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Milwaukee's Daily Magazine for Monday, July 28, 2014

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1. Someone please take the scissors out of my snip-happy hands
In my eternal battle of "Bangs or Botox," bangs won yet again after months of growing out my fringe through every stage of awkwardness.
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2. These men's swingers ads from the '60s are horrifying
Retronaut is the time capsule of the Internet that shows us what life was like before we were born. Starting from the early 15th century and spanning over 400 years of history, Retronaut showcases photographs of some the strangest aspects of yesteryear. By far, one of the most peculiar set of photos is a collection of men's swinger ads from the '60s. Each one of these guys looks like they belong on a sex offender mega-list.
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3. My pain, your problems
July 5 marked the two-year anniversary of my brother's death. Two years I've spent without my best friend by my side watching TV and eating fast food. It's awful, but I'll always think of it as the turning point in my life and the tragedy that made me who I am today. I'm fine nowadays. Fine enough, at least.
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4. How to change your birthday
Over the weekend, a friend posted a picture on social media that was taken at her birthday dinner with the caption "Birthday drinks with the birthday girls." I was tagged in this photo on Facebook and it has resulted in yet another episode of "everything happens for a reason."
5. Yo app will destroy us all
I spent a week on Yo, yo-ing to all the friends of mine who'd downloaded the app. Both of them. Here's how to use it: download, choose a user name, sign in, enter your phone number, wait for Yo to message you a code (no, the message isn't "Yo," much to my dismay), enter the code, find your friends, add your friends, and send them yo. Got all that? Cool.
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6. MACC Fund donations bring its total contributions to over $50 million
The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., will contribute $1.2 million on Monday to its three beneficiaries, the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. These research contributions will take the total of the MACC Fund's contributions since its inception in 1976 to over $50 million.
7. Health care is due for next disruption
Kay Plantes, an MIT-trained economist, author and expert on business model innovation, recently predicted the next big wave of innovation in health care.
8. Where were you during the O.J. chase?
I remember exactly where I was 20 years ago today, the night O.J. Simpson captivated the entire nation with his slow-speed chase through Los Angeles. I was at Hooters.
9. Milwaukee pride shines brightly
As hundreds of people went to the courthouse to embrace their right to get married and I see the efforts Pride Milwaukee has gone through to make sure we have this right, it makes me think of the pride that Milwaukeeans have in their city.
10. Should DPW tow your car if you show up before the vehicle is hooked?
Will the city still allow you to move your vehicle if you show up before it is towed?
11. Missouri nursery donates more than 4,000 fruit trees to Growing Power
This week, Growing Power, 5500 W. Silver Spring Dr., is headed to Missouri's Stark Bro's Nurseries to pick up more than 4,000 donated fruit trees that will be planted on empty lots in the City of Milwaukee.
12. Time to end readers comments?
If you ever want to see the worst people in the world, just scroll down to the bottom of stories on CNN.com or Yahoo News. No matter what the subject of the article, the anonymous trolls will be there, spewing hate, racism, right- and left-wing political crazy talk, and the worst grammar and spelling on the Internet.
13. The man in white wants to sell you shades
Bob Okpara sells sunglasses from his wooden cart on Wisconsin Avenue during the week and near Bradford Beach on the weekends. And here's his story.
14. Fisher House to provide care and space for injured soldiers' families
On June 3, 2014 at 1 p.m., ground will break on a very special place for the families of our country's injured soldiers. Fisher House of Wisconsin will be located on the VA Medical Center grounds and will provide a "home away from home" for family members while a soldier receives medical care.
15. 13 magical Milwaukee turrets
Milwaukee has so many homes and businesses with turrets - small towers that project vertically from the outside wall of a building - and here are 13 beauties.
16. The mainstreaming of sex shaming sex workers
Sex shaming is officially mainstream. I mean, it always has been; it has just been one of those things that is a constant pain, but a bearable one. Every once in a while Jezebel will post an article how they were outraged about so-and-so's behavior, but then quickly move onto things like James Franco's paintings of Seth Rogen, but this is something that cannot be ignored.
17. I love you, Bay View
There are many people who help out to make Bay View a great community.
18. Bike to Work Week: May 10-18
The Wisconsin Bike Fed's annual Bike to Work Week is nearly here and features plenty of exciting things to do throughout the week. Benefit from free coffee, pastries and bacon in the morning, safety checks and tune-ups for tips and a cargo bike show. Then end the week at a bicycle-themed art show.
19. Get out your crystals and buckle your celestial seatbelts
The nighttime sky will reveal the "blood moon" or orange "pink full moon" on April 15. This visual phenomenon can be attributed to the beginning of a series of eclipses, each six months apart that will go on through 2015.
20. 7 things I can't wait for this Milwaukee summer
Oh, Milwaukee summer... it seems like forever since we last saw you, and it was an especially harsh winter. Will you ever get here? Here are seven things I just can't wait to do!
21. Don't send me that in a text
Shirtless? Sexy. Full frontal? I'll pass.
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22. Signs point to colder than normal spring for Wisconsin
Temperatures have averaged below normal for each of the last several months. Here's the latest outlook for what temperatures are expected to be like this spring.
23. Wisconsin's winter was much different than most of the rest of the world's
While we shivered through our coldest winter in many years, much of the rest of the world had one of its warmest on record.
24. Summer started early in Milwaukee in 2012
It was early March when summer began in 2012. Milwaukee reached its warmest March temperature on record. Do you remember?
25. Reflections on my role as The Pfister Narrator
The role of The Pfister Narrator is to spend time in the hotel, talking to guests about what brings them to the hotel and documenting their stories via The Pfister's blog. But it included much more than that, too.