1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.
2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.
3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.
4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.
5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.
Turning Bridge-Building Sideways
In 1978, SOM architect Myron Goldsmith and engineer T.Y. Lin created a remarkable structure to span the challenging middle fork of California’s American River. Ruck-A-Chucky Bridge elegantly solves the problem of building a stable, economical structure across a wide, steep gorge by entirely rethinking the principles of bridge-building. A “hanging arc,” the bridge was to be suspended by 80 high-strength cables and balanced by tensile forces. Though unbuilt, Ruck-A-Chucky Bridge stands as a masterwork of innovative design and structural economy to this day. Learn more
An American observation post in Korea, in early 1953. By mid-1951, the battle lines had stabilized, straddling the 38th parallel that had divided the two countries in the beginning. The war would continue for two more futile years, with little change in the front lines, but the continual grind of fighting and casualties. Negotiations for an armistice were slow, only bearing fruit in July of 1953, bringing an end to hostilities and establishing a heavily patrolled DMZ between the two sides along the lines of battle.
A true peace treaty would not come to pass however, leaving the two Koreas dividing the peninsula, and remaining antagonistic towards each other.