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Record Share Of Young Women Now Living With Relatives

Reuters | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women

A record portion of young U.S. women are living with parents or other relatives, largely because of higher college attendance and delayed marriage, a...

Lean In, Fall Flat:
Why Young Women Still Stumble at Work

Sarah Batchu | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women
Sarah Batchu

In order to close the ambition gap, however, those who already hold positions of power, and are frustrated with the lack of young women excelling at work, will have the next move, guiding us as we take our first steps into the workforce.

Young Women, The Makers Of Change By 2030

Julia Wiklander | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Julia Wiklander

This year my daughter will celebrate her first birthday. I became a mother last year for the first time, and it is the most beautiful gift and the most amazing adventure! Yet, having a daughter does make me a bit concerned; the world has not come as far as I would have liked.

Bills, Bills, Bills: How to Save Money in College

1,000 Dreams Fund | Posted 07.13.2015 | College
1,000 Dreams Fund

Freshman Year means more freedom, more heartache and a bundle of new experiences. One experience I wasn't ready for (and am still feeling the ramifications of), was, and is, money.

My Best Friend, Anxiety

Penny Phillips | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Penny Phillips

When I was 7 years old, I had a panic attack at a restaurant while on vacation with my family in Greece. We were in the middle of dinner when suddenly inexplicable feelings of dread and fear began to consume me.

What Keeps Us Going When Things Get Tough?

Christy Macy | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Christy Macy

As South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu explains it: "You can't be human all by yourself." According to Ubuntu, our humanity -- our ability to make a difference -- is realized through our generosity toward others.

Locking Up Traumatized Girls Is No Way to Help Them

Francine Sherman | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Francine Sherman

Every day our juvenile justice system locks up girls who are victims of sexual violence, and physical and emotional abuse. In fact, we often incarcerate victimized girls in a misguided effort to provide them with services and to "protect" them.

Bridging the Hope Gap: Why Life Skills Matter

Bill Reese | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Bill Reese

How do they regain their balance, build up their confidence, and imagine a brighter future? There are no simple answers, of course. But we do know programs that give young men and women a sense of empowerment and hope are making a real difference in lives and communities everywhere.

Why More Women Are Burning Out in Their 20s and 30s

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

Messages about self-care and the importance of recovery aren't always sent as strongly as messages about achievement and success, and that has implications for how women eventually work, live, and parent.

How to Get a Bikini Body Without Buying a Bikini Body Plan

Erin Reghenzani | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Reghenzani

When I say bikini body, what comes to mind? Maybe a before and after shot, like the ones that clog up your newsfeed? I see a lot of clients fall into...

How The #SoSheDid Campaign Is Empowering Young Women (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women

It's not easy to be a teenage girl. Facing pressure from family, friends and the media to look and act a certain way, it can be difficult for a young ...

#AOLBUILD Presents #BuiltByGirls

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.12.2014 | Technology

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD #AOLBUILD presents 5 girls who code who have been making waves at the Cambio offices. Graduates of Reshma Saujani's GWC p...

What If We Put a Full Stop to Period Punishments?

Matt Murrie | Posted 07.26.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if, together, we can see to it puberty is a wonderful passage into all of the possibilities of adulthood, instead of a life sentence into insecurity, shame and isolation for young women?

7 Tips for Young Women From a Flight Attendant

Sara Keagle | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Sara Keagle

Being adventurous and being stupid is not the same thing. Have fun, travel and get lost in the world, but do it in a safe way. If possible have a travel companion. Make sure people know where you are, always carry a cell phone with you and read up on places before you go.

Why Susan Patton's Advice to Get a "MRS Degree" Is As Wrong As Her Math

Christina Pesoli | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Christina Pesoli

Telling young women that they should choose a husband while in college because you can't swing a backpack there without hitting a guy is like wanting babies to pick a car when they're infants simply because at no other time in their lives will so many people hand them car keys to play with.

Studies Find Religion Promotes Healthy Body Image for Young Women

David Briggs | Posted 05.26.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Being part of a community that lifts up the message "God made me, and he doesn't make anything bad" appears to help moderate the impact of the "body loathing" promoted by popular culture, said sociologist Andrea Henderson of the University of South Carolina, lead researcher in the study.

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Angelique Pitney

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

For so many women affected by breast cancer, like Angelique, it all comes back to daughters. The next generation. The group of young women, like myself, who have a whole other world of resources and therefore hopefully a whole other world of hope to live cancer free.

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Mary Ann Wasil

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

At 39-years-old, Mary Ann was a mother of three and found a lump on her breast. After her diagnosis, she required immediate chemotherapy. How does a woman like herself end up with an organization that not only empowers women, but is changing the way we think about breast health?

Taking a Selfie Has More to Do With Self Worth Than You Realize

Molly Fosco | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women
Molly Fosco

It's no secret that the Internet has fed the flame of self-indulgence and for some, humility has completely gone out the window. But what exactly is the motivation behind all this self obsession?

Organic Networking: Carrie Rich Explains the Power You Can Access Anywhere, Anytime

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.19.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Even as a young woman counting several early successes, Carrie's youth has brought her equal challenges in a world dominated by those her senior.

Shelley Gazes: Simply Put: How Releasing Perfection Brought Me Closer to Success

Shelley Gazes | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Shelley Gazes

When I was younger, I assumed being tough on myself was the only way to remain on a steady path to "success." But I hadn't paused to define what success really meant to me.

Limit More: Young Women Are Hearing They Can't Do It All

Jodi Detjen | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Jodi Detjen

We need to challenge the assumption that women are the main caretakers of families and proprietors of the home. We can replace this flawed assumption with a new one; one that assigns responsibility to both parents for parenting and for earning a living.

Team Shan: Reaching One Young Woman at a Time

Emily Drake | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

While awareness campaigns have highlighted the prevalence of breast cancer, the fact that breast cancer affects young women is often not as widely discussed, perpetuating the need to educate young women about their risk of breast cancer. Team Shan is an organization that is doing just that.

The A-Zs of New York Fashion Week

Serena Guen | Posted 11.17.2013 | Style
Serena Guen

I've never heard so much negativity around New York Fashion Week before. But you know what, I love it and here are the A-Zs of my #NYFW...

The Vulgar Face of Purity Culture

Anne Simone | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
Anne Simone

What purity teaching did for me was distill me down to my body. The core of purity culture was that my mind didn't matter, my personality didn't matter, my dreams and desires and goals didn't matter -- if my shorts were too short.