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The Best '80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Pt. 2)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.04.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

These 1980s pop singles should've ruled the charts -- or at least dented the Top 40, but for whatever reasons did not. But charts be damned, I'll love them forever.

The Best 80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Part 1)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As a teenager in the 1980s, I amassed a large, eclectic collection of that decade's vinyl. In going through it all, I find myself listening more often to the hits less travelled, and after some research, I discovered an array of brilliant singles that failed altogether to grace Casey Kasem's countdown.

All the Best Christmas Gifts I Ever Got in the 80s

Leslie Goshko | Posted 02.17.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

I maintain that the 1980s produced some of the most kick-ass, memorable and, at times, weird and creepy toys.

Why I WISH I Had Time For A Midlife Crisis

Alison Patton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Alison Patton

I just realized the other day that I'm at the age where I should be having my midlife crisis. In fact, when I think back, my parents went through theirs right about this same time of life.

PHOTOS: This Is Why The '80s Were The Ugliest Decade

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 10.31.2013 | HuffPost Home

It started out with a simple challenge: Find actual examples of good decor trends from the '80s. Three days of scouring the internet produced little m...

To 'White Shoes' or Not To...

Mimi Raad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Mimi Raad

The new challenge is to wear white booties this Autumn. Tricky, but I have at least one alternative in mind: The total white look was a key look on the runways; that'll be an easy one. But I'll choose a slightly off-white tone that'll suit my less tanned skin (Hey, I live in Dubai with almost 350 days of sun...I'll manage to keep that tan).

Haircuts and Color Solve the Debt Ceiling Crisis!

Kim Vo | Posted 12.16.2013 | Style
Kim Vo

f I had a wish and a dream, it would be to get Congress in my salon. It would be difficult to argue with each other while John Boehner is getting a "conservative, side part to the right," and Nancy Pelosi is receiving cover for mother nature "highlights."

The Year My Father Stayed Home With Me

Charlie Capen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Charlie Capen

We've entered an era of "parenting," not just motherhood and fatherhood as these distinct, opaque examples of how to be masculine and feminine. We're self-defining what a family looks like and how it behaves.

Bread Should Not Be This Sexual

Posted 09.17.2013 | Comedy

You'll never be the same after watching a Patrick Swayze lookalike tear off his clothes as he makes bread circa 1985. Via Tastefully Offensive...

7 Ways My Parents Were Eco-Chic Before Their Time

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 11.12.2013 | Green
Jennifer Delaney

My Mom is gone now, but I can still hear her say "Look around Jenny, isn't it wonderful what Mother Nature gave you!?" Yes, thank you for teaching me that Mom. And yes, I'll power down the computer when I'm finished.

How Eurythmics' 'Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)' Changed My Life

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.23.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

The truth is Annie Lennox has been one of the best influences in my life. I continue to be amazed and inspired by her words, her music, and her integrity. Today

#TBT: 20 Reasons We Miss 1984

Posted 08.15.2013 | Arts

1984 wasn't all red sashes and Big Brother. Let's take a look back at Madonna, Prince and the other cultural landmarks of the year: 1. Michael Jack...

Bum in the Car

Rayya Elias | Posted 10.13.2013 | New York
Rayya Elias

The weather dropped to an all-time low and I left a couple of warm blankets in the back seat, made sure that all my clothes were laundered and brought inside, and took comfort in knowing that someone was watching my car at night so at least I wouldn't get ripped off again.

Here's What Happened To The Cast Of 'Miami Vice'

The Huffington Post | Vanessa Martin and Janie Campbell | Posted 08.13.2013 | Miami

It was the show that hit TV like an air drop of drugs in the Everglades: "Miami Vice" became an instant sensation, changing not only 80s fashion and f...

WATCH: This Is The Most Important Local News Intro Ever

The Huffington Post | Adam Goldberg | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media

Local news. It makes us laugh. It makes us cry. It lets us know that Patsy the 107-year-old turtle is finally being honored with a key to the city. ...

Spotlight on Kayvon Zand: An Intimate Exploration Into a Wondrous Mind

Martin Berusch | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment
Martin Berusch

He is undoubtedly a provocateur, renown for his spellbinding performances. Not since the likes of Marilyn Manson, Prince or David Bowie, have we witnessed such an unabashed spectacle of sexuality and satire be brought back to the performance scene.

PHOTOS: What People In The '50s Thought The '80s Would Look Like

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 06.27.2013 | HuffPost Home

You know, these "predictions" make the decade of excess look not-so-bad.

Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 05.28.2013 | Books

You Are One Of Them by Elliott Holt $26.95, Penguin Press Published May 30th 2013 What is it about? The author's website describes it as "a haun...

Looking for David Addison

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 06.30.2013 | TV
Claudia Zelevansky

David Addison was my most serious boyfriend of the fantasy variety. I had a warm-up flirtation with a few others -- namely Remington Steel, whom my mother loved and who was exceptionally handsome. I liked Alex P. Keaton, in all his sweet contrarian nature.

Maggie's Martyrs: Mapping Lady Thatcher's Legacy

Kevin Childs | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Kevin Childs

What is it about women and power? The furor around Lady Thatcher's death and funeral once again magnifies how we respond to powerful women.

Girls Still Just Wanna Have Fun: At 30, Cyndi Lauper's Feminist Anthem Endures

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Cyndi danced, whirled and crooned a song that was not about boys at all (not primarily at least), but about a girl's right to celebrate her Self. Suddenly, I didn't feel like such a disaster.

In The GOP's Wildest Dreams...

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

Republican politicians are apparently not the only ones to wax nostalgic about the presidency of Ronald Reagan. According to a new poll by Kelton Rese...

Pocket Rockers Are Not Vibrators, But We Still Loved Them (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 04.04.2013 | Women

Tell me I'm not alone in recalling one of the best items in the toy box of late-'80s childhood: the Pocket Rocker. I came across this commercial from ...

Songs Crush: March

Maureen Elinzano | Posted 05.19.2013 | Entertainment
Maureen Elinzano

Oh March. This month is about Easter and it being almost spring. It's about discovering new songs and listening to old ones too, right?

The Relic From Our Youth I'm So Glad We Kept

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 05.08.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I met my husband in the early 1980s while we were in college. He was a DJ at the campus radio station and sometimes I would visit him during his shows. I can remember just how he looked sitting at the microphone flanked by two turntables and surrounded by four walls of albums.