Jen Brown

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Barbie’s Hips Don’t Lie

Mattel’s new Barbies, varied in their body shapes and their skin tones, suggest the company has calculated that diversity is good business.<p>Barbie began her life as, essentially, a glorified sex toy. She—it’s fair, given her influence over her gender and her culture, to refer to her as “she”—is …


On call in Shetland: a cliff-hanging GP at the NHS's northern limits

Dr Susan Bowie serves a community of 764 dispersed over 77 square miles, and holds fears for the future of her practice<p>One of the first things Dr Luke Skellern was given when he arrived to work with his new boss, a family GP running the most northerly solo practice in the UK, was an Ordnance Survey …

12 Amazing Photos That Will Make You Feel So Very Insignificant

But, like, in a good way.

These Blind Students Were Asked To Design Functional Furniture

And proved that having great vision has nothing to do with sight.<p>Colors, patterns, prints – it all plays into creating a visually stimulating design. But what if your sense of sight was taken away? Could you still create something beautiful without ever seeing it, at least with your eyes?<p>That's the …


The 20 most generous people in the world

Pioneering American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie once set the standard for giving back: "No man can become rich without himself enriching others," he said. "The man who dies rich dies disgraced."<p>Scores of the world's wealthiest people have taken to his philosophy, donating their riches to …

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How to master Android Voice Commands, beyond Google Now

When Apple first introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S, it was not the first time the world had seen voice control, but it did mark the first time a major company was releasing it to the world simultaneously on millions of mobile devices as their most prominent feature.<p>Despite its innumerable flaws …