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4 Ways Family Road Trips Have Changed Since Gen Xers Were Kids

Jenny Isenman | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Wow, were our games complex. There was I Spy, Make the Trucker Honk His Horn, The License Plate Game, GHOST, Mad Libs, those Yes & Know invisible ink pads, and the saddest game of all: the Wave Game.

Millennials and Boomers: Don't Forget Generation X

Christine Henseler | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Christine Henseler

The transitional and transformational time when Generation Xers grew up should not be ignored or erased. To understand how the Millennials think and act today and might change the world tomorrow, the cloak of invisibility must be lifted.

Kindness Cards Challenge

Alex Kip | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Alex Kip

As the days went on, the cards kept coming in... one by one they added up until I had over 1,600 cards dispersed throughout my room. The storm had lifted... the night had passed. There was nothing but light and love bouncing off the walls of my transplant room.

These Four Workplace Trends Will Change Your Organization: Are You Ready?

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

There are big changes coming to the American workforce. While many organizations are watching the economy, there's another change -- almost a revolution -- quietly taking place right under our noses.

The Worst Generation(s)

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Even as Boomers wallowed in the glories that were the films of the 1970s, we took all the wrong lessons from them.

The Ensuite Generation: How HGTV Proves We Have Failed Millennials

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty
Abby Rodman, LICSW

There's nothing wrong with wanting more or better or safer or more luxurious. But it scares me to think these young people equate happiness with recessed lighting and a breakfast nook.

What Kids Today Can Learn From Gen-Xers About Sick Days

Jenny Isenman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Follow these simple rules and you'll be wrongfully staying home from school in no time. That's right, you CAN fool us, or at the very least make us proud trying.

Global Curriculum -- The World Village

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Sixth in a series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101 "Self-study, self-exploration, self-empowerment -- these are the virtues of a great education." ...

Why the Millennials' Parents Will Continue to Stay Involved in Their Kids Lives at Work... and Why That's a Good Thing

Haydn Shaw | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents
Haydn Shaw

We can deal with generational differences more effectively if we understand that Millennials are the product of the most educated parents in history. I get it; helicopter parents need to come down to earth. But get this, we involved parents are not going away.

I Miss the Smell of Snow -- a Florida Transplant Gets a Bit Nostalgic

Jenny Isenman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Miami
Jenny Isenman

I think we're all aware that life in South Florida has its perks. Our kids can play outdoors all year-round. We could do Bikram yoga outdoors, 10 mont...

The Problem with Overpraising Children

Lisa Firestone | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

The problem with many parents hoping to boost their child's self-esteem isn't that they're praising; it's that they're overpraising.

Culture Is Key to Innovation

Joseph Parker | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Joseph Parker

In today's workplace, the need to invest in culture is paramount.

Stop Stereotyping Millennials

Samantha Matt | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Growing up in a comfortable environment did not make me abandon my ambition. Nor did it deter my siblings to abandon their ambitions. I'd say it made me more inclined to chase success.

The New Sexy: Millennial Egalitarian Men

Joan Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Joan Williams

The resulting searing disillusionment with men who talk the talk but do not walk the walk has left Millennial women skeptical that gender equality is a realistic possibility.

Calling All Male Widening Girths!

Alan Black | Posted 12.29.2013 | Comedy
Alan Black

Calling widening girths! Join the Middle Age Resistance Army! Viva M.A.R.A! Bloated men! Had enough of hearing - "he's hella old," - from a twenty-so...

8 Silly Things People Say To Me When They Learn I Don't Want Kids

TueNight | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
TueNight

My husband would make the world's greatest father. But that alone isn't reason enough for me to become the mother I've never wanted to be, take on crushing financial burden or add more to my already too-full plate.

Are You Social or Anti-Social?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Scott MacFarland

What I see and experience in today's young kids, and even young professionals is that they just can't seem to engage in a conversation, let alone keep it going without peeking at the 3.3" screen that is beckoning them to disengage from life.

When Did Gen-X Get Old?

TueNight | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
TueNight

You hover just above this new group of 20-something adults, a huge swath of team-players inclined towards a sharing economy and igniting a war on your experience. They see a world where the playing field has leveled; you still see one where there's a hierarchy to rebel against.

Nearly 1 in 5 Adults Are Still Living at Home

Lisa Wade | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Lisa Wade

Literally, a growing number of Americans -- both young people and those in mid-life -- can't afford to leave the nest. And, no, this didn't start with the recession, it started in the '80s.

18 Totally Random Things I Only Know Because I'm a Gen Xer

Jenny Isenman | Posted 11.12.2013 | Women
Jenny Isenman

I wouldn't know a ton of things about pop culture, big hair or bad TV had I not been a poster child for Generation X.

The New Reality Is Disrupted

Scott DiMarco | Posted 11.11.2013 | Books
Scott DiMarco

Why do we so often ignore the very advice that can save us? The answer may very well be found in Disrupted by Stefan Pollack which is easily one of the most important books of the year.

The Upside Of Divorce For Gen X?

Posted 08.20.2013 | Divorce

Will generation X-ers experience midlife crises? That's the question tackled in a recent piece on Salon.com. And according to Susan Gregory Thomas...

The Name Game

Alison Novak | Posted 09.28.2013 | College
Alison Novak

The 18- to 20-somethings in my class are not members of Generation X, nor should they express uncertainty about their social grouping. So what causes this temporary identity crisis? Is it first day of school jitters? Is it apathy?

Attention Must Be Paid, Even By Fiat

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Fifty
Jane Adams Ph.D.

While trying (or not) to let go of our grown kids and enjoy the responsibiity-free years between now and that distant country of the "old old," we're not ready to cut all the ties that bind us. Will it take a decree from the government to nudge them into paying attention to us when we get there?

Waiting for the Revolution

Bob Burnett | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

In the latest recovery, 93 percent of the gains went to the top 1 percent. How long will it take before the 99 percent realize they're getting shafted? When will American workers revolt?