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Traditions

When They Say They Don't Care, They Actually Do

Cornelia Seigneur | Posted 12.18.2014 | Parents
Cornelia Seigneur

For now, I strive to keep up the traditions around holidays and birthdays and other celebrations, knowing that, deep down, my kids do care. And that traditions do matter.

Here's Why It's Not Weird for Indian Men to Live at Home With Mom and Dad

Dipti Vaid Dedhia | Posted 11.07.2014 | Women
Dipti Vaid Dedhia

Ever wonder why it's completely normal for Indian guys to live at home with their parents well into their 20s and 30s? Or how even after marriage, they live with their parents and spouse as a "joint family?"

My Grandmother Is, and Will Forever Be, a Proud Woman

Madeline Wahl | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
Madeline Wahl

My grandmother will forever be a proud woman. She had such pride for her family and friends, her children and grandchildren, her nieces and nephew and everyone in between. My grandmother, ever the socialite, would take me by the hand and introduce me to her friends.

Happy Halloween: Kicking Off the Holiday Season

Amber Sabathia | Posted 12.08.2014 | New York
Amber Sabathia

We Bergen families know the children have not had a true Halloween for two years, with snow one year and then Superstorm Sandy cancelling each trick-or-treating night so the kids could not go out and wear their costumes.

Why Do You Think So Many Atheists Seem So Evangelistic?

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

Why do you think so many atheists seem so evangelistic? They even sometimes speak of their moment of "de-conversion" as a flip-side to the so-called born again experience. If life teaches us anything it's that certainty is overrated.

The Things To Buy For Yourself Today And Keep For Your Daughter (or Son) Tomorrow

Laura Usky | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

Sometimes when I'm shopping, I admit that I make a purchase I don't need or shouldn't buy because it's something that I will pass on to my daughter.

Yagana Shah

5 Bizarre Vintage Traditions We Still Uphold Today

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty

Without even noticing it, chances are you've followed some bizarre vintage traditions without even knowing their meanings. Some traditions pop up arou...

8 Holiday Meal Traditions That Make Us Miss Home

Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents

Holidays are reminders of who you are and where you come from. Christmas, Independence Day and Thanksgiving are not just days off from work and school...

Heirloom Habits

Liz Neumark | Posted 07.23.2014 | Taste
Liz Neumark

Their love for nurturing their families and guests at the dinner table was expressed meal after meal, decade after decade.

10 Craziest Superstitions From Around the World

Off Track Planet | Posted 07.05.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

People believe the nuttiest shit for no apparent reason. Photo by: Victor Bezrukov Perhaps an expression of our collective OCD, or our attempt at co...

The Better Late Than Never Seder

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 06.21.2014 | Religion
Ann V. Klotz

Passover sneaks up on me. With our two older daughters away at college and no invitations to attend a Seder elsewhere, the holiday seems easy to ignore. Then, on the second night, Atticus asks, "When's our Seder?"

America's Top 25 College Sports Fan Traditions

Thrillist | Posted 06.16.2014 | College
Thrillist

Across America, there are traditions at schools large and small that many people have never seen, or even heard of.

Wacking Girls' Bums, Egg Contests and Bready Lambs: Unusual Easter Traditions in the Czech Republic

Discover France Adventures | Posted 05.10.2014 | Travel
Discover France Adventures

Leaning against the sides of the wooden market stalls are sticks festooned with coloured ribbons on the top. Made of braided willow branches, these sticks serve a very important role in an unusual Czech tradition.

I Liked It So I Put a Ring on It

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

I recently started wearing my grandmother's engagement ring. The other day, I caught my boyfriend staring at my hand. I thought he was admiring my freshly-painted purple nails, but when I asked him about it he said, "Your ring is making me jealous. I feel like you're engaged."

Wooly Beasts and Meat Jelly: Hungary's Spring Countryside Festivals

WHERE | Posted 04.30.2014 | Travel
WHERE

Grab a flight, and head to the land of the Magyars to experience these quintessential Central European spring festivals.

Why Every Woman Needs a Galentine's Day

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

What we need more than validation of our romantic relationships is reinforcement of our platonic ones.

Interfaith Weddings

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 03.16.2014 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

The minister at a beautiful outdoor wedding I attended last month wore a shawl with symbols of numerous faiths. The person sitting next to me whispered in my ear, "That woman has found a growing industry."

How To Let Go Of Old Traditions During The Holidays

Dianne Harman | Posted 02.07.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

As we get older, we often find less is more. We may not decorate the house to the extent we did when the children were younger. And if the tree isn't decorated quite the way it always was, so be it.

POLL: Have You Started Your Holiday Shopping Yet?

Posted 11.18.2013 | MarloThomas

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Jordan Schultz

The Fascinating Tradition That Sets Baseball Apart

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports

There are several competing theories as to why, in the middle of the seventh inning, every baseball game comes to a stop so everyone can stretch, sing...

POLL: Are You Looking Forward To Hosting Thanksgiving This Year?

Posted 11.12.2013 | MarloThomas

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Why Are Holiday Traditions So Important?

Diana Grycan | Posted 12.21.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

The anticipation was always to best part, because it afforded me the opportunity to look ahead and feel happy and secure with my life.

A French Family

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

The land has a misty charm; with deep blue hydrangeas and red poppies growing like wild weeds everywhere, Brittany is a land of strange beauty and secrets, legends and fairies, warriors and fishermen.

50 Fun Facts About Weddings You Probably Didn't Know

The Knot | Posted 11.10.2013 | Weddings
The Knot

Everyone's got a know-it-all in the family: the uncle who spits out World Series stats at the drop of a hat, the sister who can list all the James Bond flicks in reverse chronological order, the reptile-enthusiast cousin. We're proud to be your wedding equivalent.

Transgender Children, a Tree Stand and Family Traditions

Wayne Maines | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Maines

I wish that parents of transgender kids had more opportunities to pass on family traditions, but we are more often struggling with daily survival. It makes me very sad.