#Baby Boomers

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.

Tapping Into the Millennial Spirit

Lindsay Pattison | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK
Lindsay Pattison

A quick glance around the office tends to make me feel older than I am. Or that it's time for botox. That's because at Maxus, over 70% of our team are from the so-called Millennial generation. In fact, a whopping 70% our global workforce is now aged under 33.

Older Models in Fashion: More Visibility for Older Women

Alex B | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alex B

Having older models in fashion and beauty spreads is important, to show that beauty is not to be found only amongst the very young, to give women the confidence to embrace their age without feeling compelled to set themselves the impossible goal of eternal youth.

Let's Hear It for the Oldies...

Robin Lustig | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Robin Lustig

Here's a little conundrum for you to chew over: it's estimated that over the next decade, there'll be something like 13.5 million job vacancies in the UK, but only 7 million young people will be leaving full-time education. So who's going to fill those jobs?

Stop Bashing Generation Y: They Are the Future

Helena F Williams | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Politics
Helena F Williams

There is a whole generation of voters out there, ready to be won if somebody can be bothered. Whilst I won't hold my breath, I'll keep an eye out (and a vote) for someone who can show that they care with real, helpful policies for Generation Y.

Could Star Trek Hold Some Answers?

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

It was fortuitous that Star trek premiered in London on Thursday. Fortuitous because it book-ened a week which started with a tragic factory fire in Bangladesh. A factory producing cheap clothing for global brands sold internationally... today we find ourselves at a crossroads between the world we have always had and (metaphorically) the world of Kirk and Spock.

Generation Y Bother

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lewis Shepherd

Many young people now feel as though they have been let down and lied to about their futures, so feel as though there's no point trying any more, and yes some may feel that menial work is below them, but this is a minority.

Would you rather be a Boomer?

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vivi Friedgut

I am often asked how we dare preach saving to young people living in debt. I am asked how it is possible that the young-and-broke generation, my generation, can be asked to make even further sacrifices by saving for their future.

The Generation Frame

Bobby Duffy | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Politics
Bobby Duffy

But we also have a balance between generations, with four roughly equally sized and culturally quite distinct adult cohorts co-existing - those born pre-1945, baby boomers, gen x and gen y. It's easy to miss this when we discuss our national demographic profile, because we tend to focus on how the population is ageing.

Older Age - New Rites and Responsibilities?

Jilly Forster | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jilly Forster

If we stick to the thinking that old age is a fatal disease we must ignore till it happens, then our society is doomed.

Moving Up, Down and Across: How to Stimulate the Housing Market & Improve Retirement Living

Nick Sanderson | Posted 06.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Sanderson

The UK housing market has filled the headlines in recent years, with many commentators decrying the stagnation of the sector. Solutions have not been forthcoming, but it is safe to say that the shortage in housing stock requires an honest appraisal, followed by an injection of purpose and innovation.

Britain's Population Timebomb Defused?

Barney Stringer | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Barney Stringer

Unpredicted and unannounced Britain now finds itself right in the middle of an extraordinary new baby boom, a fresh bulge-generation that will help shape our country for the rest of the 21st century. Has Britain cheated demographic destiny?