iOS app Android app

Childhood Memories

F is for Father and Forgiveness: A Thanksgiving Story

Loren Kleinman | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Loren Kleinman

My father is the type of guy that demanded your attention. He could tell you to f*ck off and inspire you within those same seconds. He held the key to wisdom and business secrets.

10 Life-Changing Books We Read Growing Up

Next Avenue | Linda Bernstein | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Bernstein Let me begin with this: The kind of YA (Young Adult) books that are marketed to teens these days (th...

Things I Miss About Being A Kid

Kathy Radigan | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Laughing so hard that milk shot out of my nose. Sometimes, I could achieve this state of hysteria with just my two sisters, but usually, it only happened when we were with our male cousins.

Bring It On: October 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

Since my diagnosis, I am thankful to live through 10 Octobers as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, adorning more birthday candles on my much healthier adult birthday cake.

Love, Death and Innkeeping: Tricks and Treats

Melissa Levis | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
Melissa Levis

This will be my first Halloween in Vermont since I went as the Pink Panther in 5th grade. Despite my advanced education and 20 years as a New Yorker, not that much has actually changed, as I still dress in pink on a daily basis.

Mom Captures Everyday Beauty In 365-Day Photo Project

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents

Ginger Unzueta finds joy in the details: her children's messes, their big smiles, their cuddles. To document life's fleeting moments, the photographer...

My D Day: The Death of My Dad 46 Years Ago

Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D. | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy M. Cappello, Ph.D.

As I remember his passing at the 46th anniversary of his death, I ponder about the 'what-ifs' and how we miss his presence all these years. I also acknowledge my good fortune and blessings as I enjoyed 15 years with a phenomenal dad whose legacy has lived on through his children and grandchildren. His short biography has made a profound influence on my life for good.

What Proust Has To Do With Our Nostalgia For School Lunch

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.09.2014 | Taste

Our sense of smell has the most immediate connection to our memories.

A Tale of Two Suicides and a Story of One

David Toussaint | Posted 10.15.2014 | Gay Voices
David Toussaint

None of my own experiences combined with what I know of my father's life make me think any less of a person who chooses suicide. In this week of unhappy reflection, I've found myself repeating that phrase a lot. Who are any of us to understand what pain another is going through, or to what depths?

What I Realized About My First Sexual Experience

Katie Tandy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

I can't decide if it's sad, strange or neither that I don't know when I realized that was my first orgasm.

My Kids Are Grown and Gone But My Nest Is Far From Empty

Laurie Levy | Posted 08.05.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Why is my house still filled with so much stuff my grown children, who have children and homes of their own, have left behind?

Each Father's Day, I Remember

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Alexandra Rosas

My parents would have parties in our basement and the old records from South America would be pulled out. My father, with a brown bottle of beer in his hand and the always-present 1960′s fixture of a cigarette hanging from his lower lip, would slide his feet back and forth.

Yagana Shah

11 Vintage Toys From Our Childhood That We Still Love Today

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty

Few things define our childhood memories like the toys we grow up playing with. We all had our favorite toy that we just couldn't be without, whether ...

How Do You Measure a Grandma's Legacy?

Diana Grycan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Diana Grycan

I approached my grandmother with my desperate desire to have this doll. My grandmother always had what she called her "kinipple" stashed away in her purse that she hid behind the living room drapes

Say Cheese! Documenting Our Lives in Every Imaginable Pose

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Christy Heitger-Ewing

There are poses beside the limo. In the limo. On top of the limo. There are solo poses. Group poses. Date poses. And then a nice mixture of all the aforementioned. There are poses by ponds with ducks. Poses with duck faces. This picture extravaganza is not just limited to prom night.

Mother's Memories and Making Spring Rolls

Andrew Lam | Posted 07.09.2014 | Taste
Andrew Lam

I want my mother, that is, at her best: cooking and providing for her family.

Things I Learned (and Wish I Had Learned) From Mom

Lori Ferraro | Posted 07.05.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

Like many little girls, I grew up in awe of my mom. I thought she was the prettiest, hippest, kindest woman on the planet.

Why It Makes Sense to Take Awesome Trips With Your 2-Year-Old

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Martin Varsavsky

I am a father of six children, not a child psychologist. So what I am about to say comes from experience not academia. But still I think it's valid. And it refers to a question that somebody asked me that went like this.

Friendship and Other Superpowers

Tara Hedman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Tara Hedman

Friendships help clear our paths. Paths that were made dangerous long before that friend arrived on the scene. Friends can walk beside, share our burdens, and penetrate the gray bubble of shame and fear. No small feat.

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Laurie Schacht | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

While there are a ton of hands-on, creativity-inspiring messy toys on the market, sometimes, it's good to just work with what you have.

An Epic Winter, When You're A Kid

Carissa K | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

Yes, this winter has been a really long one for you and for me. But for our kids, this will likely be the winter that settles right into that sacred spot of their hearts reserved for only the most special of times.

The Briefness And Beauty Of Childhood

Jeff Bogle | Posted 04.21.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

They will never again be as young or as old as they are right now. Or now. Or now.

Scientists Pinpoint The Age At Which Our Earliest Memories Fade

Posted 01.29.2014 | Healthy Living

By very virtue of being human, everyone has experienced infancy and toddlerhood. So why can most adults not remember anything that happened before the...

For the Love of My Sister

Robin Korth | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

My sister Laurie was a year and a half older than me and always two years ahead of me in school. She was also my best friend and "almost twin." In our...

Early Childhood Recollections Reveal Insights Into an Individual's Personality

Arthur J. Clark | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Arthur J. Clark

What early memories seem to serve is a way of understanding what life is like or about. In other words, the remembrances are purposeful and suggest that life is a place of support, caution, curiosity, or other ways of being.