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‘Fading Ads Of New York City’ Chronicles Ghost Signs

New York photographer Frank Jump has a new book out that chronicles “ghost signs,” the fading street ads around New York City.

In Fading Ads of New York City, Jump documents these ads and points out the fake fading signs. For example, one fading ad for Planters Nuts on a brick wall in Ridgewood, Queens may look like its from the 1930s, but it is probably not.

The Daily News has more: “First, it faces the rising sun but still seems remarkably colorful. And Mr. Peanut doesn’t look as lanky as in other early Planters ads. Conclusion: The ad probably dates back only to the 1980s, when it was created, some believe, for the movie ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs.’”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.