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You are regarded as one of the Millennials if you were born between about 1982 and the early years of this century. It is not a precise science, though.

According to The Millennial Legacy if you were born before 1982ish you may consider yourself Generation Y which was very different from the bad behavioural traits of Generation X.

The Legacy says that Generation Y are coming of age in a time of ‘extreme economic uncertainty and societal change’ which is true.

On behaviour, ‘all youth risk behaviours have decreased over the last fifteen years, including drug use, teen pregnancy, and youth violence. Furthermore, we are very close to our families, especially our parents. Family is very important to Millennials, so much so in fact that a 2010 Pew Research Center survey found that the number one goal of the majority of Millennials is “to be a good parent.” But this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Every twenty years or so, a new generation with certain features comes of age. Read more »

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Your choice of fonts reveal much about your personality


Apparently it’s not just what smart technology you possess that says a lot about you, but also what fonts you choose to use that tell the world who you are.

According to BBC Entertainment and Arts News with over 200,000 fonts to chose from, our preferred choice is crucial in revealing personality traits.

While it may not yet be an acknowledged psychological tool, fonts are nonetheless important, even how you sign an email off. Read more »

Museum of the Future, computer image

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As Dubai is pressing ahead with its Museum of the Future due to open in 2017, surely we have to ask the question – how can you have a museum to the future? Once something is in it, doesn’t it become a museum of the past, as most are?

Museum means an institution that maintains, conserves, preserves artifacts of cultural, scientific, artistic or historical significance. The future, however well guessed, is as yet unknown. So, a museum of the future??

Anyway, perhaps I’m being picky. The fact is that the $136m Museum of the Future will host innovation labs focussing on health, education, smart cities, energy and transport.

All very important, significant and of concern in our world now and will be as our futures unfold. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UEA announced at the launch of the plans, ‘it will be an incubator for ideas and real designs, a driver for innovation and a global destination for inventors and entrepreneurs.’ Read more »

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No workplace is perfect, but some are better than others
Are you working with a worker-friendly workplace? With all the concern about health and safety and lifestyles in relation to work, this is a timely question to ask.

Offices are well known as hubs of intrigue, mistrust, lies, plotting and romances. There are even apps you can get to bring some poison into the workplace – Two New Apps Bring Anonymous Hurt, Invective, Slurs and Toxicity to the Workplace (12 May 2014).

In a few years offices and the whole nature of workplace settings may be things of the past, like many of the jobs and habits of today The Future of Work In 5 Years Is Both Good News and Bad (18 March 2014). but in the meantime, a few workplace questions to consider about your own situation. Read more »

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Web browser ad-ons can make life easier


Browser add-ons? Don’t need them?

If you’re one of those people who do not stick with what you’ve got when you’ve found your perfect browser, but always want more browser add-ons … here are 11 of them, selected by Nicholas Tufnell for The Guardian.

In fact he suggested 21 of those incredibly simple yet essential additions that can make life online so much easier. Less hassle. So read on. Read more »