CULTURE

Life Pro Tip: Don’t Assume Demographics. Just Ask

A few weeks ago, I tried to sum up my bicultural experience on this blog. TL;DR – it’s tough to identify as Hispanic and American at the same time. It’s especially tough when you don’t look or sound like the media’s stereotypical portrayal of Hispanic. I look nothing like J.Lo, and I definitely do not sound “exotic” [eyeroll] 🙄 like …

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CULTURE

Growing Up Bicultural in America, and Learning to Embrace It

Last month, I experienced one of the proudest moments ever as I watched my niece Ashley graduate from university. [She’s only seven years younger than I am, so we’re close – almost more like sisters than aunt|niece.] The most touching moment of the entire weekend was when Ash delivered her speech as the selected student speaker for the school’s …

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FBG$

Hey Brides, Quit Making Your Friends Pay For the Start of Your Lives

Entitled. Narcissistic. Selfish. If you’re a millennial, there’s no doubt you’ve heard these words to describe your generation so freely. We really do have a bad rap among older folks. In a 2014 survey [pdf] of American adults, 71% described millennials as selfish, while 65% said they’re an entitled group of people. I’ve always disagreed …

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RELATIONSHIPS

The Definitive Answer: Who Pays for the First Date?

My fellow millennials – listen up. I don’t care if you’re from NYC, Cincinnati or middle-of-nowhere Arkansas. I don’t care if you’re a lady, dude or you don’t identify with either gender. I don’t care if you’re black, white, Asian, Jewish, Buddhist, or purple. I don’t care if you’re heterosexual or LGBTQ+. If you are, however, …

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LIFE

Too Much Stuff? Minimalism is the Move

I’ve said it time and time again: Millennials value experiences over things. I often cite a July 2014 Eventbrite survey that reveals just how much. In it, 78% of millennial consumers said they’d rather spend their extra cash money on an experience/event over a product. For a lot of people, that probably means deciding to …

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LIFE

Brand Yourself: 5 Tips to Learn From Drake

My friends, 2015 is the year of Drake — my favorite millennial in the history of millennials. (Though if you really know me, you are well aware that every year since 2003 has been “The Year of Drake.”) Drake kicked off 2015 by releasing a surprise album that was unlike anything we’d heard from him …

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