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Millennials Blamed for Travails of American Cheese

Bloomberg: Sales are down as younger generation turns away from processed food

(Newser) - American cheese has been a staple in US kitchens for decades, but Bloomberg reports that its fortunes appear to be heading south. The story also sees one big reason why: Millennials aren't interested in buying or eating the processed stuff, preferring instead natural cheeses that taste more distinctive even... More »

30-Year-Old Evicted by Mom, Dad Is Giving Bizarre Interviews

Michael Rotondo says he's 'been trying to get out for years'

(Newser) - Michael Rotondo is apparently happy to figure out his next move, which, thanks to a judge's order , must involve an actual relocation out of his parents New York home, where he's lived rent-free for eight years. "I've been trying to get out for years," the... More »

This Is the Place to Be for Millennials

WalletHub takes quality of life, affordability into account

(Newser) - As a whole, millennials are doing pretty well financially . But those in certain states are much better off than others, according to WalletHub . It compared affordability (the cost of a Starbucks latte was taken into account), education and health, quality of life, economic health, and civic engagement in all 50... More »

Between the Ages of 22 and 37? This Is What You Are

You're officially a millennial if you were born between 1981 and 1996, per Pew Research Center

(Newser) - The final word on who's considered a millennial has been issued, and it comes courtesy of the Pew Research Center . USA Today reports the long-standing murkiness surrounding that generation's cutoff dates was cleared up Thursday by the nonprofit think tank, which, as the New York Times puts it,... More »

Get Ready for the Return of Waterbeds

Original inventor Charlie Hall sees millennials as key to the revival

(Newser) - Waterbeds were all the rage back in the 1970s before all but disappearing the following decade. Now the original inventor plans a big comeback in the new millennium. Fittingly, he sees millennials as the key to that revival, reports the Seattle Times . “I don’t think a millennial has... More »

1 in 6 Millennials Have at Least Six Figures Saved

Survey suggests generation's financial plight isn't as bad as thought

(Newser) - Millennials might not be in the dire financial straits that many assume. A new Bank of America survey shared with USA Today finds that a decent number (16%) already have a solid nest egg of six figures, and most are following a savings plan. Five key findings from the survey... More »

New Diet Coke Flavors Bow to Millennial Whims

'Millennials are now thirstier than ever'

(Newser) - It appears soda-makers are getting increasingly desperate to hook young people on their product. On Wednesday, Coca-Cola announced four new flavors of Diet Coke—Twisted Mango, Feisty Cherry, Ginger Lime, and Zesty Blood Orange—expressly targeting Millennials, CNN reports. "Millennials are now thirstier than ever for adventures and new... More »

Writer Makes His Case: 'Millennials Are Screwed'

And the reasons are more complicated than the usual tired stereotypes might suggest

(Newser) - Go ahead, say your worst about millennials. Use the word "entitlement" if you must. Talk about participation trophies, useless college degrees, money management, laziness, etc., and by all means compare them unfavorably to earlier generations. Then read the first-person piece by Michael Hobbes—at 35, the oldest of millennials—... More »

New Airline Is Apparently for 'Stereotypical Millennials'

Organic juice, VR among Joon's perks

(Newser) - A new airline is boasting of virtual reality headsets and vitamin-enriched fruit juices aboard its flights in an effort to appeal to millennials—or rather "the stereotypical millennial," notes Mashable . Air France has launched the airline Joon, which will begin offering cheap European flights in December and longer... More »

Why Today's Teens Don't Act Their Age

'Helicopter parenting' is one factor, researchers say

(Newser) - Compared to a generation ago, today's young people are dawdling when it comes to experiencing behaviors traditionally seen as precursors to adulthood: drinking, driving, having sex, and joining the workforce. As a result, they're often called "lazy"—but that's not exactly accurate. According to researchers,... More »

Millennials, Gen Xers Overtake Baby Boomers in Voting

Baby boomers are no longer majority of American voters

(Newser) - The baby-boomer stranglehold on American elections has ended. While baby boomers still make up the largest voting block—35% of all votes cast in the 2016 general election—they are no longer the majority of voters, Courthouse News reports. According to an analysis from the Pew Research Center, millennials and... More »

Sorry, Millennials, You Don't Have Digital 'Special Powers'

Researchers say concept of a younger generation of 'digital natives' is a myth

(Newser) - Are you a "digital native" or a "digital immigrant," and does it make a difference? Research recently published in the Teaching and Teacher Education journal indicates the concept of so-called digital natives—aka, those slotted into the "millennials" category and younger, and often thought to be... More »

Don't Blame 'Snowflakes,' Blame the 'Self-Esteem Craze'

A California lawmaker started a task force, and the idea took over US schools

(Newser) - Millennials are sometimes derided as sensitive "snowflakes" who have an inflated sense of self-worth. If so, don't blame them, blame the "self-esteem" movement that took over American classrooms in the 1980s and '90s, complete with mirrors engraved with phrases such as "You are now looking... More »

Australia Behind Latest Hipster Coffee Drink

Introducing the avocado latte

(Newser) - We don't anticipate Keurig coming out with guacamole pods anytime soon, so in the meantime, we'll have to make do with a new concoction brewed up by Australia's Truman Cafe. That concoction, per BuzzFeed , is the avolatte, or avocado latte, which is pretty much exactly what it... More »

Everyone's Talking About the Economics of Avocado Toast

A millionaire scolds millennials, sets off an online brouhaha

(Newser) - Headlines about avocado toast are everywhere, but this time it's more about economics than food trends. It began when an Australian property mogul went on Australia's 60 Minutes and scolded millennials. "When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn't buying smashed avocado for... More »

How Millennials Differ From Other Generations

Census Bureau looks at jobs, marriage, housing over last 40 years for 18-34 set

(Newser) - It seems to be a rite of passage that "young adults" in the US (classified as those between the ages of 18 and 34, per the US Census Bureau) take a bit of guff from the generations that preceded them. Millennials, ID'd by Pew Research as those born... More »

New Millennial Trend: Adulting Classes

'Let's get these people together so they can learn this stuff'

(Newser) - Know how to fold sheets? Change a tire? Cook dinner? Balance your budget? What sound like basic life skills to some may actually be novelties to others, who for whatever reason didn't learn certain tasks generally associated with adulthood. And yes, now there are "adulting" classes and meet-ups... More »

5 Stats That Show Millennials' Crazy Love for Coffee

They're pushing global demand to outpace production

(Newser) - America is the world's No. 1 coffee consumer, and demand here is set to hit an all-time high—even as the percentage of those over 40 who drink it daily has narrowed over the past eight years. How is that possible? Credit the millennial, whom Bloomberg paints a picture... More »

Millennials Aren't Homeowners —and They Shouldn't Be

It keeps them flexible, writes Washington Post columnist

(Newser) - Homeownership is down among all age groups to 63%, the lowest level in half a century, but the figure is much worse for those under 35—a record low of 34%. And as Catherine Rampell writes at the Washington Post , all kinds of theories are being floated to explain millennials'... More »

Millennials Are the 'Hookup Generation'? Not Quite

They have less sex, few partners than their parents: study

(Newser) - Think young people are knocking boots left and right? You're actually way off. In fact, millennials' sex lives are most similar to those about 75 years ago, a new study finds. In a survey of 26,000 adults from 1989 to 2014, people born in the 1980s and '... More »

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