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Millennials Paint the Walls White

Millennials and social-media mavens are painting their walls white to make their home interiors look better on Instagram and amass more followers. While white walls may be popular from an aesthetic standpoint, they also might be the only option for young renters with strict leases.

The Wall Street Journal

10/16/2017 — from NewsWire

Nightclubs Go Gray

We’ve written before about how clean-living Millennials are giving the nightclub industry a hangover. As a result, club owners have set their sights on a new crowd...
10/16/2017 — from Did You Know?

Contributor Blames Hookup Culture for Marriage Declines

Contributor Mark Regnerus believes that the primary driver behind declining marriage rates among young adults is the “cheapening” of sex. While it’s true that it has become easier (and more socially acceptable) than ever to find a sexual partner without getting married, this explanation is a nonstarter, since Millennials have also been bringing down rates of sexual activity.

The Wall Street Journal

10/06/2017 — from NewsWire

Gen-Xer Marvels at Strait-Laced Millennials

Gen-X contributor Rosa Silverman marvels at Millennial teetotalers and light drinkers. In contrast to Silverman’s own formative years, during which “everyone I knew was binge-drinking weekly by 14,” today’s young adults are more interested in living healthy lives than getting wasted.

The Telegraph

09/29/2017 — from NewsWire

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