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Boomerang Kids: A Cultural Shift?

According to recent Pew Research data, the national unemployment rate for 18 to 34 year olds declined to 7.7 percent in the first third of 2015. Yet now even more Boomerang Kids – many with a college degree, huge student loans and poor job prospects – are living with their parents than in the Great Recession. Millennials were hardest hit during those years and economic growth since has been slow. The 20s, now defined as Adultolescence, are considered a crucial decade when the lessons learned influence who they become as adults. Some … Continue reading

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Virtual Book Tour: Dr. Stephen Geller

Today we’re thrilled to host author Dr. Stephen Geller on our blogsite. As the chairman of Pathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for 22 years, he has woven his clinical experience into his first novel, A Little Piece of Me. The main character, pianist Marcia Kleinman, is forced to make heart-wrenching decisions when her little boy is diagnosed with a rare liver disease. Marcia increasingly finds solace at her piano, searching for the ever-elusive heart of Beethoven’s Appassionata. As Max’s health declines, music is her salvation. She rediscovers her spirit, passion and strength … Continue reading

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Getting Away

“Do everyone a favor – get out of here. Just go away.” Have you heard these words from anyone at your job or at home? If so, they might be giving you some good advice. Americans are known to be hard workers, with the average number of paid vacation days in the U.S. ranking below that of most other developed countries. And, even when employees have accrued them, many don’t take all of their eligible time off. A recent study of American workers found that 15% had not taken any … Continue reading

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The Positive Qualities of Millennials

If you’re the Mom of a Millennial or have a boomerang kid back home, you must know they don’t all fit into a single category. Yet the media continues to describe that generation as lazy, outspoken, with a sense of entitlement. Sure, they also mention the huge student loans, poor job market, and stagnant wages. But labels make you wonder about the credibility of the source. The financial collapse caught Baby Boomers by surprise and impacted the growth of their emerging adult children. Now, still, too many Millennials are not living … Continue reading