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The Silent Generation

The Silent Generation, Boomers, Gen X, And Millenials Are 'Wiser Together'

Kari Henley | Posted 09.26.2016 | Impact
Kari Henley

In my most recent post, Millenials and Baby Boomers were joked as being equally "lazy." While both stages of life can offer the discomfort of decades ...

I Was Once A Member Of The Silent Generation -- But Not Anymore

Phyllis Sues | Posted 08.14.2016 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

I was part of that Silent Generation born in 1923. Hard to believe now that I'm 93 and in what they call the twilight years and I have a better word for those years -- the years ahead, because I'm far from finished. Whatever is out there, I'm ready.

7 Ways Businesses Can Surf the Silver Tsunami and Survive

Janice Celeste | Posted 09.08.2016 | 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.

'Gray Divorce' and Other Demographic Trends

Francine Toder, Ph.D. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Fifty
Francine Toder, Ph.D.

It used to be that parents said "I'll support you when you're young but you support me when you're older." But the new reality is different.

The Problem With Assuming That It's the Millennials' Fault for Abandoning Religion

Derek Penwell | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

I find the belligerent blame-thrower much too regularly in the church. Something goes wrong and this person's default posture is "it's not me; it's you."

NOT the Millennials

Tom Alderman | Posted 02.17.2014 | Media
Tom Alderman

We're namers. We like to put people and things in buckets, assign labels to the buckets and fit them into our handy memory garage. We're especially bi...

Everywoman's Story

Carole Ganim | Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion
Carole Ganim

I belong to a distinctive group of women who were and are out of order. We were nuns who entered their communities in the 1950s and '60s and '70s and later left those communities.

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?

Brad Pitt Is a Baby Boomer

Nancy Shonka Padberg | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Shonka Padberg

It's well known now that baby boomers hold 70 percent of the U.S. wealth and will be inheriting trillions in the next 20 years. However, who are the other marketing groups that make up our 312 million Americans?

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

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?