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Rock-a-Bye for Everyone

We’ve written before about how America’s growing sleep deficit has created an entire cottage industry centered on getting shuteye...
08/14/2017 — from Did You Know?

Is the Public Square Disintegrating?

Though American society is growing increasingly balkanized, social and generational countercurrents are pushing back.
08/14/2017 — from Culture Watch

Boomers Mixed on “the Big 6-0”

For Boomers, a generation that prides itself on looking and feeling young, milestone birthdays tend to elicit mixed reactions...
07/31/2017 — from Did You Know?

Millennial Homebuying Goes to the Dogs

Fully 33% of Millennial homebuyers were influenced more by their dogs than marriage or children when purchasing their first home. As birthrates and marriage rates continue to stall, Millennials are choosing to spend more time (and money) keeping their furry “family members” happy.

SunTrust Mortgage

07/28/2017 — from NewsWire

New Netflix Show Highlights Xers Who Don't Grow Up

Contributor Steve Rose argues that Netflix’s Friends from College nails the key attribute of the Gen-X midlife crisis: that they just can’t grow up. He makes a solid point: Many Xers have spent their lives slacking, loafing around, and generally trying to avoid becoming their drab elders—only to have age sneak up on them.

The Guardian

07/21/2017 — from NewsWire

"Prozac Nations" Gives Way to the "United States of Xanax"

Columnist Alex Williams contends that America has transformed from “Prozac Nation” into the “United States of Xanax.” He’s correct to point out that the downbeat, disinterested experience of Gen-X young adults has given way to the anxiety-fueled, pressure-ridden lifestyle of Millennials.

The New York Times

06/30/2017 — from NewsWire

A Nation Hooked

With the death toll climbing across all age groups, the opioid crisis has become America’s biggest public health challenge.
06/23/2017 — from Culture Watch

Study Links Mindfulness to Improved Health

New research suggests that regular yoga and meditation can suppress genes that cause inflammation. This finding is just the latest that links mindfulness exercises to health benefits, which is a major reason why consumers of all ages are flocking to the New Age-inspired tradition.

Frontiers in Immunology

06/23/2017 — from NewsWire

Aging Boomers Continue to Outdrink Millennials

Contributor Zoe Strimpel is not surprised that Boomers are outdrinking Millennials as they enter old age. She makes a solid point: Boomers’ repressed childhoods resulted in decades of party-hardy behavior; Meanwhile, Millennials’ sheltered childhoods resulted in tame (and sober) behavior.

The Telegraph

05/19/2017 — from NewsWire

Are Kids “Overruled”?

More and more rules are springing up to protect and guide kids and teens into adulthood—but do they go too far?
05/12/2017 — from Culture Watch