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The Truth About How Love Happens

Ashley McDonald | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Ashley McDonald

The truth about love is that it can happen at any moment. It can happen right away, like it did for my mother. It can happen in five years, six months. Or it can happen in just two weeks.

Declaration of Joy

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.07.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

When did the feeling that being happy is frivolous take root in so many of us? It's our own perverse protection mechanism that keeps us in a low vi...

Why I Don't Celebrate LGBT Pride Month

Akilah Bolden-Monifa | Posted 07.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Akilah Bolden-Monifa

LGBT Pride Month has become more about paying lip service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community than it is about addressing the real issues that affect us. It is a token gesture, implying that everyone can ignore our issues for the other 11 months of the year.

27 Lessons I've Learned Before My 27th Birthday

Amelia Shroyer | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Amelia Shroyer

Times of heartbreak and hardship come and go, and even at your lowest low, there is always a bright side. A little patience and a lot of self-love go a long way. Red wine and dark chocolate don't hurt either.

Every Anniversary Is Golden

Jim Moret | Posted 06.16.2014 | Weddings
Jim Moret

As I lay gazing at Keri, still fast asleep, I saw her beautiful face. Even in slumber I felt her beautiful spirit. I realized then what I guess it took me a lifetime to know for certain -- every anniversary is golden. So is every day.

High School Graduation Etiquette Q & A

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 06.16.2014 | Education
Lisa Mirza Grotts

High school graduation etiquette involves several steps, for both future graduates and their friends and family.

There's More Than One Reason To Celebrate Father's and Mother's Day

Susan Saper Galamba | Posted 06.12.2014 | Parents
Susan Saper Galamba

Parenting is a tough job, and not everyone is cut out for it. There aren't prerequisites or interviews to ensure that a person is the best candidate. It's all on-the-job training.

What Is the Power of Celebration?

Michael Feeley | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Feeley

Don't put celebration off for another moment or for a special occasion. Tap into it. Step in and live the joyous power of celebrating and being grateful for life.

Celebrate the Endangered Species Act on Endangered Species Day

Noah Greenwald | Posted 05.16.2014 | Green
Noah Greenwald

The Act has been 99 percent successful at preventing the extinction of species under its protection. Scientists estimate that were it not for the Endangered Species Act, at least 227 species would have gone extinct.

Easy Style Tips for a Memorial Day BBQ

Marilyn Oliveira | Posted 05.14.2014 | HuffPost Home
Marilyn Oliveira

I've come up with a few ways to infuse some old fashioned patriotism into your Memorial Day get-together -- it's as easy as adding red, white, and blue, so consider star-spangling your event with the simple tips below.

Brewnited We Stand: The Roots Of American Craft Brewing

Julia Herz | Posted 07.08.2014 | Taste
Julia Herz

Beer. It's deeply rooted in this country's framework.

Mother's Day Walk Celebrates the Miracle of Mom

Karl Romain | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Karl Romain

This Sunday, May 11, over 1,000 people are expected to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge in support of victims and survivors of domestic violence. The walk will highlight the lives of those lost, and those who have overcome domestic violence.

Do Gay Dads Celebrate Mother's Day?

Brent Almond | Posted 07.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

In honor of the mothers and motherly types in our lives and in the lives of our children, here are some of the ways real gay dads have made this maternal holiday their own.

Mother's Day Brunch or Breakfast in Bed?

Catie Parrish | Posted 04.25.2014 | HuffPost Home
Catie Parrish

If fighting the crowds or making a reservation sounds like too much work, dining at home is the way to go. Whether you go simple or sumptuous, here are ideas for making Mother's Day morning one she'll love.

The Married State

Debora Spar | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Debora Spar

They got married six days before she died. After 34 years together. At what she certainly must have known was the end of her life, Barbara finally did what so many of us take for granted: she married the love of her life.

Out of Darkness, a Light Breaks

Daniel Davis | Posted 05.25.2014 | Arts
Daniel Davis

Such cruel tragedies are never easy to handle, and doubly so when the victim was a young woman whose spirit brightened the lives of all around her. But Ben was a contemporary Christian artist and worship leader at a large church. How was this soul-rending tragedy going to square with his faith? How could a loving God allow such things?

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.

If It's March, Eat, Sing and Be Crafty

Greg Schwem | Posted 04.28.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Sorry, Mr. President.

Guys, Tell Your Mom Before It's Too Late... A Valentine Message

David Kanegis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

It was your individualism, strength of character, forthrightness, willingness to fight the system and especially your independence that informed the man I am today.

Obituaries and Valentines

Pat Taylor | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Pat Taylor

Obituaries and valentines: two words that one rarely sees side by side on the greeting card rack at the drugstore or on the list of options provided b...

Life Beneath the Surface

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Naphtali Hoff

Tu B'Shvat is the Jewish New Year for trees. It is often marked with joyous tunes, tree planting ceremonies (in Israel), and the consumption of many fruit. So if Tu B'Shvat isn't a festival, why do we celebrate it and what is its function?

Doomed to Hell Fire and Damn-the-Nation

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 02.25.2014 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

Four days before Christmas my neighbor invited me to a "Christmas concert" at her church. I like music and the inspiring classical sound of carols and church songs can be quite lovely. So I accepted her generous invitation and was whisked away a few days later in the early afternoon to imbibe the musicality of the season.

7 Years: Love, Celebrate, Growth

Lisa Ellen Niver | Posted 03.01.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Ellen Niver

Soon we will be celebrating the day we met nearly seven years ago. It has been an incredible amazing fantastic voyage and we cannot wait to see what happens in 2014!

Where's the Bubbly? Best New Year's Eve Parties in San Francisco

Party Earth | Posted 02.19.2014 | San Francisco
Party Earth

If you don't have plans for the most festive night of the year yet, don't fret. We've put together this list of the hottest New Year's Eve events in San Francisco.

Reasons to Drink Number Two: We Drink to Remember

Dan Miles | Posted 02.21.2014 | Comedy
Dan Miles

What it all comes down to is liquid punctuation. The drinking isn't the occasion itself, just a handy excuse. It doesn't form the backbone, but can cap it off beautifully like a drinkable full stop. It can add a moment of drama in the form of a raised glass, help us pause for a moment and take stock.