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The Lost Art of Partying

Sarah Byrne | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
Sarah Byrne

Gone are the days when people tried to make the best of an awkward situation, or strike up a conversation with someone you wouldn't have otherwise met. Instead, we go to parties to all sit in our respective corners and stare at our phones, waiting for something better to text us.

The 2014 Word Of The Year Is...

AP | By LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 12.15.2014 | Books

NEW YORK (AP) — A nation, a workplace, an ethnicity, a passion, an outsized personality. The people who comprise these things, who fawn or rail agai...

For Comfort and Joy This Holiday Season, Think Vintage for Gifts, Entertaining, Décor and More

Bob Richter | Posted 12.11.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bob Richter

Vintage ornaments, lights and decorations add that nostalgic, sentimental vibe to a home, and people respond to it -- especially at this time of the year.

17 Food Hits From the '90s

Food52 | Posted 12.08.2014 | Taste
Food52

This decade really belonged to snacks like Twix Bars and Hot Pockets.

Homemade Holidays

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 12.05.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

The homemade Christmas gifts we made as children were good practice for hobbies that have followed us into adulthood.

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...

For the First Time in Forever... I Did Not Enjoy My Vacation to Disney World

Christy Heitger-Ewing | Posted 12.04.2014 | Travel
Christy Heitger-Ewing

Just so we're clear, I've been a humongous Disney fan ever since I was a kid. I've probably visited Mickey's playground three dozen times in the past several decades, and for so long it really did seem like the most magical place on Earth. But no more.

When a Sad Song Made It Better

Sherry Stanfa-Stanley | Posted 12.03.2014 | Fifty
Sherry Stanfa-Stanley

Dropping the needle, I would rush to sprawl across my twin bed and pick up the stiff cardboard album jacket. Only then, once the music began, did I allow myself the magic of studying the album's back cover and the lyrics printed on the inside liner.

What We Remember About Home Economics -- The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 12.02.2014 | Fifty

There was a time when "home economics" meant something other than the family budget. To young teens in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, it meant a school c...

Feed The Nostalgic Beast Inside With These Shrines To Your Favorite 90s Idols

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.28.2014 | Arts

Michelle Guintu's upcoming exhibition is titled "Obsession" and it's not hard to see why. The artists craft sharp-edged, multimedia shrines to classic...

10 Classic Films For The Whole Family To Enjoy

Next Avenue | Linda Bernstein | Posted 11.26.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Bernstein One night when my (now adult) kids were little, we rented It’s a Wonderful Life, the classic Frank...

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.

Definitely Not Norman Rockwell's Thanksgiving

RB Bronson | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

My extended family wasn't very close, but we came together once a year, and generally speaking, people got along. In my family, food is the opiate of the people.

10 Life-Changing Books We Read Growing Up

Next Avenue | Linda Bernstein | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Bernstein Let me begin with this: The kind of YA (Young Adult) books that are marketed to teens these days (th...

What I Learned Visiting My Kids' 95-Year-Old Great-Grandmother

Meredith Hale | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

After weeks of unremitting pain, a smile crossed her lips as she watched her great-grandson explore her home, a den of wonders tantalizing him with glass candy dishes and old shoes buried deep in Grandma's closet.

What Coffee Shops Were Like Before Starbucks Took Over The World

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty

There's a certain comfort in going to a store like Starbucks -- you know exactly what you'll get, every time. Before the company took over seemingly e...

Saving a Neighborhood With Birdhouses

Dan Szczesny | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Dan Szczesny

That house brought together my father and mother's families. As a child, my parents brought me back there so often that even now, the thought of that old house triggers in me the smell of my grandfather's old workshop or the feel of the old rusty fence that ran behind the chicken coop.

Move Over Kim and Khloe, Here Comes Audrey Peanut

David Ostow | Posted 11.15.2014 | Comedy
David Ostow

Certainly Mr. Peanut, prodigious captain of industry he appears to have been, had children and his children had children and they are in the world today conducting their affairs with the class and dignity that the mantle of the Peanut name demands.

The Unusual Family Vacation Memory That Still Makes Me Laugh

Kevin B. Morrow | Posted 11.15.2014 | Fifty
Kevin B. Morrow

In 1976 we took a family vacation by car and one of the stops was Washington D.C.. After a full day of sightseeing in both Washington and Virginia, we checked in to our hotel and my mother -- always being prepared -- got out the AAA Guide Book for the city to find a place for dinner.

What Worries Me About Being Part Of This Tech-Obsessed Generation

Cailin Loesch | Posted 11.14.2014 | Teen
Cailin Loesch

It occurred to me that my dad has experienced life like I will never know it, and that I have experienced life like my children will never know. It's not just technology that's changing, either: it's our way of living.

#TBT to My #FBF Our Generation's Obsession with Nostalgia

Megan Shuffleton | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Megan Shuffleton

I don't want to be showing off my embarrassing patterned leggings and ugly bangs, circa 2002. However, I do see the fun in it: There's something satisfying about hearing a song that brings you back to your carefree high school days.

5 Obscure Wedding Traditions We Should Definitely Bring Back

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.12.2014 | Weddings

While we love a good hora, there are plenty of wedding traditions we're more than happy to skip (er, Garter belt, anyone?) That's because a lot of ...

It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to a House

Megan Morton | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Megan Morton

I wake up extra early today. The sun is just peering above the treeline and the air is already thick and wet with Indiana August. I stretch and pause at the edge of my bed just as I have 2,098 other times in this home. But this time it is different. This time it is the last.

60 Women Over 60 Look Back At Their First Jobs

Margaret Manning | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

We were one of the first generations of women to have the opportunity to chart our own course from the very beginning of our lives. Yes, many of us faced challenges with discrimination, and even harassment, along the way. But, for the most part, we were given an incredible opportunity to be healthier, better educated and more independent than any other generation.

How to Save Yourself From the Tantalizing Lie of 'Later'

Z Zoccolante | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Allow yourself to make memories with the people you love, even if that rare night of shenanigans and laughter with friends is the reason you need that extra cup of coffee or fresh juice the next morning.