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Let It All Hang Out

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 05.10.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

My friend Sue was in her mid-fifties when she decided she wanted to be an exotic dancer. I did my best to talk her out of it, but she had friends who danced -- all younger than she -- and they were making great money, so she thought she could do it too.

Having Nothing Teaches You Something For Life

Joni Kamiya | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Joni Kamiya

We don't even have 1 percent of the skills and knowledge a farmer has and yet, consumers want to tell them how to farm. Something is wrong here.

New England's Ultimate Road Trip: Rolling Along Route 7

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Rout 7 is U.S. highway, but it doesn't read like it was ever a road for moving goods or getting where you need to go.

LOOK: You Won't Recognize This Common Appliance

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.27.2013 | HuffPost Home

This just looks like a bad idea.

Why The Window Seat Is Always Better

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The airplane flights that do the grunt work of your trip, that allow you to get from place to place, are a sort of forgettable magic that, if you are like me, you do not record in your diary or photograph.

LOOK: Rare Color Photos Of Main Street From The 1940s

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.31.2012 | Small Business

After recovering from the crises of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, the spirit of human ingenuity and American entrepreneurship found a way to...

Get Donna Reed's Glamorous Look

The Huffington Post | Shana Honig | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Donna Reed showed us that you can take care of your home while still looking fashionable. Best known for wearing full skirted shirtdresses and perfect...

Amber Rose As Rosie The Riveter: Yay Or Nay? (PHOTO, POLL)

Posted 03.29.2012 | Black Voices

Amber Rose may be on her way to domesticated bliss, but her 1940s-style blue bandanna sent a different message yesterday. The model and aspiring s...

Amber Rose As Rosie The Riveter: Yay Or Nay? (PHOTO, POLL)

Posted 05.29.2012 | Style

Amber Rose may be on her way to domesticated bliss, but her 1940s-style blue bandanna sent a different message yesterday. The model and aspiring s...

Why The Christmas-Song Canon Has A Baby-Boomer Bias

www.theatlantic.com | Posted 12.21.2011 | Fifty

Titled simply "Tradition," the popular web comic xkcd recently offered a theory about Christmas pop songs-specifically, the ones that never seem to go...

Q&A With Jessica Sherr, Star of
Bette Davis Ain't For Sissies

Joshua Kors | Posted 11.08.2011 | New York
Joshua Kors

Jessica Sherr has been playing the raven-haired 1940s cinema icon Bette Davis for two years. Sherr sat down with me to discuss how an off-hand comment about her bright green eyes sparked a burgeoning career.

Your Building in 1940

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Between 1939 and 1941, the City of New York took a 35-mm black-and-white picture of every single building. Every single building. In all five boroughs.

Amber Rose As Rosie The Riveter: Yay Or Nay? (PHOTO, POLL)

Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Amber Rose may be on her way to domesticated bliss, but her 1940s-style blue bandanna sent a different message yesterday. The model and aspiring s...