Drinking, Womanizing, And Plenty Of Smokes: The Real Mad Men

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Mad Men producers broke the hearts of millions when they called the series quits early in 2015. Thankfully, we have DVD sets and these incredible LIFE Magazine photos to keep the Mad legacy alive:

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Madison Avenue, Mad Men territory. Source: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Getty Images

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When running an ad campaign for a client, you have to know where their customers reside.Source: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Getty Images

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A refrigeration campaign boasts $5 down, $5 for your old ice box, and 5 years to pay. Source: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Getty Images

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They say the gray flannel suit as the ‘uniform’ of the Mad Men is a myth, but pictures suggest otherwise. Source: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Getty Images

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Sometimes the brainstorming sessions could not be contained by a desk and had to move to the office floor. Source: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Getty Images

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A demanding, high-stress job led to the need to unwind. Source: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Getty Images

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A new campaign claiming that you can “Breeze through washday” is the center of attention, but it is hard not to notice the illustration on the wall of a woman with sink plungers for a bra. Source: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Getty Images

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You can never have too many pencils at the ready when reviewing a client’s campaign. Source: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Getty Images

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In 1958 the real Mad Men ruled Madison Avenue, New York. Though the dapper advertising executives would really hit their stride in the 1960s, LIFE Magazine saw the change in tide coming–and did a feature article on the subject in 1958 wherein they tried to separate fact from fiction.

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The Best One-Armed Saves In Film

The best one-armed saves in film.

It was made famous by the scene in Cliffhanger, but the “one-armed save” has been an enduring trope in film for years. It’s a recipe for great drama: put your main character at one edge of a dangerously high precipice, put their love interest/sidekick/honorable nemesis at the other. Have that main character save the other to earn a massive sigh of relief and catharsis from the audience. The above video is a lovely assemblage of 101 of these exciting movie moments.

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Meet The Damselfly, Your New Favorite Insect

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Anyone who enjoys insects will fall in love with these damselflies–captured by Romanian photographer Remus Tiplea–and their quirky “expressions”. Often mistaken for dragonflies (which along with damselflies are included in the Odonata order of carnivorous insects), damselflies can be differentiated by their wide-set eyes and slender body shape.

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