CNBC interviewed college students to get their opinion on Bitcoin—and the results were hardly encouraging. While many admitted they saw the appeal of Bitcoin, others were fearful of a bubble and said they would much rather invest in time-tested assets like stocks, which speaks to this generation’s risk-averse mindset.

CNBC

A new broad-scale study finds a correlation between major family-oriented religious holidays (like Christmas in the United States) and higher interest in sex. Cultural factors have long been known to play a part in the timing of fertility-rate fluctuations worldwide—a relationship that, until now, has been difficult to quantify.

Scientific Reports

NPR host Kelly McEvers says that 2017 was “the year of Gen-X references” in popular entertainment. From Stranger Things and its homage to the latchkey-kids-on-bikes genre to the Full House reboot, it’s clear that Xer studio heads are exerting their power to bring back some of their childhood favorites.

NPR

Columnist Mark Kennedy notices a new informality and humor in newspaper obituary sections that he attributes to Boomers. A Boomer himself, Kennedy quips: “We’ve put our imprint on everything else for almost 70 years. Why not death?”

Chattanooga Times Free Press

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