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Throwback Thursday

Last week, The Johns Hopkins Hospital celebrated its' 125th birthday. This week, we want to hear about your birthday. Share your favorite birthday memories and / or photos below on Hopkins Happenings' Throwback Thursday.

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Have you worked at Johns Hopkins for 20 years and still use the same badge from when you were hired? Share a picture of your badge and a photo of yourself now in today’s Hopkins Happenings’ Throwback Thursday.

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Eat homemade chicken soup or a hot toddie to get rid of a cold. Use baking soda or peroxide to whiten your teeth. Sleep with a bar of soap to calm leg cramps. Submit a comment below to share your home remedies. Also, view a U.S. News & World Report slideshow featuring tips from internist Wendy Bennett of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center on "old-school cold remedies that really work."

 

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Many school children are on spring vacation from school this week, some staying close to home while other families travel to visit family, friends or a warmer location. What was your favorite spring vacation memory from growing up?

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What was your favorite fashion style from decades past? Do you miss the days of bell bottoms and go-go boots, or did you prefer the shoulder pads and power suits of the 1980s? Share your favorite fashion memories in the comments!

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Our words or powerful. They can make us or break us. Have you ever been told something wonderful that you have always remembered? Maybe it is a compliment, a piece of advice you have always kept in your mind, or something marking a milestone in your life. Share the words that have made you feel the best on this week's Throwback Thursday.

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As Easter baskets filled with chocolate bunnies, marshmallow peeps and other treats begin to line store shelves, take a moment to think back to the days when many neighborhoods had a corner store that sold penny candies. Remember Mary Janes, jawbreakers, and the candy necklaces? Submit a comment to share your favorite candy.

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March is national nutrition month, but we all know sometimes children don't have the most nutritious diets. What was your favorite meal growing up? Were you a chicken nuggets devotee, or did you eat your vegetables?  Share your favorite childhood meal and if it has changed since then in the comments.

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Spring sports were always fun to get out and play after a long winter in the gymnasium. Did you run track, play baseball, or participate in another sport? Share in the comments!

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It seems like everyone has a cell phone these days. What used to be a luxury is now a tool that many people have in the palm of their hands. Smartphones, such as the Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy make it easy for us to find directions, navigate the Internet for local restaurants or product reviews or even play games. The possibilities seem endless. Many of us are seemingly attached at the hip with these devices. In fact, in the 2013 movie, Her, actor Joaquin Phoenix portrays a man who falls in love with the operating system on his mobile device. But, do you remember a time before cell phones? What did you do if you were driving and got a flat tire, or if you wanted to call your mother for her birthday when she was out of town? How did you find your way around and know where to eat? And, what did you do for entertainment? Share your stories about life before cell phones and how they have changed the way that you proceed with daily activities in this weeks’ Throwback Thursday.

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