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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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.

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...
By Ran Zilca / Harvard Business School Publishing Corp. PEOPLE in their 20s and early 30s are in a relatively negative state of mind. This age group experiences the most negative thoughts and the least positive emotions of all age groups. What’s causing millennials so much angst? By studying a data set...
By Danica Kirka / The Associated Press LONDON—Claire Brynteson had a house, a job and a dining table that was empty once she got her three children out the door every morning. When she received a flyer telling her she could make money by renting seats at the table to people looking...
THESE young Muslims went out of their comfort zones last month. For the first time, the Chosen Youth for Change (CYC) held the World Hijab Day (WHB) at a non-Muslim area. “I really, really, enjoyed this day,” CYC President Nursophier Ingoh said. “It is our first time to celebrate it outside...
THE online social networking platform is their new playground. But with these platforms changing the practice of public relations (PR), the entry of millennials further transformed the PR industry. There was a refocusing, according to Joseph Asong, 29, PR manager of the Keds and Sperry brand. “It is safe to say...
By Tammy La Gorce / New York Times News Service JAMES Giannantonio does not consider himself a fitness maniac. But Giannantonio, a 31-year-old Philadelphian, knows he may appear that way when he visits New York. “I have the same routine every time I come,” he said. “I check in, then I take...
A Chinese feel of network gaming is now in the country. That feel is offering expensive per-hour rates, coupled with coffee and meals. This is what network-gaming firm TheNet.Com (TNC) Inc. wants to try out in the Philippine market with its latest business computer-use rental venture called High Ground TNC-Predator...
BEING in the theater since her elementary days, actress Micaela Pineda urges millennials to develop a stronger appreciation for theater. “Theater develops patience and appreciation for things that are not instant, because it is a product of a long and tedious process,” Pineda told the BusinessMirror. “It is nice to...
By Joe Gose / New York Times News Service AUSTIN, Texas—About five years ago, a young bartender in downtown Austin told Josh Delk that she was renting a house on the other side of nearby Interstate 35, in the lower part of a rambling East Austin neighborhood that stretches from the...
A new AdReaction study from Kantar Millward Brown (KMB) recently released reveals members of Generation Z have their own distinct behaviors, attitudes and responses to advertising. “Having grown up in an on-demand world of infinite choice, Gen Z in the Philippines are harder to impress than previous generations,” Jane Ng,...
By  Conor Dougherty / New York Times News Service DURING the past decade, many US cities have been transformed by young professionals of the millennial generation, with downtowns turning into bustling neighborhoods full of new apartments and pricey coffee bars. But soon, cities may start running out of millennials. Demographers, along with economists...
Story & photo by Rizal Raoul Reyes SAMANTHA Kaspar, the 19-year-old Filipino-Swiss artist, brings a beautiful and heartwarming perspective to the local art scene. What makes Samantha’s works special is the inspiration she brings to special children to harness their potential. Through the support of parents Martin and Mitzi and the Center...
AFTER working as a social-media manager, content writer and an online English teacher to Korean children, Cheryl Lynne Azarraga, 35, decided to work freelance to give more time to her two daughters. The Internet has been a big help for the gregarious morena in balancing her act as a doting...
By Jonah Engel Bromwich | New York Times News Service WE all know the stereotype: silly millennials, tethered to their phones, unable to accomplish the simplest tasks without scrolling their Instagram feeds, snapping their friends and/or tweeting inanely. But a Nielsen report released last week shows that Americans from 18 to...
PARK CITY, Utah—The story of the global nonprofit Partners in Health is the story of a few young idealists who couldn’t have started any smaller—trying to deliver primary health care in rural Haiti 30 years ago. With no structures, little money, undaunted spirits and a belief that all lives...
YOUNG Filipino men have replaced women as shopaholics, latest statistics from OLX Inc. revealed. The New York-based data hub online classifieds-site operator based its statement on information gathered by its data hub from search history and sessions on their platform in 2016. In a statement, the company said it found...