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Jessica Samakow is the Senior Editor for the Huffington Post. She is formerly the Associate Editor for HuffPost Parents.

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55 Personal Photos That Capture Both The Challenges And The Joy Of Single Motherhood

(13) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 5:18 PM

According to a recent Pew Research Center report, 34 percent of kids today live with an unmarried parent, up from 9 percent in 1960. Single parenting, whether by choice or not, is increasingly common, but it doesn't come without its challenges.

Single mom Tara Nash told us...

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How Dudes On Tinder React To 'Frozen' Pick-Up Lines

(4) Comments | Posted January 27, 2015 | 11:56 AM

In the thought-provoking, barrier-breaking, highly moralistic cinematic masterpiece known as "Frozen," Princess Anna learns you shouldn't marry a man you just met. But no one said anything about shacking up with a Tinder suitor when the region has been cursed with infinite winter, AMIRITE?

On Monday, as Elsa (er,...

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16 Bedrooms From Classic Movies That Define Teenagehood

(11) Comments | Posted January 26, 2015 | 3:04 PM

"If you were to fold time and space you’d always recognize a teenager’s room," says editor and film writer Luke Goodsell. Since 2011, Goodsell has collected thousands of images for his Tumblr, Teenage Bedrooms on Screen, which he hopes to turn into an exhibition some day.


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21 ehrliche Fotos zeigen die dunkle Seite des Elternseins

(10) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 6:12 PM

"Die Menschen lieben es, hübsche Dinge anzusehen", sagt Lori Leibovich, Redakteurin bei, und erklärt damit, warum die meisten Instagram-Feeds - genau wie ihr eigener - mit perfekt gestellten, makellos gefilterten, reizenden Fotos gefüllt sind. "Und wenn ich ehrlich zu mir selbst bin, weiß ich, dass diese Bilder, die ich...

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Run The Jewels Gives Profound, Heartfelt Advice To Teen Girls About Love

(6) Comments | Posted January 23, 2015 | 2:26 PM

In Rookie's Ask a Grown series, grown up celebrities answer teen girls' questions about important life topics like crushes, confidence and weird hats. For the latest installment, rap duo Run the Jewels focuses on relationships, drawing from their own experiences to reach some seriously...

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21 Honest Instagram Photos That Show The Messy Side Of Parenting

(41) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 12:34 PM

"People love to look at beautiful things," says Lori Leibovich, editor of, explaining why Instagram feeds -- including her own -- are filled with perfectly staged, flawlessly filtered, charming images. "And yet if I'm honest with myself I know that what I post there reflects a tiny slice of...

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This Little Boy Is Every 'Gossip Girl' Fan's Spirit Animal

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 3:03 PM

A big thanks to Vine user Allison Mulshine for bringing this mini-Dan Humphrey (long live lonely boy) into our lives. XOXO.

Follow HuffPost Teen on Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Pheed |...

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40 fotos de pais e filhos que vão fazer você enxergar tudo em dobro

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 10:42 AM

Não deveria ser surpreendente quando os bebês nascem parecidos com seus pais biológicos, não é mesmo? Mas, às vezes, constatar que eles realmente são muito parecidos, pode causar estranhamento. O HuffPost Parents pediu para seus leitores compartilharem fotos de seus filhos, ao lado de fotos suas, na mesma...

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9 Shonda Rhimes Quotes To Inspire You To Break Through The Glass Ceiling

(1) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 5:08 PM

Shonda Rhimes, the woman who has taken Thursday night television by storm, turns 45 years old today.

Shonda's shows, "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," and "How To Get Away With Murder," challenge traditional ideas of what female (and therefore male) characters should look like, force viewers to accept that love...

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Ces bébés expérimentent la neige pour la toute première fois (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted January 12, 2015 | 9:38 AM

La réaction de ces bébés nous réconcilie avec les joies de l'hiver et la neige.

Huff Post Parents a demandé à sa communauté de lecteurs de lui envoyer les photos de leurs promenades à l'extérieur avec leurs petits. Les clichés sont magnifiques!

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22 Photos Of Bundled Babies Experiencing Snow For The First Time

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 12:42 PM

Someone must have pissed off Elsa, because it is downright freezing right now.

For grownups in many parts of the country, the harsh weather conditions are brutal. But for tiny humans who are new to the world, the temperature brings something magical they've never seen before: Snow!

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親子ってこんなにそっくりなの? 思わず二度見してしまう家族写真(画像)

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 8:27 PM


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40 fotos de padres e hijos tan parecidos que creerás que estás viendo doble

(5) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 4:51 PM

No debería sorprender que los bebés se parezcan a sus padres, pero en algunas ocasiones sus rasgos son tan idénticos que parecen pequeños clones. Los miembros de la comunidad de HuffPost Parents compartieron estas imágenes de ellos mismos y de sus bebés a la misma edad ¡y nos...

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Infant Knocks Down False Stereotype About Babies In Interview With Her Dad

(9) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 12:38 PM

"Who can possibly understand a baby better than a BABY?" asks dad La Guardia Cross in his latest installment of "New Father Chronicles," a hilarious weekly YouTube series where he tackles anything and everything parenthood.

When baby Amalah was just 6 weeks old, Cross went directly to the...

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39 fotos de padres e hijos tan parecidos que pensarás que estás viendo doble

(3) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 8:23 AM

No debería sorprender que los bebés se parezcan a sus padres, pero en algunas ocasiones sus rasgos son tan idénticos que parecen pequeños clones. Los lectores de HuffPost Parents de la edición estadounidense del Huffington Post han compartido estas imágenes de ellos mismos y de sus bebés a...

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부모와 자식의 어린 시절을 담은 놀라운 사진 40

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 6:00 PM

자식이 생물학적 부모를 닮는다는 사실은 전혀 놀랍지 않다. 하지만 가끔 현실에서 이들을 비교해 보면, 그렇게 이상할 수가 없다. 놀라울 정도로 닮았기 때문이다.

이를 증명하기 위해 허핑턴포스트 '부모(Parents)' 섹션의 에디터들은 자신과 부모님의 어린 시절 사진을 준비했다. 아래에서 신비한 유전의 힘을 감상해보자. '콩 심은 데 콩 난다'는 말이 괜히 있는 게...

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Familienähnlichkeit: 40 Kinder, die genauso aussehen wie ihre Eltern

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2015 | 10:59 AM

Es sollte nicht überraschend sein, wenn Kinder aussehen wie ihre biologischen Eltern. Aber manchmal, wenn man die Ähnlichkeit im echten Leben sieht, ist es geradezu unheimlich. Mitglieder der HuffPost Parents Community haben uns Bilder ihrer Kinder geschickt - gepaart mit Fotos von sich im selben Alter. Und teilweise...

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40 Side-By-Side Photos Of Parents And Kids That Will Have You Seeing Double

(146) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 12:34 PM

It shouldn't be surprising when babies look like their biological parents. But sometimes, seeing the resemblance in real life is downright uncanny. Members of the HuffPost Parents community shared photos of their kids, paired with images of themselves when they were the same age -- and they have...

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Toddler's Wedding Dance Move Gives The Electric Slide A Run For Its Money

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 1:02 PM

Something old, something new, something borrowed ... something (er, someone) dancing like a fish doing pilates? It might just be the trendiest wedding dance move of the season, thanks to one toddler named Harlan.

YouTube user Ronnie Blackburn spotted her nephew "dancing" at a wedding while filming the...

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Mom Whose Reaction To Her Ultrasound Went Viral Gives Birth To Quadruplets

(7) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 1:05 PM

Utah parents Ashley and Tyson Gardner welcomed four babies, Indie, Esme, Scarlett and Evangeline -- a crew they're calling the Gardner Quad Squad -- on Sunday. All four newborns weighed in at about 2 lbs, according to the family's Facebook post.

The Gardners found...

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