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Generation Y

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5 Ways We Wish We Were More Like Our Boomer Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty

Regardless of which generation we belong to, at some point we've all rolled our eyes at our parents when they dish out unsolicited advice or state the...

The Arts and Humanities Are Alive and Well -- Just Watch the Millennials

Christine Henseler | Posted 07.12.2014 | Education
Christine Henseler

Let's stop talking about the death or decline of the arts and humanities. Let's explicitly engage with its rebirth.

FWIW (For What It's Worth): Don't Judge Me By My Generation

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

We can certainly learn some of the characteristics, defining moments and values of each generation, but that's no substitute for taking the time to getting to know the characteristics, defining moments and values of the actual individual people themselves.

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.

Texting: The Relationship Killer

Hannah Barbakoff | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Hannah Barbakoff

Yes, I want them to initiate conversations so I'm not always doing it. But there is a fine line between being a good texter with game, and an annoying texter. Does this sound confusing and borderline impossible to get right? Exactly. You can't win.

Stop Hating, Millennials Spend Tax Refunds (and Money) Smarter Than You Think

Kara Kamenec | Posted 06.17.2014 | Money
Kara Kamenec

We are a generation of maximizers, and it's both a blessing and a curse. Sure, we can identify what we like, online, on our phones and in store, but liking a product simply isn't enough to make us buy it.

The Extinction of the Blind Date

Hannah Barbakoff | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Hannah Barbakoff

I recently turned 24 years old. According to my brother, I'm officially in my mid-twenties. And now that I'm no longer "just out of college," I've rea...

My 20s Weren't Supposed to Be Like This: Getting Through the Quarter-Life Crisis

j.n. salters | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
j.n. salters

Two weeks ago, I got a new haircut. Last week I joined a dating site. Today, I told my landlord that I would not be renewing my lease because I planned to spend the next year backpacking. Through where? I do not know. All I know is that I feel stuck.

College Age Is the In-Between Stage

Ashley McDonald | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Ashley McDonald

Only one more year until I'm thrust into the real world, with a real job, making (hopefully) real money. I'll have a little debt to pay off. I'll have to file my own taxes and pay my own bills and take myself to the doctor's when I'm sick. Am I excited? Of course. Am I scared out of my wits? Totally.

An Open Letter to the Woman Who Shushed Me on the Commuter Rail

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 06.01.2014 | New York
Gina Ciliberto

I'm sorry that it feels like I can't afford to be quiet when it comes to employment. I'm sorry that I disrupted your commute as a result. It would be unfair to expect you to forfeit a peaceful train ride because the job market stinks.

Why Rekindling the Flame Is a Dummy Mission

Dennis Williams II | Posted 05.31.2014 | College
Dennis Williams II

Living for "what could have been," is pointless because that position is unattainable. Living for what is will set the precedent for what will be.

'No Problem, I Will Take Care of It' -- A Lost Art?

Scott MacFarland | Posted 05.30.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

As a corporate marketing and agency professional, I have experienced a lack of self-accountability in the younger generation. I do think it could be a lost art in today's younger professionals.

The 10 Best Spring Break Destinations, North America

Stephanie Be | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

It's spring break, and after a cold winter, countless exams, work and internships... you get a vacation from your vacation. Sorry guys, college is your life vacation. So party up while you can. Make it count, at one of these top 10 spring break destinations

Why Generation Y Is Addicted to Living Life Above the Law

Brian Hanley | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Brian Hanley

My generation must now assume responsibility for its actions. We need to work hand in hand with lawmakers to strike a balance in which copyright law protects existing intellectual property, but doesn't stifle the creation of future intangible assets.

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.

Why the YOLO Generation Has It All Wrong About Money

Kali Hawlk | Posted 05.10.2014 | Money
Kali Hawlk

Yes, you only live once. That is an inescapable truth that applies to us all. What is not true is that you have to "just get by" financially in order to really live. You can really live right this very moment and save for your future.

Generation "Why-Can't-I-Have-It-Right-Now?!"

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.07.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

It's something I've always known, but since moving to New York City my eyes have really been opened to the truth of a generation that lacks energy, fo...

I'd Rather Lose My Ford or My Finger Than My Phone

Tim Elmore | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

In case you're wondering how kids today think, new research enables us to answer that question and see how absolutely different they are from their elders.

The New Attitude of Generation "Y" and Obamacare: Washington/ Houston, We Have a Problem

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

Our hope for each American generation has always been to leave them better off and pick up the ball and run with our country. But are we providing these new generation warriors the proper models of the American way? The answer is a resounding, "No."

Retail Chatter #6

June Haynes | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
June Haynes

Luxury retailers should take note of the old saying, "Don't judge a book by its cover." If you want to attract this future generation of leaders, adapt to their beliefs that, luxury is not a symbol of achievement, rather a promise to self that "You Can Achieve."

Can We Stop Feeling Like We're Doomed After Our Twenties Now?

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Jaimee Ratliff

I'm not a fanatic of the endless articles that offer to-do lists of things you're "supposed" to accomplish in your twenties. The reality is, everyone has different goals that may take them more time to reach a desired level of success.

I Am a Millennial, and I Am Not Perfect

Jill Patir | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Jill Patir

here I am, a proud Millennial, a Generation Y baby who was raised to think the world owed me something, admitting I am not perfect. I am not even close to it. I had dreams and aspirations of being the perfect mother, but I have failed.

Learn to Recognize and Savor All Forms of Career Success

Monique Valcour | Posted 04.26.2014 | Business
Monique Valcour

You need to develop the awareness and adaptability to notice, appreciate, and exploit opportunities to enjoy career success in all its different forms, even if the most explicit forms of recognition aren't currently available.

Advice for New College Graduates: an Interview With Gen Y Expert Dr. Tim Elmore, Founder of Growing Leaders

Randy Hain | Posted 04.20.2014 | College
Randy Hain

Dr. Tim Elmore and his organization, Growing Leaders, have a long and successful track record of developing leadership and character in young people a...

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.