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We, the Adolescents

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy As I was working on my research about the sustainability mindset -- and the global unsustainability of our current behaviors -- ...

7 Steps To Becoming A Well-Behaved Parent:

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 09.10.2014 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Let's just say that children do not do what we say, they do what we do. If you are not liking the behavior of your children, maybe it is time to take a look in the mirror.

30 Years of Solitude: Spending My Summer at Home

Lianna Serko | Posted 08.28.2014 | College
Lianna Serko

When my parents left for a short jaunt to the shore in the middle of the summer, I exulted in the freedom their absence would lend me. But what ensued stunned me.

A Better Idea Than a Bucket List

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Jane Adams Ph.D.

Instead, I've taken a last look at my worn, tattered bucket list, crossed off things I don't care a hoot about, and divided what's left into categories labeled "Still Theoretically Possible."

Why Men Should Wholeheartedly Embrace Baldness

Dan Levitz | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Dan Levitz

I'm pretty bald and I like it. I would never have said that twenty years ago when the shocking exodus of follicles began: unrelenting, unsentimental and with a cold hasty finality.

Yagana Shah

5 Things We Wouldn't Be Caught Dead Doing After 50

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.18.2014 | Fifty

We're not teenagers anymore, and we're happy about that. A while back we wrote about just why we're so grateful we're way past the days of popularity ...

Why You Should Hold Your Head And Your Hemlines High After 50

Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin | Posted 08.11.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin

On the one hand, it's nice to get attention from younger men, or really, any men at all, at this age. And I know, you're probably thinking, "Who the hell cares what men think?", or "Why should we need male attention to validate our attractiveness or sexuality?" We shouldn't.

How To Make The Next 20 Years Better Than The Last

Renee Fisher | Posted 08.07.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

I am not delusional about the effects of aging, but I am also aware that strength and vitality can come from places other than a healthy body and a young mind. I am aware that as I age, my two greatest assets become perspective and creativity. And I am aware that as I have aged, those assets have, if anything, become noticeably stronger.

Ann Brenoff

5 Ways Being Older Helps You Cope At Cocktail Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.06.2014 | Fifty

Being older does make us wiser in certain situations. Here's how being older helps you cope at cocktail parties and social situations: 1. You aren'...

60 Better Alternatives To Aging Gracefully

Margaret Manning | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

I will accept that "grace" sounds like a lovely word. After all, who wouldn't want to be charming and refined? The problem is that it is both inaccurate and restrictive. It is inaccurate because older women want so much more from life, as the rest of this article will show. It is restrictive, because, like the "good girl" syndrome, it tells us how we should behave to be accepted by society. It implies that older women should slow down and gently fade into the sunset.

Agenda, Behavior, or Mood - What's Driving You?

Edward Muzio | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

This is what you're actually, observably doing at any given moment, be it eating a candy bar or arguing with your spouse. Label the third one "Mood." This is how you're feeling at any given moment, be it happy, sad, angry, or anything else.

Don't Underestimate the Value of Life's Little (And Not-So-Little) Crises

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Although it may sound like a cliché, there is truth to the saying that pain is sometimes the price that we must be willing to pay for growth.

Freedom With a Twist of Maturity

Susan Kaufman | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

The only reason I actually studied and did my work in high school, I thought, was to get into a good college and to keep my parents out of my hair. But now that I am at good college, why am I still working hard?

The Clothing Item I Can't Live Without

Amy Mullis | Posted 06.29.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

I'm not the health-chick who can order a three-leaf salad for lunch and be too full to pack in another bite. I'm the one who reaches for the dessert menu as soon as her stretch jeans hit the cushioned seat of the booth and orders her entrée by saying, 'Whatever goes with the 'Death by Chocolate'.'

Ann Brenoff

5 Things You Should Stop Saying When You Hit 60

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.23.2014 | Fifty

With age should come some wisdom, right? So with that in mind, there are a few things that many of us still say that should perhaps be retired. Why? B...

Yagana Shah

7 Reasons Why You'd Never Want To Be Young Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty

As age creeps up on you, you might find yourself reminiscing about the good ol' days of youth. Well, snap out of it. Your mind is playing tricks on yo...

One Of The Most Important Lessons I've Learned With Age

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 06.16.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Even when you're talking to your BFF and she's telling you about a friend who is cheating on her husband; even when you're listening to your child and she's telling you about a friend who hurt her feelings; even when you're talking to your husband and he's telling you about what an asshole someone is at work; even then, there's another side to the story.

Spring Fever at School

Susan Kaufman | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

It seems that, no matter how much I genuinely enjoy my classes, there is no place I would rather be than sprawled out on the president's lawn working on my tan.

Redefining Success for Those Who Dream Big

Audrey Cheng | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Audrey Cheng

Not everyone has dreamt big or even needs to, but for those that do, it's a real shame to see aspirations and talents go to waste because people are too afraid to recreate their own definition of success outside of the one given to us by society.

Yagana Shah

13 Signs We Never Really Grow Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty

They say the grass is always greener -- and that never holds true more than when it comes to age. As kids we long for the freedom to be able to do wha...

Re-Thinking Intelligence

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

We love intelligence, we respect intelligence and we laud it. We also have a bevy of assumptions around this intangible, ineffable but very powerful...

History Lesson: No, Narcissism Does Not Benefit Leadership

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

The narcissist's obsession with being right, first and special destroys an essential sensitivity to the array of relationship intricacies and nuances that every good leader must nurture.

Accepting Responsibility

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

As the language suggests, it is a "response ability" -- the ability to choose our response in every moment to all that is going on around us. A choosing that allows us to claim ownership of the circumstances of our lives, and thereby, to contribute to making them better.

A Truly Inspiring School in Colorado

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
Molly Sprayregen

. It's a place where kids call teachers by their first names and 10-year-olds take classes with teenagers, a place where the kids help dictate what they'd like to learn and how they'd like to learn it.

For Love or for Money: The Politics of Picking a College Major

Shoham Geva | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Shoham Geva

It seems like two things have happened: One, that there's a lot of guilt lying around for those who dare to think practically about the implications of their college major and two, that pursuing your passion in college is becoming a luxury even on top of the luxury college already is.