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You Will Never Believe Who You Can Now Follow On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Style

These days, it seems like everyone -- especially people in fashion -- are on Instagram. Now, one of the original style icons has an account of her own...

Why Does Everyone Have to Be Beautiful?

Heather Creekmore | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women
Heather Creekmore

Freedom from our body loathing won't come from taking more confident selfies, giving Barbie a double chin or determining to love ourselves better by posting unflattering pictures on Instagram. These are all ways we focus more on ourselves and our obsessions, not less.

The Newest Human Ken Doll Spent $50,000 To Be A 'Human Puppet'

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.07.2014 | Weird News

There's a new Ken in town. Brazilian model Celso Santebanes, 20, can now compete with the likes of "Human Ken Doll" Justin Jedlica over who pulls o...

Breasts: What's Barbie Got to Do With Them?

Fiona Finn | Posted 09.05.2014 | Style
Fiona Finn

In an effort to better understand the reality of how distant Barbie is from the average woman, I created a parody featuring what her breasts might look like at her current age of 55-years-old. It's a sad, sad truth but as women age, their breasts go south.

Mattel Agrees To Produce More Bald Barbie 'Ella' Dolls For Little Kids With Cancer

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents

Thanks to a brave little girl and her mother, Mattel will continue to make bald Barbie "Ella" dolls for children battling cancer. The toy company p...

Is Entrepreneur Barbie The Doll We Have Been Waiting For?

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents

Barbie has been a lot of things in her 50-year history: a fashion model, an astronaut and an "American Idol" winner. Now, she is an entrepreneur. ...

The Violence of Abortion Barbie, Wendy Davis

Molly Rosner | Posted 08.09.2014 | Women
Molly Rosner

Affiliating Wendy Davis with Barbie attempts to transform a political leader into a vapid and empty-headed doll famous for her over-sexualized body. The pink Barbie-like frame of the poster plays up girlhood and downplays womanhood.

From Broken to Beautiful -- How to Cultivate Beauty That Lasts

Daisy J Lin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Daisy J Lin

We keep telling ourselves that we should be flawless. When our lives falls short of our imaginary utopia, we get scared and lash out at ourselves and those we love. Our society worships perfection, photoshopping out wrinkles and bulges of our starving models.

Mattel Wants Everyone To Chill Out About Barbie And Just Let Kids Play

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents

A new Mattel initiative wants us to lighten up on Barbie. The toymaker launched "The Barbie Project," in which kids supposedly are left to play wit...

Barbie Is Dying And Bringing Mattel Along With Her

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business

* First-qtr net loss $0.03/share vs $0.11 profit year earlier * First-qtr adjusted profit $0.01/share vs est. $0.09 * S...

What You Need To Know About Lammily

Nickolay Lamm | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women
Nickolay Lamm

When I look at current fashion dolls, I'm reminded of my experience in high school and that of my cousin. I'm reminded that there are some things that are just a mirage and not worth emulating. Moreover, I'm reminded that there is beauty in embracing all the aspects of who you are, and in staying true to you.

All Dolled Up: Barbie and the Girl Scouts

Anndee Hochman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Anndee Hochman

I doubt the Girl Scouts, despite their noble history of supporting LGBT inclusion and girls' empowerment, is going to back out of this deal. And Mattel's unlikely to yank the sponsorship, especially since publicity -- pro or con -- can only be good for the Barbie brand.

Turning Adversity Into Strength: Madeleine's Journey From Losing Her Hearing to Creating a State of the Art Vintage Store Fantasy

Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum | Posted 05.21.2014 | Style
Elisa Goodkind and Lily Mandelbaum

With the resoluteness of her Jackie O canary ensemble, Madeleine has faced hardships that'd make Whatever Happened to Baby Jane seem like a family comedy.

Building Our Future: Top Toys That Empower Young Girls

Laurie Schacht | Posted 05.20.2014 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

Toys help kids discover who they are and introduce the choices they can make at a young age. This year, girl empowerment is a big trend. While I thought there were a lot of toy companies making it happen for girls, there's really just a handful -- but it's a handful that will make a difference.

Check Out Barbie's Badass New Costume

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.17.2014 | Small Business

Barbie's about to get medieval on you, and she's got the armor to prove it. A campaign launched Wednesday on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter off...

Yagana Shah

This Is Why Barbie Is The Hottest 55-Year-Old On The Planet

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty

Happy Birthday, Barbie! The world's most famous doll turns 55 today and she's looking fab, without even the tiniest hint of plastic surgery! (We could...

There's A Blake Lively Barbie, Sort Of

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.06.2014 | Style

We always thought that "Gossip Girl's" Serena van der Woodsen was a Barbie. OK, not really, but judging from a new Barbie product, it seems that the n...

'Normal Barbie' Could Soon Be A Reality

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.05.2014 | Women

After we saw what a "normal" Barbie might look like, we were itching to get our hands on some and distribute them to little girls everywhere. Thank...

How Broke Girls From History Lived Out Their Fashion Fantasies

Simone Collins | Posted 05.04.2014 | Style
Simone Collins

In addition to showcasing beautiful, flowing costumes and garments, these figures also frequently exhibited references to contemporary pop culture and classic odes to literature and entertainment.

Huffington Issue 90: Gay Mormons, Barbie And More

Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices

This week in Huffington magazine, we travel to Salt Lake City to chronicle a Mormon lesbian's quest for marriage equality. Elsewhere in the issue, we ...

When Barbie Meets Real World

Ko Im | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Ko Im

Mattel stirred controversy because Barbie got a photo shoot and spread in the latest swimsuit issue for Sports Illustrated. (Who wouldn't want to change places with her or a tan, globe-trekking supermodel for a day?!)

Too Many Barbies?

Raquel Regalado | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology
Raquel Regalado

Think about our obligation to teach our children how to excel at the experience of choosing, to provide them with guidance and expose them to options that they may not have chosen.

If Dolls Represented All Women

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.22.2014 | Women

How great would it be if Barbie came in all dress sizes, body shapes and ethnicities? That's what student and illustrator Colleen Clark thought whe...

Betrayed by Barbie

Michelle Hays | Posted 04.22.2014 | Media
Michelle Hays

The visual messages being communicated could have negative connotations. Barbie isn't a real person. A woman is substituted for a doll. Dolls are toys. Toys are to be played with. Get the picture? This is a brand collision for Barbie.

#Unbelievable: Mattel and 'Sports Illustrated' Team Up to Tackle Untapped Markets

Christina Pesoli | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy
Christina Pesoli

For decades Mattel has tried to convince conscientious moms that Barbie is a constructive toy for their young daughters rather than a time-released fo...