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How Important Is Chemistry in a Friendship?

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 07.24.2014 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Think of some of your closest friends and try to image just meeting them at a coffee shop as strangers the first time, not knowing anything about them -- would you be so blown away by every single one of them, convinced you needed to see them again soon? Not likely.

12 Secret Reasons Why People Like Your Posts on Social Media

Brian Hanley | Posted 07.23.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

After all, the two of you haven't spoken in months. Why emerge from the woodwork now? Did she really like Game of Thrones, or was it rather your attention that she sought, and succeeded, to garner?

Slo-mo Is My New Mojo

Edie Weinstein | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

Writing this while listening to the soothing sounds of the surf, grateful for some time away from the hustle and bustle my life had become. Wishing th...

Be Light - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.23.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


I Never Forgot My First Friend. Facebook Brought Us Back Together Years Later

Elizabeth Mahon | Posted 07.23.2014 | Good News
Elizabeth Mahon

So I went on Facebook to search for her. I wanted to see if she remembered me and if perhaps there was a chance of reconnecting, if only to say hello and briefly catch up. When I found her, I sent a message describing who I was and asking if she remembered me. She did.

Spoleto Festival Dei 2Mondi

Paula H. Noe | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I love arts festivals, especially the opportunity to see so many new and interesting and challenging performances, and the Spoleto Festival dei 2Mondi was really amazing.

Your Closest Friend - Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 07.22.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


A Network of Friends

Ellen Goodlett | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Ellen Goodlett

It didn't hit me until I met a newcomer at work, a woman who had just moved to New York City from California, brand new to the industry.

Why Facebook Is The Ideal Over-50 Community

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Abby Rodman, LICSW

On Facebook, we trot out our best selves (and selfies) and comment on friends' posts with all the enthusiasm of a kindergarten teacher whose class has finally lined up quietly for the first time.

Bully in the School Yard

Jim Moore | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
Jim Moore

When a kid, or a nation, or a community of nations, is terrorized by a bully who acts with unconcealed confidence that no one will challenge him or intervene on behalf of his victims, it is up to each kid, each nation, each community of nations, to stop being afraid and act quickly, powerfully, and decisively.

The Difference Between 'I'm Sorry' and 'I've Been There'

Scott Stabile | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Stabile

If you can relate to someone going through a difficult time, try to find the strength to let them know. Allow yourself to be vulnerable enough to revisit your own pain and to share it, in words or in energy. Let them know that you are there for them, and that you can empathize with what they're experiencing.

Tips for Hosting The Perfect Baby Shower

Svitlana Flom | Posted 07.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Svitlana Flom

When planning a baby shower it is perfectly alright to make it your DIY project, you can also have fun doing it.

My Friend Thinks I Don't Work Because I'm a Writer

Mary Novaria | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Novaria

No, I don't punch a time clock, work on the assembly line or have a corner office. I may have the flexibility to run you to the airport, take my mother to the doctor, or babysit my sister's kid, but it's not because I don't work.

My Facation (Facebook Vacation) Time

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Technology
Howard Steven Friedman

It is a cliché that your true friends are those who support you through troubled times. Similarly, a measure of friendship is the willingness to invest in the relationship -- investing time, effort, and emotion.

Why You Need Your Girlfriends In Midlife More Than Ever

Susan Pace | Posted 07.22.2014 | Fifty
Susan Pace

One joy in reaching midlife is that I know my friends and I are still pals after all these years not because we are bound by PTA or corporate meetings, but because we have all thrown every possible foible onto the table along with plenty of glasses of wine.

Should You Listen to Your Best Friend?

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

What if we could really be mirrors for each other -- and believe the truths that our greatest friends reflected back to us?

Friendship for the Single Guy

Stanley Ely | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Stanley Ely

What I remember best from Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet" comes from his chapter on friendship. "Let your best be for your friend," he writes. That has stuck in my mind since, living single, friendships may occupy a more essential role to me than to the partnered guy.

Mind Your Busyness In 10 Steps

Melanie Young | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I don't mind being busy. But I mind when being busy becomes non productive or even wasted time. More important, keeping busy should not keep you from enjoying your life and taking care of yourself.

Tariq: New York City, April 14, 2009

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

It's around midnight in Chinatown, where we're filming this week, and the normal bustle of daytime has given way to late night quietness. As I step...

Womance vs. Bromance

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

In April of this year, I met an extraordinary woman. To say that she is my BFF does not adequately describe our relationship. She is straight, and I am a lesbian. For the most part, I have never found a need to define my nonsexual relationships. With her it is different.

All The Women I Have Been

Jessica Pan | Posted 07.11.2014 | Women
Jessica Pan

Forgetting can be a beautiful thing, but sometimes we live too much in the present. We forget about all the girls and women we have been.

Do Married Friends Exclude You Because You're Divorced?

Emma Johnson | Posted 07.09.2014 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

My social life is different now that I'm not married. When I was married, there were times I went out with my girlfriends, and there were times when my husband and I went out as a couple with other couples.

5 Ways Your Friends Make You Happier, Healthier And An All-Around Better Person

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.09.2014 | Healthy Living

Where would we be without our friends? Not only do they lift us up when we're down and celebrate when we're successful, they're essentially an exte...

How to Be Supportive When a Friend Is Seriously Ill

Lisa Newlin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Lisa Newlin

As someone who has been seriously ill, I've learned the hard way what actions by friends can help and what actions can hurt. From lupus to depression to cancer and everything in between, knowing how to act around someone who is sick is a skill many people lack.

Listening to Jesus: The Waste of Worry

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

The hiking path meandered through the forested moutainside. My companion and I kept pushing up the hill. It was a steady incline and my legs were beginning to feel the burn of my effort.