Today’s Millennial Pins: March 10, 2016

Good morning, it’s March 10, a Thursday. Here are today’s pins.

location_pin_sphere_red Michael Bloomberg, if he ran for president, was looking to utilize the Sharing Economy to his benefit. How? Wired reported his campaign would Uber you to the polls. It would pay drivers, plus Airbnb hosts and Doordash folks, to provide and deliver Bloomberg campaign flyers and material with their regular work.

Yup, a Bloomberg For President pamphlet with your sushi menu.

Thus the Sharing Economy is like a built-in campaign field department; the network was already in place – all one has to do is execute a plan with it.

location_pin_sphere_red More Millennials are moving to the Woodlands, a planned community 35 minutes north of downtown Houston. The Millennial population of the Woodlands is now at 22 percent, which is more than the percentage of Millennials that live in Texas. Currently the Woodlands’ population is 109,679. More on the suburban shift this morning.

location_pin_sphere_red Student loan management tech guide Tuition.io was helping users pay down more of their student loan debt. Then it realized it could go bigger, creating an employee benefit service in which they charge the employer for every employee using its system. Typically the employer becomes responsible for $50-$200 per month in an employee’s student loan debt payment. Millennials – who have monster student loan debt – may prefer companies that utilize the Tuition.io service.

location_pin_sphere_red Here’s the interesting Fast Company report from Tuesday on Millennial women feeling burnt out at work faster than men. The reason: Women are typically raised, from very early, to be the caretaker and, one day, the stay-at-home parent. Those expectations, after years of this reinforcement, create a threshold for many women. They get overwhelmed by work because they feel there should be more balance, because they’ve been raised to believe in that balance. Meanwhile, men are typically raised to work constantly and provide for the family. Thus it’s easier for them to be focused on work all the time.

There’s definite merit there. I would also venture that systematic inequity also plays a large role (not just what I described above, but also inequity from the working world, who would also think women belong *here* and men *here*. It must have a toll on some women down the line.

location_pin_sphere_red Syfy premiered a new series last night called “The Internet Ruined My Life.” Relevant to all Millennials, who at one point did something regrettable online. Most people don’t get called out for their mistake; a few do to extreme circumstances, striking some nerve in the social consciousness.

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