Tag: Millennial Generation

Alla Salute! Italy’s Aperitivo Is Back

VENICE — My youth was aperitif-free. It was the 1970s and we concentrated on discos, warm beer on the beach, pizza, sleepless nights with friends and a bottle — or more — of cheap wine. We weren’t fussy. Aperitivi — a ritual pre-dinner drink to begin the evening’s imbibing — was for old people: my […]

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When Did Self-Help Become Self-Care?

ImageBefore she was running for president, Marianne Williamson was an author.CreditLucas Jackson/Reuters “Wellness” is a word that has come to encompass our latest dominant sociocultural obsession — how to take care of ourselves in the world. It may, at one point, have been popularly understood as an extension of self-help, a category of literature and […]

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‘The Squad’ Is the Future of the Democratic Party

Representative Ayanna Pressley broke with traditional diversity politics last month when she said at a conference in Philadelphia, “we don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice.” Instead, “we need you to represent that voice.” The members of the so-called squad who were also on the panel nodded in agreement. They […]

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Colorectal Cancer Rises Among Younger Adults

Colorectal cancer is typically considered a disease of aging — most new cases are diagnosed in people over age 50. But even as the rates decrease in older adults, scientists have documented a worrisome trend in the opposite direction among patients in their 20s and 30s. Now, data from national cancer registries in Canada add […]

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Pete Buttigieg Is Still Figuring This Out

It was a humid Sunday in June, a quiet afternoon that Pete Buttigieg knew would not remain quiet. “You know, there are always going to be ups and downs,” the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., told me as he puttered through the kitchen of the century-old Victorian home he shares with his husband of […]

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Go Broke or Go Home Bachelorette Parties

The cost of bachelorette parties is ever growing, with weekend wedding festivities at destination locales now the norm. Millennials are even going broke to attend, and I’m one of them. A recent survey from Credit Karma found that about one in three millennials have gone into debt to attend a bachelor or bachelorette party. Among […]

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Preaching Faith in Democracy

By Courtney E. Martin Ms. Martin is the author, most recently, of “The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream.” As Rotary Clubs ready their parade floats in small towns and Macy’s prepares its multimillion-dollar fireworks show in New York, there’s a quieter, more reflective kind of patriotism beginning to spring up in cities throughout […]

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Minority Women Are Winning the Jobs Race in a Record Economic Expansion

The United States economy on Monday hit a milestone, reaching its longest expansion on record. Just a decade ago, the nation was mired in a severe recession that had erased trillions of dollars in wealth and left millions of people out of work. While the recovery has delivered uneven gains, Hispanic women have emerged as […]

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The RealReal I.P.O.: Secondhand Fashion Goes Mainstream

It’s never been easier to shop another woman’s closet. Since the recession, there has been a boom in online marketplaces that let shoppers buy and sell all manner of used clothing and accessories, from Louis Vuitton handbags to Old Navy sweaters. Sites like the RealReal, Poshmark and ThredUp are betting this budding business, which some […]

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The Cars Are Newer, the Buyers Younger as Auto Collecting Moves Forward

When Kurt Glaubitz bought a vintage British automobile, it wasn’t for its sweeping curves or coach-built looks. Despite its scrawny-necked snorkel (for fording rivers) and boxy lines, however, his 1992 Land Rover Defender fits right into the latest wave of cars being scooped up by a new generation of collectors. A Gen-Xer at 54, Mr. […]

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Chasing the L.G.B.T.Q. Millennial American Dream

ImageCreditIllustration by John Whitlock, Photographs from Getty Images The arrival of marriage equality offers a generation a future they could not have envisioned. But is it what they want? June 13, 2019 Throughout this article: Readers who responded to a Times request about L.G.B.T.Q.+ identity shared their perspectives on getting married, raising children and reimagining […]

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For These Women, a FIRE That Burns Too Male and Too White

Kiersten Saunders stumbled upon the FIRE movement — an acronym for “financial independence, retire early” — the way most people do: by reading about it online. But also like most people, she couldn’t relate to its membership, which seemed largely white, male and based in Silicon Valley. “When I first started looking at the FIRE […]

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The Coming G.O.P. Apocalypse

For much of the 20th century, young and old people voted pretty similarly. The defining gaps in our recent politics have been the gender gap (women preferring Democrats) and the education gap. But now the generation gap is back, with a vengeance. This is most immediately evident in the way Democrats are sorting themselves in […]

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These Millennials Got New Roommates. They’re Nuns.

BURLINGAME, Calif. — Sarah Jane Bradley was an unmarried, “spiritual but not religious” professional in her early 30s, with a rowdy group of friends and a start-up when she moved out of her communal house and into a convent. A bunch of friends went with her. They called the project Nuns and Nones, and they […]

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Millennials ‘Make Farming Sexy’ in Africa, Where Tilling the Soil Once Meant Shame

AGOTIME BEH, Ghana — After he graduated from university, Vozbeth Kofi Azumah was reluctant to tell anyone — even his mother — what he planned to do for a living. “I’m a farmer,” he said, buzzing his motorcycle between freshly plowed fields on a recent afternoon. “Here, that’s an embarrassment.” In some parts of the […]

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