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First Nighter: A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters," Walter Anderson's "Almost Home"

David Finkle | Posted 09.18.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Is Love Letters A. R Gurney's most lucrative play? No one seems to be quite sure, but it has to be up there among the prolific playwright's biggest m...

This Dog Is Having An Existential Crisis

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 08.05.2014 | Comedy

They're singing "Happy Birthday," but all this dog hears is the sound of crippling loneliness and existential dread. In the this video from 2013, w...

Keeping The 'Happy' in 'Happy Birthday'

Lisa Newlin | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Lisa Newlin

I turned 34 this year. Yes, 34. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm in my mid-thirties and am no longer the young woman I used to be, and I'm OK with it.

How to Celebrate the Perfect Birthday (9 Ideas)

Kevin F. Adler | Posted 04.27.2014 | Good News
Kevin F. Adler

Last year, I designed the perfect birthday for me. And this year, as a call to rejuvenate birthday celebrations everywhere for all ages and life stages, I've decided to share what I did with you.

A Letter to My 20-Year-Old Self on My 40th Birthday

Carrie Goldman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Women
Carrie Goldman

You will fail at things that are important to you. You will be scared, even terrified, about your future. It will be OK, because you are a really hard worker, and you will make new opportunities. Your voice is uncertain at age 20, but it will grow in strength.

Happy Birthday California Marine Network!

Francesca Koe | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Francesca Koe

This year I am very happy to reflect on an awesome milestone for our oceans -- the one year anniversary of a complete network of marine parks and reserves, dotted brilliantly along the California coast, 124 strong.

December Birthdays: For Once, the Full Limelight

Suzette Standring | Posted 02.05.2014 | Entertainment
Suzette Standring

Those whose birthdays compete with Christmas deserve their full moment in the sun... uh... snow.

Out of This World: My Spectacular Birthday Gift This Year

Robin Palmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News
Robin Palmer

My always mild-mannered and even-keeled husband caught up with me and yelled, "This is so freaky!!!" We thought we were the only humans within earshot, until we heard a man scream from his yard across the street, "Holy (Bleep)!!!!"

Can I Just Get a Cake on My Birthday?

Courtney Garcia | Posted 12.07.2013 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

What disillusions me most about mon anniversaire is the unnecessary burden that comes along with having a good time

Why I Didn't Wish You a Happy Birthday

Eric W. | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric W.

Being a widower has changed my life in many ways. You can probably imagine some of the more cataclysmic changes, but there are also smaller, everyday disruptions that may not be as obvious. As an example, I'd like to explain why I didn't wish you a happy birthday this year.

Happy Birthday

Jana Lee Frazier | Posted 11.10.2013 | Good News
Jana Lee Frazier

I cannot believe it'll soon be my birthday! There'll be so much to look at and remember, to study and savor. It doesn't matter that I am a middle-aged woman fading like the season's flowers -- I want balloons badly, baby blue and lavender and green.

Remember When Pink Looked Like This?

Posted 09.08.2013 | Celebrity

Happy birthday to the wonderfully awesome Pink! Pink's music and style have come a long way in her years of fame. In honor of her 34th birthday Sun...

NASA's "Mohawk Guy" Celebrates Mars Curiosity Rover Anniversary and Discusses Life On Other Planets

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.07.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi, aka Mohawk Guy, VSauce2's Kevin Lieber, Sourcefed's Meg Turney and Nerdist's Matt Mira join the Geek Week Brainiac Day panel ...

A Special Sweater For A Special Birthday

Posted 07.12.2013 | Celebrity

Bill Cosby, king of the sweaters and quote-machine of late, turns 76 today (July 12)! The living legend became a staple in homes across the globe w...

Part I: Sweet Apple Pie -- Happy 237th Birthday, America

Atiba Madyun | Posted 09.02.2013 | DC
Atiba Madyun

Each year on your birthday, I look back on our history. And while we have come from a humble beginning, I know we have a ways to go, before we achieve our founders' goal of being the United States of America.

'Happy Birthday' At The Center Of Big Time Lawsuit

AP | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK -- A production company making a documentary about the song "Happy Birthday to You" is challenging the copyright to the famous jingle. Good ...

Do You Look Forward To Your Birthday? (POLL)

Posted 06.07.2013 | MarloThomas

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Happy 18th: A Love Letter to My Son

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Miriam Novogrodsky

Today you are an adult. You can vote. You can't buy beer yet, but you are an adult. The next phase of your life is an open road.

A Letter to My Mother

Susan Saper Galamba | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
Susan Saper Galamba

Your birthday and Mother's Day are fast approaching, and this summer will be the 10th anniversary of your death. A day hasn't gone by when I haven't thought of you. In fact, many of those days I have talked to you, and while I know you hear me, it would be really nice to hear your voice.

The Gift of True Friendship: Happy Birthday, Regina

Kiran Chetry | Posted 07.01.2013 | Women
Kiran Chetry

We lived through every major news event together, both as journalists and New Yorkers... from that terrible day in September when I couldn't reach her on her cell, to the war, to the August blackout that found us sleeping in my Upper East Side apartment.

The Hidden Hitmakers: We Only Know Their Songs

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Chances are that most of us have never heard of Patty and Mildred Hill. But the song they penned more than a century ago continues to be sung by hundreds of millions each year ranging in age from four to 104.

WATCH: This Baby Is Not Impressed

Posted 04.18.2013 | Parents

Here's the thing about babies. They're probably not going to sing "Happy Birthday" for your friend. Exhibit A: the infant featured in this clip, Caspe...

First Nighter: Soft ...Hardbody, Happy Happy Birthday and It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Not Too Good

David Finkle | Posted 05.22.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Hands on a Hardbody follows -- with music -- a marathon where the contestant who keeps at least one hand on a truck the longest gets to drive the shiny new vehicle home.

8 Life Lessons That Only Come With Age

Amy Chan | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Amy Chan

I think we go through cycles of change -- when the complete unexpected throws you off your equilibrium -- giving you the opportunity to reassess and recalibrate. This past year was one of those cycles for me.

Happy Birthday To You: How A 6-Note Melody Connects A Family

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

Somehow, that simple melody, written in 1893 by two sisters and educators from Kentucky, now represents a lifeline to something larger than myself.