03/24/2014 10:13 am ET Updated Mar 25, 2014

5 Things Boomers And Millennials Have In Common

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At least a couple times a month, an article with some kind of generational war cry makes the rounds. You’ve seen them in your Facebook feed: “Millennials: Could They Get Any Lazier?” Or “Boomers: When Will They Get Out of the Way of Our Careers?”

Inevitably, one group feels self-satisfied while the other rolls its eyes, feeling misunderstood.

My opinion? We can do better than this.

A new Nielsen report provides fodder for a generational ceasefire, and its insights might surprise you. The research suggests to me that Millennials are more like boomers — and their parents — than the stereotypes would have you believe. Here are five ways how:

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