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Nothing modern about this trend at all - just witness this ancient Greek cuirass replete with muscle tendons, rib cage, and even a navel and two nipples: This additional article traces the history of such Greek cuirasses through various stages of development. As for why it is so prevalent, try asking your wife why she wears lipstick and high heels - ...


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http://nymag.com/thecut/2013/12/bag-envy.html In the age of street vendors and sprawling town markets, shoppers carried purchases in their own baskets and bowls. It wasn’t until the early 1800s, writes Pamela Klaffke in Spree: A Cultural History of Shopping, that stores began to provide packaging themselves. The mass production of paper had ...



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