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Generation Y's Wall Street SPO

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 12.27.2011 | College
Amy Goldwasser

My generation needs to admit that we have a problem. Hi, we are Generation Y, and we are overly entitled consumption addicts with expectations that are incongruous with a finite world.

Do Brothers Stall Their Sisters' Sex Lives?

Jena Pincott | Posted 12.25.2011 | Women
Jena Pincott

The age at which a teenage girl starts to become sexually active depends a lot on her social environment. It especially depends on the family environment. The hidden influence is the younger sibling.

It's Cool to Skip Lunch

Stephanie Armstrong | Posted 12.24.2011 | Parents
Stephanie Armstrong

At a middle school I recently visited, I learned that cool girls skip lunch. Girls complained to me about being famished by dinner time, overeating, and not understanding why. They were fearful of eating in front of their peers.

Are You Addicted To Gaming?

Posted 12.13.2011 | Home

Everyone's doing it -- or nearly everyone. According to a recent report, a whopping 91 percent of kids and teens between the ages of two and 17 play v...

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Odelia Kaly | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home
Odelia Kaly

As a teenage girl, there are certain things that people expect me to do and ways I should act and things I should wear and say. But I don't dress for other people -- I dress for myself.

What Gardasil Says About Perry's Concern for Our Daughters' Welfare

Amy Siskind | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Amy Siskind

While conservatives and progressives will clearly disagree on the government's role in mandating vaccines, here's what we can agree on: Rick Perry did not have the best interest of our daughters' in mind at the time of his executive order.

Back-To-School Surgery?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Today, more and more teens are spending their summer days -- and savings -- preparing to start this new chapter in their lives with surgically refreshed bodies and faces.

Mean Girls

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 10.29.2011 | Parents
Maggie Lamond Simone

Why do we need to hurt, put down, insult, and otherwise belittle others to make ourselves feel good? I'm sure there are many, many answers and reasons to the broad societal issue of bullying, but with girls, there seems to be an additional impetus.

Parent Regrets: Why I Wish We Never Had Gone To See Taylor Swift

Andrea Lampros | Posted 10.16.2011 | Parents
Andrea Lampros

A note to moms: If you're thinking about taking your daughters to see Taylor Swift as their first concert, and maybe your first show since the Indigo Girls in 1996, please don't. If you're thinking you'll see a sweet Southern singer/songwriter on stage with her guitar, a few pretty dresses, and simplistic but heartfelt lyrics, you won't.

Would You Buy This For Your Daughter?

Adora Svitak | Posted 10.12.2011 | Parents
Adora Svitak

America, you're sending girls a mixed message. On one hand you're saying to have positive body image and love who we are, on the other we're being marketed makeup and clothing that obviously turns us into someone different.

Waiting for My Teen to Become a Monster

Red Room | Posted 10.09.2011 | Parents
Red Room

Experts have also told us that the number one, ultimate rule of the parent-child relationship is that a mother must never, under any circumstance, ever consider being best friends with her daughter. I guess I blew that one.

The New Odd Girl Out: Why Social Media Makes Girls So Insecure

Rachel Simmons | Posted 10.08.2011 | Women
Rachel Simmons

A girl's social networking profile is a persona she constructs, a salve for the anxiety so many girls feel about relationships. All this, however, at a cost: the same tools girls use to alleviate insecurity are just as likely to inflame it.

Man Sentenced For Online Teen Student Photo Plot, Child Pornography

AP | Posted 09.25.2011 | Education

EASTON, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to at least nine months in prison for what prosecutors say was an elaborate online scheme to obta...

School's Out, Progress Is In

K. Sujata | Posted 09.12.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX, which bars sex discrimination in publicly funded programs. It has increased girls' access to public education, extracurricular programs and, yes, athletics, for which it's best known.

I Am Real

Alanna Zabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alanna Zabel

Mantra: I Am Real Exercise: Mirror Exercise There happened to be a long line at the supermarket this morning. So while I waited my turn, I perused...

From Gamma Girls to Queen Bees: The Illusion of a Label

Rosalind Wiseman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rosalind Wiseman

By superficially labeling girl's and women's actions, Laura Sessions Stepp misses the larger implications and trivializes women's behavior and relationships.

Cybersexism Meets Its Match: High School Girls Demand Respect

Patricia Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Patricia Martin

The girls at my local high school are fighting back in outrage over a Social Network-style website that rates girls using sexually explicit and racist remarks.

Mean Girls and Media: The Teenage Fists of Feminism

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Feminism is ultimately about the freedom to chose and compete and be who you are -- also to tumble into the slime pit of excess. As cable television has learned, there's money in the mire -- lots of it.

Have You Ever Thought About Mentoring?

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

For those of you still sitting on the fence, you may want to know that mentoring not only helps a young person advance in their life, but it also helps you.

Girl Up Kicks off its 'Unite for Girls Tour'

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Girls joined together to kick off the Girl Up "Unite for Girls Tour," launching a movement of girl power across the country to help their peers in developing countries.

Empowering Girls, Girls, Girls and Women

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Kraus

Only the formidable Bill Clinton together with his unstoppable Foundation can marshal the forces of good to begin to make fundamental change for future generations of girls and women.

Navigating The Teen Years: It's Their Job To Drive Us Crazy (LISTEN)

Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Slattery-Moschkau

My first instinct was to push harder, get stricter, take away every coveted piece of clothing in her closet--to show her who's boss. But who does that best serve? Her ... or me?

Waxing for Little Girls?

Juliet Linley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Juliet Linley

Is it necessary to start caring about aesthetics at such a young age of seven or eight? It seems excessive to take such a young girl to have her leg hair removed. A difference in opinions.

Nigeria Teens, Women Sold As Prostitutes In Ivory Coast

AP | LESEGO MOTSHEGWA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JOHANNESBURG — Some Nigerian women and girls are being forced into prostitution in neighboring Ivory coast after being deceived with promises of...

Teenage Girls Undergo 'Breast Ironing' In Cameroon (VIDEO)

Posted 10.19.2012 | World

Affecting one out of every four girls, the brutal practice of "breast ironing" is on the rise in the African country of Cameroon. The procedure -- whi...