Ellen McLain (center) meets with fans of GlaDOS, the popular character from the Portal and Portal 2 video games which she voices. Courtesy of John Patrick Lowrie and Ellen McLain hide caption

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A man carries a surfboard past a Whole Foods store in Santa Monica, Calif. Whole Foods Market Inc. reported underwhelming second-quarter earnings on Wednesday. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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Apps like Venmo promise easy, carefree money transfers between friends. Noah Nelson/Youth Radio hide caption

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More Americans are ditching traditional cash and plastic, opting instead for new mobile payment applications. But new research indicates cash isn't completely dead. Amy Sancetta/AP hide caption

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Many Baptist leaders consider marriage to be a foundation for adult life and some are actively encouraging tying the knot earlier. Rosemary Woods/Illustration Works/Corbis hide caption

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General Mills is bringing back the popular '90s cereal in a nod to nostalgia and in the hopes of boosting its weak cereal sales. General Mills/AP hide caption

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Medical residents including Dr. Amy Ho (bottom right) helped with first aid at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago. Courtesy Amy Ho hide caption

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Noelle Johnson has a lengthy commute via bus and train to her job near Washington, D.C. She's been working toward her B.A. for nine years, and when she finally finishes, she says, she'll be able to afford to live closer to work. James Clark/NPR hide caption

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Students taking part in Columbia University's Ebola design challenge demonstrated for judges how to use a special chamber for decontaminating small items. Courtesy of Columbia Engineering hide caption

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More than 65 percent of first marriages today are between couples already living together. For millennials, cohabitation is almost a rite of passage. Oliver Hoffmann/iStock hide caption

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The phone company Vonage reported a drop in voice mail retrievals over the past year. Many of those ignoring voice mails are millennials. iStockphoto hide caption

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Phillip Underwood and Michelle Sheridan and their children, Logan and Lilliana, gather in their living room in Frederick, Md., after a long day of work and school. The couple had delayed marriage, in part for financial reasons. James Clark/NPR hide caption

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Millennials are often painted as the entitled, selfie-snapping generation. But many researchers say that "me" time will help young people make better decisions in the long run. © Eugenio Marongiu/iStockphoto hide caption

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The Manhattan-based headquarters of Charity: Water. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Millennials seem to prioritize the environment, but may want to dissociate from the "treehugger" baggage of the term "environmentalist." Getty Images hide caption

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