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Happy Thinks-giving

Steven Crandell | Posted 11.26.2014 | Technology
Steven Crandell

Here's an idea. This year, turn Thanksgiving into Thinks-giving. Unplug. Yup. The whole day without digital engagement. No screens. No big balloon parades. No football.

How to Stay Friends for 30 Years

Amy Byrnes | Posted 11.26.2014 | Women
Amy Byrnes

We've become much more than the one-dimensional girls who met 30 years ago. All that loss -- of spouses, parents and dreams of the perfect lives we thought awaited us -- has let us connect with each other in a more real way. We tease and joke and boss, but there's a softness to it now.

Teens Have Fewer Friends, But They're Less Lonely Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.26.2014 | Science

Much has been written in recent years about how personal electronics and social networking services seem to be isolating us more and more from each ot...

"Unfollowed" Into Happiness

Josh Sabarra | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Josh Sabarra

The decision to write an honest and candid memoir about "coming out" and living life authentically should be accompanied by a list of side effects similar to that of the antidepressant Lexapro: confusion, headaches and sleeping problems.

I Lost A Friend Today

Beth Whitley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Beth Whitley

They say that a crisis really shows you who your friends are. I don't subscribe to many things that "they" say, but this one, yes.

Why I'm Thankful That I Stutter

Madeline Wahl | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Stuttering was always considered a flaw. It was something that I had to live with for the rest of my life. Something that could be fixed -- maybe -- but would take years of effort. Everyone stutters at some point or another but for me it happened more often than I'd like and at times there was nothing I could do to fix it.

The 5 Types of Friends All Women Need

Angela Keck | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Angela Keck

Every one of us needs that one friend who knows more about any given subject than we do. If you need advice on parenting, on cooking, on finding a mate or balancing your bank statement, this is the friend to call.

Letters Left in London By Anonymous

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.21.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

For over a year now I have been writing letters to strangers anonymously and leaving them around London for someone to find in the hope that I will bring some warmth, comfort or encouragement to that person. Why, you may ask?

Moms Need Friends, Too

Karen Cordano | Posted 11.24.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

I tried to play it cool around her, didn't want her to know that I was in desperate friend-love with her. On Facebook I wrote frequent, obsessively creepy status updates chronicling my quest to awkwardly befriend her.

Deberah Goldman: New York City, September 2014

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 11.21.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Robert G. Zuckerman

Meeting Deberah for the first time is similar to when I met Judith Kraier a few years ago. It is a powerful, kindred connection of being in a small...

We're All in This Together. Except for the Jerks Who Don't Like the Same Movies As You.

James Napoli | Posted 11.20.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

I mean, it's great that we all possess a hidden wellspring of compassion that allows us to extend a hand to a stranger in trouble, but I don't know what I'd do if I found out the person to whom I was about to extend a kindness actually admitted to liking Jack Reacher.

I'm Proof That Online Friendships Are Just As Important As Real Life Ones

Isabel Song | Posted 11.19.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

My then-limited connections on Twitter weren't enough for me. I felt rather overwhelmed with life and alone in my problems, and even though I told myself that I'm not the only one going through these issues, it didn't help.

12 Things That Did Not Happen When I Became A Mom

Heather Spohr | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Heather Spohr

I did not stop having interests. Some of them have evolved, and some might have dropped away, but I still find things other than my kids to care about! Imagine that.

Have A Great Recipe? Don't Send It To Me

Roz Warren | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

One thing was becoming very clear: The crowd I run with doesn't cook. I have friends from all walks of life. Writers. Lawyers. Artists. Accountants. Syndicated Cartoonists. Rich and poor, young and old, all with one thing in common: They wouldn't be exchanging any recipes.

Gratitude Speaks: Katharine L'Heureux, Founder of Kahina Giving Beauty

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Miriam Ava

Gratitude Speaks creates worlds. Gratitude Speaks brings forth what has not existed before. It's wild, and free, and magical.

A Letter To The People We Used To Know

Lexi Herrick | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

I wish you weren't a person that I used to know. I see your life in photos like I watch strangers in a film. Brief texting has replaced deep conversation and secret-sharing. Memories have replaced realities

What Your Favorite Wine Says About You

Bustle | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women

As a modern, liberal city-dwelling woman, I really don't care to judge who you are or what you do, but please know that I will judge the sh*t out of your wine choice.

Divorce Confidential: Tips for a Healthy Marriage

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.16.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Just because you're married, doesn't mean dating goes out the window. It's easy to find yourself in the same monotonous routine once you're married, especially given all the new responsibilities you may face as a couple and as parents.

LOOK: Best Friends Recreate Childhood Photo 20 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.17.2014 | Good News

Updated 11/17/2014, 9:25 a.m. Nearly 20 years ago, a group of six kids gathered around a table in their hometown of Los Angeles and smiled for a pi...

Get Your Sh*# Together When Everything Is Falling Apart

Erin Cox | Posted 11.16.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Cox

The other morning was a hilarious train wreck. I started my day with deliberate calm by getting myself completely up and in my workout clothes, applying a little makeup, and spending a good 40-minutes in meditation and prayer. It was going to be a day of flow and ease!

The 10 People You Need To Survive Your Divorce

Katy Blevins | Posted 11.13.2014 | Divorce
Katy Blevins

If there is one and only one certainty in the brutality of a bad divorce, it's that you need a support system in place to make it to the other side in one piece.

Trust Is a Weird Thing

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy Trust is a weird thing. "It has to be deserved," I once said to a person I just met and got him really upset. He believed that t...

7 Ways To Shorten The Distance Between You And Your Best Friends

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Daffnee Cohen

Whether you're trying to rekindle an old friendship or build a stronger one, try these tips and see what comes of it.

The Nicest Thing I Have Ever Witnessed Someone Do for a Stranger

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.11.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

With the prediction of serious winter storms in Dallas, I headed to Walmart (with apparently every other person in town) to stock up on a few essentials before the storm hit.

Flying Solo

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

Many people hesitate to publicly embrace solitude due to a number of factors, mostly because of the negative judgment of others as well as fear. But here are some reasons why we should enjoy lone events...