7 delightful posters that'll probably make you realize something's missing at your day job.

A lot of people don't know what cooperatives are exactly, so here's the short of it: A cooperative is an organization or business that is jointly owned and democratically controlled by its members, all of whom share in the profits and benefits of the business. Sounds pretty great, right?

You might be thinking, "What's the difference between a cooperative and a corporation with shareholders?" Well, profit is the foremost driver of everything a standard corporation does, while cooperatives are people-centered — they put the social, economic, and even cultural needs of their members and communities at the center of their work.


What makes co-ops more sustainable and resilient than many conventional businesses is that members aren't just shareholders, they're stakeholders who actually have a say in company decisions and who have a deep interest in its long-term success. That's something the majority of people only wish they could say about their workplaces.

Below are the seven universally recognized principles that guide cooperatives around the globe. As I read through them, I couldn't help but wonder how much better the world would be if more businesses were like this.

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Usually the greatest fear after a wild night of partying isn't what you said that you might regret, but how you'll look in your friends' tagged photos. Although you left the house looking like a 10, those awkward group selfies make you feel more like a 5, prompting you to wonder, "Why do I look different in pictures?"

It's a weird phenomenon that, thanks to selfies, is making people question their own mirrors. Are pictures the "real" you or is it your reflection? Have mirrors been lying to us this whole time??

The answer to that is a bit tricky. The good news is that there's a big chance that Quasimodo-looking creature that stares back at you in your selfies isn't an accurate depiction of the real you. But your mirror isn't completely truthful either.

Below, a scientific breakdown that might explain those embarrassing tagged photos of you:

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