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Generation FF: Successes, Odds and New Year's Resolutions

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

Multicultural women need more role models to infuse them with the American success mentality. I've interviewed one who naturally stands out.

Daily Meditation: Learn From One Another

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

5 Reasons Why Baby Boomers Blog

Janie Emaus | Posted 11.30.2014 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

Yes, believe it or not, those of us over 50 really are computer savvy. We may not have grown up with cellphones or laptops, but as the media portrays, we learn quickly. And we are quickly catching up to the Mommy Bloggers.

What I Learned Visiting My Kids' 95-Year-Old Great-Grandmother

Meredith Hale | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Meredith Hale

After weeks of unremitting pain, a smile crossed her lips as she watched her great-grandson explore her home, a den of wonders tantalizing him with glass candy dishes and old shoes buried deep in Grandma's closet.

The Problem With Age Bias & Generations

Richie Etwaru | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Richie Etwaru

If you are leading individuals from multiple "generations," you are probably categorizing them incorrectly, and here is why this is bad for you and your business.

Toys Reflect Our Story

Vincent Daly | Posted 11.07.2014 | Parents
Vincent Daly

Toys. What are toys really? An extension of our imagination? A catalyst for escape to a playful world where boundaries do not exist? The embodiment of child-like wonder?

The Great Family Ash Fiasco

Joelle Wisler | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Joelle Wisler

The big kids took their turns. Scooping the ash, gently scattering it through the grass and flowers and underneath the apple tree. And then it was my daughter's turn. Here I am documenting this beautiful symbol of family. Of love. Of the passage of time. Of multiple generations of family.

Generation Gap: How Your Age Affects How You Use Credit Cards

Simple. Thrifty. Living. | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Simple. Thrifty. Living.

How do you get to a point where the majority of Americans have over $10,000 in credit card debt? Who is to blame? A glimpse into the generational divide helps shed some light on the situation.

What's Brunch Got to Do With It: David Shaftel and the Youth of Today

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 12.16.2014 | College
Ryan Chapin Mach

What makes millennials so important, anyway? Why do they get to go to brunch and drink mimosas every Saturday while I have to take my stupid kid to the doctor and be all introspective?

15 Songs That Defined The Boomer Generation

Next Avenue | Doug Bradley | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Doug Bradley We each have our own life soundtrack, especially those of us who grew up in the heyday of rock 'n' roll...

Old Tycoons, New Moguls

David Drake | Posted 11.29.2014 | Money
David Drake

Although family offices have existed for more than a century, many are unfamiliar with the services they provide, because of the high level of confidentiality their clients demand.

The Disease That Defined My Generation

Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Posted 11.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

For those of us who came or were coming of age during the late 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s, our experiences were shaped by this epidemic that was devastating our country and taking countless lives.

Why Millennial Bashers Are All Wrong About That Generation

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

It was easy to be idealistic when I didn't have to worry about mortgages, car payments, child care expenses, health care costs, or dramatically escalating college tuitions. But that Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da approach to life changed when I got married, bought a house and had my first kid.

Whether You Leave Your Mark or Not Is Not the Question...

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

We all desire to have others witness our lives. We want to know that who we are matters. There is something sacred that lies deep within us that seek...

Everything As We Remember It

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

The beauty of summer is that is that we realize it is finite, and so we appreciate each moment it gives us. In a time when we often embrace the bigger and better and newer, summer is the time of year we want nothing more than to continue traditions and preserve the past.

A Moment Between Mothers

Wendy Cray Kaufman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Parents
Wendy Cray Kaufman

Someday, I will be the old woman in a parking lot who walks up to an overwhelmed mother juggling two small children, bags of groceries and a cart that won't stay put.

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

Christine Henseler | Posted 10.20.2014 | 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?

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

Melinda Blau | Posted 10.07.2014 | 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.

Dear Family Whisperer: You Can't Go Home but You Can Grow Up -- Here's How

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

With grandparents staying active and healthy longer, many families are trying to figure out how to have stress-free three-generation gatherings.

A Warning For Parents Of Millennials

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 09.24.2014 | Impact
Christopher A. Brown

All of us should be very concerned about the picture that's emerging around two of the most profound choices today's young adults will face, marriage and parenthood, because they are bearing the next generation of children.

Why I Fear We're Raising A Generation Of Ungrateful Kids

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 09.23.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

The other day I got into an argument with my youngest teenager. He was complaining about our family's strapped financial situation and was quick to point an accusatory finger at me. He understands that I'm a struggling writer trying to earn a buck, but he couldn't resist asking when I was going to get a real job. The argument quickly turned sour.

5 Reasons "Dating" As a Millennial Is Traumatic, Confusing and Fantastic

Beth Leipholtz | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Beth Leipholtz

Dating has evolved into a pressure-filled, semi-confusing, yet rewarding endeavor in which millennials participate. But what is held responsible for this shift?

Why It's So Important To Pause And Take A Breath Together On The Fourth Of July

Ann V. Klotz | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Ann V. Klotz

Independence Day. Ideals. Parades and fireworks. Big ideas counterpointed against ceremony and celebration. On July 4, I suspend my worries about our country. I dive into nostalgia, grateful for immersion in traditions free of cynicism, free of the complexity of close analysis.

I Am a Digital Dinosaur

Chuck Nyren | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

Remember WordStar? WordPerfect? Apple Writer? Lotus Notes? If you don't know what these are, open up Netscape Navigator and do a search on Alta Vista.

A Generation Plants the Trees in Whose Shade Another Generation Rests

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 08.23.2014 | 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.