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  • The End of Empathy

    06/01/2010 12:54:20 PM PDT · by Flying Circus · 38 replies · 719+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/1/2010 | Dr Keith Ablow
    A University of Michigan Study of nearly 14,000 college students has found that they have less empathy than college students did during the 1980s or 1990s. In fact, today’s college students scored about 40 percent lower in empathy than their counterparts did 20 or 30 years ago. Empathy is one of the most valuable psychological resources we have. It allows us to resonate with and respond to the suffering of others. It also allows us to care deeply about the fates of those we love, including our spouses and children. When empathy is destroyed, people are free (in a terrible...
  • US youngsters are too fat to fight, warn generals

    05/01/2010 3:13:49 PM PDT · by traumer · 49 replies · 4,028+ views
    Rising rates of obesity among young Americans could undermine the future of the US military, two retired generals have warned. More than a quarter of young Americans are now too fat to fight, they said. Writing in the Washington Post, the ex-commanders said the fat crisis ruled out more potential military service recruits than any other medical factor. They want Congress to introduce laws to give US children better nutrition in schools, with less sugar, salt and fat. John Shalikashvili and Hugh Shelton, both former chairmen of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote: "Obesity rates threaten the overall health...
  • Most Young People Are 'Lost' (Millenials" – those born between 1980 and 1991)

    04/27/2010 4:45:03 PM PDT · by TaraP · 21 replies · 887+ views
    Christian Post ^ | April 27th, 2010
    Though a majority of teens and young adults identify as Christian, a new study suggests that only 15 percent of them have personal relationships with Christ and are deeply committed.... Most American "Millenials" – those born between 1980 and 1991 – don't pray regularly. Few read their Bibles or other religious texts, and many don't attend church on a weekly basis, according to a LifeWay Research study. "[W]e cannot forget the vast majority of lost young people in this generation. Our hearts should be broken with this reality," said Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources. "We should be convicted...
  • U.S. Military: Obesity is a matter of national security

    04/25/2010 12:48:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 622+ views
    star ledger ^ | April 25, 2010 | Bob Considine
    Today Vasti Cedeno will leave for Fort Jackson, S.C., to start nine weeks of Army boot camp. When two of her mentors were killed while serving in Afghanistan, she decided her "life’s mission" was to join the Army. But even with her mind made up, her body kept her down. Cedeno weighed nearly 275 pounds. "I was too ashamed to go into the recruiter’s office," she said. Cedeno turned it around. Through diet and exercise, the Emerson resident dropped 112 pounds in a year, and she figures to lose more if Fort Jackson combat training stays true to reputation. Military...
  • Job seeker, 21, kills herself after she was rejected for 200 jobs (UK)

    04/24/2010 1:55:37 AM PDT · by jerry557 · 25 replies · 1,211+ views ^ | 04/23/10 | James Tozer
    A bright 21-year-old killed herself after more than 200 unsuccessful job applications. Vicky Harrison had dreamed of a career as a teacher or a television producer, but gave up hope for the future, her family said yesterday. A day after her latest rejection, and on the eve of her fortnightly trip to sign on, she wrote heartbreaking notes to her parents and boyfriend saying 'I don't want to be me any more' and took a huge drug overdose. Her death last month tragically highlights the human cost of the highest level of joblessness since the mid-1990s. Rising youth unemployment has...
  • Older workers keeping young adults out of jobs

    04/07/2010 10:18:45 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 102 replies · 1,924+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/7/10 | Lucia Mutikani
    Young adults in the United States are being squeezed out of the labor force as older workers either delay retirement or seek jobs to rebuild nest eggs destroyed by the recession, a study showed on Wednesday. The size of the labor force fell 6.3 percent for young workers, but increased 8.5 percent for workers 55 years and older between December 2007 and January 2010, according to the study by the Washington-based Economic Policy Institute (EPI).
  • 10 Things The ‘iPod Generation’ Will Never Experience…

    03/21/2010 5:35:25 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 101 replies · 13,604+ views
    Hey you kids! Get the hell off my lawn! With your gameboys and iPods and knife crime. You don’t know you’re born. Back in my day we’d walk seven miles to pick up a CD from our local record store. Uphill. Both ways. The guy there would look down at us from behind the counter and we’d feel small. And we LIKED IT… etc… But seriously, over the last few years, the way we consume music has changed beyond recognition. The so called ‘iPod generation’ (a horrible, if functional turn of phrase) get their musical kicks in ways – 10...
  • Gallup Polls: Younger Americans More Strongly Pro-Life on Abortion

    03/12/2010 9:57:23 AM PST · by julieee · 17 replies · 381+ views ^ | March 12, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Gallup Polls: Younger Americans More Strongly Pro-Life on Abortion Washington, DC -- The Gallup polling agency released an analysis today of its polling data going back to 1975 and it found that younger Americans are currently more strongly pro-life than middle-aged Americans. The polling results give the pro-life movement hope that public opinion will continue moving in the pro-life direction.
  • High Schoolers Look to Reagan for Cues at Upcoming Conservative Conference

    03/11/2010 7:54:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies · 244+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03/10/2010
    Some leading Republican groups are trying to guide a revival of conservative student activism in the "era of Obama" -- the latest push comes this Thursday at California's Reagan Ranch Center, where dozens of high school students who caught the conservative bug will converge to get inspired, get organized and get active. Republican students may finally be building a clique to be reckoned with, as the Young America's Foundation hosts a national conference this week for conservative youth at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, Calif. The group will use the forum to unfurl its latest list of the...
  • Will Millennials leave US to avoid becoming the 'chump' generation? (the Republicrat legacy!)

    03/10/2010 1:10:21 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 161 replies · 2,410+ views
    If Millennials realize they're going to have to pay the fiscal price for baby boomers' sins, they might choose to leave the US for more financially friendly locations. BY TIM KANE What if they had a fiscal crisis, and nobody came? What if the chump generation figures out the Ponzi scheme? Bob Samuelson thinks the fallout will be political: ... As baby boomers retire, higher federal spending on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid may boost Millennials' taxes and squeeze other government programs. It will be harder to start and raise families. Millennials [ages 30 and younger] could become the chump...
  • Will Millennials become the chump generation?

    03/09/2010 2:52:02 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 40 replies · 232+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 8, 2010 | Robert J. Samuelson
    The "generation gap" endures as a staple of American political and social analysis. The notion that the special circumstances and experiences of each succeeding cohort imbue it with different perceptions, beliefs and values seems intuitively reasonable and appealing. It's also flattering. In a mass-market culture, belonging to a distinct subgroup, even if it numbers many millions, contributes to a sense of identity. In a 1969 Gallup poll, 74 percent of Americans believed in the generation gap. A poll last year found that 79 percent now do. Between then and now, of course, generations have shifted. Then, it was baby boomers...
  • More young adults moving back in with parents

    03/02/2010 12:41:19 AM PST · by jerry557 · 43 replies · 1,291+ views
    Northwest Herald ^ | 02/28/10 | Diana Sroka
    Scott Letzter thought when he moved away to college that he had left his childhood home for good. His plan was to graduate, launch his career and live on his own. But at 24, Letzter is living at his parents’ house in Johnsburg, still sleeping in the bedroom he had as a child. “I thought I would have more of a steady job, something that gets me on the right path to what I would call a career,” Letzter said. “I don’t really feel like there’s any job security.” Letzter is part of a growing demographic called Boomerang Kids, adults...
  • Youth Still Inspired By Obama But Impatient For Change (Where's My Handout, Dude Alert)

    02/03/2010 3:53:59 PM PST · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 602+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 2/03/2010 | Kevin Simpson
    At 18, Ben Taber soaked up the stadium-size vibe of Barack Obama's nomination with a sense of wonder as he joined an unprecedented wave of young voters that would help carry their candidate to the White House. By the time he turned 20 this week, that emotional and philosophical bond with the president had been tempered by a steep learning curve about governance, and a stern reality check about the scope and pace of hope and change. "For the most part, the general tenor of this administration is something I like," says Taber, who worked as a U.S. Senate intern...
  • Poll: Youngest Americans More Pro-Life on Abortion Than Baby Boomers

    01/22/2010 10:29:28 AM PST · by julieee · 24 replies · 565+ views ^ | January 22, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Poll: Youngest Americans More Pro-Life on Abortion Than Baby Boomers Washington, DC -- As hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans young and old participate in the March for Life in Washington today, a new poll finds most marchers will likely be from the millennial generation or Generation X. The most recent Marist survey finds them the most pro-life on abortion.
  • New survey shows youth becoming more pro-life

    01/21/2010 7:39:03 PM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies · 255+ views
    CatholicNewsAgency ^ | New Haven, Conn., Jan 21, 2010 New survey shows youth becoming more pro-life Young pro-lifers march in the 2009 March for Life New Haven, Conn., Jan 21, 2010 / 07:44 pm (CNA).- Just one day before the March for Life in Washington D.C. and the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a new survey shows that the number of Americans who say they are pro-life is continuing to grow. Members of the Millennial generation say abortion is “morally wrong” at a rate of 58 percent.The survey, which was conducted between December 2009 and January 2010, was co-sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Marists....
  • Why do so many people talk like that?

    12/31/2009 11:04:42 AM PST · by don-o · 310 replies · 5,508+ views
    Little House on Unaka | December 31, 2009 | don-o
    For some examples, tune in to Hannity's show in the afternoon and hear young (I assume) females who speak in some sort of Valley Girl / Munchkin combination of vocabulary and inflection. In the interest of equal treatment, many young males also exhibit poor communication skills; but poor in a different way. Many sound like remarkable apes who have learned rudimentary human speech. What is the cause of this loss of standard speech? This has been troubling me for quite some time. The last day of the year is a good time to get it out of my head and...
  • Drexel sophomore picked as College Entrepreneur of the Year

    12/19/2009 1:07:07 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies · 744+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/18/2009 | Mike Armstrong
    “Save your receipts” may be the rule in the workplace for getting reimbursed for expenses, but those slips of paper are just so much trash to a college student. That’s what Drexel University student Bradley Ericson pondered as he observed transactions at the checkout counter at campus dining halls. Students have a meal plan and tap it electronically by using their student identification card. But the cashier still hands over a printed piece of thermal paper. Soon after, that receipt winds up on the floor or counter. A freshman at Drexel’s LeBow College of Business in the fall of 2008,...
  • Job Market Worsens For Recent College Graduates [0 Received 67% Voters 18-29 Yr]

    12/14/2009 12:08:19 PM PST · by Steelfish · 48 replies · 1,634+ views
    LATimes ^ | December 14, 2009
    Job Market Worsens For Recent College Graduates Unemployment among young adults is worse than the U.S. average. Don Lee December 14, 2009 Reporting from Washington - The unemployment rate dropped last month for men and women, blacks and whites, lifting hopes that the long dry spell in the jobs market may be coming to an end. But for recent college graduates and other young adults, the labor situation didn't just remain dire -- it got worse. For 20- to 24-year-olds, the jobless rate rose four-tenths of a percent to 16% in November, even as unemployment nationally slipped to 10% from...
  • Why Johnny Can't Work

    12/12/2009 6:17:08 AM PST · by brucek43 · 36 replies · 1,408+ views ^ | 12/12/09 | bruce karlson
    It truly amazes me that so many are slack jawed when considering the dismal state of “youth” (under twenty four!!) unemployment. First of all, many readers of this had actually done things, created an income stream, and no longer considered themselves to be “youths” after the age of eighteen. At nineteen, by example, I was responsible for all radar and radio equipment on a destroyer and had 5 other Electronic Techs under me. I had caddied, delivered newspapers, bussed tables, etc. before joining the Navy. When I was discharged, I had to find a way to finance college and did,...
  • Goodbye jobs, hello mom and dad, say young adults

    11/24/2009 12:04:27 AM PST · by jerry557 · 38 replies · 1,705+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/24/2009 | Hope Yen
    WASHINGTON – Faced with limited job options, many young adults are turning to an old standby to weather the recession: moving back in with mom and dad. Nearly 1 in 7 parents with grown children say they had a "boomerang kid" move back home in the past year, according to a study being released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. In a turnabout in the rite of passage in which a college graduate finds a job and an apartment, many are returning to their parents' empty nests because of tight finances or as they pursue an advanced degree. "The journey...