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Generation Gap

Facebook - The New Social Contract

Lauren Murphy | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Lauren Murphy

Deleting Facebook seemed to be a way to reclaim some sort of simplicity (as did turning off my phone for a two-week break). I made the decision at a time when life seemed too much.

Talkin' Bout My Generation

Beth Diane Bradley | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Beth Diane Bradley

Accidents happen. I know this for a fact because I am one. Meaning my existence was not planned, at least not by my parents. My family not only had the normal generation gap between parents and children, but we had a second one of 12 years between my siblings and me.

It's All About That... What?

Diana Whitney | Posted 06.10.2015 | Parents
Diana Whitney

"Mommy, I see your bass!" yelled Carmen, cackling her baby hyena laugh. "My what?!" "Your bass! You're wearing lace panties!"

Millennials vs. Boomers: Generation Gap or Marketing Abyss

Peter Hubbell | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Peter Hubbell

If you're one of those marketers who are staring out into the distance trying to figure out what your future looks like, you might want to look down instead.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: F-F-F-Fifty?

Shelly Peiken | Posted 05.19.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

I often say (and you've probably heard me say it), that when I started out in this business of writing songs I was twenty. Everyone else was twenty. Now I'm fifty-something and everyone else is five. I'm exaggerating about the five, but you know what I mean.

A Generation Without a Past: The Lost Present

Marwa Azab | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Marwa Azab

I wonder who will tell this present when it becomes past? Will future grandparents have a paucity of stories that start with "I remember when I was your age... ?"

Black Eyed Peas

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.29.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Have We Coddled Our Kids Too Much?

Tammy Bleck | Posted 04.06.2015 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

We wanted to give our kids everything we didn't have. The big house, their own room, a car when they came of age, nice clothes, lavish Christmas presents and family vacations.

How to Attract, Retain, and Develop Millennial Employees

Josh Cline | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Josh Cline

Figuring out how to work with the "Millennial" generation has often been a pain point for me at my strategic marketing and PR firm. The reason comes from the different experiences between millennials and those, like me, who were born in the 1970s or earlier.

Between an iPad and a Hard Place: Life in the "Technology Sandwich Generation"

Ravishly | Posted 01.17.2015 | Comedy
Ravishly

I belong to what I am officially dubbing the Technology Sandwich Generation, which started when the first parents called upon their teenagers to help them program their new-fangled VCRs, and which will rear its head every time those teenagers grow up to have families of their own.

Bridging Jewish Generations

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 01.11.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Millennial Jews are not joining synagogues at the same rate as their parents and certainly not at the same rate as their grandparents. Many Jewish leaders are struggling to understand this new generation, which will have a profound impact on the future of Jewish life in America.

Yagana Shah

7 Cliches About Aging We're Sick Of Hearing

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.05.2014 | Fifty

Inevitably as you begin the hellish task of holiday shopping, you'll encounter a well-meaning salesperson who calls you "hun" or "sweetie." You'll whi...

Yagana Shah

10 Indisputable Signs You're Middle Aged

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.06.2014 | Fifty

There are certain things that define every single generation. Whether it was a political movement, a particularly heinous fashion trend that still hau...

Bridging the Generational Divide between a Football Father and a Soccer Son

John McCormick | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Every generation has its own collective character, its likes and dislikes, its passions and indifferences. While baseball was tops in my dad's day and football in mine, many youth today are embracing soccer as the new "in" sport.

5 Ways Boomers Can Play Nice With Millennials At Work

Next Avenue | Posted 09.21.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Stephanie Nora White and Tom Tischhauser Although labeled as entitled, self-absorbed and sheltered, Millennials are ...

Why Millennial Bashers Are All Wrong About That Generation

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

It was easy to be idealistic when I didn't have to worry about mortgages, car payments, child care expenses, health care costs, or dramatically escalating college tuitions. But that Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da approach to life changed when I got married, bought a house and had my first kid.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Generation Gasps

Shelly Peiken | Posted 10.14.2014 | Entertainment
Shelly Peiken

These days, I catch myself pretending to know what my young colleagues are talking about when they refer to some hot new topliner (that's new school speak for lyricist) with a perplexingly random moniker such as Catnip or Carpeting.

Dear Family Whisperer: Overcoming 4 Difficult Truths About Your Grandchild's Parents

Melinda Blau | Posted 10.07.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

When our children have children of their own, we have to remember that their lives are not ours to live. Your son has "the right" to circle the wagons around his family, but not to be rude and inconsiderate.

Yagana Shah

7 Things That Go Through One's Head Around Young People

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty

As we get older, the list of things that make us feel our age is endless -- from our graying hair to creeping waistlines to not knowing the tween sens...

A Generation Plants the Trees in Whose Shade Another Generation Rests

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Despite the sound public finances, robust economic growth and low unemployment over the past decade, Singapore has not successfully tackled the growing problems that have the potential to tear apart its social fabric.

No Need for Generations to be Pitted Against Each Other

Linda P. Fried | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty
Linda P. Fried

There's a growing tendency for public policy leaders and commentators to warn one generation about another when the topic of entitlements arises. But the truth is that it's bad advice -- refuted by research.

Riding in Cars With Boys

Perry Block | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Perry Block

It felt like many a night I'd spent previously, eager with anticipation for the music, the fellowship, the likely accompanying drug experience and whatever else I hoped might lie ahead, but there was only one difference: I was driving a car of five 17-18 year old boys, one of whom was my son.

When the Real World Seems Like Too Much

Jay Dodd | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Jay Dodd

Confession: I am a millennial and I do not have all the answers, would never argue that I do, and as I always say, our work is never done. However, we...

Millennials and Boomers: Don't Forget Generation X

Christine Henseler | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Christine Henseler

The transitional and transformational time when Generation Xers grew up should not be ignored or erased. To understand how the Millennials think and act today and might change the world tomorrow, the cloak of invisibility must be lifted.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Millennials

Next Avenue | Donna Sapolin | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Sapolin It recently struck me how quick we are to generalize about entire generations and spark polarized, oft...