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That Time Oprah Lost It When Mary Tyler Moore Walked On Stage

The Huffington Post | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.25.2017 | OWN

Twenty years ago, Oprah was showing her studio audience a clip of the time one of her favorite people ― the late Mary Tyler Moore ― surprised her ...

A Very Unexpected Journey

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.15.2016 | Comedy
Mitch Ditkoff

Yesterday was a very off-the-grid day for me. It began as most of my days do here in San Miguel. I slept until I wasn't tired. I meditated. Then I che...

5 Things No One Tells You About Being Married

BRIDES | Posted 06.28.2016 | Weddings

Think you know everything about being married? You don't -- yet.

Bon Jovi Surprises Fan Who Has Cancer, Proving Rock Star Status

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.27.2016 | Good News

Jon Bon Jovi helped a fan who has cancer realize a lifetime dream when he joined her for a surprise meal at his restaurant. Carol Cesario, who has sta...

Intimacy, a Hierarchy (With Thanks to Abraham Maslow)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We're complex beings, and there is always more to learn. Caring is more important than "knowing." Are we interested, receptive, curious? The element of surprise can fuel a sense of newness and add excitement when we're open to it.

Johnny Depp Turns Disney Into Wonderland By Surprising Fans

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.12.2016 | Entertainment

Hat's what I'm talking about. When Johnny Depp isn't smuggling dogs into Australia, he's actually doing a lot of other cool stuff. While filming the l...

Clueless Mom's Dorm Room Prank Goes Hilariously Wrong

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.10.2016 | Fifty

New York mother Deanna Pilling thought she'd give her daughter the surprise of a lifetime by flying cross-country and showing up at her dorm room. Lit...

How and Why We Must Surprise Ourselves

Chelsea Leigh Trescott | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Leigh Trescott

Imagine if you were to see that, see how the blessings of your own effort have allowed you to come alive in unimaginable ways -- and, not because anyone other than you made it happen. Imagine how surprised you might be. Imagine how we would celebrate.

Shut The Front Door on Mother's Day Dilemmas. Gift Mom Rachel Zoe's Box of Style

Krista M Sharp | Posted 04.03.2017 | Style
Krista M Sharp

Rachel Zoe's Box of Style is the gift that keeps on giving for way longer than a bunch of flowers or box of chocolates ever could. Incredible value a...

Man Fulfills Vow He Made In 2nd Grade To Pay Off Grandparents' Mortgage

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 03.29.2016 | Good News

This hardworking man's incredible surprise for his grandparents will make you want to pick up the phone and call grandma and grandpa. Stefun Darts, a...

How to Spoil a Wedding Proposal in 4 Steps

BRIDES | Posted 01.22.2017 | Weddings

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose The best part about a proposal, our experts agree, is the element of surprise. If you wan...

These Kids Can't Control Their Excitement Over 'Dream' Gifts

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 11.21.2016 | Parents

These children got a sweet surprise when Santa Claus showed up. BuzzFeed partnered with non-profit New Economics For Women to help bring Christmas ch...

Why Writers Must Plan To Be Surprised

William Kenower | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home
William Kenower

Every writer I know is at some point surprised by what they write. In fact, being surprised by what we write is as dependable as it is uncontrollable. Garth Stein, the author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, came to novel-writing via screenwriting.

This Woman Got A Surprise Baby Shower From Oprah -- Here's What It Taught Her

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.25.2015 | OWN

When Oprah announced that she was taking "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to Australia in 2010, there were few people more excited than ultimate viewer and Vi...

Entire Bridal Party Surprises Bride And Groom With Epic Flash Mob Wedding Dance

LittleThings | Posted 10.23.2016 | Weddings

It's time to put on your dancing shoes on and get the party started! At least that's what one bridal party did recently for one bride and groom!

Sadness: The Heroic Emotion (Inspired by the Movie 'Inside Out')

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Although often used interchangeably, an emotion differs from a feeling. The movie "Inside Out" inspired me to explore that distinction as well as the...

More Than Beef Noodle Soup and Taipei 101: Unexpected Surprises of Life in Taiwan

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 07.28.2016 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

Instead of describing the culinary wonders of beef noodle soup and mango shaved ice, or "must-see's" such as Taipei 101, Jiufen, and night markets, here are 7 everyday surprises that are just as much a part of the culture as bubble tea.

Surprise International Visit Makes For Heartwarming First Meeting Between Grandson And Grandparents

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.09.2015 | Fifty

At just 11 weeks old, baby Niall has already taken his first international flight, traveling all the way from Australia to Ireland, just to surprise h...

3 Priceless Ways to Announce a Pregnancy

HooplaHa | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents

What's the best way to tell your family that you're expecting a "bun in the oven"? Check out this video and watch the creative ways loved ones share the news, "I'm pregnant." Whether the happy occasion is shared outright or in a more abstract fashion, the reactions you see will even make you jump for joy!

Mom Loses It When Her Dancer Son Reveals He's Booked A World Tour With Taylor Swift

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.04.2015 | Good News

To call this mom "proud" is an understatement. A video uploaded to YouTube captures a phone call between dancer Robert Green and his mother. In it...

Does Souplantation Have Magic Silverware?

Tricia Spencer | Posted 04.13.2015 | Taste
Tricia Spencer

File this experience under "goofy slice of life." When my husband and I crave a bit of soup and salad, we drive to the Souplantation restaurant in th...

12 Surprising Questions That Turn Your Boring Idea into an Extraordinary One

Tania Luna | Posted 06.10.2015 | Home
Read More: Surprise, Home News
Tania Luna

The most creative people and companies have a special relationship with surprise. To generate surprising new ideas, they invite in surprise. How do...

Do Monsters Exist?

Dave Gill | Posted 03.30.2015 | Good News
Dave Gill

Rarely do we hear about the good stuff in the world. Yet most of us see it happen time and time again with our own eyes.

Dedicated Crossing Guard Gets a Delightful Christmas Surprise

Amy Wilks | Posted 02.17.2015 | Good News
Amy Wilks

As we continue to experience these last few days of 2014, may we each make a promise to continue to give our love and support to those around us not just during the holidays, but each and every day throughout all of the coming years.

The Unexpected

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.17.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss