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This May Be a Demographic 'Shock' to Boomers

Those under age 40 now outnumber their older generations

(Newser) - Sorry, boomers. Millennials and their younger siblings and children now make up a majority of the US population, per the AP . A new analysis by the Brookings Institution shows that 50.7% of US residents were under age 40, as of July 2019. Brookings' analysis of population estimates released this... More »

A Hospitalized Millennial Issues a Plea

Fiona Lowenstein wants others her age to stop taking the coronavirus lightly

(Newser) - It's becoming clearer by the day that a widely held initial belief about the coronavirus—young people are safe— just isn't true . Or as 26-year-old Fiona Lowenstein writes in a message to her fellow millennials in the New York Times , "our invulnerability to this disease is a... More »

Millennials Are Winning at Saving for Retirement

And 24% of those with savings have $100K saved already

(Newser) - Among those of their generation saving for retirement, baby boomers started saving, on average, at age 33. For Generation Xers, it was age 30. For millennials? Age 24, according to a new Bank of America survey cited by USA Today . Nearly 3 out of 4 millennials, who are between the... More »

Who's the Loneliest at the Office? The Youngest Workers

Cigna survey finds Gen Zers, millennials feel the most distant from their co-workers

(Newser) - Young people aren't feeling the love at work, and it's not because they don't get along with their bosses—they just feel lonelier in the office than older people do. The Wall Street Journal reports on a "Loneliness Index" released by health insurer Cigna on Thursday... More »

Wine Consumption Slips as Millennials Turn Elsewhere

Baby boomers had kept sales flowing until now

(Newser) - In another what-is-it-with-millennials moment, they've been found to be drinking less wine than their elders. Consumption fell last year in the US for the first time since 1994, a 0.9% drop, the Wall Street Journal reports. An industry researcher said baby boomers had driven the good years. "... More »

Heckled Politician Pulls Out Trendy Internet Insult

New Zealand's Chloe Swarbrick wielded an 'OK, boomer' against older Parliament member

(Newser) - The war between the generations continues, this time Down Under. The "OK, boomer" phenomenon —an internet-driven trend in which millennials or members of Gen Z mock older folks they think are out of touch—took hold of a 25-year-old New Zealand politician Tuesday after she was heckled by... More »

Berkeley Adds an 'Adulting' Class

Student-run course covers taxes, stress relief

(Newser) - "Adulting" classes have been springing up over the years, instructing millennials how to cook, manage their time, and pay their taxes. Now, the University of California Berkeley has an offering, too. Students Belle Lau and Jenny Zhou launched the adulting class, exploring "the many dimensions of how to... More »

David Brooks: Republicans Face an 'Apocalypse'

'To put it bluntly, young adults hate them'

(Newser) - Columnist David Brooks foresees an "apocalypse" on the way for Republicans, and it can be summed up in eight words: "To put it bluntly, young adults hate them," he writes in the New York Times . Brooks isn't talking specifically about the 2020 vote so much as... More »

Study Estimates a Millennial's Net Worth

Average is $8K, much lower than previous generations at that age

(Newser) - A study commissioned by Deloitte finds "the vast majority of consumers are under tremendous financial pressure," per Kasey M. Lobaugh, the study's lead author, who tells the Washington Post that this applies to two demographics in particular—low-income Americans and millennials. And he puts a number on... More »

This Is the Worst State for Millennials

West Virginia fares the worst in WalletHub ranking

(Newser) - Some states are better than others for millennials. Specifically, Massachusetts is way better than West Virginia, according to WalletHub . Those two states came in first and last, respectively, in the website's ranking of millennial life. A whole slew of factors went into the rankings, including millennial employment figures, earnings,... More »

Hipster Scolded Mag for Using His Pic. It Was Another Hipster

Story that the bearded man was ranting about was about how all hipsters look alike

(Newser) - A February article in the MIT Technology Review spotlighted recent research by Brandeis University mathematician Jonathan Touboul on "the hipster effect," specifically how "the population of hipsters initially act randomly but then undergo a phase transition into a synchronized state." That's a fancy way of... More »

Big Health Study Carries Warning for Millennials

Cancers related to obesity are on the rise among younger generation

(Newser) - A new study carries a stark warning for millennials: They face a growing risk of cancers related to obesity. Specifically, the study in the Lancet sees potential trouble with colorectal, endometrial, gallbladder, kidney, and pancreatic cancers, as well as multiple myeloma, a bone marrow cancer, reports CNN . As Live Science... More »

Seniors Cited for Spread of Fake News on Facebook

Users 65 and older share more fake articles than any other group: study

(Newser) - The worst spreaders of fake news across Facebook aren't the young'uns you'd expect to be glued to social media. Facebook users older than 65 share the most—almost seven times as many bogus articles as those ages 18 to 29, according to research by NYU and Princeton.... More »

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 »

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