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How to Place Your Dreams in a Capsule and Swallow Them Whole

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 06.15.2015 | Women
Kay Tacke Morse

Our dreams are meant to be ingested, swallowed rather than dangled in front of us like the carrot that is just barely out of our reach. Our clever souls created this Happily Ever After possibility we have wished upon. Let's consume it so it can become a chapter in our story post haste.

The 5 Types Of Friends Worth Keeping Forever

Shelley Emling | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

It's an interesting process, reaching such a level of self-awareness that you finally realize which friendships deserve tending -- and which are a drag. So what kinds of friends do I want to hang onto?

How to Stay Friends for 30 Years

Amy Byrnes | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women
Amy Byrnes

We've become much more than the one-dimensional girls who met 30 years ago. All that loss -- of spouses, parents and dreams of the perfect lives we thought awaited us -- has let us connect with each other in a more real way. We tease and joke and boss, but there's a softness to it now.

35 Thank-You Messages For Your True Best Friends

Lexi Herrick | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Thank you for being there for me when I call you and need someone to just listen. It doesn't matter where we are in this world or in our lives, I know you will always pick up.

5 Ways To Keep The Drama Out Of Your Midlife Friendships

Julie Fingersh | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty
Julie Fingersh

Last week, I stepped into a parked, red Sienna mini-van with my friend Karen, to see if we were breaking up. Karen and I had been close friends for years, made all the cozier by the fact that our same aged-boys were also friends. That is, until a few months ago when, powered by their moody adolescence, the boys started fighting.

The Demise of Sisterhood: Female Friendship in the Workplace

Anjali Vaidya | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Anjali Vaidya

Sheryl Sandberg and others have distilled "having it all" to three components -- career success, a solid marriage, and happy children. But are those the only components?

WATCH: Men Are Simple, Claims Man

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2013 | Women

Can men and women be friends? It seems like we've been trying to answer this question continuously since "When Harry Met Sally" came out in 1989, and ...

Why Women Need to Have Friends -- For All Times

Gina Barreca | Posted 05.21.2013 | Women
Gina Barreca

Friendships inspire us. They allow us to express ourselves, even when we can't stand the self we're expressing or when we're so far from our true selves that we turn to our friends to bring us back, as if we'd put our personalities in pawn and gave our friends the receipt for safekeeping.

Are You Old Enough to Know What Love Is?

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

We are emerging from the broadened horizons of our adult years healthier, more confident and more daring than our mothers' generation. As we explore a second adulthood, we find ourselves shedding some of the trappings of the roles we have played so well.

WATCH: Why Women Backstab Each Other

Posted 11.30.2012 | OWN

In a recent episode of "Iyanla: Fix My Life," author, inspirational speaker and relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant worked with a group of women known ...

Why Friendship Is Good for Your Health

Dr. Randy Kamen | Posted 01.29.2013 | Women
Dr. Randy Kamen

Whether is it with friends, family, a therapist or a support group, women find it healing to tell their stories. If friendships can enrich our physical and emotional lives, the question becomes why so many women find it challenging to nourish them.

How Parenthood Affects Friendships Over Time

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 06.06.2012 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

I finally understood why a father-friend of ours was so outraged when, in our childless phase, my husband said he was getting interested in "having the experience" of parenting. As if that even began to describe it.

Television's Dearth of Genuine Female Friendships

Katie Stroh | Posted 05.09.2012 | College
Katie Stroh

Women's friendships can be some the most abiding and intimate relationships they will ever forge. So where are all the nuanced, honest depictions of female friendships on TV?

The Meaning of Lao Tong

Wendi Deng Murdoch | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home
Wendi Deng Murdoch

"Lao tong" is an ancient Chinese phrase meaning "friends for life." Now, for me, it has a modern and relevant definition.

Priceless 'BFTs' (Best Friend Texts)

Posted 11.14.2011 | Women

We've all received one: the text from your best friend in the world that makes you smile and, often, laugh out loud. It's that message that arrives ou...

Twins Suzanne And Suzette Malveaux: 'We Are Soulmates' (Video)

Posted 09.13.2011 | Women

This video is the fourth in HuffPost Women's four-part series on female friendship inspired by Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan's new film Snow Flower...

The Woman Who Changed Your Life: Tweet Us About Her

Posted 09.11.2011 | Women

Who has been your most important female friend? Inspired by the upcoming film Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, which celebrates the lifelong bonds b...

WATCH: 'Tiger Mom' Amy Chua And Anne Ackerley Talk Female Friendship, Jewish Men, Perms

Posted 09.07.2011 | Women

This video is the third in HuffPost Women's four-part series on female friendship inspired by Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan's upcoming film Snow Fl...

WATCH: Kathy Freston And Katie Lee Talk Food And Friendship

Posted 08.31.2011 | Women

This video is the second in HuffPost Women's four-part series on female friendship inspired by Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan's upcoming film Snow F...

WATCH: Friends 'Til The End: Wendi Murdoch And Florence Sloan Discuss Their Friendship And Their New Film

Posted 08.24.2011 | Women

Starting today [June 24] and running over the next three weeks, HuffPost Women is presenting a four-part video series on female friendship, called "Friends 'Til The End." The first installment is a conversation between Wendi Murdoch and Florence Sloan, who share producing credits for Snow Flower And The Secret Fan, a new film from China directed by Wayne Wang, which will have its premiere in Los Angeles on July 15.

How To Turn A Potential Friend Into A Real Friend

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

You have never met a friend. But you have most certainly met amazing people you have turned into friends. And you can do it again.

Friendships Don't Just Happen

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

We know how many potential friendships haven't been actualized because we dropped the ball. We waited for someone else to pursue. We waited for someone else to "just make it happen."