Shop new, used, rare, and outofprint books. Powells is an independent bookstore based in Portland, Oregon. Browse staff picks, author features, and more. Make your home come alive with one touch. Technology should make life more fulfilling, yet too often we dont dictate the terms of the relationship our devices do. Grammar Bytes The Noun. Nouns have different classes proper and. Proper vs. Common Nouns. Proper nouns name specific, one of a kind. Proper nouns always begin with capital letters common nouns. Read these two versions George and. Godzilla dined at. Antonios. George. Godzilla, Antonios proper. A boy and his. monster dined at a pizza. Boy, monster. restaurant common nouns. Concrete vs. Abstract Nouns. You classify concrete and. VmsK2x9Y4Q/Every-Time-We-Touch-(Cascada)---POP-PUNK.jpg' alt='Every Time Touch We' title='Every Time Touch We' />If you can see, hear, smell, taste, or feel the item. If, however, you cannot experience the item with. Here are two examples Pizza is Godzillas. Pizza concrete because you can. Godzilla never tips the delivery boy from Antonios. Godzillas. strong points. Politeness abstract you cannot. Count vs. Noncount Nouns. Many nouns can be singular or plural these are. Noncount. nouns, on the other hand, have only a singular form to make them plural. Read the sentences that follow Godzilla ate three pizzas. Pizzas. boys, and cars count nouns. Godzilla didnt have to be such a pig he could have eaten only. After overindulging at Antonios, Godzilla got. Indigestion noncount. You cannot. write, Godzilla got eleven indigestions. Collective Nouns. Collective nouns name groups. Although. the group is a single unit, it has more than one member. Some examples are. Collective nouns are especially tricky when you are trying to make verbs. The reason is that collective nouns can be. For example, if the members are acting as a uniteveryone doing the same. Read this example Despite the danger to its. SWAT team pursues the pizza eating. Godzilla through the streets of Miami. In this sentence, the members of the collective noun. Thus. its, a singular pronoun, and. Now read the next example After getting their. Godzilla, the team change. Here, the team members are acting individually. They are not putting. They are not in. unison pulling on their left socks first, then their right socks second. Instead, each member is dressing as he wishes, driving his own car to his. In cases like this, the collective noun is plural and requires. Keep in mind that a single noun can fall into more than one class. Here. is an example Godzilla has known five. Georges in his life. Georges proper, concrete, and count. Millennials The Me Me Me Generation. Correction Appended May 9, 2. Louise Penny Bury Your Dead there. I am about to do what old people have done throughout history call those younger than me lazy, entitled, selfish and shallow. But I have studies I have statistics I have quotes from respected academicsUnlike my parents, my grandparents and my great grandparents, I have proof. Heres the cold, hard data The incidence of narcissistic personality disorder is nearly three times as high for people in their 2. National Institutes of Health 5. Millennials got so many participation trophies growing up that a recent study showed that 4. They are fame obsessed three times as many middle school girls want to grow up to be a personal assistant to a famous person as want to be a Senator, according to a 2. CEO of a major corporation. Theyre so convinced of their own greatness that the National Study of Youth and Religion found the guiding morality of 6. Their development is stunted more people ages 1. Clark University Poll of Emerging Adults. And they are lazy. In 1. 99. 2, the nonprofit Families and Work Institute reported that 8. Poll Whos the Most Influential MillennialMillennials consist, depending on whom you ask, of people born from 1. To put it more simply for them, since they grew up not having to do a lot of math in their heads, thanks to computers, the group is made up mostly of teens and 2. At 8. 0 million strong, they are the biggest age grouping in American history. Each countrys millennials are different, but because of globalization, social media, the exporting of Western culture and the speed of change, millennials worldwide are more similar to one another than to older generations within their nations. Even in China, where family history is more important than any individual, the Internet, urbanization and the one child policy have created a generation as overconfident and self involved as the Western one. And these arent just rich kid problems poor millennials have even higher rates of narcissism, materialism and technology addiction in their ghetto fabulous lives. They are the most threatening and exciting generation since the baby boomers brought about social revolution, not because theyre trying to take over the Establishment but because theyre growing up without one. The Industrial Revolution made individuals far more powerful they could move to a city, start a business, read and form organizations. The information revolution has further empowered individuals by handing them the technology to compete against huge organizations hackers vs. You. Tube directors vs. Millennials dont need us. Thats why were scared of them. In the U. S., millennials are the children of baby boomers, who are also known as the Me Generation, who then produced the Me Me Me Generation, whose selfishness technology has only exacerbated. Whereas in the 1. American family today walks amid 8. Millennials have come of age in the era of the quantified self, recording their daily steps on Fit. Bit, their whereabouts every hour of every day on Place. Me and their genetic data on 2. Me. They have less civic engagement and lower political participation than any previous group. This is a generation that would have made Walt Whitman wonder if maybe they should try singing a song of someone else. They got this way partly because, in the 1. It turns out that self esteem is great for getting a job or hooking up at a bar but not so great for keeping a job or a relationship. It was an honest mistake, says Roy Baumeister, a psychology professor at Florida State University and the editor of Self Esteem The Puzzle of Low Self Regard. The early findings showed that, indeed, kids with high self esteem did better in school and were less likely to be in various kinds of trouble. Its just that weve learned later that self esteem is a result, not a cause. The problem is that when people try to boost self esteem, they accidentally boost narcissism instead. Just tell your kids you love them. Its a better message, says Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University, who wrote Generation Me and The Narcissism Epidemic. When theyre little it seems cute to tell them theyre special or a princess or a rock star or whatever their T shirt says. When theyre 1. 4 its no longer cute. All that self esteem leads them to be disappointed when the world refuses to affirm how great they know they are. This generation has the highest likelihood of having unmet expectations with respect to their careers and the lowest levels of satisfaction with their careers at the stage that theyre at, says Sean Lyons, co editor of Managing the New Workforce International Perspectives on the Millennial Generation. It is sort of a crisis of unmet expectations. Income Inequality Its Not Just for Older People AnymoreWhat millennials are most famous for besides narcissism is its effect entitlement. If you want to sell seminars to middle managers, make them about how to deal with young employees who e mail the CEO directly and beg off projects they find boring. English teacher David Mc. Cullough Jr. s address last year to Wellesley High Schools graduating class, a 1. You Are Not Special, has nearly 2 million hits on You. Tube. Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you, Mc. Cullough told the graduates. He says nearly all the response to the video has been positive, especially from millennials themselves the video has 5. Crystal Reports 2008 64 Bit Download. Though theyre cocky about their place in the world, millennials are also stunted, having prolonged a life stage between teenager and adult that this magazine once called twixters and will now use once again in an attempt to get that term to catch on. The idea of the teenager started in the 1. Now that cell phones allow kids to socialize at every hour they send and receive an average of 8. Pew theyre living under the constant influence of their friends. Peer pressure is anti intellectual. It is anti historical. It is anti eloquence, says Mark Bauerlein, an English professor at Emory, who wrote The Dumbest Generation How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future Or, Dont Trust Anyone Under 3. Never before in history have people been able to grow up and reach age 2. To develop intellectually youve got to relate to older people, older things 1. Of all the objections to Obamacare, not a lot of people argued against parents need to cover their kids health insurance until theyre 2. MORE Im Not on Facebook and I Dont Regret ItYetMillennials are interacting all day but almost entirely through a screen. Youve seen them at bars, sitting next to one another and texting. They might look calm, but theyre deeply anxious about missing out on something better. Seventy percent of them check their phones every hour, and many experience phantom pocket vibration syndrome. Theyre doing a behavior to reduce their anxiety, says Larry Rosen, a psychology professor at California State University at Dominguez Hills and the author of i. Disorder. That constant search for a hit of dopamine Someone liked my status update reduces creativity. From 1. 96. 6, when the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking were first administered, through the mid 1. Then they dropped, falling sharply in 1. Scores on tests of empathy similarly fell sharply, starting in 2.