Millennials have caught a bug, but instead of making them sick it is just making them put all their money towards travel. A new survey by Realty Mogul finds that 47 percent of millennials would rather spend their money on traveling than buying a house. For those 45 and older its only 26 percent. For millennials, experiences (and all those Instagram pics) are much more important than any material possession. They "aren't spending our money on cars, TVs and watches," Taylor Smith, CEO and co-founder of Blueboard, told CNBC. "We're renting scooters and touring Vietnam, rocking out at music festivals, or hiking Machu Picchu." So it's kinda like we are deep, except not really.
If you are looking for a fun relaxing activity this weekend you may want to check out Reese Witherspoon's new movie Home Again. It's been a while since we have seen a real romcom and who is better to revive that genre than the daughter of romcom director queen Nancy Meyers (It's Complicated, Something's Gotta Give, Father of the Bride)? That's right. Her daughter Hallie Meyers is now stepping behind the camera with her mother along for the ride as producer. Though she is Hollywood royalty this was her directorial debut and Meyers really tributes Witherspoon, a huge proponent of helping ambitious women (as we read in her essay for Glamour earlier this week) for taking a chance on her. Meyers told Refinery 29, "Women, I think, in some ways work even harder than men. Reese [Witherspoon] taking a chance on an unknown, first time female filmmaker is just a huge deal, and I'm forever grateful to her for that. It’s a big step, and I hope that other people do that as an example of taking chances on female directors. I thought it was really empowering. The business has made a lot of good moves towards having females at the helm of films. There's still a long way to go, but I think we're on the right path, for sure. Wonder Woman did wonders for us."
Once the summer comes to an end and the first signs of fall start to appear everyone starts talking about that famous fall foliage (after they talk about Pumpkin Spice Lattes.) You have to see the foliage, everyone says. People even plan weekend-long trips around seeing a bunch of leaves start to die. And apparently everyone will really be stressing this this year as the foliage is supposed to be extra wonderful. "It's the most optimistic forecast I've had in a couple of years," said Jim Salge, who tracks the region's annual autumn pageant for Yankee Magazine. Because of all the rain we had this summer, the changing of the leaves is going to come even earlier so get ready for some very pretty Instagram feeds. It's a little better than just eating PSL flavored popcorn, which is a thing now.