70s

How Money Transactions Took Place In the 70s Compared To Today

The 1970s has a poor reputation for economic collapse, labor unrest, racism,  embarrassing music, and the list goes on. So was the decade as horrible as it has been made up to be?We are all tired of the dreaded ‘When I was a child..’ story that our parents  repeatedly tell us, and although it is hard to comprehend, they were once young. So much has changed since they were children, and each generation is more distinct than the previous. Let us travel back to the 1970s when the parents of today’s youth grew up. Since then,

Cool Stuff

How To Avoid The Lottery Winners' Curse

If there is anything worse than your lottery numbers coming up and forgetting to buy a ticket, it’s winning the jackpot and blowing the lot — this is known as the lottery winners’ curse. A windfall awaits the winner of the lottery, but for some, such a life-changing pay-day is too much too soon. Among many, perhaps the most notorious of these winners is Michael Carol who got his big win during a draw of the UK’s National Lottery in the early 2000s. Nicknamed the Lotto Lout, living a life of excess meant he soon squandered the £9.7

90s

What Can We Learn From Barbarians at the Gate Today?

This Throwback Thursday, we're flashing back to the business classic Barbarians at the Gate. Originally a book written by business journalists John Helyar and Bryan Burrough, the HBO film version was released in 1993. Barbarians at the Gate tells the (ultimately unsuccessful) story of a group of RJR Nabisco executives who attempted to buy the entire company in what's called a leveraged buyout.On its own, the story is a fascinating look into the world of business, and an overall great example of business reporting. It's also home to a lot of lessons for anyone negotiating on behalf of corporations.

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How Accurate and Reliable Are Online Psychic Readings?

You have probably come across ads, websites, and social media pages dedicated to psychic readings. This is a stride in the psychic world as previously; such information was taboo to even share with friends. Those looking to start tend to follow the old trend and visit the psychic for a one on one session. Most are afraid of getting scammed or getting incorrect readings. During face-to-face sessions, psychics are known to interact with their clients, tap into their energy fields, and make predictions. Others read palms and auras. Since the pandemic hit, many have been forced to forego the trips

Pop Culture

How to Throw a 1920s Gatsby Party

The Roaring TwentiesEver considered what it was like to be alive during the roaring twenties? The Roaring Twenties, more commonly known as the 1920s, were a decade of contrasts. The First World War had ended in victory, and peace and wealth had returned with it. The battles had proven to be quite profitable for some. During the war, manufacturers and providers of items for the war effort profited and became extremely wealthy, indeed life had never been better for the aristocracy and wealthy classes. In the cities, nightclubs, jazz clubs, cocktail bars and casino themed entertainment thrived. For some, the

Pop Culture

Looking Back at the Weirdest (and Most Cringey) Social Media Trends of the 2010s

The 2010s were an active time for the internet worldwide. They saw the birth of Instagram, influencers, digital marketing, notable dance crazes, and memes that practically immortalized some people (and cats). So read on to see some of the weirdest and most cringey social media trends of the 2010s.The Gallon Smashing ChallengeThis challenge involved smashing gallons of fluid in random places. It was weird because there is honestly no good reason to purposely smash a gallon. We all know that if a full gallon falls hard enough it is likely to explode, so why do this? It created massive

80s

The Most Popular Vacation Spots of the 80s

Despite what Hollywood would have you believe, real-life holidays did not always include a trip to Wally World or a 50s style back to the future experience.In reality, a vacation in the 1980s looked like a modern vacation but without the SPF. On the home front, employed Americans took more vacation time than their modern-day counterparts and undoubtedly found it much easier to unwind. So it's more important to your health than ever to take a vacation and make it as memorable as possible.Just because the 1980s are a few decades in the past doesn't mean we can't

Retro

A History of the Golden Age of Arcade Games

Sonic the Hedgehog originally appeared in the world in 1995, during the acid house era. But it's been nearly 40 years since the first arcade games appeared.Since then, the world has changed, and so has the gaming business. Arcade games have come and gone, handheld consoles have appeared, died out, and then reappeared, and now mobile phones have monopolized the gaming market.Let's take a long detailed look at where it all started and see where the games we've all grown to love came from.Where It StartedVideo games first became popular in the 1950s, but it wasn't until

Pop Culture

The Most Iconic Pop Culture Moments from the 2000s

When millennials start talking about the 2000s, it sounds like only several years have passed since that moment. However, when you freeze for a second and start counting, you realize that time passes quicker than you think. It is already the 20th anniversary of the new century. How could it happen? If you look back, you will see that many things were really different at that time, especially in pop culture. While some bright stars only started their way to success, others didn't exist at all. Students knew nothing about Superbgrade online essay writing service and perhaps suffered a lot

Retro

The World’s First Slot Machine and How It Compares to Today

Whether you call them puggies, fruities, pokies, fruit machines, one-armed bandits or just plain old slots, these gambling gizmos have been around for a very, very long time. But what’s interesting is how much today’s state-of-the-art video slots have in common with their dusty old ancestors from the 19th Century.One of the earliest precursors to slots as we know them was created by a New York company, Sittman and Pitt. Launched in the early 1890s, it featured five reels depicting playing cards. By adding a nickel, you’d make them spin and hopefully come up with a