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The Millennium Generation Facts

A recent study has been done by PewReesearch in the USA, which focusses on social and demographic trends.

I guess, from the reading the report that I too am a “millennial” as I fall into the category of the last generation to hit adulthood which ranges from people who are 18 years old to 33 years old. We were around and old enough to remember welcoming in the Millennium. The Millennium 02 Arena - London

Although the report was done on USA citizens, a lot of the findings are relatable world wide with the exception of the political facts which go quite American, rather than global which I have over looked in the report and left out of the facts I found most interesting. Despite the political facts, I found a lot of the facts relatable and more so interesting.

PEW RESEARCH CENTER

PEW RESEARCH CENTER

Here is a brief summary of the full report, which you can read here

  • Millennials are getting married later in life and at a slower pace than previous generations mainly because of economic hardships – this results in a lot of babies being born out of wedlock. A large amount, 69% said they would like to be married but money does not permit.
  • Half of the millennial identify as being politically independent.
  • Millennials are more racially diverse than any previous generation.
  • Millennials are not religious as previous generations, only 58% say they are “absolutely certain” God exists and 29% are not affiliated with any religion at all.
  • Millennials are the first generation in the modern era to be worse off in terms of poverty, unemployment, income and personal wealth than the two previous generations were at the same age.
  • However, with all the problematic issues the world is facing millennial are more optimistic than any other generation that the best is yet to come.

 What do you think of the findings?

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Inspiration : Let’s Get Married

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Gweneth Paltrow covers Harpers Bazaar May 2013

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Gweneth Paltrow has appeared on the cover of Harpers Bazaar magazine for the May 2013 issue. She reveals her fears for getting older and her secrets of staying beautiful throughout her life.

this has to be the only image I'm not that fond of from the shoot, it appears "plastic" to me... what about you?

this has to be the only image I’m not that fond of from the shoot, it appears “plastic” to me… what about you?

Wearing a Balenciaga look, Gweneth looks cheerful on the cover. Caught on the lenses by Daniel Jackson and beautified by makeup artist/stylist Julia von Boehm, she reveals all her deepest secrets of life after turning 40, which happened last year…. can you believe it??

“You know, I use organic products, but I get laser. It’s what makes life interesting, finding the balance between cigarettes and tofu. I’ve probably tried everything… I would be scared to go under the knife, but you know, talk to me when I’m fifty. I’ll try anything. Except I won’t do Botox again, because I looked crazy.”

Everything is not as fatal as it may appear. She is rational about getting older and asks herself different questions about the possibility of getting into more films, having another child, moving back to the USA. However, she also had some fears but she has learnt from them in the past.

“I don’t hold on to fear as much as I used to, because I’ve learned a lot about genuinely not caring what strangers think about me. It’s very liberating. It’s very empowering, and I’ve learned a lot of that from Jay – Shawn Carter – Z, because his approach to life is very internal. It’s a very good lesson to learn.”

She was reminiscent about her married life, she and her husband, Chris Martin are becoming really close since their marriage in 2003.

“We are growing into very similar people. It’s cool, it’s good. It’s not always easy though!”

She has been quite active in her work life, appearing in movies such as Thanks for Sharing, The Avengers and the coming movie, Iron Man 3, while she is also rumoured to be in another unnamed movie due in 2014.

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Guest Contribution : Why is a Wedding Band so Important?

Although not necessary for the legalities of a wedding, the wedding band, and the swapping of them during a ceremony, is still one of the most symbolic things that many of us will do during our lives.

There are many reasons that a quality wedding band is so important for both the bride and her groom. Here, we turn our focus to the male half of the partnership, and explore the importance of a wedding band both in general, as well as any sex-specific reasons why a quality ring is so important.

Place of Work

Wherever we work, our hands and face are the most exposed parts of our body. Some workplaces, such as building sites and certain factories, are more male dominated and the nature of these locations and lend themselves to a wedding band getting damaged.

Therefore, a stronger metal such as tungsten is a better option for many men than say, gold, which is not as strong and more likely to get damaged. Tungsten also requires less on-going ‘maintenance,’ it’ll never lose its shine, for example.

Man Hands

Whether you believe it is down to God or evolution, the fact is that men have bigger, coarser hands than women do. A wedding ring that is small or feeble looking just seems out of place on a man’s hand. While women a probably better suited to a thin band, on a man it just appears plain silly.

A nice, bold, prominent ring is what is needed for a guy, especially when he will want to show off the fact that he is married to a wonderful woman, and proud to be so.

Only Jewellery

Men tend to wear less jewellery than women do, for whatever reason. It is only natural then, that if a wedding band is going to be a man’s only piece of jewellery, that it should be something of a ‘show stealer.’

Of course, we’re not saying women shouldn’t have a great looking band just because they may wear more jewellery, but you understand where we’re coming from.

The Symbolism

Into the more general reasons now, and we touched on the symbolism that comes with wedding bands earlier.

What exactly does a wedding band symbolise?

In its most basic sense, it is a sign that one is married, but taking it deeper it is a symbol of your love for someone based around the wedding vows related to ‘with this ring,’ for example. If a couple has matching wedding bands, or perhaps they are engraved or customised in some other way, this further adds to the importance.

Everyone Asks

We were not able to talk about quality wedding bands without getting this in! When you are ‘circulating’ at your wedding reception or party later on, everyone asks for a look at the rings, even that of the groom.

Why have the token ‘oh isn’t it wonderful’ when you can have a top quality wedding band and give people a real ‘wow’ factor. You shouldn’t worry too much about what people think, obviously, but if you have a stunning wedding band, why not show it off?

This post was written by Mens Tungsten Online who specialise in fantastic mens tungsten wedding bands.

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#Hashtag Your #Wedding on #Instagram – Good Idea/ Bad Idea?

INSTAGRAM TAKING OVER THE WORLD

Instagram appears to be taking over weddings and I am not sure how I feel about it. I was gleefully pinning my way through Pintrest, wasting time really, and I came across one of the people I follow boards which I am going to call the Wedding Insanity Board and I found the above posted photo. Long story short, this woman is far from being in a relationship, never mind planning a wedding. ANYWAY.

My immediate reaction was, is this really what technology has done to us?

When I think about it, I guess it makes sense. Regardless of whether you want your wedding guests to take their own photos of your wedding, they’re going to do it, and at least this way you can see all the photos without having to check every single guests Facebook account. Assuming everyone who uses Instagram hashtags your wedding with the appropriate whatever (like #ShrekWedding) it’s in a backwards way, an organised way to see all of your photos.

I feel though, that there is something weird about it, though I can’t figure out what it is. I guess maybe it’s the idea that a cell phone application is playing such a big role on such a personal day. Personal in the sense that everyone posts photos of their meal or their night out WITH THE GURLS on Instagram but not everyone posts photos of their wedding day, complete with filters and captions and hashtags. With the boom of digital photography we’re getting used to seeing people’s wedding photos on Facebook but it still sometimes feels weird to me, in the sense of, is it okay that I’m seeing this? If you’re the couple who posted it, and I’m your friend on Facebook then I’m going to assume that yes, it’s okay.

But what about the couples who don’t realize that their friends are posting their own amateur wedding photos on all of their internets? Having been actively involved in professional wedding photography, I understand that a bridal couple WANT ALL THE PHOTOS. The general consensus is that the more pictures – the better. But being on the other side of the lens, I can tell you this is not true. Do you want the pictures where you have been caught at the wrong angle and look decidely pregnant, when you’re not? Do you want to see an unflattering closed-eye picture or just a bad picture from your professional wedding photographer? No, you don’t. You may say you do, but trust me. You don’t.

I’m seeing more and more of these #OurWedding examples on Pintrest. What do you guys think? Is it weird or is it a natural progression that’s totally not a big deal?

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As a fairly new user to Instagram, I am enjoying it. You can follow me if you do so wish – @flea143

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