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On The Night Before Your First Middle School Dance

Dana Talusani | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Dana Talusani

I wish for that boy who approaches, biting his lip and gazing down at the floor. I wish for that hopeful flicker in your eyes, the way you can't help but smile at the ground at the sight of him. I wish for your satin curls to greet his shoulder, shy and soft.

10 Ways To Feel Less Like A Grown-Up

Jen Glantz | Posted 10.14.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Three years ago, when the clubs shut down at 4 a.m., I was sad -- why did the deafening beats and the dance moves have to end at 4 a.m.? Why, why, why? Now, when (if) I go out, I'm starting to plot my exit strategy before the clock strikes Cinderella's curfew.

30 Things That Will (Probably) Happen In Your 30s

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Wendy Atterberry

In September, I'll turn 38. I'm at the age now where, when people ask how old I am, it takes me a minute to remember. I don't know if that's because I've already been 37 different ages and it's hard to keep straight which one I am now, or if it's because I'm in denial.

10 Signs We're Out of Our 20s

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

Maybe at 20 you still take the very notion of a lifelong friendship for granted. A grand statement that is meaningless when you're barely out of your teens. But now, a few years later, we seem to know better.

30 Reasons To Embrace 30

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 05.14.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

I recently celebrated my 30th birthday. Instead of dwelling on the potential downsides of turning the Big 3-0, I made a conscious decision to do the opposite.

What I Love About Growing Older

Janie Emaus | Posted 05.07.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

There's no way around it. As we grow older, things change. Gravity brings our breasts closer to our belly buttons. We develop under arm flab, which is mentally painful to look at, although not physically painful, unless it gets caught in a button.

Where Did Our 'Friends' Go?

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.14.2013 | Travel

You're not the only one who's wished you were actually friends with Rachel and Ross. Our favorite TV figures from the 90s (and early 2000s, in some ca...

'Growing Pains' Star Shares Adorable Love Story

Posted 09.13.2013 | Weddings

"Growing Pains" star Kirk Cameron has a great love story. So great, he says he "can't [even] believe it's true." In an interview with "Entertainmen...

'Cousin Oliver' Round-Up: 9 of TV's Inexplicably Added Children

Hulu.com | Posted 10.22.2013 | Comedy
Hulu.com

In The Brady Bunch's fifth and final season, all of the Brady kids were looking a little long in the tooth. As a last-minute gambit to salvage the show, eight-year-old Cousin Oliver joined the family, and oh, the hijinks and hilarity that ensued.

PHOTO: What Does This Former 'Growing Pains' Actress Look Like Now?

Posted 06.07.2013 | Celebrity

Once upon a time, she was a pint-size toddler called Chrissy Seaver on the TV show "Growing Pains." Now, Ashley Johnson is a 29-year-old actress in th...

Is It Growing Pains Or Restless Legs Syndrome?

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

In general, restless legs syndrome (RLS) is not described as a painful condition. Rather it is often referred to as a "creepy-crawly" sensation, achiness, "unscratchable itch," "unpleasant tickle," "feeling of unrest," or "ants in the pants."

A Change In Perspective: How Adversity Adds Meaning To Life

Polly Campbell | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

We are not passionate about things that are easy. We are not engaged wholly by the things we have all the answers to. We are driven by our passions in part because we haven't quite mastered them.

How To Turn 40 Without Freaking Out

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 03.05.2013 | Women
Claudia Zelevansky

I want to be that person for whom this looming event has no meaning. I met someone like that yesterday, but instead of absorbing her wisdom, all I could think was that she was a big, fat (tall, skinny) liar in very high-end gym clothes. I almost hissed.

Growing Pains From the Sidelines

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 07.22.2012 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

The humbling tumble from the world of boyhood to confused, chaotic adolescence is upon us. And I am sick over it.

An Open Letter to Kirk Cameron

Nico Lang | Posted 05.09.2012 | Chicago
Nico Lang

Because you were someone who -- on TV, at least -- stuck up for people who were bullied, it pains me to see what's become of you.

Carnie Wilson And Tracey Gold On 'Celebrity Wife Swap'

Posted 01.03.2012 | TV

The first installment of ABC's newly revamped "Celebrity Wife Swap" (Mon., 10 p.m. EST on ABC) was certainly an eye-opening and interesting experience...

It Took a Village: Nature, Nurture and Pop Culture

Robyn Okrant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Robyn Okrant

My ascent into womanhood was guided by my parents, influenced by my community, and shaped by Mrs. Keaton, Mrs. Huxtable, and Mrs. Seaver. Ok, yes, the...

Not Be Made Right Again

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Nicholas

If we have ever spoken, ever, I have tried to persuade you to read "The Road." Friends have been subject to countless wine-infused rambles on its impo...

Growing Pains Star Andrew Koenig -- Death By Suicide

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

Until someone I loved took his own life, I didn't know that every minute in the United States a person attempts suicide, and every sixteen minutes in the United States a person dies by suicide.

Andrew Koenig -- Death By Suicide

Esmeralda Williamson-Noble | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Esmeralda Williamson-Noble

Before it touched me, I didn't know that every minute in the United States a person attempts suicide.

'Boner' Dead, Suicide: Andrew Koenig, 'Growing Pains' Actor, Body Found

AP | JAIME ARON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Former "Growing Pains" actor Andrew Koenig was found dead Thursday in a wooded area of a sprawling downtown park w...

Walter & Judy Koenig, 'Growing Pains' Star's Parents, Ask Public For Help On Today Show (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Andrew Koenig's parents arrived in Vancouver Tuesday night and appeared on the Today show Wednesday with an appeal to the public to call the police wi...

'Growing Pains' Star Emptied Out His Apartment

tmz.com | Posted Feb 23rd 2010 11:15AM by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Missing "Growing Pains" star Andrew Koenig emptied out his apartment in Venice, CA because he wanted to start over in Vancouver ... this according to ...

Andrew Koenig, Missin 'Growing Pains' Star, Sighted In Vancouver

tmz.com | Posted Feb 23rd 2010 2:45AM by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Hope is not lost in the search for former "Growing Pains" star Andrew Koenig -- according to Vancouver cops, tips have been rolling in since he was re...

Kirk Cameron Prays For 'Growing Pains' Costar's Safe Return

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Kirk Cameron has issued a heartfelt plea to his former 'Growing Pains' costar Andrew Koenig, who disappeared in Vancouver more than a week ago. On ...