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A Christmas Letter From This Burnt-Out Mom To Her Single Mother Of 6

Susan Fishman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Susan Fishman

Maybe the joy of the season and the love for your kids filled your heart to the point that you've now forgotten the juggling and the exhaustion and the overall monumental holiday undertaking. But I want you to know that I haven't.

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...

Firsts

Fredrica Duke | Posted 12.03.2014 | Style
Fredrica Duke

Everyone had pimples. I didn't. Everyone had her period. I didn't. I never realized the two were hormonally related. Then, one day at 15, there it was, my "monthly friend." Aunt Flo.

Mad About the '60s ... 50th Anniversary of Coup Classic Seven Days In May

William Bradley | Posted 11.30.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Today we think of the 1970s as the heyday of the conspiracy thriller, but the reality is that the conspiracy genre flourished a decade earlier, before most of the disillusionment. And it did so in large part at the encouragement of none other than the President of the United States.

Remembering My Big, Fat, 1970s Thanksgiving

Lori Ferraro | Posted 11.26.2014 | 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.

Letter From Lego To Parents In The '70s Makes An Important Point About Gender

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents

Over the weekend, Daniel Fry posted a letter that LEGO included in boxes of its toy building bricks in the 1970s to Reddit. Addressed to parents, the ...

American Radicals Past and Present

Glyn Vincent | Posted 11.07.2014 | Books
Glyn Vincent

It took Linda Coleman 15 years to write her memoir Radical Descent: The Cultivation of an American Revolutionary, a soul searching and gripping account of her involvement as a young woman with a violent left wing underground group in the 1970s.

The Time I Got a Watermelon on Halloween

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Jacqueline Wilson

"I'm all out," he said with a shrug. I was disappointed. He must have read that disappointment on my face, because he carefully considered me for a moment before he held up his finger. "I'll be right back," he said with the slam of a screen door.

Halloween For Kids In The '70s Vs. Today

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Jacqueline Wilson

At 6:34 p.m., your mom buckles you into the back of the Range Rover. She drives to the first neighbor's house and waits in front of it until precisely 6:37 p.m., when she gives you permission to unbuckle and go up to the first door.

I Was the Victim of Extreme Free-Range Parenting

Kevin B. Morrow | Posted 12.10.2014 | Fifty
Kevin B. Morrow

Now to clarify, we were not THOSE kinds of Florida people that you see today on tabloid television shows. We were a normal middle class family who owned their home, had multiple cars and even went out to dinner regularly (a big deal in the 1970's).

35 Years Selling Homes to the Stars: Lessons in the real estate business

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.06.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Like any good business idea, or any opportunity at that, New York City is what you make of it and the people that stay there the longest are the ones who--like entrepreneurs--find their niche and prosper in it.

Maybe It's Time We Gave You an Apology

Lester & Charlie | Posted 11.19.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Sensitivity be damned. Offending people may not work for everyone, but Urban Outfitters obviously feels it works for them -- surely they'll find more ways to offend. It's going to be hard to top a bloody Kent State sweatshirt, however.

What I Learned From Taking A 'Selfie'

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 11.14.2014 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

In the midst of that mysterious, sacred bond that connects childhood friends, something even bigger seems to emerge. In the small intangibles that remain from the innocence of youth.

Back to School in the '70s: Catholic School Revisited

Tom Cramer | Posted 10.29.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Ms. Woods' eyes lit up -- she had her first victim. All I can say is that it takes longer than you'd expect to get the taste of soap out of your mouth.

Back To School: The 70s vs. Today

Victoria Fedden | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Victoria Fedden

1. Take five deep breaths and say a positive affirmation. School begins in two weeks. It is the middle of July. Don't worry, you still have time to order BPA-free bento boxes and authentic Indian tiffins made with special stainless steel that did not involve any child-labor, sweat shops or animal cruelty.

New Book Goes Deep Inside The Rise Of Reagan

Salon | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

Rick Perlstein is one of America’s greatest chroniclers of the origins of the modern American right wing. In “Before the Storm,” about the rise ...

How Neil Young Saved Me During High School

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 09.29.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Like most teenagers, music was my passion, and the music I loved defined me. Back when there were record players and 33 RPM albums with creatively rendered covers that opened like books, I collected and listened, read the liner notes and knew the words to hundreds of songs by heart.

Summer in the '70s: Teen Angst, New Friends and Rock and Roll

Tom Cramer | Posted 09.28.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Having attended the same public school since kindergarten, after 6th grade I had to move to a new town. I didn't want to hear about going back to school at all, knowing I had to start 7th grade at a Catholic school, where I didn't know anyone.

COP TOWN Proves Karin Slaughter Is One of America's Best Writers

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.08.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Karin Slaughter is a great writer. She proves it with every new book she writes. She is great; she is unique; she is profound. Her latest novel COP TOWN proves all of these facts.

WATCH: David Soul Drives Bus, Still Revs Up Our Hearts Through Song

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.17.2014 | Fifty

David Soul, who played Hutch in the 1970s buddy cop series "Starsky and Hutch," is sitting pretty these days. In a new ad for National Express in t...

Casey Kasem and the Death of American Mass Culture

Will Bunch | Posted 08.16.2014 | Entertainment
Will Bunch

His show arrived right at the moment when it seemed like America was coming apart, culturally, spiritually, and politically -- and promised us, in a tone that was relentlessly upbeat yet somehow never smarmy, that we actually could be one nation under a groove, that for three or four hours we could share a common bond.

10 Ways To Give Your Kids An Honest-To-Goodness 1970s Summer

Melissa Fenton | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Melissa Fenton

You know what I want my kids to experience this summer? The same type of summer I would have experienced in the late 1970s. The exact same one. I survived it, and they will too.

The Ghosts of Screen Time Past

Lori Ferraro | Posted 07.14.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

Some days my brother and I put in a full workday in front of the tube, complete with tray tables so we could watch through breakfast and lunchtime. Based on conversations with friends, their homes were also full of many hours of television as well. And guess what? We're all fine.

7 Lessons From My Mom: A Mixtape

Kristin Shaw | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

My mother has always had a love of music that is infectious, and my memories of the years I spent at home are punctuated with songs from all eras -- Big Band swing to '80s rock.

Summer Camp: Now and Then

Lori Ferraro | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

I know they will cherish camp memories and tell their kids someday what summer camp was like way back in 2014, how different it was and how much better it was back in their day. But I kind of secretly wish that they were making crummy crafts, playing dodgeball and eating jelly sandwiches.