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

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.22.2015 | 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.

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...

10 Snacks From The '80s That My Kids Will Never Enjoy

Beau Coffron | Posted 05.04.2015 | 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 05.20.2015 | 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.