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Gen-Z to Boomers #6

  • Millennials and Kanye West
  • Gen X at 50
  • Nostalgia for in-line skates
  • Seniors and technology
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The Hindu Business Line

A tale of three Hungarian women

My great-grandmother had an arranged marriage. Not a stirring piece of family history as far as India goes, but she lived in a small town in rural Hungary. Three generations later, my life is fundamentally different: Not only do I have the freedom to marry the person of my choice, but also the freedom to do what I want in most spheres of my life, along with the responsibility that comes with it. My family’s life has been transformed by a war, a revolution, two regime changes, and social mobility. Still, the stories of the women who brought me up make me treasure this unquestionable freedom to lead my life.

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The Undefeated

Why millennials resist giving up on Kanye West

‘His music gave us greater permission to believe in ourselves, and I think that’s the thing we’re grappling with’

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Asbury Park Press

Generation X at 50: Kings of culture, innovation

As Generation X, born between 1965 and 1980, transitions into middle age, it’s become very apparent that they’re hard workers who have become successful in economic status, entrepreneurship, the arts and more.

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The Hill

Democrats struggle to harness enthusiasm of Gen Z voters

Naina Agrawal-Hardin is only 17, but she feels like her generation is running out of time.

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Jerusalem Post

Senior citizens learn how to use social media platforms amid pandemic

The fact that some senior citizens slow down in their movements as they grow older does not mean their brains are not as sharp as they used to be. It’s true some have found difficulty in mastering new technologies, but since the outbreak of COVID-19, the need to communicate with family via social media platforms has prompted many seniors to make an extra effort and to learn to deal with Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Zoom and other communication platforms.

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Star Tribune (Minnesota)

Cooped up and feeling nostalgic, Minnesotans dig out their in-line skates or go buy new ones

Cabin fever, shuttered gyms and nostalgia for the 1990s are leading to a resurgence of the sport that began in Minnesota 40 years ago.

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19th News

How the pandemic is affecting senior women

Every morning, 100-year-old Angela Little reads the newspaper in bed, does the crossword while having breakfast, reads a book and sends texts and emails to her loved ones. Living through the pandemic in her San Francisco home, it’s the same thing day after day, she said.

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The Atlantic

College-Educated Professionals Are Capitalism’s Useful Idiots

Author of Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History

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Stuff NZ

Covid-19: New population policy required to combat effects of declining birth rate, ageing population

OPINION: In March 2020, New Zealand officially became a nation of 5 million people (with another 1 million offshore).

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South China Morning Post

Indian millennials escape big cities for small town lifestyles

Indian cities are some of the most polluted cities in the world, with traffic jams and overloaded infrastructure

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PowerPoint activism is taking over your friends’ Instagram accounts

In 1971, to the backdrop of a funky jazz rhythm, musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron declared that “the revolution will not be televised.” In 2020, however, it’s possible that the threads of revolution would be found on Instagram — its message distributed through wide chunky typefaces and bold gradient graphics that preface a mini informative slideshow.

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