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To Her, I Was

Tricia McCallum | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Tricia McCallum

Her name was Catherine. Her favorite song was "Imagine" by John Lennon. Her favorite color, yellow. She knew the words to just about any song you could name and would sing at the drop of a hat.

Definitely Not Norman Rockwell's Thanksgiving

RB Bronson | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

My extended family wasn't very close, but we came together once a year, and generally speaking, people got along. In my family, food is the opiate of the people.

A Grief Break: Dealing With Loss During the Holidays

Linda Lauren | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

After a time, the holidays do get easier and sadness lessens. I believe we each need to make our own presence known in present time and blend it with the past in order to have a break from grieving.

This Is What 50 Does

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

It was a shallow, ridiculous terror-thinking that 30 was old. But it was also only a symptom of a larger mistake -- a misuse of time.

Life and Death in Hope: How Much Do You Bid for a Memory?

Eric Mink | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact
Eric Mink

It's 8 a.m. on a Saturday, and I'm standing under a heavy sky in a muddy yard behind a three-story structure of hand-hewn limestone in the middle of nowhere. Everything feels wrong.

My Grandmother Is, and Will Forever Be, a Proud Woman

Madeline Wahl | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

My grandmother will forever be a proud woman. She had such pride for her family and friends, her children and grandchildren, her nieces and nephew and everyone in between. My grandmother, ever the socialite, would take me by the hand and introduce me to her friends.

What I Learned From 10 Days Without Shampoo

Grace Li | Posted 10.20.2014 | College
Grace Li

Backpacking has taught me a lot, and I will carry all of those lessons with me into the future, but here's the thing -- I don't plan on carrying much else.

In a Nutshell: What Inspired Me to Become a Photographer

Giovanni Savino | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts
Giovanni Savino

During yet another cold winter evening, nothing worth watching on the only black and white television channel available in those days, my maternal grandparents would fill the wooden oven with chestnuts and, while waiting for them to roast, they would pull out the photos.

How Do You Say Goodbye When He Doesn't Believe He's Dying?

Sharon Zuckerwar | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Sharon Zuckerwar

Their Pop is the one they saw last month, the last time they saw him. The Pop that was not feeling well that day. The Pop that slept most of the day, but still managed to get up and spend some time with them.

The Advantages of Being a Packrat

Rachael Rifkin | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women
Rachael Rifkin

But when your mom passes away, your perspective shifts. Your sense of normal -- which included having your mom in your life until you were at least middle-aged -- is altered. You reevaluate your expectations and priorities.

The Day I Became Lost In A Time Warp

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 10.09.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

As I sat cross-legged on the dusty, splintered attic floor, emptying and sorting through each box, I became lost in a time warp. The floor was my canvas, I was the artist, and the assorted articles that encircled me in various, colors, shapes and textures, were the medium that portrayed my life.

The Process That Gave Me An Intense Trip Down Memory Lane

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 10.07.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

Recently, I have been immersed in memories of people and times long past, as I packed up to move from the apartment where we had lived for 18 years and raised our children. I had to go through our 'stuff' including boxes and boxes marked simply 'memories,' a couple of which hadn't been untaped since our last move. A lot of it had to go.

Saying Goodbye by Never Saying Goodbye: A TV Writer Reflects on Loss

David S. Simon | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
David S. Simon

Since we assign relative value and purpose to everything in our lives, how we deal with loss pretty much depends on who has just disappeared. When enemies are destroyed we feel pleased and vindicated.

15 Things All Dads Of Daughters Should Know

Justin Ricklefs | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Justin Ricklefs

Having daughters is one of the greatest joys I could imagine. We have a saying at our house that goes like this, "I love you more today than I did yesterday." Raising girls is a privilege, not a burden.

Yagana Shah

13 Vintage Childhood Foods That Still Make Us Scream 'Yuck'

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.24.2014 | Fifty

There are certain things that just taste like childhood. An orange creamsicle reminds you of sweaty summer days, where you chased down the ice cream t...

Reconstructing Grandma: How New Technology Can Let Loved Ones Live 'Virtually' Forever

Michael Chang | Posted 11.23.2014 | Technology
Michael Chang

Technology is advancing so quickly in the areas of video, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and predictive software, that it may be possible in the future to 'reconstruct Grandma,' to put together all the personal data we have.

Remembering

Jim Sundfors | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty
Jim Sundfors

Remember? That first moment in time when you were aware of things around you and how you felt. Can you remember what were you doing?

The Hotchpotch That is Our Memories

Luise Meyer | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Luise Meyer

At best, they are a truth; our personal perception of a point in time that as the years pass, is interpreted and then reinterpreted using our current cognitive position as well as integrated feedback from others.

Give Yourself A Present For The Future

Pacific Standard | Nathan Collins | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

Don’t feel like you have the time to keep a diary or bury a time capsule? You might be missing out, according to psychologists at Harvard Business S...

I'm With Stupid: Remembering How Much You Liked Wedgies

Todd Hartley | Posted 10.29.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Like all movies that involve the artificial manipulation of people's memories, Eternal Sunshine, which hit screens in 2004, has always been considered a work of fiction. But that was before Wednesday.

The Things To Buy For Yourself Today And Keep For Your Daughter (or Son) Tomorrow

Laura Usky | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

Sometimes when I'm shopping, I admit that I make a purchase I don't need or shouldn't buy because it's something that I will pass on to my daughter.

An App That Provides (Usually Embarrassing) Blasts From the Past

Georgina Beven | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology
Georgina Beven

Over time, my Timehop app and I have developed a passionate love/hate relationship. I love looking at everything I have posted to social media in the past, but I hate being reminded of how embarrassing I once was.

Why Our Memories Are Often Tied To A Place

The Atlantic | Robinson Meyer | Posted 08.14.2014 | World

It’s no coincidence that, when recalling a tragedy, we ask where someone was: “Where were you when President Kennedy was shot?” Psychologists...

Teen Interrupted

Alisa Schindler | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

I watch his hulking, itching to grow pre-teen body go. He's so far from that little boy in the crib, but there's still some baby left in there. And just like with all the milestones, this leap to teenager is bittersweet.

Sassy Pants

Amy Mullis | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty
Amy Mullis

My husband doesn't look like Zac Efron. But he looks like Prince Charming to me. And he does the dishes. And brings me a cup of tea every night.