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Barbie? Please. A new doll for kids resembles actual humans. (Bonus: She doesn't walk on her toes.)

A while back, a guy named Nickolay Lamm created a prototype for a Barbie-like doll, but with real human proportions. He used the CDC's measurements for the average 19-year-old American woman. We thought it would be pretty cool if toy makers took notice and started creating dolls for our kids that are more realistic. Well, that hasn't happened, so Nickolay decided to make his own "average" dolls. He's running a crowdfunding project, and you can help support it by donating or ordering a doll.

Barbie? Please. A new doll for kids resembles actual humans. (Bonus: She doesn't walk on her toes.)


I asked Nickolay whether his dolls will be diverse. He said that if the crowdfunding is a success, his plan is to extend the line when he can. If you'd like to see his campaign succeed, you can donate to it or purchase a doll. You can also share with the Facebook and Twitter buttons below.

Credit: Haley Morris-Cafiero

Artist Haley Morris-Cafiero describes herself on her website as "part performer, part artist, part provocateur, part spectator." Her recent project, titled "Wait Watchers" has elements of all her self-descriptors.

In an email to us, Morris-Cafiero explained that she set up a camera in the street and stood in front of it, doing mundane activities like looking at a map or eating gelato. While she's standing there she sets off her camera, taking hundreds of photos.

Later, she looks through them and sees what is happening around her. Morris-Cafiero finds that people are often looking at her body, or commenting on it with their gaze or body language, at times even appearing to mock her.

"I then examine the images to see if any of the passersby had a critical or questioning element in their face or body language."

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