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Old B*tches and Birthdays

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 02.11.2014 | Comedy
Cat del Valle Castellanos

It's 2013, yet there's still this idea that we're damaged goods if we're not settled down by 30. But freaking out over "finding a husband" seems a little too Jane Austen for me.

The Truism That's Difficult For Many Parents To Come To Terms With

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 02.01.2014 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

We've celebrated the holidays together for 21 years. But change is in the air. With two kids in college, traditions that have been givens are givens no more.

How I Really Feel About My Daughter Turning 40

Diana Grycan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Diana Grycan

I have just experienced yet another life passage. It is really my daughter who turned 40 this week, but it has created a whole new set of feelings in my aging self. I remember a little girl of 5 who proudly drew pretty pictures for me to put on my walls.

Out of This World: My Spectacular Birthday Gift This Year

Robin Palmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Robin Palmer

My always mild-mannered and even-keeled husband caught up with me and yelled, "This is so freaky!!!" We thought we were the only humans within earshot, until we heard a man scream from his yard across the street, "Holy (Bleep)!!!!"

Aging Gracefully? Not On My Watch!

Linda Wolff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Linda Wolff

I recently had a birthday. No, it wasn't the big one. But, I'm getting so close I can almost feel its hot breath whispering in my ear. I am holding onto my 40s by a thread.

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Recipe Is the Perfect Anytime Treat

The Stir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
The Stir

There's one surefire way to lift your family's spirits when one or more of you happen to be having a bad day: announce that it's pizza night.

Running a Marathon With Haruki Murakami

Natalie Rinn | Posted 10.31.2013 | Travel
Natalie Rinn

Early in October I flew to Minneapolis and ran my first marathon. It's astounding to me how many people do this on a regular basis because it really is a long way to run. What I want to talk about, though, is how I ran my first marathon with Haruki Murakami.

9 Of The Funniest Ecards You'll Ever Read

Posted 10.30.2013 | Fifty

People have mixed feelings about turning 50. Some handle it better than others. A great greeting card can lighten the mood and make light of the oft-d...

Celebrating Children's Birthdays

Risa Garon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Risa Garon

Birthdays become a source of contention for parents and sad realities for children. It doesn't have to be that way. I am sure you don't want to hurt your child. In fact, be proactive and think about what you can do to truly make a happy birthday for your child.

Happy Birthday, Hillary Clinton!

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

Happy Birthday, Hillary Clinton! The former First Lady, U.S. senator and Secretary of State turned 66 on Saturday, and boy, does she know how to celeb...

How to Celebrate Your Birthday Abroad

Ashley Mateo | Posted 12.18.2013 | Travel
Ashley Mateo

This year, instead of putting myself through the entirely self-generated cycle of hype versus reality, I decided to just leave the country for my birthday. My best friend and I booked a trip to Greece, land of luxurious beaches, gorgeous sunsets and more than a little history.

50 Things I've Learned In 50-Something Years

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

Soon, I'll be turning 50-something. There's no point in denying so-called aging -- it's something I wasn't always convinced I'd be here to witness -- but I can't help getting my real age number stuck in my throat when I have to actually say it.

A Look Back (and Ahead) As Identical Triplets Turn 5

Kerry Lyons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

I remember October 10, 2008, as if it were yesterday. I remember waking up to go to the hospital -- late, because I was up all night. I remember calling the doctor, apologizing. Joking that after months and months of waiting, we were going to miss the scheduled birth of our identical triplets.

Happy Birthday

Jana Lee Frazier | Posted 11.10.2013 | Good News
Jana Lee Frazier

I cannot believe it'll soon be my birthday! There'll be so much to look at and remember, to study and savor. It doesn't matter that I am a middle-aged woman fading like the season's flowers -- I want balloons badly, baby blue and lavender and green.

Happy Birthday to Us: Rosh Hashana

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 10.30.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Rosh Hashana is G-d's coronation day and also the birthday of mankind. Both are important to keep in mind as we enter the Courtroom of Heaven.

'Orange Is the New Black' ... Geek Is the New Chic... 60 Is the New?

David Sable | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
David Sable

I guess I could look at my birthday as the third time I've reached 20 -- but that makes 80 seem somewhat too close.

What I Learned On My 26th Birthday

Gina Ryder | Posted 08.14.2014 | Religion
Gina Ryder

Intimacy is often thought of as a term to describe romance. It is still that. However, I'm learning to think of it in a new way. It can mean being close to the dreams we value most. It also can mean being emotionally connected to those we share our lives with. Intimacy can be closeness to who we really are. I don't want to lose touch with myself again so I made a list of what I have learned in my life over the past 26 years.

These Cheetah Cubs Really Know How to Party

Posted 08.20.2013 | Good News

Go cheetahs, it’s your birthday, go cheetahs, it’s your birthday! These cubs are having a meowin’ good time on their first birthday as they are ...

#SmokeyBDay

Smokey Bear | Posted 10.09.2013 | Green
Smokey Bear

I turn 69 years old today! Sixty-nine years of wildfire prevention messaging and awareness, waving at parades, standing guard at campsites, showing people how to douse a campfire and even giving out #SmokeyBearHugs.

Turning 21 in America

Tim Elmore | Posted 10.05.2013 | Parents
Tim Elmore

In every culture there are rites of passage, markers that distinguish childhood from adulthood. But in America, our total focus at this stage and age is on rights. In fact, the first thing that pops into our minds when we think about turning "21" is drinking.

Marcia Brady Just Turned HOW Old?

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2013 | Fifty

Happy 57th birthday, Maureen McCormick! The star who played Marcia on "The Brady Bunch" is no longer the adolescent you watched grow up on screen--...

The 'Drop Dead Pork Chops' -- Why Fight Cancer? -- Sunday, July 28, Cal Spirit Food and Wine Festival at PDC

Barbara Lazaroff | Posted 09.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Barbara Lazaroff

Help me finish the fight: July 28th Cal Spirit Festival at the PDC In 2011 shortly before Mother's Day, I wrote about the significance of mothers in ...

WATCH: This Is The Best 60th Birthday Present Ever

The Huffington Post | Katerina Rosen | Posted 07.18.2013 | Fifty

Mark David of California has long had an unusual item on his bucket list: "Tracking gorillas." This year, in honor of his 60th birthday next mont...

Thoughts on Turning 30: Be Curious, Tango, and Make It Count

Patrick Furlong | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Patrick Furlong

Life these last 10 years has had some incredible ups and some awful downs, but for the most part I have primarily lived in between those extremes, and for that I can say I feel incredibly blessed.

Boxes Wrapped in String

Dave Dubin | Posted 09.05.2013 | Impact
Dave Dubin

I apologize as always for not sending out birthday wishes. It would be too cumbersome, and as I've indicated, every day is a gift so we don't really ...