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Organized Acts of Kindness

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana | Posted 06.15.2013 | Good News
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

I came to see that some kindnesses are easy. But that doesn't diminish their value. When we take the time to do kind things, our acts can have a powerful effect, not just on the world, but on ourselves.

22 Acts of Kindness for My 22nd Birthday

Serena Lee | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Serena Lee

A few friends told me that by thinking about kindness, they began to change the way they lived their lives. I hope that we always continue to be kind.

Celebrating My Mom On Her 94th Birthday

Doug Bradley | Posted 06.09.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

My mother, Lucy (Lucia) Basile Bradley, celebrated her 94th birthday this week in fine fashion -- with family, friends, food, card games (pinochle is her favorite) and presents. She likes to get presents. This year's bounty included a cake and flowers.

To My 2-Year-Old

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

When I see you walk the streets of New York, it makes me cry. You look like you fit right in and that you are your own, independent person. It's as if you were never a baby who fell asleep in my arms. You look like you just showed up one day, fully-formed. It's amazing and incomprehensible.

9 Tips For Throwing A Memorable Milestone Birthday Party

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.15.2013 | Fifty

As CEO of Swank Productions, an event organizer in New York City, Maya Kalman has thrown her fair share of spectacular milestone birthday soirees. But...

Romney Parties Like A 66-Year-Old

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney celebrated his 66th birthday on Tuesday. His son, Tagg Romney, tweeted a photo of his smiling father wearing a...

Sorry, You Aren't Invited: A Practical Guide to Children's Birthday Party Guest Lists

Emma Jenner | Posted 05.11.2013 | Parents
Emma Jenner

Being on all three sides of a guest list -- inviter, invited and uninvited -- can help children not only become more resilient, but also more conscientious and empathetic. It's up to parents to use parties as opportunities for chats about friendship, kindness, and etiquette.

Another Year, Another Birthday, Another Wish

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Hilary Sheinbaum

Whether atop a cake, cookie, or stack of pancakes -- when I blow out candles celebrating another 365 days of my existence, my birthday wish is always the same: to be happy.

What Paul McCartney Taught Me

Janie Emaus | Posted 04.29.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

It seems almost impossible to have gotten to this age so quickly. Just yesterday I was 18, listening to Paul McCartney sing those words and thinking that 64 was a very, very, very long way off.

Hallmark Moment on My Birthday

Nancy Slotnick | Posted 04.27.2013 | New York
Nancy Slotnick

What kind of love do we share with family? Insults, criticism, unbridled emotion, long boring stories, unreasonable expectations. Sometimes we put our best foot forwards when we are in the company of strangers and we save the worst for family.

Family Ski Vacation Problems Solved

Lisa McElroy | Posted 04.14.2013 | Travel
Lisa McElroy

Thinking about a family ski vacation, but not sure where to go? Out of all the ski resorts I've visited, Winter Park Resort, about 70 miles from the Denver airport, is by far the best for families.

Doing 60 in a 30 Zone: A Birthday Celebration

Janie Emaus | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

While the young girls hover around their computers and cellphones, posting the day's activities on Facebook and Skyping with friends back home, we older ladies sit on the deck, sipping margaritas looking up at the sky. We know there will be plenty of time later to look at our photos.

7 Tips For Changing Your Life's Direction Today

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 04.07.2013 | Fifty
Laura Berman Fortgang

Bodies age, minds go soft, knowledge becomes obsolete and technology will blur it all. That means that to stay on top of your game in the career world and in life, you have to become more and more adept at letting go of what is no longer serving you.

Switching Up Date Night

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 03.11.2013 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

The babysitter was lined up. The friends gave restaurant suggestions. I had already put on mascara. My husband wanted me to meet him in NYC for dinner to celebrate my birthday. It was a fun idea, possibly even romantic, since that's our old pre-Suburbia stomping grounds. I didn't go.

How To Turn 40 Without Freaking Out

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 03.05.2013 | Women
Claudia Zelevansky

I want to be that person for whom this looming event has no meaning. I met someone like that yesterday, but instead of absorbing her wisdom, all I could think was that she was a big, fat (tall, skinny) liar in very high-end gym clothes. I almost hissed.

Happy Birthday, 'A Clockwork Orange!'

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.18.2013 | College

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 19, the 354th day of 2012. There are 12 days left in the year. ...

Denmark's Rules Go Too Far

Adam Pervez | Posted 01.29.2013 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Living in Denmark was like living in an alternate reality. If you are single and turn 25, you will be covered from head to toe in cinnamon by your friends during the celebration.

PHOTOS: Happy 70th Birthday, Joe Biden!

The Huffington Post | Amanda McGowan & Jessica Misener | Posted 11.20.2012 | Style

Photos of you and Sasha Obama still make our hearts melt.

Which Post 50 Stars Were Born In November?

Posted 11.01.2012 | Fifty

Hey all you post 50s turning one year older this month: Have no shame in proclaiming your new age, because trust us, you are not alone. Some of our fa...

Counting Candles

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 10.25.2012 | Women
Jeanine Celeste Pang

"Amazing genes!" many would say when learning the ages of my 99-year-old grandfather and 94-year-old grandmother. "You'll live to be 100." "101," I would reply, as if entitled to some borrowed fortitude.

Celebrating My Mother at 90

Joanne Tombrakos | Posted 12.17.2012 | Women
Joanne Tombrakos

My mother celebrates 90 years today. She's asked me to keep it a secret. To tell people she is only 89. For some reason, she seems to think this sounds better. I beg to differ. Here's why.

Mom Has Growing Pains as Triplets Turn 4

Kerry Lyons | Posted 12.12.2012 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

The triplets had a great day -- a day punctuated by some classic kid quotes that make me want to bottle them up and keep them small forever. Here are a few of my faves from the past few days.

I'm Excited About Turning 30, and Here's Why

Selena Soo | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Selena Soo

To me, the more experiences we accumulate, the greater clarity we can have about the life we really want to live. If each day, we take just one bold step towards what we truly want, eventually it is possible to create the life of our dreams.

Happy Birthday, Josh Mandel

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat, state Treasurer Josh Mandel, cannot get a free pass from Ohio Democrats even on his birthday. T...

A Letter to My Daughter on Her 6th Birthday

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 11.20.2012 | Parents
Wendy Fontaine

When I was pregnant, I tried to imagine what you'd be like. I thought you might like flowers and the color pink, so I decorated your room in violets and made you a rose-colored quilt. Today, your bedroom is covered in Star Wars posters and pictures of sharks.