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First Love

Kerrie L Cooper | Posted 06.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kerrie L Cooper

It is endearing and charming and perfectly innocent. I am thoroughly smitten and reliving my childhood all over again through the heart of my daughter and her first love. Time will tell how long this affection will last. But one thing I know for sure -- she'll never forget her first love.

These 8 Movies 'Based On True Stories' Forgot MAJOR Details

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.27.2016 | Entertainment

"Harry Potter" is probably more true-to-life than some of the riddikulus movies that are supposedly "based on a true story." And we solemnly swear tha...

Full-Time Travelers Have A Journey Beyond Photographs

Jema Anderson | Posted 02.12.2017 | Travel
Jema Anderson

Do you ever look outside of yourself and think, I wish I could do that? As I dive deeper into the world of travel writing, I find that once again I am only seeing the outer edges of a bubble that holds the real stuff inside. It's just like everything else, the ideal snapshot only tells one side of the story.

The True Story Behind Ron Howard's Forthcoming Movie In the Heart of the Sea

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.09.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

Philbrick is a brilliant storyteller. He breathes life into history as he recounts the experiences of these men who left their homes and families for up to two years at a time to hunt, kill and fill barrel after barrel with whale oil.

New York Snapshot: "Harlem River Noir"

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 09.19.2015 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

I was walking the other night along the edge of the Harlem River, at or near where they once chopped off a sizable piece of Manhattan and connected it...

Have an Emergency Medical Plan for Your Destination Wedding: True Horror Stories Revealed

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.22.2016 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

When you're hosting a destination wedding someplace that most of your guests have never been, it's a good idea to have a very clear idea of what to do in case of an emergency. Preparing for something you probably won't need will give you the peace of mind.

Indie Author James Mellis Talks About Truth in Fiction

Loren Kleinman | Posted 06.01.2016 | Home
Loren Kleinman

Until They Are Home is based on a true story. Can you talk about that story and why it inspired you to write the book? What was so compelling about the person in real life and how did you translate that to fiction?

What Is Love? This Lesbian Teen Has It All Figured Out (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

2014-05-16-20140515TyuniqueNelsonsmall.jpgTyunique Nelson was struggling with parts of her life. Through her struggles she found some peace with Alex, a new person she met at school.

10 Unbelievable But True Stories

| Posted 04.24.2013 | Home

Originally posted on Kirkus Reviews: Charles Graeber’s new book The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder has the kind of su...

Horizons Unlimited: True Stories of Trauma and Triumph

Helen Davey | Posted 03.27.2013 | Home
Helen Davey

As a psychoanalyst, I'm always struck by the fact that truth is much more fascinating than fiction. The real story of Dorothy and George Putnam and Amelia Earhart is a poignant, heartbreaking, and absorbing tale about real people living amazing lives.

The 11 Most Unexpectedly Heartwarming News Stories Of 2012

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Amy Shearn The news these days offers much to be troubled about these days, but here are some of the stories we found most inspiring....

WATCH: The Tradition Behind This Gruesome Photo

Posted 12.15.2012 | Miami

This is the first installment from a new partnership between The Huffington Post and Miami storytelling series, "Lip Service: True Stories, Out Loud,"...

You Don't Mess With Mr. Byng: A Two Minute Story

Steve Saylor | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education
Steve Saylor

We are all busy humans living out our daily lives and it is hard to sit down and actually read a full-length book. With that in mind, here is a quick ...

It's Funny Because It's True...

Vanessa Pinto | Posted 04.01.2012 | San Francisco
Vanessa Pinto

One of my favorite things to do is watch stand-up comedy -- especially when it's funny because it's true. And in S.F., there's a woman named Dixie De La Tour who feels the same way about real life stories as they relate to sex and gender.