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Here's the Problem with New York's Young Professionals

Gil Kazimirov | Posted 02.08.2016 | New York
Gil Kazimirov

We, young professionals, are an anxious, anxious group of kids. More than a decade of high-pressured test taking developed within us a compulsion to prove ourselves to ourselves and to others.

Dear Friends: Please Stop Health Shaming Me for Not Going Out

Kassy Scarcia | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Kassy Scarcia

Taking care of my health is a top priority for me and I don't need to feel guilty for that. Staying home to sleep instead of watching a basketball game does not make me a bad fan. Going home after work instead of getting drinks does not make me anti-social. And sleeping in on the weekend does not make me lazy.

Why I Teach Young Women About Amy Schumer

Naomi Katz | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Naomi Katz

Amy Schumer's comedy is not an example of a woman finding success in a men's world. It is an example of a woman defining success, reclaiming a language of realism for women by expressing her truth.

The Greek Youth's Nightmare in the Years of the Crisis

Kelly Fanarioti | Posted 02.01.2016 | World
Kelly Fanarioti

During the last six years many media of the west world have constructed the myth of the "Lazy Greek guy" who likes working as little as he can and spending the biggest part of his day relaxing at a café.

6 Things I Did to Sabotage My Career and How I Turned It Around

Daffnee Cohen | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
Daffnee Cohen

Being an entrepreneur is hard work. Being a young entrepreneur is even harder. In fact, being in any workplace as a young person can be extremely chal...

The '1 Percent' in Mainline Protestantism? Congregations Attracting Young Adults

David Briggs | Posted 02.01.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Predicting the future is fraught with difficulty in the rapidly changing, competitive marketplace of American religion. But the prospects for a turnaround in mainline Protestantism are growing fainter as the movement enters its second half-century of precipitous decline.

Muhammad Yunus on How to Change the World: Do the Reverse

Ashoka | Posted 01.23.2016 | Impact
Ashoka

"The best advice I have for parents is to give your child space. Treat her like a full person right from the beginning."

26 Things I've Learned In My 20s

Serena Piper | Posted 01.19.2016 | Women
Serena Piper

To commemorate my 26 years of life (and to preface my 27th), and to help my fellow 20-somethings by sharing the wealth of my fountain of knowledge (read that with a tinge of sarcasm), here are the 26 most important things I've learned thus far in my 20s.

Want True Equality? Make Everyone Powerful

William Drayton | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
William Drayton

How many schools, education reformers, and parents know that they are failing unless their young people are practicing being changemakers?

The Voice of Young Motherhood

Diana Hernandez | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women
Diana Hernandez

As a young mother I entered a world where judgement is frequently passed on and where staring eyes has become the norm for us. Today, society appe...

Mic Beefs Up Staff Ahead Of 2016 Election

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 12.16.2015 | Media

Mic is adding more senior talent to its fast-growing digital newsroom, as it ramps up coverage ahead of the 2016 presidential elections. The millenni...

Older Man And Young Boy, 57 Years Apart, Answer Life's Questions

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.09.2015 | Fifty

What could a 64-year-old and a 7-year-old possibly have in common? A lot more than you'd think. A heartwarming video created by YouTube channe...

What Marriage Has Taught Me

Diana Hernandez | Posted 12.07.2015 | Weddings
Diana Hernandez

The majority of people venture out to the married life expecting the best. Expecting it to be ideal, convenient, beautiful, and basically a "fairy tale" ending.

14 European Neighborhoods That Feel Like Brooklyn

Thrillist | Posted 12.04.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Nadia Imafidon Credit: Flickr/micadew We've told you where hipsters hang out in the United States, and which neighborhoods they're moving ...

TV: The World's Next Superhero?

Georgia Arnold | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Georgia Arnold

For all the hype about the power and impact of social media platforms, such as Facebook and Snapchat, the television set remains the most far-reaching and influential global communication medium in today's lucrative yet ever-shifting media world.

4 Lessons I Learned From Being Discriminated Against as a Young Online Entrepreneur‏

Raelyn Tan | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Raelyn Tan

Everyday, I interact with older individuals from all walks of life. Some are old enough to be my parents or even grandparents. Most are perfectly fine with my age as my work brings traffic, subscribers, and profits.

What a Beautiful Life

Taylor Johnson | Posted 11.20.2015 | College
Taylor Johnson

Mass murders, suicide missions, threats of bombing, and a country broken and in turmoil. "Where has humanity gone?" asks the mass media. What has happened to people to become so violent?

Half Of Young Black Americans Don’t Expect To Live Through Their 30s

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices

The average life expectancy of Americans is about 79 years old, but many young people of color who live in the U.S. aren't certain they'll live past 3...

All The World's a Stage

John M. Eger | Posted 10.29.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

With apologies to Shakespeare, it seems that public art has taken on a new dimension. Music and theater festivals, opera without walls and the second three-day WOW Festival, for Without Walls, held earlier this month by the acclaimed La Jolla Playhouse in California has raised the bar.

Oh, It's College.

Taylor Johnson | Posted 10.27.2015 | College
Taylor Johnson

In this very moment, I find myself ranting to a friend, as I continued to talk like my life depends upon it, she looks up from her bed cluttered with over-priced textbooks and said, "Why is college so bizarre?"

Try Different

Aaron Weinbaum | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact
Aaron Weinbaum

I was never the most athletic kid, and I often remember the familiar screams of "try harder", or "you're not giving it your all." I remember thinking these people had no idea what they were talking about. I would be at wits end, out of breath, and ready for home.

Actions Speak Louder Than Notes! Piano Prodigy Turns Sights on Philanthropy

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Not long ago, I was walking out of the Unitarian Church I attend in Princeton. From the chapel I could hear faint notes of beautiful music, piquing my...

Newark Must Invest More in Millennials

Rashawn Davis | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices
Rashawn Davis

There is an entire group of people in this city who are being left out of the decision making process. If we want to thrive, young people need to be apart of the conversation and apart of the decisions. We need to be talked to, not talked at. The future of our city, Newark depends on it.

5 Things High School Students Asked Me About Success

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

Last week I had the honor and privilege to be invited to speak to a number of classes at public high schools in Philadelphia about my success in business and how I did it at a young age.

#ExpressYurSelf

Michael Mauldin | Posted 10.13.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Mauldin

To young people, it's vital to broaden your knowledge and understanding of life, and to embrace your distinctiveness, your individuality, your uniqueness. To my older generation, the world still wants to hear your thoughts, your dreams, and your inspirations.