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A Season of Darkness and Light

Kimberly Couzens | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Kimberly Couzens

Since the year I turned ten, the days following Thanksgiving have marked the arrival of my personal dark season. When sun sets too early and the temperature drops, I am brought back to the last day of my father's life.

10 Reasons To Be Proud Of Your Father

Marco Cáceres | Posted 12.21.2014 | Fifty
Marco Cáceres

When you're a child or a teenager, the tendency is to look at your father as a bit of a pain in the neck. But as you grow up, have a career, get married and have a family of your own and face the daily pressures of life as a father, you quickly realize that your father was much smarter, much wiser and much greater than you used to give him credit for.

How This News Anchor Found The Strength To Forgive Her Father

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.10.2014 | Parents

When she was growing up, Emmy Award-winning news anchor Kara Sundlun never had the chance to know her father. Later in life, though, father and daught...

What Parents Should Really Fear

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 12.04.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

I really appreciate when really smart scientists make their research easy to understand using stories, concepts, and analogies. Natalia uses the concept of the Worry Clock to illustrate how much parents should worry about dangers to their children.

The Wall

Steven Crandell | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

Sunrise is the most beautiful part of the day. First light. Don't matter if there are colors like a picture postcard or it's gray as water in a greasy sink. The darkness still fades. The light begins. Makes you feel alive like nothing else.

5 Screwed Up Lessons I Learned From My Dad

Jenn Scalia | Posted 12.02.2014 | Style
Jenn Scalia

I learned a lot of amazing lessons from this man. And even though we butt heads, I love him with all my heart. But the truth is I don't love everything about him.

With a Grateful Heart

Rev. Mae Elise Cannon | Posted 11.21.2014 | Religion
Rev. Mae Elise Cannon

Sometimes it is in these small moments and the regular observance of finding just one thing for which you're thankful that works together to create a grateful heart.

The Important Role Fathers Play In The Delivery Room

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents

Pop culture is notorious for mocking the stereotypical ways men react to seeing women give birth, but in everyday life, those moments are often far mo...

"Weather or Not"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.13.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am frequently under the weather, but I seldom know whether I will weather the storm that forecasters have forecast, which is why I can't predict what kind of weather I will be under.

Wait for Me Until I Welcome: Further Reflections From an Orthodox Rabbi to His Gay Children

Avi Orlow | Posted 11.10.2014 | Religion
Avi Orlow

If we think our tradition demands we risk our children's lives by not accepting them, like Avraham, maybe we are misreading our tradition. God does not need our defense, and God will most certainly be there when we get back. All our children are angels who are just waiting to be welcomed into the tent.

Dads Spending Time on Baby, Not Baby Talk

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

Fathers want to step up at home when it comes to caring for their children. But stepping up involves speaking up -- to their babies, which they may be less likely to do, according to a new study just published in the December 2014 issues of Pediatrics.

Somalia: Conundrum of an Activist

Sadia Ali Aden | Posted 11.04.2014 | World
Sadia Ali Aden

In order to genuinely win the hearts and minds of the ordinary citizens, the Somali leadership must not hasten making decisions on their behalf or self-interest by signing any treaty at a disadvantaged position with countries that have more negative record than positive.

Why Horseplay Is Vital For Your Kids

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

Situational safety has its place. Being chronically concerned about children's safety does not. Children will get hurt.

Dare to Be 100: Humble Pie -- Time Always Wins

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

My ego bruise at my slowness encroaching on my annual marathon record is a powerful signal, not to stop, but instead to have a more modest goal. Accordingly, in four weeks I will run my first half-marathon across the Golden Gate Bridge and back.

What 50 Fathers Told Me About Parenthood

Jordan Gray | Posted 11.23.2014 | Parents
Jordan Gray

The world needs intentional people... leaders, teachers, lovers, and parents. And I'm starting to think that my nervousness around "Will I be a good enough father?" is all the more reason for me to be a father in the first place.

What You Haven't Heard in Coverage of the Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Allegations

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 11.18.2014 | Sports
Christopher A. Brown

Taking a switch to a 4-year-old in today's world, or in the world of the recent or distant past, is simply a form of abusive, fear-based punishment meant to inflict pain. It in no way teaches or guides.

(Not) Following in My Father's Footsteps

Tyler Selee | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Tyler Selee

After my dad passed, I realized I did not want to live my life in the same fashion. I was blowing off friends to work late, work on a Saturday, or just catch up on sleep. My hobbies were getting less and less attention. My already significant depression and anxiety were growing in severity.

Travel Lessons: Time Is the Only Currency

Cliff Hsia | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Travel teaches you that time is really the only valuable currency in life. We all start out with the same bank account with a deposit of about 30,000 days in our lives (approximately 82 years).

25 Years After Losing My Father to Suicide, Sadness Resurfaces

Heather Mundt | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Mundt

Regardless of the cause of death, grief is the same. One doesn't trump the other in that department. Losing a loved one, for lack of a better word, sucks. Period.

A Letter To Dad: Thank You For Everything I Never Saw

Jordan Gray | Posted 10.25.2014 | Good News
Jordan Gray

I want to thank you for the times that you let me see you cry, so I could understand that when my friends told me that "boys don't cry," they weren't telling the truth.

Here's What All Divorced Dads Need To Know

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 10.12.2014 | Divorce
Joel Schwartzberg

While dozens of factors can make divorced and remarried dads feel insecure, one fact puts them to rest: Kids are brought into this world by one and only one man. If you're a divorced dad, here's a hint: IT'S YOU.

The Pedestal

Jeff Hay | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Jeff Hay

While some parents look forward to their child's graduation or wedding day, I think I am now looking forward to the day my kids discover I am human. What a relief that day will be!!

I Know A Guy

Justine Solot | Posted 09.23.2014 | Parents
Justine Solot

I know a guy who grew up with no sisters and hardly any friends of the opposite sex, but was happy to grow old surrounded women. I know a guy who didn't wish for a son and grew irritated by anyone who presumed he wanted anything other than his daughters.

On Reflection: A Non-Muslim's One Day of Ramadan

Khalid El Khatib | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Khalid El Khatib

Through my 20s, I've fasted for Ramadan three days total. I've participated for superficial reasons: because my father asked me to, with a curious coworker, and to prove I could. I resolve that this time -- the last fast of my 20s -- will be different.

Dad Said What? Reinventing My Views On Fatherhood

Nancy Michaels | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Nancy Michaels

The first motivational speaker in my life was my dad. He preached to us at an early age, when we asked for something, by saying, "Wish in one hand, sh*t in the other, and tell me which one fills up faster." Touché. We learned not to keep asking.