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How Caryl Stern, President and CEO of UNICEF's US Fund, Is Empowering Kids to Be Active

As the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF since 2007, Caryl M. Stern spends her life ensuring that children are put first in 150 countries. Read More »

Why Do Girls Love Dolls That Look Like Them?

Inspired by this piece about one writer's emotional attachment to her American Girl dolls, we got to thinking about how and why girls choose the dolls they do. Read More »

MAKERS Open Up About Why They Don't Have Kids

No matter how much progress is made toward achieving gender equality, the pressure and expectation for women to want and have children is ongoing. Read More »

Considering Freezing Your Eggs? This Clinic Can Help for Less Than Half the Price

Recently opened in the heart of New York, Extend Fertility is the very first clinic in the United States dedicated "exclusively to women choosing to proactively freeze their eggs," a process that has become increasingly common among Read More »

These Bedtime Stories Show Girls How They Can Be Rebels And Change History

Bye, bye Prince Charming. "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" is a new children's book that reinvents fairytales and instead features 100 stories of inspiring women who rebelled against the patriarchy throughout history. Read More »

Why China Is Ending Its One-Child Policy

For decades, China has restricted most urban couples' abilities to have more than one child, enforcing the law with fines and even forced Read More »

Study Finds Children of Working Mothers Benefit Later in Life

New mothers are often left to choose between balancing family and career, or staying home full-time. Read More »