#Baby Boomers

Struggling To Save For Retirement

Anna Dixon | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK
Anna Dixon

There is a hidden group of older people who are facing significant challenges to their future. I'm not talking about the very worst off i.e. those who are reliant on benefits, rather the 1.8 million working households aged between 50 and State Pension age who - despite a significant increase in employment over the last 20 years - are earning relatively little.

Snowflakes? Millennials Put Baby Boomers To Shame

Martin Barrow | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Martin Barrow

The most odious articulation of this spiteful and contemptuous treatment of fellow human beings who had the misfortune of being born around the Millennium inevitably resorts to the use of the term 'snowflake'.

I Became A Greedy Baby Boomer, And I'm Sorry

Martin Barrow | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Parents
Martin Barrow

It should be a cause for celebration, for it is not every day that one is released from the tyranny of monthly mortgage payments. But I feel almost apologetic, guilty even. Now we are officially members of the generation of greedy baby boomers who gamed the property market and caused the housing crisis that has brought so much misery

Is The Gender Pay Gap On The Brink Of Closure For Young Women Today?

Laura Gardiner | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Politics
Laura Gardiner

This generational progress on gender pay differences will reflect a number of welcome trends including equalities legislation that millennial women's mothers and grandmothers fought for, maternity rights and welfare support, and rising higher educational participation which women in particular have benefited from. All this has meant more women breaking into high-paying occupations, and staying in them.

We Boomers Are Not Prepared To Go Gently Into That Good Night. Oh No!

Jan Shure | Posted 26.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

How do I know that? Because, around 15 years ago, 50 was the New 30; then 60 was the New 40 or the New 50 (you choose). And now, 70 is the New 50. You can probably see a pattern emerging here: as we Baby-boomers (i.e. those of us born between 1945 and 1955) hit a new milestone birthday and arrive at a new decade, that decade becomes The New 30, The New 40 or The New 50.

The 'Boomers' v Generation X

Jackie Kemp | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Politics
Jackie Kemp

They are the most innovative generation of totally-wired individuals that the world has ever seen and they have already changed the world. There was no such thing as geek chic when I was at school. And Generation X? Meet you at the cemetery gates, we can settle that score about Oscar Wilde and Keats and Yeats.

Blaming Baby Boomers for Brexit Is Just Wrong

Alan Grant | Posted 27.06.2017 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

Perhaps losing this one will teach our younger generation that 'likes' do not equal votes and that no amount of memes can get you the policy that you want. Maybe, it could be a harsh lesson for a generation that is desperately in need of one.

To Baby Boomer Brexiters, The World Is Still a Foreign Land

Dr Tony Rao | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Tony Rao

Until then, we can celebrate by living in our glorious past. European law has done much to protect the rights of doctors and countless others. European research funding has significantly progressed health care. Many parts of Europe are occupied by our Ex-Pats. But for older Brexiters, the world remains a foreign land.

Is the Housewife Set to Go the Same Way as Valets and Butlers?

Jan Shure | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

In future generations, it will be a given that women go to work, just as in the last century, it was a given that men went to work. If proof is needed, recent research from Blow LTD, an online fast-beauty provider, revealed that female millennials are the hardest workers, working the longest hours in the UK.

Baby Boomers and the Future of Health Care

Luis Alvarez | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

In the UK, the NHS talks about putting "patients in the driving seat of their care". Wearable technology, smart devices and online services are the tools we need to make that happen. And we baby boomers are going to be just fine with that.

Millennials? Y-ers? Z-ers? AA-ers? Can We Please Sort Out Our Generations?

William Higham | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK
William Higham

Teenagers today are probably the most observed and analysed generation ever. So it's ironic that we're unable to come up with a definitive name for th...

Hipster Replacement

Lynne Parker | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

In the last few weeks I've been to Hoxton, at least twice, bought trainers and a lightweight high-performance puffa jacket, adjudicated two short film awards and harvested enough menopausal facial hair to constitute the makings of a fine beard. Do I qualify as a 'hipster'? In fact, what is a 'hipster'?

Don't Blame It on the Baby Boomers

Dave Clements | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Politics
Dave Clements

It is all too tempting to blame the young for not having enough 'go' in them, for their self-pity and endless moaning about the housing ladder and tuition fees. As if they really are the most put upon generation there ever was. I'm guilty of blaming them for that.

One Baby in Four Is Born to Migrants and That Is Good for Britain

Mostafa Rajaai | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mostafa Rajaai

Such click-baiting articles no longer come as a surprise, especially from a publication which openly backed Ukip in UK's general election. Given that an EU referendum is on the horizon, we need to make sure we understand all the different aspects of immigration and the effects it has on Britain. So lets unpack what this figure actually means.

Ageism at Work Is Widening the Leadership Skills Gap

Charles Elvin | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Charles Elvin

The benefit of diverse teams is that it encourages innovation through different skills sets, and people working longer contribute to the success of the economy. Essentially over 50s are still the leaders of tomorrow.

The Day I Recieved The Scariest News of My Life

Jake Mills | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Jake Mills

I thought about the people I love, one by one, ranking them in order of how hurt I will be that they're dead. I thought about all my regrets. I've never been to New York, I've never even tasted avocado.

Gifting a Newborn: Top 10 Alternatives That Will Go Down in History!

Louisa Mallejacq Flynn | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Parents
Louisa Mallejacq Flynn

If you want to go beyond the usual gifts of baby clothes, balloons and flowers, and intend to show the special new family that you really care for them. Then why not do something truly valuable (trust me, I've had a baby) that will actually help the new family so much that it can't be quantified?

A New Generation as Generous as its Grandparents

Sophie Livingstone | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Sophie Livingstone

While we are enormously grateful to the baby boomers for digging deep into their pockets for so many years, I believe there is a new generation waiting in the wings who, if their current 'giving' is anything to go by, will be just as, if not more generous in ways that only they will determine.

Think Outside the Inbox - Keeping Pace With Technology

Monica Seeley | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Tech
Monica Seeley

In my 40+ years in science and technology, it feels as though the pace of technological change has never been faster and wrought more upheaval than now and especially in my own field of electronic communications.

Why the 'Clipped Wing Generation' Is Flying Higher Than Ever

Laura French | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura French

When people complain about the apparent loss of community and kindness, they seem to ignore the good things Generation Y have done; numerous youth-led initiatives, student-run committees in schools across the country, young people working together to create opportunity and equality for everyone.

Midwifery Training Video Launched to Save Babies Lives

Heidi Eldridge | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Heidi Eldridge

The UK has one of the worst stillbirth rates in the developed world and at least 1 third of stillbirths are related to fetal growth restriction. At least 10% of all babies born are growth restricted.

Have the Baby Boomers Become the Silver Splitters?

Sheata Karim | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sheata Karim

Those born in the baby boom period after the Second World War are recognised as one of the wealthiest generations in the UK due to comparative high incomes/low house prices. Typically, they have benefited from joint assets, such as property, savings, etc. So, why are so many deciding to divorce after achieving such success in family and wealth?

Baby Boomers - a New Marmite Test?

Toby Williamson | Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Toby Williamson

Boomers are also a bit more savvy about mental health, and a bit more willing to seek help for mental health problems than their parent's generation. They are rich in resources - some, but not all, in material resources - but also less obvious resources accumulated through life experience.

Why Your Baby Boomer Parents Are the Reason You Can't Get a Job

Freya Bromley | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Freya Bromley

In a lot of ways I think the Baby Boomers grumbling about "how easy you all have it" stems from a deep rooted guilt about their role in the demise of their own children's economy.

If We Want to House Our Future, We Need to Start Building Now

David Orr | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Politics
David Orr

For hundreds of thousands of other babies born in the UK this year, such housing options will be fantasy. But the least they will expect when finding a job after school or university is that their wages pay for a roof over their head, with enough left over to live a decent life, cover their bills and set aside towards their pension.