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Don't Call It 'Ruin Porn': Why Millennials Are Moving to Detroit

The young people starting their lives in Detroit are not only invested in their artsy pipe dreams, but a better city for all.

On a recent episode of the HBO show “Girls,” Hannah moans to her quasi-boyfriend over the phone from her Midwest hometown: “Why doesn’t everyone struggling in New York move here and start the revolution? It’s like we’re all slaves to this place that doesn’t even really want us.”

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The GOOD Guide to Hustlin': How to Take the Edge off Moving Day

If you're a 20-something, there's a one-in-three chance you'll uproot your life this year. Here's how to make moving day cheap and painless.


In our series, The GOOD Guide to Hustlin', we go beyond the pitying articles about youth in recession and discover ways our generation is coping. The last few years may have been a rude awakening, but we're surviving. Here's how.

If you’re in your 20s, there’s a one-in-three chance you moved to a new home this year. It makes sense—our generation changes jobs more than our parents’ did, we’re moving back and forth from home because of the paltry job market, and we’re taking risks before we settle down. It’s hardly surprising that Generation Y can't stay put.

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The GOOD Guide to Hustlin': All Low-Wage Jobs Are Not Created Equal

If you have to take a minimum-wage job, be sure to squeeze out as many perks and backdoor benefits as possible.

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Generation Rent: How Our American Dream Is Different from Our Parents'

Owning a home may be a pipe dream for millennials. Here's how members of Generation Rent differ from their parents.

One of the most depressing news stories I've read in the last few years is one asserting that the Millennial generation will be the first to be worse off than their parents. This factors in salaries, health costs, and social security, but also our prospects (or lack thereof) of ever Owning A Home, that classic American declaration of independence. Recent numbers are sketching out a harsh reality: that our hopes of owning property may be unrealistic, and that we will become a generation of renters in the next few decades. Here are a few ways Generation Rent differs from their parents:

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