Pew Research – Lifestyles of the Young and Restless

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Millennials are detached from institutions, networked with friends.

The Millennial generation, now ranging in age from 18 to 33, is forging a distinctive path into adulthood. They are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion, linked by social media, burdened by debt, distrustful of people, in no rush to marry— and optimistic about the future.

 

 

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Life as a Teenager in 1994, 2014, and 2034 – What a difference a generation makes! – Part One

Futurist Thomas Frey: How quickly we forget. Events of 20 years ago seem like a distant memory, but 1994 was the year when Nelson Mandela was elected President of South Africa, O.J. Simpson was arrested for killing his wife, huge massacres were happening in Rwanda and Sarajevo, and China got its first connection to the Internet.

 

 

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Top 8 products the Facebook generation will not buy

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Consumer tastes of the Facebook generation is changing at a greater rate than ever.

The purchasing habits of the youngest generation present the most dramatic shifts in consumer tastes — a reflection of what they find important, and are changing at a greater rate than ever. 24/7 Wall St. has identified eight popular products that the “Facebook generation” is not buying.

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Internet porn ruining the sex lives of an entire generation of young men

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Internet porn a serious problem as a new generation of men to lose their libidos 30 years sooner than expected.

Young men in their 20s apparently are increasingly having trouble in the bedroom — and it’s all because they’re addicted to pornography, according to a report in Psychology Today.

 

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Gen Y Just Slow Starters, Not Slackers: Study

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Dependence on Mom and Dad prepares them to be successful adults.

Generation Y is often thought of as a slacker group of young adults who have failed to launch, delaying real careers and families until later in life. But new research suggests their heavy dependence on Mom and Dad might ultimately prepare them to be successful adults.  

 

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The Growing Thirst for Power in India

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Over the coming years, the need for power in India will more than double

India requires an additional 100,000 megawatts of power by 2012. The country currently has a peak deficit of 18 percent and an overall deficit of 9 percent. While India possesses the fifth largest electricity generation capacity in the world, it has low per capita consumption at just 606 units, less than half of China s consumption per head.
While concerns exist over Chinese- managed projects close to India s border areas, opportunities exist for politically neutral energy providers to service the India market.
According to the Ministry of Power, the total installed capacity in India is calculated to be 145,554.97 megawatts. They also state that:
Generation capacity of 122 GW; 590 billion units produced (1 unit = 1kwh) CAGR of 4.6% over the last four years
India has the fifth largest electricity generation capacity in the world with low per capita consumption at 606 units
Transmission and distribution network of 5.7 million circuit kilometers
Coal-fired plants constitute 57% of the installed generation capacity, followed by 25% from hydroelectric power, 10% gas-based, 3% from nuclear energy and 5% from renewable sources
The State Electricity Regulatory Commission has said that India possesses a vast opportunity to grow in the field of power generation, transmission, and distribution. The target of over 150,000 megawatts of hydroelectric power germination is yet to be achieved. However, by 2012, India requires an additional 100,000 megawatts of generation capacity. A huge capital investment is required to meet this target. This has resulted in numerous power generation, transmission, and distribution multinationals to establish operations in the country under the PPP program. The power sector is still experiencing a large demand-supply gap, and this has called for an effective consideration of some of strategic initiatives. There are strong opportunities in transmission network ventures an additional 60,000 circuit kilometers of transmission network is expected by 2012 with a total investment opportunity of about US$ 200 billion.
According to the Ministry of Power, the implementation of key reforms is likely to foster growth in all segments as follows:
Coal based plants at pithead or coastal locations (imported coal)
Natural gas/CNG based turbines at load centers or near gas terminals
Hydroelectric power potential of 150,000 MW is untapped as assessed by the government of India
Renovation, modernization, upgrading and life extension of old thermal and hydroelectric power plants
Opportunities exist in:
Allowing foreign equity participation up to 100% in the power sector under the automatic route.
Encouraging the private sector to set up coal, gas or liquid-based thermal projects, hydroelectric projects and wind or solar projects of any size
Constitution of independent state electricity regulatory commissions
Deregulation of the ancillary sectors such as coal
Introduction of the Electricity Act and the notification of the national electricity and tariff policies
Provision of income tax holiday for a block of 10 years in the first 15 years of operation and waiver of capital goods import duties on mega power projects (above 1,000 MW generation capacity)
Unbundling of the state electricity boards (SEBs) into generation, transmission, and distribution companies for better transparency and accountability
Initiatives the government has introduced to facilitate foreign investment in the sector under the automatic route:
Unbundling of vertically integrated SEs
Open access to transmission and distribution network
Distribution circles to be privatized
Tariff reforms by regulatory authorities

India requires an additional 100,000 megawatts of power by 2012. The country currently has a peak deficit of 18 percent and an overall deficit of 9 percent. While India possesses the fifth largest electricity generation capacity in the world, it has low per capita consumption at just 606 units, less than half of China s consumption per head.

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Ten Word Wiki

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Ten Word Wiki describes itself as “an encyclopedia for the ADD generation.” The site is like Wikipedia, but all entries are limited to ten words. Since there aren’t that many entries yet, you may want to browse the “recent changes” tab and then take a stab at some entries of your own!
Here is the entry for “pie”.

A savoury or sweet gloop, usually lumpy, encased in pastry.

And for “Lance Armstrong”…

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Gifted Project: Shaping A Genetic Future Through Children’s Dreams And Fantasies

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Gifted is a project by Will Carey which seeks ways of shaping the future by engaging with the generation who will be faced with such scenarios and decisions, seeking the reactions and opinions of children themselves.  It raises questions about how children could use their fantasies and dreams to imagine an alternative genetic future. 

 

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3-Generation Households Enhance Economic Well-Being Of Children

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For struggling single moms, 3-generation households are better than 2

Living in a three-generation household can significantly enhance the economic well-being of children, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Southern California and the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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The Average 50 Year Old Is Healthier And Fitter Than 25 Year Old

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The typical 50-year-old has only 1,990 calories each day, does at least four forms of exercise and treats themselves to just one piece of junk food each week

Researchers found the average 25-year-old consumes over 2,300 calories a day, exercises only three times a week and munches on 12 types of junk food a month.

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