11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 08/7/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun… 1. A $332K test tube hamburger assembled from cow stem cells doesn’t taste all that good. (Learn more at AARP) 2. More than a third of young American adults — a record 21.6 million of them — are living with their parents. (Learn more at AARP) 3. Before being launched into space, the 13-inch robot Kirobo said, “one small step for me, a giant leap for robots.” (Learn more at USA Today) 4. If you’re already bored with snail …

Record 21.6 Million Young Adults Live With Parents

Posted on 08/1/2013 by | Money and Work | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsPerhaps you thought that by your 50s and 60s you’d be relishing the peace and quiet of an empty nest. You might have been wrong. Boomerang kids are back, along with the kids who never left the nest. A record 21.6 million young adults ages 18 to 31 (36 percent of that age group) lived in their parents’ homes in 2012. That’s the highest share in 40 years, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data by the Pew …

Boomers Turn the Tables in the Restaurant Industry

Posted on 05/16/2013 by | Who's News | Comments

Bulletin TodayIn the restaurant business, the conventional wisdom used to be that attracting young adults was the surest road to profit, because people invariably tended to dine out less as they got older. But boomers, an iconoclastic generation that’s refuted so many other age stereotypes, are upending the old equation. A recent study by NPD Group shows that visits to commercial food establishments — both restaurants and “snack” establishments such as coffee shops — by customers 65 and older have grown nearly …

Millennials Find Unique Ways to Give Back this Holiday

Posted on 12/12/2012 by | Tampa, Florida | Comments

VolunteeringWe’re social, tech savvy spenders who have the shortest attention spans that make us one of the most well known generations. Who are we? We are millennials and we want to give your non-profit organizations more than any other generation. We also want to get involved more than just monetarily with non-profit organizations. We are looking for an outlet to show our generosity, and in a way that satisfies our need to give.  In fact, we are more prone to …

Hiring Managers Prefer Older Workers to Millennials

Posted on 09/26/2012 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin Today | WorkEmployers would rather hire workers over 50 than those under 30, according to a new survey. Hiringmanagers said “mature workers” were more reliable, more professional and had better writing skills, among other benefits. Younger workers were seen as having a less positive work ethic and being less skilled at time management. They did have the edge, however, when it came to creativity and technological savvy.