Tag: Millennial Generation

For Millennials Making Their Way, a Detour: To Caregiving

In the summer of 2017, soon after starting a new job, Ariel Brandt Lautman took her two young children to Denver to visit her mother. This wasn’t purely a social call. Her mother’s memory had been deteriorating for several years, and Ms. Brandt Lautman, who lives in Silver Spring, Md., needed to plan for her […]

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To Take on the Religious Right, We Need a Religious Left

I remember the first time I encountered God. It was 2002 and my mother, with three small children in tow, had just arrived at the doors of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Atlanta, Ga. She was not seeking salvation from sin, but homelessness. For months we had been living in a domestic violence […]

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Trying to Trademark a Meme? OK Boomer

First came the “OK Boomer” memes on social media. Then came the T-shirts, phone cases and other merchandise emblazoned with the viral retort. Now, get ready for an all-out war at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a possible television series using the phrase. On Nov. 11, Fox Media filed a trademark application […]

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How Much Would You Pay for a Houseplant?

MIAMI — They came armed with totes, trash bags, empty strollers and collapsible nylon wagons. They came with wish lists and whispers of their “unicorns,” whose Latin names sounded like incantations: adansonii, patriciae, obliqua. Some of them traveled by airplane to get here. Others, in moving trucks. Because one does not walk into the 42nd […]

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Instead of a Generational Culture War, Let’s Fight the Rich

Generations are pretty bogus. The labels we use to casually slice up society — boomer, millennial, Gen X, Gen Z — are a nearly useless way of thinking about politics, culture or business in America. The very idea that tens of millions of people across different classes and races and geographies might hold similar views […]

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Dede Wilsey Asks the New Rich, ‘Why Don’t You Give Back?’

Sitting in the elegant sunroom of her Pacific Heights mansion with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco socialite and philanthropist Dede Wilsey might seem an unlikely person to criticize the world of extraordinary wealth. “No civilization has survived where there is only rich and poor,” Ms. Wilsey said. She is being […]

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Obama’s Very Boomer View of ‘Cancel Culture’

When Barack Obama talks, everyone listens. That’s why I paid close attention to his remarks about young people and our activism on social media at a Tuesday Obama Foundation event, and why I gasped at what I heard: “This idea of purity and you’re never compromised and you’re always politically ‘woke’ and all that stuff. […]

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Should Facebook Be Fact-Checked?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Should Facebook be more strict when it comes to fact-checking political ads? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists debate growing concern over the social media giant’s role in American politics. Michelle Goldberg notes […]

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‘OK Boomer’ Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations

ImageShannon O’Connor’s OK BOOMER hoodie.Credit…via Shannon O’Connor In a viral audio clip on TikTok, a white-haired man in a baseball cap and polo shirt declares, “The millennials and Generation Z have the Peter Pan syndrome, they don’t ever want to grow up.” Thousands of teens have responded through remixed reaction videos and art projects with […]

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We’re Less and Less a Christian Nation, and I Blame Some Blowhards

Perhaps for the first time since the United States was established, a majority of young adults here do not identify as Christian. Only 49 percent of millennials consider themselves Christian, compared with 84 percent of Americans in their mid-70s or older, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. We don’t have good […]

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A Liberal Uneasy in the World of #MeToo Feminism

THE PROBLEM WITH EVERYTHINGMy Journey Through the New Culture WarsBy Meghan Daum Here’s the problem with Meghan Daum’s electrifying new book, “The Problem With Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars.” It’s a critique of feminism’s “fourth wave,” a social media-driven movement articulating not just the rights of women, along with microaggression concepts like […]

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Coddling of ‘Gold-Spoon’ Children Shakes South Korea’s Political Elite

SEOUL, South Korea — The biggest political crisis of President Moon Jae-in of South Korea — weeks of large protests that have tarnished his image and forced his justice minister to resign — started with an obscure medical research paper. The paper, published by a team of university researchers in the Korean Journal of Pathology […]

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Bit by Bit, Socially Conscious Investors Are Influencing 401(k)’s

Peter Rothstein has a job with a social purpose: expanding the clean energy industry in the northeastern United States as a way to mitigate climate change. Soon, he will be able to support that mission when he saves for retirement. In November, the Boston-based Northeast Clean Energy Council, where Mr. Rothstein is president, will revise […]

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Where Do We Stand on the Exclamation Point?

Meredith Golden says that finding your soulmate on Tinder is easy, as long as you swear off one vice. It isn’t cigarettes or cheese fries. It’s slimmer, sneakier. That cardinal sin: the exclamation point. “Punctuation should not be excessive, especially in an opening message,” said Ms. Golden, who ghostwrites for those struggling on the dating […]

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Jewish Summer Camp With Campfires, Crafts and No Lights Out

As if on cue, the first camper I meet is a guy named Josh: a nice, 27-year-old Jewish boy with kind eyes, a subtle smile and the same name as my husband, another nice Jewish boy, back home. “Do you know where Malbec is?” asks this Josh, Josh Blake, rolling his eyes, and then his […]

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Roy Cohn Is How We Got Trump

Near the beginning of “Where’s My Roy Cohn?” the new documentary about the lawyer and power broker who mentored Donald Trump, an interviewee says, “Roy Cohn’s contempt for people, his contempt for the law, was so evident on his face that if you were in his presence, you knew you were in the presence of […]

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Young People Are Going to Save Us All From Office Life

When Ariel Coleman, 28, quit her last job, as a project manager in the corporate office of a bank, it wasn’t because her new employer offered her a raise, a different role or more seniority. “The work-life balance is just much better,” she said. At her new company, Omfgco, a branding and design firm in […]

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