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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.

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. ...

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...

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.

Why 'Average' Is The New 'Beautiful'

Sarah Convissar | Posted 05.20.2014 | Teen
Sarah Convissar

It's not about being the skinniest you can be. It's about being healthy and that's different for everyone.

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...

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...

#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...

Jillian Berman

R.I.P. Barbie: America's Most Iconic Blonde Is Fading Out Into History

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

There’s little in America that looks virtually the same as it did 55 years ago, but Barbie is an exception. Over the years, Barbie maker Mattel ...

If Barbie Was Real, She Would Have A LOT Of Problems

www.upworthy.com | Posted 02.10.2014 | Women

What does it say to our kids that the very toys they play with have bodies that are absolutely bizarre and unattainable? ...

Barbie Designer Defends Doll's Unrealistic Proportions

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.07.2014 | Women

It's all for Barbie's clothes. At least that's what Kim Culmone, vice president of design for Barbie maker Mattel, said in defense of the doll's i...

'80s Toys That Are Worth More Than You Thought -- And Those That Aren't Worth Much

Chris Barnes | Posted 03.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Chris Barnes

It's no secret that the greatest decade for toys was the 1980s. If you look down a modern toy aisle, you still see the Transformers and My Little Pony...

If Barbie Could Write an Open Letter About Body Image...

Tony Posnanski | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Tony Posnanski

Ken and I have had a rough relationship for many years. He does not have a penis, which he takes out on me. I have been strong, but I am tired of being with someone who is not happy with himself.

Why Barbie Is Actually A Good Role Model

Justina Sharp | Posted 03.16.2014 | Teen
Justina Sharp

I completely disagree that Barbie should be changed in any way. Sheʼs a doll. She lives in her own world, and does not need to accurately represent the people in ours.

Cougar Barbie? Divorced Barbie? Out And Proud Barbie?

Roz Warren | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

If you're a girl and you're a boomer, one thing is certain -- you grew up playing with Barbies. Whether you lived in a mansion or in a trailer, you spent hours as a little girl playing with America's favorite foot tall plastic fashion plate.

The Little Miss Plastic Fantastic Pageant

Posted 08.16.2013 | Comedy

Turns out, the only thing "Toddlers & Tiaras" needed to actually be entertaining was some plastic. In this compelling episode of "Toys & Tiaras," ...

Barbie Gears Up For Interplanetary Mission

Space.com | Robert Z. Pearlman | Posted 08.06.2013 | Science

A new collaboration between NASA and Mattel, the largest toy company in the world, is turning the Red Planet a tad more pink. "Mars Explorer Barbie,...

Barbie Fights For Her Life

AP | MAE ANDERSON | Posted 07.19.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- As far as catfights go, this is a doozy. Barbie, long the reigning queen in the doll world, has suddenly been thrust into the battle of h...

Barbie Would Never Survive in My House

Mindy Trotta | Posted 07.07.2013 | Parents
Mindy Trotta

I believe I've done my job. My husband and I had two amazing boys who have grown in to super men. They may not be exact physical images of me, but I see myself in there -- all the time.

PHOTOS: 54 Years Of Bridal Barbies

Bridal Guide | Posted 05.09.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Happy birthday, Barbie! In honor of the beloved doll's 54th birthday on Saturday, we decided to take a look back at all of the bridal Barbies that hav...

How My Dolls Helped Me Understand Segregation

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 04.25.2013 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

Regardless of color, I was raised to respect myself, and others. I lived through the era of segregation, but as a child, I never thought my white dolls would play such an integral role in my beginning to understand the complexities of segregation

PHOTOS: 3 Elaborate Barbie Dream Weddings

Bridal Guide | Posted 04.11.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Barbie and Ken are one of the most iconic couples in pop culture history, so why not borrow a little wedding inspiration from them?

Meet The Doll That Girls Can Identify With

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.14.2012 | Parents

At least by doll standards, Lottie dolls look like 9-year-old girls are supposed to. And that's their selling point, according to reports. Manufact...

PHOTOS: TERRIBLE Advice, Courtesy Of A Barbie From 1965

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.05.2012 | Women

Many fad diets are based on ridiculous premises: eat lots of cabbage!; inject yourself with hormones produced by pregnant women!; staple your ears! ...