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'80s Nostalgia

What Was So Great About A Gen X Childhood?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Daniel Cubias

I'm here to tell you that growing up the way we did was not a long-term favor or blessed accomplishment. Let me be clear that I don't blame my parents. No, my disdain for nostalgia has more to do with cold, hard facts and unpleasant anecdotes than personal issues.

Hey, Remember When Nostalgia Was Really Great?

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 04.24.2015 | Comedy

Ah, that was the golden age of remembering stuff. In a new video, CollegeHumor is tackling perhaps the ultimate millennial question: Remember when ...

10 Totally Rad Retro Looks For Today's Technology

Posted 04.27.2015 | 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...

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...

Iconic Jimmy Somerville Pays 'Homage' to His Disco Roots on New Album

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 05.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Pollo Del Mar

"The person I was 30 years ago -- and, to an extent, who I still am -- I was someone who loved and craved attention," shares Jimmy Somerville, "But when I got it, I couldn't cope with it."

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

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.12.2015 | 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.

If '80s Songs Were Written Today

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 02.15.2015 | Women
Lisa R. Petty

Imagine a time where you couldn't check Facebook every 19 seconds or Instagram your lobster mac and cheese before you even took a bite. Dark times.

30 Years After 'Smalltown Boy', Out Singer Jimmy Somerville Readies Dream Disco Album

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 01.05.2015 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

Though it's taken three decades, Jimmy Somerville is finally ready to realize his musical dreams. As he celebrates the 30th anniversary of massive breakthrough "Smalltown Boy," the singer prepares to unveil an upcoming disco album.

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

Posted 06.09.2015 | 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.

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 ...

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.

How Parents In The '70s And '80s Had It Made

Erica Ford | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Erica Ford

Sadly, my kids will never know the joys of rolling freely around the back of a station wagon or eating Twinkies as part of a healthy lunch. 

10 Reasons Being A Kid In The '80s Was The Best

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Stephanie Sprenger

Despite being somewhat aesthetically unappealing, we children of the '80s had it pretty good.

How Old Is Advil?

Brian Shactman | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Brian Shactman

When you think of innovation, whether it be technological or otherwise, the pace is generally unnerving. Even though breakthrough drugs are less common these days, it was a bit of a shock at how young something so ubiquitous as Advil actually is.

The Ghosts of Screen Time Past

Lori Ferraro | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

Some days my brother and I put in a full workday in front of the tube, complete with tray tables so we could watch through breakfast and lunchtime. Based on conversations with friends, their homes were also full of many hours of television as well. And guess what? We're all fine.

7 Lessons From My Mom: A Mixtape

Kristin Shaw | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

My mother has always had a love of music that is infectious, and my memories of the years I spent at home are punctuated with songs from all eras -- Big Band swing to '80s rock.

hey Don't Make Music like They Used to (and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves Because We're Afraid of Becoming Irrelevant)

Oren Miller | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Oren Miller

When the first crappy music makes it into our house, I will sit my kids down, play the entire Pink Floyd discography, then The Beatles, then Simon & Garfunkel. And Bjork. And Death Cab for Cutie. And Arcade Fire. Then The Velvet Underground. Then Talking Heads.

Going Out in the '80s

Lori Ferraro | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Faces was in a strip mall by a movie theatre and a Showbiz Pizza Parlor and had everything a 13-year-old girl could want including a DJ, a disco ball and mouthwatering fancy mocktails.

I Can't Wait To Teach My Kids About My Favorite Music

Lori Ferraro | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

Is it ever too early to put what I consider good music into their little brains? I think not.

7 Cringeworthy Style Trends We'd Love To Forget

Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty

Whether you admit it or not, chances are if you lived through the 1970s or 1980s you've probably made some questionable fashion choices. Very question...

Like a Rolling Stone

Lori Ferraro | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment
Lori Ferraro

I made such a scene, it was talked about for a while afterward, and not in a good way. Jumping, screaming, almost crying, kissing the giant video screen -- it was not my finest moment.

My Big, Fat '80s Valentine To All The Boys I've Loved

Lori Ferraro | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

I had kept diaries and journals since I was 8. Ninety-nine percent of the entries from age 12 on up focus on one subject: BOYS.

5 Ways My '80s Teen Self Would Be Seriously Screwed Today

Lori Ferraro | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

I was pretty bad... at being bad. With today's technology there's no way I would have ever gotten away with anything.

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.