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An Open Letter to Teenagers, Especially the Girls

Angela Keck | Posted 10.19.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

For myself, I believe there simply is no reason for this level of codependency at such a young age. These kids are either together, texting, Snapchatting or talking about each other to their friends. To my way of thinking, it borders on obsession!

#SoBrave

Lauren Galley | Posted 10.19.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

When one thinks of the word brave, we think of someone heroic, such as our tireless firefighters, policemen who risk their lives daily or even a circus performer on the trapeze high in the air.

A Nigerian Horror Story With No End in Sight

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Impact
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The United States offered assistance in locating the girls captured by Boko Haram and the Nigerian military has indicated they know where the girls are being held. But no deals have been made, no surreptitious capture plans have been leaked, and President Jonathan has remained amazingly quiet about his next moves.

Taking Charge of the Media - Amplifying the Stories of Afghan-American Teen Girls

The Advice Project | Posted 10.12.2014 | Impact
The Advice Project

Because of the bombardment of negative media images, it's not enough to throw only a few positive images and examples of powerful women into the mix. We must talk about those images with girls.

Methadone for the TV-Binge-Watcher: What to Watch While Waiting for the Next 'Hit'

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 10.11.2014 | TV
Mellini Kantayya

Being a mere mortal and not a mighty algorithm, my suggestions aren't as nuanced as Netflix's 76,897 genre categories, but I did my best to match common themes and tones to these wonderful shows that may be new to many viewers.

10 Things Your Daughter Should Know By The Time She Is 10

Laura Usky | Posted 10.02.2014 | Parents
Laura Usky

There will be challenges she will face that will seem cruel and impossible. It will take her faith, her family and her perseverance to get through some of the things that life throws at her.

Princess Slays the Knight

Tara Kennedy-Kline | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Tara Kennedy-Kline

My hope for men and women everywhere is that we will abandon the quest for dominance over the opposite sex and seek instead to be united as kings and queens who each wield their masculine and feminine gifts to rule their kingdoms together.

Building a Brighter Future for Girls Everywhere

Patrick Davies | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Patrick Davies

Too many girls around the world reach adolescence and find their future is already mapped out. They never have a chance to finish school or get a job, or an opportunity to travel and experience life. It's time to give these girls the chance to write their own future.

Thank You, Under Armour

Liz Olson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

I just fell in love with ballerina Misty Copeland. And Under Armour.

Media Cleanse: Results Guaranteed

Lauren Del Turco | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Lauren Del Turco

When girls grow up believing we are our appearance, and when the media glorifies -- and bombards us with -- an appearance that is so unrealistic, we are set up for dissatisfaction, low self-esteem and a less-fulfilled life.

Inspiring Girls to Be Tech Entrepreneurs

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 09.28.2014 | Technology
Colleen DeBaise

Inside a conference room on the 36th floor of Rockefeller Center, a group of 17 high school girls are animatedly talking about their startup plans.

Women In STEM Begins With Girls In STEM: 7 Ways to Support A Generation Of Scientific Young Women

Lexi Herrick | Posted 09.28.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Representing women in technology and science begins with raising girls to become a part of those fields.

Preparing Tomorrow's Global Education Teachers

Ed Gragert | Posted 09.27.2014 | Education
Ed Gragert

Part of global competence is an awareness of the issues facing individuals around the world in order to better interact with these individuals with understanding and empathy, creating a global culture of peace, economic prosperity and security.

Finally, A Ninja To Inspire My Little Girls

Cort Ruddy | Posted 09.23.2014 | Parents
Cort Ruddy

The world has many flaws, even more than I realized before I became a dad of daughters. But there are also a million things that are great, and awesome, and inspiring about it. This is one.

Portraits From Women In Zimbabwe

Patrick Hayes for Kiva | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Patrick Hayes for Kiva

I push the button and the black steel door slides across its tracks, revealing morning traffic and fallen rusty flowers.

Nigeria: Is Religion Used as an Excuse to Rape?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.22.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

One hundred days ago, Boko Haram, a diffuse Islamic sect, abducted 243 girls from a school in Chibok, Borno State, in northeast Nigeria They carted them off to unknown forest locations where they are still being held. Some who escaped told of gang rapes. So much for religion.

Maude Apatow Will Make TV Debut On 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 07.25.2014 | Entertainment

Maude Apatow was seen dancing with Lena Dunham on the set of "Girls" Season 4, and now HBO confirmed to HuffPost Entertainment that she'll have a gues...

Why Not Wanting to Camp Doesn't Make You a Princess

Sara Starkman | Posted 09.21.2014 | Comedy
Sara Starkman

I mean, who doesn't want to try new things? The question is, however, do I want to do all of them again? The true merit lies in the willingness to try barbecued chicken testicles, not the eating of them every night. That's just weird.

Why I Encourage Failure in STEM: One Teacher's Experience in Finding Female Leaders in STEM

Julie Rohl | Posted 09.18.2014 | Education
Julie Rohl

Ah! The wonderful sound of clanging medals, young voices cheering, and the slapping of high fives -- it's the sound of students being rewarded for collaborating and utilizing their STEM skills. This sound does not come without a price -- it is the sound that can come after as many successes as failures.

The Words That Made This Teen Finally Embrace Her 'Crazy-Curly' Hair

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 07.18.2014 | Teen

Avery felt like she didn't fit in at school, until her friend Emma told her something that changed everything. "The first time I saw you in a room...

The 7 Completely Baffling Personalities of Tween Girls

Scary Mommy | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Scary Mommy

I have a tween. A girl -- the most savage of all tweenkind. My goal is to survive. Not win, just survive.

Girl Power!

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 09.16.2014 | Education
Ann V. Klotz

As the Head of a school that encourages girls to Dream, Dare, Do; that promotes growth mindset and risk-taking; that knows how girls learn, think and feel; that uses research to inform best practice, I struggle with how not to insist that men and women with the same qualifications be paid equally for the same work.

Working Hard to Get the World We Want: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights After 2015

Katja Iversen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Katja Iversen

Imagine a world where no woman dies giving life, where unwanted pregnancies are a thing of the past, where every girl is able to attend school and receive a quality education, and where everybody -- including girls and women -- can exercise their rights and have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

#AOLBUILD Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology
AOL BUILD

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

#LikeAGirl Campaign Is a Game Changer in Feminist Movement

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Where this feminist movement fought for inclusion and equality, the current movement that Always is helping to further is focused on developing self awareness around our language. Phrases get so embedded and entrenched in our culture, often putting a particular group of people at a disadvantage.