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A photo of Kerr's 15-cent Burgers, a drive-thru restaurant, circa 1960.

THEN AND NOW: 14 photos of drive-thrus that show how much they’ve changed

Since drive-thru service first emerged in the 1930s, the convenient innovation has become more ubiquitous and efficient than ever.

The 9 most iconic female duos in history

In honor of International Women's Day, a look at royals, authors, and socially inclined sisters who have left lasting marks on history, two at a time.
A group of women wearing fitted skirts and belted jackets in 1953.

19 vintage photos that show what street style has looked like over the years

Here are photos of how vintage street style has evolved over the past 100 years.
Inventions for the kitchen look very different today.

20 vintage photos of products that show how far we’ve come in the last 100 years

The 20th century saw some of the greatest inventions in history that have shaped our everyday lives. Here's just a sampling of some of them.
Palm Springs was a popular destination in the '70s.

20 vintage photos of California during its heyday

The hippie movement helped usher in a cultural renaissance in California during the '60s and '70s.
Family life is changing in the US.

THEN AND NOW: How American families have changed since the early 1900s

Lower divorce rates, less children per family, and more working mothers — here are some of the ways the American family has changed.
Going to the movies used to be easier.

15 ways life was better 50 years ago

Technology hasn't made everything easier. Fifty years ago, it was easier to get through airport security, and it was cheaper to go to the movies.
Typical child workers in the early 1900s.

9 holidays around the world with surprisingly dark origins

Despite how they might be celebrated today, some holidays don't have the happiest history. From Purim to St. Patrick's Day, here are nine holidays with dark origins.

Daylight-saving time is one of humanity’s dumbest rituals, and you should be furious it still happens

At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2019, daylight-saving (or "savings") time will advance clocks by one hour — to the great detriment of society.
Ruth Wakefield invented the first chocolate-chip cookie under the Toll House brand.

15 things you didn’t know were invented by women

We rounded up inventions by women that you may not know about, from the simple chocolate-chip cookie to the first bulletproof fabric.