In 1997, it was hard to believe that people would still be talking about the Spice Girls 22 years later. But it’s 2019, and Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckam is one of the most famous people on the planet, Mel B (aka “Scary Spice”) is the star of "America's Got Talent," and this summer, the band is going on a world tour.

Just as unbelievable is the fact the band’s 1997 critically-panned star vehicle, “Spice World,” is now seen as a cult film. Esquire writer Anne T. Donahue recently dared to compare it to The Beatles 1964 masterpiece, “A Hard Days Night.”

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As generational stereotypes go, I nominate Gen X to be, without a doubt, known as "The Coolest Generation."

[Editor’s note: this piece is written by a card-carrying member of Gen X, born in 1977]

Baby Boomers (1946 to 1964) started off on the right track with the hippie movement in the ‘60s, but soon became the folks that brought us the “Me Decade,” yuppies, and President Trump.

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It’s not every day that you see a story like this. A real David v. Goliath story that results in a win for all of humanity.

The Ecuadorian government wanted to drill for oil through seven million acres of land in the Amazon. However, their efforts were stopped thanks to the Waorani people of Pastaza, who won a historic court ruling against the government. The lawsuit represented 16 Waorani communities who live inside the Ecudorian jungle.

As Rachel Riederer for The New Yorker reports:

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Bill Nye the Science Guy's primary audience is all grown up—and so is his lesson for today.

Bill Nye is known for his educational science show for children, which aired on public television through most of the 1990s.

But the kids who made up his primary audience demographic are all adults now. And Nye has a strong message for those who have decided in their adult years to ignore the vast majority of scientists and deny that global warming and climate change need our immediate attention.

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