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Nostalgia

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.

Why Some Of My Most Cherished Memories Relate To Halloween

RB Bronson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

There's a lot about our childhoods we'd like to forget: the school bully, the critical teacher, the hectoring older brother or indifferent parent. But I think we can all agree that some of our most cherished memories relate to Halloween.

A Saturday, A Sister And The Library

Alexandra Rosas | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Alexandra Rosas

My older sister would take me to the library. She never came out and said we were going; it would just happen.

Are We Trying Too Hard to Be Happy?

Psychology Today | Krystine I. Batcho | Posted 10.20.2014 | World

Are we trying too hard to be happy? Social science has given mixed messages about how happy Americans are today. On the one hand, data from the Genera...

Yagana Shah

5 Vintage Urban Legends That Still Creep Us Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.20.2014 | Fifty

It's that time of the year again. Store shelves are fully stocked with seasonal candies, there are pumpkins all over your neighborhood and you're stre...

Possibilities and Nostalgia: Conversations with Herbie Hancock and Annie Lennox

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

HH: "I'm saying that everybody has infinite opportunities for exploration in a forward motion of their life and hopefully this is an encouragement for people to not be afraid to get out of their comfort zone and examine new territory, new ideas, new perspectives as part of the growth process."

10 Of The Funniest Boomer TV Moments Ever

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 10.19.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com From All in the Family to The Cosby Show, these hilarious scenes—written by, directed by, and starring Boomers—ar...

My Mrs. Robinson Wore a Silver Bikini

Kevin B. Morrow | Posted 10.17.2014 | Fifty
Kevin B. Morrow

Anyone reading this post should know who Mrs. Robinson is from the movie The Graduate. I refuse to even give an IMDB link. If you truly don't know, do your own google search or check Netflix.

The Family Ritual of S&H Green Stamps

RB Bronson | Posted 10.16.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

Before there were discount stores and warehouse outlets, before Amazon and Walmart and China drove down retail prices to the bone, we found other ways to get deals on merchandise. It required a bit of work and active saliva glands, but with the help of our family, we managed to score bicycles and housewares and toys for free, all by collecting S&H Green Stamps.

'Rainbow Brite' Rides Again!

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment

Good news, '80s kids. The future is looking "Brite." The 1980s cartoon "Rainbow Brite" is now coming back in a brand new series courtesy of the vid...

6 Halloween Treats From Our Youth That Make Us Want To Be Kids Again

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty

It's nearly Halloween, a time for pumpkins, costumes, and candy, candy, candy. In 2013, Reese's peanut butter cups, M&M's, and Snickers were all the r...

October's Promise of Halloween

Chris Dean | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
Chris Dean

Clothed in jammies and our plastic masks, we'd fall down in front of the TV, dump our night's treasure on the floor and divide it up by good, yucky and OK, stuffing as much as we could into our mouths during the process.

Facebook: The Nemesis of the High School Reunion?

Michelle O'Berg Figueroa | Posted 10.14.2014 | Technology
Michelle O'Berg Figueroa

Are high school reunions pointless?