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It's Entirely Possible That Your Spouse Is Also Your Cousin

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living

You fall in love. You tie the knot. And then you find out you’re related to your spouse. A.J. Jacobs, an author and Esquire Editor at Large, joi...

Hosting a Christmas Cocktail Party

Sarah Lowy and Jodi Cohen | Posted 02.22.2014 | HuffPost Home
Sarah Lowy and Jodi Cohen

This year, why not really celebrate what the holidays are about -- family and friends -- by throwing a party! Here are a few ideas to get the party started.

10 Tips For Navigating The Holidays As A Blended Family

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 02.18.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

The Holiday season doesn't have to be a time of stress overload for stepfamilies.

Give an Everlasting Act of Love This Holiday

Kare Anderson | Posted 02.17.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

A bus driver guides a frail, elderly woman off his bus and over to an unfamiliar restaurant a few steps away where she's meeting friends. As he turns ...

How to Play (Single) Defense This Holiday Season

Christina Kelly | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Christina Kelly

For all the single ladies out there, the holidays can be an especially tough time of year, especially when it comes to handling those family/friends/work holiday parties that you'll be attending stag. To prepare for the inevitable, let's go over some strong defensive tactics.

How to Prevent and Resolve Family Holiday Conflicts

Carleton Kendrick | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
Carleton Kendrick

Families and holidays are often less-than-perfect, but you can make the most of your holiday times together by planning ahead, accentuating the positive, and downplaying any little incidents that may have in the past caused family strife.

Holiday Gatherings: A Time to Check in With Loved Ones

Daniel Reingold, M.S., J.D. | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Daniel Reingold, M.S., J.D.

The period beginning with Thanksgiving and ending with New Year's is the busiest long-distance travel season of the year. This means that many of us will see relatives for the first time in many months. Use holiday family gatherings as an opportunity to look closer, listen harder and determine if your help is needed.

5 Ways to Stop Bad Relatives From Spoiling Good Times

Deborah Pegues | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah Pegues

Whether it's Opinionated Oscar, who disdains anyone with a different viewpoint, Sensitive Samantha, who gets offended by the slightest thing, or Critical Candace, who must point out your recent weight gain, you need an extra dose of patience to navigate the field of party spoilers.

The Importance of Aunties and Uncles

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

As my nieces and nephews become teenagers, they seem busy with their own lives. I don't know what to do to get closer, other than friending them on Facebook. Do you think having relationships with their aunts and uncles matters to kids?

Boundaries for the Alcoholic Parent/Grandparent

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 01.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

t's one thing to implement boundaries on your own toward one person or a whole group, but when those boundaries involve others, it is important to calculate each step, think it out, talk it out and try and prepare for any outcome -- good, bad or indifferent.

What the Hell Are You Doing Back in My Life?

Pete Dorogoff | Posted 12.22.2012 | Fifty
Pete Dorogoff

It's been 35 years since my parents were together as a couple. It's odd for me to even refer to my father and my mother in some plural reference. However, life happens and unfolds in baffling ways.

What You Really Need to Survive As a Caregiver

Marie Marley | Posted 12.01.2012 | Fifty
Marie Marley

The next time you're feeling burned out and at the end of your proverbial rope, sit down, take a deep breath and start listing all the ways you are going to get assistance.

A Different Sort of Father's Day

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.13.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

Father's Day is a little bit different for me than for most people. You see, it is not my father for whom I am most grateful for on this day, but my grandfather.

How We Can Make Each Other Feel Like Rock Stars

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.29.2012 | Women
Barbara Greenberg

Who, I would like to know, can resist wanting to feel appreciated and adored in an authentic way?

Cell Phone Study Reveals Big Surprise About Male, Female Relationships

| Posted 04.22.2012 | Science

By Daisy Yuhas  | April 20, 2012 | An analysis of 1.95 billion cell phone calls and 489 million text messages reveal how men and women follow...

Unexpected Ways To Find Your Ancestors

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.07.2012 | Books
Megan Smolenyak

Maybe it was your son's family tree homework assignment, or maybe it was that co-worker bragging about being related to Jesse James, but now you've got a bit of an itch to take peek into your past. Perhaps I can ease you along your learning curve.

The Best Things About Brothers-in-Law

Tony Phillips | Posted 11.21.2011 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Brothers-in-law are good to have for several reasons, chief among them the fact that they're always at the same family functions you're required to at...

Supporting Grandparents Caring for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

As rampant unemployment and housing foreclosures ravage families across our nation, an increasing number of children are living in households headed by grandparents and other relatives, often three generations sharing scarce resources due to the recession.

'He Could Kill Somebody And Not Even Think About It'

AP | Posted 10.12.2011 | Crime

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- A police investigator says an upstate New York man accused of killing three relatives told him he shot them before setting fire to ...

Americans Have More Friends, and Not Just on Facebook

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Remember the media panic from the summer of 2006 about lonely and isolated Americans? The publication of a sociological study had unleashed a cascade...

Appreciating The Family Side of Technology

Gil Laroya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gil Laroya

In effect, the reconnection of family through technology is the engine the generates the extended family -- through immediate family and close relatives, and on into friends and loved ones.

A Matter of Death and Life

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

One of the thoughts at a funeral, at least for me, is always: What will people say about me at my funeral?

Friendship in Real Life vs. This Emotional Life

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

This first installment of the PBS series This Emotional Life consisted of three segments: family, friends, and lovers. Each was oddly ominous, seeming to warn us of the worst that can happen.

Michelle Obama: Family History Of First Lady Is Complex, Tied To Slavery

The New York Times | RACHEL L. SWARNS and JODI KANTOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Melvinia Shields, the enslaved and illiterate young girl, and the unknown white man who impregnated her are the great-great-great-grandparents of Mich...

Happy Thanksgiving! This Year It Is No Longer Humiliating To Be Explaining Your Unemployment Around the Thanksgiving Table!

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Viscusi

Losing your job is dreadful, no matter what the reason. In this journalist's mind, it is still better than health issues, divorce, or death -- but t...