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Generation Gap

The Reason So Many Older People Misunderstand Millennials

Donna Highfill | Posted 10.31.2016 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I remember the night I took up the offering in my dad's church wearing a midriff shirt with hip-hugger pants. Despite this being the 1970s in California, several older women in the church were traumatized by the event.

The Rage Of The Pre-Boomer Woman

Andrea Pflaumer | Posted 09.28.2016 | Fifty
Andrea Pflaumer

Two of my neighbors died within the last year: the husband of one couple and the wife of another. No, this is not a fairytale about the remaining survivors forming a new union. (Ironically, they all knew one another well and shared a mutual loathing.)

Why Generational Differences In The Workplace Will Unlock Success

Jared Buckley | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Jared Buckley

Life's greatest secret was randomly dropped in my lap and left for me to process as a young teenager. Was it respect? Was my grandma wanting me to honor my elders?

A 24-Year-Old And A 69-Year-Old Went On A Date -- Totally Naked

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.20.2016 | Fifty

Contestants on VH1’s “Dating Naked” certainly have to leave their inhibitions at the door, in the series which is exactly as it sounds ― peopl...

Increasing Numbers Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Bob Tognetti | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics

A wave of recent polls shows that majorities of voters in five states, and a majority nationwide, support legalizing medical marijuana. Many voters al...

My Brief Brush With Energetic Millennials

Andrea Pflaumer | Posted 04.26.2016 | Fifty
Andrea Pflaumer

I am a writer. Writers love invisibility. In fact, most creative people thrive on it -- and isolation. So last year when, at the urging of a young friend, I chose more visibility and found myself at a marketing event, surrounded by hundreds of Millennials, I felt as though I had been ripped out of my comfy womb.

Spoiled Child Gone Wild: The Generation/Discipline Gap

Carrie Lowrance | Posted 04.25.2016 | Parents
Carrie Lowrance

Just the other day on the news, I saw a report about how everyone is up in arms that our schools are failing our kids. Teacher shortages, lack of budg...

How I've Come To Truly Appreciate The Millennial Generation

Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D. | Posted 04.15.2016 | Fifty
Lindajoy Rose, Ph.D.

Many of our friends, parents of 20-somethings, have pronounced their progeny as selfish and entitled. Criticism of the millennials has also been echoed in a number of disparaging articles and blogs, pointing out their lack of professionalism in the workplace and extremely high turnover rates.

Student Activists on the Brink at Brown

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.30.2016 | College
Peter Mandel

It has finally happened. You are adrift. A raft of badly lashed-together memories and a few fairly buoyant facts: That watercraft is you. But thanks to an article in The Brown Daily Herald, the Ivy League university's student paper, you are listing badly. You are at sea.

Why Young Voters in the U.S. and Europe Are Forsaking Old Politics

Joseph E. Stiglitz | Posted 03.16.2016 | World
Joseph E. Stiglitz

Something interesting has emerged in voting patterns on both sides of the Atlantic: Young people are voting in ways that are markedly different from their elders. A great divide appears to have opened up, based not so much on income, education or gender as on the voters' generation.

I Am Over 40 and I Am Scared

Tom J. Hidvegi | Posted 02.16.2017 | Business
Tom J. Hidvegi

Not for reasons you might think, however. It has very little to do with looks or health, and more to do with disappearing from the current media radar--vanishing entirely from the advertisers' landscape soon.

A Lesson for Millennials and Baby-Boomers

Kelly Bishop | Posted 02.03.2017 | Parents
Kelly Bishop

As a millennial, I understand that our generation has a pretty bad rap. I've been around adults who did not hold back their opinion when it came to te...

23 Heartwarming Photos That Prove Age Is No Barrier To Friendship

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.20.2016 | Fifty

Here at Huff/Post50, we've always believed that age is nothing more than a mindset. So regardless of whether you're a millennial, a baby boomer or som...

Magic in Aisle 5

Kerry Rossow | Posted 12.23.2016 | Impact
Kerry Rossow

I heard screaming from the basement. Moms have a "scream gauge." We know when the scream is a benign scream (472 times in a day) or when it is a "drop everything and run" scream. In my panic and rush to get to them, I fell down the last few steps.

Older Man And Young Boy, 57 Years Apart, Answer Life's Questions

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.09.2015 | Fifty

What could a 64-year-old and a 7-year-old possibly have in common? A lot more than you'd think. A heartwarming video created by YouTube channel Facts ...

A Window Into Japan's Millennials and Boomers

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 12.08.2016 | Business
Crystal Kadakia

Generational challenges and Millennial themes are not 100% the same worldwide. Big surprise, right? Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I visited Tokyo, Ja...

Grandkids Are Totally Baffled By Their Grandparents' Retro Gadgets

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.03.2016 | 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 get their ...

Here Are The 5 Secrets To Staying Relevant As You Age

Forrest Brakeman | Posted 11.03.2016 | 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 10.28.2016 | 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 th...

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

Haydn Shaw | Posted 10.06.2016 | 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 09.28.2016 | 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 09.10.2016 | 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 09.03.2016 | 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 09.01.2016 | 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 06.23.2016 | 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.