Chris Puu

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Vacationing in Iran: To Go or Not to Go?

<i>Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Borna_Mirahmadian</i><p><b>By Nicolle Monico</b><p>Last week, <i>NPR</i> broadcast a story entitled <i>'You Are Invited': Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists</i>, which juxtaposed the revolution's slogan, "Death to America," with its current international tourism campaign inviting foreigners (even …

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Banksy's Murals Turn Up In Gaza Strip

Banksy's work is now in the Gaza Strip.<p>The artist, who uses public spaces for his often-provocative murals, posted images that he said were of art he created in the Gaza Strip, along with a two-minute video of life in the Palestinian territory, titled "Make this the year YOU discover a new …

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Sports Illustrated's First Plus-Size Swimsuit Model Knows She's Not Actually Plus-Size

"[I]t's about time we forgo labels and embraced size diversity in the fashion world and mainstream media."<p>New <i>Sports Illustrated</i> swimsuit edition "rookie" Robyn Lawley is considered a plus-size model because, at size 12, she's larger than most models. However, compared to non-models — you know, the …

Fascinating Video Shows Women's Ideal Body Types Over 3000 Years

Female standards of beauty change over time, and what was considered attractive only 10 or 20 years ago might not be anymore. But how have these ideals shifted over a much longer period of 3,000 years? Buzzfeed Video created a short, fascinating feature that examines the different body types seen …

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