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6 Lessons You Should Have Learned In College

Quora | Posted 07.16.2015 | College
Quora

When people make lists about things they wish they knew in college, it's usually full of general things students hear over and over again.

What My Son Taught Me About Kindness and Empathy

Kara Lawler | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents
Kara Lawler

My son reminded me today to be kinder and gentler to the people I encounter. I'm going to try harder this week. I'm going to try to smile when met with a frown. Like he mentions, even Darth Vader has good in him and maybe he just needed a little empathy.

Ready or Not, Millennials Are Changing How We Do Business Forever

Jason van den Brand | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Jason van den Brand

In the next 20 years, Millennials will receive over $20 trillion in inheritance, with over $7 trillion being passed along by 2020, according to Bloomberg Business. This is the largest wealth transfer our country has ever seen, and the impact will be seismic.

Millennials Can Help Develop Your Organization's Purpose

Dan Pontefract | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Dan Pontefract

Millennials are not the perfect generation, for no generation is or ever will be. But what they are doing infinitely better than GenX and the Baby Boomers is pushing society to actually put purpose on par with profit.

From Gen X to Y and Z: Technology and the Generation Gap

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

The elusive "generation gap" is construed as being widest when one of the two generations is the adolescent.

The Office Can Be as Hostile as the Hood

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received over 33,000 race discrimination claims nationwide in 2012 and again in 2013, an average of 92 claims a day. It is estimated that black Americans lose over $120 billion in wages each year do to labor market discrimination.

Nostalgic Responses to "When I Was Your Age..."

Quora | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Quora

When I was your age, it was basically impossible to lose a phone. If all else failed, you started at the wall jack and followed the line. There were cellphones, or, as we called them at the time, "carphones." Nobody we knew actually had one, though.

The Biggest (And Best) Difference Between Millennials And My Generation

Anna Garvey | Posted 05.26.2015 | Technology
Anna Garvey

If you can distinctly recall the excitement of walking into your weekly computer lab session and seeing a room full of Apple 2Es displaying the start screen of Oregon Trail, you're a member of this nameless generation, my friend.

What Was So Great About A Gen X Childhood?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Daniel Cubias

I'm here to tell you that growing up the way we did was not a long-term favor or blessed accomplishment. Let me be clear that I don't blame my parents. No, my disdain for nostalgia has more to do with cold, hard facts and unpleasant anecdotes than personal issues.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part IV

Mark Baer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On July 10, 2011, Joan T. Daniels, Esq. posted the following comment on the listserv for the members of the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles Coun...

5 Truths about Parenting Generation Z

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 07.27.2015 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

Many of us entered adulthood excited about the future. As we prepare our children to come of age, we need to focus less on our differences and more on our shared goals

Generation X's Parenting Problem

The Mid | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
The Mid

We cart our children to chess, robotics, baseball practice, ballet, cello, swimming lessons and birthday parties. Though they run our lives like lunatic ringmasters, we insist such activities make them well-rounded/social/intellectual/competitive/creative.

It's Hiring Season: Get Ready for the Class of 2015

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

On a macro level, Generation Z represents a tipping point in the post-Boomer generational shift transforming the workforce. With older (first-wave) Boomers now retiring in droves, they are taking with them the last vestiges of the old-fashioned work ethic.

Looking for a Zebra in a Barnyard

Hilal Isler | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hilal Isler

I was in my office a few weeks ago, when my boss knocked at the door. "Mike!" I said, guiltily. I propped the door open with a sneakered foot, an em...

Why Worship Matters

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 06.24.2015 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

It's not that the goal is for people to not "get anything" from worship; the problem is, "getting something" seems to have insidiously become our criteria for what entails good worship, and we've lost our ability to even ask ourselves what it is that we are giving in worship.

Four Life Lessons Passed Down to Millennials From Baby Boomers and the Greatest Generation

Quora | Posted 06.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

I hope it's okay to go a bit older than people in their 40s and 50s. I'm a family sociologist at Cornell, and we surveyed over 1200 people over 60 on this very topic (described in the book 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans). Here are four "life lessons" they wanted to pass down to younger people - hope you find them helpful!

Generation X -- Talented, Adventurous, Innovative and Resilient

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

Recently, I led a roundtable panel with several fellow Gen X scholars/professors at an academic conference entitled "Generation X Turns 50." The discussions were funny, lively, engaging, candid, inspirational and very informative. In short, we kept it real! It was a pleasure to be part of such a vibrant discussion.

Here We Are Now, Entertain Us

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 05.27.2015 | Comedy
Lisa Page Rosenberg

Instead of rolling into the beauty parlor for a blue rinse and a wash and set, will there be a dread specialist at our salon? Will we still be getting blow outs when our hair is white?

11 Starbucks Hacks for Coffee Lovers

Quora | Posted 05.26.2015 | Taste
Quora

Iced Teas are double-strength in pitcher and watered down for your final recipe. Ask for "no water" for a much stronger (and, in my opinion, more effective) flavor.

What Is the Political Situation in the Super Mario Universe?

Quora | Posted 05.23.2015 | Weird News
Quora

This is one of my favorite questions to date on Quora! The first task in answering the question is to define the frame of reference -- what is the Mario Universe?

Why I Feel More Gen X Than Baby Boomer

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Hold on to your hats, Traditionalists and Baby Boomers: Generation X is 50 years old.

Six Reasons Why Millennials Are the Best Workers

Quora | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
Quora

It has become fashionable to trash millennials. They lack a strong work ethic, have no grit, aren't respectful or patient, and definitely don't understand corporate culture. It fits with how people romanticize the 1950s as the golden age of American culture, when everything was just somehow better.

Generation X and Generation Y: What's the Difference?

Quora | Posted 04.14.2015 | Fifty
Quora

Strauss & Howe, the social historians known for pioneering generational theory, would say that Gen X (the "13th generation") and Gen Y (the "millennial generation") each have the traits of their corresponding generational archetypes.

I'm a Millennial and I Love Paying for TV

Markus Giesler | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

Today, entertainment consumption is no longer about escaping the market. Rather it is about escaping cable TV through services like Roku, Chromecast, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime. Who would have thought that peer-to-peer would usher in the new era of Pay-TV?

An Open Letter to Millennials

Stephanie Gates | Posted 03.14.2015 | Religion
Stephanie Gates

I hear you're living in your parents' basements, watching reality TV, and waiting for the perfect job to land in your lap. But the real you? The Millennials I talk to every day? You're nothing like that. I need you, Millennials. I need you to remind me that change is still possible, and darkness will never win in the end.