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All You Need Is...

Laurie Satran | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Laurie Satran

I will always be reminded how fragile we are and how unpredictable life is. And that despite how strong and independent we think we are and we think we need to be, there will come a time when we realize, all we really need is each other.

Are Friendships a Key to Longevity?

Elizabeth Gavino | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gavino

Have you found where you feel a sense of belonging -- among a group of people who understand you? Belonging and interacting is a very integral pie...

Forgive or Forget It

Mark Matousek | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Friendships are the great overlooked love affairs of our lives. On the hierarchy of emotional connections, we place even our dearest friends several rungs beneath lovers and family, and only slightly higher than colleagues, all too often, in the pecking order of who gets attention.

Go Coast To Coast In The Time It Takes To Eat Your Lunch

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 06.23.2014 | Travel

When Connor Magill decided to accompany two friends on a weeklong, cross-country road trip, the only thing he set out to videotape was the "Hollywood ...

Is It Time for a 'Friendervention'?

Melanie Young | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

We're all too polite when it comes to telling people how we feel, or sharing our opinions. We don't want to hurt people's feelings or make them mad. But it's far more maddening when someone won't tell you to your face what people are saying behind your back.

10 Ways to Love a Grieving Friend

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

Unless it is a cultural taboo, do not shy away from mentioning the dead person's name or talking about the situation. If he or she had been arrested, you would use their name and talk about the details. A horrible thing has happened, and many people are hurting.

10 Annoying Things About Having a Friend Hotter Than You

Brad Wheelis | Posted 06.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Wheelis

Ever since I came out, it seems I've always had at least one friend who is way hotter than I am. Here are my observations of this sometimes annoying relationship dynamic.

My Friend Michael And The Power Of Acknowledgement

Mike Schwager | Posted 06.09.2014 | Religion
Mike Schwager

Something extraordinary happened in that room. In the midst of the roomful of people acknowledging each other for their best qualities, one could palpably feel the energy in the room spiraling up and rising. Until a moment came when the energy had lifted to a place of unification.

13 Reasons A Bestie Is Irreplaceable, As Told Through Our Favorite Fictional BFFs

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos & Amanda Duberman | Posted 06.09.2014 | Women

No one understands you like a best friend. Not your mom, not your sibling, not your spouse. A best friend will sit with you while you're crying, know ...

Ancient Folks in Sicily

Paula H. Noe | Posted 06.06.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

Sicily continues to amaze me. The history here is so multi-layered and so ancient that I, from Boston with its proud and (very) young history, am overwhelmed and find it incomprehensible on many levels when faced with 8000 years or so of history.

Whatever You Do, Don't Plan Your Bachelorette Party Here

Candice Russell | Posted 06.05.2014 | Weddings
Candice Russell

These scars tell tales, friends. My closet closely resembles an Alfred Angelo sample sale, I can tie a tulle bow in five seconds flat, and I know where to get the best price on Jordan almonds.

Stop It! 5 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress

Brad Wheelis | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Wheelis

Our lives are so busy these days, it's hard not to feel some stress at one point or another. But life doesn't have to be so stressful. Here are five simple tips to help alleviate anxiety and stress.

When You're the Last Single Gal Left

Akirah Robinson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Akirah Robinson

Being single can be tough, especially when most of your friends aren't. And boy, can I identify with this. Boy, can I ever...

The Third Wheel

Mawuena Akyea | Posted 06.03.2014 | Black Voices
Mawuena Akyea

I was not impressed with this city, but I was not here for the city, I was here for her. She was beautiful, a vision, and I wanted to just be with her. My illusion was starting to careen off into a dangerous dream.

Too Many Bras (and Other 'Unnecessaries')?

Paula H. Noe | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

When I came to Italy in September for my "senior year abroad," I brought a large suitcase and a medium-sized one, both full of items I thought were absolutely vital for my every-day life.

5 Kinds of School Friends All Moms Should Have

Galit Breen | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

The truth is, I learned as much from these moms as my son learned from their children. Here are the five kinds of mom school friends I was blessed to have these last two years.

8 Things That Happen When You Lose Your Best Friend

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Beth Leipholtz

The smallest things will spark memories of your 15-year friendship, and almost every single moment of your childhood involves her. Your friendship will be impossible to disregard because she shaped the person you are today.

Losing an Incidental Friend

Laura Stepp | Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Stepp

In an increasingly fast and fragmented world, our incidental friends ground us. The metaphor of a tent comes to mind: If our immediate family and close friends provide the framework and the canvas, incidental friends like Mary are the stakes making sure the canvas doesn't blow away. Until those incidental friends depart.

The Playground Skill I Want to Learn From My 4-Year-Old

Mark Joyella | Posted 05.30.2014 | Parents
Mark Joyella

In the space of an hour, my daughter was able to do effortlessly what I never -- as a child, or as an adult -- have been able to pull off: painlessly making friends.

5 Reasons You Should Prepare Nothing When You Move Abroad

Jessica Pan | Posted 05.30.2014 | Travel
Jessica Pan

Pick a place, pick a purpose, book your flight and go! Just go. Don't read a travel book. Don't search on every forum. Do not take a language class. GO! Now. Put your shoes on and get out of town. You should get to your destination with as little research as possible...

Requiem for a Buoyant, Enduring Spirit

Jessica Levco | Posted 05.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Levco

What impressed me the most about Lindsey is that cancer never defined her. It was just part of her story. The cancer crept into her healthy tissues, her bones, her organs, but it never got to her spirit. It never touched that.

3 Benefits of Having 'Couple Friends'

GalTime | Posted 05.29.2014 | Women

if you're looking to change up your date night routine, or add a dash of excitement to your love life, hanging out with other monogamous couples can be just what you need.

Friendships Matter

Sheldon D. Newton | Posted 05.29.2014 | Religion
Sheldon D. Newton

We need to ensure that the friends we choose are those who are uplifting, encouraging, believing and helpful to our purpose. Here are just a few wisdom tips for choosing right, godly and wholesome friends.

I Still Just Don't Understand

Paula H. Noe | Posted 05.29.2014 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

I have been living my dream in Italy since September, so I have been watching and learning and trying hard to comprehend since then, with mixed succes...

Eliminate Competition to Authentically Celebrate Successes of Others

Erin Cox | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

The key is to continually work toward complete authenticity at which point you will resonate with just the right people. It's a magical key to happiness and success!