Side Hustle Nation: Millennials are Making Major Money with Side Gigs

Welcome to the United States, where the American Dream isn’t just limited to that 9-to-5 life but is apparently achieved through a string of side hustles. A new survey from Bankrate reveals that we are seriously a country of hustlers, with 44 million American adults claiming they have a side gig—aka an extra way to rake in cash aside from their main source of income. The age group most likely to grow their green with a side hustle? Millennials. Yep, that’s right. We millennials are—yet again—defying our stereotype as being “lazy and entitled” and are actually a generation of go-getters. Looks like we’ve been really taking those #MondayMotivation posts to heart. Bankrate’s survey found that y

Instagram TV: What Brands Need to Know to Get Started

On June 20th, 2018, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom announced the social network would be launching Instagram TV (IGTV), a long form video app that’s also accessible within Instagram. It will be rolling out over the next few weeks to global users on Android and iPhone devices. The full-screen, vertical videos—which anyone can upload—can be up to an hour long, prompting speculation that Instagram is making a home for content typically suited to YouTube and Snapchat. At the very least, the move speaks to the dramatic rise in popularity of video content on social media. In the same announcement, Instagram revealed that it has reached 1 billion users, meaning it’s the third largest social network af

US White Population Declines and Generation 'Z-Plus' is Minority White, Census Shows

The U.S. Census Bureau’s release of race and age statistics for 2017 points to two noteworthy milestones about the nation’s increasingly aging white and growing diverse population. First, for the first time since the Census Bureau has released these annual statistics, they show an absolute decline in the nation’s white non-Hispanic population—accelerating a phenomenon that was not projected to occur until the next decade. Second, the new numbers show that for the first time there are more children who are minorities than who are white, at every age from zero to nine. This means we are on the cusp of seeing the first minority white generation, born in 2007 and later, which perhaps we can dub

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