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Barbie Is Dying And Bringing Mattel Along With Her

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business

* First-qtr net loss $0.03/share vs $0.11 profit year earlier * First-qtr adjusted profit $0.01/share vs est. $0.09 * S...

What You Need To Know About Lammily

Nickolay Lamm | Posted 03.31.2014 | 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.

All Dolled Up: Barbie and the Girl Scouts

Anndee Hochman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Women
Anndee Hochman

I doubt the Girl Scouts, despite their noble history of supporting LGBT inclusion and girls' empowerment, is going to back out of this deal. And Mattel's unlikely to yank the sponsorship, especially since publicity -- pro or con -- can only be good for the Barbie brand.

Turning Adversity Into Strength: Madeleine's Journey From Losing Her Hearing to Creating a State of the Art Vintage Store Fantasy

Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum | Posted 03.21.2014 | Style
Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum

With the resoluteness of her Jackie O canary ensemble, Madeleine has faced hardships that'd make Whatever Happened to Baby Jane seem like a family comedy.

Building Our Future: Top Toys That Empower Young Girls

Laurie Schacht | Posted 03.20.2014 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Toys help kids discover who they are and introduce the choices they can make at a young age. This year, girl empowerment is a big trend. While I thought there were a lot of toy companies making it happen for girls, there's really just a handful -- but it's a handful that will make a difference.

Check Out Barbie's Badass New Costume

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.17.2014 | Small Business

Barbie's about to get medieval on you, and she's got the armor to prove it. A campaign launched Wednesday on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter off...

Yagana Shah

This Is Why Barbie Is The Hottest 55-Year-Old On The Planet

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

'Normal Barbie' Could Soon Be A Reality

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women

After we saw what a "normal" Barbie might look like, we were itching to get our hands on some and distribute them to little girls everywhere. Thank...

How Broke Girls From History Lived Out Their Fashion Fantasies

Simone Collins | Posted 03.04.2014 | Style
Simone Collins

In addition to showcasing beautiful, flowing costumes and garments, these figures also frequently exhibited references to contemporary pop culture and classic odes to literature and entertainment.

Huffington Issue 90: Gay Mormons, Barbie And More

Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices

This week in Huffington magazine, we travel to Salt Lake City to chronicle a Mormon lesbian's quest for marriage equality. Elsewhere in the issue, we ...

When Barbie Meets Real World

Ko Im | Posted 02.24.2014 | Women
Ko Im

Mattel stirred controversy because Barbie got a photo shoot and spread in the latest swimsuit issue for Sports Illustrated. (Who wouldn't want to change places with her or a tan, globe-trekking supermodel for a day?!)

Too Many Barbies?

Raquel Regalado | Posted 02.24.2014 | Technology
Raquel Regalado

Think about our obligation to teach our children how to excel at the experience of choosing, to provide them with guidance and expose them to options that they may not have chosen.

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...

Betrayed by Barbie

Michelle Hays | Posted 02.20.2014 | Media
Michelle Hays

The visual messages being communicated could have negative connotations. Barbie isn't a real person. A woman is substituted for a doll. Dolls are toys. Toys are to be played with. Get the picture? This is a brand collision for Barbie.

#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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

www.upworthy.com | 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? ...

Dream Dolls: Barbie Rétro Chic, an Upcoming Exhibit in Paris

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 04.09.2014 | Weird News
Sidonie Sawyer

The upcoming show will present a retrospective of the fabulous creations of the most-famous-dolls-of-all, Barbie. From the iconic dresses of the 1960s to the haute couture gowns, the fashionistas' outfits always echoed the sense of style of women over the World, in small sizes. Little girls knew what they were doing!

A New Heroine

Samantha Levine | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Samantha Levine

The fear that a diversity of size in role models will damage our girls is a false one. The real risk is the damage we perpetuate by maintaining the status quo.

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...

Bad News For Barbie Dolls

Reuters | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business

By Dhanya Skariachan Jan 31 (Reuters) - Mattel Inc reported lower-than-expected quarterly results on Friday due to weak demand in the United States...

'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.