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Role Models

The Children We Mean to Raise

Richard Weissbourd | Posted 07.17.2014 | Parents
Richard Weissbourd

The problem, based on our observations of and conversations with parents, seems to be that the volume and power of messages that prioritize achievement and happiness are drowning out whatever messages we send about the importance of caring and responsibility for others.

'You Cant See Me'

Christi Guthrie | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Christi Guthrie

I want my children to develop into their own true selves without my leading them to who I think they should be.

If You Think You Don't Need a Mentor, Think Again

Zenaida Lorenzo | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Zenaida Lorenzo

Successful women are fully aware of the importance of having someone who recognizes their potential, who cares about their career and who guides them through the twists, turns and pitfalls that come with reaching great heights.

It's Not Easy Being Green

Heather Risinger | Posted 07.10.2014 | Parents
Heather Risinger

We all hope that our kids will choose great role models. When it comes to this... I may have hit the jackpot. My 5-year-old, Zakary, worships the Dapper Dans of Disneyland.

Do I Look Like a Princess?

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 06.06.2014 | Women
Melissa DeCastro

The word "princess" has evolved in the past few years. Characters are now depicted as capable and kind. There is a relatable, qualitative substance. They are less ethereal and more capable. The princesses of today are depicted with a breath of vibrant life as well as a happy ending.

Mommy Job vs. Daddy Job

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 05.29.2014 | Parents
Zsofi McMullin

I know that my job is a lot more abstract than the very visible and large power lines and equipment my husband points out everywhere we go, but I wonder if my son will ever see me as more than the woman who rubs his back when he can't sleep or who packs his lunch bag daily.

To the Unlikely Role Model Who Changed My Life

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 07.20.2014 | Good News
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Mr. Ray made me think critically about the future for the first time, and he did it by showing me what I could become.

To the Unlikely Role Model Who Changed My Life

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Good News
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

What Mr. Ray presented to me was something mightier than any of my father's swings with the board or previous teachers' threats of suspension or detention. He made me think critically about the future for the first time, and he did it by showing me what I could become.

Memo To Hillary

Vicki Donlan | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Vicki Donlan

I believe you will make a difference in the world and this country for every living being. Given the opportunity, women can make a tremendous difference in the world and with a woman president of the United States the message will be received loud and clear -- women are leaders.

Role Models Matter -- and So Does Training

Techbridge Girls | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Techbridge Girls

Fewer than 60 percent of girls have met a woman in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) career. Maybe that is part of the reason why women represent only 14 percent of the engineering workforce. If there were more role models, how many more girls might be inspired to pursue a passion in engineering or start up a tech company?

Parenting Lessons I Learned From My Mother

Emily Cappo | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Emily Cappo

My mother passed away one year ago, right after her 75th birthday. I've spent the past 12 months missing her and wishing she was still here to watch her grandchildren grow up.

Meet John Urschel, the Smartest Athlete in the NFL Draft

Tim Morehouse | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports
Tim Morehouse

John is a rare breed of scholar-athlete one we can only hope will become far more common in future years -- and if John has any say, it will.

Beyond 'Survival'

Marie McGrory | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Marie McGrory

As I talk to my fellow survivors I truly can't believe I spent so many years disconnected from this group of my peers with such an incredible shared experience. Through opening up about our stories I am learning so much about this long journey of survivorship we are all on.

The Trailer For Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd's New Rom-Com Parody Is Here!

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment

We can probably all agree that romantic comedies need to be taken down a peg. Well, the first trailer for Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd’s new romanti...

Role Models: The Missing Link for Women

Zenaida Lorenzo | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Zenaida Lorenzo

A role model can have a powerful effect on you. It is a person whom you look up to, who inspires you, someone you admire and want to be like.

10 Things to Love About Lupita

Ko Im | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Ko Im

Lupita Nyong'o was crowned People's Most Beautiful this year. Here are the top 10 reasons she's so woman crush-worthy and inspirational.

'What Is Asian Beauty?'

Sam Dabestani | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Sam Dabestani

Beauty is inner-strength and self-belief, kindness to others, humility, and seeing the depth in other people rather than dismissively judging them by superficial measures. It's knowing all the things you are truly capable of being and achieving in this world and wanting to strive to do it.

It Takes a Community to Disrupt

Christina Vuleta | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Christina Vuleta

My earliest memory is being asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Without hesitation, I answered, "Princess," with a capital P. This had everything to do with wanting people to do my bidding and nothing to do with wanting a pink dress.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pink Sweater: A Tribute to my Aunt

Kimann Schultz | Posted 06.15.2014 | Women
Kimann Schultz

When your father is executed in a Kharkov prison for his political beliefs and you are forced to flee your homeland with your newly-widowed mother and younger brother, first to Poland then on to a ravaged, post-War Berlin, is a bout with breast cancer viewed with some different perspective?

Are We Too Focused on Our Kids' Happiness?

Richard Weissbourd | Posted 06.14.2014 | Parents
Richard Weissbourd

Let us be clear -- we don't advocate suffering. And we're all in favor of happiness (and success and achievement). But we need to be wiser about how children truly become not only moral, but happier and high-achieving.

How to Brand Yourself as a Business

Emily Nolan Joseph | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Emily Nolan Joseph

If you are interested in learning how to brand yourself, learn to use these five action items to grow a strong brand that attracts smart and loyal followers.

People Are Asking: Give Us a Hero

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
Malcolm Boyd

We need heroes to inspire us, provide us examples, challenge us by their new ideas and maybe even vision.

Being an Immigrant Woman: The Case of Ivana Trump

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

The U.S. is only number 17 on The Economist glass-ceiling index; 16 countries provide more career advancement opportunity for women. And immigrant women find it even harder to get equal chances at work.

Moms and Management Lessons

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women
Devishobha Ramanan

Looking back, I realize that my Mom -- or Amma, as I call her -- was the epitome of a good leader. As I go through the grind of corporate training and management jargon, I realize how amazingly simple she kept things in her day.

Yes, I Look Up To The Kardashians And No, I'm Not Ashamed

Carolyn Twersky | Posted 05.07.2014 | Teen
Carolyn Twersky

I look up to my mom, I look up to Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr., but I also look up to the Kardashians, and I will defend my right to do so.