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The Origin of Selfies (And Why You Should Care)

If you're a Millennial that's, say, 18 or 19, then selfies have been a part of your life experience since forever. But where did they come from? Well, we can thank the (got to click on the post to find out!) for giving us the word, and - in fact - the first appearance of the word surfaced in one of the country's online news channels around 2002.

 

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, selfies, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, social media, photos, pictures, the y, Millennials, YMCA, Generation Y, Generation X, young leaders

Offices without Borders

Sunlight. Flowers. Grassy hills. Welcome to the new age. 

As you're reading this from your 5 x 5 cubicle, imagine a work space where outdoor cafe tables abound and you could choose where you want to sit -- at least that's what architects Ju-Hyun Kim and Euno Cho want you to picture. We, Millennials, are in interesting bunch (or so we've heard). And the idea of pushing over those padded, carpeted walls in favor of green space and natural isn't too far-fetched of a concept.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Leadership, imagination, creativity, inspiration, outside the box, green spaces, solar panels, cubicles, offices, work space, work environments, hot desking, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, college, students, young professionals, emerging leaders, the y, YMCA

Cain Wins First U.S. Distance Medal in World Junior Championships

In the 28 year history of the IAAF World Junior Championships, not a single American had won a medal in a distance event over 800 meters.  That changed on Thursday night at Hayward Field, when Mary Cain won the 3000 meters race with a blazing kick. more

Tags: This Week in Runners, Y, YMCA, 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships, Mary Cain, 3000, gold medal, Alexa Efraimson, Elise Cranny, 1500

It's Who You Hang Around With

This week, we posted some tips on how to network with others, based on the idea that it's who you know. Well, as you're building your network of friends and ties, think about this: when it comes to your health, does who you hang around with matter?  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, leader, Leadership, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, teens, teenagers, college, students, high school, health, healthy living, peer pressure, motivation, inspiration, Community, communities, the y, YMCA

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