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7 Ways The Beatles Changed Boomer Childhoods Overnight

Candy Leonard | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty
Candy Leonard

Screaming teenage girls got a lot of attention in 1964 and they're the ones immortalized in the black and white footage, but the largest number of first-generation Beatle fans were actually boys and girls between five and 10 years old -- boomers born in the mid-to-late 1950s.

Why Teachers Are Real Life Superheroes

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

In my completely unbiased opinion, teachers are the last bastion of hope for most children in America; they have such a profound impact on the future of the world, and are in a position to influence many children.

The Importance Of Women As Mentors In A Man's Life

Stanley Ely | Posted 01.16.2015 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

Years ago a friend of my sister asked her about our family. 'Who runs your family?' she inquired. No hesitation. 'Mother,' my sister said. Fathers went out to earn the money in those days; most women stayed home.

Looking for a School for Your Child? How Do You Find the Right One?

Tara Chklovski | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Tara Chklovski

We just began a search for a school for our 5 year old daughter and it has been interesting to view schools from a parent's point of view (rather than from a collaborating partner's point of view).

Want to Change the Face of Technology? Look to Our Girls

Techbridge Girls | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Techbridge Girls

I live in Oakland, the most diverse city in America. Unfortunately, the tech workforce here does not reflect this richness of talent. The girls in my community can be part of the solution to expand and diversify the tech workforce.

Yagana Shah

6 Women Over 50 Who Inspired Us In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.19.2014 | Fifty

There's no doubt 2014 has been a wonderful, whirlwind year, particularly for women. Women's rights and children's rights advocate, Malala Yousafzai be...

Help Me Find The Heroes Our Kids Can Believe In

Allison Tate | Posted 12.18.2014 | Parents
Allison Tate

I feel like I need to find people to hold up for my children and say: This is the kind of person I hope you are, the kind of men and women I hope you will grow up to be. Right now, that seems like a tall order.

3 Things That Are Keeping Women From Reaching Top Management Positions

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business

When it comes to women achieving real, meaningful success in the workplace, much of the popular advice given over the past couple of years revolves ar...

Leadership Role Models for Our Children

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

Aside from obvious choices like political world leaders, philanthropists, business icons or religious leaders, why can't we teach our children to recognize, appreciate and emulate extraordinary individuals in our own community?

What Are You Doing After Hour of Code?

Techbridge Girls | Posted 12.09.2014 | Education
Techbridge Girls

Hour of Code offers an introduction to computer science that helps demystify code and shows that anybody can learn the basics. Last year over 15 million students in more than 180 countries participated.

Who Are the Righteous?

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Bill Halamandaris

And the Lord said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes." (Genesis 18:26) In every g...

The Shocking Comment That Reminded Me of Everything I Need to Teach My Kids

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Catherine Pearlman

My shock at his words spewed out automatically. I looked at him and asked, "Did you just say he was beat by a girl?" Immediately my friend recanted. He himself didn't know where that comment came from. He felt badly and that was that. But days and weeks later, I couldn't forget it. Something truly bothered me.

My New Role Model

Cynthia | Posted 01.25.2015 | Women
Cynthia

Role models are kind of like my therapy. By seeing what can be accomplished I know my life can always be different. My narrative can always be edited and rewritten.

Mommy Dearest: Celebrities Parenting America

Cierra Lockett | Posted 01.19.2015 | Celebrity
Cierra Lockett

Celebrities are not here to raise your children or be their role models. You are. While celebrities can be charged with this responsibility because of their powerful influence, the fact of the matter is that their purpose in society is to provide good entertainment.

'Mommy, Are You Eating Chocolate?'

Samaneh Kleopatra Zarabi | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Samaneh Kleopatra Zarabi

Damn it, I was busted. He interrupted me exactly at the moment I was just about to bite a crunchy chocolate caramel (one of the only sweets I eat happens to be a Swedish Chocolate, which is a rare find in Cleveland!).

One Thing I Would Change

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

If I could change one thing about today's landscape, it would be to bring more women into the sphere of leadership. Why?

My Ex Is My Best Friend: Friends for Life!

Robert Levithan | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

Christo and I were each other's "number one" for five years; then we were "exes with benefits"; now we are "friends for life." The majority of my best friends are my former partners and lovers. This surprises some people.

All About That Bass -- Or Is It?

Shannon Cutts | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Shannon Cutts

I just don't quite get what so many feminists and bloggers and all-purpose haters are so up in arms about. So Meghan says she isn't a feminist. Does a person have to be a feminist in order to write and sing about her perspective of body love?

Brave

Nicole Scott | Posted 12.01.2014 | Women
Nicole Scott

The brave women around me have showed me their strength in their beginnings: choosing to go back to school, making decisions to start taking care of themselves physically and emotionally, asking for help with depression, starting new businesses, choosing to adopt, going back to work.

O Captain! My Captain!

Kristen Noel | Posted 11.26.2014 | New York
Kristen Noel

Whoever said there was no crying in baseball clearly wasn't glued to their TV screen the night Derek Jeter, captain of the New York Yankees, played his last game in pinstripes.

Becoming Travolta (Queer Fat Femmes in a World Without Role Models)

Kimberly Dark | Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Kimberly Dark

It's not that I'm interested in being a guy, or taking on a romantic role other than my own, but Travolta is part of my adolescent history. He's really the only male actor I've imitated with any regularity -- and I became Travolta across a range of characters.

Seeking Atypical Role Models

Katie Day | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Katie Day

"To not become a social worker." This is the personal objective I made for myself in December of 2002, after successfully completing and graduating Metropolitan State University's Bachelor of Arts "Ethnic Studies" program

Fashion Designer Challenges Industry to Rethink Standard of Beauty

Ashley Crouch | Posted 11.18.2014 | Style
Ashley Crouch

Instead of traditional fashion models, Hammer selected 24 successful "role models" of all shapes and sizes to send down the runway, ranging from CEOs, Lawyers, Entrepreneurs and more. By doing this, she wanted to make a statement to the fashion industry.

Superheroes Who Are Deaf and the Power of Diversity

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 11.16.2014 | Entertainment
Lydia L. Callis

There are many types of superpower -- ranging from super strength to mind control. With such a wealth of fictional capabilities available, why should Superheroes be limited by their ability to hear?

The Teacher Remembered After 50 Years

Carol J. Carter | Posted 11.15.2014 | Education
Carol J. Carter

While she taught art, she really taught lessons about life and the dispositions that allowed her students to be successful personally and professionally. While we might think educating is about content, it is also about imparting life skills to young people so that they can not only learn, but thrive in their adult lives.