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An illustration and explanation of today’s tainted toys

Seems you can't turn around these days without hearing about some trusted toy being yanked from the shelves. (Dora, we hardly knew ya!) If you want to keep on top of the latest recalls, check out the Consumer Product Safety Commission database or BabyCenter's product recall finder. Meanwhile, we offer a graphic cheat sheet below, followed by explanations of some familiar characters' risky business. Saucepan and wooden spoon, anyone? All of these toys have been recalled. To find out why, see below. Illustration by Keri Rosebraugh Rubber Ducky, You're Not the One: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores removed about 6,000 …

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An interactive illustration of how the other half lives

Click on the image to see a full-size version. The wrong side of the tracks: we often talk about a figurative gulf between rich and poor in the United States, but as this phrase suggests, there is also a literal chasm between the classes. If you live in poverty in this country, odds are you live in the "bad" parts of town -- the parts that are dirtier, more dangerous, harder to access, underserved by schools and stores and social services, and short on the aesthetic charms and everyday conveniences that the wealthy take for granted. That, in turn, affects …

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