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Generation Gap

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Generation Gasps

Shelly Peiken | Posted 08.14.2014 | Entertainment
Shelly Peiken

These days, I catch myself pretending to know what my young colleagues are talking about when they refer to some hot new topliner (that's new school speak for lyricist) with a perplexingly random moniker such as Catnip or Carpeting.

Dear Family Whisperer: Overcoming 4 Difficult Truths About Your Grandchild's Parents

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.07.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

When our children have children of their own, we have to remember that their lives are not ours to live. Your son has "the right" to circle the wagons around his family, but not to be rude and inconsiderate.

Yagana Shah

7 Things That Go Through One's Head Around Young People

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.30.2014 | Fifty

As we get older, the list of things that make us feel our age is endless -- from our graying hair to creeping waistlines to not knowing the tween sens...

A Generation Plants the Trees in Whose Shade Another Generation Rests

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Despite the sound public finances, robust economic growth and low unemployment over the past decade, Singapore has not successfully tackled the growing problems that have the potential to tear apart its social fabric.

No Need for Generations to be Pitted Against Each Other

Linda P. Fried | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty
Linda P. Fried

There's a growing tendency for public policy leaders and commentators to warn one generation about another when the topic of entitlements arises. But the truth is that it's bad advice -- refuted by research.

Riding in Cars With Boys

Perry Block | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Perry Block

It felt like many a night I'd spent previously, eager with anticipation for the music, the fellowship, the likely accompanying drug experience and whatever else I hoped might lie ahead, but there was only one difference: I was driving a car of five 17-18 year old boys, one of whom was my son.

When the Real World Seems Like Too Much

Jay Dodd | Posted 07.19.2014 | College
Jay Dodd

Confession: I am a millennial and I do not have all the answers, would never argue that I do, and as I always say, our work is never done. However, we...

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.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Millennials

Next Avenue | Donna Sapolin | Posted 04.26.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Sapolin It recently struck me how quick we are to generalize about entire generations and spark polarized, oft...

POLL: Do You Feel Tech-Savvy When It Comes To Using Social Media?

Posted 04.07.2014 | MarloThomas

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5 Things Boomers Don't Get About Young People

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.07.2014 | Fifty

1) Why young people don't use phones for conversation. Phones have many functions, but isn't their original and primary purpose to speak on them? Con...

An Honest Discussion About the Generation Gap Starts With Finding Common Ground

Ira Wolfe | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Ira Wolfe

Thanks to a quality of life now extending for many people into their 80s and even 90s, great-great-grandparents are supervising and are often times being supervised by workers 60 or more years younger.

The Confession I've Never Made Until Now

Nancy Kotting | Posted 04.02.2014 | Fifty
Nancy Kotting

I have not confessed it till now, but here goes: I am a card-carrying member of the Dazed and Confused generation. Yep, that one that happened between the Tune in, Turn on and Drop Out generation and the Me, Me, Me generation.

Closer Together or Further Apart? Digital Devices and the New Generation Gap

Robert Weiss | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Robert Weiss

Today, the divide is more about the fact that young people neither see nor hear their elders because, from a communications standpoint, the two generations are not in the same room.

Generation Whatever

Michael Drew | Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty
Michael Drew

Whose fault is everything, anyway? What generation do you want to blame? And how many have you got? Young people blame their parents, and the pare...

6 Family Behaviors That Are Totally Dysfunctional

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Caila Ball | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Dysfunctional behavior can be easy to slip into for even the most well-functioning families. While the temptation to ...

7 Things Our Kids and Grandkids Can Teach Us

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.14.2013 | Fifty

Parents just love dishing out unsolicited advice to their kids. Whether it's how to pick the right spouse, how they need to get more sleep, or how sho...

The Beauty Gap Is Closing: 7 Reasons Why

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

The good news? Guys have begun to see advantages to enhancing their appearance, a focus once considered outside their domain. The not-so-good news? Men may soon head down a perilous path that women have been traveling for decades.

50 Things Only People Over 50 Understand

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty

Generational conflicts are nothing new. Many baby boomers think millennials are lazy and self-absorbed, and many millennials think boomers are close-m...

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...

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.

Reflections on Coming of Age in the Age of 9/11

Michael W. Waters | Posted 11.11.2013 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

I am thoroughly convinced that my generation is rightly positioned to make a significant difference for the better within our world. We are a generation proven, tested, and committed to needed change.

My Grandmother and I

Kanan Dhru | Posted 11.04.2013 | Women
Kanan Dhru

Even though I may be from the "lucky" generation which has all the access and opportunities, will my generation be responsible for letting go of the beautiful culture and traditions that my parents and grandparents preserved with so much care?

No Secrecy Allowed

Abby Carras | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Abby Carras

Whether it is morally wrong for the government to feel entitled to our information is another issue, but the idea of someone in the NSA office who has never heard my name and will never meet me reading a conversation I once had does not negatively affect my life in any legitimate way.

Call Me Maybe

Roz Warren | Posted 09.08.2013 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Tom doesn't have a land line. If I want to reach him, I can try his cell. But it usually goes right to voicemail. I can try emailing him at one of his four hundred email addresses. Or I can text him. He responds promptly to texts. Except when he doesn't.