Jackie Crosby

Reporter | The generations
Phone: 612-673-7335
Jackie Crosby writes about the boomers, GenXers, millennials and beyond.

Recent content from Jackie Crosby

Don't call us old: Baby boomers reject traditional terms for aging

As baby boomers reject traditional terms for aging, businesses and marketers scramble to find the right words.

Updated: February 24, 2015, - 08:37 AM

National Forest Lodge, where winter reigns

The National Forest Lodge offers cross-country trails, rustic cabins and piles of snowy fun.

Updated: February 07, 2015, - 09:27 PM

Mayo seeks to dominate with data

Mayo Clinic sees the emerging field of big data analytics as a crucial strategy to defend and reinforce its standing as an elite medical institution, particularly as health reform efforts and federal belt-tightening change the way doctors get paid.

Updated: January 30, 2015, - 07:57 PM

Balance tips from boomers to millennials

Millennials will soon outnumber baby boomers in the United States, and sometime this year they are expected to become a majority of the workforce. Suddenly, Maple Grove workplace consultant Sarah Sladek is in high demand.

Updated: January 27, 2015, - 03:20 PM

As older Minnesota volunteers leave, who will replace them?

Reliable, longtime volunteers, who were shaped by the Great Depression and WWII, are dying or getting too old to do the work. Baby boomers aren’t stepping in to fill their shoes — at least not in the same way.

Updated: January 26, 2015, - 06:04 AM

Stop sharing germs at work: 'Presenteeism' is making us sick

In a recent column for the New York Times, science and culture writer Daniel Engber took aim at the workplace madness that compels people to come to work sick, and it struck a nerve.

Updated: January 05, 2015, - 05:54 PM

Just don't call me old: Baby boomers waging a war on words

Any company that wants to woo the over-50 crowd generating some $4.6 trillion in economic activity in products and services can’t risk alienating it with words that carry negative connotations.

Updated: January 04, 2015, - 06:20 AM

Look out, world: Last of the boomers turns 50

Overshadowed by older boomers, the fifty-something set will be closely watched for the way they move into life's final stages.

Updated: December 30, 2014, - 06:41 PM

Cubicle art explodes during the holidays

Whether an exercise in team building or a sign of a better economy, office workers are decking their workspaces.

Updated: December 24, 2014, - 08:25 AM

Home for the holidays with aging parents? Some red flags

When generations reunite, new concerns may arise, requiring action to help faltering elders.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 03:33 PM

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