Generation Z’s idol (and villain) Conor McGregor  at the UFC 205 weigh-ins at New York’s Madison Square Garden in November 2016. Photograph:  Michael Reaves/Getty Images

This is a bit awkward, but Millennials are getting on a bit. According to some definitions, the youngest ones turn 22 this year. And as everybody olde(...)

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Author Alain de Botton (R) makes notes during his week as writer-in-residence at Heathrow Airport, west London, on August 20, 2009.

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I generally await the release of new Douglas Coupland books the way I used to with new albums by favourite bands way back when. Some I love and som(...)