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  • (Teen-Aged) Thieves Attempt Carjacking, But Can’t Get Away In A Stick Shift

    06/24/2014 8:08:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Q13Fox.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Tina Patel
    Thieves attempt carjacking, but can’t get away in a stick shift SEATTLE – A 70 year old woman is stopped by three young men with a gun right outside her Seattle home. They got her keys, but they didn’t get away with her car. That’s because when the would-be thieves got in Nancy Fredrickson’s car, they discovered it was a stick shift. None of them knew how to drive a manual, so they ended up ditching the car and running away. Nancy Fredrickson had just returned home yesterday afternoon, after buying some things at a garage sale. She was getting...
  • Fewer college grads will have jobs lined up this year: Still a bleak job market

    05/12/2014 6:32:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/12/2014 | By Jonathon Trugman
    It’s “Pomp and Circumstance” time for 1.6 million US college graduates. While members of the class of 2014 have some cause to celebrate, they also know they are a few short months away from starting to pay down their share of the $1 trillion-plus student-loan debt. The most shocking number of all is that only 17 percent of these soon-to-be grads have a job lined up, according to AfterCollege Inc., which crunches these numbers and also tries to help match employers with recent graduates. Despite our being a year further along on the road to economic recovery, this year’s 17...
  • Desperate for work, college grads become nannies

    05/04/2014 4:16:13 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 3, 2014 | Samantha Melamed
    Parents have more options as overeducated young people turn to baby-sitting. Ashley Newhall of Philadelphia has a law degree and a master's in agricultural law, and she passed the bar in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. These days, she's working with some extremely demanding and exacting clients. Most of them are less than 3 years old. Newhall's primary income source for the past few years has been baby-sitting. Parents, said Newhall, are "blown away. They're like, 'Oh my gosh! You're the most overeducated nanny I've ever had.' " But jobs are scarce, and all that education came with six-figure debt for...
  • Obama: "Most young Americans right now, they’re not covered" by health insurance [FALSE]

    03/16/2014 6:25:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Politifact ^ | March 11, 2014
    "............Our ruling Obama said, "Most young Americans right now, they’re not covered" by health insurance. That’s wrong -- only about a quarter of Americans between 18 and 24 and between 25 and 34 are considered uninsured. We rate his claim False.
  • Deloitte Study Shows That Money, Not Ideology Is The Biggest Obstacle To Car Ownership

    01/17/2014 1:57:48 PM PST · by nascarnation · 32 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | Jan 17, 2014 | Derek Kreindler
    One of the main criticisms of Generation Why is the lack of hard data to support this column’s ongoing thesis: that the lack of interest in car ownership among millenials is related to economics, rather than any sort of anti-car/pro-environment/pro-urban ideological shift among young people. Now, a key study from Deloitte confirms our initial hunch: young people want cars, but cannot afford them, and the notion of a car-free future, with walking, cycling and transit replacing the automobile (whether privately owned or shared via a service like Zipcar) is an unrealistic fantasy that somehow continues to have currency. Deloitte’s annual...
  • The Millenial Boomerang

    12/31/2013 3:30:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2013 | Charlie Kirk
    A lot has been made recently of the "Pajama Boy" advertisements released by Obama's former campaign arm, “Organizing for Action”. Upon viewing the image I immediately mocked it and made fun of it. However, upon further reflection I soon realized that young people are quite literally living in a "pajama economy." We are experiencing hard economic realities where the new norm is sitting at home with our parents drinking hot chocolate and wearing pajamas well into the afternoon. Job prospects are so bad for recent graduates, and for young people in general, that we can aptly coin the term...
  • Millennials Finally Turn Against Obama, Want Recall

    12/16/2013 11:54:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    A majority of 18-to-24-year-olds now say they would recall Obama as president if they could. It is finally happening; young people who overwhelmingly supported Obama are now turning away from him in droves. The hope and change he promised never materialized, instead replaced with deteriorating conditions. A new poll from Harvard University’s Institute of Politics found that Millennial approval of Obama has dipped to the lowest ever, at 41 percent. Their dissatisfaction with Obama now mirrors the rest of the country. Similarly, 56 percent of Americans aged 18 to 29 disapprove of Obamacare, compared to only 39 percent who support...
  • Haircut Deficit: Kids Living in Basements a Drag on U.S. Services Spending

    12/16/2013 12:03:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    The recession ended in mid-2009. Since then spending on services has lagged spending on durable goods by a huge margin. Why? A record number of Millennials, adults aged 18 to 32, put off household formation and stay at home to live with parents. Why? No job and/or huge college debt with no way to pay it back. The jobless rate for Americans aged 18 to 19 years old stood at 19.2%. Unemployment among 20- to 24-year-olds is 11.6 percent. In contrast, the overall unemployment rate is 7%. Kids Living in Basements a Drag on U.S. Services Spending
  • WATCH: Rap video spoofing President Obama urges young people to enroll in Obamacare

    12/12/2013 4:10:49 PM PST · by ConservativeInPA · 9 replies
    Check out this Alphacat video from Covered California spoofing the song “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and post your thoughts in the comments. The video is part of the White House’s new celebrity PR push to get young people to enroll in Obamacare. Do you think this video is effective or not?
  • Change: Obama Craters in New Harvard Poll of Young Americans

    12/04/2013 1:54:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2013 | Guy Benson
    In mid-November, a series of national surveys included tantalizing nuggets suggesting that Millennials -- America's youngest voters -- were turning against the man they'd overwhelmingly supported for president twice. Young people were especially unforgiving on questions about Barack Obama's honesty and trustworthiness, a dramatic turn of events. But that data was derived from relatively small sub-samples of broader polls. Would a coast-to-coast survey of exclusively 18-to-29 year olds confirm or belie those apparent trends? We have our answer, courtesy of a new poll commissioned by Harvard University's Institute of Politics: Young Americans are turning against Barack Obama and Obamacare, according...
  • This wasn’t supposed to happen — young people now hate Obamacare, are becoming less Democratic

    12/04/2013 10:52:34 AM PST · by The Old Hoosier · 45 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 12/4/13 | David Freddoso
    We keep hearing about what I like to call the Holy Grail theory of demographic change. This is the argument that the future is inevitably Democratic because Republicans aren’t just losing young people — they are structurally unable to win them, and will become more so over time. But what if this Holy Grail never appears? I don’t have any solid, irrefutable evidence that it’s happening, but Harvard’s Institute of Politics has just come out with a new survey of Millennials — whom they define as those aged 18 to 29 today — and its findings don’t provide a lot...
  • Gallup: Young voters not engaged on ObamaCare

    12/03/2013 2:20:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    If there’s one thing that feeds the ObamaCare beast, it’s young, healthy consumers — the same people who voted and worked to put Barack Obama in the White House twice. In order for the system to work, insurers need to get them into the system, paying exorbitant premiums for services they will likely never use, in order to keep prices down for older, less healthy Americans who not coincidentally tend to be more politically engaged. Gallup inadvertently tested that hypothesis and proved it its latest survey: Americans younger than 30, a key group targeted by the Affordable Care Act, continue...
  • Large differences in “hookup culture” between Catholic/Secular college students and Evangelical ones

    11/27/2013 5:57:51 AM PST · by Gamecock · 82 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 27 November 2013 | Troy Gibson
    Dr. Donna Freitas, perhaps the nation’s leading expert on university hookup culture, has being doing research among college students and on college campuses regarding sex, the hookup culture, and student religiosity for several years.  She has produced many scholarly publications and studies.  One consistent finding she has observed is that evangelical college students are significantly less likely to hookup than any of their counterparts (Catholic or secular).  Why?  An excerpt from an interview: The attitudes toward sexuality on evangelical campuses were remarkably different from everywhere else. Everyone is struggling with sex, but they do it in very different ways.It’s impossible on...
  • For Millennials The Patriotic Response to Obamacare is to Rip America Off

    11/14/2013 5:49:20 PM PST · by mystery-ak · 3 replies
    The Briefing Room ^ | Nov. 14, 2013 | By Victor J. Massad (massadvj)
    Instead of “I told you so” I see an opportunity to open some Millennial minds to a more sensible way of thinking. I see evidence in recent polling that the Obamacare fiasco is causing Millennials to question liberal dogma. Putting one’s faith in a messiah who turns out to be a cheap huckster will tend to do that. So why not use this as a “teachable moment” to coax young blood into a conservative movement that desperately needs it?
  • Regime Sells Obamacare to Millennials with Promise of Sex Without Consequences

    11/13/2013 11:50:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here we are on hump day, middle of the week. For those of you newly rendered part-time workers via Obama's health care plan, it used to be hump day, but now you don't even have a hump day. You're just screwed, and some of you may enjoy it. Have you seen these new Obama ads, speaking of being screwed? Have you seen the new Obamacare ads? They're promoting promiscuity. They're promoting it. They're targeting Millennials. Greetings, folks, great to have you here on the Rush Limbaugh program. The telephone number, 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. Let...
  • WashTimes's Miller Slams Sexist Pro-ObamaCare Ads Depicting Young Women as Sluts

    11/13/2013 2:36:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 58 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/12/13 | Ken Shepherd
    [Obamacare ad] shows a 20-something woman named “Susie” holding a packet of birth control pills with an open-mouth, wide smile. She is wearing a flesh-colored, low-cut, sleeveless top, tight skinny jeans and open-toed black heels. Susie is leaning against “Nate,” who is wearing an untucked shirt with the top four buttons undone to show his hairy chest. He has a smirk on his face and one hand in the pocket of his jeans. “OMG, he’s hot!,” Susie is shown saying. “Let’s hope he’s as easy to get as this birth control. My health insurance covers the pill, which means all...
  • Even Mayor Rob Ford needs insurance, bro.

    11/12/2013 3:11:53 PM PST · by absentee · 2 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/12/13 | Caleb Howe
    Even Mayor Rob Ford needs insurance, bro. (cc @Will_Antonin.) pic.twitter.com/v2HcOopCEX— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) November 12, 2013
  • The Superreal Reason New College Grads Can’t Get Hired

    11/12/2013 6:30:50 AM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 71 replies
    Demos ^ | 11-11-2013 | Matt Bruenig
    (snip) But no. The real reason? Young graduates don't have soft skills. A few years ago, they had a bunch of soft skills, but not anymore. White explains: Overwhelmingly, [employers] want candidates who are team players, problem solvers and can plan, organize and prioritize their work. Technical and computer-related know-how placed much further down the list. Jobs are going unfilled as a result, which hurts companies and employees. The annual global Talent Shortage Survey from ManpowerGroup finds that nearly 1 in 5 employers worldwide can’t fill positions because they can’t find people with soft skills. Specifically, companies say candidates are...
  • Young Americans Lose Health Care

    10/29/2013 12:58:02 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 29, 2013 | Alyssa Farah
    WASHINGTON, DC— Millions of Americans have received notifications from their insurance providers that their policies are being cancelled or altered due to the Affordable Care Act over the past four weeks. Reports on the number of cancellations nationwide vary and are still rolling in. Some project as many as 20 million will lose their current coverage under Obamacare. Young Americans for Liberty decided to look within its network of activists and supporters to see if they had been impacted. Sure enough, many had. YAL is currently collecting and posting images of insurance cancellation and alteration notices from within its network...
  • 55% of Adults Get Cash From Parents

    10/26/2013 9:23:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Express ^ | Fri, October 25, 2013
    One in two adults has received financial support from their parents, a new study shows.A report by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) has found that the "bank of mum and dad" is an essential source of welfare for people, particularly those on low incomes. Of 2,565 people of all ages polled, 55% (1,400) said they had received money, of whom almost half that number (52% or 628) earn less than Ł20,000. Almost one in four low earners (23%) said that without the money they would not have been able to survive. The 25-34 age group across all income levels had...
  • DC baby boom; white infants and toddlers biggest increase

    10/21/2013 11:35:05 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 7 replies
    MY Fox DC ^ | 10-21-2013
    There's been a baby boom in Washington, D.C. Census figures show the number of children younger than 5 has grown by almost twenty percent to 39,000 over the past 3 years. The number of children ages 5 to 13 rose 7 percent. The biggest increases came from white infants and toddlers, which are up 34 percent. The rise is largely being attributed to new parents in their 30's and early 40's. There were fewer kids 14 and older during that same time span, suggesting that some parents are moving out of the city when their children reach high school.
  • Not all millennials are white and privileged!

    10/19/2013 2:36:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Salon ^ | October 18, 2013 | Sydette Harry
    A lot of us are fighting for an education, battling inequality and marching for justice. Quit calling us lazy! [SNIP] ....... I’m an early millennial, born in 1984, and when I started my education, I was able to attend a classroom that had gifted and special-ed programming in my neighborhood with an average class size of 20. Current millennials in Chicago, Detroit and Philadelphia are having sit-ins and organizing unions, as their schools are closed with class sizes of 29 called too small. When children are left crying at the end of the year because their schools won’t reopen, what...
  • Opt out of Obamacare is conservative group's message to young people

    10/13/2013 6:28:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | October 13, 2013 | Alex Leary, Times Washington Bureau Chief
    WASHINGTON — As the battle over the health care law was grinding on — Republicans no closer to victory than when they forced the government shutdown — a different fight was rising on a recent Saturday from inside Sharkey's, a bar near the campus of Virginia Tech, 260 miles away. Lured by free beer, gift cards and the chance to win an iPad, 100 students heard a pitch from the young staffers of a group named Generation Opportunity: Obamacare is a bad deal and you should opt out. With enrollment in the insurance marketplaces under way, and tens of millions...
  • 26 year-old: Obamacare Has “Raped My Future!”

    10/10/2013 6:53:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 10/10/2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    From Liberty News: Obamacare Has “Raped My Future!” Says Underemployed College Grad in Viral LetterAshley Dionne is a 26 year-old college graduate who says her future has been “raped” by Obamacare, reports Campus Reform.This University of Michigan alum shared her story of Obamacare sticker shock and outrage with radio host, Dennis Prager.  Here’s a copy of her open letter:“My name is Ashley Dionne and I’m a 26-year-old recent graduate from Michigan.The phony Obamacare signup poster boy made me want to send a message about how Obamacare is really affecting people.I graduated from The University of Michigan in 2009. In my state,...
  • SHOCK VIDEO Students Blame Obama, Democrats for Government Shutdown

    10/09/2013 3:03:26 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 60 replies
    http://therightscoop.com/ ^ | October 9, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    Well I must say this one surprises me. Most of the people he interviewed all said Obama or the Democrats were to blame for the government shutdown. Watch:
  • Change of faith: Why young Brits turn from Christianity to Islam

    09/28/2013 4:32:01 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 73 replies
    The Final Call ^ | Sep 27, 2013 | RT.com
    Local Mosque in the Hyde Park area of Leeds, England. The UK’s official religion is dwindling at a record speed, with the decline of the Church “approaching rock bottom,” experts warn. While Christian congregations age, most British mosques are bringing more and more young people on board. Public mosque services attract thousands of British Muslims, but when you check out a church, there are hardly a dozen participants at Sunday morning worship, RT’s Polly Boiko reports from London. “The decline of churches in the UK is long term, now it just happens to be approaching rock bottom. So 95...
  • College-educated workers are taking jobs that don't require degrees

    09/20/2013 4:37:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 20, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
    College graduates are tending bar and driving taxis, pushing people without degrees out of those jobs.
  • The Millennial Generation Is Abandoning Liberalism

    09/04/2013 6:29:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/04/2013 | Chriss Street
    The media claimed that conservatives must become more moderate or face permanent irrelevancy after the supposedly solid liberal millennial generation of 18-29 year olds that overwhelmingly supported reelection of Barack Obama. These dire warnings reminded me of the media geniuses who proclaimed after Jimmy Carter's presidential victory in 1976 that the 18-29 year olds of the Baby Boomer generation would always vote as a liberal bloc. Four years later, Baby Boomers abandoned liberalism and began reliably voting as Ronald Reagan conservatives for the next three decades. As Millennial support of President Obama has plummeted this year, it is liberalism that...
  • Workers believe Gen Y bosses aren’t team players, act like they are entitled....

    09/03/2013 8:21:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    FULL TITLE: Workers believe Gen Y bosses aren’t team players, act like they are entitled and are full of themselves, survey finds The workers of Generation Y are getting a name for themselves. Managers from Gen Y are widely perceived as self-entitled and don’t score particularly highly when it comes to being a team player. Generation Y is defined as people aged between 18 and 32. It finds that they’re moving into management at a rapid pace. New newly released research from EY, the global firm that includes Ernst & Young LLP suggests 87 percent of Gen Y managers have...
  • How Roommates Replaced Spouses in the 20th Century

    09/03/2013 1:57:00 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 34 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9-3-2013 | Derek Thompson
    In 1968, just six percent of young people --between 18 and 31 -- lived with platonic roommates, according to Pew Research. The vast majority (85 percent!) of Americans who had moved on from their homes and college dorms shacked up with spouses. ....... Put more quirkily: In 1968, if you wanted to throw a dinner party for all your twentysomething friends who had moved out of their parents' home, and you invited three girls who lived together, you would have to invite fourteen married couples to make the party proportionally representative of your generation's living arrangements (okay, not a priority...
  • Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal

    08/22/2013 11:06:01 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 15 August 2013 | Matt Taibbi
    The federal government has made it easier than ever to borrow money for higher education - saddling a generation with crushing debts and inflating a bubble that could bring down the economy
  • Millennials in the Workplace Training Video

    08/20/2013 6:34:05 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    Planning to hire Millennials in your office? This guide will teach you how to co-exist with this challenging new generation of workers.
  • New Jersey’s Boomerang Generation (1 in 4 moving in with their folks)

    08/19/2013 2:32:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    my9nj.com ^ | 8/19/13 | Kate Mosso
    Newark, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Is 27 the new 18 when it comes to living at your parents' house? According to the US census Bureau, at least 1 in 4 N.J. adults, ages 18-31 live at home and 42% are 24 or older. Experts call it an "epidemic" of millennials leaching off their parents, but does a bad economy and student loan debt crisis justify the situation? A new survey from Coldwell Banker says parents in the Northeast region are more lenient on this than anywhere else in the US on children moving back home. But, according to the survey,...
  • The rise of 'co-parenting': Broody, single women advertising for men to help them have babies

    08/18/2013 6:44:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/18/2013 | EMMA ELMS
    With their biological clocks ticking, time poor and cash rich 40-something singletons are turning to the internet to find their man. But these broody women are not looking for a relationship - instead they are looking for someone to father their child. More and more people across the U.S and UK are opting for the so-called 'co-parenting’ relationships – biological parents who have an otherwise platonic relationship, but who both contribute to raising the child. Emma Elms reports on the rise of the unconventional trend. WANTED Male co-parent to father at least one child with an attractive, financially independent 42-year-old...
  • Marriage Rates Plummet–Projection of Never-Married Rates to 2017

    08/13/2013 6:38:01 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 27 replies
    Justforguys ^ | 8-12-2013 | Han Solo
    In the early 2000′s, 30-34 y/o never-married white women (NMWW) had a ~34% chance of marrying within the next 5 years. This level was cut in half by 2007, to ~17%. Only 1 in 6 30-34 y/o white women had never married in 2000 but this level will likely double to 1 in 3 by 2017, a stunning increase. The 35-39 y/o NMWW cohort will nearly double from 11% in 2000 to ~20% by 2017. Younger cohorts are also marrying less frequently and risk missing out on their most attractive years to find a husband.This post is an extension of...
  • Which Restaurant Chain Sells the Most Beer?

    08/11/2013 10:15:04 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 29 replies
    Out of all the restaurant chains out there, Buffalo Wild Wings takes the cake for selling the most beer in America, according to CNBC. After launching in 1982, the chain is now open in more than 900 different locations with a wide enough beer selection to keep wing lovers happy.
  • Time Magazine Asks: Who Needs Kids Anyway? Extols the Child-Free Life

    08/09/2013 7:54:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    life news ^ | Kristen Hatten
    I miscarried my first child less than a month ago, so I see babies or lack of babies everywhere. When the latest issue of TIME arrived at my home (it was free, okay, shut up) with the words “THE CHILDFREE LIFE” emblazoned across the cover, I just sort of rolled my eyes. “When having it all means not having children,” read the sub-head. I looked at the cover photo of a young, relaxed couple lounging on the beach. The woman wore giant sunglasses and a little Mona Lisa smile that I guess is supposed to communicate her disdain for her...
  • Millennials With No Home of Their Own

    08/09/2013 11:52:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 9, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    Every generation confronts its own obstacles. My parents eloped because they couldn't afford to get married, and they hid the nuptials from their families for a year. They finally bought a big bed and moved it into the house of my father's parents. They were grateful for a nice room, but Mom suffered the lack of independence, and she didn't like having to help my grandmother in the kitchen with the kosher meals. It was a hardscrabble time. My father clashed with his father, and soon my parents found a small apartment, and a male friend moved in to share...
  • Having It All Without Having Children

    08/04/2013 8:34:51 AM PDT · by Kip Russell · 178 replies
    Time ^ | Aug. 12, 2013 | Lauren Sandler
    One evening when she was 14 years old, Laura Scott was washing dishes in the kitchen with her mother when she decided she didn't want to have a child. At 26, Scott got married and waited for her mind to change. "It never happened," she says. "And I realized I was going to be fine." Now 50, Scott is more than fine: she's fulfilled. And she's not alone. The birthrate in the U.S. is the lowest in recorded American history. From 2007 to 2011, the most recent year for which there's data, the fertility rate declined 9%. A 2010...
  • Why This Generation Doesn't "get" Hell...

    If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of...
  • Krakow to host next World Youth Day

    07/28/2013 9:32:42 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | July 28, 2013
    Polish pilgrims celebrate after hearing the news that the next World Youth Day will be hosted by Krakow, Poland in 2016. Credit: Estefania Aguirre/CNA. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jul 28, 2013 / 09:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- “The next World Youth Day in the year 2016 will be in Krakow, in Poland!” the Pope said at the close of Sunday Mass in Rio July 28. The event is sure to attract millions. Bl. Pope John Paul II was Archbishop of Krakow before his election to the papacy. The archdiocese has about 1.5 million Catholics and over 1,100 diocesan priests across 439...
  • Young Evangelicals Are Getting High (flocking to Catholic and Anglican Churches)

    07/26/2013 5:40:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    the christian pundit ^ | July 17, 2013
    A friend of mine attended a Christian college where almost all of the students, including her, grew up in non-denominational, evangelical Protestant churches. A few years after graduation, she is the only person in her graduating class who is not Roman Catholic, high Anglican or Lutheran. The town I live in has several “evangelical” Protestant colleges: on Ash Wednesday you can tell who studies at them by the ash crosses on their foreheads.Young Christians are going over to Catholicism and high Anglicanism/Lutheranism in droves, despite growing up in low Protestant churches that told them about Jesus. It’s a trend...
  • US Marriage Rate Drops to New Low

    07/21/2013 7:57:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Live Science ^ | July 19, 2013 12:57pm ET | By Megan Gannon, News Editor
    The marriage rate in the United States is continuing its decades-long downward slide, with fewer American women than ever getting married and others waiting longer to wed, according to a new report. The marriage rate has fluctuated in the past, with dips in the 1930s and 1960s, but it has been in steady decline since the 1970s. Now, researchers report that the marriage rate has dropped to a new low of 31.1, meaning there are about 31 marriages in the U.S. for every 1,000 unmarried women, researchers found. In 1950, that number was 90.2. In 1920, it was 92.3. "Marriage...
  • College graduates face a dismal job market

    06/25/2013 1:11:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 06/25/2013 | Sandi Halimuddin
    AFTER throwing their caps into the air, fresh-faced college graduates will take their diplomas and head out into the real world this June. It’s a time of excitement, but also of anxiety. Despite national economic upturns, a university degree may be less consoling and more burdensome during this period of job uncertainty. A four-year degree from the University of Washington going forward bears an estimated $51,800 in-state price tag today. Over the past 10 years, the cost of public higher education has risen more than 104 percent, spawning a generation burdened by student-loan debt, according to The College Board. In...
  • Young People Should Say No to Obamacare: The program needs them, but it’s not worth signing on.

    06/21/2013 5:48:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/21/2013 | John Fund
    Starting in 2014, Obamacare will attempt to get almost every American to obtain health insurance. The system desperately needs healthy young people, millions of whom don’t have health insurance, to sign up because their money is needed to subsidize treatment for older, sicker Americans. But will they? Young people will be asked to buy policies that don’t reflect the low risk they have of getting sick. Obamacare allows health insurers to vary premiums based on age, but they can charge older customers only up to three times as much as healthy young customers, while most insurers have as much as...
  • Jenkins: The Young Won't Buy ObamaCare

    06/19/2013 8:11:05 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 19, 2013 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    Media outlets lately have emphasized the challenge of enticing healthy young adults to sign up for ObamaCare, "exactly the type of person insurance plans, states and the federal government are counting on to make health reform work," as the L.A. Times put it. These pieces are useful as far as they go, but miss a key point that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito managed to convey in many fewer words during last year's Supreme Court argument on ObamaCare. Mr. Alito pointed out that young, healthy adults today spend an average of $854 a year on health care. ObamaCare would require...
  • Is Gen Y Loyal to Employers?

    06/12/2013 7:52:31 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 30 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 6-11-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    Do 20- and 30-somethings prefer a womb-to-tomb quasi-communist corporate culture like Japan, or do they prefer a less secure, more competitive, corporate culture of modern America? There was a time when Americans worked for a ...
  • Are Young, Single Adults Expecting Obamacare to Cost So Much?

    06/05/2013 8:54:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | June 5, 2013 | Megan McArdle
    o I got a sort of a shock today when I started playing with the Kaiser Family Foundation's subsidy calculator. I had it at the back of my mind that a single young freelance writer living in California, Washington, or New York, and making $32,000 a year, would qualify for insurance at a basically nominal cost. (The profession doesn't matter so much, but for obvious reasons, this is a type that I'm particularly familiar with.) It turns out that this person will qualify for a subsidy of about $213 a year, based on an expected "Silver Plan" (the medium coverage...
  • Overdue student college loans hit an all-time high as Obama prepares to hype low rates

    05/30/2013 7:53:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/30/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    On Friday, President Obama will once more revive one of his ol’ campaign-favorite memes and remind college-age and younger voters of what it is exactly the Democrats can do for them — besides, you know, engendering a sluggish economy with a youth unemployment rate of sixteen percent, but I digress. On the campaign trail last summer, the president spoke to younger crowds about preventing the interest rate on federally subsidized Stafford loans from doubling to 6.8 percent as a way of boosting the economy, and Congress sent up a one-year extension of of the 3.4 percent rate for him to...
  • IRS targeted conservative college interns

    05/20/2013 10:52:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 20, 2013 | Patrick Howley, Investigative Reporter
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) demanded information about conservative groups’ college-aged interns, prompting outrage from one of the country’s top conservative activist organizations and leading one former intern to wonder whether his family’s pizza parlor would be endangered. The IRS requested, in an audit, the names of the conservative Leadership Institute’s 2008 interns, as well as specific information about their internship work and where the interns were employed in 2012, according to a document request the IRS sent to the Leadership Institute, dated February 14, 2012. The IRS requested: “Copies of applications for internships and summer programs; to include: lists...