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Generation Gap

Closer Together or Further Apart? Digital Devices and the New Generation Gap

Robert Weiss | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Robert Weiss

Today, the divide is more about the fact that young people neither see nor hear their elders because, from a communications standpoint, the two generations are not in the same room.

Generation Whatever

Michael Drew | Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty
Michael Drew

Whose fault is everything, anyway? What generation do you want to blame? And how many have you got? Young people blame their parents, and the pare...

6 Family Behaviors That Are Totally Dysfunctional

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Caila Ball | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Dysfunctional behavior can be easy to slip into for even the most well-functioning families. While the temptation to ...

7 Things Our Kids and Grandkids Can Teach Us

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.14.2013 | Fifty

Parents just love dishing out unsolicited advice to their kids. Whether it's how to pick the right spouse, how they need to get more sleep, or how sho...

The Beauty Gap Is Closing: 7 Reasons Why

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The good news? Guys have begun to see advantages to enhancing their appearance, a focus once considered outside their domain. The not-so-good news? Men may soon head down a perilous path that women have been traveling for decades.

50 Things Only People Over 50 Understand

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty

Generational conflicts are nothing new. Many baby boomers think millennials are lazy and self-absorbed, and many millennials think boomers are close-m...

Calling All Male Widening Girths!

Alan Black | Posted 12.29.2013 | Comedy
Alan Black

Calling widening girths! Join the Middle Age Resistance Army! Viva M.A.R.A! Bloated men! Had enough of hearing - "he's hella old," - from a twenty-so...

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.

Reflections on Coming of Age in the Age of 9/11

Michael W. Waters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

I am thoroughly convinced that my generation is rightly positioned to make a significant difference for the better within our world. We are a generation proven, tested, and committed to needed change.

My Grandmother and I

Kanan Dhru | Posted 11.04.2013 | Women
Kanan Dhru

Even though I may be from the "lucky" generation which has all the access and opportunities, will my generation be responsible for letting go of the beautiful culture and traditions that my parents and grandparents preserved with so much care?

No Secrecy Allowed

Abby Carras | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Abby Carras

Whether it is morally wrong for the government to feel entitled to our information is another issue, but the idea of someone in the NSA office who has never heard my name and will never meet me reading a conversation I once had does not negatively affect my life in any legitimate way.

Call Me Maybe

Roz Warren | Posted 09.08.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Tom doesn't have a land line. If I want to reach him, I can try his cell. But it usually goes right to voicemail. I can try emailing him at one of his four hundred email addresses. Or I can text him. He responds promptly to texts. Except when he doesn't.

Washingwood: Alienation Day

Steve Faber | Posted 09.08.2013 | Comedy
Steve Faber

I smiled and walked away, baffled as always. Suddenly something Tim253 said came jumping back at me. And what he said seem to make the whole thing comprehensible. At least for the moment.

The Real 'Me Generation'

Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.09.2013 | College
Tyler Kingkade

Every generation has its quirks, its slang, its flaws, but it seems too often Gen-Xers in primarily old media outlets cast the behavior of teenagers in the millennial generation as representative of everyone in the age group, whether they're 14 or 29.

How to Play Together in the Multi-Generational Sandbox at Work

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Millennials are asking for balance and flexibility during the job interview. Baby Boomers are vexed by Generation Y and their tether to technology. Generation X is eager for feedback about their work and also quick to provide criticism of others.

Are You Better Off Than Your Grandmother?

Posted 02.21.2013 | Women

Rebecca Traister | Glamour Believe it or not, it’s been 50 years since Betty Friedan’s "The Feminine Mystique" hit shelves. The book is credite...

11 Things Kids Today Should Learn

Posted 02.12.2013 | Fifty

Do you remember practicing your cursive writing on dotted and lined pieces of paper in elementary school? It's becoming a relic of the past, up there ...

How Music is Instrumental in Breaking Generational Barriers

Alexander Vassiliadis | Posted 04.08.2013 | Teen
Alexander Vassiliadis

Teens think they're right about everything while parents fail to understand or even remember the different joys and troubles of adolescence. As people grow older, they lose touch with the emotions they felt so vividly as teenagers.

Time, Change and the Youth of America

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 03.25.2013 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

What I'm trying to say is, things change and sometimes new ideas need to be welcomed and accepted to move forward in society. It's time that youth take initiative to speak up about the causes they care.

The Sex Talk I Had With My Mom When I Was 20

Nadia Cho | Posted 03.09.2013 | College
Nadia Cho

This holiday season, I came out to my mom about being sexually active, being bisexual, writing about sex for my college newspaper and then getting a ton of media attention for my column on having sex in the library. But did I also mention that I got straight A's this semester?

Young Reporters, Old Tricks: How the Phone Book Saved My Story (Really!)

Gillian Frew | Posted 02.11.2013 | Media
Gillian Frew

"Have you tried the phone book?" my mom suggests. I hadn't. In fact, I'm embarrassed to admit that the idea hadn't even occurred to me. I'd gotten so comfortable with the assumption that all the information I could possibly want or need was available online that I was on the verge of giving up.

For Kids and Parents, There's a Digital Generation Gap, but Maybe That's OKl

Larry Magid | Posted 01.14.2013 | Technology
Larry Magid

Some will undoubtedly fret over the perception gap between teens and parents, but I'm not all that concerned. I suspect that there has always been a gap between what parents think they know about their kids and what kids think their parents know.

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.

Growing a Generation Who Doesn't know How to Fail

Andy Braner | Posted 01.12.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

Parents: We are not there to make life easy on our kids. It's our job to help them grow up with the skills to become successful adults.

The 5 Weirdest Texting Habits Of Adults

By Caroline Sudduth Caroline is a junior at Hinsdale Central High School. She is a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distrib...