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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 the Baby Boom Generation Works

Baby boomers, boomers, Generation "Me" -- whatever you call them, they're members of the most famous and talked-about generation in history. What are the defining characteristics of this aging generation, and how will their retirement impact the rest of us? Find out in How the Baby Boom Generation Works.


Growing Up in the '80s Quiz

Growing Up in the '80s Quiz

Did you grow up in the '80s? Test your knowledge of the decade's most memorable relics at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Growing Up in the '90s Quiz

Growing Up in the '90s Quiz

Did you grow up in the '90s? Test your knowledge of the decade's most memorable relics at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Misconceptions About Millennials

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 »

Fact or Fiction: Generation Y

Fact or Fiction: Generation Y

How well do you know the members of Generation Y? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of Gen Y'ers in the workplace and in the world. See more »

Fact or Fiction: The Lost Generation

Fact or Fiction: The Lost Generation

How much do you know about the generation that came of age during World War I? Take this quiz about the Lost Generation to test your knowledge. See more »

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

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

How the Greatest Generation Works

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

How Generation Me Works

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