Gen Z Stats
By Madison Cavallo
-Anyone born between 1996 and 2010 is generally considered a part of Generation Z
-There are between 60 and 65 million “Gen Zers” in the U.S. making up about 25% of the population
-This group harnesses about $44 billion in spending power
-By 2020 they will account for 40% of all consumers
-Only 19% say they are excited about self-driving cars which is a 9% drop from Millennials
-Only 45% regularly watch cable television
-69% think ads to be disruptive
-When feeling sick they are less likely to seek professional or medical help, but will instead turn to friends, family, or the internet to see what is the matter
-77% are expecting to work harder than the previous generations
-The good, fashionable design of products matters to 67% of this group, the most of any generation
-71% have a Netflix subscription
-Most would say that they prefer beach vacations
-When traveling, 86% would rather stay in a hotel opposed to something like an Airbnb
-65% would consider salary an important aspect of a job
- “If you want it done right, then do it yourself” is a phrase believed in by 71% of Generation Z
-69% would prefer to have their own separate workspace rather than a collaborative setting as preferred by Millennials
-Being born into the age of technology, 40% of them would consider strong Wi-Fi more important than a functioning bathroom
-70% of Generation Z would rather share personal information with their pet over their boss
-Despite what most older generations would think, face-to-face communication is important to 74% of people in this age group
-88% would say they are optimistic about their personal futures
-Due to hefty student loans, among other reasons, 75% of this generation would say there are other ways to a good education and career than college
-62% think it will be a challenge to work with Baby Boomers and Generation X, but only 5% think it will be difficult to work with Millennials
-58% of adults ages 35 and up would say that Generation Z has more in common with their peers compared to surrounding adults
Road Trip Entertainment
By Madison Cavallo
When you’re in the car for hours at a time it can get boring. Especially on a road trip because all you want to do is arrive at your next destination. Here are some ways you can pass time and enjoy yourself.
If you like to be on your phone or other device, try downloading a WiFi free app. Two Dots, Stack, Disco Zoo, and Color Switch are some examples. These games can keep you entertained for hours without using up cellular data. Another idea for those who prefer to keep to themselves is reading a book or magazine. Flipping through the pages can relax you and make it feel as though time is passing by faster. So does plugging in earbuds and listening to your favorite music or watching your favorite movie or TV show.
Although if you are with other people and are all trying to do something together, a piece of paper can have many uses. Traditional games like hangman or tic-tac-toe are fun and simple. If you are feeling creative you can rotate writing sentences on the paper and try to make up a story- this usually ends in fits of laughter.
For those who get car sick, these activities may not work for you. Some other ideas are listening to an audiobook or music instead of reading because you do not need to focus on the pages. The less eye movement, the better. Engaging in conversation with those around you may also work. Instead of passing around a sheet of paper and writing a story, saying it out loud is an alternative solution.
These activities are some simple, yet entertaining ways to pass time in the car on a road trip. Next time you get bored staring out the window trying to make time go faster try one of these ideas.
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