Woman photoshopped to fit the definition of beauty in 25 countries

Here's an amazing experiment to see the differences between feminine beauty "ideals" across different countries: 24-year-old radio journalist Esther Honig had her picture photoshopped by Photoshop artists from 25 different countries. She told them to "make her look beautiful" according to their country standards. » 6/27/14 1:26pm 6/27/14 1:26pm

Kids From Around the World Pose With Their Most Prized Possessions

As evidenced by this beautiful photo essay from photographer Gabriele Galimberti, kids from all over the planet love the same things — stuffed animals, Barbies, and toy cars. Unsurprisingly, the toys are mostly gendered, but there are some exceptions; I wonder if that's about choice or necessity. » 3/12/13 10:30pm 3/12/13 10:30pm

When the Sun Goes Down, The Entire World Turns to Junk Food

People around the world may eat different kinds of food, but data from a diet-tracking iPhone app has revealed that when it comes to eating junk food, everyone across the globe follows the same pattern. We are the world, we are the Dorito-eaters/ We are the ones who inhale a bunch of cookie dough/ So let's start… » 5/22/12 11:55pm 5/22/12 11:55pm

Woman Sets Record for World's Longest, Most Unwieldy Name

Having a long name is annoying for many reasons—introductions are complicated, filling out forms is a pain in the ass—but one woman in England purposefully gave herself an incredibly cumbersome name in order to help a charity she started after her son died. And in the process she ended up breaking the record for the… » 5/04/12 9:30am 5/04/12 9:30am

Dastardly Canadian Politician Attempts to Bring the Personhood Debate…

America has a lot in common with Canada, its sister to the north, but our approach to the abortion debate is not one of them. While America is like an angry giant, busy trying to block access to abortion in every possible way, Canada is a gentle giant, sitting up there cool as a cucumber. There are certainly those who… » 4/27/12 12:00pm 4/27/12 12:00pm

Anti-Abortion Protests Spread to UK, Causing Fears of an Abortion…

Now that there are starting to be anti-abortion protests in England on par with what we've been experiencing in the United States for years, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) has issued statement saying that they're fearful that the increasing number of high-profile anti-abortion campaigns in the country… » 4/01/12 11:00pm 4/01/12 11:00pm

Woman Gives Birth to the Biggest Baby in the Chinese History

A woman in China will be getting quite a good arm workout while caring for her newborn son. He was born this past weekend and weighed in at a hearty 15.52 pounds. That is a lot of baby. His mother, a 29-year-old woman from the Henan province, gave birth to him via C-section, which is probably a good thing in terms of… » 2/08/12 9:00pm 2/08/12 9:00pm

Stella McCartney Adds Sporty Spice To Fashion Show

  • Yup, we're still bitter about not being at London Fashion Week. The Stella McCartney for Adidas show was held at an amusement park at which the models and guests frolicked, playing mini-golf and eating hot dogs. [Vogue UK]
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