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Designer Diane Von Furstenberg has written a memoir called The Woman I Wanted to Be. Larry Busacca/Getty Images hide caption

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Author Interviews

40 Years Later, Diane Von Furstenberg's Wrap Dress Still Wears Well

In her memoir The Woman I Wanted to Be, Diane von Furstenberg says she owes her success to her mother, a strong, strict, Holocaust survivor who called Diane her "torch of freedom."

The site at Gobekli Tepe, or "Potbelly Hill," on the Urfa plain in southeastern Turkey is believed by some to be the world's first place of worship. This would upends the conventional thought that religion developed as a byproduct of human settlements. Vincent J. Musi/National Geographic Society/Corbis hide caption

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Parallels

In Southeast Turkey, A Long History Of Bloodshed And Worship

A vast plain near Syria is no stranger to military carnage. But a place known as "Potbelly Hill" holds ruins built in ancient times, possibly for ritual purposes, long before organized religion.

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The site at Gobekli Tepe, or "Potbelly Hill," on the Urfa plain in southeastern Turkey is believed by some to be the world's first place of worship. This would upends the conventional thought that religion developed as a byproduct of human settlements. Vincent J. Musi/National Geographic Society/Corbis hide caption

itoggle caption Vincent J. Musi/National Geographic Society/Corbis
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