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  • EXCLUSIVE: Mother of Evicted Millennial's 8-year-old Son breaks her Silence Saying She's [Trunc]

    05/25/2018 3:36:11 PM PDT · by Cecily · 47 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | May 25, 2018 | Martin Gould
    The mother of failure-to-launch millennial Michael Rotondo's 8-year-old son fears the decision to kick his father out of his parents' home will send him off the rails, she told in an exclusive interview. Rotondo's mental condition could deteriorate when he has to fend for himself, she predicted. 'He was kind of safe with his parents but a lot has changed for him and this will be another big change. I don't think he will be able to cope with it,' the 33-year-old mom said. The woman, who works in the beauty business, agreed to speak exclusively to on...
  • The Land of the Middle-Aged Child

    05/25/2018 6:24:02 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 24 May 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Yesterday's cable and radio shows were full of news about Michael Rotondo, whose parents went to court in upstate New York to get him to move out of the house. Their house. The judge agreed with mom and pop, and ordered him to leave. The kid says he just needs more time. Young Master Rotondo is thirty years old. As with almost everything else in the news these days, this rang a distant bell with me. My bestselling book After America (personally autographed copies of which are exclusively available from the SteynOnline bookstore) contains an account of a similar case....
  • Census: More Americans 18-to-34 Now Live With Parents Than With Spouse

    04/19/2017 8:13:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 19, 2017 | 4:36 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Four decades ago, in the mid-1970s, young American adults—in the 18-to-34 age bracket—were far more likely to be married and living with a spouse than living in their parents’ home. But that is no longer the case, according to a new study by the U.S. Census Bureau. “There are now more young people living with their parents than in any other arrangement,” says the Census Bureau study. “What is more,” says the study, “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...
  • Almost 40 per cent of all young adults are living with their parents hitting a 75-year high[tr]

    12/22/2016 6:28:22 AM PST · by kevcol · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 21, 2016 | Regina F. Graham
    For the last 10 years, the number of millennials who have failed to move out of their parents or grandparents homes has climbed steadily, according to new data. Nearly 40 per cent of young adults are either living with their parents or other relatives, which is the highest point in over seven decades, new data from real estate analytics company Trulia states. This is the highest point in 75 years where young adults have just stayed at home with no plans on moving out. The only other time in American history where the share has been higher was back in...
  • 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...
  • SpaceX Aborts Rocket Launch Just Before Liftoff [During Ignition]

    02/28/2016 7:42:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies ^ | 02/28/2016 | Mike Wall
    SpaceX aborted the launch of a commercial communications satellite less than a second before liftoff this evening (Feb. 28), delaying the mission yet again. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket was scheduled to launch the SES-9 satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 6:46 p.m. EST (2346 GMT) today, but that initial liftoff time was pushed back 35 minutes because a boat wandered into the mission's "keep-out zone," launch controllers said. At 7:21 p.m. EST (0021 GMT on Monday, Feb. 29), the Falcon 9's engines began firing up, but they shut down just as the countdown clock was reaching...
  • More millennials missing out on recovery, living with parents

    01/01/2015 9:32:54 AM PST · by george76 · 59 replies
    the hill ^ | 12/30/14 | Kevin Cirilli
    A Congressional report released Tuesday found that millennials are not feeling the impacts of the economic recovery. The Joint Economic Committee's report added to what's become a long list of economic data showing that millennials are delaying major life decisions such as buying a home and getting married. In 2003, nearly 40 percent of Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 headed a household. In 2013, the rate declined to 37.2 percent. Meanwhile, the percentage of millennials living with their parents has increased from 11 percent before the recession to 14 percent,
  • Unprepared grads — the scandal New York’s pols ignore

    06/27/2014 6:50:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 24, 2014 | Bob McManus
    the state’s ability-to-function-in-a-modern-economy rate among graduates hovers at a dismal 37 percent. That is, according to the state Department of Education, only 37 of every 100 students who entered high school in 2009, and stayed long enough to graduate, learned enough by last June to do college-level academic work — or to enter the workforce in any meaningful way. And in New York City, the ratio was one in four. So let’s cut to the chase: If 75 percent of New York high-school seniors get diplomas, but only 37 percent are academically or economically functional ... Per-student spending — just...
  • Why college graduates are too broke to launch their lives

    06/24/2014 5:59:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/24/2014 | By Gregory Bresiger
    Life’s traditional milestones of marriage, home and children do not hold any currency for today’s millennials due to lack of cash. Many young adults, facing a difficult job market, suffer from a failure to launch their lives and leave the safety of the family home. Many must continue to rely in some part on parents for financial support, according to the findings of a new survey. “The majority of young adults are struggling to achieve financial security in their transition from college to adulthood,” according to the Arizona Pathways to Life Success for University Students (APLUS). It is an annual...
  • More Adult Californians Moving in with Parents

    05/21/2014 7:16:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 May 2014 | William Bigelow
    More and more adult Californians are living with their parents, according to a study by UCLA and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development. The study found that 2.3 million adult Californians were still residing in their parents’ homes in 2011, compared to 1.8 million adults before the recession. ... the percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds living with their parents rose to 19% in 2012, when it had been 12% from 1990 through 2005.
  • Giant Mysterious Spiral Takes Over the Skies of Norway

    12/09/2009 10:49:42 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 116 replies · 5,985+ views ^ | 12/09/09 | Jesus Diaz
    People are freaking out all over Norway because of what you are seeing here. According to Norwegian news outlets, the spooky giant spiral was seen, photographed, and recorded on video from all over the country. Updated with video. Could it all be a hoax? Maybe it's a massive joke, but all kinds of Norwegian news sites are reporting on it. According to NKR—Norway's national TV channel—it could be related to a rocket fired from a Russian submarine in the White Sea. The Russians are denying any part on it at this at the moment. Nick Banbury, a witness located...
  • What Empty Nest? Weak Economy Means Living at Home ( Failure to Launch )

    11/29/2012 3:42:21 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    nbc ^ | 29 Nov 2012
    You raise them, you educate them and you expect them to go out into the world. But they keep coming back. ... between 2007 and 2011 there was a steady increase in the percentage of adults living in someone else’s house – and that increase has mostly been driven by adult children moving in with mom and dad. In 2011, Census Bureau researchers found that 17.9 percent of people 18 and older, or 41.2 million people, lived in a house in which they weren’t the head of the household or that person’s spouse or significant other. That’s up from 16...
  • Should-community-colleges-cut-lingering-students

    01/24/2011 10:05:28 AM PST · by Grampa Dave · 17 replies
    California Watch Daily Report ^ | January 24, 2011 | | Erica Perez
    A proposal to cut off access to community college students who linger too long – loading up their transcripts with gym classes, poor grades and far more units than they need to transfer or graduate – has merit and should be explored, the system's chancellor says. A report [PDF] from the state legislative analyst last week recommended giving first-time students a higher priority for class registration, capping the number of taxpayer-subsidized units that students can take and limiting the number of times students can repeat certain courses on the state’s dime – moves that could save an estimated $235 million....
  • Dad shoots at computer, saying son spends too much time playing games

    04/25/2006 10:16:30 AM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 53 replies · 1,370+ views
    Tampa Bay 10 ^ | April 25, 2006
    Dad shoots at computer, saying son spends too much time playing games Dunedin, Florida - A Dunedin dad probably made his point about his son spending too much time on the computer. Pinellas Sheriff's deputies say he shot at the monitor as his son sat near-by. Forty-four-year-old Joseph Langenderfer was arrested Monday afternoon at his home on Frances Street. His 22-year-old son Tim called 911, saying he and his dad were arguing and his dad had just shot at him. The older Langenderfer reportedly told deputies he was mad that his son had not done the laundry and was spending...
  • What's wrong with our boys?

    04/03/2006 6:38:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 94 replies · 2,648+ views
    The romantic comedy "Failure to Launch," which opened as the No. 1 movie in the nation this month, has substantially exceeded pre-launch predictions, taking in more than $64 million in its first three weeks. Matthew McConaughey plays a young man who is affable, intelligent, good-looking — and completely unmotivated. He's still living at home and seems to have no ambitions beyond playing video games, hanging out with his buddies (two young men who are also still living with their parents) and having sex. In desperation, his parents hire a professional motivation consultant, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, who pretends to...
  • What's Happening to Boys? [WaPo op-ed column]

    03/31/2006 4:35:06 AM PST · by Timeout · 194 replies · 3,519+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3/30/06 | Leonard Sax
    What's Happening to Boys? The romantic comedy "Failure to Launch," which opened as the No. 1 movie in the nation this month, has substantially exceeded pre-launch predictions, taking in more than $64 million in its first three weeks. [snip]...a young man who is affable, intelligent, good-looking -- and completely unmotivated. He's still living at home and seems to have no ambitions beyond playing video games, hanging out with his buddies (two young men who are also still living with their parents) and having sex.[snip]...According to the Census Bureau, fully one-third of young men ages 22 to 34 are still living...