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Trying To Remember The Magic Of Christmases Past

Tom Cramer | Posted 11.25.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Sometime during the second week of November, the phrase 'holiday season' caught my ear. I shuddered a little. It probably wasn't the first time someone said it in my presence, but rather the first time it sank in. My defenses against the too-early onslaught were higher this year.

8 Toys From Your Childhood That Will Be On Your Kid's Wish List

Posted 11.25.2015 | Parents

Just when you thought you’d left your childhood behind, it comes roaring back like a herd of Treasure Trolls and My Little Ponies. Enter this season...

Gift The Techies On Your List These 9 Mind-Blowing Futuristic Technologies From Their Childhood Shows

Posted 11.25.2015 | Technology

The future is now! Well, at least, it basically is, with so many insanely futuristic technologies swirling around us every day, many straight out of o...

11 Things That Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.24.2015 | Fifty

Being an adult can be tough. The older we get, the more responsibilities keep piling on. Having fun used to be a priority, but nowadays it seems like ...

A Rare Argument for Facebook (Or How I Learned to Stop Hating High School)

Bryan Behar | Posted 11.23.2015 | Comedy
Bryan Behar

As anyone who's caught a glimpse of my biceps can surmise, I'm not a violent man. The closest I came to playing a contact sport was Model U.N. Yet, ...

The Childhood Nostalgia Every Boomer Will Understand

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 11.21.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

There are gestures belonging to another time that we don't use anymore. There were ways of functioning on a daily basis that would seem foreign today. We relied on objects which are now obsolete. We all have our lists of nostalgia.

A Simple Explanation For Why People In Old Movies Seem To Talk Funny

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.20.2015 | Fifty

Ever watch a black-and-white movie and wonder why the actors sound sort of funny? A video from BrainStuff explains why the people in old movie...

Here's What Your Favorite Childhood 'Star Wars' Toys Look Like Today

Posted 11.19.2015 | Entertainment

If you spent your childhood fighting off all kinds of looming dark forces -- like siblings, cousins, friends or neighborhood trees -- then you probabl...

4 Vacations That Will Bring Out The Child In You

Next Avenue | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.18.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Rosie Wolf Williams In the 2015 summer flick Vacation, Rusty Griswold decides to drive his family across country t...

The Scents of a Life -- Why They Matter

Shammi Paranjape | Posted 11.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shammi Paranjape

I have a long nose. It doesn't stop there. I want to smell everything, because smells work for me more powerfully than videos and pics. Every situatio...

Dear Mr. Steves...

Rick Steves | Posted 11.10.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

My favorite mail-reading time is at the end of a long day at work, when I can lose myself in the words and feelings of other travelers: Newly widowed ...

Be True to Your School

Claudia Zelevansky | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Claudia Zelevansky

I just returned from my 20th college reunion. There are many ways in which that sentence astonishes me. But the primary one is that I went at all. ...

On the Dark Side: Friday Night Frights

Paola K Amaras | Posted 10.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

Halloween is the perfect night to watch scary movies. In fact the entire month of October lends itself to noir, sci-fi, horror, and all sorts of scary...

6 Simple Pleasures I Want My Kids To Enjoy

Laura Hanby Hudgens | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Laura Hanby Hudgens

I miss doing some things by hand. I miss not always being in a hurry. I want my children to know the joy of simplicity.

Welcome To The World's Only '90s Nostalgia Retreat Complex

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.16.2015 | Comedy

Are you tired of the world we currently live in? Wanna get back to a simpler time, when things made sense? Maybe ... the '90s?! Introducing the new '9...

Frankenstein vs. Sexy Pizza Rat

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 10.13.2015 | Women
Lisa Smith Molinari

It's too bad that nowadays, kids gaze bug-eyed at the sexy costumes that now permeate the Internet, costume shops and department stores. Instead of Frankenstein and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, they see Sexy Pizza Rat and Sexy Big Bird.

The Commercialization of Travel

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 10.09.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

M&Ms World, American Doll Place and more - are kids losing touch with the imagination of travel?

15 Things We Did Differently Before Smartphones

Samantha Matt | Posted 10.01.2015 | Technology
Samantha Matt

I used to think it would be landline phones and VHS tapes that would be the retro part of my childhood. But it is going to be so much more than that.

14 Classic Horror Movies That Still Send Chills Down Our Spines

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.01.2015 | Fifty

Yes, we know horror flicks nowadays have lots of advanced special effects but some of the old-school classics are still just as scary. We as...

13 Halloween Traditions We Refuse To Give Up

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.29.2015 | Fifty

Fall is upon us and that means your grocery store aisles are fully stocked with Halloween candy, costumes and decorations.  via GIPHY &n...

What I've Learned About Friendship Monogamy

Laura Hankin | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
Laura Hankin

The most monogamous relationship I've ever had was with my childhood best friend.

22 Things Every Former Emo Kid Knows To Be True

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 09.21.2015 | Comedy

Man, how embarrassing was your childhood.  1. Remember when angsty lyrics spoke to your soul?  2. It was tough trying to conv...

Your Favorite Cartoon Characters Reimagined As Senior Citizens

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.18.2015 | Fifty

It's not easy being a cartoon. All that running around, getting chased by villains and slipping on banana peels can really take a toll. Especially if ...

12 Vintage Childhood Foods That We Can't Believe Still Exist

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.17.2015 | Fifty

Remember your youthful metabolism? Those were the days -- when you could eat cookies for breakfast, ice cream for lunch and all the mac'n'cheese you w...

Remember Getting Mail As a Kid? I Do...

Uncle Louie | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Uncle Louie

Another trip back in time, circa nineteen, um, let's just call it nineteen eighty something... I was an eight year old little boy and one of my great...