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Hey, Interns: Take Back Your Summers and Dump Your Internship

Go out into the world and have an awesome, honest-to-goodness, old school summer.

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

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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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Health Care Hustlin': Advice for the Uninsured

Ideally we'd all be insured, but there are ways to get health care on the cheap.

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In our weekly Hustlin' series, we go beyond the pitying articles about recession-era youth and illuminate ways our generation is coping. The last few years may have been a rude awakening, but we're surviving. Here's how.\n

When I was in the ninth grade, my dad lost his job and our family no longer had health insurance. I attended a private, religious school on a massive scholarship. Growing up among rich kids, I was mortified that I couldn’t go to the doctor. Because I’ve always struggled with anxiety when it comes to money, this embarrassment led to hypochondria. As soon as I could not longer get health care, I developed every ailment in the world. That’s when I started using my anatomy and physiology teacher Mr. Klawsky as a health-care provider.

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How History Can Save Millennials' Economic Futures

Millennials could learn a thing or two from the economies of previous decades.


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

Of my four grandparents, all of whom were born around the turn of the century, just one—my police lieutenant grandfather, Mel—needed a college degree in order to do his job. Grandpa Mel was part of the measly 5 percent of Americans who had gone to college in 1940, a statistic I found when The Census Bureau released a cluster of infographics comparing how Americans' lives have changed. In 2010, 28 percent of Americans were college-educated. That seems like a huge jump, yet when I thought a little harder, I realized today's statistic was more depressing than the one from 1940.

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