18 Pop Culture Lessons From Summer 2014, From "Good" Feminism to Elevator Madness

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If you're having trouble believing that September starts next week, you're not alone; ever since Fourth of July, this summer's sped by at warp speed. Outdoor barbecues, bathing suit tan lines, a reasonable "excuse" to leave work at noon on Fridays — it's all fading away, faster than anyone could've wanted or imagined.

That's no excuse to mope around for the next few days, however; take those final, precious moments to look back at the movies, TV shows, events and more that made summer 2014 so special — and revisit the (spoiler-ridden!) lessons they taught us along the way.

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