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The fastest teenage girl in the United States

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The fastest teenage girl in the United States

Candace Hill is the fastest teenage girl in the United States. Last June, she sprinted 100 meters in less than 11 seconds (10.98 to be exact) and was suddenly good enough not only to qualify for next summer's Rio Olympics, but to potentially win a medal there. Now, at age 16, she has become the youngest track athlete in the United States to turn professional. Which means that from now on, instead of running high school races, she will enter the international racing circuit, competing for financial prizes against the world's fastest runners. There are 4 reasons why we like Candace...

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That time my mom told me I was ugly

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That time my mom told me I was ugly

Common sense suggests to always avoid sarcastic comments with children. Above all, you should never make sarcastic comments about their physical aspect. Especially with girls. The social pressure is already so high, that we can at least spare them our snarky remarks. Which is why we loved the latest New Yorker cover so much. It's an animated cover, actually, and it tells the story of writer Hanna Rosin and her 13 year-old daughter, Noah, who had chosen to dress up as Hillary Clinton for Hallowe’en. It presents a familiar setting, with mom and teenage daughter putting make up on in front of a mirror. What could...

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The female pharaoh you've never heard of

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The female pharaoh you've never heard of

Long before Cleopatra, a woman ruled Egypt for 25 years. Her name was Hatshepsut and she was the first woman to ever become pharaoh. A female pharaoh!  But 20 years after she died, someone tried to erase her from history. Statues of her were smashed, and her name was removed from whatever they could find it. Because, you know, a female pharaoh freaked people out. What if her success encouraged other women to seek power? But thankfully it's not so easy to hide the memory of someone immortalized in stone. There were enough traces left of Hatshepsut to figure out...

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The 30 Best Children's Books for Girls of All Time

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The 30 Best Children's Books for Girls of All Time

Bedtime story is key to inspiring young girls to dream big. The books we read as children have a great power in shaping who we eventually become as adults, which is why promoting quality children's books that empower young girls is crucial to raising the next generation of trailblazing women. So, please, next time you share a bedtime story with your daughter (or your niece, or your friend's child!), make sure it's a story that will inspire her for a lifetime. Here's a list of the 30 best children's books for girls that celebrate extraordinary women. Pick one! 1. Hilda Folk Hilda Folk is a gorgeous little...

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