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Unpacking Mars

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 02.23.2015 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

Now that a week has passed since the "we regret to inform you" email from Mars One signaled my elimination from the planned mission to send the first humans to the red planet, it's time to unpack.

Black Barbies Don't Always Cost The Same As White Barbies

CNBC | Katie Little | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business

This story was originally published on CNBC. Why are black Barbies priced differently than white Barbies? It's a tough question and one that...

I Wonder What My Barbie Would Think Of Me Now

Marie Zullo | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Marie Zullo

Like so many young girls, I spent much of my childhood playing with my Barbie. While my friends' Barbies were making wedding plans with Ken or decorating their Barbie homes, my Barbie was studying to be a lawyer. Though she was happy dating Ken, she was in no rush to marry him. She never sat in the passenger's seat of her convertible. She drove.

Forget About Controlling Your Thighs, and Other Wisdom from Debora Spar's Wonder Women

Linda Flanagan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Linda Flanagan

For any woman who has grappled with competing identities over the years, Spar's book is a refreshing acknowledgement of the impossible expectations women carry around with them, starting in adolescence and extending into old age.

11 Real-Life Barbie Dolls

2013-05-09-newSMlogosmall.jpg | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents

Written By Cindy Lopez, Illustrated By Virginia Simons I’m not a Barbie hater... I’m actually a reformed Barbie lover. I had millions of Barbie...

LOOK: What A Barbie Body Would Look Like In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.12.2013 | Women

At this point, it's common knowledge that Barbie's body isn't the most realistic. But what would it actually look like if the famous Mattel doll was a...

LOOK: Why This Doll Is Generating A Backlash

Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents

The goal of Mattel's "Dolls of the World" Barbie collection might be to boost intercultural understanding -- but it seems the brand has tried the tole...

Great Expectations

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 03.10.2013 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

In the dark of predawn I lay in bed, tucked snugly beneath my downy comforter, sleet pinging against the window panes in soft yet fitful waves. Against all odds associated with parenthood, no one under the age of 8 burst into the room to announce that the sky was falling.

An Obsessed Toddler Is the Perfect Pre-Reader

Katie Davis | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Katie Davis

Whether it's construction, trains or Princess Barbie, the drill is the same. Our kids live it and breathe it. When your child wants nothing but more trains, trains, trains, don't try to distract him. Give him trains! Go to the library and lead him to all those delectable books about trains.

PHOTOS: 9 Barbies Based On Books

Zoë Triska | Posted 04.10.2012 | Books

When Mattel announced they were creating a Katniss Everdeen Barbie doll (of "The Hunger Games" series fame), we were overjoyed. It also got us thi...

Do Plus-Size Barbies Exist?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.26.2011 | Style

We've seen Hollywood icon Barbies, tattoo Barbies and royal Barbie-like dolls. One thing they all have in common, however, is their teeny-tiny waists....