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'80s Nostalgia

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This Retro Arcade Movie Mashup Will Bring You Back To Your Youth

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Craw | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

Hey, kids. Remember arcades? We sure do. Good times, great games. Go ahead and call us nostalgic. We don't care. Since there aren't many arcades left ...

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.

How Parents In The '70s And '80s Had It Made

Erica Ford | Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents
Erica Ford

Sadly, my kids will never know the joys of rolling freely around the back of a station wagon or eating Twinkies as part of a healthy lunch. 

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.

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.

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.

hey Don't Make Music like They Used to (and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves Because We're Afraid of Becoming Irrelevant)

Oren Miller | Posted 06.11.2014 | Parents
Oren Miller

When the first crappy music makes it into our house, I will sit my kids down, play the entire Pink Floyd discography, then The Beatles, then Simon & Garfunkel. And Bjork. And Death Cab for Cutie. And Arcade Fire. Then The Velvet Underground. Then Talking Heads.

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.

I Can't Wait To Teach My Kids About My Favorite Music

Lori Ferraro | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

Is it ever too early to put what I consider good music into their little brains? I think not.

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...

Like a Rolling Stone

Lori Ferraro | Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment
Lori Ferraro

I made such a scene, it was talked about for a while afterward, and not in a good way. Jumping, screaming, almost crying, kissing the giant video screen -- it was not my finest moment.

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.

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.

The Best 80s Singles That Never Made the Top 40 (Part 1)

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As a teenager in the 1980s, I amassed a large, eclectic collection of that decade's vinyl. In going through it all, I find myself listening more often to the hits less travelled, and after some research, I discovered an array of brilliant singles that failed altogether to grace Casey Kasem's countdown.

9 Vintage Products We're Feeling Nostalgic For

Posted 12.03.2013 | Fifty

Consider this for a second: the next generation of kids won't know what a rewind button is or know how to read a foldout map. Blockbuster, the go-...

How My Vacations Have Changed In 30 Years

Al DeLuise | Posted 11.21.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

This past August I spent a week in a rented two-family house in Belmar, NJ with members of my family. It was a beautiful house with a large wrap-around porch in a very quiet neighborhood. As I sat in one of the fatly-stuffed cushioned chairs that ringed the porch I couldn't help but think how different my first Belmar summer house experience was nearly three decades earlier.

10 Signs You're Over 50 (As Told Through GIFs)

Posted 08.07.2013 | Fifty

Every time you reach for your keys, you're like: Trying to name a song in the Top 10 is like: When 20-somethings talk about dating and coll...

Hey Girl... Happy Valentine's Day

Jen M.L. | Posted 04.15.2013 | Parents
Jen M.L.

I spent many a Valentine's Day home alone wishing someone would spend his allowance on a ridiculously over-sized teddy bear holding a plush heart that I could perch in the corner of my room as a constant reminder that someone loved me. I've written a letter to that girl.

All The Heinous Glory Of The 80s... In One Video

Posted 01.22.2013 | Arts

The '80s were real and this epic supercut titled "Memorex" is here to prove it. From Smash TV, the brave minds who brought you "Skinemax," comes a...

10 Love Lessons You Can Learn From the '80s

Nico Lang | Posted 01.26.2013 | Women
Nico Lang

This is the '80s, and girls aren't like Sandy in Grease, ditching their poodle skirts to impress some guy. No. You're like Molly Ringwald, and guys like you for just doing you.

The High Cost of Nostalgia

Dina Gachman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Dina Gachman

This brand of nostalgia feels much more real than the fleeting daydream of recess, as if twenty-two year olds truly do want to crawl back into their TVs and live safely tucked inside their favorite 80s sitcoms forever.

WATCH: Top Nostalgic '80s Songs

Posted 10.09.2011 | Arts

Songs running the gamut from Madonna's pop anthems to Public Enemy's political rhymes make the 1980s an undeniably great decade for music. Here at Huf...

Gimme That Old Time Nostalgia: Memories of Remembering

Peter Birkenhead | Posted 11.23.2011 | Home
Peter Birkenhead

I miss nostalgia. The old kind, anyway: mostly private, typically accidental, not always rosy. But nostalgia ain't what is used to be. Nowadays we wea...

The 80's Strike Back

Eric Villency | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Villency

Eddie Murphy was funny. Miley Cyrus wasn't even born. Pirates were something you read about in books. The allure of the 1980's is the appeal of a simpler time.