So this is more of a blog post than an article but I think it poses some interesting perspective on some things a lot of 20-somethings deal with in today’s day and age. In fact, I was having a conversation with one of my good friends about this just the other day. I think the best way conversations like that, or articles like this help us though is that they make us self-aware and think about our lives in a way we maybe would not have considered. This guy had to travel the world before he could figure out.
>>Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed<<
Because who doesn’t wonder these things.
>>Where the Guys From “Mean Girls” Are Now<<
I think this is pretty hilarious, especially the attorney’s quote about buying a dozen eggs and only getting 11. But in all honesty its surprising this hasn’t come up before. For all the things people decide to sue for, and actually end up getting huge settlements for, you would think this is an easy win.
>>Subway responds to sandwich size controversy<<
>>Another blog post<<
I’m not a huge science geek but these animations are pretty darn cool to explain how things work. Take a look!
>>The Story of a Man who Outsourced His Work to China so He could Watch Cat Videos All Day <<
This man hired someone from China to do his work for a portion of his Salary, so that he could do nothing all day. The cherry on top? He was noted as the best programmer in his company for the ten years he worked there. I can’t tell if this is genius or…no this is pretty genius.
>>The Artificial Womb<<
Slightly long, but well worth the read. This article came to me from a more condensed article I read in this month’s issue of Cosmopolitan magazine ( just so I can give credit where it’s due). But seriously the concept of an artificial womb, aka the power to have babies without the woman’s body would change the world as we know it. From feminism to equal pay to dad’s bonding with a growing fetus this idea impacts EVERYTHING.
>>Why You’re More Likely to Remember a Facebook Status than a Face<<
Social media has forever changed communication and relationship and there’s no going back from that, but this article puts a new spin on things. Maybe the reason why social media is so popular isn’t only because it has revolutionized the way we carry out our social interactions on a daily basis. Maybe one of the reasons why it’s caught on like wildfire is because it mimics our day to day interactions in an approachable and easy manner.
>>The Appetite Workout<<
So i’ve always wondered how I tend to eat less and healthier when I work out more and this pretty much hashes it out. I always thought it was just that one good habit leads to another but turns out my hormones have been doing some strategic planning of their own. Go figure.
It’s official: it’s not just me; it’s my whole generation! According to literature, Generation Y/Millennials (born between 1982-2000s) is defined by our collective narcissism, need for meaning, tech-savvy and confusing dating rituals (or lack thereof). It turns out that these characteristics are borne of the phenomenon that we just think we’re better! But instead of feeling pretty good about it, our awesomeness is dragging us down. Our smart and savvy generation is marked by an intense fear of commitment – resulting in a confusing and mostly virtual dating landscape – as well as an unwillingness to settle on a career.
So what’s to blame? While Baby Boomers and Generation X did what they had to do to scrape together a living, we grew up coddled and bolstered up by our doting parents. We drank copiously from the confidence Kool-Aid that told us that we need to realize our potential! We need to do something we believe in! We’re trying to live up to our own impossibly high expectations but, in doing so, are prolonging that painful period of adolescence. And then we’re posting all that shit up on Facebook to feel less alone. The repercussions:
>> Millennials Are More ‘Generation Me’ Than ‘Generation We’ <<
>> Hannah Seligson: Understanding the Misunderstood Generation Y <<
And, to make it worse, digital media is killing romance. I even have friends who have been in serious, long-term relationships who have never been on a “real date” before!
>> The End of Courtship? <<
>> Has Facebook Ruined Love? <<
What we can all take away from this is that Generation Y just can’t manage to grow up.
So let’s try to be the adults it’s biologically possible to become…
>> Note to Generation Y Workers: Performance on the Job Matters <<
…and get our shit together! A friend recently recommended the book to help me through this time in my life: The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter — And How to Make the Most of Them Now by Meg Jay. Apparently it’s a more extensive view on the extended adolescence we seem to be experiencing and how to get past it.
We would need a book like this.
For those who hoard fun facts – like me – this is a great site:
>> todayifoundout.com <<
Today I learned the difference between “blond” and “blonde” and the fact that Marilyn Monroe was actually pretty thin. At 5’5 and around 120 lb, she was more a size 4 or 6 but with an extreme hourglass figure (a waist comparable to a size 0 or less). She wasn’t a size 14, as is widely thought.
May this be a curious year for all! Happy 2013!