In the weekly issues of TIME Magazine, there is an interesting fact that is bothersome.
There are 4 types of issues released, US, Europe, Asia and South Pacific. Here are some examples of how the US version can be a little bit different than the other three. Take a look.
During Egypt’s revolution, TIME shows chooses this picture as a cover and then for the American cover, information on anxiety seems to be more important.
This is not a single occurrence. Here are some other examples:
Though I am glad to learn that the content is the same but it still brings up a lot of questions. Do American’s need their covers dumbed down to sell? Or do we really care so little about what’s going on outside our borders?
Most people see advertising as an annoyance, but this isn’t always true. Sometimes it can be used as a media for something that is really creative or interesting. Here are some examples of some great advertisements.
The four started out as 15 as the first to volunteer for a Marine Corps Pilot course.
An announcement made in January by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey was that there would be integration of women into combat jobs that used to only allow men. This decision covers all service branches.
These women had to keep up with the men during training and were able to do so.
For now, they won’t be assigned to a unit, but go back to a non-combative unit.
More women will be put through training like this in the next year and others are close to completing. It’s a very exciting story for women in general and a big step for the military.
The women who want to join the ranks of the men will have to fight hard for their place. It will be exhausting physically, mentally and emotionally but it will be a good change for the country.
Here is a photo of the four women and a link below to read more.
Moving out on my own has been quite the experience. Shopping for food is quite the learning process. I either buy way too much food for the week or not even close to enough. I am finding that I really don’t know much about food and how much it lasts. I am always smelling things to see if it’s still ‘good.’
I found this diagram that seems helpful and that I plan on using in the future to help me out.
I unexpectedly found the creatures – all manner of birds and bats – washed up along the shoreline of Lake Natron in Northern Tanzania. No-one knows for certain exactly how they die, but it appears that the extreme reflective nature of the lake’s surface confuses them, and like birds crashing into plate glass windows, they crash into the lake. The water has an extremely high soda and salt content, so high that it would strip the ink off my Kodak film boxes within a few seconds. The soda and salt causes the creatures to calcify, perfectly preserved, as they dry. I took these creatures as I found them on the shoreline, and then placed them in ‘living’ positions, bringing them back to ‘life’, as it were. Reanimated, alive again in death.
I had always thought this picture was a painting till I found more information on it. It is a photograph taken in the slowly sinking city in the desert of southern Namibia, Africa, a ghost town called Kolmanskop.
In the 1900’s, diamonds were found just sitting on the sand and people flocked to the desert. Kolmanskop became a mining town but after WW1, sales prices for diamonds dropped significantly and the town turned into a ghost town.
For more information and the rest of the pictures: