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Me Generation

The Measles Outbreak: A Predictable Surprise

Terry Newell | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

Vaccination rates in many locales have dropped below the 95-percent level needed for "herd immunity." For too many, it seems, the individual's "right" to avoid vaccination trumps that individual's responsibility to help protect the community's most vulnerable citizens, who cannot be vaccinated due to age or medical condition.

I Want To Look Up And 'See' The World, But I Can't Stop Staring At My Screen

Meral Barlas | Posted 10.08.2014 | Teen
Meral Barlas

We were raised and taught to socialize, not to stay on our phones all day. But in this day and age, when my friends and I get together, we end up spending as much (maybe more) time on our phones as we do socializing.

The 'Me' Generation Celebrates D-Day at 70

Leona Foxx | Posted 08.03.2014 | Fifty
Leona Foxx

I remember walking the beaches of Normandy a few years ago, a side trip during one of my training sessions for the CIA. It was late winter. The air was brisk and damp.

7 Great Tips For Parenting 'Emerging Adults'

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 10.30.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

By the time you're in your 50s or beyond, you expect that your heavy-duty parenting is nearing an end. If your kids are between the ages of 18 to 29, a period called 'emerging adulthood,' you most likely expect that they'll gradually become more and more independent and your official empty nest period can get underway.

Tattoos and Botox Have More in Common Than You Think

Michael Zacka | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

They're both body art, and their respective consumers are changing the way we live, work, eat, play and spend.

Finding Hope in the Next Generation

Karin Kasdin | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

It was my contemporaries for whom the moniker "The Me Generation" was coined. Yes, there were hippies whose activism ended the Vietnam War, but there were also hippies who did nothing but smoke weed in their basements while listening to Joplin. Beware of sweeping generalizations.

Create Your Own Rite of Passage, Send Your Son to Kathmandu

Kate Gale | Posted 01.15.2013 | Parents
Kate Gale

The country needs men and women who make room for each other to think, who listen to each other. In the old story, women waited while men acted. In this new story, we can all act together.

Eleven Years Later: Looking Back at 9/11

Marian Salzman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Marian Salzman

Whatever your position on American military involvement in the Middle East, 9/11 encouraged us to stand together and support anyone who was making a sacrifice for America

Heigh-Ho Cell Phone: The Ego Rides Again

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.14.2012 | Technology
Bernard Starr

If you've experienced this, you may be spiritually challenged: "Oh my God, where's my cell phone? Oh no, I left it home. How will I get through the day?" What a dilemma. You might actually have to turn within.

Aging Boomers: Working Longer, Living Smarter

Ron Cappello | Posted 10.01.2012 | Business
Ron Cappello

Don't count the boomers out yet. Key strategies and trends are emerging that suggest the new elderly, and the nation, can adjust to their aging.

Finding Gold Amid the Gray

Ron Cappello | Posted 09.15.2012 | Fifty
Ron Cappello

The baby boomers are behind an unprecedented agequake that will shake up this country and the rest of the developed world. How will this vast new market impact the economic and social landscape? What are the opportunities for business to interface with these audiences?

Seamus McKiernan

Talib Kweli: You Can’t Just Sit At A Computer And Be An Activist | Seamus McKiernan | Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact

The labels “political” and “conscious” have been ascribed to rapper Talib Kweli throughout his music career, beginning with his start as a mem...

10 Things The Post50 Crowd Will Never Say | CATEY HILL | Posted 01.07.2012 | Fifty

on't expect a big inheritance from your boomer parents -- even if they are rich. Less than half of millionaire boomers say that leaving money for thei...

Sex, Drugs, Rock And Roll-And Seniors: A New World

Sharon Premoli | Posted 11.29.2011 | Fifty
Sharon Premoli

When my parents hit their sixties, they embraced "senior" status like all their friends did -- they upped the golfing, bulked up on the Tums, and began their annual Haj pilgrimage to Florida. I regret to say, none of it resonates with me.

The Millennial Generation

Richard Geldard | Posted 11.27.2011 | Books
Richard Geldard

It is clear that this dynamic generation of young Americans will change America, and they'll do it in dramatic fashion. Those if us set in our ways will have to step aside, hold on and adjust.

Last Call for the "Me" Generation

Steve Malkenson | Posted 06.20.2011 | Business
Steve Malkenson

We have been living beyond our means for the last 30 years. We shun the notion of sacrifice. We assume that the world will continue to finance our self-indulgence forever.

Are You Making a Difference? If Not, Why Not?

Holly Sidell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Holly Sidell

I went to the opening night of The Artivist Film Festival at The Egyptian Theatre last, which runs until Dec 4. It is a festival whose mission is to...

Tea Partying's First Anniversary

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

One way or another the Tea Party's future prospects are likely to hinge on whether their decentralized nature turns out to be their strongest point, or their weakest.

Millennials' New Mantra: Have Less, Imagine More

Bob Jeffrey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bob Jeffrey

The Millennials are now inheritors of one of the greatest collapses of collective judgment this century has seen. Are they in denial, in disappointment or simply in disbelief?

My Friend Ian Browde's Right Brain Reflections

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

With the election of Barack Obama as U.S. president, the world has entered a new economic context, "social or community capitalism," which will become our paradigm by 2015 - 2020.