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Learning to Treasure Time

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 01.22.2016 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

Somewhere along the line, my babies who needed me for everything, from sleeping to eating to diaper changes to constant cuddles, they grew into these little people who talk to me and each other and friends and strangers, who ask for things and love school and play make-believe and try to be independent.

The Gift of Success

Melissa Curry | Posted 01.14.2016 | Style
Melissa Curry

My idea of a successful woman is not a visual one -- how she looks to the world -- but what she carries inside.

Over 4MM People Joined This Little Girl To Fight Bullying

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 01.22.2016 | Parents

The Internet can be a cruel place, but when a young girl named Lexie used social media to open up about being bullied, the response proved the Interne...

From Hate to Hope: A Roadmap for 2016

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women
Susan M. Blaustein

The year closed in an epidemic of fear and displacement. Fear of terror, of violence, of speaking up, of being gunned down -- in church, in the street, in a park, at an office party, in one's own home. Displacement, due to barrel bombs and cluster bombs, terrorist thuggery and the very real threats on multiple continents from dictators clinging to power.

Lena Dunham's Latest Bikini Selfie Has Us Dreaming Of Vacation

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment

We may have all just come back from winter break, but we're already dreaming of another vacation thanks to Lena Dunham. The "Girls" star posted a bik...

The Meaning Of My Motherhood

Shana Swain | Posted 12.31.2015 | Parents
Shana Swain

I didn't want kids. My life was mine. The oldest of seven, I saw what my mother had been charged with, and I was not gung-ho about being a mom.

Top 5 Girl Power Role Models of 2015

Lauren Galley | Posted 12.31.2015 | Women
Lauren Galley

Although this year had its ups and downs, there were some incredible women who continued to be positive role models.

Disney's Star Wars Creates the First True Warrior Princess

Victoria Song | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment
Victoria Song

I just watched Stars Wars and I am so proud of Disney for creating the first true Warrior Princess.

Little Girl Thinks Man Is Santa Claus, He Rolls With It Like A Champ

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.18.2015 | Good News

Sophie found Santa at Walmart this evening. She saw him then kept sneaking up on him. She asked him if he was Santa at first and if you turn up the vo...

The (Female) Force Awakens: An Interview with Star Wars Blogger and Super-Fan, Sarah Dempster

Hilal Isler | Posted 12.14.2015 | Entertainment
Hilal Isler

Three years ago, Disney spent $4 billion in its purchase of Star Wars from Lucasfilms. Now, with the seventh film in franchise history set to release on December 18, the Company is hoping for big numbers at the box office. Really big numbers.

Why Even the Bad Parts of Parenting Are Good

Reem Kassis | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents
Reem Kassis

What breaks my heart is knowing how many times I've wished bath-time would come sooner. How many times I've been frustrated because my toddler was taking ages to fall asleep. Or how many nights I prayed my newborn would sleep for a longer stretch. I don't want to wish away these years.

Lack of Female Protagonists in Current Cartoon Shows

Cat Blake | Posted 12.07.2015 | Teen
Cat Blake

In the past couple of months, I have been pretty Netflix dependent. I only seemed to watch whatever Netflix offered, which usually resulted in watchin...

'Help' Is Your Superpower

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 12.04.2015 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Help is not weakness, it's not a sign of personal shortcomings, and it's not an indication of failure. Help is a mighty super power, maybe the most formidable one women have in our utility belts that we, sadly, rarely activate.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: America's Better, But Still Broken, Juvenile Justice System

Lisa Pilnik | Posted 12.03.2015 | Crime
Lisa Pilnik

Every day, it seems, criminal justice reform is in the news, and America finally seems to be taking the mass incarceration crisis seriously. Yet this focus has not extended to the progress made and the problems still faced by young people caught up in the justice system.

Rokhshana's Scream

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 12.07.2015 | Impact
Miri Ben-Ari

My heart was pounding while watching the video of Rokhshana: A young woman who was stoned to death in Firozkoh, a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanist...

Unsound, Unjust and Unwise -- Banning Pregnant Girls From School in Sierra Leone

Chernor Bah | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Chernor Bah

It's now widely known that the government of Sierra Leone has instituted a ban on pregnant girls from taking exams and attending regular schools.

Women in FIFA Is for Girls Everywhere

Mary McVeigh | Posted 11.25.2015 | Sports
Mary McVeigh

Following a FIFA Women's World Cup marred by a lawsuit over artificial turf, unequal prize money, and a corruption scandal, 2015 was on track to leave us with more questions than answers about what will come next to bridge these gaps.

The Five Reasons Girls Should Code

Sophie Roth-Douquet | Posted 12.02.2015 | Teen
Sophie Roth-Douquet

This summer I helped change the world. Well, not really, but I took part in a movement that is. I was in a summer program called Girls Who Code, which gives high school girls a crash course in how to program in order to close the gender gap in the tech world. It was a ton of fun, and I found out how important it is that girls code.

The 'L' Word: When a Friend Lies to Your Daughter

Vanessa Schenck | Posted 11.18.2015 | Parents
Vanessa Schenck

As I picked up my daughter recently from a playdate, she got in the car and proceeded to tell me one of her friends had lied to her that day. This was my cue to turn off the radio. "Lied to you? Are you sure?" I proceeded to ask. Yes, quite sure.

5 Crucial Lessons From 'Wicked' So Your Kids Don't Become Mean Girls

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 11.11.2015 | Parents
Helen I. Hwang

When I took my girls to see the musical Wicked, I wasn't sure how my 10-year-old and 5-year-old would react to the story of the Good Witch and the Bad Witch. It turned out to be a gorgeous musical that brought tears to our eyes for its honest, important lessons about friendships.

Female Betrayal: 3 Reasons Women Hurt Other Women

Dr. Andra Brosh | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Dr. Andra Brosh

Several women in my life have betrayed me. From adolescence through adulthood I have had to overcome the intense feelings that come with being backstabbed and hurt by my own gender. During my elementary school years I was "dumped" by my best friend for another older and prettier girl.

This Week, A Girl Was Stoned to Death

Cassie Delaney | Posted 11.06.2015 | Women
Cassie Delaney

We must remember that this week, a girl was stoned to death, Katy Perry was declared the highest earning female in music and Kendall Jenner celebrated reaching 40 million Instagram followers by flashing an underboob.

Every Child Is Like a Flower

Sue Shanahan | Posted 10.06.2016 | Women
Sue Shanahan

Once when I was feeling less than pretty, it occurred to me, "Who told you that you aren't beautiful?" I began to wonder, what if our differences act...

Through Education, Youth Act to Prevent Violence Against Women

UN Women | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
UN Women

Dina Hossam, 21, from Cairo, Egypt, dreams of a world without violence against women. "It's a world where I don't have to take my brother with me for my protection when I go out."

Watch Lena Dunham Dance In Her Sports Bra In New 'Girls' Teaser

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment

If you've ever watched "Girls," you'll know that Lena Dunham's character, Hannah, loves to dance. And it looks like that's not going to change come Se...