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Nostalgia

Remembering Brooklyn

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 01.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Mártir

Every so often, when you walk around aimlessly, when you get off the main avenues, walk away from the bulldozers and the cranes and the development that just went up with its terraces and Art Deco architecture, away from the cafés and juice bars, you'll come across a block that reminds you of home.

When Motherhood Felt Magical

Tricia Mirchandani | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Tricia Mirchandani

Those days, when motherhood felt magical, were simpler. They were easier. And even when I wipe away the sepia, I forget that they didn't feel so at the time.

Sometimes I Just Miss My Daughter's Babyhood

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Amber Nichols-Buckley

I'm not tempted to have another baby, because that wouldn't solve the problem.I don't yearn for another child. I yearn for Jane, for Jane as a baby, the baby I miss sometimes.

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: Resiliency and Nostalgic Reverie

Steven Schlozman, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Steven Schlozman, M.D.

Nowadays, we call these false recollections "nostalgia." But do we mean when we use this term? Is there a formal definition? And why does this matter in today's sometime grim world?

When Was the Last Time?

Susanna Sung | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Susanna Sung

I don't remember the last time I picked him up and held him. I don't remember the last time I "nibbled" his toes. I don't remember the last book I read to him on my lap. I don't remember the last time he held my hand crossing the street.

Want To Have A Successful Year? Reflect On The Past

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Ironically, as we look ahead to the new year, drawing from our past can help us achieve our goals and live a happier, more fulfilling life.

Millennials, Nostalgia, And Urban Preservation: Why We Clamor For A Past We Never Had

OpedSpace | Posted 01.09.2015 | College
OpedSpace

Since existential anxiety is the driving force behind our fixation on memory, the buck ends where our anxiety is assuaged. In our case: at surface level.

11 Ways Skiing Was Totally Different in the '80s

Thrillist | Posted 01.07.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

If you stop to think about it, the '80s really were America's heyday.

1998

Karen Cordano | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Karen Cordano

I think a lot of us are unkind to the young women we used to be. Why do we do it? What does it achieve?

Boomer Season's Greetings and Fond Memories!

David Kanegis | Posted 12.29.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As we all enjoy the holiday season, let's keep in mind what's most important in life. While I can't speak for other Baby Boomers, it's my guess that for the vast majority of us, family and friends are what count most.

Nothing Beats a Snow Day... Until We Grow Up!

RB Bronson | Posted 12.23.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

I think even the most rabid anti-science, anti-evolution, anti-global-warming American would have to agree that we've been experiencing some pretty dramatic weather. This winter, storms seem to sweep through swaths of the country, dropping feet of snow along with freezing rain and sleet. Nasty stuff.

Yagana Shah

These Adorable Vintage Christmas Cards Remind Us How The Holidays Used To Be

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.19.2014 | Fifty

If you're like most people, Christmas cards mean dashing to take family holiday portraits, last-minute printing or, if you're really lazy (sorry), sen...

The Lost Art of Partying

Sarah Byrne | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
Sarah Byrne

Gone are the days when people tried to make the best of an awkward situation, or strike up a conversation with someone you wouldn't have otherwise met. Instead, we go to parties to all sit in our respective corners and stare at our phones, waiting for something better to text us.

The 2014 Word Of The Year Is...

AP | By LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) — A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail agai...

For Comfort and Joy This Holiday Season, Think Vintage for Gifts, Entertaining, Décor and More

Bob Richter | Posted 12.11.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Vintage ornaments, lights and decorations add that nostalgic, sentimental vibe to a home, and people respond to it -- especially at this time of the year.

17 Food Hits From the '90s

Food52 | Posted 12.08.2014 | Taste
Food52

This decade really belonged to snacks like Twix Bars and Hot Pockets.

Homemade Holidays

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

The homemade Christmas gifts we made as children were good practice for hobbies that have followed us into adulthood.

Being Called A Creeker Was Not a Good Thing In My Neighborhood

Kevin B. Morrow | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Kevin B. Morrow

Growing up in the '70s, the ultimate insult in my neighborhood was not somebody saying "your momma." No, the ultimate insult in my neighborhood was if...

For the First Time in Forever... I Did Not Enjoy My Vacation to Disney World

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 12.04.2014 | Travel
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Just so we're clear, I've been a humongous Disney fan ever since I was a kid. I've probably visited Mickey's playground three dozen times in the past several decades, and for so long it really did seem like the most magical place on Earth. But no more.

When a Sad Song Made It Better

Sherry Stanfa-Stanley | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

Dropping the needle, I would rush to sprawl across my twin bed and pick up the stiff cardboard album jacket. Only then, once the music began, did I allow myself the magic of studying the album's back cover and the lyrics printed on the inside liner.

What We Remember About Home Economics -- The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty

There was a time when "home economics" meant something other than the family budget. To young teens in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, it meant a school c...

Feed The Nostalgic Beast Inside With These Shrines To Your Favorite 90s Idols

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.28.2014 | Arts

Michelle Guintu's upcoming exhibition is titled "Obsession" and it's not hard to see why. The artists craft sharp-edged, multimedia shrines to classic...

10 Classic Films For The Whole Family To Enjoy

Next Avenue | Linda Bernstein | Posted 11.26.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Bernstein One night when my (now adult) kids were little, we rented It’s a Wonderful Life, the classic Frank...

Remembering My Big, Fat, 1970s Thanksgiving

Lori Ferraro | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women
Lori Ferraro

It was a different time then -- no handheld devices, telephones brought to the table, no viral turkey videos and no uploading photos of pumpkin pie. Not that there's anything wrong with that last one, I thoroughly enjoy looking at pictures of pie.

Definitely Not Norman Rockwell's Thanksgiving

RB Bronson | Posted 01.24.2015 | Fifty
RB Bronson

My extended family wasn't very close, but we came together once a year, and generally speaking, people got along. In my family, food is the opiate of the people.