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Gen Y

The Confession I've Never Made Until Now

Nancy Kotting | Posted 04.02.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Kotting

I have not confessed it till now, but here goes: I am a card-carrying member of the Dazed and Confused generation. Yep, that one that happened between the Tune in, Turn on and Drop Out generation and the Me, Me, Me generation.

24 Things You Need to Realize About the Real World

Danny Rubin | Posted 03.31.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

7. If you're not willing to fail, then you're not willing to succeed.

Growth Is Not Enough, Young People Want to Live in a Decent Society

Michael Green | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Michael Green

A newly published global survey reveals that, for young people at least, social -- not economic -- challenges are the major priority. Politicians and business leaders should take heed.

These Line Graphs Perfectly Sum Up Our Lives From Start to Finish

Danny Rubin | Posted 03.23.2014 | College
Danny Rubin


How 100 Business Leaders Spot Potential in New Hires (Hint: They Nearly All Said the Same Thing)

Danny Rubin | Posted 03.16.2014 | Business
Danny Rubin

Palmer Luckey is poised to change video gaming forever. The 21-year-old prodigy has created a virtual reality headset called the Oculus Rift. Watch ...

20 Things I Miss About My Twenties

Danny Rubin | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Out too late partying mid-week at 23? Typical young person. Hungover on a Wednesday in my 30s? Get it together, buddy.

Saving for a Home Down Payment with Grocery Coupons? Believe It

Danny Rubin | Posted 02.11.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Every week, Amanda Munster marches into the grocery store on a mission: save enough money to buy a house. The 26-year-old digital marketer lives in D...

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.

What Every Employer Needs to Know About 'Generation Y'

David Hassell | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business
David Hassell

Top-dog decision makers in most businesses are generally still from prior generations. They are scrambling to understand the desires of this new, temperamental cohort group, and how to adapt their organizations to meet them.

Escape the Digital Coma: Who Are You When You Close the Laptop?

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 01.26.2014 | Technology
Crystal Kadakia

As Leo Tolstoy famously said, "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." We have a personal responsibility regarding this choice. The easiest way to think of it is, Who are you when you close the laptop? How do you define yourself?

Harvard Asked Its Business School Class of '63 the Secrets to a Fulfilling Life. This is What They Said.

Danny Rubin | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

I know you can achieve greatness in your lifetime, but the only way is to live with conviction and decide to turn your camera onto the world.

'My Life Will Be Over': A Gen Y's Perspective on Working Full-Time?

Ira Wolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Ira Wolfe

I must be getting old. That troubles me because I pride myself in thinking young... although my body on many days seems to have another agenda. But ...

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.

Do You Lack Attention to Detail? Keep Reading to Find Out

Danny Rubin | Posted 12.31.2013 | College
Danny Rubin

There are 10 errors throughout this column. Some are factual mistakes and others are grammatical. See how well you can spot the slip-ups. Hint: all na...

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.

5 Things I Wish I Hadn't Known in My 20s

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

I'd like to reach out to those who may be like me -- the overthinkers. Those who don't need lists and to-dos because their brains are flooded with lists and to-dos. They obsess, agonize, and curse like sailors over every decision, transition, achievement, and failure.

We Need to Deal With the Millennial Problem Now

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
Elwood D. Watson

Millennials have been pegged with various descriptions, some positive, others negative. The most recent accusation is that they feel "entitled." I would argue that millennials have been the victim of circumstances that have treated them poorly as they have reached young adulthood.

What Bragging on Facebook Says About Us

Danny Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

A quick pat-on-the-back on Facebook might seem insignificant since everyone does it. But the "I" holds subtle power and can negatively impact how people view us.

The Question That Ruined Generation Y

Lea Grover | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Lea Grover

Nobody asked us, "When you grow up, how do you want to support yourself until you finally manage to find a job that utilizes your degrees, personal skill sets, and passions?" They asked us what we wanted to be.

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.

If Every Member of Congress Were a '90s TV Character...

Danny Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Millennials are not just a peanut gallery. The indecision in DC affects us too, and that $17 trillion in debt ain't goin' away. If we intend to fix this mess, then we'd better pay attention. But instead of confronting the (dismal) direction our nation is headed, we're off in the corner cracking jokes.

How I Got Here: From Bible College to the Right Side of History

Amelia Markham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Amelia Markham

Years of counseling, desperate attempts to pray my gay away, countless hours reading resources and seeking solidarity through the infamous Exodus International and a biblical theology degree later, I found myself crumbling under the weight of an existential crisis.

Is DIY Neuroscience the Future of Education?

Maude Standish | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Maude Standish

Though online courses have existed for some time, recently they have become more broadly accepted by students as a reputable way to learn.

Being Queer and Jewish in Ultra-Orthodox Brooklyn

J.E. Reich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
J.E. Reich

Perhaps my refusal to truly be myself in Crown Heights, to be open about who I am, a Jewish queer woman, is not entirely oppressive. Lost in my own preconceptions about the community that I love with verocity, despite everything, I forgot that people here, as everywhere, are complex.