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More Proof That History Isn’t Made Up Solely Of Old, Straight, White Men

We’ve come a long way, baby — and still have so much further yet to go.

More Proof That History Isn’t Made Up Solely Of Old, Straight, White Men




We know about milestones such as the end of slavery, a woman’s right to vote in America, and the Civil Rights Act. But did you know that as early as 1250, it was completely legal to be gay in Europe? Or that American women were eligible to be elected to office in 1788 even though they couldn’t vote themselves? And why does 1896’s Plessy v. Ferguson "separate but equal" ruling look so much like our federal Defense of Marriage Act?  

When it comes to where we’re going, it’s important to know where we’ve been.


Ready for the weekend? Of course, you are. Here's our weekly dose of good vibes to help you shed the stresses of the workweek and put yourself in a great frame of mind.

These 10 stories made us happy this week because they feature amazing creativity, generosity, and one super-cute fish.

1. Diver befriends a fish with the cutest smile

Hawaiian underwater photographer Yuki Nakano befriended a friendly porcupine fish and now they hang out regularly.

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