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Teen Driving and the Holidays: A Parent's Guide

Dr. Karen Soren | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents
Dr. Karen Soren

You may be hearing, "Mom, where are the car keys?" a lot, particularly around the holidays, as teens and young adults make plans to meet up with friends and go to parties. As a parent and a pediatrician, I feel conflicted when asked for the car keys.

101 Ways To End 2014 On A Happy Note

Tia Johnson | Posted 12.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Tia Johnson

Below is a list I created largely based on experiences I had and questions I have asked of friends. Some of the suggestions below are solely for the holiday season leading up to the new year, while other suggestions can be applied throughout the year.

3 Reasons to Be Grateful for Being Single This Holiday Season

Francesca Hogi | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Francesca Hogi

The truth is, while being with the right someone enhances all of your life's experiences, there is no shortage of joy and upside to be had while you're single. And the holidays are no exception.

Party Your Way to a New Job During the Holidays

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

One of the most enjoyable parts of the holidays are attending holiday parties, catching up with people you know and meeting new people. Conveniently, catching up with people you know and meeting new people is a wonderful opportunity to network.

Quit Stressing About Holiday Parties

Pam Howard | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Pam Howard

With a little thought and planning, you can make this your healthiest and happiest holiday season ever. By enjoying the holidays in a healthy way, you'll feel great about yourself and be able to enter the new year on a high note!

Don't Drop the Ball: Why You Should Plan Early for New Year's Eve 2015

Party Earth | Posted 12.05.2014 | New York
Party Earth

A night of glitz, glamour, champagne toasts and midnight makeouts, NYE is easily the biggest going-out night of them all. While it's tempting to leave your New Year's planning to the last minute, here are five of the biggest perks of locking in your NYE now.

7 Festive Gluten-Free Holiday Hors D'Oeuvres

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 12.02.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

The rest of the crowd might enjoy a break from the mini hooded hot dogs in favor of these healthier bites.

11 Creative Fall Table Settings

Domino | Posted 11.26.2014 | HuffPost Home
Domino

Family gatherings. Holiday parties. Friendsgiving. It's the time of year when the calendar gets filled with lots of fancy (or not so fancy) dinner parties. All the reason to set a stunning table.

Charity Luncheon Inspires Texans for Holiday Entertaining

Courtney Price | Posted 11.12.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Price

Texans know a thing or two about entertaining. They plan big, they pull out the stops. The annual Kappa Kappa Gamma Tablescapes Charity Luncheon in Dallas inspires entertainers and hosts with fresh ideas before holiday season commences.

Should You Host Thanksgiving Dinner? (FLOWCHART)

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 11.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jennie Sutherland

Before you decide whether to host for the first time or for the umpteenth time, grab a glass of wine and check out this flowchart first.

Cliff Claven Notes for Your Life

Tricia McCallum | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Tricia McCallum

It's alarming the subjects that seemingly astute people draw complete blanks on. Don't feel guilty. Who can possibly be conversant on all the information amassed since we first put quill to parchment?

Faithful Shopper: Fine Furnishings

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.29.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With the holidays coming, now is the time to spruce up your home for the inevitable dinners, parties and houseguests that are sure to show up on your ...

How to Be the BEST Best Man in a Wedding

Quora | Posted 11.22.2014 | Weddings
Quora

Write a funny speech. The best wedding speeches I've heard are funny, pulling together key stories of a person's life that provide insight into who they are, while also being amusing.

The Guest List

Jamie Silverman | Posted 11.18.2014 | New York
Jamie Silverman

Most friends told me not to fret -- it was my birthday and if ever there is a night for drunken debauchery, this was it.

Grinding as the Latest Move: What Ever Happened to Dancing?

Taylor Griffith | Posted 10.18.2014 | College
Taylor Griffith

When did stepping onto the dance floor become an open invitation for anyone to grab at you or feel you up? When did it become socially acceptable for anyone to invade your personal space and touch you intimately without even the slightest attempt at conversation?

The Secret Language of Flowers

Carla McDonald | Posted 10.04.2014 | Style
Carla McDonald

Assigning specific meanings to flowers is a tradition that is believed to have begun in Turkey in the 17th century and kept strong through the years by the French and English.

DIY Hostess Gifts -- Great Ideas for Parties

CraftFoxes | Posted 10.01.2014 | HuffPost Home
CraftFoxes

Bringing a small but thoughtful hostess gift is an easy way to acknowledge your host's hospitality and to secure that future invite.

Styling the Summer Party: Making Your End-of-Summer Fete Ultra Chic

Condiment | Posted 09.27.2014 | Style
Condiment

With the summer months winding down in the coming weeks and the end-of-season holiday to finish it all off, there's no better time to squeeze in a few more fun fetes or whatever big event you might be hosting on your calendar.

Everything You Need to Know About the Yacht Week

Quia Querisma | Posted 09.22.2014 | Travel
Quia Querisma

It's safe to assume one swimsuit and one outfit per day, with the option of repeating shorts with different tops. I can't say it enough -- a suitcase will be the bane of your existence in your cabin.

Sweet And Savory Grilled Corn On The Cob

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 09.16.2014 | Taste
Helen Agresti RD

Sweet and Savory Grilled Corn on the Cob It wouldn't be summer without corn on the cob. It is nutrient packed with fiber and vitamins A, B, and E. ...

Note to Self: 'No-Gifts' Birthday Parties Don't Work

Hinda Mandell | Posted 09.07.2014 | Parents
Hinda Mandell

You thought you were being enlightened and anti-consumerist. You thought you were saving your friends money, a trip to the toy store and the hassle of gift shopping. Your intentions might well have been sincere, but really, you were just being annoying.

7 Easy Vegetarian Recipes For Summer Grilling

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 09.01.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

There are few occasions where being a vegetarian is particularly depressing, and most of them involve social gatherings around a grill.

Jams of New York: From the Subway to the Stage

Party Earth | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York
Party Earth

In the city that never sleeps, the sounds of the city never cease either. Subway artists, bold enough to perform by themselves for hours on end for a fleeting crowd that generally has no interest in hearing them, contribute greatly to the everyday NYC experience.

Years Later: Is College Still Fun?

Brian Shactman | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Brian Shactman

It seems more done for the re-issue of the fun -- on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and for a while, Snapchat. The actual experience may be less important than the postscript and interpretation.

This Is What a Kid's Birthday-Party-Planning Existential Crisis Looks Like

Jeff Bogle | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Jeff Bogle

I recently stood in the middle of a madhouse. Kids in electric-orange socks, like a too-bright dystopian fantasy, sprinted past me in every direction. Adults in coordinating electric-orange T-shirts stood guard. All that was missing was the heavy arm of an unseen totalitarian regime. Only, it wasn't exactly missing.