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Parenting the World on Body Image

Sarah Draugelis | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Sarah Draugelis

Specifically among dancers, there is a tremendous amount of pressure to look good. That is our job. So there is often a harrowing potential for an obsession with comparison, image, and consequently, a "false celebration of the self," as choreographer Breton Tyner-Bryan puts it.

Who Won 'Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars'?

The Huffington Post | Jaimie Etkin | Posted 11.28.2012 | TV

The "Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars" final results show pulled out all the stops before revealing the winner: Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani. ...

WATCH: Fierce 5 Join Shawn Johnson On 'Dancing With The Stars'

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

Shawn Johnson got a little help from her friends Monday night, calling on the Fierce 5 to join her in the "Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars" finale. ...

'DWTS: All-Stars' Recap: Who Dominated In The Finale?

Brenna Weingus | Posted 11.27.2012 | TV
Brenna Weingus

The finale effectively summed up the journey of each contestant: Shawn continued to break the rules; Melissa gained the confidence to take risks; and Kelly and Val found ways to confess their love to one another at every possible moment.

Fierce 5 Head To 'DWTS'

Posted 11.26.2012 | TV

Shawn Johnson's getting some gold medal help for the "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" finale. This year's Olympic champions, the Fierce 5 -- Gabby ...

'DWTS' Double Elimination Reveals All-Star Finalists

Posted 01.20.2013 | TV

After an impressive night of "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars," Apolo Ohno and Emmitt Smith were eliminated in the semi-finals. "I have great app...

'DWTS: All-Stars' Recap: Michael Jackson Takes Over The Semi-Finals

Brenna Weingus | Posted 11.20.2012 | TV
Brenna Weingus

The semi-finals of "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" brought out the fighting side of the celebrities. With the Mirror Ball trophy in sight and a double elimination hanging over them, the contestants are going all out.

'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Threesomes For All

Brenna Weingus | Posted 11.13.2012 | TV
Brenna Weingus

With the upcoming double elimination, the pressure was on for the contestants to give it their all and perform to the fullest in a standard couple routine and a trio performance.

'Dancing With The Stars': Shawn Johnson And Mark Ballas Stole The Show During Fusion Week

Brenna Weingus | Posted 01.06.2013 | TV
Brenna Weingus

This week's episode was fusion-themed and asked the dancers to combine two very different styles of dance, making for some confusing routines and even more confused dancers.

Shawn Johnson And Mark Ballas Reunite For 'DWTS: All Stars' Performance

Posted 11.06.2012 | TV

Proving that every cloud has a silver lining, Derek Hough's injury enabled his partner, Shawn Johnson, to reunite with Mark Ballas on this week's "Dan...

Jaimie Etkin

Gilles Marini Talks 'DWTS: All-Stars,' Biggest Competition, What He Thinks Is Sexy & More

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaimie Etkin | Posted 10.22.2012 | TV

Gilles Marini is one of the frontrunners on the current season of "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" (Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC) and t...

'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Paula Abdul Judges, Karina Smirnoff Cries

Brenna Weingus | Posted 10.16.2012 | TV
Brenna Weingus

The pressure was further intensified with new and exciting dance styles thrown into the mix (think Bollywood and hip-hop). And Paula Abdul fit right in on the judges' panel (she really does work well next to aggressive British men).

'Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars' Recap: Bristol Breaks Down

Brenna Weingus | Posted 10.09.2012 | TV
Brenna Weingus

With the upcoming double elimination looming over "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars," the contestants were anxious to prove that they deserve a spot in Week Four.

Maggie Furlong

'Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars' First Rehearsals!

HuffingtonPost.com | Maggie Furlong | Posted 09.20.2012 | TV

"Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" is almost here (two-night premiere begins Mon., Sept. 24, 8 p.m. ET on ABC) and we've got the exclusive sneak peek...

Who Is Shawn Johnson's Biggest 'DWTS' Competition?

www.celebuzz.com | Posted 09.15.2012 | Celebrity

Shawn Johnson may have won "Dancing With the Stars" in 2009, but that doesn’t mean she’s mastered the art of being graceful....

Gabby Douglas Trains HOW Many Hours A Week?!

tv | Posted 08.03.2012 | Teen

By Sierra Tishgart You've seen her on the covers of Time and Sports Illustrated magazines, and have certainly heard her name-checked in every count...

WATCH: Shawn Johnson Opens Up About New Role At 'Today'

Posted 07.28.2012 | Media

Shawn Johnson opened up about her new role at Today.com and not competing in the Olympics on Friday. The athlete was named special correspondent ...

Olympics Preview: U.S. Women's Gymnastics

Quinn Cohane | Posted 09.26.2012 | Sports
Quinn Cohane

The oldest member of the United States Olympic women's gymnastics team is only 18, but what the five team members lack in age, they make up for in competition experience, talent, and ambition.

Shawn Johnson Joins 'Today' Show's Olympics Team

Posted 07.25.2012 | Media

Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson will join Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales in London. Johnson was selected as the mo...

5 Teens Make Gymnastics Olympic Team (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 07.02.2012 | Teen

16-year-old Gabby Douglas was under a lot of pressure at Sunday night's women's gymnastics Olympic Trials. She saluted the judges, and 90 seconds late...

Shawn Johnson Makes A BIG Announcement

Just Jared Jr. | Posted 06.07.2012 | Teen

It’s official -- Shawn Johnson is retiring. The 20-year-old Olympian made the announcement over the weekend....

Incredible 16-Year-Old Upstages World Gymnastics Champion!

AP | By NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 03.04.2012 | Teen

NEW YORK -- No better place for Gabby Douglas to have a coming out party than Madison Square Garden. Oozing class, confidence and some serious star p...

2 DPD Cops Fired For Beating Will Not Be Reinstated... For Now

Posted 01.09.2012 | Denver

The two Denver Police officers -- Devin Sparks and Randy Murr -- who were fired in March for lying in an excessive force case and were reinstated in S...

WATCH: 2 DPD Cops Fired For Vicious Beating, Get Jobs Back

Posted 11.07.2011 | Denver

Two Denver Police officers -- Devin Sparks and Randy Murr -- who were fired back in March over a vicious 2009 beating of 24-year-old Michael DeHerrera...

The Ruinous Culture We've Created in Elementary Schools

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

With high-stakes standardized testing, this is the educational culture we've created. Seeing schools in test-mode is an observation in a disheartening obsession with quantitative values.