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Generation X

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

Quora | Posted 02.17.2015 | 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 01.13.2015 | 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 01.12.2015 | 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.

2015 Welcomes Generation X!

David Kanegis | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As the last of the baby boomers turn 50, the first of your cohort now share that privilege. The only bad news -- the oldest of you will soon lose the coveted distinction of being advertiser's target market!

Yagana Shah

15 Celebrities Turning The Big 5-0 In 2015

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.17.2014 | Fifty

Make way for the Gen-X'ers! While 2014 may have been the year of the boomer, 2015 is the beginning of a new era; one where Generation X starts turning...

4 Ways Meditation Can Empower Millennials At Work and in Life

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

From my meditation teacher/practitioner perspective, I see ALL of these aspects as incredibly good, good, good and believe that meditation, dear millennials, is not only something that gels with what you already got goin' on... but it can help you navigate some of your biggest challenges.

Generations of HIV

Alex Garner | Posted 02.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Alex Garner

Each generation of gay men has the distinct experience of being uniquely impacted by HIV. One of the best-understood and often explored generational experiences of HIV is the early years -- a time when the disease violently and unexpectedly emerged in the community.

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
Ravishly

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.

Yes, Life Does Come With Instructions

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 02.26.2015 | Good News
Jennie Sutherland

In the early 1990s Life's Little Instruction Book by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. was a New York Times bestseller and a perfect graduation present. With its unassuming red plaid cover, the book consolidated more than 500 suggestions, observations and reminders that Brown shared with his son who was going off to college.

A Pastoral Letter to Older Generations About Those Frustrating Millennials

Derek Penwell | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

The question that older generations of leaders within mainline denominations must ask themselves, I suggested, therefore, is: "What if the kids don't want our church?" This is an an important issue in the age of the "nones."

The Very First Thing Most Boomers Do After They Wake Up Each Morning

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.30.2014 | Fifty

Almost half (47 percent) of Baby Boomers rise before 6 a.m. and the very first thing most of them (73 percent) do is check their personal email, accor...

3 Steps For Achieving True Happiness In Your Relationships

David Kanegis | Posted 12.18.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Have you ever noticed that some men seem relaxed, content and satisfied as they embark on a new relationship? Beginning an alliance with seemingly unlimited opportunities can make one feel fantastic, hopeful and euphoric. Both of you want to be with someone who is self-confident, at ease and prepared to enjoy each other's company.

What's Brunch Got to Do With It: David Shaftel and the Youth of Today

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

What makes millennials so important, anyway? Why do they get to go to brunch and drink mimosas every Saturday while I have to take my stupid kid to the doctor and be all introspective?

Bo-Curious

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women
Nancy Davis Kho

Growing up, we didn't talk about that kind of thing. It would have been considered scandalous. I was raised to believe that God had certain plans and expectations for me as a woman, and to err from that path would be sinful. But as I became worldlier and met others who had tried it, my curiosity grew.

Gen X'ers Are Greatly Concenred About Future Financial Prospects

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

The generation of divorced parents, (many, not all of us), latch key kids, victims of fluctuations in the nations' economy, sporadic international crisis, deadly sexually transmitted diseases and other significant milestones will turn 50 years old next year!

How Millennials Are Redefining What It Means to Give

Christie Garton | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Christie Garton

Millennials are most likely to get hands-on with causes they care about when organizations offer a range of volunteer opportunities, from one-time commitments to long-term, pro-bono skills-based opportunities. However, don't expect them to give their time and talents blindly.

Selfie-Finance

Adrienne Becker | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business
Adrienne Becker

This past month I became parent to a teenager. Among the obvious anxieties this rite prompted, I also had the pleasure of learning American teens have been deemed "mediocre" when it comes to personal finance.

9 Things Every Caregiver Needs To Do For Themselves

Ruth Tarantine, DNP, RN | Posted 11.07.2014 | Fifty
Ruth Tarantine, DNP, RN

Who cares for the sandwich generation? In many cases, no one cares for this group of caregivers, who usually has the added burden of working a full-time job. Additionally, this group often has to juggle an unexpected hospitalization of their loved one with their career obligations.

Taking It to the Streets -- Walking Meetings Are All the Rage

Rana Florida | Posted 10.25.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

It's a sitting crisis. The offices we've imprisoned ourselves in are increasing our health care costs and taking a toll on our productivity and mental health.

A Bubble Generation: The Millennials, Generation X, and Historical Amnesia

Christine Henseler | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Christine Henseler

It is time we recognize the impact that Generation Xers across the globe have had on the Millennials' outlook on life, work, politics, civic engagement, entrepreneurship, activism or culture. Let's not sell our Millennials short. Let's add nuance and perspective to the conversation. Let's burst that bubble, shall we?

What Women Want

Robin Koerner | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Feminism is about enabling women to have what they choose. But women choose to feel like women - to experience the delectable polarity of the female and the male, and that requires a culture that empowers, and celebrates, both.

Shared Economy, Unshared Wealth

Dean Soukeras | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

In my opinion, the stock market is a variation of the shared economy. It's an opportunity for everyone to own a piece of a company, and benefit from its growth.

No, Millennials Aren't Obsessed With Hooking Up

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade & Nina Friend | Posted 07.08.2014 | College

Whaddaya know, another group of non-millennials talking about how college students are engaging in a non-existent hook up culture. The most recent...

Does GenX Finally Have a Movement?

Heidi Legg | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Heidi Legg

Happiness, hopefulness and Halcyon days are how the history books will remember GenX in generations to come. But is there more to our legacy?