Ten Things Baby Boomers Are Totally Obsessed With:
The thumbs-up emoji. And using a ton of ellipses in texts
Complaining about younger generations not knowing and using cursive
Zooming in on every single picture. And filming videos with their iPads
Always leaving voicemails, no matter the situation
Drinking from the hose and talking about drinking from the hose
Nautical-themed bathrooms, including beach, lighthouse, and sailboat décor
The lack of TV channels when they grew up
Wanting to sit at booths in restaurants. And paying in exact change
Talking on speakerphone in public
Having a two year supply of cough drops around the house
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With the holiday spirit in the air, it’s the perfect time to dive into the history of iconic holiday gifts. Using national toy archives and data curated by The Strong from 1920 to today, Stacker searched for products that caught hold of the public zeitgeist through novelty, innovation, kitsch, quirk, or simply great timing, and then rocketed to success.
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Many of the included towns jump out at the casual observer as popular summer-rental spots--the Ozarks' Branson, Missouri, or Arizona's Lake Havasu--it might surprise you to dive deeper into some quality-of-life offerings beyond the beach and vacation homes. You'll likely pick up some knowledge from a wide range of Americana: one of the last remaining 1950s-style drive-ins in the Midwest; a Florida town that started as a Civil War veteran retirement area; an island boasting some of the country's top public schools and wealth-earners right in the middle of a lake between Seattle and Bellevue; and even a California town containing much more than Johnny Cash's prison blues.