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Mattel's Michelle Chidoni says there wasn't any trepidation over casting a boy in a recent Barbie ad. "Barbie is a brand that's all about imagination and storytelling, whether you're a boy or a girl," she says. Moschino via YouTube hide caption

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From Dream Bride To Doll For Boys: The Evolution Of The Barbie Ad

Barbie commercials have come a long way since the 1950s, when one ad encouraged girls to want to get married. Today's commercials market the doll to boys and show girls dreaming about their careers.

Christmas Is Coming Vince Guaraldi Trio
Reel Around the Fountain James Elkington & Nathan Salsburg
Fin Phontaine
Laura Girls
Slow Blues Byata, Prodigal Sunn et. al.
Go!Amigo TF Boys
St. Louis Blues John Fahey
Drift Ratatat
Great Design Black Marble

Oranges ripen in a grove in Plant City, Fla. Citrus greening, a disease spread by a tiny insect that ruins oranges and eventually kills the trees, has put the future of the state's $10 billion citrus industry in doubt. Chris O'Meara/AP hide caption

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How Long Can Florida's Citrus Industry Survive?

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Orchids Monster Rally
Sing a Simple Song The Meters

Mattel's Michelle Chidoni says there wasn't any trepidation over casting a boy in a recent Barbie ad. "Barbie is a brand that's all about imagination and storytelling, whether you're a boy or a girl," she says. Moschino via YouTube hide caption

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From Dream Bride To Doll For Boys: The Evolution Of The Barbie Ad

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Pink Aerosmith
Hamilton Road Ducktails
Drains on the Red Sea Kyson
Echo In Vessels
Boogie Man Sid Phillips and His Melodians
Remember Me as a Time of Day Explosions in the Sky
Kalimba Mr. Scruff
Composure B. Fleischmann

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