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A mobile phone with the Google Maps application.

15 things that were much harder before we had smartphones

These 15 things were much more difficult before everyone had a smartphone in their pocket, from getting directions to listening to music.

21 photos that compare the original 1969 Woodstock to its disastrous recreation in 1999

While the original Woodstock was about music and peace, the Woodstock of 1999 was a riot fueled by high prices and hot weather.
On board the SS Vienna in 1933.

51 vintage photos from the days when cruise ships were glamorous

While cruise ships boast insane amenities now, back in the day they just had oodles of luxury and class.
On board the SS Vienna in 1933.

51 vintage photos from the days when cruise ships were glamorous

While cruise ships boast insane amenities now, back in the day they just had oodles of luxury and class.

The Walkman is turning 40 — here are 16 other gadgets from the last 50 years that are obsolete

The swift pace of progress means that some gadgets get left behind. Here are 17 pieces of technology from the last 50 years that are no longer in use.
A vintage cookbook offered some bizarre "salad" recipes.

A woman found an old cookbook with vintage recipes like ‘Coca-Cola salad’ and ‘Congealed potato salad,’ and Twitter is losing ...

Recipes from a vintage cookbook went viral on Twitter. "Salad" meant something different back in the day.
Memorial Day began in 1971.

Here’s what Memorial Day weekend has looked like since it became an official holiday in 1971

Memorial Day weekend is often associated with summer, travel, and barbecues, and it's been that way since the '70s.
The Mafia has a long, bloody history.

15 vintage photos of the American Mafia that show their lasting legacy

Before there was John Gotti and "The Sopranos," the Mafia was a national crime organization that focused on prostitution, bribery, and murder.
The Model T revolutionized driving in America.

13 vintage photos of the auto industry during America’s first auto boom

Henry Ford's Model T in the early 20th century sparked an auto boom across the US, and we're still feeling the effects today.
The Sears catalog was at the forefront of the mail-order industry.

13 vintage photos of shopping catalogs, the early version of online shopping

In the famous Sears catalog, you could buy elaborate hats for $2 and entire women's outfits for $6.