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Period Shaming in India Must Stop

Montclair Diplomats | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Montclair Diplomats

Aditi Gupta, co-author of "Menstrupedia Comic," recognized the period shaming while she was in college, during a conversation with her future husband and co-author. In India, menstruation is taboo, so there is no Sex Ed in the classroom.

Finding Closure When Your Fictional Friends Are No Longer Friends Themselves

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.12.2016 | Entertainment

You can be highbrow. You can be lowbrow. But can you ever just be brow? Welcome to Middlebrow, a weekly examination of pop culture. Sign up to receive...

I Didn't Miss You

David Wygant | Posted 05.10.2016 | Technology
David Wygant

Dear iPhone, On Saturday, I went camping with a bunch of people I really didn't know very well. The campsite was in Malibu, near the water, in the woods. And you know what's really cool and amazing? You didn't work.

#FredinChina: A huge medical scandal shakes the giant Baidu

Fred Raillard | Posted 05.11.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

I'm Fred Raillard, CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in Paris, Sh...

Everyone Needs a Silent Hero

Viviana Vitarelli | Posted 05.04.2016 | Divorce
Viviana Vitarelli

Navigating through many forums, in particular about divorce, you'll find that the recurring theme is "I have no one to talk to."

Loving Me (Flabby Arms & All)

Kara Wiegand | Posted 05.03.2016 | Women
Kara Wiegand

I've made a conscious effort lately to stop putting my hand on my hip when I am getting my picture taken.

Lena Dunham's Latest Bridesmaid Look Is One We'd Gladly Wear Again

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 05.03.2016 | Weddings

Now this is a bridesmaid look that's actually wearable IRL. What happens when @jcrew goddess Jenna Lyons lets a bunch of crazy bitches customize ...

Empowering Girls Through Media Literacy

Judy Vredenburgh | Posted 05.02.2016 | Impact
Judy Vredenburgh

Earlier this year, a remarkable video, "We Are #WomenNotObjects" received significant attention for raising awareness of the objectification of women ...

Tea Time

Kim Kalicky | Posted 04.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Kalicky

Isn't it funny what of our past comes rushing back... at the oddest of times? I'm more of a coffee drinker than a tea drinker, but I do have a cuppa ...

Young Girls Should Buy Hillary Dolls Instead of Barbies

Jill Iscol | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Jill Iscol

You have to see this growing segment of wildly enthusiastic supporters, knocking on doors, drawing signs and holding them high. To watch them in action, bursting with energy and idealism, is to understand how important the outcome of this election is.

What I Learned When I Went Back To Work

Vanessa Bennett | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women
Vanessa Bennett

We are living in an age of girls' empowerment. Every shampoo and tampon commercial tells us so -- urging girls to be themselves, stand proud and re...

How to Empower the Next Generation of Girls? With Girls.

BRAC | Posted 04.27.2016 | Impact

Developing countries are struggling to scale quality education for girls and ensure safe spaces where they can learn. Girls like Sa'a and Maria are proof of what girls can do for themselves and others when given the chance. Join us to reach more girls worldwide and let's make sure every girl has the opportunity to reach her full potential.

What I Learned When I Went Back to Work

Vanessa Bennett | Posted 04.26.2016 | Women
Vanessa Bennett

Reentering the workforce as an entrepreneur has required me to espouse my own philosophy on a daily basis: I make a mistake and try to let it go, rather than carry it around for a week.

A Prescription for Gender Equity in Park Use

Kim Turner | Posted 04.24.2016 | Impact
Kim Turner

Sunday, April 24th is ParkRx Day encouraging regular "doses" of parks, trails, and open spaces to improve individual and community health. Strengtheni...

Enough Pink Please! Our Girls Deserve More Color Options

Shea Curry | Posted 04.21.2016 | Parents
Shea Curry

When I found out that I was having twin girls, I remember immediately thinking, "oh wow, I can't wait to decorate their room!" Then that emotion was followed by, "are my only options pink and purple?"

Is Sexual Pleasure Taboo?

Peggy Payne | Posted 04.21.2016 | Religion
Peggy Payne

A caller on the Diane Rehm radio show just now described himself as "a Christian man" and went on to criticize -- justly, in my view -- the effect of church attitudes towards towards girls' sexuality.

The Unlikely Place I Found Body Acceptance

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.20.2016 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

The women's restroom in any place--a club, a restaurant, an airport, a mall--is a hub of anthropological activity.

Why Role Models are Instrumental for Getting Girls Into the Tech Field

Vidcode | Posted 05.10.2016 | Education

To see yourself somewhere, and in order to make it easier to set a future path, the most useful and motivating tool is a role model; they give inspiration and guidance. This is why role models are instrumental in getting more women into technology fields. It starts from girls.

How Teaching A Math Problem To A Child Can Help Solve Climate Change

Sylvia Bongo Ondimba | Posted 04.20.2016 | Impact
Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

World leaders achieved something extraordinary last December at COP21 in Paris; a binding agreement, which will be signed this week in New York, that ...

Law v. Culture: Judgment On Age of Marriage in Zimbabwe

Eisenhower Fellowships | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
Eisenhower Fellowships

Child marriage is widely recognized as a violation of children's rights, and it is generally described as the marrying of (primarily) girls under the age of 18. According to UNICEF, in Southern Africa 33 percent of women between the ages of 20 and 24 were married in childhood.

'Girls' Season 5 = 'How Hannah Got Her Groove Back'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.19.2016 | Entertainment

A joyous freeze frame seems to indicate that one of television's most fickle characters has, at last, grown up. As Hannah left her successful Moth rea...

#FredinChina: Giant Quiz About Cosmetics on Social Networks

Fred Raillard | Posted 04.19.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

This week's HotTopic is about skin care products in China. There was a kind of game going on where girls would gather up all the skin care products they had in their bathroom, and then post the products on social media.

6 Ways To Compliment My Daughter Without Saying 'You're Pretty'

Anwar White | Posted 04.15.2016 | Parents
Anwar White

There are so many other things that you can compliment girls on besides their looks. Boys get much more meaningful and diverse compliments, and it's time we start putting the same kind of thought into complimenting girls as well.

'I Don't Want To Be A Princess' Reminds Girls They Have Real Career Options

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 04.15.2016 | Good News

Once upon a time, a little girl named Keira dreamed of being a pilot rather than a princess. It was because of this desire that her mom, Beckie Thomps...

#BringBackOurGirls Two Years Later: A Nigerian Teacher Speaks

Randal Mason | Posted 04.13.2016 | Education
Randal Mason

#BringBackOurGirls captured the world's attention two years ago. And then time passed. And the world's attention wavered. But in Nigeria, educators like Habiba Mohammed refuse to give up the fight for girls' education.