Brunch has been a part of my adult life since before I graduated college. Nights out at Kenyon College turned into excuses to nurse myself with a morning spent at the Deli, gossiping over pancakes and waffles dripping with maple syrup, grilled blueberry muffins split in half, omelettes studded with spinach and cheddar and bacon, hash browns … More Millennials: the Brunch Generation?
It’s a Sunday afternoon in April. It’s just rained, and we’re sitting at my kitchen table, a plate of homemade Parmesan crisps in front of us. Kate squeezes out toner onto a black tray for my facial. Under her instruction, and equipped with a small mirror, I exfoliate, smooth away dead skin, moisturize, and apply … More Millennials Making It Work: Kate O.
In my senior year of high school, I was admitted to my first choice of college, a small, beautiful, expensive institution where I could study creative writing with caring and accomplished professors. Located in a tiny town nestled in Ohio’s cornfields, it was a great place to read Shakespeare, appear in a campus production of the Vagina Monologues, … More The liberal arts and the U.S. economy: Never, ever getting back together?
At age 22, graduating from Boston University, Kim B. faced a choice confronted by many: Should she spend a few years in the workforce, build up some savings, and then tackle graduate school, or should she take a deep breath and jump directly into a Masters in Public Health? Though it’s costly, Kim chose the latter. To … More Millennials Making It Work: Kim B.
On a wintry Saturday in Cambridge, MA, I joined friends and family at the American Repertory Theater to watch Eve Ensler’s new comedy, “O.P.C.” Eve Ensler, writer of the well-known “Vagina Monologues,” is no stranger to provocative topics, and “O.P.C.” well suits her brand. The play explores overconsumption: The fact that Americans throw away $165 billion worth … More “O.P.C.” touches on millennials’ big questions
Millennials are famously putting off marriage. Indeed, a recent Pew Research report suggests that a record number — 25% — of Gen Y will remain single into their forties and fifties, or put off tying the knot altogether. But, as I’m forever obsessed with millennials bucking well-known trends, I sought out one of the few young, married couples I … More Millennials Making It Work: Amanda and Eric
2014 brought some good things my way: Great friends, steady income, a camping trip. But, at midnight, 366 days ago, I’d raised my glass and said “Good riddance!” to 2013. I was done with it. Fed up with the unluckiest number. Indignant about the stretch of unemployment handed me by my second year out of college. I’d spent … More As the ball drops…
Success used to mean a decades-long job, a predictable paycheck. But that’s changed. Gen Y can’t be tied down. Sheila Marikar of the New York Times says millennials define themselves by “the forward slash.” She profiles, for instance, a forensic psychiatrist who doubles as a D.J.; a lawyer who also acts in the TV series “How to Get … More One career for life? Nah. Maybe two or three?
Millennials might be known to their elders for texts and tattoos, but they’re also a pretty giving bunch. – Michaeleen Doucleff, NPR It’s the holiday season. Offices and schools have held donation drives for low-income families. Globe Santa has delivered presents to children in need. Last week, a friend asked me: Does our generation give to … More ‘Tis the season…Do millennials give?
While there are substantial challenges to meet, no generation has been better equipped to overcome them than Millennials. They are skilled with technology, determined, diverse, and more educated than any previous generation. – White House Council of Economic Advisers, “15 Economic Facts About Millennials,” October 2014 Highly recommended reading. In addition to being readable and helpfully … More White House reports millennials are shaking things up