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The 70s

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.

Why My 1970s Christmas Was Way Better

Lori Ferraro | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Lori Ferraro

They say that when you have kids you get to relive the magic of the holidays all over again, see Christmas through their eyes. I suppose that's true -- to an extent.

John Locke Goss: The Third Metric and the Wisdom of the Hippies

John Locke Goss | Posted 02.02.2014 | Fifty
John Locke Goss

Some might say we gave up and dropped out, but it was more than that. We chose, rather, to try to change the world by example rather than by protest or force, so off we went to test our theories and beliefs.

This 1970s Smokey Bear PSA Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty

The friendly, trustworthy bear that reminds you to put out campfires just pulled a fast one on us -- and we're spooked. In fact, after watching this 1...

Social Media's Word Hijacking

Kel Kelly | Posted 01.09.2013 | Technology
Kel Kelly

I grew up in the '70s. Things were so different back then. Bad hair wasn't a day, it was a way of life. Words were different back then too. Fortunately, social media has permanently hijacked some of those words and given them a completely different meaning.

Parental Inspired Nostalgia

Andrew Cotto | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

I never forgot those days in my childhood, but I'd never truly missed them. Until now. I miss them now because my kids don't have the same freedom.

The Last Dance: Donna Summer (1948-2012)

Howard Barbanel | Posted 07.17.2012 | Entertainment
Howard Barbanel

All she asked "is that you dance with me," and dance we did. Donna Summer, the voice of an era, gone at 63.

Saki Knafo

Return To Levittown

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.13.2011 | Fifty

Last Wednesday, as thousands of protesters gathered in financial districts around the country shouting slogans like "Get money out of politics" and "T...

Saki Knafo

Levittown: The Baby Boomer Story As Told By The Children Of America's First Suburb

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty

In 1946, a developer named William Levitt began buying up land from potato farmers in the Long Island town of Hempstead, N.Y., and within a few years ...

People Cheat Less Now Than They Did In 1975

Your Tango | Posted 11.15.2011 | Women

The good news keeps rolling in for those concerned about infidelity. We recently reported that the rate of divorce due to cheating has decreased, whic...

1970: The Year That Gave Us American Idol, Celebrity Rehab and the First School of Rock

David Browne | Posted 07.13.2011 | Entertainment
David Browne

Other than death and taxes, two things we can seemingly count on forever are albums of pre-rock standards and wobbly auditions on American Idol. For all that, we can thank Ringo Starr.

Revenge of Gen-X: What Movies About the 80s Mean

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In case you needed proof that Hollywood is dominated by and aimed at people in their 30s and early 40s, look at all the movies about the 1980s currently on screens.

'70s Echo In New "No Nukes" Campaign

New York Times | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 1979, in the dark freeze of the cold war and six months after the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Middletown, Pa., they pa...