Should Your Parents Help You Pay Your Rent?

When I was offered a job as a low-level editor at a magazine in New York two decades ago, I went through what I thought was an unusual negotiation with my parents. They wanted me to live in a good neighborhood in an apartment with a doorman and a short walk from a subway stop, … Continued

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Why Millennials’ Problems are Everyone’s Problem

Driving to work this morning, I heard some radio talk show hosts talk about a new report that shows Millennials are earning about 20 percent less than their Baby Boomer parents. The median net worth of Millennials is 56 percent less than the Baby Boom generation. The hosts all sounded surprised, but being a Millennial … Continued

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Marrying Yourself is Now a Thing

Suppose you are scripting a “millennial” character for a satirical novel or screenplay. You’d probably give them a name like Harper Stone Evans-Jubilee, and try to come up with a job description that would embody the navel-gazing decadence of her generation. Maybe you’d come up with something like “self-wedding planner,” before quickly scrapping the idea. … Continued

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Sorry, Millennials. Monogamy is Not a “Spectrum”

You have probably noticed there are certain activities—or “lifestyles,” if you insist—that tend to produce an excessive amount of insufferable disciples who tend to ruin social encounters by refusing to shut up about it. They are vegetarians, vegans, marathon runners, cross fitters, socialists, libertarians, Silicon Valley bros, and people who pretend to know things about … Continued

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Why Aren’t Millennials More Entrepreneurial?

Why aren’t millennials chasing the American Dream? They’re a generation struggling to just stay afloat. That’s the troubling finding of a new survey of Millennials that shows there are more would-be Dilberts than Mark Zuckerbergs among today’s young adults. Only twenty-two percent of Millennials think the “best way to advance [their] career” is starting their … Continued

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Are Men Becoming the Weaker Sex?

My dad was pretty proud when he sent a mass email to all my siblings about a recent study that shows that Millennial men today are physically weaker than their dads. While I don’t know if this study pertains to my three athletic brothers (one of which is a nationally ranked junior racquetball player), it … Continued

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Less Sex and More Binge Drinking: Maybe the Kids Aren’t Alright

Of all the concerns we have about Millennials, few would have predicted “failure to launch in the bedroom” would be among them. Older generations have always had worries about their kids’ sexual activity, of course, but this may be the first time in living memory that the worry about “kids these days” is that aren’t … Continued

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