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Nostalgia

From Toddler to Teen in One Glance Out the Window

Maria Rodgers O’Rourke | Posted 04.07.2014 | Parents
Maria Rodgers O’Rourke

I glanced out the kitchen window and the light caught my eye, warm and rosy on my neighbor's wall. Sunset. The sun's rays were shining through the barren winter trees, projecting a silhouette of our old swing set, still and frozen on the side yard.

16 Foods From Childhood We Can't Believe Are Still Around

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty

Over the last few decades, we've seen all sorts of scientific and technological advances. We've seen an explosion of ecommerce, DNA testing and digita...

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

Allison Tate | Posted 04.11.2014 | 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.

Why Everyone Should Go To Their High School Reunion

Jim Moret | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Jim Moret

The email alert popped up with annoying regularity, reminding me that my high school reunion was approaching and I had not yet purchased my ticket. I had already decided months earlier that I was not going, not this time. And time was the operative word, because this reunion marked forty years since my graduation. Attending would force me to face that reality head on and I simply wasn't prepared for it.

Yagana Shah

11 Ways Technology Has Changed Since We Were Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.10.2014 | Fifty

"When I was your age..." you say, beginning long-winded stories of your childhood of hard-knocks. You walked four miles to school in the bitter cold a...

16 Ways 'Kids These Days' Are Missing Out On REAL Summer Fun

Posted 04.04.2014 | Parents

The only thing better than summertime itself is being a kid during the summer. There are beaches to play on, pools to swim in, and friends to hang out...

Bet You Haven't Thought About These Shows In Forever

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.02.2014 | TV

Remember the good ol' days when you used to tune in to shows like "Doug," "Hey Arnold!," "Full House," "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Family Matters," "T...

Going Out in the '80s

Lori Ferraro | Posted 03.26.2014 | 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.

4 Things That Surprisingly Haven't Changed For Women Since The 1960s

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty

We may have, as the 1968 Virginia Slims ad told us, "come a long way, baby." Or not. Sometimes, it seems, the more things change, the more they stay t...

How Social Media Has Distorted Our Ability to Let Go of the Past

Catherine Zinger | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Zinger

Before social media, we simply accepted that certain relationships and friendships died a natural death. Now we can't let sleeping dogs lie. We push, we delve, we foray into former relationships, perhaps eager for a "do over" of an experience that we feel like we didn't get right the first time.

Yagana Shah

13 Signs We Never Really Grow Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty

They say the grass is always greener -- and that never holds true more than when it comes to age. As kids we long for the freedom to be able to do wha...

Suburban Blues: Memories of a Late Baby Boomer

Tim Koechlin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty
Tim Koechlin

We slept with our bedroom windows open and our blankets at our feet. We heard the conversations of passing teenagers and lovers through the windows, and we heard the drone and swoosh of the occasional traffic. We could hear the ballgame on someone else's radio.

25 Things You Remember if You Were A Parent In The 90s

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

For those of us who became parents in the 1990s, there are things that we experienced that young parents of today will never understand. Like how devastating it could be when a VCR tape broke. Or when a roll of film was over-exposed and none of the pictures from your kid's birthday party came out.

Is That You, Cher Horowitz?

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 03.05.2014 | Style

Oh look! It's Cher Horowitz! Well, a taller, blonder and perhaps fancier version. But hey, Iggy Azalea is basically Cher's replica, right? The Aus...

These Sexist Vintage Ads Would Be Totally Unacceptable Today

Posted 03.13.2014 | Fifty

We often yearn for a simpler time. You know, back when we didn't all have a smartphone, two e-mail addresses, and a laptop to keep us distracted at al...

The Art of Nostalgia: A How-To on Living in the Moment

Gabby Edzie | Posted 03.04.2014 | College
Gabby Edzie

Our late teens and early twenties consist of a series of transitions so fast-paced that it may take writing an article about them to truly see them.

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...

No Reservations, No Problems at This Cathedral of Real Basic French Food

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 02.24.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

My favorite restaurant in Paris, and the most beautiful one in my opinion as well, is Chez Chartier. Open everyday, the amazing dining room looks straight out of a period movie.

Plugged in and Feeling the Fiction

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Mark Rubinstein

Imagine wearing a vest-like device while reading a book, so that when you come upon a scene brimming with heart-racing tension, the vest emits vibrations to increase your heart rate.

Your Attitude Towards Snow Days Will Be Remembered

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents
Heidi Mulligan Walker

I realize now that my dad being with us during those days meant that he actually wasn't sleeping when he should have been between night shifts. A detail I was not aware of as a child, but which sticks with me now, as a parent myself, thinking about how to entertain the kids.

No Snow-Days at the Detroit Zoo: A Winter's Afternoon with a Camera and a New Gadget

Kevin Walsh | Posted 04.13.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

Dig through your parents' photo albums. If you're from the Detroit area (or ever visited someone there in your childhood) there's probably one of these shots somewhere, for example, the bear-pit where you used to be able to toss marshmallows, in the days before ursine diabetes...

5 Ways To Strengthen Your Relationships This Valentine's Day

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

One of the nicest parts of being in a relationship is having routines that you share together and love. But becoming too comfortable in your routines can put your relationship at risk of falling into complacency and even boredom, which isn't so great for your relationship.

The Night I Officially Felt Like A Teenager For The First Time

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.11.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

In the fall of 1975 I went to a birthday party. It was a time when we were quite impressed with ourselves, my friends and I. We had the right clothes -- overalls and carpenter pants, Frye boots and Huck-a-Poo shirts, and we were, for the most part, left to our own devices, free to smoke cigarettes and pot and drink cheap beer, walking from house to house in the cold nights, safe in our little suburban town.

The Beloved Family Tradition I'm Recreating For My Kids

Lori Ferraro | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

I love that they have this little weekly tradition to look forward to. I love that my friends love to come over and share our tradition with us. I love that this is a slice (see what I did there?) of my childhood that is now a part of theirs.

The Friends I Keep In My Basement

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

We all have appliances we were so excited about at the time, but don't use anymore, right?  Some sit on the kitchen counter for a while as appliance architecture, before they are banished to the graveyard. Some have never been used.