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Slices of Life: Half a century of plastic romance
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A couple of messages on Facebook this week mentioned a big birthday and celebrity milestone that piqued my interest. The postings announced Barbie is 50 - and perkier than ever, thanks to the miracle of molded plastic. Since Facebook is recognized worldwide for its accuracy and birthday record-keeping expertise, I decided to do my own research before putting any candles on our favorite fashion doll's cake.