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The Strays Among Us

Randall Frederick | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women
Randall Frederick

It's not just the sense of rootlessness. Chances are, you know or work with someone who feels or has experienced this same sensation. We feel we don't belong.

5 Ways to Deal With the College Kids Coming Home

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

It's that remarkable time of year parents of college kids have been looking forward to with excitement and just a little bit of trepidation. While we can't wait to see our kids when they are home for holiday vacation, we are also not exactly clear what to expect.

Seeing Other Women As Allies, Rather Than Enemies: A How-To

Cynthia | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Cynthia

It's easy to cut each other down, to make comparisons, and to criticize. It's what we've been taught to do. But think for a minute about what our lives would look and feel like if instead, we were supportive of other women, if we celebrated instead of lamented.

About Isolation, Race, Relationships and Friends

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 12.08.2014 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

There are real people really hurting. Turn on our customized media and we see what might spin into a race war over men being killed and the accused walking away. No matter what sources of media you are using, we are seeing it.

Is There An Upside to Bullying or Exclusion?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I learned to be empathic and to think about the impact of my behavior on others because of some of my less-than-positive experiences. I learned to look into the eyes of others when I was speaking to them to see what kind of reaction I was causing.

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.

35 Thank-You Messages For Your True Best Friends

Lexi Herrick | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Thank you for being there for me when I call you and need someone to just listen. It doesn't matter where we are in this world or in our lives, I know you will always pick up.

s The Stepdaughter-Stepmother Relationship Doomed?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I'm a 17-year-old female and nearing the end of my life as a child. My parents have been divorced for about four years now, which is for the better, but a year ago, my father married a woman I cannot bear to be around.

An Open Letter to Teens About Your Future High School Reunion

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.11.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

You have the opportunity as a teen to be kind and helpful and to make an impact on a peer's life. This will not be lost on your peers.

One Mother Wonders, 'Can There Be Love Without Sex?'

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have allowed my daughter to go on dates with him as long as she checks in with me so I know their whereabouts and that she gets home by curfew. I've asked my daughter what she means when she says she is in love and she just says that she really really is crazy about this boy

When Should Kids Start Dating?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

eens learn to negotiate their feelings and relationships while they are still young and under your roof. As we all know, relationships and healthy dating take a lot of practice and trial and error.

Turning 41: Lessons Learned As I Enter a New Decade

Rudri Bhatt Patel | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Rudri Bhatt Patel

There is comfort in boredom. Making lunches, washing dishes and doing laundry are all reminders that it is privilege to not only take care of myself, but to take care of others.

How FOMO Is Making You Feel Friendless

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Elani Kaufman, Lincoln P...

4 Things I Learned About Business Success From Losing Good Friends

Dixie Gillaspie | Posted 12.10.2014 | Business
Dixie Gillaspie

If you live long enough, you start to notice recurring themes, repeating patterns, and retold stories in your life. One of mine is in the type of friends I lose.

High School Reunion

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

It's been over 30 years since I've seen these now middle-aged adults who were teens back then. I am a little nervous.

14,000 Ways To Be Nice To Someone When They're Sad

Galit Breen | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Galit Breen

When things happen that make us sad -- big things like losing a pet and little things like bad days -- it can be hard to reach out for the help and support and lift that we need. But what we learned when we were sad is that, my goodness, people want to be there.

My Mother Is More Popular Than Me

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

My girlfriends all seem to like my mother better than me. I just think that because when they come over, they always talk to my mother and I have nothing to contribute.

10 Secrets Your Teens Want You to Know But Won't Tell You

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

have been talking to your teens for over two decades. Even though trends and styles may change, teens still have the same concerns and the same secrets that they would like you to know, but just don't feel comfortable telling you.

Is This Behavior Killing Your Friendships?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Last week, I had one of those absolutely awful days. In Internet-speak, it was a 'Worst. Day. Ever.' I'll spare you the details, but suffice to say when I got home, I did something unusual: I phoned a friend.

Quiet Friend Judging You

Reductress | Posted 11.11.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

After a long period of silence, your friend Amanda has silently confirmed that the entire time you thought she was sitting there quietly listening, she was, in fact, judging you.

Everything You Need To Know About Teens and Sports

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.09.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

High school has started for teens all over the country, and parents and teens are grappling with all sorts of issues around playing team sports.

Lindsay Holmes

11 Signs Of A Genuine Friendship

HuffingtonPost.com | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living

In 1967, The Beatles released a song that is still an anthem for all friendships today: I get by with a little help from my friends. As we all know...

Introducing 'Love Day'

Ora Nadrich | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

Wouldn't it be great if there really were an official "Love Day," but in a way, I prefer it being something we decide to do. We can have as many love days as we want. Imagine that -- each day devoted to feeling good. You might find yourself not wanting to settle for anything less!

Anna Almendrala

Your Friends Affect Your Health A Lot More Than You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.02.2014 | Healthy Living

A new study asserts that interpersonal dynamics deserve our attention, not only because friendships make us feel good, but because they actually play ...

Why Are They in My Life if They Won't Give Me Anything?

Tracy Crossley | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Tracy Crossley

To break the cycle of not getting what we need from a person, who stays or comes back repetitively has little to do with them in remedy. It's up to us, to understand why we allow it and to take action for ourselves.