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Now will not be with us forever. Take a moment to slow it down.

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.10.2017 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Alanna Ford It was New Year's Day, and some of my closest friends and I were gathered around the fire in the living room. There was a generous ...

We're More Alike than You Know. 3 Western Holidays: Hanukkah-Christmas-Kwanzaa

Joy A. Dryer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2017 | Impact
Joy A. Dryer, Ph.D.

As the December sky darkens way too early for my taste, I look through my kitchen bay window at the zig zag of orange falling off the edge of the moun...

Eight Nights of Hanukkah for the Single Ladies

Melanie Notkin | Posted 01.08.2017 | Women
Melanie Notkin

When you're single, no kids, lighting the Hanukkah menorah at home alone can be a bummer, especially if you hoped that by the time this Hanukkah had r...

Innovating the Holidays

Soren Petersen | Posted 12.20.2016 | Taste
Soren Petersen

'Innovation" and 'Christmas' are two words one seldom sees paired together in the same sentence. Christmas, and holidays in general, are full of tradi...

Rabbis can love Christmastime Too

Rabbi Keara Stein | Posted 12.19.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Keara Stein

I am a rabbi and I love Christmastime. I love the twinkling lights in the cool dark nights. I love listening to carolers sing of joy and hope as I sip...

The Lonely Cradle will Fall

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 12.19.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

No one wants my family cradle. It's an ancient relic without colorful lights or streaming videos, replaced by infant seats that vibrate by remote cont...

The Shepherd Boy and the Little Lamb

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 12.09.2016 | Religion
Elaine Ambrose

We live in a time where political correctness has diminished the authentic joy of the Christmas season.

Grief and the Holidays

Fredda Wasserman | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Fredda Wasserman

Gerald isn't going to have his holiday party this year. And he is determined not to put up decorations or send out greeting cards. What was meaningf...

Every Day of the Week (Even Weekends): This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.01.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For some, the weekend brings 48-hours of adventure and exploration with friends and family. For others, the weekend is packed with visits to doctor's ...

Discovery and Adventure - I Dare You to Reinvent Your Life!

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 10.11.2016 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

I've heard from a lot of friends and colleagues lately who aren't where they want to be in life. I'm glad I'm their friend and that I have chance to help give them strength and perspective to remind them of who they are.

Video: The Cows Come Home

Rick Steves | Posted 10.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Every guide dreams of having his or her group enjoy the happy moment when the farmers bring their cows down from the high meadow. They don't announce ...

Bali High

Sharon Eakes | Posted 08.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sharon Eakes

Although I've been home from Bali several weeks, I keep dreaming I'm there...the sounds, the smells, images of the people wash over me:

Feeding Peace: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees whose projects are bringing peace to their communities. Volunteers in Maryland engag...

He'd Prefer His Son Be Strangled

Omar Naseef | Posted 06.14.2016 | Religion
Omar Naseef

"You know, he'd prefer his son be strangled then spend time with you if he knew that you're gay." That's what the mother said to her son. She didn't...

Beware When Religion Makes You Feel Nostalgic

Rev. Jennifer Wilder | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Wilder

We want to have heroes, and we want to remember the good times, but the times our Bible discusses were not idyllic, not even really good.

No Shaadi? No Problem - Meet South Asian Singles with the Dus App

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 06.06.2016 | Technology
Rawan AbuShaban

Even in the Western world, the shaadi - or "wedding" - mentality is prevalent in South Asian communities. As a result, younger generations who have gr...

6 Modern Tips for a Traditional U.S. Memorial Day

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 05.20.2016 | HuffPost Home
Sharon Schweitzer

As school districts ring their final bell and children anticipate summer camp and swim lessons - let's remember the true roots of our U.S. American Me...

Tradition vs. Nostalgia in Higher Education

Jayson Boyers | Posted 04.29.2016 | Education
Jayson Boyers

The future of higher education is dependent on colleges and universities moving from their comfort zone where learning is a static experience. Higher education must stop fearing that change means abandoning tradition.

Going Against the Grain This Passover

Barbara Lerman-Golomb | Posted 04.22.2016 | Religion
Barbara Lerman-Golomb

As a vegetarian for nearly 30 years, I've done a lot of thinking about meatless Jewish holiday celebrations, particularly the Passover Seder. Just as my ancestors needed to adapt and create new traditions when they made their journey to America, we have created new ones too.

A Journey From Mormon Orthodoxy

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 04.12.2016 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

A non-Mormon friend recently thanked me for speaking so openly and honestly about my change in religious beliefs. She told me that there are people in every religion who have similar experiences with those who are closed-minded and rigid in their approach to worship and who struggle to continue to believe in God after life's tragedies. This made me think more carefully about my own journey to God and to remember more clearly who I once was and how I have changed.

#BrainReinvention - The Irony of Social Media and Smart Phones 24/7

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 04.11.2016 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

#BrainReinvention - The Irony of Social Media and Smart Phones 24/7 It's quite ironic that I would share this blog today as my agency is handling ...

New Film Explores The Challenges Of Keeping Alaska's Whaling Culture Alive

Arctic Deeply | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.08.2016 | Home

On the northern coast of Alaska, indigenous Alaskan teenagers consider their futures while holding on to the language, tradition and whaling culture o...

#FredinChina: Millennials to Steal Women's Day

Fred Raillard | Posted 03.16.2017 | Technology
Fred Raillard

'Women's Day' is on March 8th, and celebrates equality between the men and women. This is a very serious day in China, where every Chinese woman expects to be treated extremely well on this day by her entourage, family, company and her husband.

My Husband Has Bad Manners And I Love Him Just The Same

Eve Sturges | Posted 03.11.2017 | Weddings
Eve Sturges

My husband is the nicest man I have ever met. He's everything I ever wanted in a partner: creative, smart, funny, adventurous, respectful, and kind. But, you guys, he slurps his soup, and just last week? He took the last piece of pie without even hesitating.

Holy Dirt and Modern Pilgrims: El Santuario de Chimayó

James Orndorf | Posted 03.11.2017 | Travel
James Orndorf

Known as the "Lourdes of America," el Santuario de Chimayó, 40 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, is one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage ...