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15-Year-Old Girl Pretends to Be a Doll

I recently read this article about a 15-year-old girl named Venus Palermo who makes YouTube videos in which she pretends to be a doll. She dresses in childlike clothing, does her hair and makeup in su…

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New Parenting Lows: Shaming Little Girls Into Losing Weight

Every once in a while a story flashes over the low-watt flicker of the daily news static that sizably lowers my faith in humanity. I am not speaking of mob assaults in the Ukraine, nor am I talking ab…

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And What is the Deal With the Princess Thing?

On an episode last year of the enduring television show The Simpson's, the plot line involved the also enduring Krusty the Clown character being unceremoniously upstaged and outmoded by someone called…

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The Girl Scouts Branch Out

The dominant association with Girl Scouts, at least for most people that are not in fact Girl Scouts, is the annual tradition of selling Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-si-dos, and all manner of green-boxed Gi…

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How to Change the World, One Girl at a Time

By Monica Wilcox Even with razor sharp parenting skills you can’t keep a child free from society’s notions. My 11-year old daughter is here to prove it. “If I were to get a doctorate, would people …

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Are Your Daughters Too Pretty To Do Their Homework?

The world’s most offensive t-shirt reads, "I'm too pretty to do my homework so my brother has to do it for me." The product description on JCPenney’s website says, "Who has time for homework when ther…

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Exercise Could Protect Women from Dementia in Senior Years

Researchers in Toronto and San Francisco studied exercise habits in 9,344 women. The women reported on their physical activity levels during various life stages. The stages were teenage,  age 30, age …

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Introducing the Importance of Self-Worth

By Cheryl Saban, Intent What is your personal currency? What do you feel you have to offer to the world at large, and is that offering given the value, validity and respect it deserves? Are you hap…

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