26 Things From The ‘90s That Grew Up And Changed Along With Millennials

26 Things From The ‘90s That Grew Up And Changed Along With Millennials

If this doesn’t help you see that you’ve aged, I’m not sure what will…
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Evolution of our society has been right before our eyes this entire time, but we never even noticed it. To think of these things takes us back to childhood, and now that we are older, it's insane how our everyday tasks include so many things we never even imaged having back then.

And by "back then," I mean in the 90s... gosh, we're getting so old. If this doesn’t help you see that you’ve aged, I’m not sure what will…

1. Blockbuster has turned into Netflix and Chill.

Those nights you'd take your whole clique to Blockbuster to pick out a movie for your sleepover have now turned into one seat on the couch and a click of a button.

2. Small pencils turned into laptops.

Those small pencils that made you a BA in elementary school are laptops now. Whose is cooler? The Mac or the Dell?

3. Tamagotchis turned into a representation of your life.

You're just trying survive day by day, and the importance of food is highly prevalent that is for fact.

4. Gauchos turned into leggings.

Not sure about you, but my gauchos were the best because they were comfy and cute... just like my leggings. I can dress them up or I can dress them down.

5. Ponchos turned into those cute fall cardigans.

Pair them with any shirt… literally any shirt.

6. Birkenstocks to Birks.

Formerly the clogs and now, because Birks are still poppin, they’ve become more of a sandal style.

7. N*SYNC became One Direction.

Oh, the boy bands that stole our hearts... then broke up.

8. Razor Scooters have become our first hand-me-down car.

Those days in gym class got you so hype, but now owning your very own vehicle is something that you get to take your joy ride in now.

9. Waterbeds turned into that cheap futon in your college dorm. #poorcollegestudent

Just like the good ole waterbeds, futons are now the "in" thing to have because they can be a couch one second and an entire bed the next.

10. Crimped hair is now beach waves.

Curling wands are your best friend. #effort

11. Britney Spears has turned into one whirlwind of a crisis breakdown.

Nothing against Britney though, for real. She's still a huge part of my childhood that I will never be ashamed of.

12. MASH has turned into our college course check off lists.

Just like back then, our MASH games never turned out how we wanted... Now we are contemplating our college major decisions even though we graduate in a year.

13. Shania Twain has disappeared but is recently making a comeback.

Gotta love her.

14. Portable CD Players have become Bluetooth Headphones.

No more carrying around the whole set... you literally just need the headphones without being attached to anything!

15. Bill Nye the Science Guy turned into Big Bang Theory.

Oh the evolution of science... no pun intended.

16. Flintstones vitamins have turned into itWorks!

From becoming a healthy child to becoming a healthy weight adult.

17. VHS Tapes have turned into Hulu.

No need to pop in that tape (or rewind it... holy cow, that took forever) because everything you need is right at your fingertips.

20. Walkie Talkies have turned into iPhones. (not bias or anything...) #teamapple

Roger that.

21. Mailing a letter has turned into email or Facebook messenger.

Ok, but do you remember when the price of stamps changed and you had to worry about whether or not your stamp was the right price to use?

22. Cassette tapes have turned into passing the aux.

"This song is fire!" ... and I don't have to rewind a tape!

23. Jean skirts have made a comeback.


You're incredibly thankful you've saved it for all these years because yep, that baby is coming back out!

24. ...and so have ruffled skirts.

Thank you, Lululemon.

25. The Superman “S” doodle has turned into motivational messages.

We all know your doodles have to be more influential and encouraging than anything nowadays. #collegesurvival

26. Friends has turned into New Girl.

But don't worry, we are still accepting that you've watched all seasons of Friends at least 7 times... and you're probably on your eighth right now.

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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

SEE RELATED: "Please Stop Asking What My Tattoos Mean"

1. A semicolon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6. Greek symbol of Inguz: Where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya).


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty, and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love, and creativity or to put yourself into whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from "The Hobbit." It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength and stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyph means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe and the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can remind us of the inconsistency of life. It also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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12 Tips Before Getting Your First Eyelash Extensions

I know you are in the middle of making your appointment, but here are a few pointers.

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If you are like me, you are super hesitant about trying new things in the beauty realm. I have finally tried lash extensions and can easily say I am obsessed. 10/10 recommend! If you are considering getting yours done, here are a few pointers!

1. Shower before your appointment.

This seems logical, but I wasn't aware. Luckily, I did shower before my appointment and wasn't shocked when my lash tech said, "don't get them wet for 24 hours."

2. Not all extensions are over the top. There are lash extensions for EVERYONE. 

I was super worried my lashes were going to be crazy over the top and I would look crazy during my runs. I asked my lash tech and she gave me a set of natural lashes. You get to pick the style of lashes you want! You can get them for fuller volume or just a natural look. There is a style of lashes for everyone!

3. Yes, they are SO much better than mascara and strip lashes.

I was already a firm hater of mascara, so lash extensions didn't have to work hard to win me over. As for strip lashes, I use to love putting them on for a night out or date night. It seemed as if a makeup look was not complete without them. Now, I wear less makeup on a night out because I feel as if my lashes really just pull the simplest of looks together.

4. Not all lash techs will charge you an arm and a leg.

One of my favorite nail salons offers lash extensions, STARTING at $100. Luckily, if you live near a college campus, the chances are high that a student is certified to do them and charges well under $100. I get mine done for $60 and leave happy with the work done every time.

5. You can go bare-faced and still feel flawless.

I have never woken up and felt so gorgeous right after stumbling out of bed. Lash extensions really give you an extra boost of confidence in feeling like you don't even want to bother with putting on makeup for the day.

6. You will need to wash your face in the sink, not the shower. 

You can get your lashes wet, but water coming forcefully out of a showerhead directly onto your lashes is not good for them. Makeup wipes and a careful face cleaning in the sink will take care of all your facial needs while avoiding causing damage to your lashes. I still use face masks when I have mine done!

7. Check the ingredients in your makeup removing products. 

To remove makeup, I LOVE using coconut oil. If you have lash extensions you should NOT use coconut oil. In fact, when your down to the last few lashes and are ready for them to come off, use coconut oil on a cotton ball and gently rub it along your lash line. Certain oils breakdown the glue used for lash extensions, so be aware of them before using them on your eye makeup.

8. Some people will truly believe they are your natural lashes. 

Here are some responses for their inquiries:

"I wish."

"Lash extensions, 10/10 recommend."

"I woke up like this."

9. You will need to sleep pretty. 

I have a tendency to sleep on my face. A tendency which I soon broke after getting lash extensions. You will have to learn to stay on your side or lay on your back so you don't rub all of your extensions out in the night.

WARNING: Be extra cautious on a night out where adult beverages were consumed. Ruining your lashes by drunkenly rubbing or sleeping on your face may cause heavy lash-loss.

10. They last about two to three weeks.

I have found that mine stay in pretty thick up until about 2.5 weeks. If you are careful, they could definitely still look flawless pushing week three.

11. They aren't damaging to your real lashes.

As long as you go to a licensed lash tech and aren't rubbing your face or pulling your lashes out, your natural lashes are safe and sound!

12. Once you get them done, you'll be going back for more.

It's not an addiction. And if it is, I don't think there is an issue to being addicted to feeling great about your lashes!

Making your lash appointment now? I figured.

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