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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 X Works

If you were born sometime between the mid-60s and the beginning of the 80s, you're considered part of Generation X, a loose demographic that came after the postwar Baby Boomers and before the so-called Millennials. What makes Gen-Xers tick?


10 Misconceptions About Millennials

 10 Misconceptions About Millennials

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How Generation X Works

 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

 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

 How the Lost Generation Works

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How the Greatest Generation Works

 How the Greatest Generation Works

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How Generation Me Works

 How Generation Me Works

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How Generation Z Works

 How Generation Z Works

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

How the Millennial Generation Works

 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

 How the Baby Boom Generation Works

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

How Generation Gaps Work

 How Generation Gaps Work

Generation gaps are usually harmless, but they can do some damage in the workplace. Read about the ups and downs of generation gaps at HowStuffWorks. See more »