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Karen Harris

Karen Harris

Writer

Karen left the world of academic, quitting her job as a college professor to write full-time. She spends her days with her firefighter husband and four daughters on a hobby farm with an assortment of animals, including a goat named Atticus, a turkey named Gravy, and a chicken named Chickaletta.

Remember These Shampoo Brands of the 1970s?

October 11, 2018

Farrah Fawcett’s famous hair made her a natural for promoting her own brand of shampo...

Civil Rights Sit-Ins

October 10, 2018

Students Give Peace Sign At Sit-In (Original Caption) 4/1968-New York, NY- Scholarly behavior included such ...

The 1970s were for Candy-Lovers: Ten Sweet Candies Intr...

October 9, 2018

Jelly beans are shown at the Jelly Belly candy factory June 10, 2004 i...

Hollywood Bad Boys of the 1960s

October 4, 2018

Robert Mitchum on New York bridge in a scene from the film 'Two For The Seesaw', 1962. (Photo by ...

“Where The Boys Are”: The Novel, The Movie, and the Son...

October 2, 2018

Two College Women Dancing on Beach, Susie Moritz (left) and Laura ...

Tanya Tucker and “Delta Dawn”

September 27, 2018

Tanya Tucker attends AOL Build Presents Tanya Tucker Discussing Her North American Tour And Swe...

You Won’t Believe These College Dorm Rooms of the 1960s

September 25, 2018

Pupils from St Trinian's all-girl school go wild at a pajama party in t...

Song Lyrics that Exemplify the 1970s

September 20, 2018

Ray Davies, Mick Avory and Dave Davies of The Kinks, sing about gender fluidity in 1970s (Ph...

Mr. Whipple and Squeezable Toilet Paper

September 18, 2018

The Launch Of New Charmin Has Charmed Mr Whipple Out Of Retirement in 1985. (Photo By Bob...

The Mark Spitz You Don’t Know

September 16, 2018

American swimmer, Mark Spitz (via Getty Images) Before Michael Phelps became America’s best-know...

Hey, Hey, It’s The Monkees! A Made-For-TV Band That Out...

September 13, 2018

Micky Dolenz as Micky, Peter Tork as Peter, Michael Nesmith as Mike,...

What You Didn’t Know About Michael Martin Murphey’s “Wi...

September 11, 2018

In 1975, singer and songwriter, Michael Martin Murphey release...

Paper Dresses: A Brief 1966 Fashion Fad

September 6, 2018

In 1966, the Scott Paper Company introduced the world to paper dresses, a type of dispo...

Legionnaires’ Disease Caused Widespread Panic

August 30, 2018

Members of the Pennsylvania American Legion confer among themselves while waiting...

Dungeons and Dragons and the Rise of Role-Playing Games

August 28, 2018

Books, die, figurines from Dungeons and Dragons to go with story on the g...

Seventies Footwear Trend was a Scandinavian Import

August 23, 2018

English actress and model Caroline Munro with fashion models Nikki Ross and Lu...

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Don Ho

August 21, 2018

Don Ho and dancer Saki Tumi -- Photo by: NBCU Photo Bank (GettyImages) Hawaiian singer, ...

Marcia! Marcia! Marcia! Eight Facts You Never Knew Abou...

August 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 9: Maureen McCormick as Marcia Brady in the BRA...

Every '70s Girl Wanted a Gunne Sax

August 14, 2018

For teens and young women in the 1970s, there was one dress brand that was tops on their lis...

New 1973 Soap Opera Targeted the Young and Restless Vie...

August 9, 2018

THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS cast members. Image dated April 16, 1974. (...

12 Best Dance Crazes from the 60s

August 7, 2018

Chubby Checker poses for a studio portrait in 1960 in the United States. (Photo by Gilles Petar...

Top Jobs in the 1970s: Working 9 to 5

August 2, 2018

Pictured: (l-r) Dena Dietrich as Wife, Doris Roberts as Waitress, James Coco as Husband in ...

The Great Barbi Benton Through Pictures Then and Now

July 31, 2018

Actress Barbi Benton poses for a portrait session at home in circa 1979 in L...

A Gold Medal Winning Hairstyle: The Dorothy Hamill

July 26, 2018

Figure Skater Dorothy Hamill of the United States competes in a figure skating...

The Story Behind Angie By The Rolling Stones

July 24, 2018

Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Kieth Richards from The Rolling Stones perform live on ...

1960s Fallout Shelters: Safety Begins at Home

July 19, 2018

Sean Colby, an amateur historian on the subject of Civil Defense fallout shelters, ...

What was the cost of First-Class Postage Stamps in the ...

July 17, 2018

Close-up of a 10-cent US postage stamp (designed by Paul Calle) that c...

Shirley Temple’s Greatest Role Was Talking About Her Br...

July 12, 2018

Shirley Temple Black Speaking at Podium The former child movie star ...

Crazy (Ugly) Linoleum Kitchen Floors in the '70s

July 5, 2018

DIFF'RENT STROKES cast stand in the family's kitchen. Note the ugly linoleum flo...

Killer Bees: 1970s Fear-Mongering or Legitimate Threat?

July 3, 2018

A Colony Of Honey Bees Pictures In Piru, California March 27, 1999. Afric...