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What a “Perfect” Woman’s Body Was Supposed to Look Like Over the Past 100 Years

magazine.good.is — While it's no secret that the media often portrays "beautiful" women in a certain ideal fashion, what's less obvious is their changing standards of what that actually looks like. The website Greatist recently did a run-down of these portrayals over the past 100 years, broken up by decade.
Jan 27, 2015

RT @good: This is what a “perfect” woman’s body was supposed to look like over the past 100 years. bit.ly/1zrxmMC

An Artist’s Pioneering Masks Shield Us from Future Surveillance

magazine.good.is — The ninth annual Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement conference kicks off on Monday in Arlington, Virginia, where the F.B.I., Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Army, California Border Patrol, and more will gather to plot the future of snagging bad guys.

The Upcycled City

magazine.good.is — It's undeniable: cars are awesome. Press a pedal, go 90 miles an hour. Magic, right? It's little wonder that when folks saw the incredible progress cars would bring, they put all their chips in. They paved the way, quite literally, for the car-centric urban forms we know and tolerate today.
Jan 28, 2015

Upcycling Cities or "How to take back the streets from cars and use them for parks, housing, and business instead" bit.ly/1v5B2lC

Animated “Gif-iti” Is A Whole New Way To Look At Street Art

magazine.good.is — It's one of the interesting ironies of the digital era that so much of the world's graffiti - art that is so inextricably tied to "place" - is seen, not in its actual location, but in the un-geography of the cyberspace.

Queens of Africa Dolls Outsell Barbie in Nigeria

magazine.good.is — When Taofick Okoya's daughter told him that she wished she was white, the Nigerian entrepreneur decided to help her fall in love with her natural black beauty. Sensing that her fair-skin worship was due to all of her favorite storybook, cartoon, and toy characters being white, Okoya began to imagine a world where Nigerian girls played with, and looked up to, black characters.

Actresses Are Starting to Fight Back Against Sexist Journalists

magazine.good.is — This quick super-cut of what "bright, successful, accomplished women are asked on the Red Carpet" illustrates not only the ridiculousness of lazy celebrity journalism but the hypocrisy as well. As Scarlett Johansson points out in one interview, the male actors are rarely asked about their weight or dress maker.