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If you were lucky enough to find yourself in a place where you could drastically change your life, why wouldn’t you do that?

Young people on train wearing face masks.
Young people on train wearing face masks.
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The Fox News message: Millennials are a threat to the American way of life

Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity as ads on the front of the News Corp building.
Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity as ads on the front of the News Corp building.
Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images


For young people, layoffs are now part of the fabric of working life. It’s taking a deep toll on their psyches and careers.

Illustration: Rose Wong


COLUMN

The coronavirus is the first time Gen Z and younger millennials have had to confront virality as something that can kill more than just your reputation

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Why it’s okay that a millennial-centered reboot of the boomer classic ‘thirtysomething’ totally skips my generation

Photo: ABC Photo Archive/Getty Images


The Whiplash Decade

Material goods were so 2000. Now we consume on a higher plane.

Illustration: Brennon Leman


Don’t take offense to Gen Z’s hashtag. They’re actually onto something.

Credit: SOPA Images/Getty


What the golden years will look like for today’s young people

Photo by Simon Fanger on Unsplash


YOUTH NOW

It’s partly fear, partly self-flattery, and partly delusion, and it’s been happening for thousands of years

Illustration: Grace Lee


Trust Issues

Did we really expect too much, or were we just gaslit?

Illustration: Jessica Siao

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