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Meet The New, More Diverse Barbie Dolls

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New Barbie body types include tall, curvy and petite. Image Source: Mattel

Barbie dolls have “evolved”: Boasting four body types, seven skin tones, 22 eye colors, 24 hairstyles and “countless on-trend fashions,” the new Fashionista dolls represent the “biggest change in Barbie’s 57-year history,” according to Time.

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Why Is Iowa First? A Quick History Of The Caucuses

Every four years, Iowa becomes the most important state in the Union. But why?

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Barack and Michelle Obama in one of their final campaign stops before the 2008 Iowa Caucuses. Source: Luke Vargas

For four decades, Iowans have had an out-sized privilege: They get the first say in who will become the presidential nominees for the Republican and Democratic parties. As a result, presidential candidates like Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders dote on the state for months, making promises—and taking votes in Congress—that disproportionately benefit Iowans. The question is, how did this frosty state of three million people get this leg up on the other 315 million of us? Why is Iowa first?

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22 Photos Of The Montreal Metro That Prove Subways Can Be Beautiful

Public transportation systems don’t get a whole lot of respect for style — think New York City’s notoriously dangerous and graffiti-ridden subway cars of the 1980s. But 20-year-old Canadian photographer Christopher Forsyth went out to show that subway stations — specifically the Montreal Metro — can be more than just crowded and dirty. Indeed, as Forsyth’s photos below show, they can be an architectural treasure:

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DeLaSavane

DeLaSavane Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Fabre

Fabre Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Jean Talon

Jean Talon Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Charlevoix

Charlevoix Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Atwater

Atwater Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Plamondon

Plamondon Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

De Leglise

De Leglise Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Frontenac

Frontenac Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Langelier

Langelier Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Laurier

Laurier Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Assomption

Assomption Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Radisson 2

Radisson Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

DeL'Église

De L'Église Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Champ De Mars

Champ De Mars Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Assomption

Assomption Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Berri UQAM

Berri UQAM Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Radisson

Radisson Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Lasalle

Lasalle Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Laurier

Laurier Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Lionel Groulx

Lionel Groulx Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

Sherbrooke_2

Sherbrooke Station. Image Source: Chris Forsyth

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Video Of The Day: Witness All Of History’s Economic Collapses In 6 Minutes

On average, the United States experiences an economic crisis of some sort every nine years.

But, of course, economic crisis isn’t a uniquely American phenomenon (even if the dire state of our savings accounts nowadays suggests otherwise). Economic booms and busts have always shaped history the world over, from the Roman Empire to the present. When you look back at history’s great economic crises, you realize that today’s troubles are just another rock in the riverbed.

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