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What It Means to Act "Like a Girl"

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Lorena Aguilar

The "Like a Girl" advertisement that aired on Super Bowl Sunday was inspiring. And so are the many women and girls across the globe who overcome seemingly insurmountable odds on a daily basis. Let us not forget what it means to act "like a girl" - not just athletically, but in terms of human prosperity and a more just world.

Girls in Justice

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Why are so many girls, especially girls of color, confined in our nation's detention facilities, and what are we as a society going to do about it? We must all work tirelessly to give hope and a fair chance to these girls and all children by promoting policies, programs, and supports that help them and their families, especially those most at risk.

Letters to Hadley: Fighting

Liz Olson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Liz Olson

When I was 20, I came home from college with a broken finger. The doctor couldn't quite understand how a football caused a fracture near the knuckle of my ring finger. It made sense that he couldn't make sense of it. Because I didn't break it playing football. I broke it hitting Brad.

Being Single On Valentine's Day Is A Little Different For Girls Than It Is For Guys

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.12.2015 | Comedy

Aah, Valentine's Day. A day for roses, romantic dinners and fancy gifts, right? Sure -- unless you're single. The latest installment of Elite Daily...

How Elementary Teachers Discourage Girls in Math and Science

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.12.2015 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

A new study highlights the influence of teachers' subconscious biases on girls' tendency not to pursue math and science courses, relating this directl...

UN Foundation Program Empowers Girls Across The Globe

HooplaHa | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
HooplaHa

In this week's addition of Chicken Soup For The Soul moments we bring you an organization that is helping shape our future generation.

Book Review of P.O.W.E.R by Lisa Kramer

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 04.11.2015 | Books
Sarah Cottrell

Massachusetts based author and blogger, Lisa Kramer has put out a book that boldly seeks a feminist call to action by asking the question, "What would happen if women and girls joined their unique abilities to change the world?

'The Best Spinoff TV Has Ever Launched'?

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.09.2015 | Entertainment

After a brief hiatus, HuffPost Live's "Spoiler Alert" has returned! Host Ricky Camilleri got things back into gear on Monday with quite a positive tak...

Education Is More Than a Numbers Game for Children

World Vision | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
World Vision

He's only 14, but Samer is already making difficult choices and sacrifices just to get a basic education. Living in a tent in Lebanon after fleeing the fighting in Syria with his mother and brother two years ago, Samer leapt at the first opportunity to return to any kind of schooling.

Men Break Down Watching Footage Of Female Genital Mutilation, Vow To Speak Out Against Practice

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact

Sometimes it takes a glimpse into a dark reality in order to spark positive change. In a video produced by advocacy group Safe Hands for Mothers, y...

For The Girls Who Drink Whiskey

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Kate Bartolotta

If you sit down to talk with a whiskey-drinking woman (especially when she's got a whiskey in hand), expect to cover anything and everything. Expect to look up at the clock to realize it's 3 a.m. and still be hungry for more.

Leveling the Playing Field, Without Fear

Kim Turner | Posted 04.06.2015 | Sports
Kim Turner

This National Girls and Women in Sports day, let's redouble our commitment to spreading the word about Title IX, including its anti-retaliation protections, address inequities with action, and ensure that female athletes have the chance to participate and excel in athletics.

I Live My Life #LikeAGirl: No Excuses Needed

Lauren Galley | Posted 04.05.2015 | Women
Lauren Galley

For all the girls out there who are like me and don't excel in sports, I'd like to share the message I took from this genius campaign.

The Power of Personal Storytelling

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Mitch Ditkoff

I was not probing. I was not teaching. I was not "looking for an opening" to establish more rapport. I was merely recounting a story that mattered to me -- one, it turns out, that mattered to her.

The "Ersatz" Parenthood Finale

Amalia Negreponti | Posted 04.05.2015 | TV
Amalia Negreponti

The relentlessly upbeat, upscale and photogenic advent of the Braverman clan minus its progenitor Zeek, propelled forward into a future of happiness w...

Dear Pope Francis: Saving the World Requires Contraception

John Seager | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
John Seager

Planning and preventing pregnancy is not only a personal choice; it's a human right that saves lives, combats poverty, and helps to close the inequality gap. But more than that it's a crucial requirement for slowing population growth and, in turn, saving the planet from its greatest threat--climate change.

Inside the Mind of a Teen's Instagram Post

Lauren Galley | Posted 03.21.2015 | Media
Lauren Galley

Most parents don't use Instagram and therefore have no concept of the anxiety that girls face when using this popular application. It's a lot like a roller coaster ride.

Hit the Road, 20s

Lindsey Caruana | Posted 03.29.2015 | Women
Lindsey Caruana

I could be one of the few women on the planet who isn't dreading turning dirty 30 this year. I, for one, can't wait to bid my 20s a long-awaited adieu.

Eccentric Baby Name Ideas 'Girls' Fans Will Love

nameberry | Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents

The HBO show "Girls" is back, and whether you love it, hate it, or couldn’t care less, you’ve got to admit that it has probably the most interesti...

Letters to Hadley: Mornings

Liz Olson | Posted 03.22.2015 | Women
Liz Olson

Your mom, before she was a mom, was the best sleeper of all. When we were younger, she'd sleep so hard and so late. I remember going into her room on weekend mornings and begging her to "wake up! wake up!"

Katla McGlynn

LISTEN: Ana Gasteyer Talks 'Girls,' Her Music Album And Life After 'SNL'

HuffingtonPost.com | Katla McGlynn | Posted 01.19.2015 | Comedy

In this short and sweet 10th episode of HuffPost Comedy's podcast, "Too Long; Didn't Listen," we catch up with "Saturday Night Live" alum Ana Gasteyer...

Dorota From 'Gossip Girl' Was On Last Night's 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.19.2015 | Entertainment

Sunday night's episode of "Girls" provided a lot of seemingly meta commentary on Lena Dunham and the reactions critics have to the personal nature of ...

Erin Whitney

Let's Talk About Hannah Vs. Lena In The Latest Episode Of 'Girls'

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.19.2015 | Entertainment

Sunday night's "Girls" finally took us to Iowa with Hannah, the now grad student (yes, it's really happening). Besides unsuccessfully riding her bike ...

Finding Kind: A Film and Campaign that Asks Girls to be a Little Kinder

Heather Martin | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Heather Martin

Is it impossible to find sisterhood? I can answer an emphatic no after a lifetime of gathering loyal supporters, but I also recall moments in my life where I was abused by girls who called themselves my friends. And apparently I am not alone.

'Dad, Am I Pretty?'

John Kinnear | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
John Kinnear

You are pretty because you are alive. You are pretty because you are curious. You are pretty because you take the good parts of the world, pull them in through your ears and eyes and mouth and body, and shout them back out to me in action and voice, in everything you do.