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Life Lessons From a Playground

Erin Hinkle | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Erin Hinkle

As I was driving away from a friend's house recently, I saw in the distance a familiar looking playground and the school at which I attended Kindergarten through third grade. Something in me told me to stop and take a look around.

A Brief History Of That Time Disneyland Employed Live Mermaids

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 07.25.2015 | Entertainment

After photos of Disneyland's performing mermaids surfaced on the Internet a few years ago, one former sea nymph recalled a peculiar question...

Black Twitter Nailed What It Was Like #GrowingUpBlack

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices

Remember when street lights were a cue for curfew? Or when sliced bread was an easy resort for hotdog buns? Maybe even when electronic fans were used ...

8 Things That Used To Be Loads Easier Just 50 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.21.2015 | Fifty

We can't deny that technology has made life easier in a number of ways. We're able to do everything a little faster, from anywhere, at any time. But s...

10 Things Kids Today Will Never Know

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.14.2015 | Fifty

Leave it to Twitter to get the ball rolling. Here are our favorite results from the hashtag game #ThingsKidsTodayWillNeverKnow.  1. Wel...

What Turning 50 REALLY Feels Like

Tom Cramer | Posted 07.29.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

I've heard that with age comes wisdom; I'm more apt to say awareness. My appreciation for the good things that have come my way has grown. My understanding of the part I've played in some of the bad things has deepened.

These 22 TV Theme Songs Will Have You Singing Along. We Guarantee It.

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.10.2015 | Black Voices

A show was only as good as its theme song back in the day. Those catchy show-openers were a crucial part of why we keep coming back to these old schoo...

Celebrate Throwback Thursday With This Supercut Of '90s Disney Magic

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.09.2015 | Entertainment

Quick dinner table-approved conversation starter: When's the last time you cried? If you've already started watching the above video, t...

Tom Hanks-Inspired Art Gets Its Own 'Big' Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.09.2015 | Arts

Tom Hanks, once typecast for his ability to bring heartwarmingly comedic characters to life onscreen, has become somewhat of a Renaissance man. He&rs...

An Almost Deadhead Demands One More Show

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.08.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, stop unpacking. Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, put your instruments back on the truck. Cease counting the millions you made from your supposedly final Grateful Dead shows in Chicago this past weekend.

Going to a 40th High School Reunion?

Ken Toltz | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty
Ken Toltz

So this summer I'm helping plan my 40th (!) high school reunion. That seems like an awfully big number, us George Washington Patriots would never have imagined reaching -- let alone celebrating -- back in 1975.

The Glory Days: IV

John O'Kane | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
John O'Kane

I slip out the door and join the flow of traffic up the street, noticing someone across it with his eyes fixed on the front of the bar. I reenter the shadows and make my way.

The Grateful Dead and the Trap of Nostalgia

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Entertainment
Davis Schneiderman

I don't want the Grateful Dead to mean anything beyond the moment in which I listen. I don't want the music to do anything other than unroll itself into present time, to happen, while I am lucky enough to be there.

Why So Many Boomers Have Been Bitten By The Nostalgia Bug

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

Many boomers have been bitten by the nostalgia bug. In response, many marketers are using nostalgia to sell everything from whiskey to perfume and cars to sneakers. Let's take a closer look at the concept of nostalgia, and learn how the power of the past can spell good business in the present.

20 Things That Will Happen at Your 20th College Reunion

Em & Lo | Posted 06.12.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

It's college graduation season, which means that it's reunion season, too -- that time when college alumni go back to their alma mater and drink heavily to forget how old they really are. Here are 20 things that will (probably) happen when you go back to your 20th college reunion.

11 Hair Tools From Your Childhood That Were the Worst

Allure | Posted 06.10.2015 | Style
Allure

A scalding flatiron that basically boiled your wet hair as it straightened it, leaving you with a frizzy-but-straight triangle of fluff. Sure, the clouds of steam (smoke?) should have been a red flag, but you had bigger fish to fry, like figuring out where the heck you put your choker.

10 Reasons Why I Should Have Been A Beach Bum

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

I met the love of my life in the Florida Keys and the night before he left to go back home to Michigan, we walked down to a little dock to watch the sunset.

17 Old-Timey Swear Words That Are Simply Funny Today

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.08.2015 | Fifty

Remember when you were a kid and you got your mouth washed out with soap for uttering that swear word you heard on the street? Although the obvious fo...

31 Things You're Not Allowed To Have At Home After You Turn 30

Supercompressor | Posted 06.05.2015 | HuffPost Home
Supercompressor

You can get away with living the grimy college life for a few years after graduation, but once the big 3-0 rolls around, it's time to get serious about ditching that duct tape-patched Papasan and beer bong. If you're confused about what exactly needs to be retired, no worries! We assembled the definitive list of items you're not allowed to have in your apartment after your 30th birthday.

The Problem With Beginnings and Endings

Kelly Suellentrop | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Kelly Suellentrop

She is living in moments of her life that are over, moments where sometimes her children and grandchildren don't even exist. Then every now and again, she is jarred into the present. I would like to think she has points of clarity when she knows that the way her life played out was good.

My QEII Obsession

Elizabeth A. Havey | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty
Elizabeth A. Havey

Did you obsess about someone in your childhood or teenage years? Someone in the time before the Internet that you idolized with posters, newspaper stories or color photos from a newsstand magazine?

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.