Author: Lenore Skenazy

The unicorn frappucino generation
Opinion

The unicorn frappucino generation

Do you know what a finsta is? Neither did I, because I am not between the ages of 13 and 34. Anyone 13 to 18 is “Gen Z,” and those aged 18 to 34 are the much-discussed millennials. Dan Coates studies them both. His company, yPulse, is a marketing research […]

Beyond the headdress
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Beyond the headdress

When you think about Native Americans and fashion, your first thought might be (or at least mine was): Beads. Wait, no. Feathers! No; buckskin with fringe. What’s more Native American than buckskin pants worn by some high-cheeked hunter about to shoot a deer? Well… how about a Louis Vuitton arrow […]

Is bottled water really safer?
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Is bottled water really safer?

Charming, handsome and homeless, the 25-year-old we’ll call Bruce and I were eating dinner at the small downtown shelter where I volunteer once a month. We were both enjoying the pasta provided by another volunteer, but only one of us was drinking a $3 bottle of water. “WHAT?” I exclaimed […]

A whole lot of girls
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A whole lot of girls

If you’re thinking of writing a bestseller, I’ve got one word of advice for you: Girl. Put “Girl” in the title and you almost don’t have to do anything else, except figure out a plot, some twists and an ending. And don’t forget to put a girl character in there, […]

When your kid is ‘wasting’ time
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When your kid is ‘wasting’ time

Every day after school and all day on weekends, kids run outside… to get to their soccer league, or ballet lesson, or origami boot camp. It’s all good, but here’s what it isn’t. Play. Playing is something else entirely, a chance for kids to make up games, run around, paint […]