7. A real estate poll last summer found mom and dad are OK if we move back home but for no more than five years. That's why the 'rents need to abide by parental ground rules like: "You must ALWAYS knock before coming into my room. Even if the lights are off, and thereâ€™s no sound. Even if youâ€™re 100% positive Iâ€™m not home."
8. Like any decent news article, your resume should always start with the lead: work experience (even an internship). Don't kick things off with "Education." Why? An employer cares more about your skills than where you went to college.
9. In July, Derek Thompson of the The Atlantic called Millennials the "unluckiest generation." So when our kids are old enough to listen, we'll them: avoid student loans, learn a second language, worship your credit score, save for retirement and avoid hiding out in graduate school.
10. Also in July, a beautiful opinion piece called "The Joy of Old Age" by an 80 year old made us think: what milestones should we reach by age 30? Among them: handle every work schedule imaginable, realize our college major didn't matter all that much, start a 401k and begin to see the value of a stable situation with long-term potential.
11. Remember the Asiana Airlines debacle (also in July) when the news anchor read pilot "names" like "Wi Tu Lo" and "Ho Lee Fuk"? An intern passed that information along to the TV station. If something looks suspicious, get a second opinion. Once you hit "send," there's no getting it back.