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This Asian-American Girl Adorably Removes Barbies’ Shoes Before They Enter Their House

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.14.2017 | Parents

One little girl just had every Asian on the interwebs saying “SAME.” Korra Lam, a 4-year-old Vietnamese-American from California, takes her Barbi...

As MNCs Retrench, Reigniting the Power of Global Brands

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 02.13.2017 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

In an era of diminishing profits for global corporations, brands are bulwarks against commoditization. They are not expenses. Strategic investment is ...

This Ad Is For All The Dads Who Play Barbie With Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.23.2017 | Parents

A new ad campaign from Mattel focuses on dads and daughters spending time together while playing with Barbie dolls. On Sunday, the company posted a vi...

Barbie Isn't the Problem

Martha Kate Stainsby | Posted 01.12.2017 | Women
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Martha Kate Stainsby

I grew up with more of them than I could count. They were doctors, airline pilots, babysitters, teachers, ballerinas, scientists and more. They had be...

Glamorous Older Gals Will Make America Great Again

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Co-Authored by Ellen Offner, Principal, Offner Consulting, LLC, health care strategy and program development. We never should've given the women th...

Why I'm A Mom Who Appreciates Barbie

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 12.12.2016 | Parents
Lisa Earle McLeod

I confess: I was a Barbie girl. What did you play with as a kid, Hot Wheels, Legos, Army Men? Your toys forge your identify. They enable you to ...

Amy Schumer Responds To Critics Who Say She Shouldn't Play Barbie

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.07.2016 | Entertainment

To Amy Schumer, backlash over news that she might just take the lead in an upcoming live-action “Barbie” movie shows just how right she is for the...

Water Is Wet And Trolls Are Body-Shaming Amy Schumer For 'Barbie' Movie

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.05.2016 | Entertainment

Seasons may change and Instagram might let celebrities disable comments now, but Twitter trolls will never stop coming for Amy Schumer. Apparently a s...

Barbie Sales Are Up Following Introduction Of Diverse Dolls

Reuters | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.21.2016 | Parents

Mattel Inc, the largest U.S. toymaker, reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue, driven by strong demand for its flagship Barbie and Fisher-Pri...

Why Viola Davis Vows To Never Buy Her Daughter A Barbie Doll

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.13.2016 | Black Voices

Viola Davis is fiercely invested in building up her young daughter’s self-esteem ― which includes being mindful of what kinds of toys her child pl...

What is Value? Marketing to Consumers in Emerging Economies

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 08.12.2016 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Generally speaking, the psychology of consumers in emerging markets is distinct from their counterparts in developed nations. This does not discount t...

A Boy, A Barbie and Shame

Seamus Kirst | Posted 02.05.2017 | Queer Voices
Seamus Kirst

When I think back to childhood I think of shame.For as far back as I can remember, I always knew I was different. I preferred a Barbie to a ball. Havi...

Top Toys to Get Kids Ready for Back to School

Laurie Schacht | Posted 08.04.2016 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

The lazy days of summer may be at their peak, but before you know it, you'll be back to packing lunches and kids will be filling up their backpacks for the new school year. While kids have had a full summer's worth of fun in the sun, now it's time to wake up their brains and prep them for a fun year of learning!

New President And VP Barbies Show Girls Can Run The World, Too

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women

Anything boys can do, girls can do better, too! Mattel, the company that brought us Barbie, is introducing new President and Vice President Barbie dol...

Mattel Finally Nails It With Game Developer Barbie

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 06.23.2016 | Technology

A few years ago Mattel had to apologize for a book featuring a patronizing portrayal of someone called Computer Engineer Barbie, a flustered girl who ...

Why Playing With Barbie Helps Girls Grow Into Smart Women

Deborah Drezon Carroll | Posted 06.15.2016 | Fifty
Deborah Drezon Carroll

Honestly, I didn't think Barbie's body was a realistic portrayal of women's bodies. I was only a child but I understood the difference between a toy and a person. I knew real men had penises, for example, despite the fact that Barbie's boyfriend Ken was not similarly endowed.

Barbie and the Backstabbing Hoes

Leilani Carrasco Smith | Posted 05.12.2016 | Comedy
Leilani Carrasco Smith

No matter how many times I would try to set up a peaceable scenario for them to play out (a family reunion, a school dance, a wedding), someone would always wind up sleeping with someone else's boyfriend causing the rest of the hour to be spent carrying out personal vendettas.

Misty Copeland On Why Having Her Own Barbie Matters

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Women

Misty Copeland has officially been turned into a Barbie. And for the 33-year-old principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, the doll is about m...

Celebrating #BrownBoyhood Through Toys: A Naturalista Introduces Melanites!

Patti R. Rose | Posted 04.19.2016 | Black Voices
Patti R. Rose

Celebrating #BrownBoyhood is an exciting new venture. Perhaps you haven't heard about it so sit back, read and enjoy this fantastic information about...

Playing With the Past

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 04.14.2016 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

There were many other surprises in this exhibit of nearly 500 favorites developed in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society.

Barbie Looks Like The Rest Of Us Now. Why Doesn't Ken?

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 03.09.2016 | Style

Humankind has made it to 2016, and it feels great to be here. Barbie's birthday is on March 9, and Ken's is two days later. He's 55 and alive at a tim...

The Big Data Barbie - A Technology Push Too Far?

Bernard Marr | Posted 03.03.2016 | Business
Bernard Marr

It's not a new idea.  As far back as the 1800s we have been making toys that seem to talk to us. From simple dolls that could only say "Mama" to the ...

Did Body Shaming Barbie Make Us All Feel Better?

Michelle Zunter | Posted 02.25.2017 | Parents
Michelle Zunter

The new dolls themselves look great, and it's going to be wonderful for little girls to have a wider variation of dolls to choose from. More variety, of course, will equal more money in doll clothes, shoes, etc. But, I'm still confused as to what the original issue was.

The Latest 'God-in-the-bod' Research: How One Kind of Faith Can Help Young Women -- and Men -- Take Their Body Image Higher

David Briggs | Posted 02.23.2017 | Religion
David Briggs

Go tell it at the gym, on Instagram, at the mall and everywhere young people compare themselves to their peers. New research has found a potential antidote to the pop culture worship of ultra-thin body types.

My Life With Barbie

Susan Winston | Posted 02.17.2017 | Comedy
Susan Winston

I got five emails last week saying "Hi, I'm Barbie. Do you want to play with me?" Somehow I do not think this came from the Mattel Company. Off to Spam.