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Fairy Tales

10 Lesser-Known Fairy Tales That Should Get More Love

Maria Tatar | Posted 02.26.2015 | 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 02.24.2015 | 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 02.19.2015 | 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 02.18.2015 | 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 01.23.2015 | 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.

The Intricate Fairy Tale Illustrations Of A 'Fantasia' Artist Will Make Your Imagination Run Wild

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.10.2014 | Arts

Normally we assume even the most lavish of illustrations, rendered by the most talented and inspired of artistes, cannot compare to the fanciful image...

Reinventing the Fairy Tale

Alishia Osborn | Posted 11.19.2014 | Arts
Alishia Osborn

I have fond memories as a kid imagining myself within the confines of some of my favorite stories. Living amongst the old woman and all her children i...

Margaret Ouchida: Stories, Legends and Realms

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Art history, ecclesiastics, fabulism and a profound delight in materials conspire in the studio of Margaret Ouchida.

Best-selling Author Sarah J. Maas Talks About Her Latest, Heir of Fire

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 11.05.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Talking with Sarah was an absolute treat. Besides discussing her books, we laughed about our love for pop culture, Netflix, and all things paranormal. Seriously, Sarah is the kind of person you could sit and have coffee with and chat for hours.

3 Bizarre Fairy Tales Disney Would NEVER Turn Into Movies

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books

Disney has a reputation for borrowing age-old fables and coating them in a happy-go-lucky sheen. "Tangled," an adaptation (albeit a loose one) of The ...

LOOK: Magical Fairy Sculptures Will Take You To Another World

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion

When U.K.-based artist Robin Wight captured a photo of light streaming into a clearing in the woods, the resulting picture had something unusual about...

Hope Lives in Books

Sue Shanahan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Books
Sue Shanahan

We not only read to be entertained but unknowingly used it to work out the anguish we lived with. Books were one of the bright spots in a bleak childhood.

Does Reading 'Moral' Stories to Children Promote Honesty?

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 08.17.2014 | Parents
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

All over the world, young children are exposed to classic fairy tales, myths and other stories. Most kids love hearing stories, but in addition to being a fun activity, storytelling is also thought of as an educational tool that can promote moral reasoning and honesty.

Weight Loss Isn't A Fairy Tale

Tony Posnanski | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

When I lost all of the weight I knew I would never look like the models in Men's Fitness. It did not bother me for some reason. I started to live my life without blinders.

10 Books to Read While Waiting Impatiently for Maleficent

Colleen Oakes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Colleen Oakes

Less than two months until Angelina Jolie hits the screen as Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent in Disney's upcoming movie. While you wait, here are 10 books to tide you over until the movie premieres!

How to Be Your Own Prince Charming

Mary Pritchard | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Mary Pritchard

I realize that most of us were raised with this ideal that someday, our prince would come and save us. And so, dutifully, we looked, hoped, waited, and we may have even thought we'd found him for a while. Who is this Prince Charming, anyway? Have you ever asked yourself that question?

Infinite Reflections: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.10.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Boy, Snow, Bird is her exploration of the Snow White fairy tale, interlaced with an assortment of other myths, and culminating as a commentary on the tragic history of race in America.