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'Goth Barbies' Are The New 'It' Toy, But Are Monster High Dolls A Bad Influence?

Touted as more progressive and cutting edge than their "normal" Barbie sisters, Monster High dolls are taking the world by storm. But are they really a positive influence on the little girls who play with them?<p>According to NPR, these so-called "Goth Barbies" are now one of the best-selling dolls in …

Plastic, fantastic Barbie

Every few years, as she is reviled by yet another crop of new parents casting about for a scapegoat for their daughters' troubling body issues, I feel called on to defend my childhood pal Barbie.<p>"I know," they say, "let's blame the 7-inch-tall plastic girl!" As if she is any more responsible for …

Mars Explorer Barbie doll makes the Red Planet pink

Mattel and NASA get together to create an astronaut Barbie doll with aspirations of visiting Mars.<p>Wandering about in the aisles of the gift shop at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry a few days ago, one particular toy caught my eye. There, in the middle of the space-themed toy aisle, was a …

Kids

Who is this American Girl who is outselling Barbie?

US toymaker Mattel says sales of Barbie are declining, while American Girl now accounts for 40% of the company's growth<p><b>Name:</b> American Girl.<p><b>Age:</b> Between nine and 11. Or 27, if you go by the year they came into existence.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Plastic, 18in tall, doll-like.<p><b>Because they are dolls?</b> Yes! The range …

American Girl is beating Barbie – and I'm celebrating

The 18in dolls that look just like their owners are more wholesome than Barbie, and they have an empowering message for young girls, too<p>Barbie, the doll that every feminist knows would fall over if she were a real woman, has taken a knock. Not only did a self-confessed "business Barbie" lose last …

Coca-Cola By DRx, The Clothing Line We Didn't Really Need, Makes Its Debut

Coca-Cola has debuted a 200-piece clothing line by vintage designer Dr. Romanelli, aka DRx, reports Ad Week.<p>The streetwear collection was inspired by Coke-branded clothing that Romanelli sourced from flea markets and vintage stores around the world. And it doesn't come cheap -- jackets could cost …

Alberta’s deficit is being dug by spending, not oil prices

<i>Steve Lafleur and Charles Lammam are co-authors of the Fraser Institute study Alberta's Budget Deficit: Why Spending Is To Blame.</i><p>When Finance Minister Joe Ceci unveils Alberta's budget on Oct. 27, Albertans can expect a sizable deficit. In fact, the government's latest data suggest a $5.9-billion …

Las verdaderas razones por las que Tokio acogerá las Olimpiadas

En España están indignados frente a la pérdida de los Juegos del 2020.<p>En España están indignados frente a la pérdida de los Juegos Olímpicos del 2020. Y según ellos la decisión del Comité Olímpico Internacional no tiene nada que ver con los problemas económicos de España, ni con el hecho de que la …