Flying is already a total nightmare between the long lines at check-in and security, the obstructive and intrusive security checks that hardly do anything to protect flyers apart from giving them a false sense of security are terrible. Then come the boarding lines.
But what if I told you there was a better way to get on an airplane?
Click to find out at: Vox
A huge part of the American Dream is that of owning a home with a lawn and of keeping it green and beautiful. One thing that surely isn’t a part of it is landing in jail because of an unkempt lawn in some kind of twisted modernization of a debtor’s prison.
So what is it about lawns that keeps the imagination alive? And what began the entire madness in the first place?
Click to find out more at: 99% Invisible
There has been much conversation about women and body image in recent years, and it all seems to be reaching a new high in 2016. But what happens when you take one nation’s beauty standards and apply it to the same image? How does each country reflect its perceptions of beauty and what fits in each bucket?
Click to find out more at: Perceptions of Perfection Across Borders
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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The stories of people who travel the country hopping from train to train has instilled itself in American folklore and tradition. Today, a new generation of kids continue to travel in this way, living lives we can barely begin to image.
Take a small glimpse into their lives.
Click to find out at: Homeland Security on Medium
In 2011, Rebecca Black moved an entire nation at a deeper level than ever-before though possible with her hit song, “Friday.” As a refresher, listen to the song here:
Well, it turns out that she’s really grown up to be a pretty cool person.
Click to find out more at: Buzzfeed News