kettleman's bagel co.It may seem like you couldn’t be happier than you are right now. Perhaps you’ve got a great job, a loving family, and maybe you’ve had a chance to travel and explore the world. Despite all this, however, there are times when you long for the years before. What you used to consider a lackluster adolescence now has a glow that you find magical. Those first years out of college, when you lived on ramen and could barely scrape together enough money for rent each month now seem fun, free, and exciting.

This yearning is something known as nostalgia. According to Webster, it’s a yearning to return to earlier times that we remember as pleasant and happy or a former item or place that brings back happy memories. It’s wanting to return to a time when things were simpler. Read more