Kathrine Switzer is a hero of the women’s rights movement. In 1967 she completed the Boston marathon which, at the time, was forbidden to women. The exclusion of her gender was not enough to keep her off the track and today she is a symbol of woman strength. Switzer serves as a role model for all female athletes that are told they’re just not good enough.
Today, Puma and Adidas are still two of the most successful sports apparel and footwear name brands that exist worldwide. What most people don't know, however, is that these two leading companies, worn both by professional players and amateur athletes alike, began as a result of an epic family feud. Brothers, Adolf and Rudolf Dassler once worked side by side, making their shoe business dreams come true together. However, a sibling miscommunication soon changed everything and Puma and Adidas were born.
The Grateful Dead and the Lithuanian basketball team are probably one of the best collaborations in both music and sports history. No one could forget the 1962 Centennial Olympic Games when Grateful Dead fans and Lithuanian basketball fans wore the same colors. Although a memorable moment, not many know the heartwarming origin behind this occurrence. If you're a sucker for an underdog story, this one is for you.
When the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's was made, Tiffany & Co. was exclusively meant for jewelry shoppers and even Hepburn didn’t actually have breakfast in the high-end store. Since the opening of Blue Box Cafe on November 2017, Tiffany's has finally made it a possibility to have a sit-down breakfast at its luxury jewelry store and Hepburn fans can now emulate her in the best way possible. This modern culinary experience is an Instagrammers dream that you don’t want to miss out on if you’re planning a trip to NYC.
500 million. That’s how many straws people throw away each day in the United States alone. These straws might seem harmless but in reality, they are detrimental to the biodiversity of the earth. Once the straws are thrown away, they often times end up in our oceans and seas, threatening the livelihood of the marine life. Thankfully, people are beginning to recognize this problem and young, proactive leaders are finally taking action.