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Why 1970s Summers Were Way Better

Lori Ferraro | Posted 05.29.2015 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Grab your rainbow flip-flops and join me for a run through the sprinkler in the front yard, won't you?

I On Exceptional Living: Nikki Haskell's Newest Project -- Flashback To The Future

Irene Michaels | Posted 05.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Irene Michaels

Last December, I re-introduced you to the fabulous Nikki Haskell. You may remember her as the host and producer of The Nikki Haskell Show.

Nostalgic Responses to "When I Was Your Age..."

Quora | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Quora

When I was your age, it was basically impossible to lose a phone. If all else failed, you started at the wall jack and followed the line. There were cellphones, or, as we called them at the time, "carphones." Nobody we knew actually had one, though.

40 Years Worth Of Lessons From This Journey Called Life

Walter Punsapy | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter Punsapy

After celebrating 40 years of existence, I thought I'd share some tidbits of what I've learned. Change is the only constant in life. It moves forward regardless of how hard you resist. You are just a speck of sh*t in the grandness of the Universe. You are going to die. But that means you're alive.

The Value of Boredom

Lori Day | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

When I was a child, my parents often ignored me. It's not that they were unkind to me. It's that they had full lives of their own and didn't like playing Candy Land.

The Littlest Summertime Pleasures That Take Us Back To Childhood

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.28.2015 | Fifty

Sunshine, beaches, family vacations and a perfect tan are only a few of the things we love about our favorite season: Summer. Though we're all grown u...

The Glory Days: III

John O'Kane | Posted 05.27.2015 | Religion
John O'Kane

The pavement seems to shake slightly, like in the first rumblings of an earthquake, as I dodge vehicles to reach a phone on the other side. No one else seems to notice these movements. Someone beats me to the phone.

Mackintosh Braun on Grey's Anatomy, Hall & Oates and a Beer Sesh with Larry David

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Mackintosh Braun, a Portland-based "electro-pop" group composed of Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun, are causing quite the stir. And not just in Portland. The band is growing their fan base in a big way. (This girl included!)

Let's Talk about Free-Range Parenting

Kathy Walsh | Posted 05.22.2015 | Parents
Kathy Walsh

Our neighborhood was a place for us to learn. We thought we were having fun, but through play, we were taking a life skills class taught by life itself.

Elton John Has Fab Time At His 57th Grammar School Reunion

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.21.2015 | Fifty

Elton John isn't too cool to remember his roots. The 68-year-old music legend proved he's just like the rest of us when he attended his childhood gram...

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.

Hands Upon My Heart

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

Hands are the tools with which we shape the world. They define us to an extent -- as sons and daughters, providers and professionals, laborers and learners.

The Girl Who Taught Me to Spell the Word 'Love'

Kathy Radigan | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Kathy Radigan

I went to her birthday party and brought her a Barbie. I thought it was odd that she wouldn't take the plastic off the doll's hair. Years later, it occurred to that she might have been trying to protect the doll's hair because she couldn't protect her own.

Pushing Humpty Dumpty Off The Wall

Mina Samuels | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Mina Samuels

I hugged them and kissed them, these dolls I'd barely touched for more than 30 years. Finally, I went and got one of my father's shirts. I swaddled them in his shirt, added some pictures of myself as a child, closed up the bag, collected myself and took the bag out to the garage.

I Hate To See 'Mad Men' Go, But I Love To Watch It Leave

Leslie Bowman | Posted 05.18.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Bowman

Mad Men has everything to do with Ferguson. It has relevance in congressional stalemates, with e-commerce. But perhaps the most perplexing result of the displacing plot techniques of Mad Men is the idea that the show isn't about men at all -- it's about American women.

I On Exceptional Living: Nikki Haskell's Newest Project -- Flashback To The Future

Irene Michaels | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Irene Michaels

Nikki's newest project, Flashback To The Future, will incorporate classic footage with new interviews, parties, and fabulous fun. She's on a mission to make old things new and take us all along for the journey. How will she do it?

Watch These Teens React To '90s Handheld Video Games

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.11.2015 | Comedy

Stop beeping at me! Back in the 1990s, tons of handheld games were made on the cheap to capitalize on popular TV, movie and video game franchises. ...

Cooking With Granny on Mother's Day

Caroline Shin | Posted 05.08.2015 | Taste
Caroline Shin

Last Mother's Day, I filmed an interview with my now 89-year-old grandma and her 96-year-old best friend in their assisted living home in Queens, NY.

Motherhood is 1,000 Tiny Break Ups

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

I saw my son shooing me away from the bus stop. "Mom, I know where to go. Can you just wait here today?"

9 Songs From Childhood We Can't Get Out Of Our Heads

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty

Whether it was a catchy jingle advertising your soft drink of choice (Feeling 7-Up anyone?) or the theme song to your favorite TV show, there are some...

The Fountain of Youth Might Be Real, and It's in Your Head

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

If an experiment like this tells us anything, it's that your mind can play an incredibly powerful role in the health of your body, and there are simple things you can do to both look, feel, and perform like you're younger.

What It Looks Like When a Kindergartner Illustrates '80s Songs

Lori Ferraro | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

We always have '80s music on in the house, and Sam always sits at the kitchen table with his crayons, markers, paints and paper. Soon, he started to draw more songs

The Evolution of Lana Del Rey

Summer Noblé | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Summer Noblé

Whether you like her music or not, she's made a name for herself and has an astronomical following to prove it. But what makes her music so addicting to the thousands of diehard LDR fans? Well I can tell you it isn't just the sound.

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 ...

Learning To Pop The Bubble

Jennifer Lizza | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Lizza

When I was a child, we played outside for hours without any adult supervision. My mom checked on us and gave us lunch while she was inside "getting things done." We spent hours using our imaginations and making our own decisions.