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Sorry, boomers. Millennials and their younger siblings and children now make up a majority of the U.S. population.
I gather I’m supposed to be offended by “OK Boomer.” I find that I can’t. I keep laughing instead.
Historic birth patterns tell us a lot about where the country has been – and where it might be going.
Sometime this year, the millennial generation – those born from 1981 to 1996 – will overtake baby boomers as the largest adult population group in the United States, according to government data analyzed by the Pew Research Center.
It’s not often that a new cruise line enters the industry. And it’s not often that a new cruise line, at a time when companies are bending over backwards to cater to millennials, isn’t thinking about 20- and 30-somethings at all, but baby boomers.
To those paying attention, the recent strikes for higher teachers’ pay in West Virginia and Oklahoma are a harbinger of things to come. You can attribute the strikes to the stinginess of the states’ political leaders. After all, average annual teachers’ salaries in these states ranked respectively 49th lowest (Oklahoma at $45,276) and 48th lowest (West Virginia, $45,622) in 2016, reports the National Education Association. But that’s the superficial explanation. The deeper cause is that teachers – and schools – are competing with the elderly for scarce funds. The struggle will intensify.
When things get dull, enterprising rousers of rabble promote a war against something or other to gain attention. The war against the baby boom generation is already in full swing.
With advanced technology and designs catering to this demographic, boomers will influence our rides long past when they hang up their key chains.
Staring at profile after profile after profile of smiling men who assure me they are easygoing and ready for something new, the stakes feel impossibly high. How will I ever get from a photo to an email to a date to a partner?
Whether age 23 or 57, it’s never too early or too late to take steps toward a better retirement, say Spokane financial planners. Depending on your decade of life, you can take some determined steps. Most important at any stage, do something.
Baby boomers are retiring in droves, vacating construction sites and body shops and 18-wheelers. Now America’s male-dominated industries, faced with a looming worker shortage, are trying to tap talent that has traditionally found such working conditions hostile: women.
Including recliners in home decorating projects used to be an interior designer’s nightmare, says Bonnie Lewis, founder of 55+ TLC Interior Design in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Diaper-wearing baby boomers are coming to the rescue of the beleaguered paper industry.
The U.S. housing industry is ready to sell it to baby boomers.
As people get into their 50s, their backs often start to hurt.
Suzanne Watson couldn’t help but laugh when she received her AARP card and her acceptance letter from Wake Forest School of Medicine in the same week at the age of 50. Now, at 54, she is a fourth-year medical student, pursuing a second career that in many ways takes her full circle to her early life.
More baby boomers are beginning the new year with nothing on their schedule but plans to golf, travel, and spend more time with the grandkids. The number of Americans aged 65 or older without a disability that aren’t in the labor force rose by 800,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016, marking the resumption of a long-standing trend: the exodus of their generation from the work force and into retirement.
Couple gets His and Hers hearing aids for 35th anniversary.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of people 65 and older getting facelifts and cosmetic eyelid surgeries has more than doubled over the last two decades.
Boomers inherited the sole superpower and squandered U.S. influence with two long and inconclusive wars. They gave us the financial collapse of 2008, a crushing federal debt and worse inequality. They devoured fossil fuels and did little about global warming.