You can say goodbye to all your old disproportionate Barbies thanks to designer Nickolay Lamm's new doll; Obama may have set a precedent for a conservative president with his executive orders; meanwhile, studies show infants recognize the language they hear when born even after years of no longer speaking it. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Right, so it's not like anyone would actually turn to the Barbie product line for an accurate depiction of well, anything, but this infernal little whittle-waisted doll still finds a way to stick to many girls' formative years like a bad gel manicure.
It was not by Lucifer’s curse or God’s miracle that the new country managed to outlive 10 U.S. presidents, their napkins spread in their laps, ready to eat it with knife and fork. His enemies do not say that in spite of sorrow, external aggression and internal high-handedness, the distressed island spawned the least unjust society in Latin America.
Pictures of police brutality supposedly from protests in Venezuela are spreading all over social media, but they may not have been taken in the South American country; an average-sized healthy version of a Barbie doll is being developed; meanwhile, the worst revelation Edward Snowden made is that the U.S. government is trying to discredit political activists. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Despite arguments that privatization makes the American health system the best, 26 other countries' are better; it's no coincidence there are more large earthquakes occurring as drilling has increased; meanwhile, artist Nickolay Lamm shows us what a real, healthy Barbie would look like with his latest work. These discoveries and more after the jump.
If you think that what happens in popular culture might have broader societal implications, maybe something more to it than fluff and distraction, we invite you to consider the conversation around Mattel's new Harajuku theme Barbie. If not, well, carry on then.
Faced with the happy prospect of describing what one MSNBC reporter could not -- the 41 combinations of sex that Americans are having, according to a new survey -- Stephen Colbert breaks it down with the help of his articulated friends Not Barbie and Samwise Gamgee.
They don't come with the full range of accessories to complement their onscreen characters -- eg, cigarettes, cocktails, someone else's dog tags -- but Mattel's new line of "Mad Men" Barbie dolls at least includes a mistress, in the form of a plastic Joan Holloway But Joan's famous assets (continued).
Before anyone freaks out, let us unequivocally state that we heart the computer geeks. Apparently toymaker Mattel Inc. is hoping that members of its Barbie target market do, too, as the company is debuting its own computer engineer version of the iconic blond doll, complete with a pink laptop and a stylish-yet-nerdy T-shirt.