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Artist who insists he’s not a feminist has a crowdfunded hit with line of dolls in realistic proportions

Next to regular Barbie — that unrealistically proportioned nemesis of “normal” female bodies everywhere — the more compact stature and rounder curves of “Average Barbie,” created by Greenfield, Pa., artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm, looked like a healthier version of the female form to many who saw it online.

Brothers’ app blocks texting while driving

One of the latest tools targeting the growing problem of texting while driving didn’t come out of Apple, Google or Microsoft. It was the brainchild of two Orlando, Fla.-area entrepreneurs who recently launched a new mobile app called Txt Shield.

Hobbies: Countdown to Easter

Creativity is abundant in the Advent calendars that appear in December to count down to Christmas. I borrowed from the secularized side of that tradition to mark the days until Easter.