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Generation X

Disco's Out... Murder's In!

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 11.29.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

It's easy to forget these days that punk used to be scary. It's true. Punk's original nihilism freaked out everyone from the squares to the hippies. Over time, some of that nihilism has been whitewashed with revisionist histories, rendering something more PC for TV.

Hey Millennials! How Will Our History Read?

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 11.19.2015 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

History will be written, and instead of arguing amongst each other about what side of history we stand on, it is better to stand for making sure future generations only have to expand progress instead of inheriting current issues as they are.

Generation X'ers Express Candor In Regards To Financial Prospects

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Elwood D. Watson

Earlier this year, the insurance company Allianz Life released the findings of the Generations Apart Study that examined the financial outlook and att...

How a Gen Xer Came to Understand and Value Snapchat

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 10.22.2015 | Technology
Jeanette Cajide

Snapchat is strange but in an interesting way. It doesn't work like anything else I've seen out there. Sometimes, given my experience building my startup, I am at a loss as to how something like this could take off so quickly and be worth $19 billion. It's fascinating to me.


Michael Mauldin | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Mauldin

To young people, it's vital to broaden your knowledge and understanding of life, and to embrace your distinctiveness, your individuality, your uniqueness. To my older generation, the world still wants to hear your thoughts, your dreams, and your inspirations.

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.

Gen Z and the U.S. Workforce: 5 Things You Should Know

Anne Loehr | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

As pundits analyze Millennials to death, Gen Z is growing up under our noses. In fact, in the next four years 30 percent of Generation Z is expected to be employed.

Healthy Food Trends Drive New Products

Brian Kennell | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Products with fewer ingredients appeal to the broader market, and the food and beverage industry is taking notice: The second annual Clean Label Conference took place earlier this year, drawing more than 200 industry attendees.

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.

Faith, Doubt and Francis: A Gen X-er Reflects

Eileen Flood O'Connor | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion
Eileen Flood O'Connor

The Pope has said he "...wants things messy and stirred up in the congregation" -- for me and all my doubt there has never been any clearer path to faith.

How to Manage a Multigenerational Workforce and Not Go Totally Insane

Janice Celeste | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

Managers are forewarned not to ignore the differences of each generations' characteristics. Best practice is to conduct regular training sessions for all employees and to require supervisors to attend multigenerational management training.

The Soft Skills Gap: Growing Steadily From Gen X to Y to Z

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

Since 1993, I've been tracking generational change in the workplace and its impact on organizations, especially the impact on supervisory relationships. Based on two decades of research, I can report that the overwhelming data points to a steady diminution in the soft-skills of young people in the workplace from Gen X to Gen Y to Gen Z.

Why the 'Millennial' Label Totally Misses the Point

Kelsey Clark | Posted 09.15.2015 | College
Kelsey Clark

We HATE the word "millennial" and the stereotypical box it puts us in. Calling us "millennials" is like calling us walking cliches.

7 Ways Businesses Can Surf the Silver Tsunami and Survive

Janice Celeste | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

The Silver Tsunami refers to the takeover of an aging workforce. By 2020, 25 percent of the United States workforce will be comprised of workers age 55 and older. For the first time in history, there will be four generations of employees in the workforce.

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?

Say Hello to the World's TransGeneration (Generation Z)

Christine Horner | Posted 09.02.2015 | World
Christine Horner

Born in the mid-90s to early '00s, Generation Z finally has an identity. Say hello to the generation that may be the first in human history to be free to fully express themselves thanks to a lot of help from their predecessors: the Millennials (Generation Y), Gen Xers, and vanguard Baby Boomers.

What's Next for the Equality Movement? A Western Perspective

Mihai Pătru | Posted 09.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Mihai Pătru

There is no doubt that the latest wins achieved by the LGBT community opened another chapter for the equality movement. While marriage equality in the U.S. and Ireland has drawn attention to the LGBT situation around the world, there has been increased interest regarding next steps.

Generation Stress

Don Joseph Goewey | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Don Joseph Goewey

Millennials (18-33 year olds) and Generation X (34-46 year olds) are now called Generation Stress. That's because for the last three years, the American Psychological Association's research on stress has found Millennials to be the most stressed demographic in America, with Generation X coming in a close second.

Gen-X: Please Stop

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.17.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Dear Generation X, First of all, on behalf of baby-boomers everywhere, allow me to apologize. You were forced to come of age in the 1980s, the Reag...

6 Lessons You Should Have Learned In College

Quora | Posted 07.16.2015 | College

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.