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Teenage Girls Undergo 'Breast Ironing' In Cameroon (VIDEO)

Posted 10.19.2012 | World

Affecting one out of every four girls, the brutal practice of "breast ironing" is on the rise in the African country of Cameroon. The procedure -- whi...

RED the Book: Return to Haiti -- and Haiti to Haitians

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Goldwasser

Pride is local, especially in Haiti. We owe it to the people of Haiti to listen closely as we help them rebuild. After all, they are the ones who live every day with the results.

Improve the Lives of Girls in Developing Countries (VIDEO)

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Looking for an inspirational project to participate in with pre-teen or teenage girls? I just found out about a great idea that may interest you.

Empowering Incarcerated Teens: An Interview With Meade Palidofsky

Tabby Biddle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

For 20 years, Meade Palidofsky has been working in juvenile prisons, helping young people find their voice and tell their stories through performance art. I learned about her incredible work through the documentary, "Girls on the Wall."

Excerpting I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World

Eve Ensler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Eve Ensler

I am an emotional creature. Things do not come to me as intellectual theories or hard-shaped ideas. They pulse through my organs and legs and burn up my ears.

Eve Ensler's 'I Am An Emotional Creature'

AlterNet | Marianne Schnall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ensler describes the result as "a call to girls, about girls, for girls, around the world, to be their authentic selves," to overcome the "pressures t...

What Happens If Your Mother (Not Your Favorite Reality Star) Has Plastic Surgery?

Delia Ephron | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Ephron

In my research, what was so startling was how aware all teenage girls were of their mother's hatred of aging. One girl said, "Every time I wrinkle my forehead, my mother points it out and tells me not to."

Girls Heal Haiti -- and the World

Ann Shoket | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ann Shoket

I've seen again and again that the drive to give back and make an impact on the world is in the DNA of this generation of girls.

Eve Ensler's New Book

The New York Times | DEBORAH SOLOMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Your new book, "I Am an Emotional Creature," is a collection of 30-plus fictional monologues in which you assume the confiding, often plaintive, voice...

RED the Book: Haiti Help -- Now And for Its Future

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Goldwasser

Being in Haiti takes patience. In good times, the country runs haltingly. In these weeks, it is hard to imagine how things are running at all.

What's Stopping Teenage Girls From Riding Bikes? | Sarah Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Teenage girls don't ride bikes [...] On average, boys cycle 138 miles a year and girls only 24 miles....

Our Daughters' Health

Dr. Jennifer Ashton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jennifer Ashton

By taking 13-15 year old girls to a gynecologist before they are sexually active, parents are seizing an opportunity to tell their daughters, I care about your health and I respect you as a person.

You Don't Have to Be Barbie: Girls and Media Literacy

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Logan Levkoff

In the last year, I joined the Board of Directors of Women's Expressive Theatre and Risk Takers. How could I not get involved? I have a daughter and I want her to know that she is unstoppable.

How to Handle My Eating Disorder in Your Home for the Holidays

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Goldwasser

For those of us who have struggled with eating disorders, being home for this season -- the combination of food and family -- is an incredibly fraught scenario.

Thailand: Teenage Trend For Cosmetic Braces Can Have Deadly Results

GlobalPost | Patrick Winn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Thailand's Ministry of Public Health is forever condemning the next underground beauty craze. There's glue-on eyelashes that can prick retinas. Toxic ...

The Messy Reality of High School Hazing

Rosalind Wiseman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rosalind Wiseman

Why do we take as a given that membership in a group should depend on being broken, demeaned and humiliated?

Unleashing My Inner Rock Star at Ladies Rock Camp

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Suzanne Grossman

Anytime I put myself into a new creative environment, the voices start appearing. You know the ones I'm talking about. They say you're not good enough, not creative enough, not talented, fun or smart enough

ABCs of the Birds and the Bees

Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin

Her son was essentially friendless for the first few months of middle school because he wasn't texting and was therefore, out of the mix.

Fun for the Whole Family: Girls Can Now Expect Longer Puberty

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

The average age of breast development in European girls has dropped one year, from 10.8 to 9.8 years.

The "I'm Right, You're Wrong" Dynamic

Jane Shure | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Shure

Remember -- just because someone says they are right, doesn't mean that they are -- and the corollary also follows that just because someone says you are wrong, doesn't mean that you are.

"No One Ever Died of a Big Butt!"

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Despite the fact that men and women seem to struggle with weight in fairly equal numbers as adults, women do tend to put weight on in their butts, vs. their stomachs.

RED the Book: How to Turn Teenage All-About-Me-ism into Altruism

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Goldwasser

Obama's call to service for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day was two weeks ago today. But to my generation, I'm afraid it may as well have been issued by Abe Lincoln. It's already history.

Feeling Normal?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jayne Lyn Stahl

I grew up in a place, Bayside, New York; a place where, when I mentioned Nietzsche, the woman who lived above me asked, "if you take Penicillin, will it cure that?"

Thank You Robert Redford, and I'm Sorry

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Irene Rubaum-Keller

While other celebrities sit at home counting their money, you have used your fame to make the planet better, as did your good friend Paul Newman. Thank you!

MTV Decides Not to Release New Show Model Maker

Darryl Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Darryl Roberts

The proposed MTV show, Model Maker aimed to take 15 young women and turn them into high fashion models by forcing them to lose weight. Sounds disturbing, doesn't it?