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Second Chances

The Trouble with Ivan

Dana Talusani | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Dana Talusani

Her older sister has friends galore and has always had a BFF, if not five, but not Miss M. In fact, last year, her grandmother asked her who her best friend at school was, and Miss M. said matter-of-factly, "I don't have best friends." But at long last, she has one.

Another-Chance-at-Love Literature

Dave Astor | Posted 12.25.2013 | Books
Dave Astor

I'm partial to novels featuring characters getting another chance at love. Those protagonists may or may not do better in their next relationship, but at least the "happily ever after" potential can put a smile on a reader's face.

Cosmo: My Unorthodox Dog and His Lessons of Love and Second Chances

Nancy Sherr | Posted 09.07.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

I've learned a lot about love from both of my dogs. It's a magical and unique experience to cherish our pets; they can teach us a great deal.

Is the Way We Divorce in America About to Change?

Beverly Willett | Posted 06.29.2013 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

For more than four decades, Americans have by and large ignored the devastating consequences of divorce on our nation's families.

One Strike and You're Out?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I do not know Rabbi Broyde and cannot recall if we ever formally met. But I do know this. The growing American and Jewish culture of 'one-strike-and-your-out' is tragic and disturbing.

An Invitation to Step Outside

Catherine Gobron | Posted 04.13.2013 | Parents
Catherine Gobron

As it turns out, how people behave in one setting does not predict how they will behave in a very different setting.

'I Decided Not to Die'

Rob White | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

The potential for making lasting New Year's resolutions was driven home to me during a recent walk around the pond, near my house.

Why 7,500 Couples Are Getting Married Today

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Hallett | Posted 12.13.2012 | Weddings

On Wednesday, the date on the calendar will read 12/12/12. It's a special date, to be sure. But for California bride DeAnna Peek, who will marry that ...

Getting Back to Hopeful

Dr. Debbie Magids | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Debbie Magids

As they say, it's really about the journey -- not the destination. Because once you reach the destination (wherever it may be), there is always the next journey to take. This is called life! And it's wonderful, mysterious, and worth it, no matter how much it may hurt at times.

Second Chances

Felice Shapiro | Posted 11.11.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

We weren't totally done with our mourning, we never would be, but that day we were all ready to celebrate. Bill had captured us all with his smile, his sincerity and his love, and now we were celebrating a new beginning with a man who was welcomed in with a communal hug.

Why Grandparenting Is Not A Parenting 'Do-Over'

Karin Kasdin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

I will not and cannot parent my granddaughter because as far as I'm concerned she is already perfection. I am blind to her issues and happy to hand the parenting reigns to my son and daughter-in-law. Let them be in charge of the hard stuff. I want to be in charge of ice cream.

Retirement: My Second Chance

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 08.30.2012 | Fifty
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Contrary to the commonly held notions of old age, baby boomers are retiring in better health and with more zest for life than any of their predecessors in history. Trust me, this generation knows a thing or two about going out in style.

Lessons Learned From Boiled Frogs

Alison Patton | Posted 03.06.2012 | Divorce
Alison Patton

I recently heard the "boiling frog story" for the first time. It goes like this: a frog will jump out if placed in a pan of boiling water, but if submerged in cold water that is heated very slowly, the frog won't jump out and will actually allow itself to be cooked to death.

Is it Really Possible to Love Our Enemy?

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Sure, it sounds like a good idea to "love your enemy." But, when the rubber meets the road, what does this mean? Sometimes doing a decent job loving anyone is quite the task.