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How My Kids Restored the Magic of Christmas

Joe DeProspero | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

After declaring this Santa the real article, my 6-year-old nephew Tyler bellowed, "We're all very lucky kids!" But I felt like the lucky one. Because in that moment, I felt the magic of Christmas that had escaped me since mom had died. I couldn't think of a single reason why I shouldn't be smiling.

What's the Best Holiday Therapy?

Denice Duff | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Denice Duff

When people say Christmas is a "state of mind" this is what they mean. It's that easy-going, love-thy-neighbor, tip-more-generously, forgive-a-little-deeper, smile-for-no-reason, kind of season. That's what the spirit of Christmas is and what goes along with it is music. It's the magical combo: Christmas music + Traffic = Tolerable.

From Bulldogs to Elephant Walks: Chats With Johnny Mathis, Monica Mancini and Anson Williams, Plus Matt Hires Works with RMH

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.14.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Johnny Mathis: I guess you can make it happen by being in the right place at the right time. Who knows.

The End of the '60s? Where Do I Begin...

Michael Sigman | Posted 12.01.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

It was winter, 1971, my last semester as a philosophy major at Bucknell University. Studying Plato, Kant, Sartre and company had been invaluable for its own sake; that it had taught me to think critically and act decisively was a bonus.

'Engelbert Calling' On a New Album With a Bunch of Friends

Ellen Sterling | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Just because what we hear a lot of today is not what one would think of as his type of music, does not by any means that Humperdinck has retired. Quite the contrary. He has a busy tour schedule, beginning on the east coast this month.

What Now? Sad Songs, Standards and Sweet Sixteens

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Sam Cooke's lament -- "Another Saturday night and I ain't got nobody" -- summed up my social situation after, for reasons known only to my unconscious. I'd blown the Sweet 16 by ignoring my friendly good-looking date in favor of a sarcastic snob at the next table.

I'm With Stupid: Thank God No One Comes A-Wassailing Anymore

Todd Hartley | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Now that Christmas is over and I won't seem like quite so big a Scrooge by saying this, I have a confession to make: I don't really like Christmas car...

Christmas, Sideburns And Momo Fali Are A Perfect Combination

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.23.2013 | Women

By day Momo Fali is the social media manager for BlogHer -- the premium cross-platform media network and publisher for women. But by night, she's John...

Bad Cocktails and Lousy Baseball: What Mad Men Won't Tell You About New York in 1966

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Tony Sachs

There's a lot about the New York trod by the real Mad Men back in 1966 -- the year in which we assume season five will be set -- that would send even die-hard Mad Men retroheads scurrying back to 2012.

Steve Popovich: A Music Industry Legend

Holly Cara Price | Posted 08.12.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

I had the privilege of knowing Steve Popovich, whom I met several years ago when I was working for Steven Van Zandt. Pops was one of a kind: a generou...

"Things Have Changed": A Playlist For Robert Downey, Jr.

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I explained to my youngest that Downey had dramatically turned his life around, and my kid said, "Well, Dad, you'd have to say he's doing pretty well now, right?" Yes, I'd say he's doing just fine.

Creating Community in LA: A Safety Net for Singers

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

A small but mighty outfit, the 25-year-old Society of Singers helps songsters with doctor visits, counseling, or basic and often emergency assistance.