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Ever wonder how Barbie came to be? She was the brainchild of an enterprising American mom who, in the late '50's, visited Germany and fell in love with a doll that was modeled after a real-life adult. Unlike the standard children's dolls that were sold in 1950's America, "Bild Lilli" looked like a woman in…

How are you feeling today? In 1975, all it took to find out the answer to this question was a quick glance at a person's ring finger. Like its ‘70’s counterpart the Pet Rock, "Mood Rings" burst onto the jewelry…

The Ultimate in Low-Maintenance Pets Would you buy a rock in a box? Probably not. But back in the latter part of 1975, so many people did. "Pet Rocks" were all the rage, and the lowest of low-maintenance pets.…

"Second Screen, Second Nature" Technology is perhaps the most single-handedly relevant change in how both kids and parents interact in 2017, compared to years past. How we use tech, how our kids relate to tech and the implications of such…

Do We Need To Revisit Home Economics and Shop Class? There was a time when "Home Economics" and "Shop" classes were something to look forward to. Mandatory for all, they were admittedly sexist, in that girls in elementary and middle…