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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 05.04.2014 | 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 04.26.2014 | 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 04.26.2014 | 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 04.22.2014 | 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.

This Is NOT the Candy Land of Your Childhood

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 03.11.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

He steered me in the direction of an end cap a few aisles away, calling out to me as I hurried off, "They changed the box and packaging a little bit, but you should be able to spot it." Spotted.

Barbie: Double Chin or Double Zero?

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

I'm not ready to say a Barbie doll, in isolation, destroys self-esteem and causes eating disorders. But when you stack Barbie on top of all the other impossible images heaped on to children, she may contribute to a child's sense-of-self crashing down.

PHOTOS: Plus-Size Barbie Sparks Debate Over Body Image

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.30.2013 | Style

"Plus-size" models (or any models above the super-skinny norm, for that matter) serve a dual purpose: They showcase plus-size clothing for a growing m...

From Discouraged Math Student to Computer Engineer: One Doll's Story

Catherine Hill | Posted 02.11.2014 | Education
Catherine Hill

When a girl is exposed to a negative stereotype about girls' general ability in math right before she takes a math test, her performance worsens. So how did Barbie overcome the stereotype that girls can't excel in mathematics?

10 Vintage Toys That Are Topping Christmas Wish Lists This Year

Babble.com | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
Babble.com

What's on the Christmas wish list for kids this year? Nothing, it would seem. Well, nothing in the sense that there is no "top toy" for 2013. This year, the kids want the classics.

Toys in the Attic

Brian Rooney | Posted 02.08.2014 | Money
Brian Rooney

Hand-wringing business reporters say that because the stores were worried about a soft season, they ordered 2 percent fewer toys this year, which is probably a lot of toys. It's one of those Christmas danger stories: "Not enough toys!"

WATCH: J.Lo Barbie Seems To Be Missing Something...

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.06.2013 | Latino Voices

Jennifer Lopez claimed a new honor this week with the release of a Barbie doll modeled on her image. Kind of. “I wanted to live in Barbie’s wo...