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Nostalgia

Thinking about the past is fun, but, did you know that nostalgia is also good for your brain? Find out what neuroscientists, have to say about nostalgia. Let’s think about the past together!

Watching More TV These Days? Let’s Remember Children’s TV Programmes from Our Past
2 days ago

Watching More TV These Days? Let’s Remember Children’s TV Programmes from Our Past

In these new and – as everyone says – ‘unprecedented’ times, we are all stuck indoors, with a lot of time on our hands. I don’t know about you, but I am watching a lot more television than usual…
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Is It Downsizing or Tossing Out Tender Memories?
2 months ago

Is It Downsizing or Tossing Out Tender Memories?

I was a clever gatherer of things. Mostly paper. In neat piles. Inside of drawers. Resting innocuously on shelves. Tucked into boxes that lurked in the shadowy recesses of my garage…

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The Power of Nostalgia and How It Can Enrich Our Lives After 60
2 months ago

The Power of Nostalgia and How It Can Enrich Our Lives After 60

By  •  Mindset

When winter rolls around, it usually triggers a wistful feeling, a sense of completion and a sense of loss. Read More

7 Ideas for Preserving Your Family History
3 months ago

7 Ideas for Preserving Your Family History

One year ago, a historian from a museum in Lueneburg, Germany, contacted me. “Are you the great granddaughter of Robert Heinemann?” she asked.

They were looking for descendants of Robert’s father, my great, great grandfather, Marcus Heinemann, who had been a leading Jewish citizen in Lueneburg many years before Hitler. Read More

How Mr. Rogers Moved Tom Hanks to Tears: Behind the Film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
4 months ago

How Mr. Rogers Moved Tom Hanks to Tears: Behind the Film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

By  •  News

On February 19, 1968, a tall man with a smile as broad as his shoulders were narrow stepped through a stage door at Pittsburgh’s WQED TV…
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A New Decade Begins – Hello, 2020! Let’s Embrace the New while Staying Wise of the Past
4 months ago

A New Decade Begins – Hello, 2020! Let’s Embrace the New while Staying Wise of the Past

Have you considered that our upcoming new year is 2020? It has quite literally snuck up on us! We are entering a new decade. Remember when it turned 2000? Can you believe that it’s now 20 years later?

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“Guess Who I Dated Last Night”: The Secret Story of Three Unpublished Linda McCartney Letters
4 months ago

“Guess Who I Dated Last Night”: The Secret Story of Three Unpublished Linda McCartney Letters

By  •  News

Remember Beatlemania? That brief, shining time in the 1960s when four high-spirited Liverpool lads took the international rock scene by storm? George was “the quiet one.” Ringo, “the funny one…”
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How to Use Visualization to Breathe New Life into Your Old Travel Adventures
5 months ago

How to Use Visualization to Breathe New Life into Your Old Travel Adventures

If you don’t remember the details of a trip that you took 10 or 20 years ago, did it ever happen? This was the question that found myself asking when I talked with my son recently about the trips that we took as a family. Read More

Don’t Want to Attend Your 50th High School Reunion? 5 Authentic, Important Reasons to Go!
6 months ago

Don’t Want to Attend Your 50th High School Reunion? 5 Authentic, Important Reasons to Go!

I can’t believe it, just as no one can believe it: the famous 50th high school reunion has cropped up on me. The sentiments have long been expressed: it went so fast. It seems like a cliché, the 50th…
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How Many of These 1960s Dances Do You Remember? (Including Vintage Videos!)
6 months ago

How Many of These 1960s Dances Do You Remember? (Including Vintage Videos!)

By  •  Lifestyle

As women who grew up in the 1960s, dance has been a part of our lives since the very beginning. But, if I’m right, most of us haven’t had a chance to see our favorite 1960s dances performed – let alone put on our dancing shoes and try them ourselves – for many years. Read More