Baby Boomers are actually more sensitive than Millennials.
Baby Boomers are actually more sensitive than Millennials. A Psychology and Aging study focused on generational and individual trends in narcissism found that 55-to-73-year-olds are more “hypersensitive”—unreceptive to others’ feedback and lashing out at any criticism—than 23-to-38-year-olds. The research also found Boomers show more narcissistic behavior than young generations. While Millennials have often been pinned with the reputation of being “snowflakes,” these findings debunk the idea that they are “worse” than those who came before them. (Business Insider)
Nov 22 2019
MTV has launched a 2020 “+1thevote” campaign to mobilize Millennials and Gen Z voters.
MTV has launched a 2020 “+1thevote” campaign to mobilize Millennials and Gen Z voters. In a move to target the 4 million potential first time voters (those turning 18 in November 2020), MTV created a celebrity-packed campaign with the idea that voting should be a shared experience with friends, or a “plus one.” This is the first presidential election in which Gen Z and Millennials will outnumber Boomers, with 37% of the U.S. electorate born after 1981. YPulse’s Special Election Report found that while the majority of young people plan to vote, they don’t feel politicians are talking about the issues that matter to them. (Reuters)
Nov 15 2019
Millennials are more likely to say they’ve seen discrimination at work.
Millennials are more likely to say they’ve seen discrimination at work. A new survey by Glassdoor and Harris Poll found 52% of 18-34-year-olds report witnessing or experiencing workplace discrimination, compared to 33% of workers over 55. Millennials are more likely than older generations to say they have seen or been victims of ageism, gender discrimination, racism, and LGBTQ discrimination. HR harassment complaints are also reportedly increasing, likely because of young workers’ increased awareness of inappropriate behavior. (WSJ)
Nov 12 2019
Universities are buying students’ data to make themselves more exclusive.
Universities are buying students’ data to make themselves more exclusive. College Board, which owns the SAT, is reportedly using college entrance exams to sell the names and personal information to colleges to help these institutions recruit students, inflating their number of applicants and rejection rates, which boosts their exclusivity. Currently, odds of admission at “elite schools” are lower than they ever have been—helping to “[stoke] the environment of anxious families.” (WSJ)