Photos from Minimalist Town Sun City, Arizona

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After a lifetime of employment, one can look forward to retirement in Sun City, Arizona. Located outside of Phoenix, it has one of the lowest crime rates and is also one of the cleanest cities in the country. Life is simple in Sun City. The houses have air conditioning, there’s not much traffic in the neighborhoods and there’s plenty of recreational activity such as shuffleboard, bocce ball and of course, golf.

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Steve Jobs: Magazine Covers Through The Years

Yesterday, August 24th, Steve Jobs stepped down from his post as CEO of Apple Inc. in what some have said was ‘perfect timing’ following the company’s meteoric rise to the status of world’s most valuable company. Although unstated in his resignation letter to the Apple board of directors and “the Apple community”, Jobs poor health due to a rare case of pancreatic cancer was clearly a large factor in the decision:

“I have always said that if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s C.E.O., I would be the first to let you know,” Jobs said in his letter. “Unfortunately, that day has come.”

Today we bring you a selection of magazine covers through the years, spanning the storied ups and downs of Steve Jobs’ career with and sometimes without Apple. Through these images we also see a young hip Jobs transition from his early long-haired years to the black shirt and blue-jeans clad icon of today.

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Life Expectancy & Retirement Years Worldwide

Just how long do people in your country live and how long do they take for retirement? Life expectancy varies from country to country as does the length we reserve towards the end. This side by side comparison reveals that Austrians can expect many free twilight years, while many Mexicans are getting none.

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Documerica: The Photographs of Flip Schulke

For the Documerica Project (1971-1977), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired freelance photographers to capture images relating to environmental problems, EPA activities, and everyday life in the 1970s.

Flip Schulke documented everyday life in New Ulm, Minnesota and the Florida Keys during the 1970s. In both locations, Schulke focused on the retired and the lives they lead in these two very different locals. Additionally, while teaching at the University of Missouri’s Columbia School of Journalism, Schulke recruited several students to photograph New Ulm to supplement his own photographs.

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