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7 Extraordinary Easter Experiences

Joy Pecknold | Posted 03.01.2017 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

If gauged by what's in stores, Easter is about bunnies and sweets, which is somewhat of a contrast to its Christian origins involving crucifixion and ...

7 Hilarious Foreign Language Mistakes

Trippy | Posted 11.20.2016 | Travel

Ever feel like you're speaking another language? Well, sometimes you are which is why we asked the members of travel website, to tell us about times they tried to use the local tongue and got, well, totally tongue tied.

Ariel Winter Looks Ahead, Prepares for Life After Modern Family and Sofia the First

Jim Hill | Posted 10.11.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Between recording dialogue for "Sofia the First: The Secret Library" and getting ready to take her College Boards in real life, Ariel Winter has really been hitting the books lately.

Buck Angel: Pornographer Turned Advocate

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

Here's my chat with award-winning pornographer turned advocate Buck Angel.

The Closet, the Media and the Big, Queer Family

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

At this reunion at Chalo's wedding, there was something missing: That imaginary shield I wore my whole time as a teenager was gone.

The Exceptional Traveler: Housesitting

Bonnie Kassel | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel
Bonnie Kassel

I'm a big fan of house rentals and housesitting, having done both many times in different parts of the world, from Morocco to Carriacou in the Caribbean. Not only can it be arranged within any budget, there is no better way to learn about another country and become part of the community.

What Brave Girls Want

Leslie Goldman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Women
Leslie Goldman

By the time Melissa Atkins Wardy's daughter celebrated her seventh birthday, the gender stereotype crusader and author of the forthcoming Redefining G...

Talk About a Choking Hazard! What I Never Expected to Find in a Kinder Surprise Egg

Pamela Poole | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Pamela Poole

There's a sickening trend towards sexualization of girls in toys and entertainment. And there's a long-term issue, going back to Barbie's youth, with presenting girls with unhealthy and unrealistic physical ideals through toys and entertainment intended for them

Why Merida Matters

Lauren Boyle | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Lauren Boyle

The original image of Merida was precious and clung to by moms who adored Merida for her adventures, her love of her family, and her resemblance to the young girls they know and love.

Disney's Out of Character

Emme | Posted 07.21.2013 | Entertainment

I emphatically encourage all advertisers reading this to present their concerns directly to Disney as this is the only way this change will ever grab hold.

Disney's 'Change' of Merida - A View from the Official Coronation of Merida at Walt Disney World

Monica Gallagher Sakala | Posted 07.16.2013 | Parents
Monica Gallagher Sakala

I have two little girls -- two little red-headed girls, in fact -- and both absolutely swoon over Merida. Especially my 4-year-old. So, when the news broke that Disney was going to change the way Merida looks, my blood boiled.

10 Real World Princesses Who Don't Need Disney Glitter

David Trumble | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
David Trumble


'Brave' Creator Is NOT Happy About Merida's Makeover

Posted 05.16.2013 | Parents

Don't mess with Merida. That's the message more than 114,000 fans have already sent to Disney through a petition launched by A Mighty Girl since co...

LOOK: Merida's Makeover Sparks Outrage And Petition

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 05.12.2013 | Parents

Merida, "Brave's" red-headed heroine will be crowned Disney's 11th princess on May 11. And just in time for her royal induction, the animated characte...


Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment

Snow White, you're old news. There's a new woman in town, and her bodacious red curls are taking over the spotlight. Disney has announced that it ...

Where Spain And The New World Collided...

Bob Schulman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Travel
Bob Schulman

A newer attraction on the tour routes -- it's only 450 years old -- is a colonial town full of yellow buildings called Izamal.

Names Fit For A Princess

| Posted 07.09.2012 | Parents

Written by Hannah Tenison for Fiery and feisty princess Merida has come bounding into the spotlight with the release of the newest an...

Disney Princess Hair: How To Get The Look | Posted 06.24.2012 | Entertainment

''Brave'' hits theaters, inspiring Annie Barrett to rank beloved animated royals from unbeweaveable to wet and wild!...

Merida From 'Brave' And 7 Other Amazing Teen Heroines

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.23.2012 | Teen

It's hard to believe, but Disney-Pixar's "Brave," released Friday, features the studio's first animated female lead -- and this is one of the (many) r...

SLIDESHOW: Pixar Loves Redheads -- And So Do We

Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents

"Brave" is Pixar's first movie to feature a female protagonist. (In her Parents' Guide to the film, Kristen Howerton writes that some may see it as "t...

PHOTO: Pixar Makes Major Change: A Woman Hero!

Posted 08.24.2011 | Entertainment

With the premiere of "Cars 2" on Friday, Pixar will have released twelve full length features since they kicked off with the massive worldwide sensati...

The Highest Standard in Education

Kurt Wootton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kurt Wootton

It is such a simple concept, for students to love school, yet it seems to be so hard to achieve. What if we made this the standard of all our work as parents, as policy makers, and as educators?