September 11th was a trying time in American history. With all attention on the gruesome loss of life, the daring acts of heroism, and the incredible feats performed by all parties, we forget that life continued. People had to react to the events.
Here’s what happened at Walt Disney World.
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Around the world, and especially around the US, Brutalist architecture took hold in the 1960s, leading to a boom in brutalist buildings around college campuses especially.
Then, somewhere around the line came the theory that the buildings were built in college campuses to help control student riots. The buildings sure look like they can be used for that purpose.
But were they really designed with student protest in mind?
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Photoshop and other desktop publishing and design tools completely revolutionized the way that we see the world. By making it more accessible, society’s design-consciousness grew to such a level that now everyone has an opinion on it.
But what was it like before Photoshop? Surely it can’t be that difficult, right?
Click to learn more at: Digg
The Confederate flag has been a source of controversy in the United States in recent times; a debate that was kicked off by shootings in Charleston, SC in 2015. However, things are different in Argentina. There, anyone who anybody wears this brand:
Click to learn more at: Al Jazeera America
After World War Two, many soldiers returned home from war and got married–and subsequently pregnant, giving rise to the Baby Boomer Generation.For the most part, that generation led conventional lives, but before Roe vs. Wade, the lives of some returning veterans, their wives, and their children took a turn down an entirely different path.
Take, for example, the story of a woman named Helen, a young woman from Georgia:
A young nursing student working at a notorious mental hospital meets an alcoholic patient, a scarred World War II combat Marine. She falls in love, but when she tells him she’s pregnant with his child, he abandons her and she’s forced to give up her first baby for adoption. After grueling hours of labor and childbirth, she never gets to hold her baby or even lay eyes on him.
~Helen, a documentary film
This is her story.
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Communication in our world has evolved faster than ever-before, and with the creation of emoji and new media of communication those who lost touch of which networks are “cool” also speak differently from others.
Before, most teens used LOL to, obviously, write “Lucifer Our Lord”
But LOL is dying, and it has nothing to do with Beelzebub and everything to do with mom. Which if you’re 14, can sometimes be the same thing.
Click to find out more at: Gizmodo
The dropping of the atomic bomb by the US Air Force marked the beginning of the end of the war in the Pacific Theater and served as a major driver of change for the coming years. However, in the instants after the bomb was dropped, most of the survivors had no idea they were about to become locked in history.
Click to read more at: Endless on Medium