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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
Quora

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
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.