Kiley Crossland

Kiley is a WORLD Digital assistant editor and reports on marriage, family, and sexuality.

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Barbie's $2 million Girl Scout patch

Family
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 3/13/14, 11:55 am

The Girl Scouts are losing brownie points over their partnership with Barbie.

Last week two consumer groups, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream, launched a petition calling on the Girl Scouts to end a promotional partnership with Mattel, saying the Barbie brand encourages the “sexualization” of girls and “idealizes a dangerously impossible body type.”

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Trying to get pregnant? There's an app for that.

Technology
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/27/14, 05:00 pm

A new app is using data technology to help women get pregnant, and crowdfunding their fertility treatment if they don’t.

Glow, a startup launched by PayPal founder Max Levchin, uses fertility-tracking to help couples conceive. The free app allows users to input information about body temperature, ovulation, diet, and other data points. Glow then draws conclusions from its users’ combined data and provides health tips, advice about the best days to get pregnant, and factors that may influence their fertility.

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Fathers' faith key to passing it on

Religion
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 2/20/14, 01:55 pm

The rate of children who adopt their parent’s faith has remained stable in the past 40 years, despite increasingly anti-religious influences outside the home, according to research published in a new book, Families and Faith: How Religion Is Passed Down Across Generations.

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