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10 Surefire Signs You Were Born In The 1950s

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jessica Dysart | Posted 07.17.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com You're definitely a boomer if you remember these favorite TV shows, iconic toys and political turning points. Read...

These Incredible Photos Of Brazil's Past Will Help You Understand Its Future

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 07.06.2014 | World

There's no better time to take a look back at Brazil's past than during these four weeks of absolute soccer craze. Life.com delved into its archiv...

This Is What Your Flight Looked Like In The Fifties

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.17.2014 | Travel

Air travel has come a long way since the 1950s, this we know. We're deep into our bizarre affection for SkyMall, personal TV screens and in-flight WiF...

Memory Postcard: "The Day I Met Martin Luther King Jr... and Was Disappointed"

Matthew Ross Smith | Posted 05.23.2014 | Arts
Matthew Ross Smith

Glimpses into the lives of ordinary Americans. THE THIEVES AMONG US Montgomery, Alabama (1956) I started at the grocery when I was twelve, sweep...

Yagana Shah

These Vintage Ads Prove We Had No Idea What The Future Would Actually Look Like

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.12.2014 | Fifty

If you thought "The Jetsons" was far-fetched, think again. While you may laugh at the idea of every household having a robot, flying cars, and superco...

A Mother's Day Memory: From "The Icky Era of Aspic"

Lindsay Pyfer | Posted 07.09.2014 | Taste
Lindsay Pyfer

It was slimy. And, worst of all, it wasn't sweet. Then there was the texture, which has aptly been described as "like eating congealed blood."

I Brake for Floor Plans

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 07.05.2014 | Fifty
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Like a lot of people -- and you know who you are -- I brake for estate sales. I park the car and go into the house, partly to shop but mostly to check out the floor plan. Same goes for open houses. A "for sale" sign in front of a house and I hit the brakes.

Yagana Shah

11 Vintage Slang Terms That Need To Make A Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty

Sometimes we think the modern use of language has become something of a joke. With texting that limits us to 140 characters, using emojis and Snapchat...

Paul Clayton

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Paul Clayton (l) and Bill Clifton, Bill Clifton & Paul Clayton: The First Recordings via Bear Family Records Paul Clayton Worthington was born on M...

The Future of the Dog

Boria Sax | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Boria Sax

What does the future hold for dogs in the West? Perhaps, if the integration into human society continues, we could come to regard them as almost fully "human," with the rights and responsibilities that entails.

WATCH: Before Betty White Became A 'Golden Girl'...

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

We immediately burst into laughter at the very thought of Betty White's gullible character Rose Nylund. (She had the kookiest way of making a point.) ...

Did Someone Say 'Classic'? Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat Could Not Be Published Today

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy
Peter Mandel

You may know that Dr. Seuss's real name was Theodor Geisel. But bet you didn't know this: The Cat in the Hat could not be published today. Repeat: It couldn't make the cut.

An Audio-Visual Explanation of Why the GOP is Stuck in the 1950s

Lester & Charlie | Posted 02.01.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

We know the Republicans would like to forget how St. Eisenhower's prosperity was due in part to high corporate tax rates and massive spending on infrastructure. So what was it?

Been There, Done That

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I was only married a short while when I realized something was wrong with me. It happened when I heard myself mumbling obscenities as I pushed the vacuum, powered entirely by resentment.

Why I WISH I Had Time For A Midlife Crisis

Alison Patton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Alison Patton

I just realized the other day that I'm at the age where I should be having my midlife crisis. In fact, when I think back, my parents went through theirs right about this same time of life.

WATCH: 1950s Women's Health Video Is Utterly Appalling

Posted 11.04.2013 | Fifty

We always thought our monthly visit from mother nature was a bloody pain. But according to this 1953 educational video, apparently "the menopause" is ...

Objects In This Photo May Be (Way) Smaller Than They Appear

Posted 10.24.2013 | HuffPost Home

At first glance, Michael Paul Smith's Flickr photo stream might look like behind-the-scenes footage of one of our favorite 50s-era TV shows. (Donald D...

17 Ways To Take Your Kitchen Back To The '50s

The Huffington Post | Nile Cappello | Posted 09.25.2013 | Taste

Etsy goes retro.

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: This 1950s Pinup Girl Could Not Be More Amazing

Posted 08.08.2013 | Women

The phrase "pinup girl" often conjures up images of hourglass figures and vintage fashion. But how often are the pin-ups we see actually plus-size wom...

#TBT: 25 Reasons We Miss 1951

Posted 08.08.2013 | Arts

Everyone loves Bogey, baseball and backseat makeouts. Here are 25 reasons you should remember the year 1951: 1. Honey, I'm Home! "I Love Lucy" debu...

PHOTOS: There's Something 'Off' About This Kitchen

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.26.2013 | HuffPost Home

It's made from a material that won't exactly stand up to wear-and-tear.

LOOK: This Was What The Future Was Supposed To Be

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.23.2013 | HuffPost Home

So bright you have to wear shades.

LOOK: One 1950s Home Had 42 Exhausting Rules

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.19.2013 | HuffPost Home

Those of us who love vintage homes know that they often require a bit more upkeep than new construction. Whether it's tending to ancient heating syste...

PHOTOS: What People In The '50s Thought The '80s Would Look Like

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 06.27.2013 | HuffPost Home

You know, these "predictions" make the decade of excess look not-so-bad.