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7 Ways The Beauty Industry Convinced Women That They Weren't Good Enough

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 04.29.2014 | Women

Are your biggest "flaws" really just some of the beauty industry's greatest marketing successes?

Are These The 'Most Unforgettable Women In The World'?

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 04.05.2014 | Style

Standards of beauty in American society may not have changed much over time, but we believe that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. And what'...

11 Horrifyingly Offensive Vintage Ads

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

Always wish you had dimples? There's a contraption for that. From the depths of our nightmares comes 11 vintage ads selling everything from sauna ...

Beauty Ads Are STILL Making The Same Promises They Did 50 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.12.2013 | Style

Much has changed in the world of beauty in the past few decades. The quality of makeup and skincare products has gotten higher, and so have the expect...

#TBT: Vintage Hair & Beauty Ads We LOVE!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.05.2013 | Black Voices

There's something about old ads that make us long for days gone by -- and we're not just talking about the low retail prices. There was a level of sop...

WATCH: The Week's Best Throwback Pics, Style And Trends

Posted 10.24.2013 | HuffPost Home

Happy #TBT, y'all! This week, we traveled back to a simpler time when pixie haircuts were all the rage and Jack Nicholson ruled Hollywood. Of course, ...

WATCH: The Week's Best Throwback Pics, Style And Trends

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.10.2013 | HuffPost Home

Happy #TBT! It's time to grab your Tiki Ruby Cocktail because we're taking a look back at our favorite nostalgia stories from this week. Whether it wa...

WATCH: The Week's Best Throwback Pics, Style And Trends

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

It's Thursday and it's time to throw it all back. This week we had some awesome nostalgia to delight all of your vintage needs. From the bad '70s tren...

LOOK: Vintage Furniture Proves Sex Doesn't Always Sell

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 10.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

From the "If Sterling Cooper Was A Real Ad Agency" department comes this gem of a furniture advertisement that tries to convince hapless fedora-wearin...

WATCH: The Week's Best Throwback Pics, Style And Trends

Posted 09.26.2013 | HuffPost Home

It's Throwback Thursday, and that means we're taking a look back at the very best nostalgia posts from this week. We covered everything from vintage h...

WATCH: The Week's Best Throwback Pics, GIFs And More

Posted 09.12.2013 | HuffPost Home

It's Throwback Thursday, and you know what that means. Here at HuffPost Home, we rounded up the best vintage posts of the week and chat about, well, h...

WATCH: The Week's Best Throwback Ads, Pics & Advice

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 08.15.2013 | HuffPost Home

Every day at HuffPost Home we search the internet looking for amazing vintage ads, products and homes -- and of course, the people who made these trea...

1920s Ad Gets Sofa Beds Oh So Wrong

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.15.2013 | HuffPost Home

A product that gave flappers backaches.

PHOTOS: What These Naked Men Were Trying To Sell

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.15.2013 | HuffPost Home

It was a different time, indeed.

WATCH: Vintage KFC Commercial Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Fifty

Who knew Colonel Sanders could be so...sinister? The vintage KFC ad above reveals a totally obscure side of the famously smiley chicken spokesman....

PHOTO: Vintage Telephone Ad Got The Future Right (Sort Of)

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.25.2013 | HuffPost Home

So we're not recessing our phones into cabinets -- or owning landlines at all, in many cases. But this vintage Bell Telephone ad got a few things r...

WOW: Food Storage Used To Be Way More Stylish

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.17.2013 | HuffPost Home

Or at least cuter. Is that Don Draper in the background?

PHOTO: WWII Soldiers Looked Forward To This Room

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.21.2013 | HuffPost Home

And here we thought they couldn't wait to see their loved ones.

PHOTO: Yet Another Reason We're Glad It's Not The '20s

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.09.2013 | HuffPost Home

In my mind, there's no other way to read the prevailing statement in this vintage appliance ad except with sarcasm. Flickr photo from JoeWolf ...

PHOTO: $50k Could Buy You Something Amazing In 1958

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

Now it's off to our time machines to do a little investing.

"The Only Sensible Way To Buy Furniture"?

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

We respectfully disagree.

'50s House Hunters Dealt With Surprising Advertisements

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 06.26.2013 | HuffPost Home

Let's just say that looking for a home could be a blast.

Skinless Wieners Make The Best Vintage Ads

Posted 10.01.2013 | Taste

They're just a tad suggestive.

Is This The 'Most Sexist Ad Of All Time'?

The Huffington Post | Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.30.2013 | Women

The mistaken notion that women are bad drivers has probably been around since the invention of the automobile, but in the '50s and '60s it was evident...

LOOK: Grape Nuts Used To Fat-Shame Women

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Advertising isn't known for being body positive. Companies as diverse as AshleyMadison.com and Oatmeals NY have resorted to shaming potential customer...