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Why We Love Summer

Dana King | Posted 07.24.2014 | Comedy
Dana King

If the seasons were people, Fall would be the attractive, clean-cut, sophisticated one. Winter is just be a cold-hearted bitch that everyone just wants to go away. Spring is cute and playful and can be pretty fun. But, summer?

America's Best Boardwalks

Fodor's | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

Fresh seafood, kitschy shops, and deep-fried Oreos are just a few of the things you'll find along the boardwalks that hug America's shorelines, but th...

Tips on How to Successfully Vacation With Your Spouse

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Weddings
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

It is completely normal to have an adjustment period when you first unpack thinking about a full day's worth of being joined at the hip. Once you have pushed your chair away from the breakfast table what's next on the agenda?

Beach Body Mommy

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

I welcomed getting to the point where what many called a "cute" belly developed and I felt like people could see that I was pregnant.

6 Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste This Summer

Fay Johnson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Green
Fay Johnson

As a community committed to building a better tomorrow, we should consider two things: Why beaches exist and where those plastic conveniences end up. The answer is one and the same: the ocean. Here are six things you can do this summer to reduce your plastic waste -- and help keep our ocean clean.

Secrets to a Successful Summer Rental

Andrew M. Lieb | Posted 07.17.2014 | Travel
Andrew M. Lieb

With the prime summer rental month of August fast approaching, here are some areas that every summer rental landlord and tenant should consider.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

Faithful Shopper: In My Beach Bag

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.14.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

We're in the heart of beach season, and it's time to replenish our stock of essentials, from sunglasses to sunscreen, books to laptops and everything in between.

Love Challenged

Lynda Freeman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

Today I was love challenged. My son, his dad, who is my best friend, and I drove up to Gravenhurst, Ontario for a delightful lunch cruise on the Segwun, an old steamship that has been plying Lake Muskoka, off and on, for about 120 years.

Nautical Stripes and Boat Shoes: 5 Great New England Beach Towns

BnBFinder.com | Posted 07.14.2014 | Travel
BnBFinder.com

New England's seasonal climate only allows residents and tourists a small window of time to enjoy the sun, sand, and surf, and they savor every minute of it.

Little Things: Boy and Ball at Brighton Beach

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
A.J. Condeelis

I extend my arm and he drops a pile of sticks, sand, broken shells, seaweed, and what looks like straw into my open hand. Admiring the offering, I smile and close my hand gently around his gift and give him a wink as I walk towards the boardwalk.

LOOK: Dreamy Chapels By The Sea Take Worship To Water's Edge

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

Many of the world's most iconic churches can be found in the middle of bustling cities. But sometimes finding divine peace and sacred solitude require...

Ocean Photography Has Given this Man the Adventures of a Lifetime

The Surf Channel | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts
The Surf Channel

Imagine getting drafted by your favorite sports team. Or being cast in a role alongside your favorite actor. While it sounds awesome, the chances are pretty slim. But for professional surf photographer, Zak Noyle, it was a dream come true.

How to Survive Summer

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Structure, although sometimes resisted, provides the boundaries by which they move through their days and defines their actions hour by hour. When this structure is removed, many children are at a loss (especially children with challenges, special needs, or gifted kids).

The Naked Truth

Melanie Young | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I also believe there is a time and place for everything, including where and when to bare your body in social situations. Do it because your are comfortable with your body. Don't do it if may makes those around you uncomfortable or someone is pressuring you.

Our Favorite Off-Beat Beaches For Escaping The (Major) Crowds

Shermans Travel | Posted 07.03.2014 | Travel
Shermans Travel

We won't go as far as to call these spots "secret," but we will promise that you'll find a relatively intimate excursion with lots of character at any one of them. Ready to feel like a beach insider and stretch out?

Faithful Shopper: Heavenly Hamptons

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.30.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The upcoming holiday weekend (or any time this summer) is the perfect time to explore New York's very own beach resort - the Hamptons! And of course a...

How Heavy Are the Biggest Waves in the Ocean?

The Surf Channel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Sports
The Surf Channel

One thing they are deeply informed about are the waves themselves. It's difficult to deny how absolutely breathtaking a big wave can be, but what kind of power does it pack?

Fourth of July Tone-Up Plan: Day 1

Nora Tobin | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Nora Tobin

It's that time of year for barbecues, beach days and bikinis! With the holiday weekend just around the corner we look for last-minute ways to shape up. Each day you will get a new workout with a different focus.

Here's How To Apply Sunscreen To Your Back Without Anyone Else's Help

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living

That pesky middle back area presents a major dilemma for single people around the world -- or really anyone who cares for a solo jaunt to the beach. O...

15 Spiritual Books To Take To The Beach This Summer

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.07.2014 | Religion

Nothing says summer more than a trip to the beach; and nothing says beach more than a good book. The warm weather and calm splash of waves offers the ...

Why You Should Visit Valencia Instead of Barcelona

Betsy Talbot | Posted 06.05.2014 | Travel
Betsy Talbot

When you think of Spain, you likely envision Barcelona. Maybe your mind leaps instead to the beaches of Mallorca or Ibiza. Here's another option that combines the best of those two options: Valencia.

Tips for Sun and Beach Safety for Babies and Toddlers

Corinne McDermott | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Corinne McDermott

Safety is still our number one concern. And now with a whack of beach vacations under our belts with babies and toddlers in tow, I'm happy to share our tips about keeping babies, toddlers, and little kids safe and happy beside the surf.

I Went to the Beach and All You Get Are These Lousy Haiku

Peyton Price | Posted 05.30.2014 | Parents
Peyton Price

Get up too early/ and you have to make coffee/Too late -- it's all gone/ We struggled for blocks /to schlep this gear to the beach/ NOW you have to poop?

Windy City Sights: Memorial Day Weekend 2014 (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 05.27.2014 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Blue skies, sunny days, and the perfect grilling weather greeted us Chicagoans this past weekend for Memorial Day (remember, it's not just a BBQ holid...