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Strangers

Why We Trust Strangers More Than Our Friends

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

We'll trust an unknown airline pilot to keep us safe at 30,000 feet, but heaven forbid we give our partner or neighbor the benefit of the doubt when they're having a bad day.

5 Tips to Keep Children Safe From Predators

Mommy Nearest | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Not every child abduction can be prevented. There are, however, ways to help keep your child safer. Here are five tips to ensure safer practices with your children.

Two Strangers on a Plane

Robin Korth | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

It was late afternoon in Portland, Oregon -- around 4 o'clock. For me, it was closer to 7 p.m., as I had been flying all day from the East Coast of ...

Never (Ever?) Talk to Strangers

Kristen Levithan | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Kristen Levithan

I put my arm around her and pointed to my eldest inside the van: "My son goes to kindergarten here. Why don't you come inside and warm up and we can figure out what to do next?" And then, just like that, a little girl I didn't know was sitting in my car.

Welcome, Stranger

T. Thorn Coyle | Posted 02.01.2014 | Religion
T. Thorn Coyle

While scrubbing pots at the soup kitchen, I realized this truth: We are all strangers to one another. Then I realized: We can all welcome one another home.

Daring Artist 'Sleeps' On Strangers In Poetic Subway Project

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.21.2013 | Arts

The New York subway system is a world of silent commuters who, despite riding in close proximity to other people, rarely make contact with their fello...

Unlocking the Real Innovation Potential of Cities

Alan Gregerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Alan Gregerman

Each day we all pass by literally hundreds of people, places, and things that could change our lives, but we never take the time to notice them. In our rush to get from Point A to Point B, we walk past strangers who know things we've yet to discover.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 8 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary

James Stack | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
James Stack

Like responses to chemo, everyone's experiences are different. Of course, these are my experiences; but I believe they contain universal truths.

UK YouTube Stars To Launch Comedy Show at Avalon Sept. 13

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Shira Lazar

Sam Pepper and Mazzi Maz have made their names online with outrageous pranks, stunts, tattoos and comedy. Now they're hitting the road, bringing the...

UK YouTube Stars are 'like The Beatles all over again'

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.26.2013 | Media
Shira Lazar

Sam Pepper and Mazzi Maz have made their names online with outrageous pranks, stunts, tattoos and comedy. Now they're hitting the road, bringing the...

Loving Strangers Like Babies

Shawna Kaszer | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
Shawna Kaszer

Why don't I coo at these grown adults with the same unfailing love I have for babies? Shouldn't I love them the exact same way?

LOOK: Redditor Buys 300 Coffees For Strangers!

Posted 07.29.2013 | Good News

Last week, one Canadian man woke up on the right side of the bed and wanted to spread the good feeling around. Yesterday Redditor JamesF4 posted a...

Roommate Roulette: Tips for Moving In With a Stranger

Carolyn McKibbin | Posted 08.26.2013 | HuffPost Home
Carolyn McKibbin

Whether it's out of financial necessity or the desire to have a new experience, people at any stage of life may find themselves moving in with a stran...

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Kate Taney | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Kate Taney

Around 2 a.m. the other night, I had just slogged my tired wet feet on to the 6 train after having worked another nine hour shift behind a bar.

Why We're Starting Nametag Day on June 1 in NYC

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 05.08.2013 | New York
Michael Morgenstern

A few times I sat on the subway, wondering what the scene would look like if everyone were wearing a nametag. Nicer. Friendlier. "This is something I should propose to the mayor," I thought... or maybe some large bank or other group. Someone ought to do it, that's for sure.

Emily Pettit's 'How to Recognize a Stranger'

Alina Gregorian | Posted 10.24.2012 | Books
Alina Gregorian

In this poem by Emily Pettit, mystery is okay and it constantly happens. This state of despair is displayed when Pettit writes: "We cover our faces with our hands / to communicate our displeasure at being so / confused."

Is Talking to Strangers Good for the Soul (and for America)?

Matthew Ross Smith | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Ross Smith

Were Americans ever really more connected and trusting? Or is that just nostalgia? This summer and fall, I'm trying my best to find out. For the past two weeks I've been slowly driving across America, town by town, state by state, trying to meet 100 strangers per day, every day.

Mother Always Said, 'Don't Talk to Strangers'

Michael Blomquist | Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy
Michael Blomquist

Here I am in Edinburgh actively making myself vulnerable to strangers each and every day.

Why We're So Cruel to Strangers

Kathy Caprino | Posted 08.28.2012 | Women
Kathy Caprino

Remember that what you say on these posts (and everywhere you speak or write) is a mirror of what you think about yourself.

Smile At Strangers? Study Shows Why That May Be Smart

Posted 05.28.2012 | Science

Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Date: 25 May 2012 Time: 08:05 AM ET CHICAGO — Next time you're out walking about, you may want ...

UPDATE: Kids Reported Kidnapped By Roadside Helper Found Safe

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 04.23.2012 | Crime

DECATUR, Ga. — Two young children who police say were kidnapped from the side of an Atlanta-area interstate early Wednesday are safe but authori...

People Lie To Help Strangers Save Face? What 'Wingman' Study Says

www.livescience.com | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 01.22.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 01/20/2012 04:22 PM EST on LiveScience This just in: Researchers have found that a goo...

Stranger Danger Dispelled By Bears And Kindness

Patience Salgado | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Patience Salgado

2012-01-11-videopull.jpgFilmmakers Sarah Sellman and Greg Grano spent last summer traveling the country relying solely on the kindness of strangers for a place to sleep each night and maybe an occasional dinner.

Taking Names, Get Past Big City Disconnect

Camilla Webster | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York
Camilla Webster

In New York and around the world, the truth is we are simple animals with complicated lives. At the end of the day, we are emotional beings welling over with the desire to connect to each other.

Strangers on a Page

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 12.03.2011 | Books
Jeffrey Shaffer

Mysterious strangers who step into the storyline for a few pages or even a single sentence are always welcome in my literary wanderings and I'm looking forward to meeting plenty of new ones.