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Behind a Healthy Woman, there's Girls and Men

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 07.29.2013 | Impact
Morra Aarons-Mele

What do "husband schools" have to do with saving women's lives? That is my favorite quote from the Women Deliver 2013 Conference in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, the largest global health event of the decade.

Popcorn Preview: Frances Ha

Leslie Sisman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Frances Ha (2012) Cast includes: Greta Gerwig (No Strings Attached), Mickey Sumner (Last Chance Harvey), Adam Driver (Girls), Michael Zegen (Adv...

Conservatives Hate Lena Dunham's Tweet About Peeing

Posted 05.28.2013 | Entertainment

A seemingly off-handed Memorial Day tweet from Lena Dunham drew harsh criticism from some conservatives after the actress and producer talked about pe...

Yup, 'Girls' Has Officially Inspired A Porn Film

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.24.2013 | Women

"Girls" has already been the inspiration for a reality show casting call, a pseudo-hipster Craigslist ad, and has been compared to everything from "Sp...

What Happened to Little Girls?

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 07.23.2013 | Black Voices
Danielle Moodie-Mills

If at 4 or 5 years old, you are getting a full weave to make you "cute," what will be your fix at 20? Nothing, it seems, is off-limits.

Victoria's Secret's Missed Opportunity

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 07.22.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Sickness, even sickness conquered, cannot be sexy, or so the marketing logic likely goes. A woman living as a cancer survivor is not just a body transformed, hers is a life transformed. Victoria's Secret could have been a part of this process.

Why Merida Matters

Lauren Boyle | Posted 07.21.2013 | Parents
Lauren Boyle

The original image of Merida was precious and clung to by moms who adored Merida for her adventures, her love of her family, and her resemblance to the young girls they know and love.

Hannah's E-Book Editor Is Going Kick Ray's Ass

Vulture | Posted 05.20.2013 | TV

Hannah Horvath's e-book editor is going to fight fellow "Girls" guy Ray next season, John Cameron Mitchell tells Vulture. "I actually have a fun scene...

Nerds Anonymous

Amy S. Chen | Posted 07.16.2013 | Women
Amy S. Chen

I won't be dismissive and say that people like Tina Fey and Ellen Degeneres are not incredible role models, but celebrities provide a much different type of support than women in STEM or climbing the corporate ladder are able to otherwise provide.

GIRL RISING: The Missing Part of the Conversation

Tabby Biddle | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women
Tabby Biddle

Ruksana lives on the streets of Kolkata, India. Despite this, she excels in school, particularly in mathematics and geography. Photo provided by 10x1...

How A 17-Year-Old Girl Won a Hackathon -- And What It Means for Women in Tech

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 07.14.2013 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

The question of how to interest more women in technology fields is one of the most important questions facing us today, for many reasons.

The Hannah - Marnie Exchange You Didn't See On HBO

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.10.2013 | Women

"You think I'm not pretty enough for a pretty person job." "I'm just saying I don't think you have the appropriate disposition for this job, that's...

Our Mothers Played Hard and We Won

Kim Turner | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women
Kim Turner

From grandmother to mother to daughter, the women in our family experienced firsthand the many gifts of sports, but also the academic and professional advantages. Sports gave us a sense of ourselves, our power, and the willingness to dig deep to turn challenging situations around.

How What You Eat NOW Could Affect Your Cancer Risk Later

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

My onetime patient and student, Nicole Larizza, earned her MS degree in nutrition studying the effects of nutrition in childhood on breast cancer risk in adulthood. I found the information Nicole shared with me important and provocative -- and felt it deserved to be shared.

'Girls' Star's Exit Had 'A Huge Effect On Our Show'

Posted 05.08.2013 | TV

When Christopher Abbott abruptly decided to leave "Girls" in April, fans were left wondering what that meant for Marnie (Allison Williams), who reconc...

Dysfunctional Dater #6: My Big Fat Fake Engagement

Melinda Hill | Posted 07.06.2013 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

My longest relationship has been with commitment phobia. But I seriously do think I could get married if I could do it with a month-to-month lease.

The Importance of Mentorship

Ivo Lukas | Posted 06.29.2013 | Technology
Ivo Lukas

People have asked me in recent years about mentorship. I want to share what I know about mentoring in STEM and technology fields. My goal is simple: to expose the younger generations to STEM fields.

The Dentapist

Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Barness

The man looks deep into my soul and says, "Grinding is usually a sign of stress or anxiety. Your teeth are much more damaged than they should be for someone your age. Do you want to talk about it?"

Plan B: Our Teens and Sex

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Barbara Greenberg

The FDA has given approval to make the pill known as Plan B available to teens age 15 and over on an over the counter basis and without a prescription. This will be put into place almost immediately. This pill is taken after sex when an individual is concerned that they may be at risk for pregnancy.

Dysfunctional Dater #5: Instamacy Issues

Melinda Hill | Posted 06.24.2013 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

I used to think I loved iInternet dating, but then I realized I just loved drinking fancy wine that someone else was financing.

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."

New York City to Jacksonville and The Wizard of Oz : What Women Can Learn By Running Away From Home

April Rudin | Posted 06.20.2013 | Style
April Rudin

In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy Gail taught us that "there is no place like home." However, it was only by first running away that she could truly va...

Who Could Benefit from the Dove Real Beauty Sketch Campaign? Men.

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.18.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Maybe we don't need permission to see our own beauty. Maybe what we need is to stop listening to those that tell us what we need in the first place.

Why Lena Dunham Is 'Important'

Posted 04.18.2013 | TV

She may be one of the most controversial figures in the TV world, but Lena Dunham is nothing if not influential and Time thinks so too. The "Girls"...

Dysfunctional Dater #4: Handjob Hamlet

Melinda Hill | Posted 06.17.2013 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

He also told me all about the girl who'd cheated on him and that being around pretty girls actually made him feel like he was being punched in his stomach. "So that's what all this is about," I thought, "He thinks I'm pretty!"