Welcome to the YOLO Economy

Burned out and flush with savings, some workers are quitting stable jobs in search of postpandemic adventure.

#coaches-and-managers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #labor-and-jobs, #millennial-generation, #paid-time-off, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #unemployment, #united-states-economy, #wages-and-salaries

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How Can I Justify Bringing New Life Into This Terrible World?

In a time of Covid-19, climate change and catastrophe, having a baby is an act of radical hope.

#arendt-hannah, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #birth-rates, #books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #kafka-franz, #kant-immanuel, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #philosophy

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and America’s Most Liberal Generation

David Freedlander’s “The AOC Generation” offers a picture of a growing electorate that may be changing American politics forever.

#books-and-literature, #democratic-party, #democratic-socialists-of-america, #freedlander-david-journalist, #millennial-generation, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #the-aoc-generation-how-millennials-are-seizing-power-and-rewriting-the-rules-of-american-politics-book, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

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‘Kid 90’ and the Days When Even Wild TV Teens Had Privacy

A documentary from Soleil Moon Frye, star of “Punky Brewster,” and a reunion of “The Real World” remind us that Gen X didn’t curate themselves for mass consumption.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #generation-x, #gosselaar-mark-paul, #hulu-com, #kid-90-movie, #los-angeles-calif, #millennial-generation, #moon-frye-soleil, #movies, #mtv-networks, #new-york-city, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #the-real-world-tv-program, #the-real-world-homecoming-new-york-tv-program

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Influencers Are the New Televangelists

How did they become our moral authorities?

#doyle-glennon-1976, #instagram-inc, #millennial-generation, #social-media, #women-and-girls

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Who is Arora Akanksha, the 34-Year-Old Running for U.N. Secretary General?

The United Nations auditor, with no diplomatic experience, has declared her candidacy for secretary general — an audacious bid to shake up an organization that she says badly needs it.

#canada, #content-type-personal-profile, #guterres-antonio, #haryana-india, #millennial-generation, #refugees-and-displaced-persons, #united-nations, #women-and-girls, #workplace-environment

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The 4 Great Migrations

America as we have come to know it is most likely a thing of the past.

#black-people, #census, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #migrants-environmental, #millennial-generation, #national-public-radio, #northeastern-states-us, #pew-research-center, #population, #southern-states-us, #southwestern-states-us, #united-states

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In the Pandemic, Online Home-Buying Picks Up Speed

First-time buyers have the tech-smarts and now the tools to do all or part of their purchase online, sometimes even before seeing their new houses in person.

#computers-and-the-internet, #millennial-generation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #real-estate-brokers, #united-states

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Jamie Raskin and A.O.C. Reveal That Politicians Are Real People

Sometimes, they get emotional.

#millennial-generation, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #raskin-jamie-1962, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Robinhood’s C.E.O., Vlad Tenev, Is in the Hot Seat

Vlad Tenev has incited the fury of the trading app’s fans amid a stock market frenzy. His lack of preparedness on nuts-and-bolts issues was part of a pattern, former employees and analysts said.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #bhatt-baiju, #computer-and-video-games, #computers-and-the-internet, #customer-relations, #financial-brokers, #gamestop-corporation, #millennial-generation, #mobile-applications, #robinhood-financial-llc, #social-media, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #tenev-vladimir

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What Giant Skeletons and Puppy Shortages Told Us About the 2020 Economy

This year was awful, but it gave rise to some interesting social trends. Here’s what they tell us about the economic future.

#consumer-behavior, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #high-net-worth-individuals, #income-inequality, #luxury-goods-and-services, #millennial-generation, #pop-and-rock-music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #shopping-and-retail, #social-media, #united-states-economy

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How to Move In With Your Parents (and, Eventually, Move Out)

A few tips for remaining a full adult in your childhood home.

#content-type-service, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #your-feed-selfcare

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Can These Period Underwear Crusaders Convert You?

The Hollywood stylist Karla Welch has found a new calling in an up-and-coming menstrual product.

#advertising-and-marketing, #generation-z, #lingerie-and-underwear, #menstruation, #millennial-generation, #the-period-company, #welch-karla-stylist, #women-and-girls

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In Their 20s and Saving for Retirement: How It Started, How It’s Going

Three savers learned some important lessons early on.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #generation-z, #millennial-generation, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #personal-finances, #retirement, #savings, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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The Rich Kids Who Want to Tear Down Capitalism

Socialist-minded millennial heirs are trying to live their values by getting rid of their money.

#democratic-socialists-of-america, #income-inequality, #millennial-generation, #philanthropy, #resource-generation, #wills-and-estates

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How Do You Advertise a Town Ravaged by Hurricanes?

Kathryn Shea Duncan, 24, works to promote tourism in Lake Charles, La., which was hit hard by Laura and Delta this year.

#hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #labor-and-jobs, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana, #millennial-generation

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What Is Self Care Now, Anyway?

In her new novel, “Self Care,” the author Leigh Stein nods to both the narcissism and the paradox of #selfcare.

#millennial-generation, #self-care, #women-and-girls

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Wealthy Millennial Women Tend to Defer to Husbands on Investing

Even the most educated and high-achieving women do not participate equally with their husbands in long-term financial decision making, according to a study.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #ellevest, #financial-planners, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #high-net-worth-individuals, #krawcheck-sallie-l, #lowry-erin, #mckinseyco, #millennial-generation, #national-womens-law-center, #porter-katie-1974, #research, #ubs-ag, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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The Pandemic’s Real Toll? 300,000 Deaths, and It’s Not Just From the Coronavirus

A C.D.C. analysis finds that overall death rates have risen, particularly among young adults and people of color.

#alzheimers-disease, #black-people, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #diabetes, #heart, #jama-journal-of-american-medical-assn, #millennial-generation, #minorities, #native-americans, #statistics, #united-states, #your-feed-science

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An Italian Teenager Could Become the First Millennial Saint

Carlo Acutis, who died at 15 in 2006 and was an early adopter of the internet, was beatified over the weekend, putting him on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church.

#acutis-carlo, #assisi-italy, #beatifications-and-canonizations, #computers-and-the-internet, #death-and-dying, #francis, #millennial-generation, #roman-catholic-church, #social-media, #youth

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Anthony Fantano Is the Music Critic Who Matters (if You’re Under 25)

Anthony Fantano reviews albums and songs on his YouTube channel, The Needle Drop, bringing an old art to a new medium — and perhaps ensuring it has a future.

#anthony-fantano, #consumer-reviews, #millennial-generation, #music, #social-media, #the-needle-drop, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youtube-com

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Strangers’ Things

Earning money online by selling intimate objects that aren’t obviously sexual (including emotions).

#e-commerce, #generation-z, #millennial-generation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sex, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youth

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Virus Cases Surged in Young Adults. The Elderly Were Hit Next.

Infections among young adults eventually may have spread to older, more vulnerable people, the C.D.C. reported.

#age-chronological, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #elderly, #millennial-generation, #united-states, #your-feed-science, #youth

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How Burnout Became the Norm for American Parents

Overwhelmed and overworked parents are on the brink. They need to cut themselves some slack.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #workplace-environment

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Gen X, Right-Wing Bastion?

What it means that my generation is the future of the G.O.P.

#conservatism-us-politics, #generation-x, #liberalism-us-politics, #millennial-generation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How ‘MTV Cribs’ Rewired My Brain, and Maybe Yours Too

The show gave us a giddy peek at the nouveau riche celebrities of the 2000s. It also made “fake it until you make it” the Millennial ethos.

#celebrities, #millennial-generation, #mtv-cribs-tv-program, #mtv-networks, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #reality-television, #two-thousands-decade

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What It Means to Be a Gen Z Beauty Brand Today

A decade ago, your lipstick brand wasn’t expected to comment on social justice. Now, customers demand it, especially the teens and adults under 25 that make up Gen Z.

#beauty-concept, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #e-l-f-cosmetics, #generation-z, #glossier, #mac-cosmetics, #millennial-generation, #morphe, #skin, #social-media, #women-and-girls

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We Tested Instagram Reels, the TikTok Clone. What a Dud.

TikTok might not be winning over President Trump, but it sure beats its Instagram copycat for making and sharing short videos.

#computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-service, #facebook-inc, #instagram-inc, #instant-messaging, #millennial-generation, #mobile-applications, #music, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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What Changes in the First Year of Marriage?

For some millennial couples, not too much.

#marriages, #millennial-generation, #quarantines

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10 Things I Hate About Taxes

Fielding the many invasive questions of my online tax prep service.

#federal-taxes-us, #millennial-generation

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Hostels Try to Adapt for the Covid-19 Era

Hostels are built on the idea of community and sharing, can they survive in a time of social distancing? As European hostels reopen, they are confronting new challenges.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #arctic-monkeys-music-group, #budget-travel, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #european-union, #generation-z, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #millennial-generation, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings

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‘I Can’t Focus on Abortion Access if My People Are Dying’

Some Gen Z and millennial women expressed mixed feelings about the fight over abortion rights, viewing it as important but less urgent than other social justice causes.

#abortion, #generation-z, #millennial-generation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us

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Young New Yorkers Want You to Know Why They’re Marching

No longer, they say, could they just post on Instagram, or just give money, or just vote. They needed to be out in the streets.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #curfews, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #generation-z, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #millennial-generation, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #youth

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They Predicted ‘The Crisis of 2020’ … in 1991. So How Does This End?

Two scholars coined the term millennial and developed a fan base for their grim theories. Now, the surviving one sees a generational realignment happening in American politics that does not bode well for Republicans.

#bannon-stephen-k, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #howe-neil, #millennial-generation, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #strauss-william, #trump-donald-j

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Facing Adulthood With an Economic Disaster’s Lasting Scars

Those entering the job market in a downturn may never catch up in pay, opportunities or confidence.

#age-chronological, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hiring-and-promotion, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #millennial-generation, #recession-and-depression, #unemployment, #united-states, #youth

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The Grapelord of Napa Faces a Threat Worse Than Plague

For 50 years, Andy Beckstoffer drove up the price of wine. Did the strategy work too well?

#agriculture-and-farming, #area-planning-and-renewal, #beckstoffer-vineyards, #beckstoffer-andy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #land-use-policies, #luxury-goods-and-services, #millennial-generation, #napa-calif, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #wines

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The Future of Christianity Is Punk

Modern life is ugly, brutal and barren. Maybe you should try a Latin Mass.

#christians-and-christianity, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #millennial-generation, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #protestant-churches, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church, #social-media

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Young Leader Vowed Change in El Salvador but Wields Same Heavy Hand

Elected as a transformative leader who would propel the country forward, Nayib Bukele is now reminding critics of the country’s past autocrats, with his reliance on the military.

#bukele-nayib, #el-salvador, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #millennial-generation, #organized-crime, #polls-and-public-opinion, #quarantines

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My Retirement Plan Is You

Americans without retirement savings are increasingly moving in with their millennial children.

#age-chronological, #baby-boomers, #center-for-retirement-research-at-boston-college, #danigelis-rebecca, #elderly, #families-and-family-life, #millennial-generation, #pensions-and-retirement-plans, #personal-finances, #pew-research-center, #regis-sian-pierre, #retirement, #united-states

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Baby Boomers Were Blasé About the Coronavirus? Why Did We Believe That?

How an online trope can become mainstream news.

#baby-boomers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #generation-x, #generation-z, #millennial-generation, #news-and-news-media, #rumors-and-misinformation

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For Pop Stars in Their 20s, It’s Totally the ’90s All Over Again

Every two decades or so, the old becomes stylishly new. And now the pop artifacts of the Y2K era — winking futurism, loads of glitter, “TRL”-style videos — are back, with an update.

#charli-xcx, #future-nostalgia-album, #grande-ariana, #kordei-normani-1996, #lipa-dua, #millennial-generation, #motivation-song, #mtv-networks, #nineteen-hundred-nineties, #polachek-caroline, #pop-and-rock-music, #sivan-troye-1995, #spears-britney, #sza-singer, #thank-u-next-album, #timberlake-justin, #total-request-live-tv-program, #usher, #walker-summer-singer

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What Does the Good Life Look Like Now?

The cappuccinos and hair colorist. The twice-a-week Pilates. The monthly facial. I don’t need all of it.

#age-chronological, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #luxury-goods-and-services, #millennial-generation

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Missing Barack Obama’s Voice

Many young progressives, conflicted about Mr. Obama’s legacy, can’t help but welcome his public return, filled with nostalgia.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #endorsements, #favreau-jonathan-e-1981, #millennial-generation, #obama-barack, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Working From Your Childhood Bedroom

For some millennials, sheltering in place means moving home to their parents’ house.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-neck-ny, #millennial-generation, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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My Generation Will Graduate Into a Recession

We have a deep desire for radical change because we see the broken path ahead.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #generation-z, #income-inequality, #millennial-generation, #recession-and-depression

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I’m 26. Coronavirus Sent Me to the Hospital.

Millennials: If you can’t stay at home for others, do it for yourselves.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #millennial-generation, #quarantines

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