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Kathryn E. Livingston

What I Learned From Horses About Yoga and Life

Kathryn E. Livingston | May 22, 2015 | Fifty
As we rested in Savasana one evening and the teacher called out, "Sigh and let it all go," Cherie, a Clydesdale Thoroughbred Cross, chimed in with a lovely whinny. Clearly, horses and yoga went hoof and hand here.
Joan Gage

Grandma's Travel Emergency Kit

Joan Gage | May 22, 2015 | Fifty
Some say Eleni is foolhardy trying to combine a book tour with round-the-clock breastfeeding and a super-dramatic threenager. I say it's a good opportunity for me to have fun, refine my Grandma emergency kit and dredge up old college drinking songs to sing to Nicolas.
Melinda Blau

Dear Family Whisperer: My Adult Children Still Fight!

Melinda Blau | May 22, 2015 | Parents
To be sure, some siblings never get over their childhood dramas -- a situation that causes pain for the parents. But many do
Annie Fox

Graduation Is a New Chapter For Our Kids And For Us

Annie Fox | May 22, 2015 | Parents
Graduating from high school and heading off to college is a major milestone, irrefutable proof of their growing independence. The music swells along with our hearts. Our love for them and our hope for their future defies words. So we cry.
Ann marie Houghtailing

Do No Harm

Ann marie Houghtailing | May 22, 2015 | Women
My father had only one goal as a parent: His one goal was to never hit me for any reason and he never did. His primary concern was to do no harm.
Jetsetter.com

21 Reasons Hotel Sex Is Better

Jetsetter.com | May 22, 2015 | Travel
There's a reason nobody's writing ballads about getting it on in your familiar, comfy bed after reading Good Night Moon to the kids.
The Pollan Family Table

3 Dynamite Dinner Salads

The Pollan Family Table | May 22, 2015 | OWN
We give you three of our favorites salads: Chopped Italian Salad with Chicken Milanese, Mediterranean Salad with Seared Tuna, and Bulgogi Beef Salad.
Maria Shriver

Jeb Bush: Here's What You Can Do to Help the Fight Against Alzheimer's

Maria Shriver | May 22, 2015 | Politics
On Wednesday, 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush revealed that his mother-in-law, Josefina Gallo Esquivel, is living with Alzheimer's. He asked for people to email him if they have ideas or suggestions about how to wipe out this deadly disease. I have a few.
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Can You Fail At Being An Expat?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | May 22, 2015 | Fifty
Over our years of living abroad, we've talked to more than a few people who have a secret fear. It's a fear shared by people just beginning to think about retiring or working abroad and by folks who have already made the move. The secret fear is this ... what if I fail?
Valerie Albarda

5 Spectacular Ways You're Failing At Midlife

Valerie Albarda | May 22, 2015 | Fifty
Look at you -- you've made it to midlife. Now is the time to revel in the fruits of your labor, celebrate each glorious day and make this life one for the record books. Before you move too fast, heed the warning signs that tell you if you're failing spectacularly at midlife.
Dr. Gail Gross

Prepping Your Kids for Vacation With Grandparents

Dr. Gail Gross | May 21, 2015 | Parents
He can learn to build deeper bonds with other adults who love him, while also gaining confidence and independence as he experiences life adventures in a supervised environment outside of his immediate family unit.
Margie Warrell

How to Raise Brave Girls

Margie Warrell | May 21, 2015 | Parents
Too often, somewhere between wearing tiaras and leaving school, we dial down our dreams and reset our sights as the realities of the real world crush in on us.
Zach Beecher

On Faith and Parachutes

Zach Beecher | May 21, 2015 | Religion
In the dark sky of a hot August night, more than 2,000 American and British Paratroopers sat quietly amongst one another in the clouds in the bellies of aircrafts waiting for the moment that awaited them all: the jump.
Honey Good

Reflections on Mother's Day

Honey Good | May 21, 2015 | Fifty
May 10th arrived. My husband brought me coffee and a sweet roll with a Mother's Day card sealed with a kiss. After reading the card and thanking him, I said, "The phone hasn't rung yet?"
Hank Bordowitz

An Open Letter to President Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Tom Hanks

Hank Bordowitz | May 21, 2015 | College
How about if, as part of the legislation to make two-year colleges free to motivated students with the initiative to keep up their grades, you help raise the fortunes of people like me and my colleagues? I like that my students find what I do valuable. I would also like to be able to pay the rent.
Kelsey Davenport

Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer's Disease

Kelsey Davenport | May 21, 2015 | Women
One night as we were sitting together in a room full of immediate family, she leaned over to me and whispered, "I don't know who any of these people are." That included me, but it didn't stop her from confiding in me. I just laughed, and she did too.
Rosemarie Ostler

Top 10 Misused Words Of The 1870s

Rosemarie Ostler | May 21, 2015 | Arts
Usage criticism hasn't changed much since the 1870s. Then as now, language critics were appalled by the profusion of illogical usages, incorrect meanings, sloppy writing mistakes, and newly invented terms that weren't real words. They even blamed the same culprits -- declining educational standards and a society where "anything goes."...
Jennifer Small

So You Think You Want to Marry a Chef...

Jennifer Small | May 21, 2015 | Weddings
I hate to be the one to break it to you, but if you marry a chef, they are not going to cook for you every night.
Sharon Bond

The Importance of Trying

Sharon Bond | May 21, 2015 | Impact
My time in Girl Scouts has not come without its challenges. As a young adult, I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, an inherited connective tissue disorder. After 36 surgeries, I rely on a wheelchair -- but this has never stopped me.
Elaine Ambrose

20 Ways To Legally Evict Your Houseguests

Elaine Ambrose | May 21, 2015 | Fifty
I'm thrown into a panic when I know guests will spend the night. I gather clutter into garbage bags and toss them into the garage where they languish for months. I frantically dust and am amazed at the true color of the furniture.
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