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Generation X

Why I'd Rather Be 50 Than 25 (And Maybe Even 30)

Ken Budd | Posted 01.31.2016 | Fifty
Ken Budd

Two weeks ago I turned 50. I wondered if I would wake up suddenly wiser, or with osteoporosis, but 50 felt no different than 49 -- which is true of most milestone birthdays. Do you remember turning 10? Of course not. (Though no one made senior citizen jokes when I turned 10.)

Seven Frequently Asked Questions From Those Who Manage Generation X and Generation Y

Anne Loehr | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business
Anne Loehr

This is a real question I received while facilitating a workshop on engaging every age in the workplace. I love it! Curious what other questions I am often asked? Today I'll be giving you the inside scoop.

5 Ways to Become an Ally for Your Aging Parents

Stacey Gordon | Posted 01.15.2016 | Fifty
Stacey Gordon

In a long car ride with my musically savvy teenagers, I happily listened to the bands they enjoy most, bands with names like "Vampire Weekend" and "...

Here's How Much Your New Year's Resolution Will Cost You

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.05.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Morgan Quinn, Contributor At the beginning of every year, you pick a New Year's resolution. Sometimes you succeed at sticking to it ... and othe...

The Catharsis of Star Wars

RJ Martin | Posted 12.30.2015 | Entertainment
RJ Martin

Now, I am not too much of a sci-fi geek. I don't speak Klingon, never watched Battlestar Galactica in any of its iterations, and by the third Alien movie I started rooting for the slobbery beast with too sets of teeth: anything to get Sigourney Weaver to stop scowling. Star Wars is different.

Are Millennials Redefining the American Dream?

Krystina Nguyen | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Krystina Nguyen

The real question is whether the Millennials' current definition of success will change. Are these simply characteristics of a life phase and Millennials will eventually become like their Baby Boomer counterparts seeking material symbols to show off their success?

The Growing Power of Hispanics 50+

Luis A. Miranda Jr. | Posted 12.10.2015 | Latino Voices
Luis A. Miranda Jr.

Much has been said about the youngest populations of Hispanics in the United States, because the Hispanic community ranks among the "youngest" in the ...

7 Ways Generation X Is Better Than Millennials With Their Money

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Elyssa Kirkham, GBR Staff Writer People have made a lot of fuss about millennials and their stellar financial management skills. There are plen...

Volunteers are Giving the Greatest Gift - Time

Wendy Spencer | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Volunteering remains strong across the nation, with 62.8 million Americans (1-in-4 adults) giving their time to an organization, donating 7.96 billion hours that valued at nearly $184 billion in 2014.

Thin Lips Suck: Linda Gomez at Age 60, Gives Women Something to Pout About

Janice Celeste | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
Janice Celeste

Linda Gomez started experimenting with naturally enhancing her lips at the age of 50. She noticed that as she aged, her lips were getting thinner. She didn't want surgery or injections and she realized that when someone kisses you and sucks on your lips, your lips become fuller.

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.

#ExpressYurSelf

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?