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Paintings reveal what people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like. There are few things as fascinating as seeing what people in the past dreamed about the future.

Paintings reveal what people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like

"France in the Year 2000" is one example. Scientists Link Selfies To Narcissism, Addiction & Mental Illness. The growing trend of taking smartphone selfies is linked to mental health conditions that focus on a person’s obsession with looks.

Scientists Link Selfies To Narcissism, Addiction & Mental Illness

According to psychiatrist Dr David Veal: “Two out of three of all the patients who come to see me with Body Dysmorphic Disorder since the rise of camera phones have a compulsion to repeatedly take and post selfies on social media sites.” “Cognitive behavioural therapy is used to help a patient to recognise the reasons for his or her compulsive behaviour and then to learn how to moderate it,” he told the Sunday Mirror. A British male teenager tried to commit suicide after he failed to take the perfect selfie. Danny Bowman became so obsessed with capturing the perfect shot that he spent 10 hours a day taking up to 200 selfies. The 19-year-old lost nearly 30 pounds, dropped out of school and did not leave the house for six months in his quest to get the right picture.

This Short Video Perfectly Shows Everything Wrong With Our Generation On Social Media. He wanted to challenge what people saw when they looked at him. Clearly, his getup did the trick. What does an American look like?

He wanted to challenge what people saw when they looked at him. Clearly, his getup did the trick.

That's the question Vishavjit Singh wanted to explore in the film below. He's so often mistaken as a "foreigner" that he decided to wear his American identity on his sleeve — and the rest of his body for that matter — and hit the streets of New York City to see how people would react. Singh was born in Washington, D.C. He's as American as it gets. Avi Reichental: What’s next in 3D printing. 21 Pointlessly Gendered Products. These sexist quotes by politicians are actually from this century. Temp.52a929ba0eb88545a7e2. Calculate how your taxes are spent by the UK government. Unbelievable...These 23 Mind Blowing Facts Will DESTROY Your Understanding Of Time.

First-World Anarchists Who Don't Care About Your Rules. Are you the rebellious type?

First-World Anarchists Who Don't Care About Your Rules

Do you like to bend the rules, disregard the writing in fine print? A rebel lives in all of us–dogs, cats, and trees included. All living creatures have a rebellious side, although in some it’s much more pronounced than in others. Growing up, no one wants to play with the ‘bossy’ kid, and as you get older this doesn’t change. What 3 Out Of 10 Homeless Adults Today Had In Common As Kids. Unbelievable facts: Archive. Kidnapped. Israeli and Palestinian mothers debate Gaza conflict - video. Gordon Parks' 1950s Photo Essay On Civil Rights-Era America Is As Relevant As Ever. Going to church.

Gordon Parks' 1950s Photo Essay On Civil Rights-Era America Is As Relevant As Ever

Playing around the house. Window shopping. These are the types of everyday, seemingly innocuous activities that wound up before the lens of iconic civil rights photographer Gordon Parks. Parks, a self-taught artist, believed in the photographic medium as a weapon of change, capable of awakening people's hearts and undoing prejudice. An exhibition of Parks' rare color photographs, entitled "Gordon Parks: Segregation Story," will go on view this fall at The High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The images, originally titled "The Restraints: Open and Hidden," were first taken for a photo essay for Life Magazine in 1956.

Some photos focus on inequality -- a "colored" line at an ice cream stand or black children window shopping amongst all white mannequins. Yet the majority of Parks' photos focus on the positive over the negative, showing a different breed of civil rights documentation. 12 Things The British Public Are Completely Wrong About. "Unsung Hero" (Official HD) : TVC Thai Life Insurance 2014 : โฆษณาไทยประกันชีวิต 2557. The Most Powerful Weapon In The World Is The One 775 Million People Don’t Know How To Use. If You Thought Someone Couldn't Explain Empathy With A Dry-Erase Marker, You're Wrong. 15 Powerful Quotes From the World's Most Humble President. "Modest yet bold, liberal and fun-loving.

15 Powerful Quotes From the World's Most Humble President

" 40 Of The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think. Many people complain about advertisements as an obnoxious way for companies to invade our everyday lives and cram their products down our throats, but that’s not all that advertisements are good for.

40 Of The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think

The advertisements on this list are excellent examples of effective advertising strategies for social issue campaigns that let their voices be heard. Show Full Text A well-made advertisement is designed to grab your attention and to remain in your memory long after you’ve left it behind, and that is exactly what many of these social causes need. Getting people to think and worry about various social and environmental issues (or even simply getting them to be aware of them) is important for raising public supporting and affecting meaningful changes. A few of these ads are, in fact, commercial ads, but it’s still nice that they champion socially or environmentally aware causes/products.

Just like with commercial advertisements, having just the facts is not enough.