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Girl With A Prosthetic Leg Overjoyed To Get A Doll That Has One, Too

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.03.2016 | Good News

What a doll! A video of a young girl named Emma Bennett, who has a prosthetic leg and received an American Girl doll with one as well, has gone viral....

Mom's Awesome Toy Line Proves Boys Can Play With Dolls, Too

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 06.02.2016 | Parents

When Laurel Wider’s son came home from preschool and told her that "boys aren’t supposed to cry," she decided to tackle gender stereotypes through...

Popular Nigerian 'Queens Of Africa' Doll Line Is Coming To America

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 05.23.2016 | Black Voices

There's a Nigerian version of the Barbie doll, and it's currently poised to take the United States by storm. Created by Nigerian entrepreneur Taofick...

Celebrating Korea's Traditional Hanji Paper Dolls

Rachel Stine | Posted 02.19.2016 | Arts
Rachel Stine

If you take Seoul's J Line to the very end, you will arrive at Yongmun Station, where an increasing number of internationals are heading out on weeken...

Barbie's New Look

Yona Zeldis McDonough | Posted 02.09.2016 | Entertainment
Yona Zeldis McDonough

Poor Barbie. The perky, plastic plaything is taking a beating. According to industry experts, Barbie's hold on today's girls is perilous at best, an...

Not Mad About 'The Boy,' But Pleasantly Surprised

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.24.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

It seems The Boy has a lot more going for it than first appears. It has a group of good, if not great, actors, an interesting, if not totally logical, script, and enough twists and turns to keep audiences entertained for the most part.

Spectacular Holiday Decor in Los Angeles Townhouse

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 12.16.2015 | Style
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The collection on display represented all manner of iconic holiday images -- most with an African-American theme with American patriotic accents -- punctuating spaces around the room. President Obama was even represented on a glass tree ornament on a small tree.

WATCH: Personalized Dolls Let Children Celebrate Their Differences

HooplaHa | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
HooplaHa

Growing up, children play with dolls. Whether it's Barbie, American Girl or GI Joe children let their imagination soar and their dolls take on a perso...

The Art of Killing

Lukáš Houdek | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts
Lukáš Houdek

The Art of Killing is a series of twenty-five photographs made in 2012 that are re-enacting selected massacres of German civilians in the Czech lands ...

Dear American Girl

Shanell Mouland | Posted 10.19.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

This isn't an ask, or a complaint or even a suggestion for the name of the next "Girl of the Year" (although Malala seems nice). It's simply a note to tell you of a lovely lady in New Jersey who has made it her business, and her pleasure, to forward two of your beautiful dolls to my daughters every year.

Now The 'Normal Barbie' Dolls Can Teach Girls About Periods

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.23.2015 | Women

In 2014, artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm designed the Lammily dolls, also known as "normal Barbies," using the CDC body measurements of the averag...

Company Designs Dolls With Hearing Aids, Birthmarks So All Kids Can Have A #ToyLikeMe

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.19.2015 | Good News

A toy company is taking a step in the right direction. After parents of children with disabilities called for more diversity in kids' toys through...

LISTEN: Thomas Edison's Talking Dolls Will Haunt Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.12.2015 | Weird News

Long before the masters of horror were using dolls in movies to scare the bejesus out of us, Thomas Edison unwittingly created one of the first -- and...

Dolls and Princesses and Pretend Weddings, Ages and Stages and Phases -- Oh My!

Christopher Phillips | Posted 05.05.2016 | Parents
Christopher Phillips

Every time I both celebrate and mourn my 8-year-old's passing from one stage and entry into another, I thank my lucky stars that I have another daughter, Cybele, almost seven years her junior.

Try Giving Your Loved One With Alzheimer's a Stuffed Animal

Marie Marley | Posted 05.12.2015 | Fifty
Marie Marley

I had finally found a way to relate to him -- one that was truly satisfying for both of us. I was delighted to see his happiness. When I realized I could bring pleasure to my "new Ed" it was more than enough to make up for the loss of my "old Ed" and our previous relationship.

Women in Business Q&A: Stacey McBride-Irby, The One World Doll Project

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

In her 15 years at Mattel®, Stacey designed for the Disney Princess® Collection and created countless fashions for the iconic Barbie® line. Most no...

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...

Let Your Imagination Run Away With Playtime

Laurie Schacht | Posted 01.24.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

This holiday season, the tech-driven toy industry is balanced out with a variety of toys that encourage kids to create wonderful stories, pretend to be someone new, or practice what they'd like to be what they grow up. Here are some great new items on the shelves to get your kids' imaginations started.

Everything Wrong With Princesses In One Easy Image!

David Trumble | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
David Trumble

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Why Is Your Child Watching Breaking Bad Anyway?

Maria Colaco | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Maria Colaco

Toys are not just for kids, toys are for everyone and I think it's the parents' responsibility to censor this stuff in their homes. We parents make these decisions -- like not watching a meth show with your kids -- and so a Breaking Bad character doll holding a bag of meth is the least of our problems.

This Holiday Season, the Hottest Toys Are ICE Cold

Laurie Schacht | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

It's only September, and yet, the holiday season feels like it is rushing in at warp speed. My friends with kids are already asking me: "What's the ho...

Breasts: What's Barbie Got to Do With Them?

Fiona Finn | Posted 09.05.2014 | Style
Fiona Finn

In an effort to better understand the reality of how distant Barbie is from the average woman, I created a parody featuring what her breasts might look like at her current age of 55-years-old. It's a sad, sad truth but as women age, their breasts go south.

How Do You Measure a Grandma's Legacy?

Diana Grycan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Diana Grycan

I approached my grandmother with my desperate desire to have this doll. My grandmother always had what she called her "kinipple" stashed away in her purse that she hid behind the living room drapes

Paving the Way for Girls to Reconsider Beauty

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

And while toy production is a multi-billion-dollar business, there are still questions all around about how much this industry is meeting demand. That's where Dr. Lisa and her company Positively Perfect, comes in.

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!