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Postcards From Lebanon: Part 8 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Like responses to chemo, everyone's experiences are different. Of course, these are my experiences; but I believe they contain universal truths.

UK YouTube Stars To Launch Comedy Show at Avalon Sept. 13

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Shira Lazar

Sam Pepper and Mazzi Maz have made their names online with outrageous pranks, stunts, tattoos and comedy. Now they're hitting the road, bringing the...

UK YouTube Stars are 'like The Beatles all over again'

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.26.2013 | Media
Shira Lazar

Sam Pepper and Mazzi Maz have made their names online with outrageous pranks, stunts, tattoos and comedy. Now they're hitting the road, bringing the...

Loving Strangers Like Babies

Shawna Kaszer | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
Shawna Kaszer

Why don't I coo at these grown adults with the same unfailing love I have for babies? Shouldn't I love them the exact same way?

LOOK: Redditor Buys 300 Coffees For Strangers!

Posted 07.29.2013 | Good News

Last week, one Canadian man woke up on the right side of the bed and wanted to spread the good feeling around. Yesterday Redditor JamesF4 posted a...

Roommate Roulette: Tips for Moving In With a Stranger

Carolyn McKibbin | Posted 08.26.2013 | HuffPost Home
Carolyn McKibbin

Whether it's out of financial necessity or the desire to have a new experience, people at any stage of life may find themselves moving in with a stran...

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Kate Taney | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Kate Taney

Around 2 a.m. the other night, I had just slogged my tired wet feet on to the 6 train after having worked another nine hour shift behind a bar.

Why We're Starting Nametag Day on June 1 in NYC

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 05.08.2013 | New York
Michael Morgenstern

A few times I sat on the subway, wondering what the scene would look like if everyone were wearing a nametag. Nicer. Friendlier. "This is something I should propose to the mayor," I thought... or maybe some large bank or other group. Someone ought to do it, that's for sure.

Emily Pettit's 'How to Recognize a Stranger'

Alina Gregorian | Posted 10.24.2012 | Books
Alina Gregorian

In this poem by Emily Pettit, mystery is okay and it constantly happens. This state of despair is displayed when Pettit writes: "We cover our faces with our hands / to communicate our displeasure at being so / confused."

Is Talking to Strangers Good for the Soul (and for America)?

Matthew Ross Smith | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Ross Smith

Were Americans ever really more connected and trusting? Or is that just nostalgia? This summer and fall, I'm trying my best to find out. For the past two weeks I've been slowly driving across America, town by town, state by state, trying to meet 100 strangers per day, every day.

Mother Always Said, 'Don't Talk to Strangers'

Michael Blomquist | Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy
Michael Blomquist

Here I am in Edinburgh actively making myself vulnerable to strangers each and every day.

Why We're So Cruel to Strangers

Kathy Caprino | Posted 08.28.2012 | Women
Kathy Caprino

Remember that what you say on these posts (and everywhere you speak or write) is a mirror of what you think about yourself.

Smile At Strangers? Study Shows Why That May Be Smart

Posted 05.28.2012 | Science

Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Date: 25 May 2012 Time: 08:05 AM ET CHICAGO — Next time you're out walking about, you may want ...

UPDATE: Kids Reported Kidnapped By Roadside Helper Found Safe

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 04.23.2012 | Crime

DECATUR, Ga. — Two young children who police say were kidnapped from the side of an Atlanta-area interstate early Wednesday are safe but authori...

People Lie To Help Strangers Save Face? What 'Wingman' Study Says | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 01.22.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 01/20/2012 04:22 PM EST on LiveScience This just in: Researchers have found that a goo...

Stranger Danger Dispelled By Bears And Kindness

Patience Salgado | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Patience Salgado

2012-01-11-videopull.jpgFilmmakers Sarah Sellman and Greg Grano spent last summer traveling the country relying solely on the kindness of strangers for a place to sleep each night and maybe an occasional dinner.

Taking Names, Get Past Big City Disconnect

Camilla Webster | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York
Camilla Webster

In New York and around the world, the truth is we are simple animals with complicated lives. At the end of the day, we are emotional beings welling over with the desire to connect to each other.

Strangers on a Page

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 12.03.2011 | Books
Jeffrey Shaffer

Mysterious strangers who step into the storyline for a few pages or even a single sentence are always welcome in my literary wanderings and I'm looking forward to meeting plenty of new ones.

River Jordan's Praying for Strangers Buries the Message

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.07.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

River Jordan (and yes that is her real name) is the author of several books of fiction. Her latest book Praying for Strangers is a departure for her. ...

The Kindness Of People

Honey Seltzer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Honey Seltzer

All I can remember after taking the first three or four steps was my body suddenly falling, throwing me sideways on to the steps, my free hand trying desperately to grab the banister.

Talking to Strangers (and Other Things That Bring Luck)

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Research shows that people make their own luck. I'm going to explain how lucky people get that way, and how you can teach your kids the skills they need to live lucky lives.

Why We 'Play Nice' With Strangers

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

This pro-social behavior results from a change in social norms that allowed us to trust strangers, a new study suggests. That change is likely linked ...

"The Big Dig"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jerry Zezima

As a man who has been perpetrating snow jobs all his life (55 years and counting) I can safely say that the recent blizzard dumped more of the white stuff on my driveway than anywhere else on the East Coast.

Seven Tips For Making Good Conversation With A Stranger

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I posted before about tips for knowing if you're boring someone and tips to avoid being a bore. But while it might be fairly easy to avoid topics th...

Namaste, Mama

Farai Chideya | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Farai Chideya

I've cried in the office, on planes, and on the street. I don't do it often, but when the spirit hits you, the worst thing to do is to stifle your pain.