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Why Social Media Turns to Images to Help Us Cope With Tragedy

After the San Bernardino shooting, an image started picking up steam onFacebook and other social networks: a picture of abear hugging the state of California. Though it has the twee aesthetic of a heartfelt millennial meme, it’s actually a drawing from 1913, off a set of sheet music for the state...

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Posted:
Jun 1, 2015

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Deirdre

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How A Drunken Chipmunk Voice Helps Send A Public Service Message

You get a voicemail message from a friend. Her voice sounds a little ... weird. Like a chipmunk who had too much to drink. After her message, you're told you can push a button on the phone and hear another kind of message: say, job listings in your neighborhood or tips on how to stop the spread of...

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Posted:
Aug 21, 2014

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Maggie

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What's behind the challenge

By now, most people have seen friends or celebrities pour buckets of ice water over their heads as part of the "ice bucket challenge" for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the neurodegenerative condition also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

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