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Mickey Rooney, Up Close and Personal

Charlie Carillo | Posted 04.08.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

He was being Mickey Rooney, the only thing he'd ever known. And he was still out there, swinging for the fences.

WATCH: Dean Martin's Daughter: 'He Never Wanted Us To Embarrass Him'

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

April 5th marks the 40th anniversary of Dean Martin’s last episode of the "Dean Martin Variety Show." His daughter, Deana Martin, shared on HuffPost...

I Used to Be Married

Pamme Boutselis | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamme Boutselis

My husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease just after he turned 40. A talented long-distance runner and veteran of many first-place race finishes and successful marathons, he was an extremely athletic and healthy man. When his foot started to drag and a tremor found its way into his left arm and hand, I somehow knew he had this disease but had no idea just what the implications might be.

What Happened When I Got a Facebook Request From the Father I Don't Really Know

Dee Rene | Posted 03.21.2014 | Women
Dee Rene

I first learned my dad's birthday when he sent me a request on Facebook. For years, it was one piece of information that haunted me. When had the person that had given birth to me received life? I contemplated it as much as wondering the exact day he decided to leave me behind.

How To Take Kids Sledding -- Without An Actual Sled

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Parents

Given that Texas only gets an annual snowfall of about 1.3 inches, the chances of a family owning an actual sled are slim. Which means that if stormy ...

How Justice Was Served Thanks to My Father

Estelle Sobel Erasmus | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Estelle Sobel Erasmus

My dad gave me hope. Hope that I would be vindicated. That this experience wouldn't be for naught.

Why I Use My Middle Name

Michael Gene Sullivan | Posted 04.09.2014 | Black Voices
Michael Gene Sullivan

I still miss my father very much, and wish I could talk to him about so many things. Everything. It's hard to appreciate people when they are around, but I hope he always knew how much I loved him.

That Time I Attended the Maxim Super Bowl Party With My Father, His New Wife, and My Boyfriend

Benjamin Solomon | Posted 04.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Benjamin Solomon

Though I have an enviable relationship with my father (for a gay man) and hang out with him and his wife occasionally at their home in New Jersey, I was taken aback by the randomness of his request. We don't often go to exclusive nightlife events together.

Absent Parents Get Involved

Sojourner Marable Grimmett | Posted 03.08.2014 | Divorce
Sojourner Marable Grimmett

Dealing with divorce as a young adult was extremely painful. However, I always felt truly blessed and very fortunate to have two amazing parents who loved us unconditionally. I couldn't imagine not having a relationship with either parent. Nor could I imagine them not wanting to be an important part in our lives.

Collage

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Neubauer

COLLAGE Yesterday I threw out my career. Today I threw out my father and uncle's business. In his impeccable handwriting, my father kept all the boo...

'Getting Old Sucks!'

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.12.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Jim Taylor

My father has only been truly old, as defined by his health and functioning, for perhaps five years, yet he was young and vigorous for decades before that. It takes time for perception to catch up with reality, but I'm not sure it ever does.

The Beloved Son

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

Standing behind our lived experience is an 'ideal' of how we think -- or perhaps it's a preconscious knowing -- this relationship could be or should be. The Father, we feel, should bring out the highest in the Son.

Watch How Far They'll Go For Candy

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.14.2013 | Parents

Who knew that candy had the power to turn two young grasshoppers into ninjas? This dad knew. ...

Death Is Not Destroy

Yasmin Grothé | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Yasmin Grothé

At one point I called him one night, panic-stricken, asking what I was going to do without him and he calmly said: "But sweetheart, if death was such a huge problem, don't you think we would have found a solution already?"

The God of No Compromise and the Government Shutdown

Morgan Guyton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

For many of us who grew up evangelical, the word "compromise" has always been a bad word. It means to allow non-Christian values and influences to corrupt your devotion to Biblical truth.

Torn Between Two Women

Dr. Lawrence M. Schall | Posted 11.17.2013 | Fifty
Dr. Lawrence M. Schall

The grave they had dug was snuggled right next to the love of his life for certain, but the wrong one.

It's Time For A Paradigm Shift: Teen Dads As Community Leaders

Brooke Richie-Babbage | Posted 11.17.2013 | Impact
Brooke Richie-Babbage

As a lawyer working with low-income single parents and their children, I saw first-hand the unique frustrations of the young Black and Latino fathers that I worked with as they attempted to effectively parent the children they loved, while also navigating the trials and tribulations of adolescence.

Funeral Pre-Planning: Your Final Act of Love

Nancy Cronk | Posted 11.10.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Cronk

Have we done what we need to do to protect the people closest to us who will be left behind? Are our spouses, our children, or are partners prepared to make important decisions on our behalf, and have we given them clear instructions for doing so? I

"How to Babysit a Grandpa"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.02.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Being a grandfather comes with many important responsibilities, such as making funny faces, engaging in baby talk and otherwise behav...

Lessons I Learned From My Parents: Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 10.26.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

The next lesson I learned was that the concept of the 'evil stepmother' developed for good reason. Unfortunately, there is an inherent conflict of interest between a new spouse and children from a prior marriage or relationship.

WATCH: Todd Bridges On Healing From Sexual Abuse

OWN | Posted 08.20.2013 | OWN

Todd Bridges rose to fame on the hit show "Diff'rent Strokes," but his life spiraled out of control after the show went off the air in the mid-'80s. I...

Lessons I Learned From My Parents: Part III

Mark Baer | Posted 10.17.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

When people consider the impact of divorce on children, they typically focus on minor children. Is this because they somehow believe that once children reach the age of majority, their parents' divorce doesn't affect them?

A Mental Health Moment After the Trial

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices
Linda Harding-Bond

It's good to rally and march; coming together for a common cause can be mentally and emotionally healing. But right now, I do not want to be approached by anyone who does not look like me to discuss the verdict.

The Best Bad Parenting Pranks for Father's Day (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.16.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Father's Day is about honoring the great Dads out there who have really made a difference in their children's lives. And what better way to recogniz...

A Father's Day Thank You

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

How do you protect a child from harm, make sure they do what needs to be done, learn what they need to learn -- while at the same time making sure they don't conclude I'm powerless or I'm not good enough?