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Barbie Ad Reminds Girls They Can Be Anything They Want To Be

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.12.2015 | Parents

The makers behind Barbie want little girls to know that no dream is too big to achieve. In an ad for the iconic doll, young girls turn ...

Is Brainy Barbie Really Any Better?

Karen S. Exkorn | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
Karen S. Exkorn

Maybe someone can create the Perfectly Imperfect Barbie? The one who doesn't always look pretty and say all the right things all the time. Who occasionally eats too much pizza, gains weight, gets pimples and says the wrong things (for which she can also be programmed to apologize).

The 10 Life Lessons We Learned From Barbie

Michelle Combs | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

Love her or hate her, Barbie has been a part of our lives since saddle shoes and poodle skirts were haute couture. And there is more to Barbie than her accessories and shoes. Barbie has many lessons to share. Here are 10 of them.

Happy Birthday, Barbie!

Christopher Byrne | Posted 05.04.2015 | Style
Christopher Byrne

On March 9, Barbie turns 56, and while the brand has come under a lot of criticism over the years, this is a wonderful time to take a step back and really celebrate her many positive contribution to the lives of girls everywhere.

This Is Barbie Like You've Never Seen Her Before

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 01.04.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on Slate. By David Rosenberg According to Mattel, every three seconds, a Barbie doll is sold somewhere in the...

Did Boring Business Meetings Kill Barbie?

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business

While Barbie was busy becoming a tech entrepreneur, the company that makes her was mired in old-school business bureaucracy. Mattel Inc., which ow...

Black Barbies Don't Always Cost The Same As White Barbies

CNBC | Katie Little | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business

This story was originally published on CNBC. Why are black Barbies priced differently than white Barbies? It's a tough question and one that...

The "Normal Barbie:" Setting the Ideal Female Body Image Right

Uloop | Posted 02.07.2015 | College

Why should the 91 percent feel bad about their bodies because of the portrayal of the 5 percent as "ideal"? This is exactly what the creators of the Lammily doll, otherwise known as the "normal Barbie," wanted to correct.

Barbie Sales Are Seriously Tanking

AP | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Mattel's got girl problems and her name is Barbie. Sales of the iconic doll continue to slide and a surprising drop in sales of its ...

Barbie's 'Virgin Mary' Makeover Is Infuriating Catholic Bishops

Religion News Service | JOSEPHINE MCKENNA | Posted 09.24.2014 | Religion

ROME (RNS) Barbie has had a number of careers in her 55 years — flight attendant, veterinarian, astronaut, even president. Her latest role, however,...

Breasts: What's Barbie Got to Do With Them?

Fiona Finn | Posted 09.05.2014 | Style
Fiona Finn

In an effort to better understand the reality of how distant Barbie is from the average woman, I created a parody featuring what her breasts might look like at her current age of 55-years-old. It's a sad, sad truth but as women age, their breasts go south.

Is Entrepreneur Barbie The Doll We Have Been Waiting For?

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents

Barbie has been a lot of things in her 50-year history: a fashion model, an astronaut and an "American Idol" winner. Now, she is an entrepreneur. ...

Mattel Wants Everyone To Chill Out About Barbie And Just Let Kids Play

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents

A new Mattel initiative wants us to lighten up on Barbie. The toymaker launched "The Barbie Project," in which kids supposedly are left to play wit...

What You Need To Know About Lammily

Nickolay Lamm | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women
Nickolay Lamm

When I look at current fashion dolls, I'm reminded of my experience in high school and that of my cousin. I'm reminded that there are some things that are just a mirage and not worth emulating. Moreover, I'm reminded that there is beauty in embracing all the aspects of who you are, and in staying true to you.

Why 'Average' Is The New 'Beautiful'

Sarah Convissar | Posted 05.20.2014 | Teen
Sarah Convissar

It's not about being the skinniest you can be. It's about being healthy and that's different for everyone.

Yagana Shah

This Is Why Barbie Is The Hottest 55-Year-Old On The Planet | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty

Happy Birthday, Barbie! The world's most famous doll turns 55 today and she's looking fab, without even the tiniest hint of plastic surgery! (We could...

There's A Blake Lively Barbie, Sort Of

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.06.2014 | Style

We always thought that "Gossip Girl's" Serena van der Woodsen was a Barbie. OK, not really, but judging from a new Barbie product, it seems that the n...

If Dolls Represented All Women

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.22.2014 | Women

How great would it be if Barbie came in all dress sizes, body shapes and ethnicities? That's what student and illustrator Colleen Clark thought whe...

#Unbelievable: Mattel and 'Sports Illustrated' Team Up to Tackle Untapped Markets

Christina Pesoli | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy
Christina Pesoli

For decades Mattel has tried to convince conscientious moms that Barbie is a constructive toy for their young daughters rather than a time-released fo...

Jillian Berman

R.I.P. Barbie: America's Most Iconic Blonde Is Fading Out Into History | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

There’s little in America that looks virtually the same as it did 55 years ago, but Barbie is an exception. Over the years, Barbie maker Mattel ...

If Barbie Was Real, She Would Have A LOT Of Problems | Posted 02.10.2014 | Women

What does it say to our kids that the very toys they play with have bodies that are absolutely bizarre and unattainable? ...

Barbie Designer Defends Doll's Unrealistic Proportions

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.07.2014 | Women

It's all for Barbie's clothes. At least that's what Kim Culmone, vice president of design for Barbie maker Mattel, said in defense of the doll's i...

'80s Toys That Are Worth More Than You Thought -- And Those That Aren't Worth Much

Chris Barnes | Posted 03.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

It's no secret that the greatest decade for toys was the 1980s. If you look down a modern toy aisle, you still see the Transformers and My Little Pony...

If Barbie Could Write an Open Letter About Body Image...

Tony Posnanski | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

Ken and I have had a rough relationship for many years. He does not have a penis, which he takes out on me. I have been strong, but I am tired of being with someone who is not happy with himself.

Why Barbie Is Actually A Good Role Model

Justina Sharp | Posted 03.16.2014 | Teen
Justina Sharp

I completely disagree that Barbie should be changed in any way. Sheʼs a doll. She lives in her own world, and does not need to accurately represent the people in ours.