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40 Years on the Fence

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason P. Stadtlander

I think in turning 40, perhaps it is forcing me to take a step back. Not to look at 40 years that have passed, but rather 14,600 days that have passed -- 14,600 days to make myself either a better person, a worse person or a person that can make a difference in someone else's life.

To Cherished Friends and Strangers, Too, a Birthday Thanks

Pranay Gupte | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Pranay Gupte

Early in the morning of May 14, I boarded an Emirates Airline flight to New Delhi from Dubai, my adopted home. I was headed to India to observe, and w...

A Life Lesson I Learned on My Birthday

Wesley Miller | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Wesley Miller

My challenge to you is put down your phone and relax! There is more to life than texting. Next time you see a close friend or family member of yours is celebrating a birthday -- send them a handwritten card in the mail, take them out for happy hour or just pick up the phone.

Click: Happy Birthday, Richard Avedon

Jack Meyer | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Jack Meyer

While Avedon's fashion photography is certainly his most celebrated and recognizable work, it is his portraiture that acutely reveals the psychological complexities of both the subject and the artist.

What I Know at 48

Nancy Sharp | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Nancy Sharp

I'm more entrenched in my middle years even as I taste the sweetness of my twenties and the far more bittersweet decade of my thirties. Fifty doesn't frighten me because at last I'm settling into myself.

Happy 9th Birthday To Us! Let's Eat Cake

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 05.09.2014 | Taste

We're celebrating with not one, but NINE, birthday cakes.

One More Year: Please May I Have Another?

Jennifer Glass | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

This month I turn 51. A year ago I wasn't sure I'd have another birthday. Thinking about the significance of the day, I've been reflecting on a few memorable birthdays.

William Shakespeare at 450

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

How can any of us find the words to wish a happy 450th birthday to the single most significant, elegant, funny, wise and human writer ever to use the English language? That's what I, and countless others, have thought and think of Shakespeare.

Most Things Don't Happen, But Sometimes They Do

Limor Tomer | Posted 06.08.2014 | Arts
Limor Tomer

On his 85th birthday (April 9), it seemed appropriate to reflect on my continued respect for and fascination (some would say obsession) with Harvey.

How to Survive Your Birthday

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Today, on my 26th birthday, I'm finding myself in cahoots with the 8-year-old version of Jen Glantz. She's sitting on top of a bean bag chair, wearing sparkle pants and stuffing her face with a slice of pizza.

3 Lessons Learned In The First 5 Years Of Parenting

Rachel Leventhal-Weiner | Posted 06.03.2014 | Parents
Rachel Leventhal-Weiner

This predictably unpredictable life is exhilarating and terrifying. And as we muddle through each day, I have made a few discoveries about parenthood and motherhood through the eyes of my children.

This Little Girl REALLY Doesn't Want To Turn 4

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents

Think turning 4 years old is fun? Think again. Kentucky twins Paislee and Hudson celebrated their last day of being 3 by reminiscing about the goo...

6 Cheap And Easy Birthday Party Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Cheryl Butler | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Cheryl Butler

Kids don't need a fancy party or an entire park of wild animals. What they want is to spend time with you and their friends doing something fun.

A Dreaded Day

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Rich Siegel

Truth is, I'd empty half the bank account -- not the whole thing, cause I don't want to end up in a dirty nursing home -- to relive any part of what is now just a memory.

9 Things I Decided To Do When I Turned 43

Lori Ferraro | Posted 05.20.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Forty three is not some milestone birthday. This is no 30, 40 or 50. No big party, no keg, no new outfit was purchased to celebrate in -- just a day with people I love. And pizza, which I also love.

30 Reasons To Embrace 30

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 05.14.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

I recently celebrated my 30th birthday. Instead of dwelling on the potential downsides of turning the Big 3-0, I made a conscious decision to do the opposite.

How My Son Changed My Sense of Time

Jamie Krug | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

I should have been happy, sweetly satisfied that day, at that moment. It should have felt like a celebration -- something to look forward to. If only I could stop myself from looking back, from feeling those feelings from that exact day four years earlier washing over me at random intervals.

How My Nerdy Childhood Prepared Me for Motherhood in the Age of Pinterest

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

I remember hand-dying a lace thrift store dress to just the right shade for my can can dancer costume. And, though I was only a fifth-grader, I wrote our whole skit in rhyme, incorporating and interpreting the works of Edgar Allen Poe.

30-Something, 30-Everything. Cheers to the Big 3-0!

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 05.11.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

And so it is: I am officially 30 years young. Yes, I use the word young instead of old, contrary to my previous belief that once I turned the big 3-0, life as I had known it prior to this milestone would never be the same again. Period.

To My 3-Year-Old on Her Birthday

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 05.11.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

It's easier to jump in mud puddles when you aren't carrying a camera; we talk more when a camera lens isn't separating us, and it's nice to have some mother/daughter secrets.

Abe Rosenthal: The Man I Remember Every Day

Pranay Gupte | Posted 05.03.2014 | Media
Pranay Gupte

Abe blessed me with his mentoring -- how many journalists and writers are so fortunate? He taught me, most of all, about the power of words. He taught me the art of story telling.

An Open Letter to Myself on my 30th birthday

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 04.29.2014 | Women
Shannon Sutherland

Your choices haven't always been the best, but they have always been yours, and they have ultimately created a pretty awesome result: 30-year-old you.

How to Celebrate the Perfect Birthday (9 Ideas)

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 04.27.2014 | Good News
Kevin F. Adler

Last year, I designed the perfect birthday for me. And this year, as a call to rejuvenate birthday celebrations everywhere for all ages and life stages, I've decided to share what I did with you.

Your 21st Birthday: A GIF Timeline

Surviving College | Posted 04.26.2014 | College
Surviving College

Before you can fully appreciate the sophisticated drinking habits of mature adults, you are essentially obligated to make sure that your actual 21st birthday is the biggest drinking night of your life.

Prisoners of Poverty: A Flip Side of Pakistan

Mariam Khan | Posted 04.13.2014 | World
Mariam Khan

Struck with one of the highest inflation rates in the world along with scarce job opportunities, extreme levels of poverty and an endless wave of terrorism that has blanketed the city, residents of Karachi, the industrial hub of Pakistan are certainly going through turbulent times.