ArticlesSmoking Mirrors: How We Act So Surprised over Events and Statements Made Not So Long Ago
(Written by Natalie Martin)
I've found people who think they're being pro-Bush actually disagreeing with what he and his cabinet members say, because they are so quick to distrust their own eyes and ears in favor of a transitory statement from this country's leaders. Perhaps it's because of our own inherent inability to admit fault. Read (or "troll") the Yahoo! message boards and you'll find many pro-Bush people saying that al Qaeda and Hussein and al-whoever all sat down for kabobs while plotting to destroy America--and these message posters think they're defending the administration.
Barbie® - A Perpetual Icon
(Written by Kaylene Peoples)
Almost 50 years have passed, and Barbie has played a big part in setting fashion trends. This quest to be fashionable started with the original founder of Mattel, Ruth Handler, the mother of the original Barbie. Mattel Corporation told her that the doll would never have mass appeal and would be too expensive to manufacture. But after exhausting her efforts to design a doll, and even getting designers to create her clothes, Mattel finally conceded and made the first Barbie®doll in 1959. That first year, Barbie sold at $3.00 a doll and was a huge success. If you think about inflation and the cost of living, the increase in housing, transportation and travel, the Barbie®doll really hasn't increased in price that significantly. The average doll only sells for as low as $7.00 and still appeals to the same demographic.more:
Susan Cody Tosches - My Own Real Life Hero!
From the Editor in Chief
In honor of breast cancer awareness month, I am dedicating this issue of Agenda Magazine to my dear friend Susan Cody Tosches--who encompasses the strength that women need to fight against breast cancer and win. Susan has fought so much adversity in her own life, yet still manages to put a smile on our faces. She has worked hard to stay alive and has beaten the odds countless times. And now, she might be facing another battle.