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Generation Gaps

Generation differences have existed since the first parents had their first children -- but what sets modern generations apart from each other? Are we really that different?

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How Generation Me Works

We have a tendency to group generations into tidy little groups based on age and shared cultural traits, but Generation Me is harder to define than most -- perhaps because it's hard to put people so determined to be individuals in boxes.


Nope, Boomers and Xers Don’t Work Harder Than Millennials

A new study shows that that the work ethic is pretty much the same for all generations. HowStuffWorks explores. See more »

10 Misconceptions About Millennials

Many of the qualities people think are inherent in Generation Y actually aren't. Learn 10 misconceptions about millennials at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Generation X Works

What is unique about Generation X? Read about Gen Xers and their generation's impact at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Generation Y Works

What is unique about Generation Y? Read about Gen Yers and what sets them apart at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the Lost Generation Works

Who are the members of the Lost Generation? Read about the Lost Generation at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the Greatest Generation Works

What was so special about the Greatest Generation? Learn about the Greatest Generation -- and how they got the name -- at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Generation Me Works

What defines Generation Me? Learn all about Generation Me at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Generation Z Works

What is unique about Generation Z? Learn more about Generation Z at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the Millennial Generation Works

The Millennial Generation is bound to make an impact. Read about the Millennial Generation at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How the Baby Boom Generation Works

What is unique about the Baby Boom Generation? Read about the Baby Boom Generation at HowStuffWorks. See more »