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Millennials: It's Time to Start Talking to Strangers

Karen Frankola | Posted 06.20.2015 | Business
Karen Frankola

I think a lot of young people just don't understand that good conversation requires reciprocation. Here are some tips for anyone who wants to improve their art of conversation. My advice focuses on business encounters, but could be helpful for nearly any situation.

What You Need To Know About The Job Hunt During College And After Graduation

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.14.2015 | College

Fear not, millennials and recent grads: Here's some sound advice to help you tackle your college years with a focus on the job market from the beginni...

The Things That Aren't On the Syllabus

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

Educators today are preparing our students for jobs and careers that do not yet exist, using technologies and solutions that have not yet been invented, to solve problems that society does not yet recognize as problems.

Would You Rather Be a 'Valued' or 'Valuable' Employee?

John Friedman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
John Friedman

One of the best ways to value employees is to allow them to use their unique expertise in making the contribution. Allowing employees to use their skills also helps demonstrate the value that the company brings to the community.

The Value of a Four-Year Degree Is Increasing

John Petillo | Posted 05.27.2015 | College
John Petillo

The debate over whether college is worth the cost was never a serious conversation for parents and students. They overwhelmingly agree: 83 percent of adults with a bachelor's degree are convinced that college paid off and another eight percent believe it will pay off in the future even if it has not already.

In Praise of Clicktivism

Caryl M. Stern | Posted 05.31.2015 | Impact
Caryl M. Stern

We recognize that the Internet is a big, noisy place, and that messages can get lost in the shuffle. But we can't ignore the role that technology and digital activism can play in service to our overall mission. So we appreciate all those clicks and finger taps to view our webpages and follow our Twitter feeds, because they keep our concerns and our objectives part of the conversation.

Figuring Out Your Crush's Age Can Be Hilariously Complicated

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.31.2015 | Comedy

Perhaps you've been there: You meet someone who strikes your fancy. You chat. But you can't place his or her age. Wong Fu Productions' "How Old Is ...

Lena Dunham's Scandal Fail

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Lena Dunham may have a huge following on Girls but casting her on Scandal was a huge mistake. Last night's episode was probably one of the worst eve...

A Collection of Gold Gowns Exploit Millennial Narcissism

Hannah Amundson | Posted 05.09.2015 | Style
Hannah Amundson

I think it's important for me to remember that that's all that art is really meant to do -- to start a conversation. Fashion is a way for me to interpret thoughts and feelings that I can't quite express any other way.

Six Reasons Why Millennials Are the Best Workers

Quora | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business

It has become fashionable to trash millennials. They lack a strong work ethic, have no grit, aren't respectful or patient, and definitely don't understand corporate culture. It fits with how people romanticize the 1950s as the golden age of American culture, when everything was just somehow better.

King v. Burwell: Public Health's 21st Century Call to Action

Shalini Pammal | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Shalini Pammal

Working toward a more equitable, just society takes time and is challenging, but some of the most unprecedented progress has been made in grassroots movements.

The Digital Marketing Revolution's Multicultural Core

Cesar M. Melgoza | Posted 04.20.2015 | Technology
Cesar M. Melgoza

For today's digital marketers, I ask a simple question: "Are multicultural audiences a key component of your digital strategy?" If you don't know the answer, then a huge business opportunity is probably passing you by.

The Super Bowl of Ads: Who Won?

Tom Silva | Posted 04.07.2015 | Media
Tom Silva

To work, brands have to operate along these axes; otherwise, they aren't really doing much beyond being distraction between downs and they certainly aren't winning over the most skeptical generation ever. Here is our low down on what worked and didn't this year.

Going Off of That Point: An Account of Course Participation and Millenials

Lauren Casella | Posted 04.06.2015 | College
Lauren Casella

Similar to the word 'like,' 'going off of that point' does not need to exist in our vocabulary. It's superfluous, unoriginal, and dilutes the potency of our own thoughts.

Four Rules for Companies That Want to Engage the Millennial Generation

Amanda Slavin | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business
Amanda Slavin

While it is easy to overgeneralize what Millennials want, mobile, entrepreneurial-minded young leaders are often misunderstood by the older generations attempting to reach them.

How to Recover from a Financial Crisis: Five Steps

Tiffany Aliche | Posted 03.22.2015 | Black Voices
Tiffany Aliche

Drawing on my own financial experience -- and learnings from the Live Richer Challenge and Millennial Next Door -- I can offer five keys to recovering from financial crisis.

Millennials Are Redefining Success - Why the Rest of Us Should Pay Attention

Leisa Peterson | Posted 03.18.2015 | Money
Leisa Peterson

Sometimes stereotypes become so widely accepted that nobody takes a step back to actually examine the sweeping generalizations to see if they hold any truth. This is especially true of millennials.

It's Past Time We Invested in Young Workers

Liz Shuler | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Liz Shuler

Free, high-quality public higher education. Expanded apprenticeship programs. Jobs that pay living wages. Workplaces that are free of discrimination. Strong union rights. Don't those sound great?

5 Things To Do If You Don't Have A Spring Internship

FindSpark | Posted 03.16.2015 | College

It may seem like everyone around you has a spring internship and is therefore an infinite number of steps ahead of you. That isn't necessarily true and does not make you a failure.

Engaged on the Leading Edge: Three Reasons Millennials Are Ideal for Recruitment

Ilya Zeldin | Posted 03.14.2015 | Business
Ilya Zeldin

Millennials are much more engaged than they are usually given credit for, and they have advantages over workers from older generations. Here are three reasons Millennials could be a critical part of your company's success.

2015 in Music: Bright Young Stars Revitalizing Traditional Form of Mexican Music

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

Del Records recording artists Regulo Caro and Luis Coronel are putting regional Mexican music on the U.S. map.

In the Words of the Beatles, 'Help!'

Vin Testa | Posted 03.14.2015 | Arts
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Vin Testa

I have faith in my generation's ability to lead and prosper. Though our struggles today are much more different, and technologically advanced, than the ones that came before us, we are still overcoming our own obstacles.

An Open Letter to Millennials

Stephanie Gates | Posted 03.14.2015 | 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.

Millennials, Nostalgia, And Urban Preservation: Why We Clamor For A Past We Never Had

OpedSpace | Posted 01.09.2015 | College

Since existential anxiety is the driving force behind our fixation on memory, the buck ends where our anxiety is assuaged. In our case: at surface level.

2015 Welcomes Generation X!

David Kanegis | Posted 03.02.2015 | 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!