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The Lesbian Chronicles 24: All of Me

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 05.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

Today I am going to try really hard to be authentic and allow myself to be with all of my feelings.

Author Beverly Cleary, Who Taught Us Everything About Sisters, Turns 100

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts

I have two sisters. I'm the oldest, so that makes me the Beezus character in the Beverly Cleary saga that was our sisterhood. They are Ramona in equal...

Tamron Hall Speaks Out About Her Sister's Tragic Death

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.08.2016 | Black Voices

"Today" and MSNBC host Tamron Hall is finally speaking out about the murder of her sister, Renate, after much hesitation. In an interview published by...

6 Amazing Moments Of Human Connection That Will Have You Reaching For The Tissues

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 04.12.2016 | Good News

Stories of connection, compassion and kindness are the currency that gives us faith in humanity. From a century-long bond between twin sisters to a he...

An Open Letter to My Little Sister From Her "Gay Brother"

Ian Oriol | Posted 02.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Ian Oriol

When she says "my gay brother" she doesn't seem to think twice about what that inflicts upon me, or what image that leaves in the minds of her friends. She also neglects the fact that no other trait is described that way.

A Day In The Life of Makeda, A Daddy's Daughter Extraordinaire

Ayana Malaika Crichlow | Posted 12.29.2015 | Black Voices
Ayana Malaika Crichlow

I woke up to the smell of sausage frying with onions and ketchup--yummy! My stomach was already grumbling. I stumbled out of my purple and white floral bed sheets and walked through the maze of doorways to the pink tiled bathroom, and began the morning freshening up routine.

These 5 Sisters Thanked Their Parents In The Loveliest Way

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 10.19.2015 | Weddings

Sisters Lindsay, Becky, Kelly, Cassie and Jamie came up with an adorable way to thank their parents for all of their love and support over the years. ...

Siblings at Odds: He's an Evangelical Preacher, I'm an Atheist

TueNight | Posted 10.06.2015 | Women
TueNight

There are stark differences between my older brother and myself: he's an evangelical preacher at a rural megachurch who relaxes by bowhunting deer. I'm a tofu-consuming socialist who believes that we really have no way of knowing what's "out there."

Empty Nesting From a Little Sibling's Perspective

Matthew Friend | Posted 09.25.2015 | Teen
Matthew Friend

As soon as he got that acceptance letter, I knew my life was about to change forever. My two best friends were actually leaving me. I was the last bird in the nest.

My Indian Sister

Peggy Payne | Posted 08.28.2015 | Women
Peggy Payne

One morning 24 years ago, I stepped out onto the second floor balcony of a flat on Kabir Nagar in Varanasi, India. A woman doing a household chore on the next balcony caught my eye. She said: Come to my house!

Madison De La Garza Opens Up About Being Cyberbullied At Age 6

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.05.2015 | Latino Voices

Madison de la Garza is best known for playing Gabrielle Solis’ rebellious daughter, Juanita, on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.” But during her t...

These 22 TV Theme Songs Will Have You Singing Along. We Guarantee It.

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.10.2015 | Black Voices

A show was only as good as its theme song back in the day. Those catchy show-openers were a crucial part of why we keep coming back to these old schoo...

She Has the Best Reaction to Her Sister's Ultrasound Surprise

LittleThings | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents
LittleThings

The birth of a child is the greatest blessing of all, and it's double the excitement if you're blessed with twins.

The One Thing You Should Do More of Before It's Too Late

Danielle Posa | Posted 05.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Danielle Posa

Just hug. My Grandma died one year ago today. I don't believe anyone really truly dies, because I believe we are a spirit encapsulated in a physic...

Fighting Breast Cancer By Embracing Our Sexuality

Pamela Madsen | Posted 05.03.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

When I heard that my sister, Tracey's breast cancer had returned to us 10 years later as stage Four Metastatic Cancer and was taking a roller coaster ride through her spinal column, the first thing that I did was stop breathing.

How Harry Potter And T.S. Eliot Showed Me My Kids Growing Up Isn't Quite So Sad

Amanda Magee | Posted 01.31.2015 | Parents
Amanda Magee

We caught the girls playing with one another's hair, singing to each other in the long lines, helping with stuck zippers or big words. They slept in a tangle each night and ran shoulder-to-shoulder all day. They were aware of each other in a way that they are of their friends, "Oh, you, yes, I like you. Let's laugh together."

Somalia: Conundrum of an Activist

Sadia Ali Aden | Posted 01.01.2015 | World
Sadia Ali Aden

In order to genuinely win the hearts and minds of the ordinary citizens, the Somali leadership must not hasten making decisions on their behalf or self-interest by signing any treaty at a disadvantaged position with countries that have more negative record than positive.

"Talking the Talk"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.10.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When I was about 12 years old, my father and I had The Talk. It was such a traumatic experience that I remember only two things about...

Dear Family Whisperer: I Hated Sharing Birthdays With My Sister!

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Today's parents plan joint birthdays for the same reason your mother did: It's convenient, cheaper and theoretically easier than throwing two parties. But their online ruminations suggest that they worry about making the right choice.

L.A. Comic Richard Bain Crowdfunds to Aid Sister Who Lost Home and Son

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 07.04.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian Richard Bain is raising money for his sister Ashley, who lost her home and one-year-old son in a North Carolina to...

Dear Family Whisperer: My Parents Are Ignoring Me!

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Applying for college is very stressful -- not just for your sister, but also for your mom and dad. If they're like most parents I've met, who spend a lot of time and energy helping their kids, it might feel as if they are being judged.

This Child Knows What It Means to Miss Someone

Ivy Lifton | Posted 05.27.2014 | Divorce
Ivy Lifton

Julian's oldest brother is currently in college. The sadness that comes from the separateness is not easily comforted and it is compounded by the anticipation of future siblings' plans to leave for college.

The Loss of a Lifetime: When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn Shattuck

What did it mean that there were no handbooks for me? That people asked me to be strong in the face of the biggest loss I'd ever experienced or imagined? At times I felt like I didn't deserve to feel so shattered, especially in the shadow of my parents' immense loss.

The Holiday Card Every Stressed-Out Woman Needs To Read

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.18.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

So, my generous sisters, this season, start being generous to YOU! Give YOU the gifts I know you deserve: self-care, respect, and love! Do that and I guarantee you'll soon celebrate your best holiday ever!

DVDs: Is Tom Hanks the Most Popular Star of All Time?

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A lot of stars had lengthy careers with many box office hits. Box office is a rough estimate, sure, even if you adjust for inflation (which I don't). But by some estimates, Tom Hanks has the all-time worldwide box office total.