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Review: Archer School for Girls

Los Angeles - Archer School for Girls is a private school in California educating and training girls for the future. Using the latest technology and teaching techniques these girls are ready to be all they can be in life and their careers.

How does my garden grow? Special

By growing her own garden in a small village in Northern West Bengal, India, Monika Barman, a feisty 16-year-old girl is taking charge of her future.

Review: New on DVD for January 6 Special

This week’s releases include a film that would be an awards contender in a dimmer year; a couple of strong first seasons; and two gripping thrillers that remind us not to allow strangers into our homes.

Review: Lena Dunham talks feminism, Hollywood, why she's different than Hannah Special

Toronto - Reading from her memoir for the first time and answering questions, Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO hit show Girls, shared her charming humour, candid insight into gender issues and why she feels like she's visiting Hollywood still.

U.S. offers 'immediate' help to Nigeria to find missing girls

Washington - The United States offered Tuesday to help Nigeria "immediately" to rescue hundreds of girls kidnapped from school by Islamic militants in the past three weeks.

Younger teens account for 1 in 4 teen births

Washington - Births to younger teens aged 15 to 17 years account for over a quarter of teen births. That is nearly 1,700 births a week, according to U.S. government stats.

Op-Ed: One more girl: 13-year-old American injured by the HPV vaccine Special

Thirteen-year-old Skylee Butler's life has not been the same since receiving the Human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine in Massachusetts last August.

Girls with autism have more mutations

Lausanne - New research shows that there are a greater number of genetic mutations among autistic girls, compared to boys. This finding suggests that the female brain can better handle such variations.

More breast milk produced for daughters than for sons

Heifers produce more milk for daughters than sons. Interesting fact, but what about humans? Something similar might be going on.

Man ordered by judge to write 'boys do not hit girls' 5,000 times

On Monday, Montana Judge G. Todd Baugh presided over Pacer Anthony Ferguson's sentencing. Baugh ordered Ferguson to six months in jail for an assault, as well as ordering him to write "boys will not hit girls" 5,000 times.

Beastie Boys involved in copyright infringement fight

The legendary hip-hop act the Beastie Boys have gotten caught up in yet another legal battle involving copyright infringement.

The Met's Balthus Show Offers Meditations on Power And Sex Special

New York - There’s a special sort of power in the new Balthus exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one combining the whimsy and fearlessness of youth with the tension of the male gaze.

Review: New on DVD for August 13 Special

This week’s releases include an enthralling second chapter that equals the first; a timeless comedy that was never truly intended for children; and a throwback action movie that's reminiscent of old school heroism.

Thousands of smitten American girls want Dzhokhar Tsarnaev freed

Thousands of girls across the United States are crushing on Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnaev, 19, the Boston Marathon bomber, and have been on social media sites proclaiming his innocence.

Op-Ed: Nepal's poor yet beautiful women, young and old Special

Kathmandu - Nepal is among the most impoverished nations in the world, but you wouldn't suspect it when seeing the smiles and open faces of its women and girls. Most travelers are drawn here because of the magnificent Himalayas, yet the people are even more majestic.

Why do many girls learn to speak earlier than boys?

A gene called FOXP2 is regarded by many scientists as essential for speech in humans. New research has shown that the building blocks of the gene are more abundant in young girls than boys.

Are girls better at science than boys?

For many years the common conception has been that boys do better at science than girls. A new study of 15 year-olds appears to turn that 'common conception' on its head.

Report: Dwindling economy sends mortality of young girls soaring

According to a report compiled by child rights and development organizations like Plan International, World Bank, and Development Institute, a dwindling global economy is sending worldwide female infant mortality soaring.

Review: Season two of 'Girls' offers more of the same, adds Donald Glover

Fresh off of her surprise Golden Globes wins, Lena Dunham's HBO comedy "Girls" opens its second season, attempting to address its "diversity issue" in a rather direct manner.

Op-Ed: Girl's courage, perseverance deserving of Person of the Year

Although the criteria to be recognized as the "Person of the Year" may differ, the general consensus is that the person must show dedication and leadership, as well as being a person who has made a global impact. One 14-year-old meets that criteria.

Five teenagers raped after relative demands wages

Five girls were gang raped in the Pakistan province of Punjab after a relative of the girls asked a landlord to pay him his wages.

NYC high schools offer morning-after pills to students

New York - New York City's Department of Education says girls as young as 14 will now be able to get the "Plan B" emergency contraception without parental consent.

Iran moves to legalize marriage for girls under 10 years old

When Saudi Arabia announced three months ago that girls as young as 10-years old would now be allowed to marry, Iran decided to drop the age limit even further.

Ontario study: bullying by boys is down but up for girls

Toronto - A study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Ontario, Canada, has uncovered some surprising results about bullying among boys and girls in grades 7-12.

Op-Ed: British holiday girls have high one night stand count

British girls are once again doing the nation proud after a study revealed that 40 per cent admit to having a one night stand while on holiday.

Busy Hands, Open Heart Special

New York - Talent coordinator of The Daily Show by day, knitting maven by night, Beth Shorr runs her own successful Etsy store that’s filled with original designs. The California native began knitting as a way of keeping her hands busy.

Peeping Tom caught on camera watching girls in dressing room

Two recent incidences show the importance of being alert to your surroundings even in the dressing room of a department store.

'Real men don't buy girls' video ads going viral

"Are you a real man? If you are you would never buy a girl." That's the message of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore's latest venture battling the growing trend of human trafficking, called Real Men Don't Buy Girls.

South Korean goverment says K-Pop girls 'too sexy'

The South Korean government has launched an investigation into why the girls in Korean popular music bands, or K-Pop, have become much too sexy, especially ones performing for the Japan music industry.

Chinese police jailed for rape attempt which led to girl's death

Fenghuang - Five men, including two police officers, were sentenced for the attempted rape of two teenage girls in China. One of the girls died when she jumped from a hotel room while trying to escape the assault.
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