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The community of fans banding together on the Internet seems to be an effective method to at least get an otherwise silent and minuscule voice heard.


Tesla who? Gen Y and a Great Mind of the Past

Tesla has been dead since 1943. So what does that have to do with us? Inspiration. The man invented a giant, floating elevator and made electricity possible. We, as a generation on the rise, also have this potential.


Caffeine and energy drinks, the ninja drugs

To say Gen Y is addicted to caffeine is an outrageous understatement. That’s like saying Wile E. Coyote kind of wants to catch Roadrunner if it’s manageable and doesn’t cut into his lunch date with Yosemite Sam. No, Millennials are full-out lunatics for caffeine. Not only do we consume tons of coffee and soda, but have come into the world of energy drinks, energy shots, and, so help me God, energy pills.


Millennials will save the world – you’ll see

As children, Millennials were always told they could be whatever they wanted when they grew up. That they could take whatever path they wanted. This couldn’t be more true. There’s just a lot more riding on which way we go. In the words of Uncle Ben from Spiderman, “with great power, comes great responsibility.”