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We Need More Heroes

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 03.22.2017 | Parents
Lara Lillibridge

In seventh grade, we had to write a paper for Women’s history month on a famous woman. I was assigned Abagail Adams. When I asked my teacher what sh...

Mentors Matter...As Early As Middle School

Illana Raia | Posted 01.11.2017 | Women
Illana Raia

Hey, middle school girls - it's 2017! You know what that means - every magazine cover is plastered with reasons why you need a sparkly new set of reso...

Dancing In The 'Moonlight'

Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W. | Posted 01.06.2017 | Black Voices
Gary Bailey M.S.W., A.C.S.W.

Over the holidays I finally saw the much talked about film "Moonlight." I was moved to see so much of my early life story in the protagonist, Chiron's...

Encoding a Next Generation

Dan Rockmore | Posted 12.12.2016 | Education
Dan Rockmore

In my last post I argued (or cried) for a renewed valuing of and inculcation of "critical thinking" skills as a bulwark and counteroffensive to the i...

Annie Is Not Okay, Okay?

Marina Shifrin | Posted 12.02.2016 | Entertainment
Marina Shifrin

People who grew up with me know that I was an enormous fan of Michael Jackson. I built a shrine to him in my bedroom and sat at the foot, humming his ...

Gamechanger! The Value Of Co-Sponsoring Relationships For Women In The Workforce

Julie Kantor | Posted 12.01.2016 | Women
Julie Kantor

Since starting my own company that focuses on mentorship and sponsorship to elevate women in the workforce (especially in STEM fields), I have learned some valuable lessons and garnered some new insights to share with you.

Entrepreneur's Corner: It Will All Work Out

Angela Schonberg | Posted 11.23.2016 | Business
Angela Schonberg

International Remittance Perseverance  If a family member is working in another country and needs to make a money transfer this transaction is kno...

Entrepreneur's Corner: It Will All Work Out

Angela Schonberg | Posted 11.20.2016 | Impact
Angela Schonberg

International Remittance Perseverance  If a family member is working in another country and needs to make a money transfer this transaction is known...

With President Trump As Top Role Model, Teachers Could Have A Lot of Explaining To Do

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 11.19.2016 | Education
Ben Hellwarth

Soon after it was clear that Donald Trump had won the 2016 presidential election, if not the popular vote, a friend who teaches high school civics won...

Challenging My Own Definition Of What It Means To Feel Beautiful

Rachel Brehm | Posted 10.31.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

My friend and I took my 2-year-old twins to the pumpkin patch last week. We had a great time, mostly because I think we both experienced the day through young eyes.

Dear Female Founder - An Open Letter to Inspire future Women Entrepreneurs

Anne Ravanona | Posted 10.01.2016 | Business
Anne Ravanona

This letter was first published in "Dear Female Founder" edited by Lu Li. I am delighted to be one of 66 Female Founders sharing our entrepreneurial ...

The Gold Medal You Deserve

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

How exciting it's been cheering on our teams and rooting for our favorite Olympic athletes! It is truly awe-inspiring to see people from all over the ...

An Open Letter To The U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team

Angela Fry | Posted 08.15.2016 | Parents
Angela Fry

How fortunate are we to have had you strong, confident, and brave young ladies be a part of lives? It's like you've become part of our family. My girls may not remember the summer of "The Final Five," but I will. It was the summer I watched you win Gold and the summer my girls gained five new heroes.

This Entrepreneur Shows Why It's So Important To Have Dolls For Boys Of Color

The Huffington Post | Felicia Kelley | Posted 08.08.2016 | HuffPost Live 321


7 Life Lessons Our Kids Can Learn from Hillary Clinton's Historic Nomination

Jennifer Rand | Posted 08.01.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Rand

You have probably seen the Clinton campaign ad. You know, the one where Donald Trump disparages women, encourages violence against protesters, claims...

Raising Daughters: Sometimes Dads Just Need to Listen

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.27.2016 | Parents
Lisa Abeyta

Two years ago today, my father died. It was a difficult experience for my mother and my siblings, and still today I miss him. I miss seeing him work...

Asking For What You Need In A Relationship Isn't Needy, It's Sexy

Kyle Benson | Posted 07.15.2016 | Divorce
Kyle Benson

Far too often I work with guys that feel like they get walked on in their dating life. They're unsure if the person they like reciprocates those feelings back.

A Simple Way to Foster Kindness in Kids

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 07.14.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Jenn Director Knudsen According to a new study, we can encourage kids to be generous by reminding them of their past kindnesses. Ebenezer Scr...

The Secret To Girls Blazing Their Own Trail

Lauren Galley | Posted 06.30.2016 | Women
Lauren Galley

We truly take it for granted that the world is literally at our fingertips. My father often tells stories of going to the library and searching throug...

I Hope She's Not Fat

Rachel Brehm | Posted 06.10.2016 | Fifty
Rachel Brehm

"Look at all those rolls!! And that tummy," a fellow mom said adoringly. "Yeah, but I hope she's not fat when she gets older," replied the toddler's ...

Saving Face -- A Love Story (of Sorts)

Amy Sewell | Posted 06.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Sewell

"The prospect of surgery scares me. I'd like to observe how my face changes with time. I'd like to see myself grow old, to discover what I can discov...

Muhammad Ali Was My Father

Taymullah Abdur-Rahman | Posted 06.04.2016 | Black Voices
Taymullah Abdur-Rahman

Ali, we looked to you to find what we didn't know existed; integrity, masculinity, compassion and charm wrapped in a ball of handsomeness. And we're still trying to emulate that today.

What We Expect From the People Who Inspire Us

Stephanie Harper | Posted 05.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Stephanie Harper

This is how we all grow. And, at the end of the day, when we find the grace to understand that the people we admire most are not perfect, that sometimes they make poor decisions, they struggle or suffer, then we have the grace to forgive those things in ourselves as well.

Ready to Go the Extra Mile for Your Summer Interns?

Julie Kantor | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Julie Kantor

I want to ask corporate America, I want to ask you manager and leader, to dig deep and remember what it was like to step into the big shoes of your first job or internship. Who helped you?

It's Never Too Late for Moms to Model Healthy Behavior

Dawn Zier | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Dawn Zier

This Mother's Day, take stock of your own words and actions and take solace in the fact that making small changes can have a great impact on our children's self image, eating habits and long-term health. I can't think of anything more motivating.