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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.
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.
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.
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?”
Kimbal Musk’s accelerator, Square Roots, is helping Millennials quit their office jobs and become farmers. For this generation, farming isn’t just about selling crops, but about using sustainable practices and producing organic food to make a difference in the world.
Data from Russia’s statistics agency indicate that there were over 100,000 more deaths than births in the country during the first 10 months of 2017. These data are indicative of a historical anomaly: a falling absolute number of births (due to unfavorable demographics) combined with rising fertility rates.
Millennials may be at risk for a new health hazard: shingles. A disease normally associated with the elderly, shingles may be poised to hit Millennials hard earlier in life because of the popularity of the chickenpox vaccine.
Millennials in Catalonia are leading the charge for independence. Still feeling the effects of the Great Recession and looking for new options, Millennials across Europe are embracing Eurosceptic ideals.
Millennials are more likely than older generations to say parents should encourage young children to play with toys and participate in activities associated with the opposite gender. A stigma-free generation that discourages the use of labels, Millennials want children to have the right to choose how they play.
Contributor Barry Ritholtz argues that retailers haven’t yet realized that Millennials don’t seek fulfillment through shopping like their Boomer parents. Today’s young consumers have traded materialism for experiences—and retailers that can’t figure out how to take advantage of this shift are falling by the wayside.
More employers are allowing pets in the office, with some even offering “pawternity leave” to workers who need time off to care for their furry friends. These pro-pet policies have become particularly popular in urban centers like New York City, where dog leashes are more common than baby carriages among Millennial urbanites.
The Pantera Bitcoin Fund, a hedge fund launched in 2013, has returned a mind-boggling 25,000% over the life of the fund. Success stories like these are inspiring unbridled bullishness among investors—who will be sorry once this Bitcoin bubble eventually bursts.
WeWork has acquired Meetup, a social network designed to help people organize in-person gatherings. The deal has synergy for both sides: WeWork expands its possible user base, while Meetup harnesses WeWork’s physical footprint to offer Millennials a cool place to convene.
Aging Boomers are starting to see the appeal of age-restricted communities. While retirement communities have a bad reputation among this forever-young generation, many Boomers who decided to age in place are not accepting the title of “old people next door” very well.
Californians ages 10 to 17 were arrested at a lower rate YOY in 2016 for the ninth year in a row. As is the case throughout the rest of the country, Millennials’ risk-averse, rule-abiding behavior has brought down youth crime rates in California.
Author Paul Gorman argues in his new book that U.K. magazine The Face captured the heart and soul of Generation X. Between its oppositional content and focus on subcultures, this publication just “got” the teens and 20-somethings who identified as misfit loners in the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Contributor Suzanne Woodley urges Boomers to make “spending money” their New Year’s resolution. While retirees often have a hard time parting with their hard-earned cash, Boomer spendthrifts will likely have no trouble splurging on luxury cars and spoiling their grandchildren.
After decreasing in 2015, U.S. life expectancy at birth fell to 78.6 years in 2016—marking the first two-year decline in half a century. A major contributor is the ongoing opioid epidemic: The total number of opioid deaths soared 28% YOY in 2016.
New analysis shows that perfectionism among U.S., U.K., and Canadian college students has risen since 1989. This trait has hit its zenith among Millennials, who since birth have been taught to set the bar high and to expect great things of themselves.