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Ok, so you’re probably familiar with OK Go’s treadmill music video for “Here It Goes Again,” which is one of the first videos I really remember going “viral” on YouTube a number of years ago. In case you haven’t seen it already, their newest one is pretty awesome. The song is less fun, but the video is cool.
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You’re Probably Checking Your Work Email On Vacation-But You Shouldn’t Be, Study Shows—Forbes
According to a study released today by HR consulting firm Randstad, 42% of employees reported feeling obligated to check their email during vacation, while 26% feel guilty even using all of their vacation time.
“There’s an impact on productivity, there’s an impact on allowing people to release and come back refreshed,” said Jim Link, Randstad chief HR officer, who noted that effects on employee decision making and productivity were also observed.
The numbers are even more stark when broken down by generation. Forty percent of millennial employees reported feeling guilty using their vacation time, compared to 18% of baby boomers.
Millennials squeezed out of buying a home—CNNMoney
Just 36% of Americans under the age of 35 own a home, according to the Census Bureau. That’s down from 42% in 2007 and the lowest level since 1982, when the agency began tracking homeownership by age.
It’s not all their fault. Millennials want to buy homes — 90% prefer owning over renting, according to a recent survey from Fannie Mae.
But student loan debt, tight lending standards and stiff competition have made it next to impossible for many of these younger Americans to make the leap.
Rocking the walking: Millennials drive new urban spaces—USAToday
Urban hipsters, you may not know it yet, but you’re living in a WalkUP.
Your apartment building may have an elevator, but chances are good that if you’re a Millennial in a major U.S. city, you live in a “regionally significant Walkable Urban Place,” a neighborhood where the premium is on walking rather than driving.