Who are the Millenial

WHAT IS A MILLENNIAL )?

Let’s move on to some actual data points about this cohort.

P.S. Don’t worry if this is all news to you – you didn’t miss “generations day” in high school. The word millennial is relatively new, and some of the specifics are nebulous, which can promote confusion.

  1. How old are they?

Demographers disagree, but the general number I use – and the one that Pew uses – is those who are between the ages of 18 to 34 in 2015.

  1. How did millennials get their name?

Credit for the moniker “millennial” goes to Neil Howe and and the late William Strauss, who first used the term in the mid-90s and wrote Millennials Rising in 2000. It was outgrowth of work they had done for a book calledGenerations, which was among the first to explore the idea that groups share qualities such as beliefs, attitudes, values and behaviors because of the time period when they grew up.

Other names applied to this generation include:

  • Generation Y: Yes, “millennial” and “Gen Y” are the same thing.
  • Echo boomers: As children of Boomers, millennials make up the largest generation since their parents.
  • Digital natives: They are the first generation who don’t know life without the internet and personal tech devices.

By the way, my personal pet peeve surrounding the name is when it is couched in the phrase “so-called millennials.” We don’t say “so-called Gen X-ers,” do we? Can’t we just call them millennials at this point?

  1. What’s next?

The race is on, of course, to coin the term for the next generation, with contenders such as Post Generation, the iGeneration and the Pluralist Generation, also known as the “Plurals.” The name that’s used most often? Gen Z. And that’s leading some to speculate on the generation after that, many of whom haven’t even been born yet. Since we are now out of letters, one expert has stepped forward to call these yet-to-be-conceived kids Generation Alpha. (Personally, I am reserving judgment until that generation is actually conceived.)

In my opinion, being “millennial” is, in many ways, a state of mind. Pew Research even has a fun quiz, “How millennial are you?” that shows where you fit on the scale and how you compare with others in your generation.

 

Millennials — those currently in their late teens to early 30s — tend to stray away from political and religious affiliations, and buck other traditional life milestones like marriage, according to a wide-ranging Pew Research study of the so-called “me” generation.

 

 

 

A jam packed Beach Day Survial  with  all  of the necessities you need for  summer  vacation  you need  for  summer vaction .You need for  spring and summer  vacation

Beach Bag Necessities

Let Begin:

  • Lemlem Scarves-Beautiful scarves that I will use as a shawl in the spring
  • ReadingMaterial
  • Wet Wipes
  • Hair Brush
  • First Aid
  •  Flip Flops
  • Evian Mineral Water Spray -Honestly, it feels really good and the mist comes out perfectly – because obviously it helps to have water + air come out through an aerosol spray can but maybe misting on water can work just as well haha – especially when I go to the beach that works fine for me.
  • Lip Balm by Banana Boat-Protect this product from excessive heat and direct sun
  • Ribbon Hair Ties
  • Water proof phone cover –

    Insten Universal Apple Green Lightning Waterproof Pouch Dry Bag Case with Lanyard for iPhone 6S Plus 6 Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge S5 at  Staple.com

  • Beach Hat -Women’s Oversized Floppy Hat with Gold Braid – Merona at Target.com
  • sundress Women’s Off the Shoulder Paisley Print Bell Sleeve Dress – Knox Rose at Target.com
  • snacks:Beach Picnic Lunches :

    Healthy Snack Suggestions

    • Nuts and fruit or try nut butter for dipping with a banana or apple
    • Whole wheat crackers (with no added sugar) with low-fat cheese cubes
    • Veggie sticks and hummus
    • Yogurt and granola
    • ½ sandwich: choose whole-wheat bread & add lean meat and veggies
    • Ricotta cheese sprinkled with cinnamon to spread on whole-wheat bread or crackers
    • Veggie sticks with Greek yogurt dip: Add powdered ranch dip mix to plain Greek yogurt for a delicious, high protein dip
    • Grapes and a string cheese
    • If granola bars are what they crave, look for a brand that contains a decent amount of fiber and protein. Lara bars or Kashi TLC bars are an example.
    • Whole grain tortilla chips with black bean dip and/or salsa. Make dips from scratch if time permits
    • Cottage cheese with fruit
    • Fruit salad parfaits: Fruit salad is always a picnic favorite. Berries and peaches are a great addition to a summer fruit salad because they are in-season. Try dividing up the fruit salad into plastic containers; add yogurt and granola or nuts for a sweet treat.
    • Pasta salad: Pasta salad is a great picnic choice because it is served cold. Use whole-wheat pasta and add diced tomatoes, onion, red and green bell peppers, and grated carrots. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over it. Grilled chicken would be a great addition to the pasta salad if craving a more filling meal.
    • Snack it up: Pair a couple snacks listed above for a non-traditional lunch. Kids love options and making decisions so try a cheese, cracker, and fruit platter that will give them different options to pick from. The same can be done with a veggie platter. Cut up celery, carrots, broccoli, and bell peppers and offer a choice of dips such as hummus, bean dip, and ranch dip.
    • Sparkling waters are great if you like a little fizz to your drinks. Try a flavored variety or add your own flavor by adding a splash or cranberry juice or lemonade.
  • Sunscreen: Aveeno Active Naturals Aveeno Hydrosport SPF 30 Sprayat
  • Mix and Bikins  at Victoria Secret ,Old Navy ,or Target
  • cellphoneCharging -Pocket Juice 6,000 AC Plug Black at staples.com
  •  Foster Grant SunglassesS08014FGX207 for $20.00.Wear these aviators to up the cool factor wherever you go under the sun. Classic thin gunmetal frames combine with copper rose mirrored lenses for a look that just works

 Amazing Summer Finds, All Under $25

We are sharing some of our favorites today. You cannot get through summer without things like hats and shoes, right?  Check out some of these adorable floppy hats, flip flop, a great selection of sunglasses and some really cool beach totes.

FLOPPY HATS:

    1. Vince Camuto Striped Floppy Hat — $14.84
    2. MG Solid Peak Toyo Sun Hat — $22.95
    3. NYFASHION101 Teardrop Panama Fedora — $15.99
    4. Elufly Flower Summer Large Wide Hat — $15.45
    5. Siggi Women Summer Straw Wide Brim Beach Hat Hand-Made — $27.99

SUNGLASSES:

  1. Corciova Oversized Sunglasses — $16.95
  2. Sunny & Love Cat Eye Sunglasses — $14.99
  3. Retro Optics Wayfarer 80’s Sunglasses — $5.25
  4. Zero UV Round Horned Sunglasses — $9.99
  5. Veithdia Aviator Sunglasses — $25.00
FLIP FLOPS:
  1. Sanuk Yoga Spree Flip Flops — $22.37
  2. Teva Decker’s Flip Flops — $18.59
  3. Reef Swing 2 Flip Flops — $17.00
  4. Roxy Cabo Flip Flops — $20.00
  5. Volcom Have Fun Flip Flops — $7.96

Wardrobe Essentials EveryWoman Will Need in 2017

These are pieces that are on trend this spring and will provide a basic foundation for your spring wardrobe. You will need to discern which pieces you should add to your closet based on your own lifestyle and wardrobe needs, shoes, and accessories that you may want to consider.

 

..2017 Essential: Fun Platform HeelsFun Platform Heels

MR by Man Repeller Velvet Platforms, $520, available at mrporter.com

Slogan T-Shirts2017 Essential: Slogan T-Shirts

Give a Damn T-Shirt, $45, available atthedeependclub.com

2017 Essential: Sneakers for Every Occasion

Sneakers for Every Occasion

Adidas Original Gazelle Sneaker, $80, available aturbanoutfitters.com

Dramatic Sleeve Tops2017 Essential: Dramatic Sleeve Tops

Zara Tie-Up Ruffle Top, $36, available at zara.com

Perfect Vintage Jeans2017 Essential: Perfect Vintage Jeans

Re/Done Straight Skinny Jeans, $255, available atshopredone.com

Powerful Pink Everything2017 Essential: Powerful Pink Everything

H&M Pleated Skirt, $60, available at hm.com

Sheer Lacy Tops2017 Essential: Sheer Lacy Tops

Anine Bing Lace Bralette, $99, available ataninebing.com

Luxe Athletic Pieces2017 Essential: Luxe Athletic Pieces

Tory Sport Tech Knit Ribbed Sweater, $195, available at torysport.com

Daytime Shine2017 Essential: Daytime Shine

J.Crew Collection Cigarette Pants, $198, available at jcrew.com

Spring/Summer 2017 Colour Trends

The top colors for Spring 2017 fashion are:

PANTONE 17-4123 Niagara

Comfortable and dependable, Niagara leads the PANTONE Fashion Color Report as the most prevalent color for spring 2017. Niagara is a classic denim-like blue that speaks to our desire for ease and relaxation.

PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow

By contrast, Primrose Yellow sparkles with heat and vitality. Inviting us into its instant warmth, this joyful yellow shade takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days.

PANTONE 19-4045 Lapis Blue

Conveying even more energy is Lapis Blue. Strong and confident, this intense blue shade is imbued with an inner radiance.

PANTONE 17-1462 Flame

A red-based orange, Flame, is gregarious and fun loving. Flamboyant and vivacious, this wonderfully theatrical shade adds fiery heat to the spring 2017 palette.

PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise

Island Paradise is a refreshing aqua that calls to mind a change of scenery. A cool blue green shade that speaks to our dream of the great escape, Island Paradise is emblematic of tropical settings and our desire to unwind.

PANTONE 13-1404 Pale Dogwood

Continuing the tranquil mood, Pale Dogwood is a quiet and peaceful pink shade that engenders an aura of innocence and purity. The unobtrusive Pale Dogwood is a subtle pink whose soft touch infuses a healthy glow.

PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery

Bringing forth a refreshing take, Greenery is a tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent. Illustrative of flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

PANTONE 17-2034 Pink Yarrow

Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical, unignorable hue that tempts and tantalizes. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, the lively Pink Yarrow is a captivating and stimulating color that lifts spirits and gets the adrenaline going.

PANTONE 18-0107 Kale

Evocative of the great outdoors and a healthy lifestyle, Kale is another foliage-based green that conjures up our desire to connect to nature, similar to the more vivacious Greenery. And, just as we see in nature, this lush and fertile natural green shade provides the perfect complementary background to the more vibrant tones in the palette.

PANTONE 14-1315 Hazelnut

Rounding out the spring 2017 colors is Hazelnut, a key neutral for spring. This shade brings to mind a natural earthiness. Unpretentious and with an inherent warmth, Hazelnut is a transitional color that effortlessly connects the seasons.

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