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Millennials Move Home For A Professional Reset

Millennial Carolina Wong has advice to her peers who are stuck in dead-end jobs: Move back in with your parents. Wong, who herself boomeranged back to the nest to reset and now has a full-fledged career and a home of her own, says that, “If you have somebody who’s willing to help you, don’t be embarrassed by it.”

Curbed

10/16/2017 — from NewsWire

Boomers Dote on Granddogs

Contributor Kevyn Burger notes how Boomers without grandchildren have started doting on their “granddogs” instead.  While this trend is certainly influenced by Millennials choosing to delay or forego parenthood, it also reflects the “pets are family” mentality Boomers have long promoted.

Star Tribune

10/16/2017 — from NewsWire

Gen-X Women Experience a "New Midlife Crisis"

Contributor Ada Calhoun outlines the “new midlife crisis” for Gen-X women. She make several solid points: Xer women have more opportunities for professional growth than previous generations, but have been hit harder by financial pressures in their prime breadwinning years.

Oprah.com

10/16/2017 — from NewsWire

Amazon Launches an "Allowance" Program

On Wednesday, Amazon launched a new program that lets parents give their kids a virtual “allowance” to spend on the site. Of course, these allowances come with strings attached: Parents have the option of viewing—and vetoing—their kids’ purchases.

The Wall Street Journal

10/16/2017 — from NewsWire

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

Hyundai Revamps the Car-buying Experience

Hyundai’s new “Shopper Assurance” program provides car buyers with a three-day money back guarantee, transparent pricing, and streamlined purchasing. Facing an industry-wide slowdown, Hyundai hopes that revamping the car-buying experience will be enough to boost sales.

Advertising Age

10/16/2017 — from NewsWire

U.S. Male Labor Force Participation Continues to Decline

A new paper suggests that declining U.S. male labor force participation is a supply problem brought on by a rise in inactive prime-age men. Compared to previous generations, Xer and Millennial men have fewer qualms about being out of the labor force if they have another reliable source of income, such as a working spouse or a parent.

George Mason University

10/16/2017 — from NewsWire

Boomers Retire from Skiing

Ski resorts are experiencing a troubling trend: More Boomers are retiring from the slopes and fewer Millennials are taking their place. While Boomers don’t mind spending hundreds of dollars on a ski resort getaway, cost-conscious Millennials eschew luxury resorts in favor of cheaper, more inclusive getaways.

Steamboat Pilot & Today

10/16/2017 — from NewsWire

Tiny Home Up For Sale on Amazon

Modular home builder MODS International is selling on Amazon a tiny home fashioned out of a 320-square-foot shipping container. Such products are a testament to Millennials, who have been known to skimp on personal space in favor of cost savings.

Curbed

10/16/2017 — from NewsWire

Xers Move to North Dakota

North Dakota’s Gen-X population rose 7.7% from 2010 to 2016, the biggest Xer increase of any state. With robust job growth thanks to a booming oil and gas industry, North Dakota is a natural fit for Xers looking to grow their balance sheets.

AOL

10/16/2017 — from NewsWire

Millennials Leave the D.C. Metro Area

New research shows that more people are leaving the Washington, D.C. metro area than arriving for the first time since the Great Recession, a trend spearheaded by Millennials. But who can blame cash-strapped Millennials for trying to get more bang for their buck in cheaper cities?

George Mason University

10/06/2017 — from NewsWire

Gen-X Mourns Tom Petty

Gen-X contributor Reuben Levy memorializes Tom Petty, whose death he says is a huge loss for Generation X. A Boomer by birth, Petty’s relatable brand of down-on-your-luck rock and roll made him an icon for countless hardscrabble Xers as well.

The Z Review

10/06/2017 — from NewsWire

Strollers Get "Intelligent"

The Smartbe “intelligent” stroller costs over $3,000, has smartphone connectivity, and claims to drive itself. While this may seem like overkill to older consumers, Millennial parents could be convinced that a battery-powered electric stroller is worth the price of keeping their young Homelander children safe.

The Washington Post

10/06/2017 — from NewsWire

Boomers More Polarized Than Millennials

Boomer Columnist Jim Camden comments on a recent study showing that his generation has always been more polarized than Millennials. While Camden originally assumed that the Internet has fostered political polarization, he comes to the (correct) conclusion that “cranky old people are responsible for polarization.”

The Columbian

10/06/2017 — from NewsWire

Cadillac Goes Semi-Autonomous

Cadillac’s new “Super Cruise” semi-autonomous hardware lets the car do the driving—as long as the driver is still paying attention. The device, which admonishes drivers who look away from the road for more than six seconds, is yet another example of the mixed messaging of so-called “self-driving” features that still require a human driver.

Bloomberg Business

10/06/2017 — from NewsWire

Millennials Visit Multiple Stores for Deals

Fully 71% of Millennials visit multiple stores to find the best deals, compared to only 57% of Boomers. Rattled by the recession and student loan debt, Millennials aren’t afraid to pinch pennies to save a few bucks.

First Insight

10/06/2017 — from NewsWire

Buy a Home to Pay Off Student Loans

Eagle Home Mortgage will pay up to $13,000 in student loans to any customer who purchases one of the company’s homes. Student loan assistance programs, increasingly utilized by hiring managers to lure top talent, may be one way to incentivize debt-laden Millennials to start buying homes.

The Wall Street Journal

10/06/2017 — from NewsWire

Target and Pinterest Join Forces

A new Target-Pinterest partnership will enable consumers to snap a picture of any item in the real world and be sent a list of comparable Target products. The service is an example of the type of added value that today’s retailers must provide in an age of commoditization and mobile shopping.

TechCrunch

10/06/2017 — from NewsWire

Student Housing Hands Out Wristbands for Millennials

One U.K. student housing company is handing out wristbands to college freshmen listing their address and emergency contact information in case they get too drunk. Criticized by many as demeaning, the wristbands are a natural extension of the paternalistic protection that Millennials have received their entire lives.

The Telegraph

10/06/2017 — from NewsWire

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

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