Bottom line: This article argues that 20 and 30-somethings with wealth want to clearly see how their financial gift will advance a cause, but that they also respect established histories of giving in their family. Makes sense; I’m excited to see more stories in the coming years on what causes specifically and how exactly philanthropic gifts from these young, wealthy donors have impacted communities.
Well played Microsoft, well played.
There’s such a desperate need for mixed-race people on the [bone marrow] registry … [but] most mixed-race adults wouldn’t have a clue what we’re talking about.
“The last time I was excited about a car was high school. Owning a car is just another debt you’re carrying with you,” Zofia Koch, 26.
More Millennials are turning away from owning cars. Are you one of them?
"If you have a nasty pimple or your face is oily and you don’t want all 700 of your friends to have to see you like that, a little help from something like Picmonkey is okay. People should be comfortable with others’ just wanting to look their best. It’s a neat little way to look as good as you can without having to spend the time to do it.” — Nicole Sabbage
You can see every sexual act that one could imagine. All of those early sexual experiences that can be so powerful, I think that those experiences are influenced when we see a lot of sex online beforehand. I think it informs us. - Cory Silverberg, sex educator
—The Huffington Post Canada’s Jacqueline Delange explores Generation Y’s complicated relationship with online pornography.
“I know people who have broken up or stopped dating because when they’ve come face-to-face, they can’t communicate at all. They could only communicate well through typing; but the smile on someone’s face and the twinkle in their eye cannot be seen or felt by text message.” — Allison Green, Professional Matchmaker
The New York Times looks at how Millennials are shaping gay and lesbian activism.
From the story:
If the gay-rights movement today seems to revolve around same-sex marriage, this generation is seeking something more radical: an upending of gender roles beyond the binary of male/female. The core question isn’t whom they love, but who they are — that is, identity as distinct from sexual orientation.
Where Do Young People Stand On Helping The Environment?