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Seeking Atypical Role Models

Katie Day | Posted 09.22.2014 | 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 09.18.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.16.2014 | 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 09.05.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | 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 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 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.

The Children We Mean to Raise

Richard Weissbourd | Posted 09.15.2014 | 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 09.14.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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.