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Growing Up

30 Lessons You Learn After 20

Katelyn Klug | Posted 01.24.2014 | Women
Katelyn Klug

11. When you're at a crossroads, sometimes it helps to ask yourself, "What would Oprah do?" Assume Oprah will always say yes to French fries, pizza, and ice cream. Oh, and red wine.

How I Finally Made It Onto My Daughter's Instagram Feed

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

I was scrolling through my phone while I was making breakfast for Little Cuddy's older brother when I saw your tweet. And I don't know if it was the 4 1/2 hours of sleep I got or what but when I read it, I started to cry. In a good way.

I'm In A Long-Distance Relationship -- With My Best Friend

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Even though I'm content with the decision I made and the road it's taking me down, if I'd known back then that it would take me so far from the best friend I've ever had, I'm still not certain I would do it all again. In a way, being apart has made our connection stronger.

A Letter To Boys

Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi

In truth, I wrote to the boys, life is impossible. People will leave. Love can fail. Your job may be a bore. But once you accept this then you can relish the rest of it. Here I'm sharing a few things that hold true for me.

Sorry, But I'm In No Rush To Grow Up

Justina Sharp | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Justina Sharp

I made myself a list of "Things to Learn Before I Grown Up." Number one? Figure out the whole loan thing. Maybe learn to cook something other than burnt grilled cheese. But it's also important to me to enjoy being young.

Freeze Them Now

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rachel Levy Lesser

My kids are fun and sweet and just plain good company. Of course they are not perfect, and I recognize this. But more importantly I recognize that this time too will pass and now more quickly than I want it to.

The One Thing Every Teen Should Want To Be When They Grow Up

Anne Hilker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Anne Hilker

I am 16 years-old now and it seems that everybody, especially my mom, wants to know what I want to be when I grow up. I'll let you in on a little secret: I don't know.

No Skirts or Dresses or Leggings or Tights

Jamie Krug | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jamie Krug

My little tomboy and I went shopping for new clothes, too. She picked out Hello Kitty leggings with bows on the ankles, and frilly skirts, and shirts with sparkles on them and then I found myself checking the back of her head right at the base of her neck to see if the birthmark that she shared with me was there -- if she was really my daughter.

10 Things You Should've Learned In High School

Brie Dyas | Posted 12.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Brie Dyas

If my college-age neighbors are any indication, the next generation is an absolute mess. I'm not even talking about "life" messes (finding a job, getting married, etc.) but physical messes. This is my grandmother's generation's nightmare.

How Millennial Women Really Feel About 'Having it All'

Literally, Darling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Why doesn't anyone ask men if they can "have it all?" Is the "all" of the older generation even relevant to millennials?

Growing Older in America

Thom Nickels | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Thom Nickels

Baby boomers -- aka the children of the '60s or the great generation that brought the world the sexual revolution and Woodstock -- have revolutionized the idea of what it means to be older... with vitamins, plastic surgery, Botox and Viagra.

Never Too Old for Halloween

Nikki Luongo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Nikki Luongo

It's impossible to believe, but in less than three weeks, it'll be Halloween again. It's impossible to believe because it's nearly 80 degrees and instead of being blistery cold, it's like another August, but of course it's not.

Reflections on College: The Myths, the Mistakes and the Magic

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Molly Sprayregen

One day you will blink, and it will be graduation day. So appreciate everything, even the bad stuff, because it is the bad, scary, anxious, lonely parts of college that teach you how to take advantage of the happy, fun, exciting, amazing parts.

25 Things Every Woman Needs To Know

Hannah Brencher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Hannah Brencher

Life is a steep, uphill battle but it's fierce and it's beautiful and you'll be sad to see it go if you live it right.

13 Things I Wish I Knew In My 20s

Candace Walsh | Posted 12.05.2013 | Women
Candace Walsh

The happiness you're chasing is actually suffusing your life right now. You will look back on this time very wistfully when you've got spit-up in your hair and a husband who expects hot meals, a sparkling-clean house and you to resemble the cutie he married.

Ode to the Elasticity of the Mother Heart

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 12.04.2013 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

I didn't realize, until having my own daughter, just how incredibly elastic, how flexible my mother's heart had to be, to love so deeply and to let go so fully.

I Won't Grow Up

Lauren Fitzpatrick | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Lauren Fitzpatrick

Ladies were not young and carefree, as I was. I wasn't a lady. I was a... girl? No. Woman? Maybe, but it didn't feel right. Britney Spears? No. Oh my god. I was a lady. It was a reality check.

The Inevitable

Abree Murch | Posted 11.19.2013 | College
Abree Murch

I'm not a grown-up. I mean, I get overexcited about horses, Disney movies, and gummy bears. I certainly never outgrew the "Why?" phase. I don't feel like a grown-up -- or at least how I imagine a grown-up should feel. I

Miley Cyrus: Butterfly Waiting to Be Born

Alice Grist | Posted 11.17.2013 | Media
Alice Grist

Miley may think she is a bursting out of chrysalis right about now. But I think she is wrapping herself up in silk as I type. Forming a cocoon of lies and falsehoods of youthfulness and indiscretion. And you know what, this is so cool. More power to her.

4 Life Lessons To Teach Your Kids

Polly Campbell | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

If you show up, do your best and be who you are -- I promise you, it will be enough. You have all that you need to recover when your feelings are hurt, you have all the talent and imagination and intelligence you need to make a positive contribution -- you already do it every day.

Realizing the Value of Choosing to Stay

Liz Olson | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Liz Olson

I think that movement is everything. But I've come to realize that if you can find a place that really can hold all of who you are -- that just might be a place worth not walking away from.

The Moment I Know Is Coming

Sarah Kooiman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Sarah Kooiman

When the dinnertime fights give way to bedtime prayers of forgiveness. When the Time Out melts into a hug of apology. That's when you'll feel it. The satisfaction, the warmth, the triumph that being a parent brings.

From Two Lines to 'Blurred Lines'

Amanda Magee | Posted 11.04.2013 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Things change as you move further from Baby Bjorns and lovies and closer to Top 40 and first loves. You are reminded again that you are making all this stuff up as you go, that there was no formal training in parenting,

The Joy of Weed

Renee Fisher | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

In that world, any trees or flowers we saw growing were an anomaly. We called irises "flags" and saluted as we walked past. We put little green seed pods on our noses and strutted around like soldiers at attention.

The Outing That Turned Into A Power Struggle With My Daughter

Judith Natelli McLaughlin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Fifty
Judith Natelli McLaughlin

She was bathed and dressed, wearing cute summer shorts and a matching top. Blue. We went to play on the bay beach for a few minutes before dinner. Swing on the swings. Dig in the sand. Sit on the teeter-totter. It was not time to play in the water. Re-read the first part of the first sentence -- she was bathed and dressed. She was also 4 years old and into testing both herself and me.