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1980s Inventions
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As with most decades in the last 50 years, the 1980s were notable for many inventions. The inventions of the decade stand at the dawn of the digital age and are major influences in the shaping of technology today. ComputersEarly PCHemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty ImagesIn 1981, IBM released what it called the “Personal Computer,” the first time the term was used and where the

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1980s Jeans for Men
Category : Fashion, Style & Personal Care
The 1980s definitely made a fashion statement. From neon pink and green shirts to acid washed jeans and shoulder pads, these styles defined the decade. The men of the 80s were be seen sporting "Members Only" jackets, parachute pants and tight leather pants, but the jeans were in a category all by themselves. Acid WashAcid wash jeans were all the rage in the 1980s and worn by both men and women.

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Hairdos in the 1980s
Category : Fashion, Style & Personal Care
Hairstyles of the 1980s were grandiose and attention getting. Experimentation was the fad and people made use of large amounts of hairspray, mousse and gel to keep their large styles in place. While styles often came and went quickly in the 80s, there were a few styles that were very popular and memorable. The Jheri CurlThis style was one of the most popular in the 1980s and even held strong un

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Toys in the 1980s
Category : Hobbies, Games & Toys
Every decade has its share of toys that will never be forgotten by the people who grew up playing with them. The 1980s spawned many faddish toy lines kids could not live without then, as well as some enduring gems. Some were tied to movie or TV franchises, while others were just original ideas that caught on across the world. Action FiguresThe first series of "Star Wars" films ended in the '80s

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1980s Tinkertoys
Category : Hobbies, Games & Toys
Collectors interested in 1980s Tinker Toys may find that the classic toy has changed very little over the decades. Tinker Toys are a wooden building set invented by Charles Pajeau in 1913. With colorful wooden sticks and wheels with eight holes around the perimeter and one larger hole in the center, Tinker Toys mimic the pencils and thread spools kids of the era would use to assemble different sha

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The Top 10 1980s Movies
Category : Arts & Entertainment
The 1980s was a decade of prosperity, hairbands and over-the-top movies. Fantasies like "The Empire Strikes Back," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and "Back to the Future" helped viewers escape, while dramas like "Platoon," "The Killing Fields" and "Ghandi" made them face the grim realities. The 1980s launched some of the most popular serial films ever made and continued serial franchises such as "St

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How to Decorate for the 1980s
Category : Home & Garden
The 1980s was marked by very specific styles in home decor. One was influenced by the American Southwest or the television show "Miami Vice." Another was considered, at the time, to be ultra-contemporary. Over time, these home-decor trends lost favor with consumers. The contemporary look from the '80s can be used to suit some tastes.Difficulty:EasyInstructions Place lacquer tables in the kitche

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Fashions of the 1980s
Category : Fashion, Style & Personal Care
The decade of the 1980s was known as the "Me generation" and fashion was a reflection of the power for lust, money and all it's accouterments. Individual self expression
and creativity in style was influenced by the sport, music and movie industries. Fashion
designers including Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein obtained recognition designing luxury
collections. Bold patterns, bright col

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Hip Hop Trends in the 1980s
Category : Fashion, Style & Personal Care
Hip hop fashion trends in the 1980s were all about getting attention, from the multicolored track suits with high tops of the East Coast rappers to the stripped down chinos and white T-shirts of the West Coast gangster rappers. The flashy 1980s fashion reflected the bombastic, brash attitudes of the then break-out music style. FootwearIn their 1987 song, "Sounds of Science," The Beastie Boys sa

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1980s Looks for Teens
Category : Fashion, Style & Personal Care
Looks for teens in the 1980s were all about vibrant color, acid washed denim, big hair and accessories like leg warmers. But above all else, it was a fun and wild departure from the hippie and earthy look of the 1970s. Many looks were unisex, like leather jackets and and fingerless gloves, while others were focused on girls like translucent and colorful flats called Jellies. Music videos on MTV, p

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