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Fairy Tales

LOOK: Magical Fairy Sculptures Will Take You To Another World

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.19.2014 | Religion

When U.K.-based artist Robin Wight captured a photo of light streaming into a clearing in the woods, the resulting picture had something unusual about...

Hope Lives in Books

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.18.2014 | Books
Sue Shanahan

We not only read to be entertained but unknowingly used it to work out the anguish we lived with. Books were one of the bright spots in a bleak childhood.

Does Reading 'Moral' Stories to Children Promote Honesty?

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

All over the world, young children are exposed to classic fairy tales, myths and other stories. Most kids love hearing stories, but in addition to being a fun activity, storytelling is also thought of as an educational tool that can promote moral reasoning and honesty.

Weight Loss Isn't A Fairy Tale

Tony Posnanski | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

When I lost all of the weight I knew I would never look like the models in Men's Fitness. It did not bother me for some reason. I started to live my life without blinders.

10 Books to Read While Waiting Impatiently for Maleficent

Colleen Oakes | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Colleen Oakes

Less than two months until Angelina Jolie hits the screen as Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent in Disney's upcoming movie. While you wait, here are 10 books to tide you over until the movie premieres!

How to Be Your Own Prince Charming

Mary Pritchard | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Mary Pritchard

I realize that most of us were raised with this ideal that someday, our prince would come and save us. And so, dutifully, we looked, hoped, waited, and we may have even thought we'd found him for a while. Who is this Prince Charming, anyway? Have you ever asked yourself that question?

Infinite Reflections: Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.10.2014 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Boy, Snow, Bird is her exploration of the Snow White fairy tale, interlaced with an assortment of other myths, and culminating as a commentary on the tragic history of race in America.

Tinderella Is The Modern Fairy Tale For The Modern Lady

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.29.2014 | Comedy

Once upon a time, many seconds ago, one very bored girl downloaded Tinder. The app that opened a world of men within a 10 mile radius, where she could...

Would You Really Want Your Life to Be Like the Disney Princesses?

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 03.10.2014 | Comedy
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

When you really think about it -- would you really want your life to be like a Disney princess? Would Beyonce? When you get down to the bottom of what really makes them tick, their lives are not as glamorous as you think.

Real Life Fairy Tale Settings Will Forever Traumatize Your Childhood Dreams

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Take a stroll through the forests and woodlands of Middle Europe today, and it doesn't take long before you begin to imagine yourself as a character i...

Stories From the Bible

Michael Hafftka | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Michael Hafftka

In the forty years of my artistic career, I have been working on a series of Bible paintings. This is the first time I show them all together.

Zoë Triska

Your Favorite Disney Movies Have Pretty Gruesome Origins

HuffingtonPost.com | Zoë Triska | Posted 11.13.2013 | Books

When I was a kid, I loved fairy tales. I loved the idea of talking animals and brave girls and boys who overcame cruel care takers. I also really love...

What Your Favorite Fairy Tales Would Look Like Today

Posted 11.06.2013 | Women

If characters like Cinderella, Snow White and Mulan were living in 2013, what would their stories look like? That's the question that Tim Manley set o...

Never Let the Details Get In the Way of a Good Story

Ryon Harms | Posted 12.17.2013 | Good News
Ryon Harms

Life is about decisions. I often write about the moment when I asked Laurie to marry me the day after she got two years to live. That decision set off a chain reaction that defines my life to this day. In my mind, I had a story that I wanted to tell. I wanted the story to be that our love saved her life.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned From The Wizard of Oz

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
BJ Gallagher

Baum's timeless tale has staying power because it has all the elements of ancient myth ­-- its powerful, compelling, dramatic storyline speaks to something deep inside us all.

Where's Waldo? Probably in Therapy

Abby Heugel | Posted 09.27.2013 | Comedy
Abby Heugel

Patient has possible abandonment issues due to lack of parental supervision after birth and has taken to "feeding his feelings" instead of working through them.

And 'She' Lived Happily Ever After: Preparing Your Daughters to Go It Alone!

Laura Wellington | Posted 09.15.2013 | Parents
Laura Wellington

With a lack of fairy godmothers in sight, we moms must do everything in our power to ensure that our daughters live the royal lives they so deserve whether or not their princes show up at all or for a lifetime.

Jerry Pinkney Day Is Almost Here

Posted 06.20.2013 | Arts

This June 26, why not join in with the rest of Philadelphia to celebrate Jerry Pinkney day, which honors the illustrator responsible for bringing lege...

Shoes: the 5th Food Group

Kimann Schultz | Posted 08.14.2013 | Style
Kimann Schultz

I myself have for years maintained that shoes are the 5th Food Group: Along with meat, dairy, fruit, veggies and the good ole grain, I believe one needs shoes to be happy and healthy, and one needs regular servings of them to boot. I say it fully tongue in cheek -- but I also really mean it.

The Best Actress in the World

Paul Ratner | Posted 08.13.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

She was the best actress in the world -- the star of the silver screen -- the sun of the golden stage. She was so exact, so convincing in disappearing into her characters that the imaginary world she created became more precise and real than the real world she lived in.

The Shocking Saga of an Imprisoned Idea

Paul Ratner | Posted 08.06.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

This story is taken from my upcoming book of surreal anecdotes and very short fairy tales for adults called The Mundane Uses of Magical Objects An i...

All Hail Princess Leia

Cara McDonough | Posted 06.23.2013 | Parents
Cara McDonough

I've adapted to the presence of princesses in my life, explaining wisely to other moms, "Oh, the princess stuff? I don't mind it. It's actually kind of fun."

Fairy Tale Characters, Post-Retirement

Posted 03.29.2013 | Arts

Finnish artist Riitta Ikonen and Norwegian photographer Karoline Hjorth decided to explore what happens when fairy tales end happily ever after, revis...

Singapore Government Uses Fairy Tales To Scare Women About Their Declining Fertility

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 03.27.2013 | Women

You may think you know the fairy tales from your childhood by heart, but a Singaporean government-funded campaign is putting a whole new twist on the ...

Why We Should Stop Teaching Our Kids About 'Happily Ever After'

Lee Block | Posted 05.20.2013 | Divorce
Lee Block

The myth of the princess wedding with the big dress, tons of flowers, bridesmaids, flower girls and the prince waiting at the end of the aisle prevails, and is what many girls perceive to be the American dream.