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Here's Why Millennial Women Are Burning Out at Work - and How to Prevent It

Professional burnout is a topic on which self-help books abound (two of the most popular being the catchily titled The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris or the One Minute Manager series by Ken Blanchard). New to this conversation is how burnout is affecting women in an age where the clock on their careers is less and less tied to their biological clocks.

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The Staggering Ways America Is Rigged to Traumatize and Impoverish Kids Coming Out of College

In a recent issue of Psychology Today, Peter Gray joined the chorus of Millennial-bashers, making the case that college kids lack "resilience." He says that more college students depend on counseling services and offers up anecdotes of woefully pathetic kids. The basic gist of the piece — common to this genre of article — is that society is doomed because young people can't handle "everyday" challenges. 

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Get Out While You Can: Why Young Americans Should Consider Moving Abroad

The 20-somethings of my generation have been marginalized by the economic situation in America. We've had a tricky time finding a place in the economy and many of us have become burdens on our families, through student loans and living costs. Now, how do we fix that?

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Millennials Aren't Cheap, They're Broke

Millennials, that perennial favorite topic of pundits, are back in the news. This time they’ve been dubbed the “Cheapest Generation” in a recent piece in the Atlantic Monthly.

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Surprise: A Majority of Millennials Don't Have a College Degree - That’s Going to Cost Everybody

There’s a lot of hoopla in the media about how Millennials are the best-educated generation in history, blah, blah, blah. But according to a Pew survey, that’s a distortion of reality. In fact, two-thirds of Millennials between ages 25 and 32 don’t have a bachelor's degree. The education gap among this generation is higher than for any other in history in terms of how those with a college degree will fare compared to those without. Reflecting a trend that has been gaining momentum in the rest of America, Millennials are rapidly getting sorted into winners and losers. Most of them are losing. That’s going to cost this generation a lot —and the rest of society, too.

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Holy Crap! Cost of Raising Child to 18 Soars Over $245,000

Did you have a kid in 2013? Congratulations! That will cost you a quarter of a million dollars.

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The Young Feel Defeated and Trapped - And So Do Their Parents

Having been bumped off my usual perch in G2, here I am among the grown-ups! Finally. This week this paper's G2 section has been handed over to Generation Y. Always down with the youth, I had never heard of Generation Y, but then I am not good with numbers. Indeed, I hail from before the actual alphabet, or as the dapper Richard Hell put it, "I belong to the blank generation. I can take it or leave it each time."

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Get Out While You Can: Why Young Americans Should Emigrate

The 20-somethings of my generation have been marginalized by the economic situation in America. We've had a tricky time finding a place in the economy and many of us have become burdens on our families, through student loans and living costs. Now, how do we fix that?

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Young People's Unhappiness Comes from Our Broken Economic System -- And They Shouldn't Shut Up About It

The media love to analyze millennials. It's almost like there's a competition to see who can rip apart Generation Y in the snarkiest fashion. 

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What Women Think: A Look at What Young Women Want from the Obama Administration

Check out the video above from the YWCA's OWN IT initiative. For some reason, you don't often hear about what young women think and what younger women want. We especially don't hear enough about what black women really think and want. The YWCA recently did a survey and had some interesting findings that provide some insight, I think, into the future of America. Short version: Gen Y gets it and wants an active administration including a First Lady who's a real leader to create change we can see in our everyday lives -- Including on the subjects of fair pay and racial justice. Obama Transition Team: listen up. Here's some selected deets: