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Thank You Notes

A Wellness Checkup for the Digital Soul

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 01.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristi York Wooten

If the norm for thoughtfulness now comes in a package of 140 characters or less, then so be it. Yet, let us never underestimate the power of our words in this new age of brevity. There are no shorter or easier ways to say 'I love you.'

Here's The Reason For Netflix's Countdown Between Episodes

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.24.2015 | Comedy

Have you ever wondered why Netflix has that countdown between episodes? Well, that worrisome thought will never interrupt your binge-watching again. ...

John Travolta Is Very Thankful For 'Dick Poop'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.17.2015 | Comedy

Adios, Adele Dazeem! Though everyone seemed to have a good time when Cheryl Boone Isaacs accidentally said "Dick Poop" at the Oscar nomination anno...

National Thank You Month: A Professional Reminder

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Diane Gottsman

In our digital world, there is something magical about getting a stamped letter with our name written on the front. The best part is that with the right supplies, the entire process takes less than five minutes.

January Is National Thank You Month: How to Write the Perfect Thank-You Note

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 01.05.2015 | HuffPost Home
Jacqueline Whitmore

January is National Thank You Month, the perfect opportunity to pause and express your gratitude. While an email or text message is nice and a phone call is fine, nothing conveys heartfelt thanks or leaves a lasting impression better than a handwritten note.

5 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Thank You Notes

Nell Minow | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Nell Minow

This is one communication that can only be done old school -- no emails or texts. It has to be on paper, in an envelope, and mailed. The experience of writing a thank you note does as much for the sender as the receiver.

A New Year's Letter to My Best Friends

Katerina Lopez | Posted 12.29.2014 | College
Katerina Lopez

I cannot begin to explain how much you mean to me. But clearly I'm going to try. I have known some of you for nearly a decade and others for less than a year.

You'll Never See These Holiday Traditions The Same Way Again

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.20.2014 | Comedy

Well, there go your holiday memories. Jimmy Fallon's "Thank You Notes" just revealed the truth behind some of your favorite holiday traditions, and...

Jimmy Fallon Jokes His Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.13.2014 | Comedy

Jimmy Fallon joked about a tragic family Christmas story on Friday, and it was oddly pretty catchy. As usual, "The Tonight Show" host was running a...

The Sound a Thank You Makes

Hildy Gottlieb | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Hildy Gottlieb

I dialed with a fever. I forgot about the week behind me, where the mountain of work had overshadowed the reasons we were doing the work in the first place. I listened to donor after donor tell me what amazing things we were doing, and how they wished they could give us more.

The Lost Art of Writing Thank You Notes -- Guidelines for Brides and Grooms

Sandy Malone | Posted 12.01.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Unfortunately, the etiquette of wedding thank you notes is suffering from this basic skill set that parents didn't teach the newest generation of brides and grooms. It's time to do something about that.

Here's Proof You've Been Thankful For The Wrong Reasons

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.29.2014 | Comedy

When you go around the table at Thanksgiving to see what everyone is thankful for, answers often include family and friends. While all those tradi...

A Thank-You Note To My Daughter's Kindergarten Teacher

Justine Solot | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Justine Solot

You teach her about sentences, periods and question marks. At home, she draws pictures and labels them, sounding out each syllable of each word. A blanket of sentences and drawings cover our tables and floors.

Who's Packing Your Parachute?

Darren Hardy | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Darren Hardy

Charlie laid awake that night thinking about all the times he had walked through the long narrow room, below sea level on the aircraft carrier, where the men sat at tables packing the parachutes.

An Honest Thank-You Letter to All Teachers

Lexi Herrick | Posted 12.22.2014 | Education
Lexi Herrick

Even on the difficult days, remember that you are never forgotten. Students who read this letter will think of you. They think of you all the time. We all will talk about the stories of teachers that we adored for decades. We will laugh, cry and appreciate. We carry what you taught us in our minds, and also in our hearts, for the rest of our lives.

Jordan Jayson

Poppin's 'Work Happy' Slogan Starts With Its Own Employees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Jayson | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business

Office design can have a real impact on workplace happiness and productivity. Everything from plants and pets to open work spaces can make a differenc...

Your First Job Interview: How to Nail It

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Put your best foot forward, because it's all about the first impression. Remember: You only have one shot!

Do You Know How To Write A Perfect Thank You Note?

Ada Polla | Posted 12.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ada Polla

I love to send handwritten notes. Some might say that is one of my trademarks. I like to think I know when to send and how to write a thank you note. But one truly never knows.

A Thank-You Note to My Parents

Cara McDonough | Posted 12.09.2014 | Parents
Cara McDonough

Since I'm finally mature enough to get it, I thought I'd thank my parents for all the things that made no sense when I was young.

Jimmy Fallon Perfectly Sums Up The 'People You May Know' Facebook Feature

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 09.27.2014 | Comedy

During his "Thank You Notes" segment on "The Tonight Show" on Friday, Jimmy Fallon paid homage to possibly the most awkward Facebook feature there is....

The One Thing Every Couple Should Do Post-Wedding

Renee Strauss | Posted 11.26.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

No matter how times have changed and how the rules of etiquette have evolved, one important guideline remains (and shall endure): A thank you note is something every gift recipient should send and every gift giver expects.

Planting Seeds and Reaping the Benefits

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 11.22.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

When you get a diagnosis like this, life can't help but change. But with all the questions and concerns there has also been great gifts like an increased sense of clarity and the ability to see to the heart of people and what's really important in life.

Jimmy Fallon's Thank You Note For Mo'ne Davis

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 08.23.2014 | Comedy

On Friday, Jimmy Fallon wrote his traditional "Thank You Notes," but this time around he offered a rare earnest thank you... albeit with a twist punch...

The Profound Impact of a Teacher

Michael Geheren | Posted 10.19.2014 | Education
Michael Geheren

While it is a simple gesture, I encourage you to thank a former teacher. Send a quick email or better yet a handwritten note. Tell them where you are and how they shaped your life. I think that simple message can go a long way.

4 Ways to Make Your Child Love to Write Thank-You Notes

Matt Richardson | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Richardson

If you've ever tried to learn a second language in your 20s or beyond then there is a good chance you've added your two cents to the common complain...