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WATCH: How a Bench Fosters Friendship At Schools Across the Country

HooplaHa | Posted 10.29.2015 | Good News

Being a kid can be tough. Especially if you are shy, making friends doesn't come easily. 10-year-old Christian agrees and did something to help.

The Slippery Slope

Roz Warren | Posted 10.05.2015 | Comedy
Roz Warren

A man who is sexually attracted to playground equipment was recently banned from "any location with a slide" after being caught having sex with one. ...

Slide Sex Gets Man Banned From Playgrounds

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.21.2015 | Crime

  A man with a playground fetish has hopefully defiled his last slide. A court in Coventry, England, banned Christopher Johnson from children's ...

Stefanie Posavec: Material Data (VIDEO) | Posted 09.02.2015 | Arts

Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2004, with an MA in Communication Design, Posavec shifted her focus from book design and text visualization towards a more immersive and experiential dimension.

Life Lessons From a Playground

Erin Hinkle | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Erin Hinkle

As I was driving away from a friend's house recently, I saw in the distance a familiar looking playground and the school at which I attended Kindergarten through third grade. Something in me told me to stop and take a look around.

The Faithful Shopper: Best Bikinis to Get Your Beach On (Hamptons Edition)

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.14.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Obviously a Hampton's favorite by the multiple locations! Boutiques offer an eclectic mix of elegant, comfortable, and colorful women's clothing, accessories, fragrance, home décor, beachwear and swim.

The Playground Workout That Will Channel Your Inner Child

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Now that summer is finally here, we are officially on the lookout for any fun workout we could possibly do outside. So when we found this outdoor fitn...

The Time To Save Our NYC Parks Is Now

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 06.04.2015 | New York
Mark Ruffalo

What makes a park a park? Ordinarily, that might be a question for a New York dinner party. Today, it is an urgent legal question before the New York Court of Appeals. As a Villager, I'm naturally concerned that any of our local parks could be wiped out to make way for more construction. Overall, our city is park-starved.

An Eye-Opening Look At School Playgrounds Around The World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.09.2015 | Arts

For some of us, the word "playground" conjures images of slides, swings, sand boxes and monkey bars. However, for kids living in the West Bank, recess...

Green Schoolyards Are a Win for Kids, Communities and the Environment

Carla Thompson | Posted 06.02.2015 | Education
Carla Thompson

Most city neighborhoods already have a local schoolyard, and it's the perfect space to be transformed into an outdoor hub -- serving students during the school day and the entire community when school isn't in session.

A Roving Locus: A Conversation with Amy Adler

Virginia Broersma | Posted 02.15.2015 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

Amy Adler's latest project, "Location," which is currently on view at ACME in Los Angeles, includes large scale oil pastel drawings created from photographs she took while scouting for a film, that may or may not ever be made.

A Roving Locus

Virginia Broersma | Posted 02.09.2015 | Arts
Virginia Broersma

This has been a regular consideration in Adler's work: alluding to things unseen while complicating singular definitions of her subjects and mediums.

Letters to Hadley: On Kissing

Liz Olson | Posted 01.14.2015 | Women
Liz Olson

Jeff wrote me a song that he sang in front of the whole school and I thought I was lucky that the same boy who was my first kiss would also be my last, because I was sure I was going to marry him.

The Jaw-Dropping Way This Preschooler Stood Up To A Bully

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

My son charmed most of the kids except for one boy who was playing by himself. This kid's dad was standing behind him and completely absorbed with texting. Not being one to ever give up on making new friends, my son tried to play with the shy boy. But he got dad blocked.

A Simple Question, A LEGO Kit and What I Learned

Amanda Magee | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

I cracked an eye, she beamed at me. I tried to keep it open, but the pull of sleep and the resistance to all that the day would hold was too strong. She was still as I drifted off again. Dreams and thoughts chest bumped in my mind, good sleep was over. I opened my eyes.

Who's Going to Push Me?

Alisa Schindler | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Alisa Schindler

"I know I don't need you to push me," He says, exasperated. He's only 5 and already I'm the mom who doesn't get it. "l want you to!"

Returning Power to the People

George Heymont | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

For many artists, the ability to see what others don't -- or can't see -- is what adds an element of humanity or depth to their work. For most people, 2 + 2 may equal 4. But for an artist, the result may be 4 plus a pink rhinoceros. Or a cupcake with day-glo icing.

I'm Glad My Son Ate Cat Poop

Dr. Jessica Michaelson | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jessica Michaelson

The remainder of the turd -- or the part that had drooled out of his mouth as he savored his current mouthful -- was next to him, and undeniably, it was poop.

Get Fit In These Top Metros For Apartment Fitness Amenities

Courtney Craig | Posted 08.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

So where will you find the most apartments with basketball courts, fitness centers, etc.? Here's how the Apartment Guide data shakes out.

The Playground Skill I Want to Learn From My 4-Year-Old

Mark Joyella | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Mark Joyella

In the space of an hour, my daughter was able to do effortlessly what I never -- as a child, or as an adult -- have been able to pull off: painlessly making friends.

What Parents Really Need To Hear From Each Other

Dina L. Relles | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

If you just take a moment, you can put yourself in my shoes. We're all mothers, and we can do that for each other. At least that. We can relate.

Playground Wars Are My Kid's Business

Inga Batur | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Inga Batur

I thought about it long and hard and after many sleepless nights I firmly believe playgrounds are kids' business. Solving issues for them makes them less competent and more dependent on me I won't be able to save her from a douche of a boss, or clients who always have to be right, but I can prepare her for life with these seemingly small victories and losses.

Why Safer Playgrounds Might Not Be Better For Kids

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.18.2014 | Parents

A Washington University in St. Louis study determined that urban public school children get more exercise when spending recess outside, rather than in...

Too Much Supervision Is Hurting Our Kids

Today's Mama | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

Don't you remember how you used to disappear with your friends for hours at a time? Exploring, building, hiding, playing, making up songs and dances, fighting, tossing a ball, always playing in the street, coming up with strict hierarchical kid societies, disappearing into nature?

The 9 Most Annoying Playground Parents

Richie Frieman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Richie Frieman

I am constantly amazed to meet these nine worst playground offenders -- the parents who would rather do anything but play with their kids.