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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
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | 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
    LifeNews.com ^ | 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. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat6111.html
  • 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
    LifeNews.com ^ | 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. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5914.html
  • 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
    www.catholicnewsagency.com 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
    http://www.collinsreport.net ^ | 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...
  • Youngest voters spurn Obamacare

    11/24/2009 5:49:38 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 20 replies · 843+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 24, 2009 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    National polling done by John Zogby for the League of American Voters following a TV and Internet ad campaign in Arkansas, North Dakota and Maine found that 65 percent of the youngest voters are opposed to Obama’s healthcare initiative, compared to 55 percent opposition among senior citizens.
  • Can a Culture War Manifesto Reach a New Generation of Evangelicals and Catholics?

    11/20/2009 6:22:11 PM PST · by presidio9 · 14 replies · 720+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | November 20, 2009 | Dan Gilgoff
    A who's who of Christian right leaders, including Chuck Colson and Tony Perkins, have partnered with a handful of more moderate religious voices, including National Association of Evangelicals President Leith Anderson and New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, to release a document that reasserts the primacy of three culture war issues for Christians in the public square: abortion, marriage, and religious liberties. A handful of those who signed the document, called "The Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience," gathered today at the National Press Club for the launch event. The declaration reads like a throwback to the culture wars of...
  • Carrie Prejean, Sexting and a Lost Generation

    11/17/2009 5:02:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies · 1,577+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2009 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Carrie Prejean is, in many ways, representative of today's young women. Her generation is "star struck", into all-things Hollywood, and programmed to use their bodies and sexual power to get ahead. In other ways, Carrie is remarkably different from her peers: She is "coming of age" in front of the entire world, with an army of enemies determined to seize upon her every error in order to destroy her. Young, beautiful "stars" are not allowed to challenge the status-quo and speak their own minds. If you want the fame and fortune that Tinseltown offers, you must play their game. Or...
  • Generation X finds itself restless in recession (cry babies)

    11/16/2009 6:11:30 PM PST · by llevrok · 78 replies · 1,581+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 11/16/09 | MORRY GASH
    CHICAGO – They’re antsy and edgy, tired of waiting for promotion opportunities at work as their elders put off retirement. A good number of them are just waiting for the economy to pick up so they can hop to the next job, find something more fulfilling and get what they think they deserve. Oh, and they want work-life balance too. Sounds like Gen Y, the so-called “entitlement generation,” right? Not necessarily, say people who track the generations. In these hard times, they’re also hearing strong rumblings of discontent from Generation X. They’re the 32- to 44-year-olds who are wedged between...
  • Recession Intensifies GenX Discontent At Work

    11/15/2009 4:55:08 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 47 replies · 2,175+ views
    WSMV Nashville, TN. ^ | 11/15/2009 | WSMV
    CHICAGO -- They're antsy and edgy, tired of waiting for promotion opportunities at work as their elders put off retirement. A good number of them are just waiting for the economy to pick up so they can hop to the next job, find something more fulfilling and get what they think they deserve. Oh, and they want work-life balance, too. Sounds like Gen Y, the so-called "entitlement generation," right? Not necessarily, say people who track the generations. In these hard times, they're also hearing strong rumblings of discontent from Generation X. They're the 32- to 44-year-olds who are wedged between...
  • The Brokest Generation

    11/15/2009 2:03:59 PM PST · by Delacon · 62 replies · 3,227+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 14, 2009 | Mark Steyn
    Our kids are the ultimate credit market, and the rest of us are all pre-approved! By Mark Steyn Just between you, me, and the old, the late middle-aged, and the early middle-aged: Isn’t it terrific to be able to stick it to the young? I mean, imagine how bad all this economic-type stuff would be if our kids and grandkids hadn’t offered to pick up the tab. Well, okay, they didn’t exactly “offer” but they did stand around behind Barack Obama at all those campaign rallies helping him look dynamic and telegenic and earnestly chanting hopey-hopey-changey-changey. And “Yes, we can!”...
  • Romney to speak at Reagan Ranch (wants to "harness" conservatives)

    11/10/2009 3:27:09 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 89 replies · 2,183+ views
    Mitt Romney is heading to Reagan country. The former Massachusetts governor is scheduled to speak this Friday to the Young America's Foundation at the Ronald Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California. Romney is expected to be the dinner banquet speaker for the foundation's West Coast Leadership Conference, which consists of young conservatives from 44 colleges and universities across 12 states. "Young people provide much of the energy in the conservative movement, and if we are going to be successful as a party we need to harness that energy and put it work on behalf of the principles we all...
  • ObamaCare: A Bad Deal for Young Adults (Rates double for 18-29 group)

    11/08/2009 9:18:16 AM PST · by listenhillary · 55 replies · 1,663+ views
    CATO ^ | November 5, 2009 | Aaron Yelowitz
    One of the most interesting questions about the health care overhaul now moving through Congress is how it would affect young adults. That legislation would force most or all Americans to purchase health insurance (an "individual mandate") and would impose price controls on health insurance ("community rating") that would limit insurers' ability to offer lower premiums to low-risk enrollees. Those provisions would drive premiums down for 55-year-olds but would drive them up for 25-year-olds—who are then implicitly subsidizing older adults. According to the Urban Institute, many young people could see their premiums double, whereas premiums for older adults could be...
  • Helicopter Parents: Are You Hovering Over the Workplace?

    10/25/2009 2:54:07 PM PDT · by paltz · 86 replies · 1,692+ views
    Fast Company ^ | Tue May 27, 2008 at 7:16 AM | BEA FIELDS
    It’s that time of year. College seniors from around the world are graduating, and they are hitting the career world looking for a job. And the interesting thing is that most are not doing it alone. Many parents are by their Gen Y’s side and not just for support and to be a sounding board. If you are a helicopter parent who is hovering over your adult child’s job hunt and interview process, you may be hurting your child’s professional development and their chances to land the job. Helicopter parents have not only been bombarding college campuses, they are now...
  • Obama Plummets Among Youth Over Jobs

    10/15/2009 12:35:39 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 52 replies · 2,938+ views
    newmajority.com ^ | October 15th, 2009 | Rachel Hoff
    The love affair between Barack Obama and young Americans may be on the rocks. Recently released figures from the Department of Labor reveal staggeringly high joblessness numbers among America’s youth. Indeed, 53.4 percent of young Americans are without a job – a post-World War II high. With over half of 16-24 year olds jobless, even after stimulus package after stimulus package supposedly meant to create jobs, one has to wonder how Barack Obama’s approval ratings are doing among his strongest supporters. Unsurprisingly, the answer is “worse.” According to Gallup, approval of President Obama among young adults aged 18 to 29...
  • Bill extends 'kid' coverage to age 27 (Health Insurance)

    10/14/2009 10:40:07 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 38 replies · 3,215+ views
    Bill extends 'kid' coverage to age 27 Wednesday, October 14, 2009 3:07 AM WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House health-care-overhaul bill now being finalized would allow young adults to stay on their parents' health insurance policies until they're 27. Most insurance plans let kids remain on their parents' policies while they're in college. Pelosi said the provision in the House bill would help those who are out of school, looking for work or are part-time employees. The provision is based on Rep. Kathy Dahlkemper's legislation. Dahlkemper said 31 percent of people ages 19 to 29 don't...
  • 26 Year Old Conservative on the verge of pulling the biggest upset in the history of Santa Barbara

    10/13/2009 8:57:45 AM PDT · by Zevonismymuse · 62 replies · 3,356+ views
    Daily Sound ^ | October 13, 2009 | Josh Molina
    When Justin Tevis recently met with the Santa Barbara Police Officers Association to seek the union’s endorsement, he thought the meeting would be about ways to solve the city’s crime and gang violence problems. Instead, he was immediately handed a document with a pay scale showing how much Santa Barbara police officers made in comparison to similar-sized cities. He was stunned. In fact, reforming public employee salaries and pensions is among the top things on Tevis’ list of reforms if elected to the Santa Barbara City Council. “These are huge lobbying groups,” Tevis said. “These are huge power groups.” Tevis...
  • Recession Creating A Lost Generation [Unemployment Among 16-24 year olds At 18%]

    10/11/2009 10:38:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 58 replies · 2,229+ views
    Recession Creating A Lost Generation High unemployment is damaging the future for America’s youth Dan Schmitz, 25, a University of Wisconsin grad, hasn't had a job in months. [Pic in URL] By Peter Coy Oct . 11, 2009 Bright, eager — and unwanted. While unemployment is ravaging just about every part of the global workforce, the most enduring harm is being done to young people who can't grab onto the first rung of the career ladder. Affected are a range of young people, from high school dropouts to college grads to newly minted lawyers and MBAs across the developed world...
  • Evangelical Movement at 'Head-Snapping' Moment, Says Scholar

    10/11/2009 6:33:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 1,730+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 10/10/2009 | Michael Vu
    LANDOVER, Md. – The evangelical movement is at a “head-snapping” generational change with younger evangelicals “revolting” against the tone of the Christian Right, says a prominent religious scholar. Across the nation, young evangelicals are naming Rick Warren or Bono as their role model for social engagement, rather than a Christian Right leader, says Michael Gerson, senior research fellow in the Center on Faith & International Affairs at the Institute for Global Engagement. Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forrest, Calif., is known for mobilizing evangelical churches in the battle against HIV/AID in Africa, while U2 frontman Bono is one...
  • The Lost Generation

    10/11/2009 3:13:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies · 1,326+ views
    Business Week ^ | 10/09/09 | Peter Coy
    The Lost Generation The continuing job crisis is hitting young people especially hard—damaging both their future and the economy By Peter Coy Bright, eager—and unwanted. While unemployment is ravaging just about every part of the global workforce, the most enduring harm is being done to young people who can't grab onto the first rung of the career ladder. Affected are a range of young people, from high school dropouts, to college grads, to newly minted lawyers and MBAs across the developed world from Britain to Japan. One indication: In the U.S., the unemployment rate for 16- to 24-year-olds has climbed...
  • The Lost Generation (The continuing job crisis is damaging the future of our young people)

    10/10/2009 4:12:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 182 replies · 3,660+ views
    Business Week ^ | 10/9/2009 | Peter Coy
    Bright, eager—and unwanted. While unemployment is ravaging just about every part of the global workforce, the most enduring harm is being done to young people who can't grab onto the first rung of the career ladder. Affected are a range of young people, from high school dropouts, to college grads, newly minted lawyers and MBAs across the developed world from Britain to Japan. One indication: In the U.S., the unemployment rate for 16- to 24-year-olds climbed to more than 18%, from 13% a year ago. For people just starting their careers, the damage may be deep, long-lasting, potentially creating a...
  • Religious illiteracy alarms educators

    10/03/2009 7:17:20 AM PDT · by Clive · 18 replies · 1,092+ views
    National Post ^ | 2009-10-03 | Graeme Hamilton
    MONTREAL -- Half of American high-school seniors surveyed recently thought Sodom and Gomorrah were a married couple. A McGill University professor's reference to the patience of Job drew blank stares from students in his religion course. An art history teacher in France found children were mystified by the "strange bird" (a dove representing the Holy Ghost) common in Renaissance paintings. Until recently, such confusion was little more than fodder for faculty-room jokes, evidence of the increasing secularism of Western societies. But educators attending a conference at McGill University yesterday heard there is growing recognition in Europe and North America that...
  • College Graduates Hit Hard During Recession

    10/03/2009 6:36:45 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 26 replies · 1,893+ views
    JSOnline ^ | October 2, 2009 | Joel Dresang
    Amid worse-than-expected job losses and an unemployment rate that hit 9.8% last month, new Labor Department data Friday showed the 21-month recession is taking a greater toll on college graduates than high school dropouts. You're still far more likely to be employed with a bachelor's degree than if you're a high school dropout. But in a telling sign of the breadth of the recession, the latest data also indicate that the numbers of unemployed jobseekers are growing fastest among Americans with higher education. Since the recession began in December 2007, the number of unemployed school dropouts, 25 and older, rose...
  • Top 10 grad magnet cities

    09/30/2009 9:05:21 PM PDT · by Saije · 19 replies · 1,269+ views
    WFIE ^ | 9/30/2009 | Sarah Harlan
    Younger Americans just starting out in their careers have always been willing to relocate, but with unemployment high and jobs hard to come by, this mobile generation has become more cautious about making just any move. As a result, cities with staying power and emerging industries may benefit the most once the recession lifts. Leading the list and sharing the number one spot are Washington D.C and Seattle. They're cities with long histories of government jobs and related industries. A Wall Street Journal panel ranked the cities based on job possibilities, affordability and quality of life. One big change, panelists...
  • Unemployment Rate Among Young Explodes to Over 52%

    09/29/2009 1:40:46 PM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 22 replies · 1,878+ views
    The Tusk ^ | 09292009 | R Hargraves
    Last year the media did not mince words in their race to announce that young voters were flocking to Obama. In fact, a google search I conducted while doing research for this entry yielded 210,000 results for the very specific search phrase "young voters flock to Obama". The link provided is to the first one on the list. It was hardly surprising after young people's ridiculous choice at the polls in 2006, when they helped usher in a new era of governmental horrors by voting in droves for Democrats thus handing them control of Congress. Back in 2007 the new...
  • The dead end kids (Effects of raising minimum wage, 52.2% unemployment)

    09/27/2009 7:19:56 AM PDT · by Crazieman · 30 replies · 2,601+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 9/27/09 | RICHARD WILNER
    The unemployment rate for young Americans has exploded to 52.2 percent -- a post-World War II high, according to the Labor Dept. -- meaning millions of Americans are staring at the likelihood that their lifetime earning potential will be diminished and, combined with the predicted slow economic recovery, their transition into productive members of society could be put on hold for an extended period of time. And worse, without a clear economic recovery plan aimed at creating entry-level jobs, the odds of many of these young adults -- aged 16 to 24, excluding students -- getting a job and moving...
  • The Dead End Kids ["unemployment Rate For Young Americans Has Exploded To 52.2 PerCent]

    09/27/2009 11:30:39 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies · 1,619+ views
    NYPost ^ | September 27, 2009
    The Dead End Kids Young, unemployed and facing tough future By RICHARD WILNER September 27, 2009 The unemployment rate for young Americans has exploded to 52.2 percent -- a post-World War II high, according to the Labor Dept. -- meaning millions of Americans are staring at the likelihood that their lifetime earning potential will be diminished and, combined with the predicted slow economic recovery, their transition into productive members of society could be put on hold for an extended period of time. And worse, without a clear economic recovery plan aimed at creating entry-level jobs, the odds of many of...
  • The dead end kids : Young, unemployed and facing tough future

    09/27/2009 7:20:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 90 replies · 2,909+ views
    NEW YORK POST ^ | September 27, 2009 | RICHARD WILNER
    The unemployment rate for young Americans has exploded to 52.2 percent -- a post-World War II high, according to the Labor Dept. -- meaning millions of Americans are staring at the likelihood that their lifetime earning potential will be diminished and, combined with the predicted slow economic recovery, their transition into productive members of society could be put on hold for an extended period of time. And worse, without a clear economic recovery plan aimed at creating entry-level jobs, the odds of many of these young adults -- aged 16 to 24, excluding students -- getting a job and moving...
  • Does Church Need Change?

    09/27/2009 8:43:49 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 11 replies · 868+ views
    ANSWERS Magazine ^ | September 27, 2009 | Dr. R Albert Mohler Jr.
    Mike Matthews, editor of Answers magazine, spoke with Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, about one of the most pressing questions in the church today: “With so many children leaving the church by their twenties, what are we doing wrong, and what solutions can the church and parents implement?”...
  • ACORN and Their Allies on the Left Lambaste Giles and O’Keefe’s Politics and Faith

    09/27/2009 5:07:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 894+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 26, 2009 | Dough Giles
    Let me see if I have this right: ACORN, in five locations coast-to-coast are on tape counseling tax fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and the coup de grace, how to set up a whorehouse for 12 to 15-year-old El Salvadoran sex slaves, and now ACORN and the Left are POed about it being exposed without ACORN’s consent?! What else ticks the Left off about ACORN being uncovered assisting in some of the worst kind of scandalous scat known to mankind? Well, if you Google around you’ll find the “progressives” are peeved not because ACORN had the spotlight bare down on...
  • New study examines 34 million American adults with no religion

    09/22/2009 5:18:24 AM PDT · by iowamark · 35 replies · 1,058+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 09/22/2009 | CNA
    Hartford, Conn. - A new study of the 34 million American adults who do not identify with any particular religious group finds that they now largely mirror the wider population in other aspects. However, the group tends to be young, male, politically independent and of Irish ancestry. The number of “Nones” grew greatly in the 1990s. In 1990 they made up 8.2 percent of the population and grew to 14.2 percent by 2001. In 2008 they made up 15 percent. The Nones were the only group to have increased in every state and region of the country during the past...
  • The enemy revealed (why Christianity is losing the younger generation—and what to do about it)

    09/24/2009 8:37:40 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 320 replies · 4,879+ views
    CMI ^ | September 24, 2009 | Calvin Smith
    We are losing our children! Research indicates that 70% of teens who are involved in a church youth group will stop attending church … [1] Similar statements from Christian leaders aren’t new, but many still can’t seem to identify the root cause of the problem. However, most front-line evangelists in the Western world have reached a consensus. The following quote is from a person who shares his faith more times in a month than most Christians ever will in their lives...
  • Young Muslims use punk to loosen their religion

    09/20/2009 1:59:24 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 40 replies · 1,771+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 20, 2009 | Kate Shellnutt (!!!)
    Second-generation Americans have found a new way to show their faith, through noisy rock music that reflects their beliefs and considers their questions of identity The notion of Muslims playing punk rock may seem like incongruous cultures -- profanity-laden lyrics following the religion's traditional greeting ("Salaam aleikum"), melodic Middle Eastern strumming punctuates noisy guitar feedback, purple and red mohawks and Arabic-scripted tattoos. But for the second-generation Americans leading this contemporary cultural movement, Muslim punk isn't just an irreverent juxtaposition. "It makes sense," said 23-year-old Marwan Kamel, a Syrian-American and the lead guitarist for Al-Thawra, an experimental punk band whose name...
  • Has the Church lost our young?

    09/18/2009 11:48:45 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 47 replies · 1,069+ views
    The Pilot ^ | 9/18/2009 | Kevin and Marilyn Ryan
    In parishes all over our archdiocese and the nation, a new season of religious education is beginning. Thousands of adult Catholics have volunteered that time and energy to instruct our children and teenagers what it means to be a follower of Christ. Catholic parents, committed to our faith, are delivering their children to after Mass or evening classes. However, despite the good intentions of teachers and parents, a stark question looms: Is it working? Are our current efforts to past on our faith to the next generation of Catholics bearing fruit? Recent history strongly suggests the faith of Catholics has...
  • Washington, D.C. Favorite Area For Wealthy Young [Highest Percentage:25-34 Year-Olds @ $100,000]

    09/16/2009 8:38:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 23 replies · 1,089+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 16, 2009
    Washington, D.C. Favorite Area For Wealthy Young By Patricia Reaney – Sep 16 NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) – Washington, D.C. has become the favorite area for wealthy young adults, with the nation's highest percentage of 25-34 year-olds making more than $100,000 a year, according to a new analysis. Sixteen of the top 50 counties in the United States with the highest share of wealthy young people are in the Washington, D.C. area. Loudoun county, which is part of the Washington metropolitan area, has 10 percent, or 10,327 young adults, making more than six figures -- more than San Francisco and...