A mother’s invention, Barbie-like doll recites Quran verses

DUBAI, Sept 5 (Reuters) – French businesswoman and mother Samira Amarir struggled to find toys which could help impart her Islamic faith to her young daughter, so she invented her own. Now the Barbie-lookalike “Jenna” doll, which she designed from …
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The mothers of invention – Can women change the world?

What have windscreen wipers, computer software, stem cell isolation and dishwashers got in common? Give up? They were all invented by women. Sadly I’ve no prize to offer those who know their female inventors but it does set the scene for 2017’s 100 …
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Tim Harford's Undercover Economist persona has been dissecting the economics of everyday life for over a decade. His efforts, initially through a column that …
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Patti Cake$ — ‘brio and invention’

If Danielle Macdonald, star of Patti Cake$ , hadn’t existed, John Waters would have had to invent her. Loud, ditsily dressed and circumferentially challenged, she would be a natural in a gross-out comedy from the Pink Flamingoes/Hairspray master.
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The subtle name change from podcast to book — “Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy (Riverhead: 2017)” — reflects an emphasis on humility. Mr. Harford repeatedly emphasizes that he is not trying “to identify the 50 most economically …

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The Invention of the White People

Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. There are no white people. There are no black people. There are no red, yellow, brown, blue, purple, crimson or any other colour people.
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