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For Oldest Millennials, It May Be an Unwelcome Milestone
For Oldest Millennials, This
Year's Birthday May Hurt

For Oldest Millennials, This Year's Birthday May Hurt

Per the 'Wall Street Journal,' 43 is the age when Americans typically stop feeling young

(Newser) - The first members of the generation we know as millennials came around in 1980, which means they're turning 43 this year, notes Clare Ansberry in the Wall Street Journal . And that just happens to be the average age that Americans stop feeling young, according to this survey by the...

On Homeownership, It's a Millennial Milestone

For the first time, more own than rent

(Newser) - It took longer than it usually does, but the millennial generation appears to have reached a milestone when it comes to their living arrangements. A new report from RentCafe finds that most millennials—52%—now own a home instead of renting, reports USA Today . The total number of millennial homeowners—...

Did You Hate-Watch Girls? You Might Empathize Now

Taking a closer look at what's spurring people to revisit this show, and other old favorites

(Newser) - The Last of Us has dominated the TV discourse over the past couple of months, but there's another show that has also been creeping up in chats: Girls, Lena Dunham's HBO "dramedy" that saw its final season end about six years ago. An HBO spokesperson tells...

Mom Still Pay Your Rent, Millennials? You're in Good Company

New survey finds 40% of this demographic have at least one bill paid for by parents

(Newser) - If you're a 30-something whose parents are still making your car payments or slipping you some cash for your internet bill, you're definitely not alone. In fact, two-fifths of millennials—the demographic currently between the ages of 26 and 41 or so—say mom and dad are ponying...

Millennials Stick Close to Home
Millennials Don't Go
Too Far From the Nest
new study

Millennials Don't Go Too Far From the Nest

By age 26, more than two-thirds of young adults in the US lived in the same area where they grew up

(Newser) - A new study by Census Bureau and Harvard University researchers suggests that millennials aren't straying far from home in adulthood. By age 26, more than two-thirds of young adults in the US lived in the same area where they grew up, 80% had moved less than 100 miles away,...

Millennials, You May Want to Head to This State

Washington ranks first in WalletHub's rankings for most appealing places for the 26-41 set

(Newser) - Whether you call them Generation Y or millennials, the group wedged between Generation X and Generation Z—ie, those born between 1981 and 1996 —has its own particular wants and needs when looking for a place to settle down. WalletHub wanted to figure out the most appealing states for...

Leftist Millennial Wins Presidency in Chile

Gabriel Boric, 35, is nation's youngest modern president

(Newser) - Former leftist student leader Gabriel Boric will be under quick pressure from his youthful supporters to fulfill his promises to remake Chile after the millennial politician scored a historic victory in the country's presidential runoff election, per the AP . Boric spent months traversing Chile, vowing to bring a youth-led...

Ridley Scott Blames Bomb on Millennials and Their Phones
Ridley Scott Blames Flop on
Millennials and Their Phones
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Ridley Scott Blames Flop on Millennials and Their Phones

Director thought script, marketing strategy for Last Duel were fine

(Newser) - Millennials take the fall for everything from the decline of American cheese and breakfast cereal to shifts in marriage trends . Ridley Scott thinks they’re responsible for his latest movie tanking, too. The Gladiator director stopped by Marc Maron’s garage for an episode of the WTF podcast and blamed...

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

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
first person

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...

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