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  • You again? America's Empty nests refill, marriages postponed, Census study finds

    04/20/2017 9:19:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/20/2017 | Andrew Malcolm
    At this rate, the United States is going to need immigrants of all kinds to continue growth.A new Census Bureau study has just reported a sobering commentary on the current generation of young people.“There are now more young people living with their parents than in any other arrangement…What is more, almost 9 in 10 young people who were living in their parents’ home a year ago are still living there today, making it the most stable living arrangement.”It’s a factor largely of the economy, but also social mores and trends. The traditional lifetime pattern, you may recall, was for...
  • Most Millennials Are Finding It Hard to Transition Into Adulthood: Report

    04/20/2017 12:55:11 PM PDT · by LoneStarGI · 89 replies ^ | APR 20 2017, 5:14 AM ET | SAFIA SAMEE ALI
    By his twenties, Kyle Kaylor imagined he would be living on his own, nearing a college degree, and on his way to a job that fulfilled him. Instead, at 21, he found himself out of school, living with his parents, and "stuck" working as a manager at a fast food restaurant scraping to make hand-to-mouth. Launching into adulthood has been tricky, he said. "It became too difficult financially to be in school and not working," says Kaylor, who dropped out of Lincoln Christian University, in Illinois, after one semester because of a money crunch. "And without schooling, you can't get...
  • Young White America Is Dying of Despair

    04/20/2017 7:33:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN CARNEY
    he death of the American Dream may be killing many young white Americans. The death rates for young Americans increased substantially from 1999 to 2014, according to a recent report in The Lancet. Much of that increase was driven by the increase in mortality of white women aged 25 to 35. On average, 25-year old white women experienced an increased death rate of 3% per year from 1999 to 2014, according to the report. Twenty-five-year-old men had an increase annual mortality increase of 1.9%. All other ethnic groups, apart from Native Americans, experienced a decline in mortality rates. Bloomberg News...
  • Publishers are seeing another big decline in reach on Facebook

    04/20/2017 7:03:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies ^ | 04/20/2017 | Lucia Moses
    The Facebook anguish continues. A Medium post investigating declining Facebook reach has set off the most recent alarm bells among publishers. Kurt Gessler, deputy editor for digital news at the Chicago Tribune, posted that since January, the Tribune has seen a significant drop in the reach of its posts on Facebook, despite having grown its fan base. The post sparked a sigh of validation across publishers as others chimed in on social media that theyre seeing similar declines. @kurtgessler This looks somewhat familiar to me as well. It's not just you. rob blatt (@robblatt) April 19, 2017 @whet @kurtgessler...
  • Life Without Norms

    04/18/2017 6:50:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | April 18, 2017 | Bill Murchison
    What you end up with when the moral barriers topple is, not least, the end of due process at American colleges and universities. It's a dreadful prospect you likely wouldn't imagine without having scanned some of the stories on the rape crisis said to be spreading across American campuses. Supposedly, college women are at immense and growing risk of assault by males who take advantage of opportunity and superior strength to "have their way," as the old euphemism had it. Naturally, the claims have invited federal attention. (Everything seems, these days, to invite federal attention.) The respected investigative reporter Stuart...
  • Why Agile and especially Scrum are terrible

    04/18/2017 5:19:37 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 71 replies
    Michael O. Church ^ | 6/6/2015 | michaelochurch
    Agility is a good thing, no doubt, and the Agile Manifesto isnt unreasonable. Compared to a straw-man practice called Waterfall, Agile is notably superior. Yet, so much of Agile as-practiced is deeply harmful, and I dont really think that the Agile/Waterfall dichotomy is useful in the first place. Theres a variety of Agile, called Scrum, that Ive seen actually kill a company. By kill, I dont mean the culture wasnt as good afterward. Rather, I mean that its stock dropped by almost 90 percent in less than two years.
  • How to Avoid Cultural Appropriation at Coachella

    04/17/2017 1:24:04 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Teen Vogue ^ | April 14, 2017 | Jessica Andrews
    Since it launched in October of 1999, Coachella's become something of a cultural force. The music and arts festival draws almost 100,000 people per day, according to Goldenvoice, including today's top performers and street-style stars. But every year, the thorn in the festival's side is appropriative fashion. From the overtly racist to the blindly ignorant, some Coachella attendees see festival fashion as the opportunity knowingly or unknowingly to demean cultures for Instagram likes.
  • Why Americans have stopped moving

    04/16/2017 3:25:57 PM PDT · by TBP · 122 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 15, 2017 | Kyle Smith
    Americans are stuck. Locked into our jobs, rooted where we live, frozen at our income levels. More than at any previous point in our history, weve stopped moving whether moving up the income ladder or packing up a truck and finding another home. Weve grown ossified, rigid. The flip side is that were stable. If we werent so content, wed be more willing to gamble, to shake things up, to start a new firm or join one. Maybe were fine where we are. But maybe this period of stasis cannot last. Maybe it even portends a period of massive...
  • Educational attainment increases among rural Americans

    04/14/2017 4:28:12 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 7 replies
    Some advocates of rural America have suggested that improved technology and telecommuting will allow more highly educated Americans to live and work in rural areas. Marre says the report doesn't have data on the extent, if any, to which that's happening. Marre says he doesn't have published material on regional differences in educational attainment. But he provides Census Bureau information for the Midwest a 12-state area that includes North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota that shows: Rural Midwest residents are, on balance, better educated than rural residents nationwide. For example, 88.7 percent of rural Midwest residents have...
  • Londonistan: 423 New Mosques; 500 Closed Churches

    04/02/2017 10:01:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 4/2/17 | Giulio Meotti
    * British multiculturalists are feeding Islamic fundamentalism. Muslims do not need to become the majority in the UK; they just need gradually to Islamize the most important cities. The change is already taking place. * British personalities keep opening the door to introducing Islamic sharia law. One of the leading British judges, Sir James Munby, said that Christianity no longer influences the courts and these must be multicultural, which means more Islamic. Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, and Chief Justice Lord Phillips, also suggested that the English law should "incorporate" elements of sharia law. * British universities are...
  • 'A sea of despair': White Americans without college degrees are dying younger

    03/25/2017 10:53:22 AM PDT · by Nero Germanicus · 58 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 3/24/17 | Matt Pearce
    In 2015, a pair of economists received widespread attention for their study showing that since the late 1990s the death rate has been rising for middle-aged white Americans. Now a new analysis by the same Princeton University team has identified which part of that population was driving that trend: people without college degrees. White men and women in every age group between 25 and 64 who did not have college degrees saw their mortality rates increase between 1998 and 2015. Those with degrees saw their mortality rates decrease. There are two Americas, said Anne Case, who conducted the research with...
  • Life Expectancy In U.S. Drops For First Time In Decades, Report Finds

    03/13/2017 9:20:44 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 74 replies ^ | December 8, 2016
    One of the fundamental ways scientists measure the well-being of a nation is tracking the rate at which its citizens die and how long they can be expected to live. So the news out of the federal government Thursday is disturbing: The overall U.S. death rate has increased for the first time in a decade, according to an analysis of the latest data. And that led to a drop in overall life expectancy for the first time since 1993 Most notably, the overall death rate for Americans increased because mortality from heart disease and stroke increased after declining for years....
  • Study finds colorectal cancer rates have risen dramatically in Gen X and millennials

    03/09/2017 3:09:41 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 54 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | March 2, 2017 | Journal of the National Cancer Institute
    A new study finds that compared to people born around 1950, when colorectal cancer risk was lowest, those born in 1990 have double the risk of colon cancer and quadruple the risk of rectal cancer. The study is led by American Cancer Society scientists and appears in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. It finds colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence rates are rising in young and middle-aged adults, including people in their early 50s, with rectal cancer rates increasing particularly fast. As a result, three in ten rectal cancer diagnoses are now in patients younger than age 55. Overall, CRC...
  • ESPN Loses 422,000 Viewing Homes over the Last Month

    03/09/2017 6:26:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 8, 2017 | Robert J Marlow
    Monday Breitbart News reported that TV viewers are dropping cable subscriptions in droves for cheaper internet platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, posing an existential threat to ESPN. Tuesday an online rating service spelled out exactly just how disastrous that fallout is just in the last month. According to, the worlds premier global cable and satellite sports television channel, ESPN, lost a stunning 422,000 viewing homes between February and March 2017. Fox Sports 1 didnt fare very well either losing 77,000 homes.
  • Why Americans Stopped Dieting: Study Shows Drop In Weight Loss Interest

    03/08/2017 8:04:27 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 8 March 2017, 7:19 am EST | Alexandra Lozovschi
    "There's increasing evidence that adults with overweight may live as long as and sometimes even longer than normal-weight adults, making many question whether you have to take it seriously," Zhang added. Even in clinical practice, Zhang explained, treatment for overweight is typically considered only if patients exhibit two or more additional risk factors, like hypertension or high cholesterol. Another possible cause for the lax perception of body weight is the increased social acceptability. With obesity becoming the norm, many feel less pressure to lose weight, Zhang noted. One theory is that body acceptance trends on social media may have been...
  • The Democratic Party is facing a demographic crisis

    03/03/2017 8:12:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    In 2008, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama outperformed his predecessors John Kerry and Al Gore with virtually every single demographic group, handily defeating his Republican rival John McCain. This success spread to down-ballot races as well. Democrats expanded control over the House and the Senate, and they controlled most governorships and state legislatures nationwide. Many progressives came to believe these results were not a fluke. Obamas coalition seemed to herald an emerging Democratic majority that stood to reshape politics as we know it. The logic was simple. Most of those who are young, college-educated, women or minorities lean left. Older...
  • AFL-CIO cutting staff as union membership declines

    02/24/2017 4:52:48 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    hotair ^ | FEBRUARY 23, 2017 | JOHN SEXTON
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics union membership hit an all-time low in 2016 of just 10.7 percent. That decline has consequences for unions like the AFL-CIO, which Bloomberg reports is dismissing dozens of staff members: The AFL-CIO is dismissing dozens of staff members as part of a restructuring amid continuing declines in union membership and fresh political threats to labor rights. We will have to end support for some programs that dont go to our core priorities, said AFL-CIO spokesman Josh Goldstein, who declined to discuss the number of staff affected. This is about reimagining and realigning our...
  • Doctors are refusing to operate on smokers. Heres why the trend will grow.

    02/24/2017 2:34:09 AM PST · by markomalley · 106 replies
    Macon Telegraph ^ | 2/23/17 | Karen Garloch
    An irate man contacted me recently to complain hed been turned down for back surgery because hes a smoker. Its just not right, said the Charlotte man, who suffers from chronic hip and leg pain. I need this surgery. Its to the point where I cant walk around the block with my dogs. He acknowledged smoking is a bad habit, but after 35 years, hes not sure he can quit. And he doesnt think he should have to. (snip) Spector said its part of a national trend for doctors to run down a checklist of behaviors in preparation for elective...
  • Paris Tourism Falls 1.5 Million in 2016 after Terror Fears, Costs Economy 1.3 Billion

    02/22/2017 8:00:52 AM PST · by davikkm · 32 replies
    breitbart ^ | NICK HALLETT
    Paris and the surrounding region lost 1.5 million tourists on 2016 as visitors, especially from the Far East, stay away due to ongoing terror fears. According to the Comit Regional du Tourisme, the Paris Ile-de-France region also lost 1.3 billion euros in tourist income, while the number of nights spent by foreign visitors in the regions hotels also fell by 10.8 per cent. Some sights in particular have suffered deeply from the lack of tourists and cancellations by school groups, the committee says, including the Arc de triomphe which saw a 24 per cent drop in visitors. The Louvre museum,...
  • Child-Free Millennials Choose Pets Over Kids: Who Needs Children When We Can Cuddle Our Pets

    02/20/2017 7:32:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 100 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Feb. 20, 2017 | Brad Mattes
    According to government statistics, an increasing number of women from the millennial generation are opting out when it comes to having babies. Instead, it appears theyre finding an alternative more to their liking. Why the trend for young couples becoming child-free? And what have they found to fill the void? Theres an important distinction to be made between a childless couple that has no control whether or not they hear the pitter patter of little feet in their home, versus others who refer to themselves child-free. The latter is an intentional lifestyle choice not to have children. There is a...