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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.

Want to Go to Paris? Take a Shortcut Through Broadway

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Don't get me wrong, there's no problem with being a sex worker, or a wife, or a ballerina, or a heiress if you so choose. But what the female protagonists and antagonists in Gigi and An American in Paris lack is agency in their happily ever afters.

Passing on the Gift of Shared Misery

Kathy Radigan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Years from now, what will they talk about at holiday dinners? What material are we giving them if any one of them wants to become a comic, write their own blog or mommy-dearest tell-all bestseller?

Easter Way Back When

Melissa Fenton | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Melissa Fenton

Easter Day involved family, not things. It was about being together for brunch, not getting on new bikes. And somehow, we felt loved and special without the excess. What a concept.

What I Learned From Crashing a Funeral

Ryan Greenhalgh | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ryan Greenhalgh

It was raining when I woke up. How fitting. Today I was going to follow in the footsteps of the wisest and sharpest professor I've had to date. I wa...

When Your Parents Were Lovers

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

The grainy, black-and-white photographs from 1946 fluttered to the floor, free from decades of bondage among hundreds of photos in my mother's leather albums. I picked up the images and stared at my parents and strained to imagine the young couple in love.

The Place We Call Home

Bethany Chase | Posted 03.20.2015 | Women
Bethany Chase

If you're lucky, your own go-home-to place, the place you head for holidays and family weekends or just to take a break from being an adult for a couple of days, is still the same as where you come from. But for many people, it's not.

Roadside America: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Sean Whitson | Posted 03.19.2015 | Travel
Sean Whitson

We could see the wonder in his eyes, and in the eyes of the two other toddlers there that afternoon. Thankfully, they couldn't see the nostalgia in ours.

The Little Spoons

Molly Shalz | Posted 03.18.2015 | Parents
Molly Shalz

I'll sure be glad when we're finally done with these things. Always getting caught in... But I stop myself mid-thought. Because I realize when we're finally done with them, it means we're really done.

We Asked, You Answered: This Is What Retro Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts

Your favorite childhood toy, a black-and-white polaroid, your first car, your grandparents' first car, an original comic book, an old fashioned theate...

My Mental Collection

Denise Ullem | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Denise Ullem

I'll tell you something. I collect a lot things: T-shirts, in towering soft stacks in my closet. Nature's hearts -- rocks, leaves, tiny sea shells-...

How Will My Kids Remember Me?

Abby King | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Abby King

There are days I can't stop hugging, kissing and squeezing my kids. I absolutely adore them. But love isn't only in kisses, hugs, cuddles and "I love you's."

Teens Watch '90s Music Videos For The First Time, Are Completely Fascinated

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.05.2015 | Teen

If you grew up in the 1990s, Britney Spears' "...Baby One More Time" was probably a staple of your childhood. But for today's teens, it's a bizarre re...

10 Ways Road Tripping Was Different In The '90s

Thrillist | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

Sure, new technology in cars, stereos, and maps have made just about every aspect of a long haul in a car better. But that doesn't mean you'd trade in your dashboard Discman for anything in the world.

Shoes and Life

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
John Roman, Ph.D.

I never cared much for shoes. They are utilitarian and prosaic. I was always a construction boots and running shoes kind of person.

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

Quora | Posted 02.20.2015 | 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.

Remembering Who We Were Before We Were Defined By Our Careers And Family

Barbara Wasserman, LICSW | Posted 04.19.2015 | Fifty
Barbara Wasserman, LICSW

How does one even begin to sum up 30 years in a 90-minute lunch? We began by catching each other up on the parents we had lost, husbands we had matured with, children we had launched and iterations of the career paths taken. The conversation then shifted and we began to reminisce.

The Childhood Games That Make Us Feel All Nostalgia

Richard Abrons | Posted 04.17.2015 | Fifty
Richard Abrons

Growing up in New Rochelle in the the 1930s, we played games that now are off the map. I wonder if any of my small but hearty band of readers are familiar with them. You'd have to be old and lived in the suburbs. These games took up much of our free time and I remember them with great fondness.

My Days Are Numbered

Allison Hart | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Allison Hart

I'm trying hard to relish the waning years of little-kidness remaining to me. Mostly, I have to be actively mindful of my limited time in this space. My kids are getting bigger. I have to get all the cuddles now.

6 Movies That Taught Me Something About Life, Love and Other Totally Random Things

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 04.13.2015 | Entertainment
Christy Heitger-Ewing

My 10-year-old son recently asked me what movies I enjoyed watching when I was younger. A flood of awesome (mostly) '80s flicks immediately sprang to mind. I dug through my collection of DVDs and pulled out six of my childhood favorites. Each one taught me something about life, love and other totally random things.

When I Think About 17

Noelle Newby | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Noelle Newby

Seventeen was a rite of passage. Not yet on our own, but full of force, promise and independence, ensconced in a still-present safety net of support. Friendship was abundant, fierce and fiery. Disappointments permeated, but fun prevailed. When else in our lives do all of these forces converge with such fervor?

Yagana Shah

17 Simple Sights, Smells and Sounds That Whisk You Back to Childhood

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.09.2015 | Fifty

The grind of adult life can make us long for childhood again -- a time when there were no bills to pay, no bosses to report to, no groceries to buy an...

What Are Some Disney Park Rides and Attractions That No Longer Exist?

Quora | Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel
Quora

Disney's scary "alone in the dark" attraction proved too intense for their audience and was redressed as a humorous Stitch attraction.

The Biggest Legacy Ernie Banks Opened My Eyes To

Buck Wargo | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Before there was Walter Payton and Michael Jordan in Chicago as icons, there was Ernie Banks, and you couldn't get enough of him. His smile and enthusiasm and love of life and of people was something I had never experienced. Period.