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YouTube, Netflix, and Google take the top spots as the “coolest brands” among Millennials. This survey serves as yet another death knell for traditional entertainment entities like cable companies and TV networks.
Boomer Columnist Dr. Perri Klass and her husband experienced a surprising role-reversal while traveling abroad with their 20- and 30-something children. Instead of just tagging along, these Millennials created an itinerary of places to eat and visit—making these Boomer parents “proud to have raised street-food-eating, cheap-sleeping, public-transportation-oriented offspring.”
Contributor Yo Zushi recounts how more Xer musicians are incorporating political critiques (namely, against Trump) into their music. As he correctly notes, Xer musicians have normally left social and political commentaries to Boomers like Bob Dylan—but this generation isn’t afraid to speak out when the times call for it.
Lecturer John Whitman wonders whether the United States will soon face a nursing home shortage thanks to Boomers. While the aging of this enormous generation will undoubtedly put a strain on many industries, most Boomers would rather age in place close to family than be put up in a nursing home.
Columnist Rianne Coale notes how working Millennials prioritize value and experiences when taking paid time off. In the words of one 25-year-old, the Millennial strategy is simple: “The question I usually ask myself is, ‘Where is the coolest place can I go for the cheapest?’ and I work my way down from there.”
Millennial contributor Caroline Beaton argues that young people today have trouble forming deep relationships—and that their attachment to technology only enhances their loneliness. She misses a major point: Millennials are the most social generation in recent history, and are (by and large) using their devices to stay connected.