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The Millennials

The Millennials

Characterized by their enthusiasm for technological and communication advances, members of the so-called Generation Y blazed paths in a new world of information-sharing using social-networking technologies. Join us as we look into the social, economic and political issues arising from an increasingly networked society in light of technological changes, and how they reshape and influence the lives and relationships of a generation who grew up in a hyperconnected world. This space would devote a textual gramophone for the 15- to 29-year-olds. If you belong to this generation, send an 800-worded essay to opinion@businessmirror.com.ph. Editorial rules apply.

GERALD Randolph Anderson believes sports is a positive force on people regardless of their status in life. Sports can inspire people to hurdle the challenges in the bigger game called life, the 28-year-old actor said. Fresh off his first 42-kilometer run at a recently concluded marathon in Los Angeles, Anderson likens...
I’ve been seeing a lot of shy girls apologize for their “selfie”, as if they needed permission to take a picture of themselves. They apologize and say: “It’s ‘coz I like my make up,” or “Pagbigyan na lang kasi good mood.” Just to give a backgrounder, a selfie was originally...
By Eilene Zimmerman / New York Times News Service ONE of the things Tina Campt, a professor and director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, has noticed about the young women in her classes is their radically open notion of sexuality and gender. “These students want the freedom to express...
By Regina Garcia Cano / The Associated Press LAS VEGAS—The US gambling mecca’s efforts to draw millennials and new visitors are paying off. A third of Las Vegas tourists last year were millennials—those between 18 to 35—up from less than a quarter in 2015, according to a report commissioned by the Las...
By David W. Chen | New York Times News Service THE program to provide free tuition for students at New York state’s public colleges and universities passed on Friday by the Legislature has been hailed as a breakthrough and a model for other states that will change the lives of...
By Tanya Mohn / New York Times News Service ON a recent afternoon in Medellín, Colombia, a group of 22 out-of-towners gathered to brainstorm and then met up with locals. They weren’t on vacation. Nor had they met by coincidence. They were participants in a program run by Unsettled, a new start-up...
By Valeriya Safronova / New York Times News Service NEW YORK—On a windy winter on Thursday evening, six women clustered around a table in the airy, modern Manhattan apartment of Ann Shoket, the former editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine. Between them sat two large platters of pizza and several half-empty bottles of...
By Rizal Raoul Reyes HIS life, and wealth, started even before his 40th birthday. For 36-year-old Joseph Calata, the CEO of publicly listed Calata Corp., Hollywood films served its purpose. “I like these kinds of movies—The Saint, Ocean’s Eleven series and Swordfish, among others—because the characters were able to accomplish an...
By Maxine Nicole Mamba FOR those of you who want to leave your jobs and be entrepreneurs, and even for those who are working on brands and want to build a future for yourself in the company, I got some sage advice from a tried-and-tested entrepreneur. Ishwar Chugani is the managing...
Story & photo by Rizal Raoul Reyes A young executive behind the Urban Rugged Gear (URGe) gadget and accessories store is bullish on the spending patterns of Filipino millennials and the Gen Z. In an interview with the BusinessMirror, Tenkie Box Concepts Inc. President Jay Tengo revealed the firm decided to...
By Kelli Kennedy / The Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida—It’s not really about the meal at the monthly Conscious Family Dinner, although there is plenty of vegan Indian food. You can spend time in a cuddling sanctuary, sit down with a tarot reader, chat about career goals with a life coach...

Belle: Then and now

I watched Beauty and the Beast in the movie theater with my mom many years ago, and I watched the musical live-action film just recently. As much as I would have wanted to avoid comparisons, I think it is just human nature that, being there is a reference, there...
LAS VEGAS—The future of Hollywood movies is in the hands of young and diverse audiences. At CinemaCon on Tuesday studio executives and representatives from the National Association of Theater Owners touted the importance of both groups in growing the movie business. Higher ticket prices helped push the motion-picture industry to...
By Jessica Bennett / New York Times News Service AUSTIN, Texas—As at most tech startups, the fridge was stocked with green juice and cold brew coffee. Unlike at most tech startups, there was not a single man present. Instead of buzzwords like disruption and market share, the agenda items for that day’s...
WHEN most billionaires share their tales, a common denominator is that they started from the ground up: Gokongwei sold candles; Sy manned a sari-sari store. Same old story and different inspirational TV program but with all of them starting their empires at a very tender age, the question still gets...
Story & photo by Rizal Raoul Reyes SHE’S not a geek. Still, Filipina-British stage actress Rebecca Faith Coates is serious at securing a pre-medical degree speech and language pathology at the De La Salle University-Health Sciences Institute (DLSU-HIS). “Basically, I want to help people who can no longer be able to...
SMALL rooms are in the DNA of a number of new hotel brands, including Moxy Hotels from Marriott and Vib from Best Western, that are chasing millennial travelers. Now house rentals are shrinking too with the rise of the tiny-house hotel. Proponents of shrunken living spaces champion environmental and economic...
By Beth J. Harpaz / The Associated Press NEW YORK—Daniel Houghton was just 24 years old when he became CEO of Lonely Planet in 2013. Since then, he’s restructured the company, expanded its digital presence and, to the surprise of many who feared he’d kill off Lonely Planet guidebooks, he’s grown...
A group of advocates mostly using online social media is targeting millennials on its maiden summit in the country to expands its audience on financial literacy.  The Global Filipino Investors Inc. (TGFI), a group that started as an online forum of Filipinos working abroad, will hold its first “Financial...
JOHN Johnine Tutaan knows the hubs and spokes of daily travel: he bikes to work. Tutaan, a nurse at a hospital in Makati City, also pedals home to Mandaluyong City. Cycling is good for the cardiovascular system and keeps the body fit, Tutaan said. “It’s also a fellowship of different ages,” he...
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