A Newsboy in Mobile, Alabama - October 1914
One-hundred years ago, this youngster was likely shouting out headlines related to the Battle of Warsaw or the Boston Braves' victory in the first ever World Series sweep.
The photo above is another by the American photographer and social advocate Lewis W. Hine, whose work often documented working children. The youngster above, barefoot but otherwise fairly well-adorned, probably shouted headlines that day detailing events in war-torn Europe. The theatre advertisement to his right reads "Oct. 24," only a few days after the Battle of Warsaw ended in German defeat. A shadow slips into the picture from the bottom right, one which you imagine probably belonged to Hine himself.
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Be glad your name isn't attached to any of these bad ideas.
- Some inventions can be celebrated during their time, but are proven to be devastating in the long run.
- The inventions doesn't have to be physical. Complex mathematical creations that create money for Wall Street can do as much damage, in theory, as a gas that destroys the ozone layer.
- Inventors can even see their creations be used for purposes far different than they had intended.
The results come from a 15-year study that used ultrasound scans to track blood vessels in middle-aged adults starting in 2002.
- The study measured the stiffness of blood vessels in middle-aged patients over time.
- Stiff blood vessels can lead to the destruction of delicate blood vessels in the brain, which can contribute to cognitive decline.
- The scans could someday become a widely used tool to identify people at high risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer's.
The new offices will be built in New York's Long Island City and Viriginia's Arlington.
- Amazon will receive more than $2 billion in incentives from the two states.
- The company plans to create a total of 50,000 jobs at an average wage of $150,000.
- The announcement has caused controversy, raising concerns about rising rent prices and potentially lost resources in communities surrounding the upcoming developments.
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