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Millenials

Even More 20-Somethings Live With Mom And Dad Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business

The generation that came of age during the Great Recession is still having trouble becoming financially independent and moving away from home, accordi...

I Fell Out Of Love With New York -- But Stayed

Emma Brodie | Posted 12.12.2013 | Women
Emma Brodie

I hit an invisible wall and the music came to an abrupt halt. Off clattered the headphones of youthful naiveté (previously unnoticed by me). I wasn't in a story at all, I was in the East Village and that smell was pee.

Want Social Change? Make Politics Part of the Equation

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

When planning our work, political context is often relegated to the column of uncontrollable variables. Our communities need smart, honest and principled politicians, but are millennials up for the challenge?

Gen Y Is Gen Wine

Leora Kalikow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Leora Kalikow

Millennials are a notoriously flighty, flaky bunch, so it comes as some surprise that they are leading wine industry growth -- a market plagued by old guard attitude and pretension.

This Is How You Know You're a Gen Y Doctor

Marlene Pearce | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Marlene Pearce

The latest crop of hard-working professionals like bankers, lawyers and doctors, are all Gen Y now. Like it or not, we're putting our unique Gen Y stamp on our professions. (We're pretty confident we can do a better job than you, anyway.)

It Sucks to Be a College Debt-Burdened Millennial

Jane White | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Jane White

As the song, "It Sucks to Be Me," from Avenue Q puts it, "four years of college and plenty of knowledge have earned me this useless degree. I can't pay the bills yet `cause I have no skills yet."

5 Reasons Why Protesting at the UN Is Useless... Seriously

Benish Shah | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
Benish Shah

We want Buzzfeed to tell us what personality type we are and Fox to give us dramatics instead of news so we can poke fun. Because all of that is easier than actually doing something about the things that bother us.

Earnings a Bright Spot in the Gloomy Recession?

Mehroz Baig | Posted 11.24.2013 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

The labor market and employment situation that we face today has many facets: in addition to recovering from a global financial crisis, the economy is facing a slow recovery, resulting from a long recession.

Dating Is the Worst And Other Scientific Facts

Katherine Fritz | Posted 11.24.2013 | Women
Katherine Fritz

I was so overwhelmed by the number of options, and yet so oddly disappointed that none of them appeared to say "Hey! I'm your future husband!" right there on the page.

The World Needs You to Come Alive

Jacqueline Herrera | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Jacqueline Herrera

I think of all my passionate, socially conscious peers who are doing data entry in a cubicle or working at a bank, and wonder what happened to their passion to change the world, to help others. I'll go ahead and take a guess: fear.

The Collective (Un)Consciousness; Remember Your Dreams

Amanda Slavin | Posted 11.22.2013 | Technology
Amanda Slavin

I have found as we get older and our dreams become dictated by what society says we should be buying, dreaming, and doing, we have forgotten our very visions, and what drives us in a deep meaningful way to be who we are.

25 Things Everyone Should Learn By 25

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 11.21.2013 | Women
Kayley Kravitz

It seems that every Internet writer over the age of 25 has his or her own list of attained wisdom. Having recently turned a quarter of a century old myself, and coming off of a cross-country move from San Francisco to Boston, I thought I would add my own to the mix.

Yuppies: Under Pressure

Alexandra Silver-Fagan | Posted 11.19.2013 | College
Alexandra Silver-Fagan

Many of us stick to the same menial, comfortable plan: college, 9 to 5 desk job, tiny apartment, and weekends spent plopped on the couch eating leftover Chinese food with a cat in our lap. If the world really is our oyster, why do we fail at creating the pearl?

How College Students Can Prepare to be Job-Ready: Career Secrets for Freshmen

Carol J. Carter | Posted 11.18.2013 | College
Carol J. Carter

Whether or not professional skills are taught in the class curriculum, students can treat each of their classes like it's their career to get the experiential learning they need to be prepared for the world of work.

Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Tim Urban | Posted 11.15.2013 | College
Tim Urban

Lucy is part of Generation Y, the generation born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. She's a unique brand of yuppie, one who thinks they are the main character of a very special story. Only issue is this one thing: Lucy's kind of unhappy.

Nearly 1 in 5 Adults Are Still Living at Home

Lisa Wade | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Lisa Wade

Literally, a growing number of Americans -- both young people and those in mid-life -- can't afford to leave the nest. And, no, this didn't start with the recession, it started in the '80s.

ICT for Good -- Unleashing Next Gen Innovations

Zeenat Rahman | Posted 09.09.2013 | Technology
Zeenat Rahman

Our U.S. delegates embody the spirit of their millennial generation. They use the Internet and technology as a powerful means to connect, communicate, innovate and take action on things that matter to them - on a scale that transcends their locality, making them global actors.

Dispelling the Three Myths That Are Preventing You From Being A Changemaker

Zubin Sharma | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Zubin Sharma

Let us close the gap between the status quo and what us millennials want to do. The best way to move beyond the jarring statistics is to commit yourself to service of others so that you understand those you are serving as individuals, as opposed to as "lives under a dollar per day."

The Sleepless Generation

Michael Restiano | Posted 11.01.2013 | College
Michael Restiano

My generation doesn't sleep well because we do not have the luxury to. Growing up, we were sold a narrative that was written by the "American Dream" in its dying throes: work hard, get good grades, and everything else will fall into place. It's no big secret that this world isn't exactly working perfectly.

The Millennial Generation Is Doing Something

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

We've heard it all before. The Millennial generation is self-absorbed, narcissistic, uninformed, uncaring, lazy and self centered. These stereotypes are tragically overused and inaccurate. We are the generation of social responsibility.

The Millenials and Now We're Making a Difference in Africa

Barry Segal | Posted 10.22.2013 | World
Barry Segal

Guest Blog Post by: Ashley Rogers Much has been said about my generation, the Millennials. We are painted as entitled, media-consumed, and apathetic....

Researchers: College Kids Aren't Getting Laid As Much As You Might Think

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 08.14.2013 | College

"Hooking up" has long been used to describe easy, sleazy college sex. From panicked media headlines to concerned studies by the American Psychological...

The GOP's Politics of Subtraction

Jan Schakowsky | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Jan Schakowsky

Add up all the voters that the Republicans have done their best to reject, and I refuse to believe that there are enough "safe" districts for them to maintain control of the House. I see danger for Republicans in 2014.

Hey Gov: You're Right on Zero Tolerance

Steve Fenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

As an organization of young people, we're pretty protective of the state of Colorado. Obsessive, even -- just like most Coloradans. And we'd like to live here for, well, ever. So we're willing to work to make sure that stays true.

Text Home

Mary Quigley | Posted 10.07.2013 | Fifty
Mary Quigley

The concern that texting is yet another way helicopter parents keep their children from growing up ignores key generational differences.