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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Millenials: The Next Greatest Generation?

"It's who they are, and it's where they want to take this country – I think that's what makes them so exciting and different." — Neil Howe

"It's who they are, and it's where they want to take this country – I think that's what makes them so exciting and different." — Neil Howe

The Next Greatest Generation?

Whether you call them Millennials, Generation Y or the Me Generation, one thing's for certain: These young people will change the world. But what will be its legacy? This hour, we hear TED speakers searching to define themselves and their generation.
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Natalie Warne: How Can Young People Make An Impact?

That's what is going to define our generation – when we start chasing and fighting after the things that we love, and that we want to fight for.

About Natalie Warne's TEDTalk
At 18, 's work with the movement made her a hero for young activists. She calls on young people not to let age stop them from changing the world.

About Natalie Warne
At 18, Natalie Warne worked with the Invisible Children Project — a campaign to rescue Ugandan children from Joseph Kony's child armies. She led a nationwide campaign for the project and successfully got the campaign featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Natalie now works as a film editor in Los Angeles.

Meg Jay: Is 30 The New 20?

Whatever it is you want to change about yourself, now is the time to change it.

About Meg Jay's TEDTalk
Psychologist has a message for twenty-somethings: just because marriage, work and kids happen later, doesn't mean you can't start planning now. She tells twenty-somethings how they can reclaim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.

About Meg Jay
is a clinical psychologists who specializes in adult development, particularly those in their 20s. In her practice and in her book , Jay suggests that many twenty-somethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation.

Jay says the rhetoric that "30 is the new 20" trivializes what is actually the most transformative period of our adult lives. She draws from science and stories from 10 years of clinical work to show that far from being an irrelevant downtime, our twenties are a developmental sweet spot that comes only once.

She is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Virginia and maintains a private practice in Charlottesville, Va.

Charlie Hoehn: Is There A New Way To Work?

 I lay on the ground for an hour one night just pulling out my hair in frustration, like that advice I took for my whole life, it was a lie, it was a scam.

About Charlie Hoehn's TEDTalk
graduated college during a recession, constantly hearing the mantra, "You've got to take what you can get." But after months of rejection, he stopped following that advice. He describes how he built a career by working for free.
About Charlie Hoehn

is 27 years old and he's made a career out of overcoming his anxieties and landing dream jobs — all while entering the job market during the recession.
He has helped more than a dozen best-selling authors market and sometimes write and edit their books, including by Timothy Ferriss. He also wrote an e-book guide called .



Kevin Allocca: What Does YouTube Tell Us About Millennials?

Will we look back at this and be like, 'Oh, it's interesting that they were so open about everything, about their lives?'

About Kevin Allocca's TEDTalk
YouTube Trends Manager watches and thinks about popular videos for a living. He talks about how interactive participation has become a crucial part of entertainment — and that Millennials will only demand more.

About Kevin Allocca
Writer and analyst Kevin Allocca works with , a spot for tracking the latest viral videos — and connecting to the communities that make the parodies, tributes and reply videos that circle the giant viral planets of the YouTube-iverse.


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Tavi Gevinson: What Does It Mean To Be A Teenage Feminist Today?

Part of me is like, 'Wait, this is how I'm spending my youth, checking Twitter on my phone?' But part of me is also like, 'Well, you'd be doing it, too, if you were our age.'


About Tavi Gevinson's TEDTalk
had a hard time finding strong female, teenage role models, so she built a space where they can find each other. She talks about how her site and others are putting an unapologetically uncertain and complex face on feminism.

About Tavi Gevinson
Born in April 1996, Tavi Gevinson started blogging at age 11– then rapidly became a bona-fide fashion icon. In 2009 she was featured on the cover of Pop Magazine and was invited as a special guest to New York Fashion week.

Her site for teenage girls,, broke one-million page views within five days of launching in September 2011. She's currently the editor-in-chief of the site, writes and has written for several publications including Harper's Bazaar, Jezebel, Lula, Pop Magazine and GARAGE magazine.

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