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What is ‘Paw-ternity’ leave and why is this woman demanding it?

The abounding sense of entitlement does not end with “meternity,” the idea of family leave for non-parents championed by author Meghann Foye. She’s now joined by Lindsay Putnam with New York Post, who writes that “Pet owners deserve family leave, too.” You would think that it was a parody; it’s not. “Having to go back to work days later was one of the […]

Think millennials are entitled? Read “Meternity”

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38-year-old Meghann Foye was lucky enough to get Meternity published, and the biggest take away may be a selfish sense of entitlement while contributing nothing to the debate on paid family leave. Foye’s work of fiction is about a young woman who fakes a pregnancy to get maternity leave. But, it’s based on her decision to take her own kind of […]

Vietnam veterans reunite to recreate perfect photo [VIDEO]

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  Few recreated photos may be more touching than a recent reunion of four Vietnam veterans. The veterans, ranging from ages 69 to 71, recently got together at the Cinnamon Beach in Florida to recreate a picture from 50 years ago, as Naples Daily News detailed. The men have changed from the war, aged, and lost touch for […]

“We’re just existing”: Young Texan goes viral apologizing for millennials [VIDEO]

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While millennials may be known for a bad rap, one young woman is going viral for doing something about it. Texan Alexis Boomer recorded a video acknowledging that older generations think that “our generation sucks,” and took it upon herself to evaluate why that is. Her video on Facebook has been watched almost 13 million times […]

Sarah Palin to Bill Nye: “As much a scientist as I am”

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Bill Nye was expected to incur some outrage for his suggestion that climate change deniers belong in jail in a video uploaded by the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow. Sarah Palin quipped during the Climate Hustle premiere that “Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am,” as the Hill reported. “He’s a kids’ show actor; he’s not a scientist,” Palin […]

AMC considers allowing texting during movies (to attract millennials)

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It’s no secret that millennials have trouble putting down their phones, even during a movie. And it hasn’t gone unnoticed by AMC Entertainment CEO, Adam Aron, in his hopes to attract millennials. In an interview with Aron, Variety asked Aron if that meant allowing cellphone use: Yes. When you tell a 22-year-old to turn off the phone, don’t ruin the […]

“New low for millennials”: Passenger takes ‘selfie’ with EgyptAir hijacker

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Ben Innes from #Aberdeen poses for a picture with #EgyptAir #MS181 hijacker. pic.twitter.com/ywdGYuDWwm— Paul Smith (@Journo_Paul) March 29, 2016 While he was being held hostage for six hours on an EgyptAir flight, 26-year-old Ben Innes thought it would be a good idea to take a selfie with the hijacker, Seif Eldin Mustafa. Innes himself said “I’m not […]

Women’s group names ‘Gentlemen of the Year’

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Since 2010, the Network of enlightened Women (NeW) has nominated and selected two winners for its annual Gentleman’s Showcase. Andrew Sund, a senior at Florida State University, was named Gentleman of the Year for the college category. Gabriel Nadales of Los Angeles, California, was awarded the title for the under 30 category. They were chosen from over 100 nominees, […]

Warriors’ owner after embarrassing loss: “Looked like the Millennials tonight”

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The Phoenix Suns are not having the best season. And, while he did take some blame, Suns owner Robert Starver also put it on the “millennial culture.” So, can the same be said for the Golden Gate Warriors’ loss on Sunday? Owner Steve Kerr thinks so, sort of. As Fox Sports reported, Kerr “blames loss to Lakers on […]

Would you date someone with different political views? [POLL]

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A Singles in America survey from Match.com last month studied politics and dating. More recently, the teen polling app Wishbone did their own survey on dating, which also factors in politics. There’s an almost even split on if millennials would date someone with different political beliefs. Only a slight majority would date someone with different political beliefs, […]

Study shows millennials too lazy to eat cereal: Will they be too lazy to vote?

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Cereal trends, bizarrely enough, have gained a lot of attention lately. Its loss in popularity may be because millennials are giving up on the breakfast food. The New York Times recently reported on cereal trends. It’s not just that younger generations are lazy, though that is one reason. Nearly 40 percent of millennials think cereal was […]

Yelp fires millennial after viral (and entitled) ‘open letter’ to CEO

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The millennial generation is, at times, a clueless one. Or, at least certain millennials are clueless. That may explain then why 25-year old Talia Jane ranted to Yelp CEO, Jeremy Stoppelman, about her job Jane was employed in customer service for Yelp’s Eat24 delivery service when she sent out the open letter over Medium. Jane was shortly thereafter fired. Stoppelman […]

Singles survey: What politics (including supporting Trump) says about dating and sex

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The Singles in America survey, in case you were actually wondering, studies just what you would assume it does. But, there are some particularly interesting tidbits. For instance, there’s politics involved. A whopping 44 percent are Democrats, compared to 19 percent Republican. But, regardless of your affiliation, if you have “a passion for politics,” then […]

“Toddler wage gap”: Sandberg says inequality starts with kids’ chores

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Feminists in the workplace just keep finding new issues to harp on. In her op-ed in Forbes, Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the Independent Women’s Forum, shares how “Success if Never Enough For Some ‘Feminists,’ Including Sheryl Sandberg.” Schaeffer begins with a mention as to how “fascinated” Alexis de Tocqueville would be, if he were alive […]

Suns owner blames ‘millennial culture’ for his team’s failure

Phoenix Suns' Markieff Morris, left, and Eric Bledsoe, right, sit on the bench late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 110-89. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The Phoenix Suns have not had a good season. Owner Robert Starver is willing to take the blame, as well as spread it all around — specifically blaming the “millennial culture.” As the Arizona Republic so aptly put it, fans are disappointed in a team which will likely fail to make the playoffs for the sixth year, which is […]

Slackers: Poll reveals which generation worked least during Holidays

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If you didn’t feel very productive during holiday office hours, you’re not the only one. As CNN Money reported, less than 25 percent of millennials said they would be “very productive,” the week of Christmas and New Year’s. It’s not just millennials, however. Few Gen Xers answered they would be “very productive” as well. Even when […]

Naming the Generation after Millennials: A bunch of silly, stupid options

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Most people know of generational names, like millennials for instance, who make up a demographic of those born around the 1980’s to early 2000’s. But what comes next? Those born after 2000 remember a much different world than those of their peers, no matter if there’s only a slight age difference. What do we call them? […]

Generation Kim Kardashian: Even wealthier millennials living at home

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Millennials are imitating Kim Kardashian in ways they may not even realize. MarketWatch equates Kim Kardashian’s experience of having briefly moved back in with her mother as a trend some millennials are following. As MarketWatch notes: The growth in the share of underemployed 25- to 34-year-olds living with their parents explains just three quarters of […]

Conservative and liberal millennials join talents to help end hunger

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While millennials may be known for their obsession with technology, two of them are putting their know how to the good cause of helping to end hunger. In the aptly titled piece “Hacking Hunger,” National Journal’s Ron Fournier profiled Maria Rose Belding, a 20-year old sophomore at American University and Grant Nelson, a law student at […]

Top 10 Christmas movies of all-time

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For those who are looking for some Christmas plans, there are plenty of Christmas movies out there. Here are my favorites to consider: 1. Joyeux Noel (2005) What, you’ve never heard of the Oscar nominated film? That’s okay, it’s more of a hidden gem. The film, in English, French, and German, is about the Christmas treat […]