Millennials

Black Excellence Evolving: 9 Black Millennials Who Are Ready For Higher Education

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These proud black millennials have discovered how to celebrate their excellence by infusing pride and culture into their academic achievements.

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A Millennial's Open Letter To Piers Morgan: We Aren't The Problem

Piers, just cool it buddy.

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National Voter Registration Day Goes High-Tech With HelloVote

Voter registration for the 21st century.

When my son was six years old, I took him into the voting booth with me, so he could experience what I consider the sacred duty of each American ci

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Why I'm Not That Worried About Screen Time

I am surprisingly unstressed about the amount of screen time our 1 year old is getting. Image: Thinkstock.

Once upon a time, the only thing to consider was “Does your kid watch too much TV?” But now it seems like nearly everyone can agree that kids these days spend far too much time looking at screens of all sorts.

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I'm In My 20s And I Know I Don't Want Kids

The fact that your opinions are subject to change doesn’t make them invalid as they exist now. Image: Thinkstock.

I'm 23 years old, I don’t want children, and every elder who discovers this feels compelled to tell me how wrong I am about my own feelings.

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Tough Love: Not Always A Great Way To Help People Succeed

It can be hard to understand how to support people in general, let alone those who seem to be struggling. Image: Thinkstock.

Some people will need more scaffolding to tackle their problems. Others, like some plants, are best left mostly alone and will eventually flourish on their own. You have to gauge a person’s needs and meet them where they are.

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The 20 Most Important Realizations I've Had As An Adult

To sum up your adult aesthetic using the words of Ina Garten: “Store-bought is fine.” Image: Annie Spratt/Unsplash.

I’ve been 20 for, like, a whole month now — which is the most adult I’ve ever been. I’m certifiably ancient. Upon reflecting over these two years of arbitrary official adulthood, I thought to myself, “Self, you have so much to offer the world! People certainly want to hear what you have to say!” And so here we are. (Approximately 3 out of 5 Republican uncles will think this intro is dead serious.)

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A Mother's Wisdom: Why Everyone Needs A Mentor And A Friend

My mom has been an invaluable mentor — not just to me, but to many of my friends.

Back in my early twenties, I struggled financially. But more so in that much-mocked Millennial quest of “finding myself,” I made a number of questionable decisions.

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I Love You, Stop Texting Me

We’re adults. If I haven’t responded within half an hour, it’s probably because I’ve got something going on. Image: Thinkstock.

There’s a big difference between talking and communicating. One exists to relay messages, ideas, and feelings: the building blocks of being a person. The other exists to fill time. I’m by no means here to tell people how to approach their relationships — I just don’t want people to feel pressured to fill silences with noise out of the fear their partners won’t think they care.

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The Unique Irony Of Shaming Millennial Bernie Supporters

Put simply, his platform directly addresses conditions millennials have struggled with all their lives, offering immediate change, rather than gradual proposals.

It’s a well-documented fact that a majority of Democrats under 30 support Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. From the earliest races in the primary, he led with this demographic by huge margins, and shocked many with his emphatic popularity among millennial women, whom the Clinton campaign was understandably banking on.

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