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  • What's Happening to Our Young Men?

    03/14/2018 10:39:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | March 14, 2018 | Star Parker
    Writing last week about the opioid crisis, I suggested that, as we consider policy options for dealing with the problem, we consider that at least some part of it may reflect a spiritual, moral crisis in the country. I noted that casualties from opioids show that they are disproportionately men, disproportionately divorced or never married, and disproportionately individuals with no more than a high school education. We can look beyond the opioid crisis and see a broad, disturbing picture pointing to a social and spiritual crisis among our young men. In 2016, Nicholas Eberstadt, a scholar at the American Enterprise...
  • Adulthood now begins at 24, say scientists as young people delay work, marriage and families

    01/20/2018 7:49:07 PM PST · by Mariner · 59 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 20th, 2018 | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    Adulthood does not begin until 24, scientists have concluded because young people are continuing their education for longer and delaying marriage and parenthood. The traditional definition for adolescence is currently between and the ages of 10 and 19, which marked the beginnings of puberty and the perceived end of biological growth. But, writing in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, scientists from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne argue the timings needs to be changed. They point to the fact that the brain continues to mature beyond the age of 20, and many people’s wisdom teeth do not come through...
  • Entitlement Kicks in Over Oregon Self-Service Gas Pumps

    01/08/2018 1:24:03 PM PST · by Liberty7732 · 100 replies
    Most Americans were probably drop-jawed to learn there was a state in the union where government overseers prohibited the people from pumping their own gas. The ultra-progressive and ever-controlling Oregon Legislature had banned this otherwise normal behavior for more than 50 years, ostensibly to provide some form of protection for its residents. This is the practical reality of the general principle that government coddling creates entitlement, pampered residents with fewer freedoms, and reduced abilities to live independently. Oregon has been telling its residents for generations they are incapable of pumping their own gas, and now there are generations of Oregonians...
  • Growing Up

    10/12/2017 10:56:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | October 12, 2017 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    This week, our oldest child Maggie turns 18. She and I traveled together this past week visiting potential colleges. Next year she will be out of the house and enrolled in college. I can't help but pause and reflect. Way back in 1999, my husband Jimmy and I were thrilled to welcome her. I had previously suffered a miscarriage, along with all the heartbreak, tears and uncertainty that went with it. It took weekly blood tests to ensure that my progesterone was in the right range, but it worked. My labor began in the middle of the night. Having heard...
  • Opinion: Why voting age should be lowered to 17

    08/14/2017 12:30:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 91 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | August 14, 2017 | By NAAVA ELLENBERG
    Many 18-year-olds are registered for their first semester of college classes, but very few of them are registered to vote. As adults in a democracy, young people have this great privilege and responsibility, yet very few take advantage of the opportunity. Their disregard is not the result of indifference or immaturity, but of an overwhelming amount of new responsibilities. Assembly Constitutional Amendment 10 (ACA 10) is a bipartisan constitutional amendment that would lower the voting age from 18 to 17 in California. This may seem like a minor shift, but it would be pivotal in youth turnout for elections. At...
  • Why More Young Men Aren’t Working — Video Game

    07/08/2017 1:04:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | uly 5, 2017 | Maria LaMagna
    Before young American men get back to work, they should switch off the video console. Younger men’s working hours have declined more than those of older men over the last 15 years, according to a working paper by researchers at Princeton University, the University of Chicago and the University of Rochester and distributed by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Cambridge, Mass.-based research group. The researchers analyzed how people spend their time when they are not working. Older men are more likely to be employed than those who are younger. Some 66 percent of men looking for jobs aged...
  • Survey: 1 In 5 Adults In The UK Can’t Change A Lightbulb, Boil An Egg

    04/23/2017 3:28:09 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 91 replies ^ | April 22, 2017 | Unknown
    Are you handy enough that if a lightbulb went out in your home you’d be able to change it? Believe it or not, one in five people aren’t so skilled. In fact, a new survey of people in the United Kingdom finds not only do about 20 percent of people not know how to change a bulb — the same number aren’t sure how to boil an egg, either.
  • You again? America's Empty nests refill, marriages postponed, Census study finds

    04/20/2017 9:19:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2017 | Andrew Malcolm
    At this rate, the United States is going to need immigrants of all kinds to continue growth.A new Census Bureau study has just reported a sobering commentary on the current generation of young people.“There are now more young people living with their parents than in any other arrangement…What is more, almost 9 in 10 young people who were living in their parents’ home a year ago are still living there today, making it the most stable living arrangement.”It’s a factor largely of the economy, but also social mores and trends. The traditional lifetime pattern, you may recall, was for...
  • Millennials don’t act like adults until they are 30 (or even 40), research finds

    03/27/2017 12:10:39 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 66 replies
    Yahoo News UK24 ^ | March 24, 2017 | Rob Waugh
    Previous generations thought of themselves as adults by the time they were 22 or 23 – but for millennials, that moment comes much, much later. Many millennials don’t act like adults until 30 – and some don’t live a ‘grown up’ lifestyle until the age of 40. Many youngsters have delayed moving out of their parents’ home, and put off getting jobs – driven in part by the global economic downturn, but in part by the tolerance of their parents. David Poltrack of CBS said that while the idea is ‘controversial,’ ‘Their baby boomer parents have really coddled them. They’ve...
  • There's No Place Like Home: 31.5% of SF Millennials Live With Their Parents, Study Shows

    03/21/2017 10:05:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 3/21 | Kavin Mistry
    The secret is out, living with your parents is more common than you might think. A study by rental website Abodo showed that millennials are more likely to be living at home than on their own. The national average is 34.1 percent. San Francisco ranks 28th in the nation, with 31.5 percent of its millennials living at home. Of those, 9.2 percent of the millennials living there are unemployed, while of those who work, the median monthly income is $2,813. "We found that Millennials aren't living at home simply because of high rent prices across the country,” said Sam Radbil,...
  • Hey Guys, Put a Ring on It

    02/09/2017 5:27:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 159 replies
    National Review ^ | February 9, 2017 | W. Bradford Wilcox & Nicholas H. Wolfinger
    Marriage is not worth it. It’s not worth the financial sacrifices, the lost sexual opportunities, and the lack of freedom. All in all, it’s a ball and chain — of little benefit to any man interested in pursuing happiness and well-being. This is the view that we’ve encountered from many young men of late.
  • Survey finds millennials lack basic survival skills

    01/13/2017 4:09:04 PM PST · by BBell · 133 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/13/17 | Todd Masson, | The Times-Picayune
    In the coming zombie apocalypse, safe spaces may be in short supply, so millennials will have to take shelter under their Spoonk mats and crack open their cell phones in hopes there's creamy nougat inside. According to a recent survey -- this is shocking, I know -- millennials lack even the most basic survival skills. Apparently SnapChat offers no tutorials on how to build a snare trap. The survey, conducted ahead of the London Boat Show, found even the most basic of life skills are quantum physics to most millennials. More than half were unable to tie a single knot...
  • Memo to millennials, that awful feeling you've got is called losing. It happens...

    11/17/2016 7:30:06 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/16/2016 | PIERS MORGAN
    Cheer up, American millennials! I mean, seriously, CHEER THE **** UP! Oh, I know you’ve had a rough week ever since Donald Trump won the election. But it’s time to get a grip. STOP crying. STOP taking personal days off work to ‘process’ what happened. STOP huddling with your equally distraught buddies in Starbucks over your Venti Iced White Chocolate Mocha. STOP howling away on social media about how unfair life is and how it’s the end of the planet as we know it. STOP updating the exact number Hillary won the popular vote by, because it doesn’t bloody matter....
  • 'Adulting' Program Teaches College Students Coping Skills

    09/04/2016 6:46:51 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 4, 2016 | Susan Donaldson James
    A skyrocketing number of students are seeking crisis counseling at Eastern Carolina University, prompting the school to make sure it educates pupils not just on academics but also on how to cope with life's challenges. ECU reported a 16 percent increase in student counseling appointments in the past two years. Those involving a crisis were up 52 percent, according to a July report that shocked officials on the Greenville, North Carolina, campus. "It wasn't just the numbers, it was the intensity and severity," said ECU Director of Counseling Valerie Kisler-van Reede. "It felt like something very different was going on...
  • I Only Date Guys With High Credit Scores

    08/25/2016 9:50:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 152 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Christian Gollayan
    When it comes to love, Martina Paillant won’t settle for someone who has a credit score below 700. “I need a man who has his life together and can pay his bills,” the 22-year-old Canarsie, Brooklyn, resident tells The Post. Paillant, who attends graduate school in Miami, asks potential suitors their credit scores by the fourth date. While some may call her snooty for checking someone’s FICO number before becoming Facebook official, she’s been focused on her finances since she was 16 years old and has a credit score above 800.
  • For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements for 18-34y.o.

    05/31/2016 1:19:52 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    Broad demographic shifts in marital status, educational attainment and employment have transformed the way young adults in the U.S. are living, and a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data highlights the implications of these changes for the most basic element of their lives – where they call home. In 2014, for the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 were slightly more likely to be living in their parents’ home than they were to be living with a spouse or partner in their own household. 1 This turn of events is fueled primarily...
  • Be a Man. Get Married.

    05/10/2016 10:47:16 AM PDT · by fishtank · 103 replies
    Prager U ^ | May 9, 2016 | Brad Wilcox
    Be a Man. Get Married. Published on May 9, 2016 Is bachelor life really the good life? Playing the field, traveling the world, and focusing on career sounds better than tying the knot. But is it possible that married men have more sex and make more money than their single counterparts? Brad Wilcox, sociologist at the University of Virginia, explains.
  • Financial Guru Dave Ramsey: 'Millennials Like Socialism Until They Have to Pay for It'

    04/11/2016 7:23:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    truth revolt ^ | 4/11/16 | Trey Sanchez
    On a recent broadcast, personal financial adviser and radio talk show host Dave Ramsey talked about the Millennial generation and their bent towards socialism and the support of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. Ramsey read from a Washington Post article titled, "Millennials like socialism — until they get jobs." For his rant, Ramsey amended that title a bit: "Millennials like socialism — until they have to pay for it." After reading through the statistics from the article written by the Cato Institute's Emily Ekins showing that Millennials view socialism less favorably as they age and begin to earn higher wages, Ramsey...
  • Poll: Millennials Support For Socialism Drops Once They Get Jobs

    03/28/2016 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | March 28, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    My generation is a disaster, politically. They typically hold views that either are in direct contradiction of one another, or make zero sense altogether. As The Atlantic noted in 2014, Millennials support President Obama and the concept of universal health care, but oppose Obamacare. They hate political parties, but are the demographic that give Congress its highest marks of approval. We’re also the only age group, where a majority–53 percent–holds socialism in high regard. Yet, there is a silver lining, as both The Washington Post and The Atlantic noted that once Millennials get jobs–their support for socialism drops dramatically as...
  • Yo Millennials, Move In With Your Parents And You’ll Lose At Life.

    08/17/2015 9:28:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 3, 2015 | Philip Wegmann, staff writer and radio producer
    While it’s not good for man to live alone, it’s even worse for him to live at home with his parents. A recent Pew Research poll reveals that though employment is up, the number of millennials living on their own is down. This failure to launch reflects a widespread cultural regression. By returning home after graduation, this generation’s doing more than just perpetuating adolescence. We’re losing at life. There might be more room for activities at your parent’s house but there’s little room for personal growth. And if being determines consciousness, then you’ll bring your future down with you when...