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Watch This Makeup Artist Turn Herself Into A Barbie

LittleThings.com | Posted 06.24.2015 | Style
LittleThings.com

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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
Modelinia

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
Uloop

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.

Vote for the Worst Toy of the Year

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.02.2015 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, an organization whose mission is to support parents' efforts to raise healthy families by limiting commercial access to children and ending the exploitive practice of child-targeted marketing, is having a Vote for the Worst Toy of the Year contest.

Elsa Dethrones Barbie As 'Frozen' Everything Takes The Top Holiday Toy Spot

AP | Posted 11.27.2014 | Parents

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in more than a decade Barbie has been frozen out of the top spot on the holiday wish lists of girls. The new rei...

We Shouldn't Be Cartwheeling Over the Lamilly Doll Just Yet

Erin Spencer | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Erin Spencer

Lamilly has potential and certainly is sparking great discourse on a topic that really needs to be addressed in today's society. But we shouldn't rush to congratulate doll makers just yet. Brown locks and a higher BMI aren't enough to make little Lamilly the every-girl doll.

Why The 'Body-Positive' Lammily Doll Is Anything But

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 01.19.2015 | Style
Nikki Gloudeman

I hate to criticize Lammily -- the new "normal" looking doll for little girls -- as challenging the all-mighty Barbie and her size negative-four standards is a commendable act. That said... I'm about to criticize Lammily.

The Messed-Up Lessons We're Surrounded By As Girls

Niyathi Chakrapani | Posted 01.20.2015 | Teen
Niyathi Chakrapani

It may be pretty in pink when we're kids and tweens, but when adolescents start to find changes in their bodies -- some faster than others -- girls may look at themselves in the mirror and compare their bodies to an impossible image.

Kevin Short

Mattel Apologizes For Depicting Barbie As An Incompetent Computer Engineer

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business

Barbie is sorry. In a posting on Mattel's Barbie Facebook page Wednesday, the iconic doll apologized for a 2010 children's book that portrays her fail...

What I Gained From Having A Sister And No Brothers

Joe DeProspero | Posted 01.18.2015 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

By having a sister, I developed an early respect for the opposite sex I may not have if I had been an only child or one of three brothers.