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"Talking the Talk"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.10.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When I was about 12 years old, my father and I had The Talk. It was such a traumatic experience that I remember only two things about...

Dear Family Whisperer: I Hated Sharing Birthdays With My Sister!

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Today's parents plan joint birthdays for the same reason your mother did: It's convenient, cheaper and theoretically easier than throwing two parties. But their online ruminations suggest that they worry about making the right choice.

L.A. Comic Richard Bain Crowdfunds to Aid Sister Who Lost Home and Son

Julie Seabaugh | Posted 07.04.2014 | Comedy
Julie Seabaugh

Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian Richard Bain is raising money for his sister Ashley, who lost her home and one-year-old son in a North Carolina t...

Dear Family Whisperer: My Parents Are Ignoring Me!

Melinda Blau | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

Applying for college is very stressful -- not just for your sister, but also for your mom and dad. If they're like most parents I've met, who spend a lot of time and energy helping their kids, it might feel as if they are being judged.

This Child Knows What It Means to Miss Someone

Ivy Lifton | Posted 05.27.2014 | Divorce
Ivy Lifton

Julian's oldest brother is currently in college. The sadness that comes from the separateness is not easily comforted and it is compounded by the anticipation of future siblings' plans to leave for college.

The Loss of a Lifetime: When an Adult Brother or Sister Dies

Lynn Shattuck | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn Shattuck

What did it mean that there were no handbooks for me? That people asked me to be strong in the face of the biggest loss I'd ever experienced or imagined? At times I felt like I didn't deserve to feel so shattered, especially in the shadow of my parents' immense loss.

The Holiday Card Every Stressed-Out Woman Needs To Read

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.18.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

So, my generous sisters, this season, start being generous to YOU! Give YOU the gifts I know you deserve: self-care, respect, and love! Do that and I guarantee you'll soon celebrate your best holiday ever!

DVDs: Is Tom Hanks the Most Popular Star of All Time?

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A lot of stars had lengthy careers with many box office hits. Box office is a rough estimate, sure, even if you adjust for inflation (which I don't). But by some estimates, Tom Hanks has the all-time worldwide box office total.

6 Things I'm Too Scared To Tell My Sister

Posted 04.23.2013 | OWN

By Lucinda Rosenfeld The youngest of the family -- now the mother of two daughters and author of The Pretty One -- opens up about a few old siblin...

Immigration Reform: Good Old Fashioned Common Sense

Kety Esquivel | Posted 06.10.2013 | Latino Voices
Kety Esquivel

It is for my mother, my grandmother and all the other immigrant women who have contributed so much to this country that I am committed to working towards immigration reform.

Thanksgiving Turkey: Let's Get Fresh

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 01.25.2013 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

The timer finally popped up. "Dinnertime!" was announced and I proudly placed the perfectly cooked turkey on the holiday table. The bird glowed and I enjoyed the ooohs and aaaahs. I'll never cook turkey again.

Girl Tries To Sell 12-Year-Old Brother On Craigslist

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.29.2012 | Money

Many kids joke about selling their little siblings. But one Alabama girl took the threat a bit too far. "12-year-old joyfull [sic] little boy (rea...

A Tale Of Two Sisters: Coping With A Family Health Crisis

Terri Cole | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

I had been using anger to mask my fear and sadness for the past nine months, ever since my older sister was diagnosed with liver cancer. This was the first time I cried.

Happy 50th Birthday to a Brother Who Died Long Ago

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 10.08.2012 | Fifty
Linda K. Wertheimer

In 23 years, Kevin did a lot of living. Since he would have been 50, here are 50 things I remember about my brother.

Remembering Sherman Hemsley's Best TV Moments

Posted 07.24.2012 | TV

Sherman Hemsley, the star of "The Jeffersons," has died at age 74. TMZ reports that the actor passed away at his home in El Paso, Texas, but the cau...

In Celebrating Steve Jobs' Life, iGrieve

Shelley Ross | Posted 12.10.2011 | Technology
Shelley Ross

Someone magical has left the planet, no matter how we all will forever live in his iClouds. And I feel shameful for my greed in wishing we all had many more years of him.

Zandile Blay, Ghanaian Native, Was The First Fashion Writer In A Family Of Political Journalists

StyleLikeU | Posted 05.27.2011 | Style
StyleLikeU

"I must admit, I am kind of tacky. I am kind of like a Vegas show girl," Zandile Blay said during our interview, but it couldn't be farther from the t...

Jean Stevens, Wyalusing Widow, Lived With Corpses Of Husband And Twin Sister, Say Police

AP | By MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WYALUSING, Pa. (AP)-- The 91-year-old widow lived by herself in a tumbledown house on a desolate country road. But she wasn't alone, not really, not a...

Shouldn't a sister be a close friend?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, Last October I discovered that my only sister, who is two years older than me, has been stealing the money I send to take care ...

Passed over as a Godmother: Dealing with the hurt

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, I am an only child and have a friend named Linda (who is also an only) whom I've known since first grade. She is due to give bi...