But, but … rainbow parties! And skateboarding!

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After perusing the articles, the participants completed a questionnaire designed to measure levels of self-esteem. Unlike their younger counterparts, the self-esteem of older people rose after they read a negative article about younger people.

Maybe this is why Slate has to have a running feature where they shoot down trend pieces written by the New York Times, most of them about those crazy youngsters.