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The Seams

Shake What Your Mama Didn't Give You: Shapewear Through The Ages

From corsets and codpieces to shapewear and Spanx, people have tried to change their silhouettes for centuries. From The Seams, Jacki Lyden takes us on a sartorial tour of shapewear.

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New Yorkers To Mayor De Blasio: 'Get Used To It'

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Take the "A" Train Ella Fitzgerald
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Trav'lin' Light André Previn
Song of Compassion Jaafar

Students at Rancho High School wait for Hillary Clinton to visit last week. The school is 70 percent Hispanic, and two-thirds of students are economically disadvantaged, but it has a proud history of political involvement. John Locher/AP hide caption

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Las Vegas High School Has A Proud History Of Political Involvement

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Very Thing That Makes You Rich (Makes Me Poor) Ry Cooder
This New Generation Wayne Horvitz

Unlike the comic talent stereotype, cartoonist Matthew Diffee says he had "a wonderful family to grow up with." Courtesy of Scribner hide caption

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For 'New Yorker' Cartoonist, '90 Percent Rejection Is Doing Great'

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Shake What Your Mama Didn't Give You: Shapewear Through The Ages

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Last One Pompeya
Liar Pompeya

Caroline Williams is a community organizer in New Kru Town, a suburb of Monrovia. Here's how she got her message through to Liberians about preventing Ebola: "We talk to them, talk to them, talk to them. At last they started listening to us. All the methods that we been giving them, by God's will, they accepted." Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Block By Block, Health Workers Lead Liberia To Victory Over Ebola

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Aerial Boundaries Michael Hedges
Ritual Dance Michael Hedges

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Americans Among The Many Families Escaping Chaos In Yemen

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The Low Road John Scofield
Hand it to the Kids Duplekita
Without Panasos The Anniversary

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Seattle Restaurants Scramble To Pay A Higher Minimum Wage

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A Cup's Adventures And Oddities On Ice: 140 Years Of Hockey Trivia

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Desilicious: A Bollywood Bash And A Safe Haven

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San Angeles Maserati
United Provinces of India Cornershop & Bubbley Kaur

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