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This Is the Best State for Millennials

Washington offers a warm welcome if you're between the ages of 25 and 40

(Newser) - Millennials end up in headlines quite a bit , and the latest one offers some guidance on where they might be able to live their best lives. WalletHub examined this demographic— generally defined as those born between 1981 and 1996, making them between 25 and 40 in 2021—and where they'...

Here's Where Millennials Are Flocking to Across America

The 25-to-39 set is defecting from big cities to smaller ones

(Newser) - Before the pandemic, millennials were already starting to ditch America's biggest cities, leaving New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles for opportunities in cozier urban enclaves, per CNBC . COVID hasn't changed that trend, and SmartAsset wanted to see which smaller cities draw the demographic of those ages 25 to...

Millennials Lag Well Behind Boomers in Amassing Wealth

Generation controls only 4.6% of US wealth, while boomers have 53%

(Newser) - Millennials are better educated than earlier generations and represent the biggest chunk of the workforce. But the financial rewards have not yet come to them. Federal Reserve data show the generation held 4.6% of the nation's wealth in the first half of the year, CNBC reports. The silent...

To Woo Millennials, 4 Cereals Are 'Kicking It Old School'

Cocoa Puffs, Trix, Cookie Crisp, Golden Grahams are going back to the '80s

(Newser) - If your Cocoa Puffs taste especially chocolatey lately, it's not your imagination. That's because General Mills is tapping into consumer nostalgia in an effort to woo millennials and others via an update on four of its breakfast cereals, Food Dive reports. Or is that a backdate? "Your...

10% of US Young Adults Think Jews Caused the Holocaust
10% of US Young Adults Think
Jews Caused the Holocaust
SURVEY SAYS

10% of US Young Adults Think Jews Caused the Holocaust

Survey results cast as 'shocking,' 'astounding'

(Newser) - Nearly two-thirds of young adults in America don't know about the Holocaust, the greatest crime of the last century, which some fear could be repeated. That's according to a survey of 11,000 adults ages 18 to 39. Some 23% said they believed the Holocaust was exaggerated, a...

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...

She Was 26 and Healthy, but Virus Put Her in the Hospital
A Hospitalized Millennial
Issues a Plea
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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...

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...

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...

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. "...

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...

At UC Berkeley, a Class on 'Adulting'
Berkeley Adds
an 'Adulting' Class

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...

David Brooks: A Telling Stat Is Most Important in US Politics
David Brooks: Republicans
Face an 'Apocalypse'
OPINION

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...

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...

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,...

Do All Hipsters Look Alike? Man's Goof Suggests Yes
Hipster Scolded Mag for Using
His Pic. It Was Another Hipster
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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...

Big Health Study Carries Warning for Millennials
Big Health Study Carries
Warning for Millennials
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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...

Millennials Least Likely to Share Fake News on Facebook
Seniors Cited
for Spread of Fake
News on Facebook
NEW STUDY

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....

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...

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...

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