Millennials’ Latest Sin? Eating Too Much Avocado Toast

“Let them eat avocado toast” is going to be this century’s slogan for Millennials. In case you haven’t heard, Millennials are getting hated on (again) for not buying houses—because they spend too much money on avocado toast. And no, this didn’t come from The Onion. It’s the most ridiculous accusation since Millennials were attacked for … Continued

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The Rise of the Millennial ‘Beg-packer’

I’ve defended Millennials several times- five times alone on Acculturated- but it’s getting harder and harder to defend my generation. Sure, we may be destroying the napkin industry and we single-handedly caused the worst ratings of the Olympics, but being broke actually isn’t entirely our fault and we can use technology to help those in … Continued

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Do Millennials Really Think Feminism Has Changed Dating for the Better?

Millennials. We might not vote in elections, but at least we have “woke” attitudes toward social conventions such as dating. Or do we? There’s a new survey circulating which, according to USA Today, shows most single people today believe “feminism has changed dating for the better.” But I’m not sure that’s what the survey, conducted … Continued

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My Fellow Millennials: Move Away for College

Fifty-eight percent of millennials stay close to home for college. They’re missing out. Moving away from home to go to school is an important part of growing up. It teaches independence and responsibility in a somewhat structured environment. For a generation that needs “Adulting School,” striking out on one’s own could be just what the … Continued

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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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