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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 [email protected] Editorial rules apply.

Retailer’s new line blurs boundaries, with gender-fluid millennials in mind

LONDON—Serena Rees, a founder of Agent Provocateur, who earned herself a fortune in the 1990s by making kinky lingerie a wardrobe staple, sat on...

Dubai mesmerizes Filipina millennial

SKYSCRAPERS made her stay. Especially in the evenings, Cheryl Lynne Azarraga says she doesn’t grow tired of watching the skyscrapers weeks after landing in...

Shopee maintains PHL as important market

ONLINE shopping portal Shopee said the Philippines remains an important market as a big portion of the population is composed of technology-savvy millennials. In an...

I made love in the kitchen

SO much like almost infanticipating, my girlfriend would, as a matter of habit, crave for something, most often at such ungodly hours. And like...

Young athlete credits supporters vs apparel

DESPITE her achievements in running, Skechers brand ambassador Lauren Lim, 24, is flattered whenever she is called a prodigy because she thinks it is...

Samsung eyes Pinoy Millennials as market

South Korean consumer electronics firm  Samsung is eyeing Filipino millennials as the main market for its Soundbar audio products. “We definitely are focusing on the...

How millennials got a 6-figure start on retirement saving

IF you’ve read the latest headlines, you know millennials get a mixed financial rap. Some reports say they’re throwing their money away on avocado...

Mansplaining explained

’MANSPLAINING” is a new jargon that essentially occurs when a man talks condescendingly to someone—most likely a woman—about something he has complete knowledge of...

Developmentally disabled and going to college

HALF-a-dozen students, some in Syracuse University t-shirts, sat around a conference table joking about appropriate job-interview outfits. No bathing suits, pajamas or Halloween costumes....

Millennials help lift Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Two young graduates from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) did the unthinkable last summer: They quit enviable jobs in New...

Ex-cager drops ball to aim and shoot for Gelato biz

VON Lacorte is on a full-court press on the hard court of business. Lacorte, 31, received some offers from universities whose coaches have seen him...

Opportunities teem in Asia-Pac sun-care market, research baresa

ASIA-PACIFIC millennials’ concern about sun damage offer innovation opportunities for sun-care market, a study by market research firm GlobalData Plc. revealed. According to GlobalData, its...

Death in the john

ONE of my greatest fears is to die in the bath. Yes, fear of death is constant. But what make it even scarier are the...

Café owner sees giving back a tack to perk up millennials

GIVING back to society makes most people feel good. For Michael Harris Conlin, it makes for good business. Thus, Conlin, president and CEO of Henry...

Pittsburgh’s tech revamp into millennials’ hot spot

PITTSBURGH—In 2015 Monocle magazine, a favorite read of the global hipsterati, published an enthusiastic report on Lawrenceville, the former blue-collar neighborhood here filled with...

Terror victims are those who live in constant fear

THE constant news on terrorism reminds me of my teacher who shared a story about paranoia. She said in a public bus sat a black...

Young mother harnesses passion in online business

NECESSITY invented this mother. And the need to raise her own cash brought Nikki Molina-Halili into the world wide web as a businessman. “I was...

Fidget spinner: That devious plot to ‘zombify’ Russia

MOSCOW—The West, in general, and the United States, in particular, are hatching all manner of diabolical anti-Russian plots, if reports in the state-controlled news...

Patties make path to profit for students

AT the corner of Fatima Avenue, something aromatically familiar grasps passersby. Following the scent brings the curious to a decrepit gate that, when opened, surprises...

8 ways to be focused and kill distractions 

THE ability to concentrate and focus is at an all-time low. The distractions of the world are growing stronger each day. It’s too easy to entertain...