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Barbie Made A Zendaya Doll Based On The Star's Dreadlocked Oscars Look

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.28.2015 | Entertainment

Barbie made a new doll based on Zendaya at the 2015 Oscars, where the Disney star paired a white Vivienne Westwood gown with long dreadlocks. Her outf...

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).

Zendaya Is Getting Her Own Loc'd Barbie

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.21.2015 | Black Voices

Zendaya's gorgeous faux dreadlocks she rocked earlier this year -- and poised response to her haters -- has earned her a permanent spot in fashi...

A Groundbreaking Mannequin for the Fashion World

Gabriel Ruas Santos Rocha | Posted 09.08.2015 | Style
Gabriel Ruas Santos Rocha

The iconic mannequin company Rootstein is releasing a visionary new collection this season. For the first time in history both female and male mannequins are being sculpted based off the image of a single individual, the gender bender fashion designer Phillipe Blond.

Hipster Barbie Is Mocking You And Your Instagram Habits

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 09.04.2015 | Style

From her shots of clichéd latte art to perfectly filtered shots of sunsets, we're pretty sure that "Hipster Barbie" is mocking us on ...

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.

The Most Important Lesson to Teach Children

Ama Yawson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Education
Ama Yawson

The world has become a very uncertain place due to rapid technological and cultural change. We are reminded of change when we remember iconic companies that each employed thousands of people such as Enron, Pan Am, MCI Worldcom and Arthur Anderson. Those companies no longer exist.

Watch This Makeup Artist Turn Herself Into A Barbie | Posted 06.24.2015 | Style

Just about every girl has owned a Barbie at one point in their life. Whether or not you actually liked playing with dolls, chances are that a friend or family member brought one of those classic rectangular boxes wrapped in pink paper to one of your birthday parties.

Maddie Crum

Photographer Captures The 'Simpler Times' Of The 1960s With Hilarious Barbie Portraits | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts

Friends lounge poolside, showing off carefully styled hair and colorful one-piece swimsuits. Though they’re kicking back, their poses are rigid, and...

Barbie, DuPont and the Power of Play

Christopher Byrne | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Christopher Byrne

To put it bluntly: Cut R&D and you cut the soul out of a company. Though it may have some appeal in this era of fast action and short-term gain, it is ultimately unsustainable.

Arin Greenwood

Barbie Quits SeaWorld In Move Hailed As Victory For Animal Welfare | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.29.2015 | Green

Being a killer whale trainer at SeaWorld was once a dream job, befitting the sort of worldly blonde who lives in a dream house. No more. Barbie see...

Barbie Made An Ava DuVernay Doll. It's Not For Sale, But It Should Be.

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.24.2015 | Black Voices

Barbie just got a whole lot more badass. Mattel announced Friday that the company is honoring six female "Sheroes" with one-of-a-kind dolls create...

Making It Personal

Beth Whitley | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

I have enough close friends with children whose milestones have, like Hannah's, not been reached, to know that I am not the only one who finds birthdays hard.

Talking Barbie Could Eavesdrop On Kids, Critics Warn

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.11.2015 | Business

Mattel has plans to release a tech-savvy, wifi-connected doll called "Hello Barbie." And, apparently, she can have whole conversations with you. ...

'Normal Barbie' Is All About The #DoYou Movement

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.06.2015 | Style

Swimsuit season is right around the corner. Regardless of what that means to you, "Normal Barbie" is here to say that all bodies are already bikini re...

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.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as a Real-Life Barbie is Both Impressive and Creepy

Modelinia | Posted 05.04.2015 | Style

With her insanely long legs, gorgeous blonde hair and fabulous globe-trotting lifestyle, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is already something of a real-li...

Introducing Director Barbie: Ready for Her Close-Up?

Ursula Burton | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Ursula Burton

We want children to grow up in a world where possibilities are many, where there are more options for them, and certainly playing with Director Barbie is going to give children an expectation that this job is open to both sexes. But children are sponges who absorb cultural cues.

Move Over, Barbie: In Nigeria, Kids Embrace Dolls That Represent Them

HuffPost Brazil | Gabriela Bazzo | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices

Barbies or Queens of Africa? In Nigeria, toy giant Mattel has been outsold by a brilliant idea. It all began in 2007, when entrepreneur Taofick Oko...

Mattel Needs to Redefine Its Business; So Don't Hire a Toy Chief Executive

Gene Del Vecchio | Posted 04.01.2015 | Business
Gene Del Vecchio

Mattel has plenty of stellar executives. But as the company searches for its new leader from outside or within its walls, it needs to select the one who has entertainment, franchise development, and storytelling expertise in his or her DNA, and who can infuse the same at all levels and in all discussions.

Mattel CEO Resigns Amid Barbie Struggles

AP | By TOM MURPHY | Posted 03.28.2015 | Business

Mattel Chairman and CEO Bryan Stockton has resigned after the struggling maker of Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars reported fourth-quarter results tha...

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...

2014: The Year We Confronted the Meeting Menace

Renee Cullinan | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Renee Cullinan

We have met the enemy and it is us. The secret is out - we're wasting hundreds of hours and millions of dollars in pointless meetings across organizations both big and small.

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...

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.