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Yuppies

Introducing the Muppie, the Post-Financial Crisis, Millennial Take on the Yuppie Lifestyle

Michelle Miller | Posted 06.15.2014 | Women
Michelle Miller

Like the Yuppies of the 1980s, the Muppies of today are driven by ideals of success, status, power and the search to do and be what is "important" (read: "cool"). And were it not for the financial crisis, the Muppies might very well have followed their Yuppie predecessors to the suburbs.

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?

Why Generation Y Yuppies Are Unhappy

Wait But Why | Posted 11.15.2013 | College
Wait But Why

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.

Boomer Suicides and the Washington Post: A Flawed Generational Narrative

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 08.11.2013 | Media
Leonard Steinhorn

As with so much journalism about baby boomers, the Washington Post's front page story, "Why the sharp rise in suicides by boomers?" is not only misleading but built on a flaccid foundation of inaccurate history, bubblegum sociology, and generational stereotyping.

Does This Musical Need Kickstarter?

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Duncan Sheik is part of an unusual campaign on Kickstarter: Not to get his musical "American Psycho" up and running. It's to make it ...

'American Psycho' Becomes A Musical

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- A musical based on Bret Easton Ellis's novel "American Psycho" will first try to slay an audience in London. The Headlong theater company...

Dive Bar Wants To 'Secede' From Park Slope

DNAinfo | Posted 11.21.2012 | New York

PARK SLOPE — A longtime local watering hole says it wants to quit Park Slope cold turkey. A bartender at Jackie's Fifth Amendment has started an ...

Chicago's Lush Wine And Spirits: Paradise for Gourmet Lovers

Serena Dai | Posted 03.12.2012 | Chicago
Serena Dai

When hipster-yuppies dare to dream, they dream of Lush. At Lush, you buy from the store's collection of beer and wine. Then, you drink the bottles in leather armchairs and order one of the spot's many cheeses, cured meats, or sandwiches.

Is Gentrification Always Bad?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 12.04.2011 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Achieving that balance between community improvement and neighborhood assassination is, to say the least, a difficult balancing act. Some say that it cannot be done.

It's Hard Out Here for a Hippie: The Paradox of Venice Beach

Laurenne Sala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Laurenne Sala

It's strange, this paradox of lifestyles. But I love it. Because I'm neither nor. I'm going to ride my 400-dollar bike to the free yoga and meditate the day away with the drum circle crowd and a two-headed turtle.

How Dare She? How Irresponsible...

Alan Miller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alan Miller

The principle of choice and decision making that each woman should have should not play second fiddle to a discussion about overpopulation and humanity's carbon footprint.

Yuppie Survivalists: The New Apocalyptic Trend

men.style.com/details | Kayleen Schaefer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Dressed in a navy-and-white-striped polo, fitted khaki shorts, and a hefty silver watch, Mike, 37, blends in with his neighbors as they return to the ...

First Time Novelist Breaks All Rules with a Winner

Cynthia Kling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cynthia Kling

"How Far is the Ocean from Here," by Amy Shearn has to be the weirdest, funniest saddest road novel I've ever read. A single 20-something agrees to surrogate for a pair of cozy yuppies.