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Generation X

How Millennials Are Redefining What It Means to Give

Christie Garton | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Christie Garton

Millennials are most likely to get hands-on with causes they care about when organizations offer a range of volunteer opportunities, from one-time commitments to long-term, pro-bono skills-based opportunities. However, don't expect them to give their time and talents blindly.

Selfie-Finance

Adrienne Becker | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Adrienne Becker

This past month I became parent to a teenager. Among the obvious anxieties this rite prompted, I also had the pleasure of learning American teens have been deemed "mediocre" when it comes to personal finance.

9 Things Every Caregiver Needs To Do For Themselves

Ruth Tarantine, DNP, RN | Posted 09.07.2014 | Fifty
Ruth Tarantine, DNP, RN

Who cares for the sandwich generation? In many cases, no one cares for this group of caregivers, who usually has the added burden of working a full-time job. Additionally, this group often has to juggle an unexpected hospitalization of their loved one with their career obligations.

Taking It to the Streets -- Walking Meetings Are All the Rage

Rana Florida | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Rana Florida

It's a sitting crisis. The offices we've imprisoned ourselves in are increasing our health care costs and taking a toll on our productivity and mental health.

A Bubble Generation: The Millennials, Generation X, and Historical Amnesia

Christine Henseler | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Christine Henseler

It is time we recognize the impact that Generation Xers across the globe have had on the Millennials' outlook on life, work, politics, civic engagement, entrepreneurship, activism or culture. Let's not sell our Millennials short. Let's add nuance and perspective to the conversation. Let's burst that bubble, shall we?

What Women Want

Robin Koerner | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Feminism is about enabling women to have what they choose. But women choose to feel like women - to experience the delectable polarity of the female and the male, and that requires a culture that empowers, and celebrates, both.

Shared Economy, Unshared Wealth

Dean Soukeras | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Dean Soukeras

In my opinion, the stock market is a variation of the shared economy. It's an opportunity for everyone to own a piece of a company, and benefit from its growth.

No, Millennials Aren't Obsessed With Hooking Up

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade & Nina Friend | Posted 07.08.2014 | College

Whaddaya know, another group of non-millennials talking about how college students are engaging in a non-existent hook up culture. The most recent...

Does GenX Finally Have a Movement?

Heidi Legg | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Heidi Legg

Happiness, hopefulness and Halcyon days are how the history books will remember GenX in generations to come. But is there more to our legacy?

Generation X: The Distinctive, Yet Often Obscured Generation

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 08.23.2014 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

To those of you who are not familiar with the term Generation X, it was a label taken from the 1991 novel by author Douglas Copeland. During the mid 1990s, there was brief period of fascination with Generation X'ers.

20 Undeniable Signs You've Reached Middle Age

Linda Roy | Posted 08.23.2014 | Fifty
Linda Roy

Let's face it; we live in a youth-oriented society. And as a member of Generation X as well as a member of an indie/alternative band, I've always clung to my youth, however fading or fleeting, with white knuckles. Judging by the number of over-40 somethings running around in velour sweat pants with 'JUICY' bedazzled across the backside, I'd say we're all white knuckling it.

The Rise of the "Sharing" Economy

John Burbank | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
John Burbank

Share communities, in which people around the world offer for rent things they own, are becoming a bona fide economic phenomenon. Companies should be embracing this.

It's 2014 and YOLO Is Still Bringing Us Down

Sarah Gladstone | Posted 08.04.2014 | Entertainment
Sarah Gladstone

Despite its fading glory, I still worry that we're on the verge of permanently being remembered as the YOLO Generation -- a generation whose baffling and repellent vocal majority has decided we'd rather stand for youthful arrogance than stand for nothing at all.

Generation X: What's in the Label?

Christine Henseler | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Christine Henseler

When punk rocker Billy Idol found "Generation X" on one of his mother's book shelves, the title seemed more than appropriate for an emerging band searching for a new identity and a rebellious voice.

Generation Connected Disconnected: An Unexpected Study of Living Without WiFi

Clay Calvert | Posted 07.20.2014 | Technology
Clay Calvert

I admit it: I am powerless over WiFi. My life, along with that of scores of University of Florida undergraduates with whom I'm traveling on our college's summer study-abroad program, now is unexpectedly unmanageable.

The 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Supervising People Your Parents' Age

Haydn Shaw | Posted 07.17.2014 | Business
Haydn Shaw

I've seen young managers make three mistakes most often that keep them from leading employees the age of their parents.

4 Ways Family Road Trips Have Changed Since Gen Xers Were Kids

Jenny Isenman | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Wow, were our games complex. There was I Spy, Make the Trucker Honk His Horn, The License Plate Game, GHOST, Mad Libs, those Yes & Know invisible ink pads, and the saddest game of all: the Wave Game.

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.

Kindness Cards Challenge

Alex Kip | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Alex Kip

As the days went on, the cards kept coming in... one by one they added up until I had over 1,600 cards dispersed throughout my room. The storm had lifted... the night had passed. There was nothing but light and love bouncing off the walls of my transplant room.

These Four Workplace Trends Will Change Your Organization: Are You Ready?

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

There are big changes coming to the American workforce. While many organizations are watching the economy, there's another change -- almost a revolution -- quietly taking place right under our noses.

The Worst Generation(s)

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Even as Boomers wallowed in the glories that were the films of the 1970s, we took all the wrong lessons from them.

The Ensuite Generation: How HGTV Proves We Have Failed Millennials

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty
Abby Rodman, LICSW

There's nothing wrong with wanting more or better or safer or more luxurious. But it scares me to think these young people equate happiness with recessed lighting and a breakfast nook.

What Kids Today Can Learn From Gen-Xers About Sick Days

Jenny Isenman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Follow these simple rules and you'll be wrongfully staying home from school in no time. That's right, you CAN fool us, or at the very least make us proud trying.

Global Curriculum -- The World Village

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

Sixth in a series of 12 - Education Unplugged 101 "Self-study, self-exploration, self-empowerment -- these are the virtues of a great education." ...

Why the Millennials' Parents Will Continue to Stay Involved in Their Kids Lives at Work... and Why That's a Good Thing

Haydn Shaw | Posted 03.23.2014 | Parents
Haydn Shaw

We can deal with generational differences more effectively if we understand that Millennials are the product of the most educated parents in history. I get it; helicopter parents need to come down to earth. But get this, we involved parents are not going away.