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The Shows They Wish They Were On

Posted 08.13.2013 | TV

Cora's cousin on "Downton Abbey" played by Edie Falco? A new servant played by Elisabeth Moss? Only if the "Nurse Jackie" and "Mad Men" stars gets the...

The 'Girls' Tap Number You Never Saw

Posted 08.14.2013 | TV

Watch out, Ken Consgrove: Hannah Horvath has some tap skills too. In HuffPost TV's exclusive deleted scene from the controversial Season 2 episode...

Shopping With a Grandchild: Lessons Learned

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.10.2013 | Parents
William B. Bradshaw

When our grandchildren come to visit us, it is quite common for us to take them shopping, and they are now the age that instead of shopping for toys, ...

Keeping My Soul Right: Making Global Health Films on Women and Girls

Lisa Russell | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Lisa Russell

I once heard someone say that art is a reflection of your soul, so if you are creating art about another culture, make sure your soul is right.

After the New Disney Planes Movie, Keep Kids Excited with Books about Flying Mommies and Girls

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 10.06.2013 | Parents
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

Let's take this opportunity Disney has created to excite our children with planes, with the magic and fun that is aviation and let's really plant the seeds of curiosity about airplanes with books after the movie ends.

Three Things We Know About 'Girls' Season 3

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.06.2013 | TV

"Girls" fans still know next to nothing about what's to come in Season 3. Yes, Christopher Abbott (Charlie) is gone due to "creative differences," ...

Robin Hood Laptop Project Turns Poverty Into Possibility for Sri Lankan Tea Plantation Girls

Zoe Helene | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
Zoe Helene

Durga, the daughter of a tea worker and "plucker," lives in the Idulgashinna Tea Estate community on the island of Sri Lanka. Like most teenagers, Durga has dreams. She wants to be a software engineer, and she has the talent, drive and discipline to excel in her chosen career.

The Latest 'Girls' Addition

Posted 08.06.2013 | TV

Felicity Jones is the latest addition to "Girls" Season 3. The HBO comedy's director Jesse Peretz tweeted the news that the "Like Crazy" star and f...

Sudan: "Agri Yumma, Agri!"

World Pulse | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
World Pulse

The strength of Anab Mohamed's forward thinking female relatives inspired her to make the most of her education. Now she carries that legacy forward t...

Christopher Rosen

'To-Do List' Actress Cast Because Of Dream?

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment

During this summer of fast and furious blockbusters, "The To-Do List" stands out for a number of reasons. Like "The Heat," it's one of the few movies ...

Demand for Child Sex Trafficking in the U.S.

Malika Saada Saar | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Malika Saada Saar

Are we uncomfortable going after buyers because they do not adhere to our constructs of who is a criminal?

Camp Gyno: Critics of Shame-Free Period Ad Miss the Big Picture

Charles Clymer | Posted 09.30.2013 | Media
Charles Clymer

Let's enjoy the fact that a company was finally brave enough to mock our childish views on periods and take away the shame from girls and young women entering puberty.

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations for Girls

Lori Day | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents
Lori Day

Here's the thing about girls, and all children, actually: They see no limits to their potential until adults point them out.

TechGirls: The Global Value of Mentorship

Ivo Lukas | Posted 09.23.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

Maintaining support and the ability to keep women and girls in STEM fields is equally as important as getting a "foot in the door." How do we do this? I'll reiterate again, that mentorship is an amazing gateway to support and success.

When Did Brooklyn Become an Adjective?

Heidi Legg | Posted 09.21.2013 | Style
Heidi Legg

Have you noticed that the ultimate cache is when a city becomes an adjective? Brooklyn seems to have cornered the market globally as the new adjective. I started to wonder who else has made the list?

Standing With Malala on Education (Part 2)

ZP Heller | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
ZP Heller

Malala used her global spotlight to elevate her advocacy, appealing to her "brothers and sisters" -- both in the General Assembly and throughout the world -- to stand up for universal access and gender equality regarding education.

11-Year-Old Yemeni Girl Speaks, Internet Listens

Charles Clymer | Posted 09.20.2013 | World
Charles Clymer

We can only hope that Nada's words will spur greater action by world leaders to halt the horrifying practice of child marriage and the human trafficking epidemic that feeds it.

Connectivity: The Real Currency of Change

Jill Sheffield | Posted 09.16.2013 | Impact
Jill Sheffield

Donors today are no longer content to write an annual check to a charity and then tuck their checkbook in the drawer until the next year. Posting our "like" on Facebook is an easy 30-second fix, but oddly unsatisfying.

The Global Girl Tipping Point

Jensine Larsen | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Jensine Larsen

Behind the statistics, girls worldwide are using digital media to speak their minds and bare their souls. The force of their voices are staggering -- the reality of their untapped potential for global leadership impossible to ignore.

Are The 'Girls' Finally Coming Into Some Money?

Posted 07.19.2013 | TV

The ladies of "Girls" are many things, but financially stable isn't one of them. But according to "Girls" writer-executive producer Jenni Konner, thei...

Young People Use Tech to End Violence Against Women in Nepal

Ravi Kumar | Posted 09.17.2013 | Impact
Ravi Kumar

There were thunderstorms. There was a strike. And there was the hackathon to end violence against women -- all happening on the same day in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Here & Now

K. Sujata | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago
K. Sujata

No matter where you focus your attention, the issues affecting women and girls are vital to the well-being of our world. There are bold, resilient and powerful women right here in Chicago who are confronting these issues head on with innovative or proven solutions.

Standing With Malala on Education (Part 1)

ZP Heller | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
ZP Heller

Achieving universal primary education is a Millennium Development Goal and is now central to the post-2015 development agenda as well. The InterDependent interviewed Amina Mohammed, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's special advisor on post-2015 development planning.

Handicapping The Emmy Nominations

Mike Hogan | Posted 09.16.2013 | TV
Mike Hogan

Hey Chris, hear that sound? No, it's not Saul Berenson reciting the Kaddish, Sally Draper weeping for the loss of her innocence or Tywin Lannister congratulating himself on summarily dispatching his enemies. Rather, it's the buzz of anticipation surrounding this year's primetime Emmy nominations, which will be announced tomorrow morning.

Save the Tooth Fairy! Toy Industry Execs Highjack a Childhood Icon

Susan Linn | Posted 09.15.2013 | Business
Susan Linn

Until now, the Tooth Fairy was one of the few iconic children's fantasy figures that escaped being captured, branded, and monetized. But shocking footage from a pitch to investors shows that's about to change -- big time.