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Ode to a Girl on the Day My Daughter Turns 13

Maryam Zar | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Maryam Zar

Women have the power to affect change -- but they need a chance and that chance can only come with education.

That One Time A Stranger Called My Toddler 'Fat'

Janel Mills | Posted 11.03.2014 | Parents
Janel Mills

To start, let's be real: Bella is not fat, or even remotely overweight. She's not rail-thin like my other daughter, but how many kids are? Bella is a healthy weight for her body and her age. To think someone could look at a child her age and think she is overweight is unnerving.

For This Pretty Tame Bad Girl, Camp Taught Me How to Cope

TueNight | Posted 11.02.2014 | Women
TueNight

The atmosphere can be simultaneously congenial and competitive, intimate and exclusionary. In a space the size of typical two-car garage, a variety of personality types are thrust together, forced to navigate an often-complicated jumble of events and emotions. And, if you were like I was years ago, you loved it.

Dear Freshman Girls

Lauren Galley | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

First days are an amazing part of growing up and now that I have just begun my sophomore year of college, I too am feeling all the excitement once again as I start a new chapter in my life.

'You Should Be Flattered': Body Image and Street Harassment in the Internet Age

Samantha Shokin | Posted 10.27.2014 | Women
Samantha Shokin

I really believe that if we stressed to girls that health is more important than beauty, that self-esteem more valuable than sexiness, we could save women from the kind of self-destructive thinking that consumed me growing up.

Mark Waid Talks Everstar and Comics for Girls

Bryan Young | Posted 10.26.2014 | Books
Bryan Young

Comics superstar Mark Waid is working hard to make comics better. He always has been.

Mo'ne Davis -- Four Success Tips For Girls From a Young Baseball Ace

Helen Drinan | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Helen Drinan

Mo'ne Davis has accomplished so very much at the young age 13. So what can we learn from her steadfast competition and humble nature? A lot. Here is a list of four things that I believe girls can learn about leadership and success from this inspiring athlete.

I Would Learn to Play Hopscotch

Stephanie Mott | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Mott

Perhaps it is about having the courage to be myself at the time, even if only a little. Maybe learning to play hopscotch would have created enough space for my girl to breathe. Like a well-kept secret where I would have known what she was doing, that she was there, but no one else would know.

Watch The First 'Girls' Season 4 Tease

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 08.22.2014 | Entertainment

The Season 4 premiere of "Girls" is just around the corner and HBO posted a 30-second tease, showing Lena Dunham trying to ride a bike. She falls -- c...

Dads! There Is Nothing Wrong With The Color Pink

Michael Cavender | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Michael Cavender

Pink is the color of hope, beauty and life, and as a parent you should be honored that your son wants to embrace that, it will only make your son a better man and help make the world a world a much better place to live in.

An Open Letter to Teenagers, Especially the Girls

Angela Keck | Posted 10.19.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

For myself, I believe there simply is no reason for this level of codependency at such a young age. These kids are either together, texting, Snapchatting or talking about each other to their friends. To my way of thinking, it borders on obsession!

#SoBrave

Lauren Galley | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

When one thinks of the word brave, we think of someone heroic, such as our tireless firefighters, policemen who risk their lives daily or even a circus performer on the trapeze high in the air.

The New Millenials: A Thousand Reasons to Believe That the Lost Generation Is Redrawing the Map

Will Levitt | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Will Levitt

If you are lost, if you feel overwhelmed by uncertainty, embrace the uncertainty. Uncertainty is another word for opportunity. Open your laptop -- or an old-fashioned pen and paper will do just fine -- and draw your own map.

A Nigerian Horror Story With No End in Sight

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The United States offered assistance in locating the girls captured by Boko Haram and the Nigerian military has indicated they know where the girls are being held. But no deals have been made, no surreptitious capture plans have been leaked, and President Jonathan has remained amazingly quiet about his next moves.

Taking Charge of the Media - Amplifying the Stories of Afghan-American Teen Girls

The Advice Project | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
The Advice Project

Because of the bombardment of negative media images, it's not enough to throw only a few positive images and examples of powerful women into the mix. We must talk about those images with girls.

Methadone for the TV-Binge-Watcher: What to Watch While Waiting for the Next 'Hit'

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 10.11.2014 | TV
Mellini Kantayya

Being a mere mortal and not a mighty algorithm, my suggestions aren't as nuanced as Netflix's 76,897 genre categories, but I did my best to match common themes and tones to these wonderful shows that may be new to many viewers.

10 Things Your Daughter Should Know By The Time She Is 10

Laura Usky | Posted 10.02.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

There will be challenges she will face that will seem cruel and impossible. It will take her faith, her family and her perseverance to get through some of the things that life throws at her.

Princess Slays the Knight

Tara Kennedy-Kline | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Tara Kennedy-Kline

My hope for men and women everywhere is that we will abandon the quest for dominance over the opposite sex and seek instead to be united as kings and queens who each wield their masculine and feminine gifts to rule their kingdoms together.

Building a Brighter Future for Girls Everywhere

Patrick Davies | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Patrick Davies

Too many girls around the world reach adolescence and find their future is already mapped out. They never have a chance to finish school or get a job, or an opportunity to travel and experience life. It's time to give these girls the chance to write their own future.

Thank You, Under Armour

Liz Olson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

I just fell in love with ballerina Misty Copeland. And Under Armour.

Media Cleanse: Results Guaranteed

Lauren Del Turco | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Lauren Del Turco

When girls grow up believing we are our appearance, and when the media glorifies -- and bombards us with -- an appearance that is so unrealistic, we are set up for dissatisfaction, low self-esteem and a less-fulfilled life.

Inspiring Girls to Be Tech Entrepreneurs

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 09.28.2014 | Technology
Colleen DeBaise

Inside a conference room on the 36th floor of Rockefeller Center, a group of 17 high school girls are animatedly talking about their startup plans.

Women In STEM Begins With Girls In STEM: 7 Ways to Support A Generation Of Scientific Young Women

Lexi Herrick | Posted 09.28.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Representing women in technology and science begins with raising girls to become a part of those fields.

Preparing Tomorrow's Global Education Teachers

Ed Gragert | Posted 09.27.2014 | Education
Ed Gragert

Part of global competence is an awareness of the issues facing individuals around the world in order to better interact with these individuals with understanding and empathy, creating a global culture of peace, economic prosperity and security.

Finally, A Ninja To Inspire My Little Girls

Cort Ruddy | Posted 09.23.2014 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

The world has many flaws, even more than I realized before I became a dad of daughters. But there are also a million things that are great, and awesome, and inspiring about it. This is one.