Those Were the Days: 5 Old School TV Shows We Need Back Today

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By Eliza David

2017 has been a trip and that’s putting it mildly. Natural disasters, domestic terrorism, criminal investigations of people ranging from Hollywood moguls to the President himself – what hasn’t this year thrown our way that wasn’t the absolute worst?

A: The return of Will & Grace.

When I heard whispers about one of my favorite shows on the planet coming back to television, I wasn’t ready. We were in the throes of the most ridiculous presidential campaigns in recent American history, so it’s safe to say that my mind was elsewhere. Then the mini-episode dropped and my heart warmed for the first time in months. The nostalgia was needed and appreciated during that wacky election season. Now that we are just ten months into 45’s administration of errors, the one thing I look forward to every week is escaping into the world of Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen. It’s a tiny blip of superficial happiness, but it means so much. Continue reading

I’m Already Nostalgic For Today

By De Elizabeth

Right now, it’s barely sunrise. I’ve already had a cup of coffee, washed some dishes, fed the cat, and filed a writing assignment. My newborn baby is asleep a few feet away, ironically, since she kept us up most of the night.

My daughter is exactly one month today. She’s a pretty terrible sleeper, and I’m told that most babies are at this age. She seems to hate the fancy bassinet we bought for our bedroom, and spends most of the night making noises that can only be compared to what I assume a baby dragon sounds like. Naturally, I spend most of the nighttime hours checking on her, making sure she’s not choking or something equally horrific, and picking her up when her noises enter the realm of “I’m gonna start screaming if you don’t hold me, FYI.” I’m not sure how much sleep I got last night, but I’ve somehow begun to learn to function on very little. Continue reading

15 Gifts For Your Friend Who Is Obsessed With the ’90s

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By De and Kate

If you’re anything like us, you’re perpetually stuck in a Throwback Thursday. And that’s totally okay. Hopefully your friends are too. And when it comes to shopping for those ’90s-obsessed folks, you may feel like you might want a time machine in order to just bring them back to the decade they so desperately worship. But luckily, there’s the Internet. And there’s lots of gifts out there for ’90s babes. Warning: You’re going to be obsessed with these gems and probably want them for yourself.  Continue reading

It’s More Than Just A Game To Me

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By Kate

Now that I’ve had a full day to ride the rollercoaster of emotions that accompanied the Cubs winning the World Series, I’m ready to write about it. I think I can finally put into words the thoughts that I couldn’t quite process in that final out of the 10th inning, as I was flooded with a potpourri of feelings. I felt relief of course, and shock. I felt joy, but also a bit of grief. I felt connected to people, past and present, near and a thousand miles away. I felt everything. Continue reading

Our Favorite Disney Channel Original Movies

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By De and Kate

Former Disney channel star and current member of Taylor Swift’s squad, Selena Gomez, turns 24 today. Since our love for celeb culture started young with boy bands, our first Teen People magazine subscription, and Disney Channel Original Movies that eventually starred the birthday girl herself, we figured it’s only appropriate to celebrate with a roundup of our all-time favorite DCOMs. Permission granted to take a break from whatever political piece you’re reading or more important task you’re completing and join us on this quick stroll down memory lane. Continue reading

#TBT: The All-Star Lineup of 90s TV Families

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By De & Kate

Having grown up during the 90s, we know we’re likely to always have a bit of nostalgic bias for the fashion trends, snacks, movies, and TV shows during that time. After all, TGIF was more than just a mumble sleepily murmured as we rolled out of bed on Friday morning, it was our livelihood come Friday night. Assuming our parents ordered us a cheese pizza, the pre-widescreen TV set to ABC was all we needed for 2 full hours of entertainment. Continue reading

#TBT: 8 AIM Away Messages You Definitely Used In High School

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Let’s be honest – for as much as we’ve advanced in terms of technology and social media, there really isn’t anything as golden as AOL Instant Messenger – or, more fondly named AIM. Sure, there’s iChat on our MacBook Pro laptops, but let’s get one thing straight – nothing will ever, ever, be as satisfying as hearing the creak of the “door opening” sound, signifying that someone has signed online on your Buddy List. (Or, you’d hear the cash register sound if it were your crush.) Before the Snapchat story, before Instagram likes, we would explore our creativity with colorful Buddy Profiles, animated Buddy Icons, and, of course, the infamous Away Messages.  Continue reading

#TBT: 10 Foods From Your Childhood You Wish You Could Eat Today

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Oh, to be young again. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just hop in a time machine for the day to revisit our childhood for just 24 hours? (Let’s be honest, we wouldn’t want to stay too long, especially if said time machine took us to Middle School or something.) Truth be told, we’d probably just be in it for the snacks. So, allow this post to be your tour guide back in time, via the memory of your taste buds. Here are 10 snacks you probably won’t see anywhere ever again. (Insert sad emoji here.) Continue reading