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Back In The Day: We Love Yin Yangs

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What: Yin Yangs

When we wore it: mid to late ’90s

Why we hate them: We feel like it’s a little backwards to use the word “hate” for these stylish messengers of peace. But we will bring up some troubling questions like, why were the literally everywhere? And where did they go?

Why we love them: They were great doodling inspiration– as long as you got the proportions of the middle squiggle right. And aside from showing off your rad artistic skills, you could buy the necklaces that split the yin and the yang and give half to your gym partner as a sign of everlasting friendship.

Would we wear them now: Negative. But not because we wouldn’t want to, because they literally ceased to exist. And maybe we wouldn’t want to.

Back In The Day: We Love Bandannas

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What it is: The almighty bandanna.

When we wore it: Strong throughout the ’90s.

Why we hate it: The bandana made us all go through somewhat of an identity crisis. I mean, were we badass rappers like Tupac, or dirty rock stars like Axl Rose? And what were we to think when peppy pop stars like Christina started sporting them? Reveal your true identity, bandanna.

Why we love it: Because we COULD be Tupac or Axl Rose or Christina just by the fold of a square piece of fabric. And they were super cheap, and could even function as a shirt when we had no tits (thank you, youth).

Would we wear it now? Who says I’m not wearing one as I write this…

16 Things We Miss About Our Mall Rat Days

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When I was 13, I didn’t have the option of purchasing my Units separates on Ebay or getting the new Red Hot Chili Peppers cassette tape on iTunes or finding a way to live stream the latest NC-17 film on my laptop. If I wanted a lava lamp or a new glamour shot or an Orange Julius, I had to convince one of my parents (or one of my friends’ parents) to drop me off at the damn mall for the day. It was an event which required strategic planning and ingenuity. And one that I was concerned that young people today might miss out on. Keep reading »

Back In The Day: We Love Power Beads

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Who doesn’t love summoning up memories of those hideous, yet magnificent trends from our freckle-faced youth? Every week, we’ll muse over a fashion item that our former selves eagerly donned in order to sit with the cool kids at lunch. There’s nothing wrong with a little nostalgia every now and then, right? 

What it is: Power beads. the colored bracelets that determined who you were.

When we wore it: Late ‘90s Keep reading »

The 9 Most Totally Awesome ’80s Workout Videos

"I wonder if this is how Michael Jackson got started!"

Let’s travel back to a time when aerobics was a lifestyle and spandex was a religion. When there was no shame in wearing a fashion belt as an exercising accoutrement, and there was a fine line between working out and making a soft core porn. Man, the ’80s were awesome. We’ve collected of our favorite 80s workout videos to get you pumped for your health! First up, Alysssa Milano’s classic 1988 teen workout vid, “Teen Steam,” wherein Alyssa and a couple of her gal pals de-stress from parents and boys with a little bedroom workout. I’m pretty sure I used to have the VHS of this.

Plus, eight more vintage vids after the jump!

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Watch This: All Of 1999 Compressed Into 10 Minutes

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Eminem, TLC, and Jar Jar Binks, oh my!

It’s been a really long time since I’ve thought about the song “If You Steal My Sunshine,” the movie “Bicentennial Man” (shudder), or the Y2K scare, but this video forced me to confront all those 1999 memories–and many more–in exactly 10 minutes. Before you hit play, be warned that side effects may include involuntarily singing along to Limp Bizkit, confusing feelings about Enrique Iglesias’ leather pants, extreme heartache for TLC, and nostalgia-induced vomiting. Godspeed. [YouTube]

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