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Standards of beauty

Some people go around saying that the media propagate unrealistic standards of beauty, especially to girls. According to such criticisms, it is the fault of publications such as Vogue and toys such as Barbie that "totally healthy", well-rounded women get the idea that they're unattractive, and fall victim to self-pity, anorexia, or depression.

There are multiple ways to tackle this argument. Here's a humorous one:

Bratz Dolls May Give Young Girls Unrealistic Expectations of Head Size

The controversy begs the question, though. If a taut, flat tummy, and a slightly chubby one, yet not quite overweight, are similar in terms of health results; then why are more of us attracted to the taut one?

Not all of us prefer the flat tummy, of course. A significant proportion of men are attracted to women who have something to grab. Still, however, it's fair to say that most men are attracted to the flat tummy. So the question remains.

It used to be that, centuries ago, fat and well…

The Onion, now run by the Chinese

The Onion newspaper and news network have been "purchased" by Yu Wan Mei, a Chinese fisheries and plastics company. Take a look at their new homepage. Highlights:Yao Ming! - The entire world population confirmed Friday that Houston Rockets center Yao Ming is the greatest athlete in the history of sports and a glowing symbol of what citizens may become if they remain loyal to their government.China’s Andy Rooney Has Some Funny Opinions About How Great The Chinese Government IsHilarious.

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