How Millennials are changing travel, the “wearable era,” young adults still living with their parents
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–The New York Times Magazine proclaims, “It’s official: The boomerang kids won’t leave,” in examining the generation of young adults still living with their parents.
-These days the Cannes Lions festival is as much about technology and a broader business agenda as it is about creativity, reports The Wall Street Journal.
–Businessweek spotlights a global Nielsen survey finding that a majority of consumers say they would pay more for do-gooder products.
–The New York Times reports that big tobacco companies are backing e-cigarettes, which have blossomed into a $2.5 billion industry.
–The Guardian reports that improved technology, infrastructure and standards of living are driving a digital music gold rush in Latin America and making it a destination for big stars to tour.
-Texting is the biggest social platform for today’s teens, according to The Atlantic, which breaks down some digital stats.
-With Millennials averse to leaving a message at the tone, voice mail is on the wane, reports The New York Times.
-For American women without a college degree, having a child out of wedlock has become the norm rather than the exception, according to The Atlantic.
-Writing in Time, Jane Pauley examines what increasing longevity means for Boomers’ understanding of middle age and retirement.
-Millennials want their careers to enable social good and, consequently, are transforming corporate culture, reports Forbes. And a new survey finds that “Millennials Feel Guiltier About Taking Vacation; More Likely to Check in Outside Of Work.”
-An Atlantic writer looks at how Millennials are changing travel as they invest in meaningful overseas experiences.
-“Fear isn’t the only factor” explaining why Millennials are investing less in the stock market, says U.S. News & World Report.
-Richard Florida writes in The Atlantic that with more Baby Boomers delaying retirement, Millennials are finding fewer career opportunities.
-Millennial women save less than their male counterparts, says a report by Wells Fargo.
–New York Times blogger Vanessa Friedman poses the question, “Does sex no longer sell T-shirts?”
–Forbes examines what the “wearable era” means for future work environments.
–Adweek looks at how food brands are changing tactics in response to growing consumer focus on health and wellness.
-Gluten-free is the trend that won’t stop—The New York Times takes a look at how GF continues to gain steam among consumers.
-New York’s Daily News spotlights 10 trends in natural and organic foods.
-Despite gains in gender equality, women are still responsible for more housework than men, according to the latest American Time Use Survey, reports Time.
–The Atlantic reports that de-humanizing the restaurant experience by replacing waiters with tablets turns out to be a good thing for business.
–The Wall Street Journal proclaims that menswear is embracing “its feminine side,” while The Business of Fashion reports that the global menswear market shows no sign of slowing down, and the FT examines “Boom or hype? The truth about menswear.”
-Estée Lauder and other brands are betting big on men’s skin care, reports The New York Times.
-Adobe research finds that most American creative professionals believe mobile is transforming creativity and design, via The Drum.
–The New York Times reports on the trend of gyms adding new ways for customers to get adept at obstacle courses.
-The percentage of American students working their way through college is the lowest in over two decades, per The Wall Street Journal.
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