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Grandkids Are Totally Baffled By Their Grandparents' Retro Gadgets

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.01.2015 | Fifty

Boomers know how hard it can be to keep up with the ever-changing world of technology, one in which landline phones are obsolete and people ge...

Here Are The 5 Secrets To Staying Relevant As You Age

Forrest Brakeman | Posted 11.04.2015 | Fifty
Forrest Brakeman

We Boomers have every bit as much to offer as the Millennials or the Gen-X's or the Gen-Y's. Hell, we invented the world as they know it. But to bridge the generation gap, or chasm, we need to stay relevant. So here are some safety tips for dealing with the young whippersnappers.

Overcoming the Generational Divide

Daniel Burrus | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Daniel Burrus

Too often, the younger generation and older generation see each other as rivals. We can imagine that stereotypical notion they each tend to hurl at ...

Emerging Adulthood: The Two Most Important Words in Hiring and Parenting

Haydn Shaw | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Haydn Shaw

A couple years ago, the senior staff to one of the top leaders of the Department of Defense asked me for the most important advice I could give them for attracting and retaining Millennials. I gave them two words: emerging adulthood.

The 5-Step Process for Implementing a Companywide Mentoring Program

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

When done properly, mentoring is an effective leadership development tool that can increase employee retention and engagement. The mark of a true leader is measured by his or her ability to create more leaders. If you invest in your employees, they will invest in your company.

10 Ways We Grew Up Tougher Than Our Kids

Michelle Combs | Posted 09.10.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

When we were kids, life felt more like an ongoing experiment. After all, who decided 'Lawn Jarts' were a good idea? No one raised their hand in a development meeting and said 'Hey, did we think about the safety issue that inherently goes along with children launching spears at each other?'

How to Talk to Your Mother

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 09.03.2015 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

...or your boss, or your child, or your colleague. I want you to learn how to communicate with anyone. Have you ever wondered why your Mom won't stop calling you? Or why teens today speak exclusively in emoticons? Or your Dad STILL writes "Dear Vanessa" in his text messages?

Why These 11 Noteworthy Millennials and I Are Proud to Represent 'The Worst Generation'

Nina Tomaro | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Nina Tomaro

My generation has been labeled with character traits such as entitled, lazy, needy, unwilling to work hard, and disrespectful. Of course, I can't speak for everyone, but the "millennials" I know and have met are pretty remarkable, and it's time someone shed light on our positive qualities.

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


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

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 | 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 | 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.