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What Do Dystopian Movies About Alien Viruses Have In Common With This All-Too-Real Map?

We’re all for free enterprise, but isn’t this GIF mapping Wal-Mart openings since 1962 kind of … terrifying in an alien-invasionkind of way? It's even scarier when you think about the local businesses affected by every single dot. (Consider this: In 2006, when a Chicago Wal-Mart opened, a quarter of the small businesses within a four-mile radius closed.)

What Do Dystopian Movies About Alien Viruses Have In Common With This All-Too-Real Map?

 

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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