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6 Women Over 50 Who Inspired Us In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.19.2014 | Fifty

There's no doubt 2014 has been a wonderful, whirlwind year, particularly for women. Women's rights and children's rights advocate, Malala Yousafzai be...

Help Me Find The Heroes Our Kids Can Believe In

Allison Tate | Posted 12.18.2014 | Parents
Allison Tate

I feel like I need to find people to hold up for my children and say: This is the kind of person I hope you are, the kind of men and women I hope you will grow up to be. Right now, that seems like a tall order.

3 Things That Are Keeping Women From Reaching Top Management Positions

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.15.2014 | Business

When it comes to women achieving real, meaningful success in the workplace, much of the popular advice given over the past couple of years revolves ar...

Leadership Role Models for Our Children

Robert Tornambe, M.D. | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Tornambe, M.D.

Aside from obvious choices like political world leaders, philanthropists, business icons or religious leaders, why can't we teach our children to recognize, appreciate and emulate extraordinary individuals in our own community?

What Are You Doing After Hour of Code?

Techbridge Girls | Posted 12.09.2014 | Education
Techbridge Girls

Hour of Code offers an introduction to computer science that helps demystify code and shows that anybody can learn the basics. Last year over 15 million students in more than 180 countries participated.

Who Are the Righteous?

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Bill Halamandaris

And the Lord said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes." (Genesis 18:26) In every g...

The Shocking Comment That Reminded Me of Everything I Need to Teach My Kids

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Catherine Pearlman

My shock at his words spewed out automatically. I looked at him and asked, "Did you just say he was beat by a girl?" Immediately my friend recanted. He himself didn't know where that comment came from. He felt badly and that was that. But days and weeks later, I couldn't forget it. Something truly bothered me.

My New Role Model

Cynthia | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Cynthia

Role models are kind of like my therapy. By seeing what can be accomplished I know my life can always be different. My narrative can always be edited and rewritten.

Mommy Dearest: Celebrities Parenting America

Cierra Lockett | Posted 11.19.2014 | Celebrity
Cierra Lockett

Celebrities are not here to raise your children or be their role models. You are. While celebrities can be charged with this responsibility because of their powerful influence, the fact of the matter is that their purpose in society is to provide good entertainment.

'Mommy, Are You Eating Chocolate?'

Samaneh Kleopatra Zarabi | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Samaneh Kleopatra Zarabi

Damn it, I was busted. He interrupted me exactly at the moment I was just about to bite a crunchy chocolate caramel (one of the only sweets I eat happens to be a Swedish Chocolate, which is a rare find in Cleveland!).

One Thing I Would Change

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

If I could change one thing about today's landscape, it would be to bring more women into the sphere of leadership. Why?

My Ex Is My Best Friend: Friends for Life!

Robert Levithan | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

Christo and I were each other's "number one" for five years; then we were "exes with benefits"; now we are "friends for life." The majority of my best friends are my former partners and lovers. This surprises some people.

All About That Bass -- Or Is It?

Shannon Cutts | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Shannon Cutts

I just don't quite get what so many feminists and bloggers and all-purpose haters are so up in arms about. So Meghan says she isn't a feminist. Does a person have to be a feminist in order to write and sing about her perspective of body love?

Brave

Nicole Scott | Posted 12.01.2014 | Women
Nicole Scott

The brave women around me have showed me their strength in their beginnings: choosing to go back to school, making decisions to start taking care of themselves physically and emotionally, asking for help with depression, starting new businesses, choosing to adopt, going back to work.

O Captain! My Captain!

Kristen Noel | Posted 11.26.2014 | New York
Kristen Noel

Whoever said there was no crying in baseball clearly wasn't glued to their TV screen the night Derek Jeter, captain of the New York Yankees, played his last game in pinstripes.

Becoming Travolta (Queer Fat Femmes in a World Without Role Models)

Kimberly Dark | Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Kimberly Dark

It's not that I'm interested in being a guy, or taking on a romantic role other than my own, but Travolta is part of my adolescent history. He's really the only male actor I've imitated with any regularity -- and I became Travolta across a range of characters.

Seeking Atypical Role Models

Katie Day | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Katie Day

"To not become a social worker." This is the personal objective I made for myself in December of 2002, after successfully completing and graduating Metropolitan State University's Bachelor of Arts "Ethnic Studies" program

Fashion Designer Challenges Industry to Rethink Standard of Beauty

Ashley Crouch | Posted 11.18.2014 | Style
Ashley Crouch

Instead of traditional fashion models, Hammer selected 24 successful "role models" of all shapes and sizes to send down the runway, ranging from CEOs, Lawyers, Entrepreneurs and more. By doing this, she wanted to make a statement to the fashion industry.

Superheroes Who Are Deaf and the Power of Diversity

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 11.16.2014 | Entertainment
Lydia L. Callis

There are many types of superpower -- ranging from super strength to mind control. With such a wealth of fictional capabilities available, why should Superheroes be limited by their ability to hear?

The Teacher Remembered After 50 Years

Carol J. Carter | Posted 11.15.2014 | Education
Carol J. Carter

While she taught art, she really taught lessons about life and the dispositions that allowed her students to be successful personally and professionally. While we might think educating is about content, it is also about imparting life skills to young people so that they can not only learn, but thrive in their adult lives.

AnnaSophia Robb on Role Models, Character Development and Inspiring Our Youth

Kate Neligan | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
Kate Neligan

I believe the millennial generation is in good hands with someone like AnnaSophia amongst them as a mirror of goodness. It was refreshing to hear such a kind, grounded, strong, and wise young woman share so much wisdom.

The Most Important Lesson I Learned From My Grandmother

Rachael Stark | Posted 11.04.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

My Grandma Elizabeth lived to be 104 years old. In her lifetime, she witnessed World Wars I and II, The Great Depression, the Holocaust, the Vietnam War, the crumbling of the Berlin Wall, September 11th and a few other events. Without an iPhone, undergoing Botox, owning a flat-screen TV, or joining Cross Fit, she was the strongest woman I have ever known.

10 Ways To Become The parent -- And Role Model -- Your Kids Really Need

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

While nobody expects you to be a "perfect" parent, it really isn't that complicated to raise happy, healthy, well-adjusted kids.

Sofia Vergara Haters -- Just Shut Up!

Tammy Bleck | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

Would we be having this discussion if Hugh Jackman had been displayed shirtless on that rotating pedestal? I think not. This was tongue and cheek, people. A parody. A lark. And a creative way to present a boring part of the show. Geesh!

Alena Hall

These College Friends Are Helping Empower Girls To Follow Their Science-Minded Dreams

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact

Supriya Hobbs and Janna Eaves both always had an interest in the engineering sciences. But after their initial meeting in their early college years, t...