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Summertime

From a New Yorker's Relationship With Their Air Conditioner

Jen Glantz | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

You're on a mission: trap cold air into your room so that you can shut your air conditioner and pass out before you even realize your bedroom is probably climbing up toward the same temperature as the sauna at your gym.

Mom's Gorgeous Black And White Photos Capture The Innocence Of Childhood

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents

For kids all over the world, the warm summer months are the perfect time to play outside and explore what nature has to offer. One mother in Poland ha...

How to Conquer 'Inboxitis' (and Enjoy the Rest of Summer)

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

I was finding myself preoccupied with checking my phone at all hours of the waking day. Since I believe in the power of the mind and one's capacity to identify a problem and create a solution, I created a treatment plan, or better yet, a life plan, with the soul purpose of overcoming Inboxitis.

These Are the People Who Stop at Lemonade Stands

Galit Breen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Galit Breen

The neighbor we rarely see whose kids are grown and gone but still come home to pass footballs in the cul de sac. Whenever I see him and his wife I feel like we offer each other a trade of sorts -- a look at their past for a peek at our future.

Why Summertime Shouldn't Mean More Screen Time

Diana Graber | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

Staring down at your phone for the greater part of the day can't be good for anyone. Yet short of prying those devices from the hands of our kids (hard to do when most of us have our own phone in the other hand), there's got to be a way to help them live a more balanced life.

How To Grill The Perfect Steak

Rana Florida | Posted 08.09.2014 | Home
Rana Florida

Steak on the outdoor grill: It's the iconic summer meal, and doing it to perfection is an art that every man must master.

It's Baaaaack! Swimsuit Season Is Lurking Around the Corner

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.30.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Like the changing of the seasons, during perimenopause and menopause, our bodies change too (and not always for the better). It's how we deal with those changes that determines how we are perceived by others.

Coping With Haywire Hormones and a House Full of Kids

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 07.20.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Looking forward to a stress-free summer? Good luck with that! Perimenopause and menopause is stressful enough, thank you very much. Having your kids home all summer long is stress squared.

The One Habit We Should Adopt This Summer

Rupa Mehta | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Having spent a lot of time at the beach, seeing my family, friends, and their little ones play in the sun, I think a lot of us have lost touch with the joy of summertime. This summer, I want us to revisit the simple, silly pleasures we loved as children.

Your Viral Summer Video Is Here, But We're Not Sure If You're Ready For It

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.02.2014 | Comedy

The lyrics and hook are simple, and the low-budget footage defies hipness. But a music video called "Summertime Is Great" is managing to go viral m...

Reinventing the Apocalypse: Gary Lemons Streams Collective Consciousness With Poetry

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.12.2013 | Books
Russell C. Smith

His current collection of poems, "Snake," imagines a post-apocalypse Earth long after the extinction of the human race where a character that embodies all of the feelings, thoughts and emotions of our entire civilization when it no longer exists.

Song of Summer (And the Destinations Behind Them)

Gogobot | Posted 10.19.2013 | Travel
Gogobot

Even in these last few weeks of the summer travel season, we continue to hear summer songs that capture the spirit of the season or stir memories of waterside romance. But how many were inspired by an actual location?

Andrea Gargotta: 6 Ideas for Preserving Your Summer Memories

Red Room | Posted 10.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By Andrea Gargotta Mama Mia--Where did the summer go? Wasn't it yesterday that I was planning my summer adventures to Carmel and Italy, beginning to ...

12 Cures For Your Summertime Blues

Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living

By Anne Krueger It's summertime, and the livin' is easy. At least that's what you've been led to believe based on songs and film -- and your frie...

Summertime Heat Poses Special Risks to Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 09.16.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Most people don't realize that extreme summer heat causes thousands of heat-related illnesses in the U.S. each year, and kills more people than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes combined.

Summertime... How Do I Get My Children Everywhere?

Diana Grycan | Posted 08.24.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

There are new carpools shifts to drive, camps to get to, play dates to arrange, swimming lessons to sign up for and so much more. How does a parent manage?

18 More Accurate Names For The Slip 'n Slide

Wendi Aarons | Posted 08.24.2013 | Parents
Wendi Aarons

Slip 'n Swallow Foot Water. Slip 'n Get a Coccyx Injury. Slip 'n Let's Just Pour Vodka On Saran Wrap Next Time Because This Thing's Crap.

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

So it was early March, and suddenly I burst into the Christmas song "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year." I couldn't get it out of my head. Why...

VIDEO: 'We Just Spent $125 On Ice Cream Cones!'

Laura Zigman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Parents
Laura Zigman

Because it's that time of year again, when a family of four has to take out a second mortgage to pay for ice cream cones!

The Biggest Pet Peeves For Beach-Goers. Besides Nudity

Tom Mulhall | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel
Tom Mulhall

Are you going to dare and go bare this summer? When you take a nude beach vacation, what bugs you?

The Promise I Vow To Keep For My Family This Summer

Carissa K | Posted 07.27.2013 | Parents
Carissa K

The truth is that summer is special just by being summer. Special can't be orchestrated or planned. Special just is. I can take the pressure off myself and enjoy it, whatever shape and form summer takes.

5 Things Midlifers Should Not Do This Summer

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.25.2013 | Fifty

"Summertime, and the living is easy," so said George Gershwin in the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. Gershwin clearly lived a long time ago. Summertime bri...

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: Summertime, And The Season Is Silly

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

Summertime is on the wing and in Washington, that means only one thing -- pretty soon, the relative humidity and wretched air quality index will combi...

Jordanian Cabinet Fumbles Time Change Challenge

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 01.01.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Jordanian Cabinet's decision to scrap wintertime came at the most difficult time: one day before a long holiday and also one day before the original plan to start wintertime. And the rationale for the decision was never fully discussed and defended by those taking it.

Savoring the last Moments of Summer

Kathleen Fordyce Rohan | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Kathleen Fordyce Rohan

I think about how there are only a few more weeks left before school starts and summer ends and we are back to earlier bed times, earlier mornings and no more lazy days by the pool.