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An Open Letter to Oprah: Motherhood Is Not an Aside

Nicole Dash | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Nicole Dash

I love the idea of a new and better chance with each sunrise. I will not only embrace this philosophy in my own life, but will impart this wisdom to all four of my children --- creating a new legacy for their lives.

An Open Letter to My Friends Who Don't Have Kids

Janie Porter | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

Here's the ugly truth: We suck at doing it all. The moment the doctor handed me my crying newborn, it all stopped. I was not just Janie. I was Janie, the Mother of Sullivan. I became a mom, and for a time, I didn't care about anything else but my kid.

I'm Not Here to Make Life Easy for You: A Love Letter to My Future Children

Neal Samudre | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Neal Samudre

Work is often a prerequisite for great beauty. Every laugh involves a heave of the chest. Every deep, fulfilling breath moves the diaphragm. Every smile requires the movement of muscles and every glance above requires your neck to fold behind you. Every beautiful thing requires work.

5th-Grader Begs Microsoft Not To Mess Up Minecraft

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Technology

Upon hearing that Microsoft would be buying the company behind the wildly popular Minecraft video game, 10-year-old Sabrina Lane had just one request:...

Dear High School Teachers: Sorry for Being a Sh*t

Clint Edwards | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Clint Edwards

I'm grateful that you cut me slack and stuck with me, that you took the time to chat with me after class about my family, that you encouraged me to keep trying, and, most importantly, that you, time and time again, talked me out of leaving school.

An Open Letter to the Greatest Gifts of My Life: My Friends

Mackenzie Long | Posted 09.08.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

They are the heroes of my life. The people that somehow waltzed into my life and the people of whom I will never be able to let go. I don't know what I did in a past life to deserve them. They are my kindred spirits, my soul mates.

Letter to My Future Daughters-in-Law

Sarah Smiley | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

Lindell wants your name to be Buckachewy. Yes, Buckachewy. And he plans to use that nickname if it isn't. I hope you don't mind living with an invisible robot named Bob. Bob has been Lindell's imaginary friend since he was 3. You will need to set a place at the table for him. Sorry.

An Open Letter to Hillary Rodham Clinton

Abby Norman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
Abby Norman

Dear Senator Clinton, Having spent the better part of my youth defending your honor, as I take my first unstable steps into true, bonafide womanhood...

An Open Letter to the Class of 2018

Miranda Richard | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Miranda Richard

What no one tells you about the "promised land" of higher education is that it is wonderful, but it is not always an easy place to navigate. Moving away from home for the first time is scary, and it is okay to be scared.

An Open Letter to the Man Who Murdered My Mommy

Woz Flint | Posted 08.11.2014 | Crime
Woz Flint

I've never had the chance to say these words to him face-to-face. And I don't know if I'd actually waste even one breath on him if he were right in front of me. But if I did have that chance and some breath to spare, here is what I would say.

An Open Letter to Anyone Wearing Foot Jewelry

Katie Hoffman | Posted 08.23.2014 | Comedy
Katie Hoffman

Thanks to Beyoncé, too many people are under the impression that putting a ring on something automatically makes it better, but that isn't the case with your toes. Anklets and toe rings are universally ridiculous.

An Open Letter to My Homeless Hero

Matt Richardson | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Richardson

You told me to call you Dirt, and I told you my name was Matt, and then the first thing I asked you was, "How are you doing today, Dirt?" And you said: "I have a tent and my dog... I'm blessed."

Dear Daughter on Your Last Day of Preschool

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

The most important part of your education isn't what school you go to, who attends it or even who teaches there. It's not about the facilities, the reputation or prestigious alumni

An Open Letter to Joe the Plumber

Naomi Mac Millan | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Naomi Mac Millan

You recently published an open letter to the families of the Isla Vista shootings, stating that their murdered children didn't trump your constitutional right to bare arms. Does your constitutional right trump someone else's right to simply go about their business and live?

An Open Letter About Life After College

Rana Campbell | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Rana Campbell

I am writing this letter to all you out there who are stressing about life after graduation to tell you that I've been in your shoes. I understand how you feel.

An Open Letter to the Man Who Broke My Heart

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

I think a part of me still loves you while I sit here in the darkness, face hot with tears and disillusionment. But what I want you to know most is that I still love myself, and I still know what love really is.

An Open Letter to Turkey Bacon

Tony Posnanski | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
Tony Posnanski

You cannot put an Apple sticker on a cordless phone and call it an iPhone. You cannot put Mercedes decals on a Ford and call it a Mercedes. So why do you think you can call yourself bacon?

Economics Students From 19 Countries Demand Overhaul of Economics Education

Keith Harrington | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Keith Harrington

Note: The following open letter on economics education reform represents the joint effort of the members of the International Student Initiative for P...

An Open Letter To Shailene Woodley

Sara Roncero-Menendez | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Sara Roncero-Menendez

You and I are the same age but have very different life experiences. I too was told that feminists want to subvert men and make women the dominant sex, to crush the patriarchy to build a matriarchy. I have learned that this is not the case and this definition is both inaccurate and damaging. I like to think you'd agree.

Raising a Racist Child? An Open Letter to Adam Grant

Jake Dockter | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Jake Dockter

Dear Mr. Grant, I am a new father and am just as hopeful to raise a good and moral child as your readers. I find it hard to swallow J. Phillipe Rushton as an expert on morality when he is on record saying some pretty nasty things that undermine your essays thesis.

To the Man or Woman in Row 23

Lynn Morrison | Posted 06.15.2014 | Parents
Lynn Morrison

I have a pretty good idea of what's in store for you during this flight. Which is good, as it will make it super easy for me to make sure that I've covered all the bases even though we haven't taken off yet.

Enough With Airline Fees!

Kevin Richberg | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Kevin Richberg

A group of frequent travelers channeled their frustrations with airline fees into this open letter to the major airlines in the U.S. Their bottom ...

How A Total Stranger Turned My Day Around In Less Than 15 Minutes

Jen Simon | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Jen Simon

I stood there with no idea of what to do next. I felt completely helpless and trapped. And then, something amazing happened.

On 'Table Seats' and Validations: An Open Letter to Kanye West

Jay Dodd | Posted 05.25.2014 | Black Voices
Jay Dodd

I hope you seek to create counter-cultures and use your charming ability to rupture and truth tell to show people more than just your person talent. You and your aspirations for particularly white-nesses are the center of your work

The Open Letter I Will One Day Need to Read Myself

NYC Dads Group | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
NYC Dads Group

I wouldn't expect you to notice me. But make no mistake about it, I have definitely taken notice of you and just wanted to say one thing. I feel for you.