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What Kids Today Can Learn From Gen-Xers About Sick Days

Jenny Isenman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Follow these simple rules and you'll be wrongfully staying home from school in no time. That's right, you CAN fool us, or at the very least make us proud trying.

Snap Out Of Your Digital Coma!

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Crystal Kadakia

I recently had a great experience speaking at TEDxSarasota on the topic of Digital Comas. It's a message appropriate for all ages -- the best feedback...

This Thanksgiving, Thank Your Gen Y's & Gen Y's, Thank Your Baby Boomers

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Crystal Kadakia

So, this year why don't we also give thanks to people around us? Let's take a break from the accusatory vids (from Gen Y's) and fairly long articles (from Baby Boomers), dividing the generations and instead focus on what we appreciate.

Sexing Up the Middle-Skill

Felix W. Ortiz III | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Felix W. Ortiz III

Employers within the middle-skill sector face a few hurdles in recruiting new talent, including: a lack of education about the various training and employment options, an outdated image of the industries these jobs fit within.

Generation 'Why?'

Aubrey Bach | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Aubrey Bach

Millennials are entering a stalled job market; many chose degrees based on their personal interests rather than their earning potential; and a large percentage also carry a skyrocketing amount of student debt. All of this contributes to a general sense of malaise.

Boomer Loses It, Goes Ballistic On Generation 'Y'

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

Talk about confusion. At the risk of being shot to death by my nieces and others, I've compiled a short list of Boomer "questions" for Millennials (otherwise known as Generation Y) -- plus a few cranky complaints and frustrated yelps.

Murdering the Attention Span

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Bookstores are dying, reading scores are plummeting and the quality of entertainment sinks like a stone, weighed down by the receding interest of Gen-X and millennial audiences in any form of entertainment that takes too long to watch or too much attention to absorb.

Gen Y: You're Not "Entitled," You're Unlucky

Steve Dalton | Posted 12.08.2013 | College
Steve Dalton

As a career coach, my job is to help job seekers succeed regardless of economic circumstances, but understanding my consumers and withholding judgment is a key first step. I'll call Gen Y unlucky. I'll call them victims of a bad economy. I refuse to call Gen Y entitled.

18 Totally Random Things I Only Know Because I'm a Gen Xer

Jenny Isenman | Posted 11.12.2013 | Women
Jenny Isenman

I wouldn't know a ton of things about pop culture, big hair or bad TV had I not been a poster child for Generation X.

Doing Good While Doing Well--The New Mantra Of Next-Gen Wealth

April Rudin | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact
April Rudin

Today, due to technological advances, IPO millionaires, successful succession planning, there is a younger breed of wealth that will soon surpass the baby-boomers in both dollars and influence. Wealthy baby boomers are far different in their likes, dislikes and values from their own next-generation children. Where there is significant wealth involved, it becomes even more critical to understand the differences between how to market and appeal to this next gen of wealth.

Bianca Bosker

The Agony And Ecstasy Of Tech's 20-Something Army

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.15.2013 | Technology

Courtney Boyd Myers, 28, thought she’d found her dream job when she joined a thriving education startup in London staffed predominantly by people he...

What Does Managing a Loved One's Digital Legacy Look Like?

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

With digital privacy in the media spotlight and digital estate planning resources entering our mainstream consciousness, many of us have been inspired to think about the end of life and our online selves. And we should.

The Best Generation X Movies Ever: 7 Totally Zeitgeisty Films That Aren't On Your Sucky Listicle

Christopher Zara | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Christopher Zara

The films below are zeitgeisty in the way that Rebel Without a Cause and Easy Rider are zeitgeisty. They don't just depict a generation. They capture it.

Why An American Girl Doll Made My Daughter So Sad

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.10.2013 | Divorce
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

I was reading the bios out loud, enjoying a warm mother-daughter moment, when my daughter's face fell.

Tattoos and Botox Have More in Common Than You Think

Michael Zacka | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

They're both body art, and their respective consumers are changing the way we live, work, eat, play and spend.

What Happened When I Modeled My Live After TV

Erin Mantz | Posted 05.04.2013 | Women
Erin Mantz

One try in life to get it right, I thought. I was wrong. There are more chances.

Fight Song: A GenX Call-to-Arms Book Review

Melissa Webster | Posted 04.22.2013 | Books
Melissa Webster

Every generation needs its collective voice to make sense of the inevitable phases in life, especially when it reaches middle-age amid the confusion we feel as we stand at that edge between the inner child still clinging to the past and the adult warily facing the future.

Networkers: LinkedIn and Google+ Users Have a Higher Incidence of Identity Fraud

Russ Warner | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
Russ Warner

Sadly, even children as young as kindergarten are targeted by identity thieves now.

Who Wastes More Time at Work: Millennials, Gen X'ers or Boomers?

Russ Warner | Posted 04.07.2013 | Small Business
Russ Warner

Employees spend a third of their lives at work but mentally escape regularly because it's compelling and easy. Distractions are a click or tap away. But, as a category, who wastes the most time at work: Millennials, Gen X'ers, or Baby Boomers?

Nobody Calls Just to Say Hi

Erin Mantz | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Erin Mantz

Verbal conversations remain a part of our lives, even if they're a smaller part than they used to be. I am sad for my sons that they will never have this kind of interaction. But I know they won't miss something they never had. Only I will.

The Remembered Generation

Michael S. Malone | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology
Michael S. Malone

Ironically, the digital revolution may have come to the rescue of Generation X. After a half-century of playing a supporting role to their self-absorbed parents, the 'lost' generation may be remembered in digital memory long, even millennia, after the Baby Boomers are forgotten.

Brad Pitt Is a Baby Boomer

Nancy Shonka Padberg | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Shonka Padberg

It's well known now that baby boomers hold 70 percent of the U.S. wealth and will be inheriting trillions in the next 20 years. However, who are the other marketing groups that make up our 312 million Americans?

The Best 'Quickie' Stretch for Moms

Jenny Isenman | Posted 01.27.2013 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Frankly, I'm getting tired of reaching around in the car to grab a drink/toy/video game from one of my children, only to find I've pulled out my back/shoulder/neck.

Crossing the Digital Divide

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 01.12.2013 | Money
Nancy A. Shenker

The two generations of boomers have much to teach each other. But it begins with respect and admiration for what each group knows and can bring to the workplace.

Why Your Work Will Continue to Drive You Crazy

Douglas LaBier | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business
Douglas LaBier

Symptoms of unhappiness at your work are generated by psychologically unhealthy, unsupportive and destructive leadership practices.