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Fairy Tales

Dear Fairy

Lynda Freeman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

In a park down by the Lake Ontario, in my neighborhood of Toronto affectionately named the Beach, is an old oak tree. I have walked by this tree many, many times as I've made my way from the boardwalk to the cafes and stores of Queen Street.

The Seven Dwarfs of Midlife

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 05.14.2015 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

Snow White is the fairy tale most likely to cause the need for lifelong counseling: You're so beautiful that your mother wants to kill you and eat your liver, so you run away to live with seven tiny men. Serious medication/chocolate/wine is required to deal with such a story.

The Strength in Femininity

Quarterlette | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Quarterlette

The truth is that you can be any kind of woman that you want to be and still be a strong woman. You do not have to sort through stereotypes and decide which one to put on each day. You can love Shrek, foster kittens, read Nicholas Sparks books and be a strong woman.

New Stirrings at Spoutwood Farm

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 04.24.2015 | Travel
Stephen D. Winick

For three days each year, an organic farm in bucolic Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, transforms itself into Faerieland, and people of all ages come from far and near to frolic with the faeries.

Bedtime Stories That Will Get Your Kids To Do Stuff

Devorah Blachor | Posted 04.21.2015 | Parents
Devorah Blachor

"The talking animals are sad today," said the spirited princess who looked as if she had a naughty secret. "Because their bangs are too long. So they can't come to the party. And that's why all the birthday cakes are about to be destroyed!"

This Teacher Is Using Fairy Tales To Show Students What Gender Equality Looks Like

HuffPost Brazil | Andrea Martinelli | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents

Who said every princess needs a prince? Who said a princess can be kissed in her sleep? Who said true love only exists between a prince and a prince...

'Disenchanted': Princesses in Their Own Words

Danny Groner | Posted 04.07.2015 | New York
Danny Groner

Disenchanted turns the classic Disney children's stories on their heads, bringing the Disney princess characters to the front of the stage for a vaudevillian evening of songs, dance, and laughs as they push the envelope on tastefulness.

Stunning Illustrations Reinterpret Grimms' Fairy Tales To Highlight Their Feminist Roots

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts

All Fur III, 2011-14 Gouache and chalk pastel on Arches paper, 22 x 30 inches (55.9 x 76.2 cm). Courtesy of the artist. The tale of "All Fu...

In Defense of Fairy Tales

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The other day I saw the first half of an Albert Einstein quote: "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want the...

Dark Shadows

Marcia Liss | Posted 03.26.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Cinderella - Cinderella is a Magical Ride for Everyone!

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 05.20.2015 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

This modern rendition is powerful with a great cast that will keep you entertained. It's simply stunning!

The Perfect Fairytale

Anthony D'Ambrosio | Posted 05.09.2015 | New York
Anthony D'Ambrosio

We're not mechanics; our job in love isn't to fix things. Our job is to grow and prosper together. Life is filled with enough obstacles, love shouldn't be one of them.

10 Lesser-Known Fairy Tales That Should Get More Love

Maria Tatar | Posted 04.28.2015 | Books
Maria Tatar

Note: Certain fairy tales, like "Beauty and the Beast" and "Cinderella," have been told and retold so often in mainstream American society that they...

Why Fairy Tales Are Bad For Our Kids

Vanessa Loder | Posted 04.26.2015 | Parents
Vanessa Loder

When we censor our children's stories to exclude the suffering that is inherent in the human condition, we isolate our children. We create an environment that promotes shame and a belief that they are not good enough because they cannot live up to the standards in these stories.

A Real Life Fairy Tale: Meeting the Love of My Life

Honey Good | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

"I'm not interested in dating," I replied to my dearest girlfriend when she mentioned the name of a man she wanted me to meet. She was visiting me in Honolulu seven months after I became a widow. Little did I know that day my life would change forever.

For My Sister

Francesca Milliken | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Francesca Milliken

But if anyone asks about how I became strong enough to talk about my experience with rape, I will not falter or hesitate in saying that I have an amazing older sister who helped me.

This Dark Version Of Cinderella Gives The Fairy Tale New Meaning

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.05.2015 | Books

Cinderella, perhaps the sweetest and blandest of our most popular fairy tales, has always seemed to inspire a pastel-hued vision among readers and ill...

Teaching Cinderella in Sri Lanka

Karin Badt | Posted 03.25.2015 | Women
Karin Badt

"Who here has ever met a fairy godmother?" Each shakes her head sadly back and forth.

Enchanting Silhouettes Bring Brothers Grimm Fairytales To Life

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.08.2015 | Arts

From the pages of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales spring a myriad of vibrant, dark and haunting images -- whether it's a little red cape bobbing throug...

Out of the Psyche and 'Into the Woods'

Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D. | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D.

There are so many teachable moments in Into the Woods. I urge you to see the movie and look for the meanings underlying the entertainment.

Surreal Depictions From A Pagan Fairy Tale World

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts

Step into a topsy-turvy, color-drenched universe where baboons smoke pipes and peacocks wear robes, where lion-rooster hybrids breathe fire and don os...

Fairy Tale Attractions to See with Kids in Europe

MiniTime | Posted 01.02.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Hercules monument on the Fairy Tale Route (Photo Credit: MalteRuhnke via WikiMedia) Travel through time and explore a fairy tale world stretching fr...

How Could I Write a Book About Myself and Not Know It?

Sue Shanahan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Books
Sue Shanahan

Glory in the Morning gives parents a vehicle to share the power of being believed in and the realization that eyes aren't the only way we see with their children. Kids don't need my backstory to understand  the underlying message of the book.

10 Fairy Tale Characters Who Would Make Kickass Princesses

M.A. Larson | Posted 12.21.2014 | Books
M.A. Larson

A girl sits in a tower, singing to the birds as she brushes her hair. To many, this is the image that springs to mind when they hear the word "princes...

Are You Waiting for Your Career's Prince Charming?

Shawn Tolleson | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Shawn Tolleson

Do yourself a favor and purge the Prince Charming myth once and for all. Take responsibility for your career goals and go get them now. Sure, you'll get rejected, and you'll get frustrated and be uncomfortable. But it will be yours. Your mistakes, your fear and your victories and triumphs.