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They're convenient and helpful but cell phones are driving Gen Y crazy (Image Via: Daveibsen.typepad.com)

During a summer vacation in 2007, Cristina Pansolini’s cell phone kicked the metaphoric bucket and with it went her ability to enjoy a stress-free trip. Sans cell phone, how would she make plans with friends? Would her boyfriend think she was ignoring his text messages? What if she needed to […]

 
 

Does Facebook Really Make Narcissists?

Does Facebook Really Make Narcissists?

In “The Social Network,” Mark Zuckerberg’s fictional girlfriend breaks up with him after he refuses to stop talking about himself at dinner. Miffed, Zuckerberg hastily retreats to his Harvard dorm, opens a beer, and posts about his latest personal problem on the Internet for everyone to see. This opening scene […]

 
 

Gen Y Catholics

Gen Y Catholics

 Instead of cramming for classes or watching TV on Sunday nights, some 400 students gather weekly for mass  at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Greenwich Village. The choir, many of them music theater majors, sing contemporary hymns as students fill the pews. After mass, some students head  to the priests’ quarters to eat a free, home-cooked dinner. The […]

 
 

Bears on the Web: Gen-Y Gays Get a New Attitude

Twelve-year-old Lorenzo Rodriguez’s cursor hung over a link labeled “Gay Bear Porn.” He had no idea that what he was about to see would end up defining part of his identity. One click, and everything changed. Though earlier Internet adventures had helped Rodriguez accept his attraction to men, he had […]

 
 

The Electronic Umbilical Cord: A New Way to Keep In Touch

The Electronic Umbilical Cord: A New Way to Keep In Touch

Constant text messaging keeps Gen Y and their parents connected “Straight to boogie and tequila.” Farrah Aldjufrie, a senior at the University of Southern California, received that text message last week from her father who lives in Bali. “He speaks broken English because he’s Indonesian,” Aldjufrie says. “He was asking […]