80s

12 Things That Only Make Sense If You Grew Up In The '80s

Kids today probably couldn't handle growing up in the '80s. You had to walk everywhere, there were corded phones, we had slow video games, we watched a lot of commercials, and had "basic" toys.Things have really improved since then, but at least we had a young Patrick Swayze. I've been feeling very nostalgic about the '80s. It honestly was a great time to grow up. Here are 12 things that only makes sense if you grew up in the best decade ever! 1. Constantly having to give your opinion on who was better, Madonna or Cyndi Lauper. Madonna seems

70s

12 Pictures Of Men’s Fashion From The '70s That Will Make You Glad Baggy Jeans Exist

I'm glad I didn't grow up in the 70s. While women's fashion back in the day wasn't the most beautiful thing you've ever seen, men's fashion was just hideous. Men wore tight booty shorts, bell-bottoms, cable-knit vests, drawstring pants, and lots of other clothes that just yelled "I'm so stylish." But hey, that's just my opinion. Take a look for yourself: 1. If Coachella existed in the '70s, I'm certain all guys would be dressed like this. As a woman, I haven't even worn shorts like that! Vintag2. This Dustin Hoffman look-alike seems like he's having a grand time. On

90s

Drew Barrymore's Oldest Daughter Honestly Looks Like Her Twin

There's nothing more special to a mother than her children. I think a big part of that is because mothers see so much of themselves in their kids. My mother and I always get mistaken for being sisters, even though we have a 20-year age difference. One time we swapped faces on a mobile app and the image didn't even change! Not all mother-daughters are like this, but there are many cases where you know a daughter is going to look just like their mother when they grow up. Sometimes they already do...upsocl42-year-old actress Drew Barrymore gave birth to

Life

10 Things We Did In The School Bathroom, Besides Actually Using It

It's awfully sad how much I enjoyed going to the school bathroom. There was so much to do there, that is if it didn't smell disgusting. Most of the time they smelled like cleaning products, which wasn't the worst thing ever. If you think about it, we spent a lot of time in school bathrooms, but what did we actually do there? Here are 10 things we did in a school bathroom, aside from actually using it for its intended purpose. 1. Using it as a hideoutBlinvy's Teenage WastelandWhen the weather wasn't great or you just needed some

80s

We Finally Know The True Meaning Of Cyndi Lauper's Song "She Bop" And We're Mortified

I remember dancing like a robot to this song alone in my room, at my friend's house, and in public. The thing is, I wasn't only dancing to it, I was yelling the lyrics, and now I really wish I didn't.The 1983 song "She Bop" reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in '84, meaning that everyone was rocking out to another Cyndi Lauper hit. The catchy lyrics had everyone saying "she bop, he bop, and we bop. I bop, you bop, and they bop." If you look up the definition for "bop," it means

Music

10 Songs We Should Never Have Sung In Public, But Were Totally Obsessed With Anyway

Everyone has a guilty pleasure, and for me it was songs that weren't "cool" or "appropriate" to sing in public. Singing in front of people is already embarrassing, but there are certain songs you could hum to that wouldn't annoy or make someone uncomfortable. Here are 10 awesome songs from the '90s and early 2000s that wouldn't even dare to sing in public, even if there were no consequences. 1. "Get Down" By B4-4Aside from this music video being extremely unsettling (those facial expressions still make me laugh today), "Get Down" was addicting to sing to (in your head.) It's

Pop Culture

The Original Tale Of Sleeping Beauty Was Not A Happily Ever After, But Every Girl's Nightmare

Cinderella is not the only fairy tale with an unsettling origin story. It seems like the oral tradition of passing stories down from one generation to another worked to scare the bejesus out of children, rather than to entertain them.  Sleeping Beauty was no exception, and the real story of the sleeping princess does not sound anything close to a happily ever after. In fact, the young girl's beloved "savior" needs to get locked up! spiked-onlineMany of us are familiar with Disney's version of the princess tale, which is based on Charles Perrault's rendition of the ancient story.It

Pop Culture

The Original Stories of Cinderella Sound More Like A Horror Story Than A Disney Movie

There are so many renditions of Cinderella out there that you'd be surprised to learn that the original stories are not quite like any of them. In fact, some of them shouldn't have been told to children, which is probably why the fairy tale has changed so much over the years. Disney VideoPerhaps the most popular Cinderella story is portrayed in Disney's 1950 animated version of Cinderella. The film's plot is based on Charles Perrault's 1697 rendition of the fairy tale. The movie became the greatest commercial hit for the studio, and is still considered one of the best American

90s

Polly Pockets Are Making A Comeback, But You May Notice They Look A Little Different

If you grew up in the '90s without a Polly Pocket toy, you must have felt something valuable was missing from your childhood. But like all things great, there is always a chance they can make a comeback. Luckily, it seems like this generation is choosing to bring back that awesome '90s vibe. We've been seeing more '90s fashion trends like chokers, scrunchies, and round sunglasses. Now one of our beloved toys is making a comeback: Polly Pockets!  ComplexThese pocket-size cases containing miniature dolls and accessories were every little '90s girl's fantasy. Bluebird Toys launched the first Polly Pocket

90s

The Story Behind The "S" That We Drew On Everything In School

No one is sure how long this cool "S" has been around for, but we can all agree that we saw this stylized "S" everywhere in the late '90s and early 2000s. But what exactly was it and where did it come from? ViceIt wasn't rocket science, but everyone who could draw the fancy-looking letter somehow had a little more prestige than those who couldn't. Why this was, I don't know. It was literally the simplest, and most addictive, thing to draw. These 14 lines of awesomeness were even better if you had that letter in your name. If you