25 Things Millennials Are Avoiding

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Every generation gets unfairly maligned. Take it from a Generation Xer (who’s not a slacker) who has six baby boomer siblings (who were never hippies).

But it’s hard to remember a prior generation being accused of “killing” as many traditions and cultural habits as Generation Y — also known as millennials.

Millennials — people born between 1981 and 1996, according to the Pew Research Center — are criticized for their ways, whether causing a major economic shift by buying fewer homes or for their daily consumer choices, like shunning breakfast cereal.

Looking at the trends millennials are not buying into can tell us a bit about the companies and industries that may be slipping away. Here are 25 once-familiar things millennials might be killing off.

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