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Role Models

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

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 08.29.2014 | 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 08.28.2014 | 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...

Why Dads Should Not Condemn Nicki Minaj

Sam Fiorella | Posted 08.04.2014 | Parents
Sam Fiorella

Our girls have choices; the world is their oyster. Let's not teach them to hate other women for their choices. If we do, they'll learn to hate themselves when/if they find themselves in a situation where their bodies are, voluntarily or otherwise, being objectified

'OITNB' Star Uzo Aduba: I Want To Be A Champion For Young Women

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.31.2014 | Women

When it comes to celebrating diversity and confronting issues that often fall outside the mainstream, cast members of "Orange Is The New Black" don't ...

The Global Search for Education: Champions! Champions! Champions!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Our teachers will often tell us that their students talk about us, "Meryl and Charlie," as friends; it's as if we are present in their everyday live...

Finally, A Ninja To Inspire My Little Girls

Cort Ruddy | Posted 07.24.2014 | 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.

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 08.06.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | 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.