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Happy Birthday To You: How A 6-Note Melody Connects A Family

Mallory McDuff, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Mallory McDuff, Ph.D.

Somehow, that simple melody, written in 1893 by two sisters and educators from Kentucky, now represents a lifeline to something larger than myself.

Christmas With Mom: A Pot of Sauce, Cookies and Laughter

Jan Angilella | Posted 02.26.2013 | Women
Jan Angilella

Christmas will always bring wonderful memories of my mom. I will never get tired of the madness of the season because we enjoyed it together.

5 Tips To Survive The Holidays As A New Couple

Walker Jones Thornton | Posted 02.18.2013 | Fifty
Walker Jones Thornton

Incorporating a new love interest into your traditional holiday activities with family, long-time friends and possibly the ex-spouse, can be more than a little stressful.

What Brides Should Never Do

Posted 10.18.2012 | Weddings

Celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie stopped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss modern wedding etiquette. The planner had some strong words for...

Indiana High School Claims Baby Powder Poses Health Risks, Nixes Football Tradition

Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

Citing health concerns, Carmel High School administrators are putting an end to a student tradition of spraying baby powder in the student section of ...

Fatherhood and Lineage

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Parents
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

his gift of lineage gives a confidence about where you come from. You are sharing your foundation so that those you teach can lean on that instead of leaning on you.

Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Present and Building the Future with Traditions

Laura Munts | Posted 05.31.2012 | Parents
Laura Munts

Traditions enable us to honor the past, celebrate the present and provide a legacy for the future. Not only a source of enjoyment, they serve as the glue that keeps families united.

'I Like My Skin Thin, Thank You'

Lisa Guest | Posted 07.25.2012 | Women
Lisa Guest

I've been told I over-analyze things too much. I've been told I'm too sensitive about little things. I've been told I should grow a thicker skin. I like my skin thin.

A Rainy Day In The Rajasthani Desert

Leora Novick | Posted 06.30.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

They turned to me and explained that visitors in their village were quite rare and rain in the summer season rarer still.

Why Friday the 13th Is a Very Lucky Day, Indeed!

Donna Henes | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Up until the patriarchal revolution, both Fridays and 13s were held in the very highest esteem. Both the day and the number were associated with the Great Goddesses, and therefore, regarded as the sacred essence of luck and good fortune.

Divorced? What NOT To Do On Valentine’s Day

Juliet Jeske | Posted 04.10.2012 | Divorce
Juliet Jeske

Valentine's day is a holiday dreaded by some and cherished by others. When you are newly divorced, Valentine's day is just another glaring reminder that you are now flying solo.

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D.C. Area Chinese New Year Traditions, Specials (PHOTOS) | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.24.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The most important day in Chinese culture, Chinese New Year, kicked off Jan. 23 and families across the area will continue to celebrate ...

Christmas Presence Trumps Christmas Presents Every Time

Brad Harrington | Posted 02.19.2012 | Home
Brad Harrington

My own family is certainly not exempt from the syndrome of rushing around to buy presents this time of year. But there are three things we do annually that are far more meaningful and memorable to all of us than a material gift could ever be.

Christmas Isn't a Bad Boyfriend

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 02.17.2012 | Style
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Just as we set our boundaries, hold our ground, and stand firm against unrealistic expectations in other relationships (needy friends, ex-spouses, PTA), we are capable of doing the same with this holiday.

I'm With Stupid: Ho, Ho the Mistletoe, Blasted Where You Can See

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.11.2012 | Weird News
Todd Hartley

Here's what I know about Southern folk, based on my 41 years' experience knowing and being related to some of them.

Your Turn: Heirlooms and Traditions

Posted 11.21.2011 | Women

When I was growing up, my mother had this beautiful big silver punch bowl that she would use whenever there was a special event or holiday. Years late...

Harlem Students Dance To An Old Irish Jig (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Damiano Beltrami | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One To World is a non profit organization that brings Fulbright scholars and other international students to New York City public schools to introduce...

Fishing Crafts of Malta's Bay Make for Eye Candy (SLIDESHOW)

Meg Pier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Meg Pier

My visit to Marsaxlokk reminded me that by daring to cast my net in new waters, and being willing to go where the tide takes me. I was moving closer to the life I was meant to live.

There's A Time Warp 'Round Yon Virgin

Susan J. Cobb | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan J. Cobb

Are the rhythms of Mexican life really that much different than those of their northern neighbors?

The Times Square Ball Drop and the Story Behind It

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Kelly

The first New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square occurred in 1904, just after the New York Times had relocated to a new building in what had been known as Longacre Square.

Passing On Your Holiday Traditions, from Dr. Dale Atkins

Posted 09.14.2011 | Women

Dr. Atkins shares her ideas on how to continue family traditions. if(typeof AOLVP_cfg==='undefined')AOLVP_cfg=[];AOLVP_cfg.push({id:'AOLVP_9855932330...

Are Your Holidays Not As Happy As They Should Be? Reinvent Them

Laurie Nadel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laurie Nadel

Although the holidays are supposed to be festive, many people feel like they are being ambushed when Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's Day roll around.

Your Turn: Holiday Memories

Posted 07.01.2011 | Women

I consider myself so fortunate to have a lifetime's worth of wonderful holiday memories. In this week's Your Turn, I'll tell you about one treasure...

Holiday greetings past and present

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

The first commercially produced Christmas Card Getting a hand-written card or note from an old friend or even a new acquaintance always gives me a ...

Getting Families To Mingle, From Dr. Dale Atkins

Posted 11.21.2011 | Women

Does your family tend to break off into 'cliques' during family events? Dr. Atkins has the solution. if(typeof AOLVP_cfg==='undefined')AOLVP_cfg=[...