Study finds rise in millennial perfectionism, parents and social media blamed

Study finds rise in millennial perfectionism, parents and social media blamed

A new study has found a sharp rise in perfectionism, suggesting millennials are more inclined to have unrealistic standards and harsher self-criticism than previous generations. The study published in the Personality and Social Psychology Review says perfectionism increased substantially from 1990 to 2015. It found that perfectionists tend to become more neurotic – characterized by…
We Asked Young People Why They’re into Botox

We Asked Young People Why They’re into Botox

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Just over a year ago I was sitting in a Sephora makeup chair getting the type of free, five-minute makeover you get when becoming glamorous seems like a good way to distract yourself from life’s various hard truths. As the makeup artist began to anoint me with a…
Ottawa wants to help millennials to buy homes, RBC says there is no ‘magic bullet’

Ottawa wants to help millennials to buy homes, RBC says there is no ‘magic...

With the release of the federal budget pending, there is no “magic bullet” to solve the millennial housing crisis, Royal Bank of Canada is warning Ottawa. The government is set to release its pre-election budget on March 19 and Finance Minister Bill Morneau has suggested that the budget would include measures to help millennials break…
Millennials account for highest RRSP contribution, according to BMO study

Millennials account for highest RRSP contribution, according to BMO study

A recent report shows that millennials are leading the pack when it comes to investing in their retirement. According to an annual BMO study, millennials’ contributions to their RRSPs has jumped by 87 per cent since 2016. Millennials accounted for the highest percentage increase compared to baby boomers, who saw a 30 per cent increase…

Elizabeth Warren Saw the Millennial Debt Nightmare Coming

Image by Lia Kantrowitz. Photo of Elizabeth Warren by by Scott Eisen/Getty Images. Social image split includes photo of Phil McGraw by Jerry Avenaim via Wikimedia Commons Elizabeth Warren might not seem like the type to regularly appear on Dr. Phil. But even if that biographical tidbit is nowhere to be found on her Wikipedia page, in-between…

I Rented a Friend to See if I Could Cure My Loneliness

The author (right) and her friend, Kay (who wanted to remain anonymous). All photos by the author. This article originally appeared on VICE UK. I'm in the Natural History Museum, looking at a model of a baby in its mother's womb. My friend Kay and I are grimacing at the swollen forehead, the tiny clamped…

How Startups Are Selling Stressed-Out Millennials on the Promise of Sleep

Everywhere you look, millennials are selling other millennials new products. There are those that aim to boost productivity, as a part of what tech writer Erin Griffith calls "hustle culture"––a late-capitalist environment in which employees work long hours, fuse their identities with their jobs, and pretend to love it. But then there are the products…

Millennials Tell Us the One Thing They’d Bring Back from Childhood

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. As we barrel into 2019, a lot of us might be asking some pretty tough questions of ourselves and the world. For example, we might be wondering what the exact timeline for world destruction due to climate change is going to be, whether we’ll be able to afford…

Canadian companies are using nap time as a perk to spur work

Snoozing on the job isn’t just permitted at Bob Vaez’s software company, it’s encouraged. The Toronto boss of EventMobi describes himself as “the only CEO that promotes people to sleep at work,” insisting the policy boosts productivity and company morale. READ MORE: Power naps are ideal, but experts say don’t sleep more than 90 minutes…

Corporate America Needs to Understand These 4 Keys to Working With Millennials

Millennials have a bad reputation that they don't deserve. February 14, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. We’ve all heard about (and many of us have had) negative experiences when trying relate with the millennial generation. There is much talk about how scary it’s going to be working with…

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