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Ultimate Proof That The Best Tourists Are '80s Tourists

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.08.2014 | Arts

We're not exactly sure when tourists started getting such a bad rap. We're referring, specifically, to their sartorial choices. Ain't nothing wrong wi...

Learning to Fly

Kristin Shaw | Posted 08.05.2014 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

Our parents saw us off from Angie's driveway, and we waved until we couldn't see their faces anymore. Armed with travelers' checks, cash, maps, snacks and the best mix tapes we could create, we headed east.

Which '80s Heartthrob Is Now Piloting Helicopter Tours?

OWN | Posted 08.01.2014 | OWN

You may recognize Lorenzo Lamas for his roles in long-running series like "Falcon Crest," "Renegade" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," but the '80s he...

10 Reasons Why Being A Boy In The '80s Was The Best

Beau Coffron | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents
Beau Coffron

The '80s epitomized great (and a few not so great) clothing styles. The shorts left little to the imagination, but kids today don't appreciate the natural air conditioning these provided.

10 Reasons Being A Kid In The '80s Was The Best

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Stephanie Sprenger

Despite being somewhat aesthetically unappealing, we children of the '80s had it pretty good.

AIDS Nostalgia and 1991's Someone Else From Queens Is Queer

Christopher Murray | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

I never saw a performance of Someone Else From Queens Is Queer, the 1991 solo show of AIDS activist and health policy enfant terrible Richard Elovich, but know it from the text published in the journal Theatre in the summer 1993 issue, which I've always kept a copy of and read every few years.

Yagana Shah

9 Facts About 'Ferris Bueller' That Will Blow Your Mind

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.11.2014 | Fifty

It's been nearly 30 years today, since Ferris Bueller took the day off, but kids (and adults) everywhere still dream of ditching school (or work) with...

Come As You Are

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Bizarrely, I found myself last weekend sharing a stage with Nirvana's bassist, Krist Novoselic, which, absent context, anyone who knew me when Nirvana was changing the musical world would say is just about the least likely thing that could ever happen to me.

The Ultimate Summer Music Guide For The '80s Music Fan

Wendi Aarons | Posted 08.02.2014 | Fifty
Wendi Aarons

Video may have killed the radio star, but never fear, music fans! Bands that were big in the '80s are coming to a stadium near you this summer, for "reunion," "farewell," and "redux" tours -- because the radio star needs to pay for college for his kids, and rebuild the retirement account that was wasted on hookers and blow back in the peak earning years.

How Old Is Advil?

Brian Shactman | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Brian Shactman

When you think of innovation, whether it be technological or otherwise, the pace is generally unnerving. Even though breakthrough drugs are less common these days, it was a bit of a shock at how young something so ubiquitous as Advil actually is.

To the Unlikely Role Model Who Changed My Life

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Good News
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

What Mr. Ray presented to me was something mightier than any of my father's swings with the board or previous teachers' threats of suspension or detention. He made me think critically about the future for the first time, and he did it by showing me what I could become.

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.

Top 10 Love Lessons of Sixteen Candles

Em & Lo | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

This week marks the 30th (!) anniversary of Sixteen Candles, one of the greatest teen movies of all time (right next to John Hughes' other classic, The Breakfast Club).

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.

TV's Hottest Celebs Talk Dating In 1989

OWN | Posted 05.01.2014 | OWN

On a 1989 episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," Oprah visited Los Angeles to sit down with some of the hottest television stars at the time, including ...

Bob Dylan in the 1980s: A Never Ending Tour of a Cantankerous Canon

Stephen Hazan Arnoff | Posted 06.10.2014 | Entertainment
Stephen Hazan Arnoff

If the question at the heart of this project asks what was really off about Bob Dylan in the 1980s, the answer it returns is surprising. How we hear Dylan's supposed nadir says a lot about what distinguishes art and artists that last.

Julie Brown's Homecoming Queen Rules at Silver Lake's Cavern Club

Xaque Gruber | Posted 06.07.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

It was always hard to define Miss Julie Brown, the hilarious red head who was really an underrated visionary, taking a pop culture generation by storm...

Kbit's Orbital Space Flight

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.05.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

What better way to start an album such as this then with the voice of President Dwight Eisenhower honoring the seven men who were selected for the very first NASA project Mercury?

10 Movies This Child of the '80s Wants Her Kids to Learn From

Allison Tate | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Allison Tate

As I stare down 40 and gear up for another phase of life, I find myself going back to the things that comforted me when I really was a teenager.

Going Out in the '80s

Lori Ferraro | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Faces was in a strip mall by a movie theatre and a Showbiz Pizza Parlor and had everything a 13-year-old girl could want including a DJ, a disco ball and mouthwatering fancy mocktails.

Yagana Shah

Then And Now: These 80s Heartthrobs Are Still Smokin' Hot

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.20.2014 | Fifty

Happy birthday, Rob Lowe! The "Brat Pack" actor turns 50 today but still has those piercing blue eyes and that mischievous smile that earned him heart...

7 Cringeworthy Style Trends We'd Love To Forget

Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty

Whether you admit it or not, chances are if you lived through the 1970s or 1980s you've probably made some questionable fashion choices. Very question...

My Big, Fat '80s Valentine To All The Boys I've Loved

Lori Ferraro | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

I had kept diaries and journals since I was 8. Ninety-nine percent of the entries from age 12 on up focus on one subject: BOYS.

The Sexist '80s Commercial That Ruined Everything for Women Today

Emma Nicholson | Posted 03.26.2014 | Comedy
Emma Nicholson

My day started with the realization my computer was infected with a nasty virus just after I planted my foot down into a fresh pile of dog shit. It could only get better, right?

5 Ways My '80s Teen Self Would Be Seriously Screwed Today

Lori Ferraro | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

I was pretty bad... at being bad. With today's technology there's no way I would have ever gotten away with anything.