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WildAid Raises $2.5M in One Night

Philip David Morton | Posted 11.09.2015 | Impact
Philip David Morton

WildAid, the San Francisco-based wildlife conservancy organization that has helped roll back hunting and trade on endangered species in the last decade, held a celebrity fundraising gala in Beverly Hills on Saturday night, and raised $2.5 million dollars in a single evening.

What Three Fictional Heroines Can Teach Future Female Leaders

Anne Loehr | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

We need girls and boys to see women leaders and heroes as the norm. Although they are few, the three heroines I have in mind are powerful examples of female leadership. So who are these three fictional heroines and what what can they teach current and future female leaders?

Insurgent: Intense, Action-Packed and Touching

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 06.02.2015 | Teen

Insurgent is filled with great scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat and your eyes glued to the big screen.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks--Week of March 28

Digital Book World | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

Titles by veteran authors like Harlan Coben and John Green populate this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, while one first-time author's hit title hangs on at No. 1.

'Insurgent' Cast Is Incredibly Confused By All That Slang

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.31.2015 | Teen

Are the words "basic," "on fleek" and "ya$$$" part of your daily vocabulary? If so, the cast of "Insurgent" probably has no idea what you're talking a...

Should Christians See Insurgent?

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 05.25.2015 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

While Divergent hasn't been the focus of conversation in Christian circles the way that the Harry Potter series was several years ago, perhaps it should be, especially since its author, Veronica Roth, is a professed Christian.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of March 21

Digital Book World | Posted 05.25.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

It's the second Hachette-published title within the top ten this week, as The Longest Ride jumps four places since last week into No. 4. A movie based on the novel is due out next month.

'Insurgent' Tops The Box Office While 'Gunman' Misfires

AP | LINDSEY BAHR | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sean Penn's "The Gunman" was no match for the rebel kids of "Insurgent." The second installment in the "Divergent" series easily...

Octavia Spencer and 'Insurgent' Cast Prove There's No Such Thing as an Overnight Success!

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 05.20.2015 | Black Voices
Danai P. Maraire

While combing through interview after interview I began to realize that the stories of greatly successful Hollywood careers typically began with an inordinate amount of frustration, a formidable amount of hard work and commitment, [no surprise] but most important, a great deal of rejection.

Lily Karlin

'Insurgent' Author Opens Up About Complicated Female Characters | Lily Karlin | Posted 03.20.2015 | Entertainment

"The Divergent Series: Insurgent" protagonist Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is physically strong, but she's not a stock "strong female character." Lik...

Jai Courtney Ran Into Shailene Woodley At A Very Unexpected Place

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 03.16.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Jai Courtney shared with HuffPost Live that he recently ran into his "Insurgent" co-star Shailene Woodley in an unexpected location -- a Turkish bath...

Lily Karlin

'Divergent' Star Theo James Had A Big Teenage Crush On Jessica Alba | Lily Karlin | Posted 03.12.2015 | Entertainment

Theo James is a major teen heartthrob. But as any adult who has seen the 2014 hit film "Divergent" can attest, his acting work easily wins over older ...

'Divergent' Author Writing New Series That Sounds Totally Awesome

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.02.2015 | Books

Just a couple tantalizing weeks before the release of the film adaptation of Insurgent, the second novel of Veronica Roth’s hit Divergent trilogy, R...

Want Success and Happiness? Be Divergent, Not Perfect

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

The appeal of Divergent to the middle school crowd is obvious, given the pressure that many teens feel to conform to a rigid set of standards set by their peers, parents and schools. But I also see Roth's dystopia as a commentary on the adult world we live in.

An Optimal Trait For Creativity And Success

Michael Neill | Posted 03.24.2015 | Business
Michael Neill

When you realize that you're only imagining the depth and breadth of what stops you, you're free to move forward, generating solutions and possibilities at a rate and speed that those still stuck in their imaginary limitations might be tempted to label as "divergent."

Little Girl Makes Excellent Case For Strong Female Characters

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.19.2014 | Parents

Frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in literature? So is this little girl. On Wednesday, military officer and author Myke Cole tweet...

Watch The Full 'Insurgent' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.12.2014 | Entertainment

The full "Insurgent" trailer is here, after a teaser previewed the second installment in the "Divergent" series last month. "Insurgent" follows Tris (...

Watch The First 'Insurgent' Trailer Right Now

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment

Here's your first look at the next film in the "Divergent" series, "Insurgent." The one-minute teaser trailer shows Shailene Woodley (with her pixie c...

R.L. Stine Doesn't Understand The Craze Around Dystopian Novels

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.24.2014 | Books

Few books are as beloved among young readers as dystopian novels like The Giver, The Hunger Games and Divergent. However, one of the most iconic child...

Educating Student-Entrepreneurs

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 11.09.2014 | Education
Robert E. Johnson

Student-entrepreneurs who graduate with an agile mindset can become pillars of the global economy, launching fresh ideas and revitalizing and reinvigorating the global marketplace in ways that benefit us all.

How The Giver Gets It Wrong

Charles Alexander | Posted 10.29.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Alexander

The Giver is off the point in 2014. Yes, our current governments aren't good for us. But the answer is not less government and fewer rules. We need strong, independent governments that can be an effective counterweight to the increasing power of corporations.

50 Highest-grossing Chicago Movies

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.23.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Not only are movies filmed in Illinois entertaining, they also boost the economy. To satisfy your movie cravings, we found the 100 highest-grossing movies filmed in the Chicago area, according to IMDb.

'Divergent' Author Reveals The Secret To Writing A Hit Series BEFORE Graduating From College

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 07.28.2014 | College

If you've ever wondered how to write a hugely successful young adult fiction franchise before college graduation, "Divergent" author Veronica Roth mig...

WATCH: 'Divergent' Author Talks 'Hunger Games' Comparisons

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books

Veronica Roth's YA dystopian series Divergent has endured comparisons to Suzanne Collins's wildly successful The Hunger Games series since the first i...

Grownups: You Can Read YA, and Why Not Read It With Your Kids?

Lori Day | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Lori Day

Just as there are good and bad adult novels, there are good and bad YA novels. To snidely pan the entire YA genre as being an embarrassment for any adult to enjoy is both small-minded and myopic.