80% of italians under 34 live off parents' money

Article published on Feb. 25, 2014
Article published on Feb. 25, 2014

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80% of ital­ians under 34 live off par­ents' money

In 2014, more than half of 30-34 year old Ital­ians are liv­ing off the money of their par­ents. That fig­ure rises to 80% for all under 34s. In times of trou­ble, the Ital­ian fam­ily pro­vides an in­valu­able safety net.

the 80% of Ital­ian under 34 are liv­ing with the money their par­ents or grand­par­ents give to them. And still more: more than the half of the young­sters be­tween 30 and 34 are sur­viv­ing with the pocket money.

Aunque parezca in­creible, más de la mitad de los ital­ianos entre 3034 años no podrían sub­si­s­tir sin el dinero que le dan sus padres o sus abue­los. El caso es todavía más grave si anal­izamos el con­junto de jóvenes entre 18 y 34. Casi un 80% de los ital­ianos de esta edad no podrían salir ade­lante sin la paga que reciben cada mes.

Read on Gior­nalet­tismo.​com 25/02

Tetris helps cut crav­ings

Play­ing Tetris for just three min­utes a day helps cut crav­ings, mak­ing it eas­ier to stop smok­ing and stick to diets. Re­searchers at Ply­mouth Uni­ver­sity's Cog­ni­tion In­sti­tute dis­cov­ered that the retro game of tes­se­lat­ing tiles could re­duce crav­ings by a quar­ter and over­come the prob­lem of weak will-power, a prob­lem to which many would be di­eters or non-smok­ers suc­cumb.

Read on independent.​co.​uk 25/02