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Why Writers Must Plan To Be Surprised

William Kenower | Posted 11.28.2015 | Books
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

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Entire Bridal Party Surprises Bride And Groom With Epic Flash Mob Wedding Dance | Posted 10.23.2015 | 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 08.25.2015 | 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 t...

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

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 07.28.2015 | 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...

3 Priceless Ways to Announce a Pregnancy

HooplaHa | Posted 06.02.2015 | 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 ...

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

Tania Luna | Posted 06.10.2015 | Books
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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


Holiday Carolers Shock LA Traffic Goers

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.09.2015 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

How do people react when a group of carolers starts performing in the car next to them? We decided to find out!

The Buried Life & DeStorm Bring The Holidays To Covenant House

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Dave Lingwood from The Buried Life and DeStorm visited Covenant House, a shelter that supports homeless youth. They talk with a young man named Marcus...

The 'December Surprise'

Andrew Benkovic | Posted 02.07.2015 | Entertainment
Andrew Benkovic

With December upon us, media outlets have begun to release their "Best of" lists, magazine covers and other articles that showcase the most popular of the year.

Need to Know This: "Surprize" Your Guests Over The Holidays!

Melissa Meyers | Posted 01.24.2015 | Style
Melissa Meyers

Hosting a gathering with family or friends for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or New Years?

The Details That Will Take Your Living From Boring to High Style

Dering Hall | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dering Hall

Whether it be the intricate nail head patterning on the custom upholstered sofa, or the sculptured mirror over the fireplace, the design is in the detail.

Our Italian Anniversary Trip: He Went for the Soccer, I Went for Sicily. What We Got Was the Surprise of a Lifetime

Denice Duff | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Denice Duff

While in Sicily something magical happened on one day, without any planning or use of technology... Just me, my husband and two bad photocopies of a picture of my great-grandmother and a street in her village, Sperlinga.

WATCH: A Single Mom Got The Surprise Of A Lifetime

OWN | Posted 05.08.2014 | OWN

In November 2004, "Oprah Show" viewers were introduced to a single mother named Bernadette Robinson during the first-ever Wildest Dreams bus tour. Rai...

What Do You Think About? Maybe It's Time to Take Out the Trash

Dr. Robert M. Myers | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion
Dr. Robert M. Myers

Have you watched the news recently and just been depressed when it ended? I was recently looking at the headlines and remembered again why I don't spend much time there. I sure don't find many stories that make my life richer.

5 Ways To Strengthen Your Relationships This Valentine's Day

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

One of the nicest parts of being in a relationship is having routines that you share together and love. But becoming too comfortable in your routines can put your relationship at risk of falling into complacency and even boredom, which isn't so great for your relationship.

WATCH: This Is What Happens When You Surprise Your Mom With Super Bowl Tickets

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.30.2014 | Good News

Thirty years ago, Mike Harris' mom skipped a Seattle Seahawks celebration when the NFL team qualified for the conference championship because she was ...

Video Has Hilarious And Cute Twist You Will Never See Coming

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Weird News

Ray here wants to talk to us about an experiment involving a 2GB versus 4GB memory chip... which has absolutely nothing to do with why we're highlight...

WATCH: Couple Surprised By $54,000 Tax Refund

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.01.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

David and Thelma Ward received a tax season surprise that left even their tax preparer in disbelief: a refund to the tune of $54,000. HuffPost Live ho...