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What I Learned From 10 Days Without Shampoo

Grace Li | Posted 10.18.2014 | 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 09.23.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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 08.29.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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.

The Trick To Banishing Bad Memories

meQuilibrium | Posted 10.02.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Painful memories are completely normal. But when the stress associated with them hinders your life right now -- that's a problem. The good news is that you can learn to channel the positive memories and turn down the volume on the negative ones.

Letting Go of Your Memory Ghost

Emily Hall | Posted 09.14.2014 | Women
Emily Hall

If they aren't the person you used to know and love (and you can't get on board with who they are now) then let them go.

The One Unforgettable Experience Every Father And Son Should Share

Christopher Harder | Posted 09.13.2014 | Fifty
Christopher Harder

My son discovered the luminous blue bicycle on his fifth Christmas, next to the tree. That cold morning, I led him along living room and dining room circuits as he got the hang of riding on two tires, with a lot of help from training wheels. He was still years away from any possible attempt at the Tour de France...and his only performance-enhancing drug was the exuberance of a little boy.

What Makes a Memory Stick?

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

As I look back at my summer memories, I wonder why certain situations are vivid in my mind while others I'm not able to recall. When I have conversations with my sister and brother about our childhood, some we can reminiscence to the very minuscule detail while other stories... there is no recollection.

Roger Ebert's Life Itself: A Presence Profoundly Felt, Even After His 'Leave of Presence'

Joseph Cooper | Posted 09.09.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

While all 55 chapters are 4-star reads, the final nine offer moving evidence that, for a man who could not speak, he had restorative observations to make and therapeutic reflections to share.

A Little Nostalgia and a Bit of Perspective

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 09.07.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

I wonder if, the older I get, life will seem simple again. In my 20s, I maintained a limited view of the world, not seeing more than I could handle perhaps. Will that be my final decades as well?