious, mostly disappeared world of LIFE magazine is all still there: Staffers hacking at typewriters, beefing about the managing editor, draining double Scotches and martinis before lunch. At least in my mind it's still there.

Throwing a Party in Manhattan: No Easy Task

Eddie Parsons | Posted 09.30.2015 | New York
Eddie Parsons

A good time is an easy request in Manhattan. If your attention is not kept active then your mind wonders and you wander down the block.

The Faithful Shopper: Life Is a Party, Plan Perfectly

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Parties are one of life's true pleasures, but planning them can be a real problem. After all, there's food to prepare, a venue to secure, entertainmen...

When Your Child Becomes A Party Animal

Amber Sabathia | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

When throwing my kids a party I always ask them what they want. I'm not saying that I give them exactly what they ask for, but they have a better imagination and ideas for a fun and entertaining party.

The Most Underrated Party Schools in America

Thrillist | Posted 09.22.2015 | College

By: Andy Kryza Credit: Shutterstock For proud collegians of a certain stock, the annual debate about which party school parties the hardest is...

Can We Change How We Parent? Unlocking Your Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Do you ever wonder why your child behaves the way she does? How many times in a single day do you ask yourself, "Why did she do that?"

8 Ways to Be a Great Host

Debra Fine | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Debra Fine

There's plenty of information on how to be a great guest. But being a great host is a true skill. Sure, the right mix of music, food, drink, and lighting is key (I could talk for days about light dimmers. I won't. But I could.), but how do you become an amazing host? Here are some tricks.

We Go With Wigo

Rob Taub | Posted 06.09.2015 | Technology
Rob Taub

When I was in college during the 1970s, making plans with others was a laborious task, which may perhaps explain why my friends and I so often stayed in the dorms and drank beer. It certainly wasn't easy to organize group expeditions or expand one's social network.

Dan Bilzerian '16 Presidential Campaign Launch Party

Party Earth | Posted 06.09.2015 | New York
Party Earth

Campaign season is an exciting, somewhat absurd time in our country, with its lies, muckraking, heated debates and smear ads: "...once voted to cu...

I Wasn't Prepared For This

Courtney Willett | Posted 06.08.2015 | College
Courtney Willett

Don't focus on achieving some dream made up by someone else; focus on fostering independence and becoming someone you're proud of.

The Graduation Party Conversation You Need To Have With Your Teen

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

Every year, I hear stories of graduation party accidents and parental arrests for providing alcohol, and many could have been avoided by having direct conversations and setting clear expectations beforehand.

How Can You Sound NFL Smart at a Party if You Know Nothing About the Game?

Quora | Posted 05.20.2015 | Sports

Know the big picks. Jameis Winston was picked #1 by the Buccaneers, Marcus Mariota was picked #2 by the Titans after the Eagles, Browns, and Chargers failed to trade up, and Leonard Williams went to the Jets at #6 (!!). Know who your team selected in the first round and what gaps they fill on the depth chart.

5 Ways Not to Turn Into a Kids Party-Zilla

Tanith Carey | Posted 05.12.2015 | Parents
Tanith Carey

Over the past few years, it seems that what used to be low-key celebrations have turned into major extravaganzas. Social media -- and seeing the efforts that other parents are going to -- are one of the changes that have made us feel as if we need raise our game.

On Planning My Own

Jessica Kahan | Posted 06.30.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

This year I am turning 40 and this year there is no dad around to whisper reminders in the kid's ears. The triviality of all of this is not lost on me, but I am who I am and these occasions are important to me. To me they matter.

How Co-Ed Parties Taught Me to Let Go

Alexandra Allam | Posted 05.04.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alexandra Allam

When I was around 12 years old, I started learning to dance. Ironically, I'd been tapping and twirling for years, but the particular set of skills necessary for this endeavor were far beyond pirouettes or buffalo-hop-steps.

Life After Death: A Widow In The World

Melissa Gould | Posted 06.13.2015 | 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 05.23.2015 | 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

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.