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The Day I Realized My Child Had Finally Become An Adult

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

I look at my daughter's face and see barely a whisper of the little girl who once reached for me with chubby hands and a baby toothed grin -- her nails are manicured, her teeth are straight and white. Her face is now all cheekbones and eyeliner. The slumped, awkward adolescent has become a tall, confident adult who moves easily in the world without me.

Laura Powell's 'Goddess' Is an Enchanting Read

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Britain is crumbling and a young soon-to-be Priestess named Aura from the Cult of Artemis is blind to it all. But everything changes when Aura meets a rebellious boy named Aiden.

5 Ways to Seek a Meaningful Paycheck

Kimberly Palmer | Posted 05.29.2014 | Money
Kimberly Palmer

Is it possible to have the best of both worlds -- financial success as well as meaningful work; a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment as well as relaxation and a good night's sleep? Here are five suggestions about how to balance ambition with tranquility.

32 Things That Only Your Best Friends Understand

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

The fact that life can and does pull you a million miles away from each other, but your friendship doesn't wither. Distance only makes the time you do have together more special.

Be Youtiful

Sara Jane Baker | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Sara Jane Baker

Step outside and do something that makes you feel good. There are many ways we can explore our beautiful side, sometimes it just means us reminding ourselves of the things that make us unique.

WATCH LIVE: Building Opportunities For Young Adults

Posted 05.12.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 12:15pm EST. Young adults and teens face significant challenges in finding quality employment in today's economy. The employment rate...

'The Break-Up Artist' Is the Perfect Spring Read

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 06.30.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

All of us have been unlucky in love at one time or another. But would you pay someone to break up a relationship for you? Meet The Break-Up Artist -- a hilariously delightful young adult novel that needs to be on your reading list ASAP!

Introductions With the Dead

Rui Dai | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Rui Dai

Introductions with living patients tend to be hard, because you are asking a stranger to trust you with the utmost intimate details of their lives. Introductions with the dead are harder. They tend to be the most enigmatic patients.

Kindness Cards Challenge

Alex Kip | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Alex Kip

As the days went on, the cards kept coming in... one by one they added up until I had over 1,600 cards dispersed throughout my room. The storm had lifted... the night had passed. There was nothing but light and love bouncing off the walls of my transplant room.

Building a Transmedia Project for Young Adults With Mental Illness, Their Families and Their Health Care Providers

Mona Shattell | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Mona Shattell

Telling stories across multiple media forms, tapping the strengths of each, offers the potential to develop meaningful stories in much deeper and more engaging ways.

10 Books to Read While Waiting Impatiently for Maleficent

Colleen Oakes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Colleen Oakes

Less than two months until Angelina Jolie hits the screen as Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent in Disney's upcoming movie. While you wait, here are 10 books to tide you over until the movie premieres!

It Was The Best of Times, The Most Indulgent of Times

Wray Herbert | Posted 06.02.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Young Americans have gotten a fair share of criticism in recent decades. For the harshest critics, it's a generation of narcissistic brats. Have they been spoiled by indulgent, overprotective parents, who lavished their kids with unearned praise? Or perhaps it's something else entirely.

What Do They Know? Dismissing a Viral Presumption About Millennials

Eszter Hargittai | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology
Eszter Hargittai

Considerable research has shown that there is large variation in Internet skills among today's millennials often related to their socioeconomic status.

Interview With Author Neal Wooten on The Balance

William Dameron | Posted 05.14.2014 | Books
William Dameron

I had the opportunity to speak with Neal about his new book, which is published by Bold Strokes Books and will be release on April 15th.

Generation "Why-Can't-I-Have-It-Right-Now?!"

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.07.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

It's something I've always known, but since moving to New York City my eyes have really been opened to the truth of a generation that lacks energy, fo...

Get Lost in the Captivating Island Adventure of Nil

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 05.05.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

What would you do if you were stuck on an island with only one year to escape or you die? Enter Lynne Matson's thrilling debut, Nil. And when I say thrilling, I mean it. Think Survivor meets Lost with the added bonus of romance.

The 7 Words My Son Said That Broke My Heart

Carole Montgomery | Posted 05.04.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

I DIDN'T WANT TO STOP MOTHERING!!! I liked it too much. Everything about it. The dirty faces, the spills, the fights, the tears, the birthday parties, the house full of noisy kids after a little league game. I could go on, but you get my point.

Mom or Mommy? Parenting Adult Children

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.03.2014 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

Most relationships naturally change as time passes, but motherhood, for me, was still the demanding role it had been when my children were, well, little children!

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.

12 YA Fantasy Book Finales You Need to Read This Year

Lisa Parkin | Posted 04.20.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

The young adult genre has a chronic problem: creating sequels. Keeping track of all the sequels and when they will be published feels like a full-time job. So, I did some of the tough work for you and sorted through my most-anticipated YA fantasy end-of-series releases for the year.

How to Sell Health Insurance to Millenials

Angela Perkey | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Angela Perkey

Those of us who fall into this generation are generally not lazy. We also don't think we're invincible, as many assert. Instead, there has been a sizeable communication gap between the government and young adults regarding health care options.

Top 10 Young Adult Books of 2013

Lisa Parkin | Posted 02.15.2014 | Books
Lisa Parkin

I highly recommend each of these books and hope you will love them as much as I have. They each added something new to the young adult genre and are truly the best of the best.

Advances in the Young Adult Cancer Movement: Why SAYAO Is a Big Deal

Emily Drake | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

The AYA cancer patient advocate movement has gained tremendous momentum in the last few years. However, it is imperative that health professionals become invested and educated on the needs of this unique group of patients in order for their health-related needs to be met.

Bad Math: Rationalization in Fiction

Harrison Demchick | Posted 02.08.2014 | Books
Harrison Demchick

I call this 2 + 2 = 5: a writer's tendency to insist upon something that isn't true. In reality, two plus two does not equal five. Two plus two will never equal five.

No Time For Crime: Study Finds More Religious Communities Have Lower Rates Of Black, White and Latino Violence

David Briggs | Posted 02.03.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Can religion help reduce violent crime? Some new research suggests the answer is yes, both by creating a moral climate that fosters respect among n...