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MTV Names Post-Millennial Generation

Now we've got 'Founders' in the fray with baby boomers, Gen X, and millennials

(Newser) - Baby boomers, Gen Xers, and millennials looking for a new group to blame the woes of the world on, rest easy: Whether we wanted them to or not, higher-ups at MTV—or, rather, "arrogant marketing dolts at the increasingly irrelevant basic cable channel," as Don Kaplan writes for... More »

Parents May Pass Memories to Their Kids

Learned fears can continue through generations: mouse study

(Newser) - It may be possible to learn your parents' fears—without ever experiencing the relevant threat. Researchers taught mice to fear a cherry blossom smell, then looked at the creatures' sperm. A portion of DNA tied to the scent was particularly active, and two generations of descendants were found to be... More »

Meet 'Generation Screwed'

Past generations have made things hard for millennials: Joel Kotkin

(Newser) - Today's youth is known as the Millennial Generation, but they may as well be called Generation Screwed. In the Daily Beast , Joel Kotkin runs down depressing statistic after depressing statistic showing that "their parents' fiscal profligacy and economic mismanagement" has doomed young people:
  • The median net worth of
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Happy 65th Birthday, Baby Boomers

This generation will be redefining old age

(Newser) - Today is more than just New Year’s Day for the oldest of the baby boomers: It’s also their 65th birthday. “The generation that once sang of teaching the world to sing in perfect harmony, and then buying it a Coke,” writes Dan Barry in the New ... More »

Boomers, You've Got 19 Years to Redeem Yourselves

Fix this economic mess before you check out

(Newser) - Fair or not, baby boomers get a bad rap for being a self-indulgent bunch who pale in comparison to the Greatest Generation of their parents. Boomers need a legacy, writes Michael Kinsley in the Atlantic . "It ought to be patriotic. And it ought to be accomplished by the time... More »

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