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Today's Buddha Doodle: Gift!

Molly Hahn | Posted 02.26.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Valentine's Day Suggestions from 14 of Chicago's Most Creative

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.09.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

"Valentine's Day dinners at restaurants are where relationships go to suffer. Too crowded. Too much stress. There are three elements to my Valentine plans."

Breaking Bah Humbug: How Mean Spirited Writer Ruined Christmas For Needy Tot

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

'Money... that's all I wanted for Christmas. Enough money to pay for my exorbitant medical bills so my family wouldn't be saddled with crushing debt after I was gone.

The Gift of Love

James Van Praagh | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
James Van Praagh

I totally understand that people want to make Christmas a special time for children, but when it comes to buying a present for anyone over 18, I've decided to make donations.

The Perfect Present For Any Day Of The Year

Maura Sweeney | Posted 02.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Maura Sweeney

Whether we're doing the forgiving -- or gifting forgiveness to others -- is ultimately hard to tell. But in either case, gifting forgiveness is quite the miracle. It prepares a path for peace, happiness and rest for our souls.

Low on Dough This Holiday Season?

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.18.2014 | Money
Natalie Pace

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are stark reminders that Christmas has become the most wonderful time of the year... for retail. When the main focus of the holiday is on, 'What did you get?' we miss out on the true spirit of the holiday season.

Give Customers Holiday Experiences They Can Share

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Kare Anderson

When you step inside the historic Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco you are swept into a sumptuous holiday scene that includes a towering Christmas t...

Author Kergan Edwards-Stout Shares His Gift for the Holidays

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 12.08.2013 | Books
Gregory G. Allen

I first came to know Kergan, however, as an author. Our debut novels launched at virtually the same moment, leading to our paths intersecting on a great many occasions, and I'm happy to say that we became friends.

Start Holiday Planning Now!

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 12.01.2013 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Who goes where when is a perennial issue for many divorced families. Maybe that was settled long ago in the divorce decree but the kids still need to be told what to expect this year. If there are any feelings of resentment about the schedule, wise parents keep it to themselves.

Buddha Doodles Gratitude Journal

Molly Hahn | Posted 08.10.2013 | Good News
Molly Hahn

The Buddha Doodles Gratitude Journal is available to pre-order until June 23rd. All orders ship the first two weeks on July! Click here to order: ht...

Notes From the Creative Underground

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Declaring to myself that I would keep no calendar, unplug from my laptop and all obligations, I set forth to discover what the morning would bring and follow the call of my heart.

The Anonymous Gift

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 07.13.2013 | Women
Ruth Neubauer

Later in life, we hope that these anonymous gifts will settle in the hearts of our children so they will make their contributions to the world and remember us on Mother's Day and beyond.

The Evangelist of Hash and His Dining Escapades (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.01.2013 | Taste
Rebecca Gerendasy

Clark Haass is bent on world domination, but not in the evil-overlord, bwa-ha-ha sense. He wants to bring the world to the table over a heaping plate ...

Love and Chocolate: Super Chocolatey Cookies Recipe

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2013 | Taste
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Chocolate is, to me, pure pleasure.

Gifting With Our Presence

Wendy Strgar | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

There is no gift you could purchase that will more profoundly enhance the emotional connections in your life than the gift of your focused attention, which explains why most people cannot distinguish between the experience of being deeply loved with being deeply heard.

When Is It Okay To Return a Gift?

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.26.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Etiquette expert Mindy Lockard appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss the right way to handle gifts that people dislike. Host Alicia Menendez asked Lock...

11 Gifts For People Pretending To Be Rich

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 12.14.2012 | Technology

Being rich sounds pretty fun. You get to vacation on private islands, sample haute couture fashions and enjoy top-notch food and wine custom-chosen to...

A Game-Changing Practice That Will Have You Smiling Every Day

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

No doubt we are all very busy from the time we get up in the morning to the time we retire at night; it's called "doing" life. The question to ponder is how much time do we spend on autopilot taking the life we are "doing" for granted?

6 Tricks To Reveal Your Natural Talents

Bernie Saunders | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Bernie Saunders

Discovering, or more accurately, rediscovering our natural talents is what I call Natural Temperament. By reconnecting with our unique gifts, we re-teach ourselves to trust our instincts of imagination, curiosity, and resourcefulness.

Are You Selfishly Selfless?

Martha Boston | Posted 10.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Boston

I no longer believe it's more blessed to give than to receive, nor more blessed to receive than to give. It is a selfish heart that refuses either giving or receiving, for to withhold one is to block the other.

Making a Difference: August Is an Important Time for Protecting Our Children

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Today, even though we have this information as well as how they are transmitted, there is still the likelihood of a widespread epidemic occurring if steps are not taken to protect our families and communities. Vaccination is one of these steps and by doing so you just might become a hero yourself.

7 Father's Day Gifts That Give Back

Posted 06.14.2012 | Impact

If your dad's the greatest hero you know, pay forward his kindheartedness to someone else this Father's Day. We know you think your Dad is the most...

SLIDESHOW: 7 Graduation Gifts That Give Back

Posted 06.11.2012 | Impact

This graduation season, skip the typical check or gift card and give a present with more meaning. Instill in your grad a sense of social responsibi...

The Gift of Kittens in a Flower Pot

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

Early in my life I was told to be careful how I treated strangers because I might be entertaining angels without realizing it. A few days ago a small clan of angels arrived on my patio without my invitation or knowledge.

And The Winner Is... A Moment Of Glory, A Lifetime Of Purpose

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Dr. Cara Barker

The essential question is: What kind of investment do we make with the life we are given between the day we are born, and the day our "marching papers" come? Are we good stewards of life force flowing through our veins? Could we do better?