Oct 19, 2019

Millennials sleep and work more than previous generations

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A new study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that millennials work and sleep longer hours and are more likely to socialize in their free-time than previous generations.

Why it matters: The lifestyle tendencies of millennials are driving societal and cultural norms. "In fact, their economic circumstances and daily habits have often led them to be blamed for 'killing' everything, from casual restaurant chains, credit cards to the car industry," writes the Washington Post.

How millennials spend their time:

  • Millennials sleep about 9 hours a night, compared to the 8.6 hours of prior generations.
  • They spend about 1.5 hours a day engaging in household activities, as compared to the 2.10 hours of older generations.
  • Millennials are more likely to be employed full-time.
  • Older demographics spend about 0.16 hours daily on religious activities, whereas millennials spend about 0.09 hours.
  • Millennials dedicate 17 more minutes to personal care each day than their elder counterparts.
  • They are also more educated, ethnically and racially diverse compared to Gen X, Baby Boomers and others.

Go deeper: Americans are increasingly shedding their religious affiliations

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Trump walks to historic St. John's Church outside White House as protests rage

President Trump walked to the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, located just steps away from the White House across Lafayette Park, on Monday night as protests linked to the murder of George Floyd raged across the capital and cities around the country.

What we're seeing: Military police and park rangers used physical force and tear gas on peaceful protestors to clear the area so that Trump could "pay respects" to the church that was damaged by a fire on Sunday.

Trump threatens to deploy military amid national unrest

President Trump announced from the White House Rose Garden Monday evening that he is "mobilizing all available federal resources, civilian and military" to stop violent protests across the country, decrying "professional anarchists, looters, criminals, antifa and others" whose actions have "gripped" the nation.

The backdrop: Trump's announcement came as police clashed with protesters just outside of the White House, using tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse crowds chanting, "Hands up, don't shoot," and other slogans. Flash bangs used outside the White House could be heard from the Rose Garden.

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Autopsies say George Floyd's death was homicide

Police watch as demonstrators block a roadway while protesting the death of George Floyd in Miami. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Preliminary results from an independent autopsy commissioned by George Floyd's family found that his death in the custody of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was "homicide caused by asphyxia due to neck and back compression that led to a lack of blood flow to the brain," according to a statement from the family's attorney.

The latest: An updated official autopsy released by the Hennepin County medical examiner also determined that the manner of Floyd's death was "homicide," ruling it was caused by "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdued, restraint, and neck compression."