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Generation X

When Your Playlist Dates You

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 07.10.2013 | Comedy
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

The other day in one of my art classes I put on a Steely Dan CD. While the chorus of "Deacon Blues" drifted through the studio, I noticed one of my students singing along. I mentioned that I was impressed that he knew the song. He explained that it's one of his grandma's favorites.

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.

Nirvana in the Supermarket, DOMA on the Line

Emmett Rensin | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Emmett Rensin

As oral arguments over California Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act begin before the Supreme Court, I can't help feeling that marriage equality will soon follow indecency and rock and roll into the halls of blasé consensus.

What If The Kids Don't Want Our Church?

Derek Penwell | Posted 05.19.2013 | Religion
Derek Penwell

Churches with massive overhead invested in things like church buildings, denominational infrastructures, functional church organizational models are awakening to the fact that the generations that are supposed to be taking the institutional baton are showing very little interest.

What Happened When I Modeled My Live After TV

Erin Mantz | Posted 05.04.2013 | Women
Erin Mantz

One try in life to get it right, I thought. I was wrong. There are more chances.

Up Close and Personal With the Millennial Stress Generation

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 04.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

I believe that living from a place of understanding, openness and compassion for the millenniums will do more to alleviate their stress than any other solution. We need to break our silence and heal our isolation and connect with intention to support this generation.

Baby Boomers Taking More Risks Than Gen Y, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty

In 1975, a 20-year-old Steve Jobs and his engineering buddy Steve Wozniak began working on the prototype of the Apple 1 computer in Jobs' parents' gar...

Fight Song: A GenX Call-to-Arms Book Review

Melissa Webster | Posted 04.22.2013 | Books
Melissa Webster

Every generation needs its collective voice to make sense of the inevitable phases in life, especially when it reaches middle-age amid the confusion we feel as we stand at that edge between the inner child still clinging to the past and the adult warily facing the future.

Why Beyonce Is the Key to Staying Young

Derek Hartley | Posted 04.07.2013 | Entertainment
Derek Hartley

Generation X, it is time to face the facts: The rest of the world isn't speeding up, you are slowing down. Yelling about it only makes you seem even older than you are. And sometimes a girl who runs the world is just a girl for a new generation.

Who Is Still Afraid of Katie Roiphe?

Jim Downs | Posted 03.30.2013 | Books
Jim Downs

In response to the hype surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey, Roiphe gained national prominence in 2012 with a Newsweek cover story about why sadomasochism is a feminist dream. The story went viral, and many feminists again called for her to be tied up and gagged.

A Generation of Spoiled Brats?

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 01.28.2013 | Parents
Rym Tina Ghazal

Like three princesses, they sat ready to be served: hair perfectly set, one was in a pink dress, another in a lilac one and the third in a peach colou...

The Remembered Generation

Michael S. Malone | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology
Michael S. Malone

Ironically, the digital revolution may have come to the rescue of Generation X. After a half-century of playing a supporting role to their self-absorbed parents, the 'lost' generation may be remembered in digital memory long, even millennia, after the Baby Boomers are forgotten.

The New Star Wars, Disney & Why Sci-Fi Was So Great in the 1970s

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

It's by far the biggest, best and most surprising entertainment news of 2012, yet still no one knows quite what to make of it: starting in 2015 we're getting a new Star Wars trilogy, beginning with Episode VII, supervised by George Lucas and produced by Disney.

Higher Education's Duty to All Students

Jayson Boyers | Posted 01.27.2013 | College
Jayson Boyers

Our country not only needs a workforce that is invested in life-long learning, but also institutions and universities that share this attitude and are willing to provide students with opportunities to learn at any stage of their career.

he TV Generation, Healthy Snacks and Husky Toughskins

Tom Cramer | Posted 01.16.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Recently, I read an article that said many boomers prefer the term "TV generation" over baby boomer, and I strongly identify with that.

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 Tattoo Has Jumped the Shark

Jared Freid | Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy
Jared Freid

When did tattoos become a defining reality of our generation? They're practically a rite of passage if you're under 30 and you live in a city.

Is Social Media to Blame for the Rise in Narcissism?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Studies are now showing what many of you may have suspected: We are living in an increasingly narcissistic society.

Leave the Millennials Alone!

Christopher Gurrie | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Christopher Gurrie

En masse, they are a force to be reckoned with -- they understand that doing it "the way it has always been done" is stupid, and you don't get Google, Apple, or Facebook by doing things the way they have always been done.

The Most Demanding Age Group When It Comes To Money

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.09.2012 | Small Business

Gen Y catches a lot of flack for being the "entitlement generation," but new research reveals that they're not the most demanding age group when it co...

Gen Z Wants to Make a Difference, Not a Profit

Louise Hodgson | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Louise Hodgson

There is a lot of frustration, a lot of people wanting to see a change. Young people are faced with the options of leaving the country or staying and trying to make a damn difference. They're blogging. They're tweeting. They're connected. They're inspiring each other and those around them.

A Letter to Generation X

Elizabeth Krupka | Posted 11.26.2012 | Women
Elizabeth Krupka

Just because we don't have the exact same mindset as (the majority) of your generation doesn't mean that we won't get things done. It means we seek for a different way.

WATCH: If You're A Gen-Xer, You'll Love This

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.19.2012 | Comedy

MTV generation, here's your Tuesday afternoon distraction. Aimee Mann's newest music video, for her song "Labrador," is an exact remake of the video t...

Paul Ryan: Generation Ex

Chez Pazienza | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Chez Pazienza

No matter how young in years Ryan may be, in a relative sense, he's not going to be able to use that as an "asset" to reach out to the now older and wiser men and women who once embodied the attitude of what was dubbed "Gen X." He may be our age, but he's not one of us -- and he never really was.

I Say Hello; You Say ... Nothing

Elio Leturia | Posted 10.01.2012 | Latino Voices
Elio Leturia

Over my many years in the United States, I've come to understand that people don't mean to be rude when they fail to greet you. Their me-centeredness is simply part of the culture now.