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10 Totally Rad Retro Looks For Today's Technology

Posted 04.21.2015 | Technology

Enormous mobile phones, Atari and VCRs were all considered on trend or even high tech when they were first introduced to consumers. Today they’re th...

10 Snacks From The '80s That My Kids Will Never Enjoy

Beau Coffron | Posted 04.14.2015 | Parents
Beau Coffron

As a kid, these are the tasty (and terribly unhealthy) treats I remember that ruled the decade. It's probably better for everyone that they are gone, but there's a small part of me that wishes my kids could have experienced the 80's treats that I did.

Tinder In The 1980s Would Have Been So Awesome!

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.13.2015 | Comedy

Retro video maker Squirrel Monkey imagines Tinder launching in the 1980s -- it's right-arrow key worthy. The dating app is contained in a floppy di...

Go Back Inside a Video Store...One Last Time

Matthew Chojnacki | Posted 03.16.2015 | Arts
Matthew Chojnacki

This nostalgic trip is superbly captured in Thomas Hodge's new ode to the videocassette era, VHS Video Cover Art, which contains over 240 full-scale video sleeves according to genre, just like an actual video store.

How Many of These TED Talks From the '80s Do You Remember?

Melissa Sher | Posted 03.12.2015 | Women
Melissa Sher

Dancing raisins want to teach the rest of us about a good night's sleep. Why this hairdresser thinks everyone needs a perm.

On William Friedkin's Cruising, 35 Years On

Nathan Smith | Posted 02.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Smith

The film had a storyline that can only be described as salacious and lurid. The narrative naturally beguiled my 16-year-old closeted self, and added to my own internet cruising for doses of gay culture before regularly deleting the browsing history.

The Agency Vince Built: Chicago Entrepeneur and Family's Five Decades in Travel Industry

Steve Karras | Posted 04.23.2015 | Chicago
Steve Karras

Conenna's son John, now the President of Venus Travel recalls the hardworking father who tirelessly kept long hours.

How Can You Be the Best Dungeon Master in Dungeons and Dragons 4e?

Quora | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Quora

Dungeons & Dragons is a social contract, everyone comes to the table with certain expectations and when they don't meet is when you run into problems. Some people expect the DM to dominate the narrative, some people expect to have a lot of agency in where the plot goes, conflicts arise when everyone's expectations don't match up.

Thirty Years of Thundercats: Five Things You Don't Know About the Cartoon

Chris Barnes | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Barnes

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the ThunderCats television show debuting on television. Along with He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, G.I. Joe and The Transformers, the series and its accompanying toy line were popular with boys (and their cool sisters) who grew up in the 1980s.

11 Ways Skiing Was Totally Different in the '80s

Thrillist | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

If you stop to think about it, the '80s really were America's heyday.

Why Thrash Metal Now?

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 03.02.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Retro-cycles are now a normal part of pop culture and have been for sometime. It is well documented that it's traced to the emergence of 1950's youth culture and their post WWII expendable income. You wait 20 years and there it is again. Lately Tupac and Kurt Cobian are commonplace, but you see that already.

Gorgeous... Again

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 02.07.2015 | Books
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

He saw past our bargain eyeliner and supermarket shampoo and conditioner and understood that we're all princesses wanting to escape from our dormant lives.

AIDS: The Early Years

Leon Acord | Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Leon Acord

I can barely remember a time before AIDS. I graduated high school in May 1981 at age 17. The day after graduation, I moved to Indianapolis to escape both farm life and parents unable to handle an out son. When I got there, I was shocked not only to discover so many others like me.

Farewell to Little Pete's

Daron Hagen | Posted 12.31.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

A wrecking ball is set to fly through Little Pete's. Progress commands that a 300-room hotel must take the place of the parking ramp at 219 South 17th Street in whose corner nestles one of Center City Philadelphia's treasures.

My Mrs. Robinson Wore a Silver Bikini

Kevin B. Morrow | Posted 12.17.2014 | Fifty
Kevin B. Morrow

Anyone reading this post should know who Mrs. Robinson is from the movie The Graduate. I refuse to even give an IMDB link. If you truly don't know, do your own google search or check Netflix.

'Rainbow Brite' Rides Again!

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment

Good news, '80s kids. The future is looking "Brite." The 1980s cartoon "Rainbow Brite" is now coming back in a brand new series courtesy of the vid...

35 Years Selling Homes to the Stars: Lessons in the real estate business

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.06.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Like any good business idea, or any opportunity at that, New York City is what you make of it and the people that stay there the longest are the ones who--like entrepreneurs--find their niche and prosper in it.

So Science Is Doing a Pretty Good Job Making All Our Childhood Tech Dreams Come True

Posted 12.30.2014 | Travel

Here’s the bad news up front: we still don’t have the hoverboards that the movies of the 1980s promised us. (What’s taking so long? Get on it, p...

Sense Memory Music

Lori Ferraro | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Music brings the memories back like nothing else can. With certain songs, you are able to relive a moment. At least I am.

How to Say Goodbye to Summer

Lauren Salkin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Fifty
Lauren Salkin

As another summer heads to the airport, my thoughts head back to 1982, when I was a secretary in the Artist & Repertoire (A&R) Department at CBS Records and the song "Goodbye to You" first aired on the radio.

Ben Craw

This Retro Arcade Movie Mashup Will Bring You Back To Your Youth

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

Hey, kids. Remember arcades? We sure do. Good times, great games. Go ahead and call us nostalgic. We don't care. Since there aren't many arcades left ...

Ultimate Proof That The Best Tourists Are '80s Tourists

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.08.2014 | Arts

We're not exactly sure when tourists started getting such a bad rap. We're referring, specifically, to their sartorial choices. Ain't nothing wrong wi...

Learning to Fly

Kristin Shaw | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

Our parents saw us off from Angie's driveway, and we waved until we couldn't see their faces anymore. Armed with travelers' checks, cash, maps, snacks and the best mix tapes we could create, we headed east.

Which '80s Heartthrob Is Now Piloting Helicopter Tours?

OWN | Posted 08.01.2014 | OWN

You may recognize Lorenzo Lamas for his roles in long-running series like "Falcon Crest," "Renegade" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," but the '80s he...

10 Reasons Why Being A Boy In The '80s Was The Best

Beau Coffron | Posted 09.24.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

The '80s epitomized great (and a few not so great) clothing styles. The shorts left little to the imagination, but kids today don't appreciate the natural air conditioning these provided.