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Birthdays

The Act of Truly Living

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

The candles on my cake represent the life I have lived and the life I have yet to live: all a beautiful gift. They are all filled with immense hope and goodness. Each day I am stronger, more grateful, and filled with more love. This will be a birthday that will live with me always.

Cooking My Way Through A 50th Birthday By Making Coeur A La Creme

Laura Zinn Fromm | Posted 12.24.2014 | Fifty
Laura Zinn Fromm

My birthday was coming up. Nifty fifty. The oldest I've ever been. The beginning, perhaps, of the end. Or the end of the beginning. Whatever your view, turning 50 is a milestone, and you ignore its implications at your peril.

Writing Through Chronic Pain

Annie Chagnot | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Annie Chagnot

NPR has not called to interview me about chronic pain, by the way. Recently, the "NPR Asks" question was, "What is your experience with chronic pain?"...

So, What Do You Do?

Molly Fosco | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Molly Fosco

Why do we start to hate our birthdays in our late 20s? The answer might seem obvious. We're not satisfied with we're careers, we still haven't found the love of our life, we haven't lost those few extra pounds we swore would be gone by now... But has it always been that way? Did our parents feel an impending sense of doom come their 27th birthday?

Birthday Wishes From Your Dentist

Sarah Sweeney | Posted 12.09.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Sweeney

Today is my birthday and I received this email from a dentist I went to once: There are so many things wrong with this greeting. Granted, yes, it i...

6 Pieces of Advice on Networking From Venture Capitalist Wayne Kimmel

David Ongchoco | Posted 12.04.2014 | College
David Ongchoco

Named as one of the Top Innovators in the Philadelphia region, Wayne Kimmel, a managing partner at SeventySix Capital, recently gave a talk about startups, venture capital and entrepreneurship here at Penn.

Never Forget Your Mom's Birthday, Especially if She's Deceased

Jack Anderson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

My mom, Anne Anderson, would have turned 80 years old today, except that she died 27 years ago at the tender age of 53. So it's up to me, and my six...

9 Things You Should Never Say To A Woman Who Is Turning 30

Lindsay Patton-Carson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Lindsay Patton-Carson

OK, don't get me wrong. 29 was a great year. I loved it. But I have a good feeling there are going to be other years I love, too.

Over The Hill And Loving It

Chris Bernholdt | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Chris Bernholdt

Yes, I am looking forward to the other side of the hill, to being over it and seeing just what is waiting for me on the other side

My Autobahn Birthday: How to Pass a Self-Imposed "Speed Limit"

Patricia Crisafulli | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Crisafulli

Vroom... Vroom.... I woke up this morning to my "speed limit" birthday. You know the one they also call "double nickels" or, on a more somber note, ...

Birthdays

Stanley Ely | Posted 11.08.2014 | Good News
Stanley Ely

Jeremy was born just four days before my 60th birthday, so whereas I may strike out on placing someone else's age, I don't err in knowing how old he i...

35 Lessons Learned So Far on This Journey Called Life

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 10.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Jasmine Brett Stringer

One thing is for sure, if you're lucky, with age comes wisdom, confidence and empowerment.

I Finally Understand Why They Call That Store 'Forever 21'

Jackie Oshry | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Jackie Oshry

Once you turn 21, the world is your oyster. You can go to any booze-filled establishment without the looming worry of "will I get in?" You can go to a bar in the light of day without worrying that the sunlight will expose the fact that you have green eyes, though your ID says they're brown.

Celebrate 5000

John Willey | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
John Willey

Let's face it, we all want a reason to party, and not something stupid like announcing the gender of your child.  That is NOT a thing.  What...

Turning 41: Lessons Learned As I Enter a New Decade

Rudri Bhatt Patel | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Rudri Bhatt Patel

There is comfort in boredom. Making lunches, washing dishes and doing laundry are all reminders that it is privilege to not only take care of myself, but to take care of others.

One; Take Two

Stacey Gish Wallenstein | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents
Stacey Gish Wallenstein

This milestone is bittersweet. I am not ready for you to leave babyhood. But I am so excited to see where the next day takes us.

On Turning 39

Katie Lance | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Katie Lance

Today I turn 39. Wow, where did the time fly? I swear I was just 19 and home from college to celebrate my birthday. Or, wasn't I just 30, walking in the door to my surprise party? It's a cliché, but the days are long and the years are fast.

Twin WWII Pilots Celebrate 92nd Birthdays With Bird's Eye View

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.06.2014 | Good News

These nonagenarians know how to celebrate in style. Twin brothers Dewey and Earl Robertson of Roanoke, Virginia, shared their passion for flight a...

Dear Max

Natasha Walizer | Posted 11.29.2014 | Parents
Natasha Walizer

When you hurt yourself, you're still my little boy. You cry. You reach out to me. You hold me really tightly. I will never let go of you. But Max, you're growing up.

On My Daughters' Birthday: 11 Good Habits To Form For A Bright Future

Kim Keating | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Every fall and summer I get a few new interns who are ambitious and excited about joining my team. After several semesters they rotate out and venture...

A Working Mom's Cheat Sheet to Awesome Kid Parties

Janice Windt | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Janice Windt

The Birthday Cheat Sheet I present here relies heavily on Pinterest (a free and magnificent source of ideas) and your own ingenuity to leverage the small amount of time you do have available to make the most wonderful, special and fun-filled kiddies parties you can imagine!

Bill Murray and the Roles That Got Away

John Farr | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment
John Farr

As we celebrate the rascally Murray's 64th birthday, let's take a quick look at some roles he missed or passed on, and wonder what might have been.

The Guest List

Jamie Silverman | Posted 11.18.2014 | New York
Jamie Silverman

Most friends told me not to fret -- it was my birthday and if ever there is a night for drunken debauchery, this was it.

How NOT To Throw A First Birthday Party For Your Child

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Alessandra Macaluso

When it came to the big birthday bash, we had to sit down and assess what was possible, what was not, what we needed to stress about, and what we needed to enjoy, and as we did this, a large party seemed like less and less of a reality. And this was 100 percent OK.

How To Make One Bowl Chocolate Cake

Food52 | Posted 10.26.2014 | Taste
Food52

It is a simple, efficient, and terribly forgiving recipe.