By Philip Bump, originally posted on The Atlantic.

We can all agree that Millennials are the worst. But what is a Millennial? A fight between The New York Times and Slate inspired us to try and figure that out.

After the Times ran a column giving employers tips on how to deal with Millennials (for example, they need regular naps) (I didn’t read the article; that’s from my experience), Slate‘s Amanda Hess pointed out that the examples the Times used to demonstrate their points weren’t actually Millennials. Some of the people quoted in the article were as old as 37, which was considered elderly only 5,000 short years ago.

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