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Why 90s Games Are So Much Fun

You will often hear that the games today are so much better than those of previous generations and in some respects, that is true. The graphics are better, the sound is also better and there is nothing from the 90s that can compare to the speed of today’s gaming systems and PCs. No, you won’t find games you can play in VR with the right headset, however, that’s about as far as it goes if you are looking for some good old-fashioned fun. Let’s look at some of the reasons why 90s games are so much

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The Evolution of the Internet: 90s to Now

Even for those of us that remember the 90s, it is hard to recall what we did before the days of mobile devices and constant access to the internet. In 1984, less than 10% of households had a computer or access to the internet. Today, there are about 900,000 domains registered per week. So in about 30 years, we went from barely any computers in homes to almost one million new websites registered each week. Here are some more ways the internet evolved from then to now.EntertainmentToday, there is instant access to all kinds of information from shopping

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The 90s vs. Today: How Technology Has Changed Our Favorite Things

Unlike any other decade in the last 50 years, the 1990s was when technology changed our lives. Internet technology and the World Wide Web transformed the world. Little expertise was required to explore the internet, just a dial-up modem and a computer. America Online, better known today as AOL, was incredibly popular, with people rushing home after work to check their email and hear the familiar message, "You've got mail." From how we consume movies to how we socialize with friends and meet new people, the technological revolution that began in the 1990s still reverberates today. Gaming Culture: Then vs.

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Learn A New Language With These 5 ‘90s Movies

Watching throwback movies is a great way of connecting with our own past. It’s an exercise in nostalgia, which is why we love it. However, if we look further afield, we can actually learn from old movies. This is especially true if we are willing to look to different cultures for content.If you love travel and culture, you probably wish you could speak more languages. The good news is that you can learn to speak languages by watching old movies. The best way to learn languages is to actually interact with them, which makes movies the perfect vehicle.

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How Did Dental Care Change in the 90s?

For many years, getting metal braces was the most popular dental realignment option on the market. Options like clear aligners and ceramic braces were not popularized, or not even available. Now that food labs can screen for ingredients at 0.1% and lower, fewer people need dental care for highly sugary foods. But with new technologies, more dental and orthodontic procedures are available. So when did that change?The History of BracesThe first time that braces (or a form of them) were used was in 1819, according to Orthodontics Limited. Gum elastics soon followed that development in the 19th century,

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Why the 90s Produced the Best Decade of Cars

This throwback Thursday, we're looking at how the 90s was truly the best decade for cars, hands down! The 90s brought with it our favorite millennial sitcoms, cartoons, commercials, toys, pop music, and of course, superfast (and safe) cars!Although many people might think that the 60s or 70s muscle-car era was the best for cars, or even the past decade from the 2010s and up, just look around your neighborhood and you'll find that 90s cars are still going strong!Room for CreativityThere are around 6 million cars sold every year in the United States, with many of these

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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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4 Things We Miss About the 90s

The 90s was quite an epic era when we think of it. The nostalgia we got from watching Spice Girls, rocking the hair mascara, and downing the dubious shell suits is massive and is why a lot of pop culture today is reverting back to trends first started in the 90s. The 90s was a time when ‘Californication’ by Red Hot Chilli Peppers was enough for you to throw it down on the dance floor.Remember anticipating all day to catch up on an episode of Friends or Malcolm in the Middle? It was all worth it sneaking out of

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Retro-tastic: The Most Iconic 90s Accessories

For those of us that lived through this decade, it’s hard to believe that the 90s were thirty years ago. This was the era of Brit Pop, the Spice Girls, the ‘Rachel’ haircut and a few memorable fashions - plus some that we’d rather forget.  We take a look below at a selection of the most iconic accessories of the decade.Choker NecklacesFor women, the choker was one of the essential components of a stylish look in the 1990s. Worn with jeans and a T-shirt in the daytime, or with a bodycon dress and platform trainers at

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Iconic Female Empowerment Films From the 90s and 00s

Women have been working hard to prove their worthiness in reality and especially in the 90s TV and culture industry. Females have had to struggle with getting past beauty and sexism while proving their worth in the workplace. Let's take the first example of female empowerment films from the 90s and 00s.Legally BlondeThis is the story of a young woman who on the outside had it all. She was beautiful, sexy, and came from a privileged background. Yet, all she thought she really wanted was her old boyfriend back. She thought she could win his love by earning a