Study Finds That Millennials Are NOT Lazy and Are TOTALLY Motivated
In news that shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s actually met a working millennial and not just scoffed at an entire generation in an icky stereotypical rant, a study has now actually proven what we all know: Millennials are NOT lazy. And beyond that, we’re actually a generation of peeps who are TOTALLY motivated. Duh, right?!
While the groaning that millennials (aka people who are currently in their 20s and 30s) have it easier than past generations — which is not true and is, in fact, actually the opposite — and lack any type of gumption is getting tiresomely common (for real, groan-y peeps, give it a rest!), a study by Buzz Marketing group has proven the opposite.
Polling 1623 millennials, the results found that, “even though they have a great passion for starting their own businesses, there weren’t many resources available,” according to Venture Burn. There you go! The motivation is there, it’s the resources that are sorely lacking.
But don’t fret, because these daunting circumstances are NOT stopping young folks. “Millennials continued to conquer their difficulties,” Venture Burn notes, pointing out that this generation has a much higher rate of starting their own companies and venturing out on their own biz-wise.
Millennials are also changing the rigidities of past business practices by embracing (and promoting) a healthier work/life balance including flexible work hours, better benefits and a more social environment at the office. Bentley University director of Entrepreneurial Studies Fred Tuffile explains, “They’ve watched their relatives get fired and their peers sit in cubicles and they think ‘there has to be a better way.’”
Bottom line: What others perceive as laziness is actually a generation facing major hardships and STILL changing the work world. Way to rock your sitch, millennials!
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(h/t Venture Burn; photos via Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)