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It’s no secret that Gen Y is plugged in 24/7. We use the Internet for everything from shopping to job searching to apartment hunting. Even dating and making new friends is commonly initiated via cyberspace. While we can’t imagine a life without our laptops, tablets and smartphones, it’s also a given that our most meaningful moments don’t happen online.

I’m lucky to have the ability to complete all my work-related correspondence with a laptop and iPhone. It allows me to avoid an hour-long commute in the morning and work in any location I choose. But the lack of human interaction drives me crazy most of the time and leads to feelings of isolation. I began working alongside a friend, who also works from home, several days a week, and the conversations between tasks and lunches out have brought me a major mood boost.

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Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha has served as an editor for CU Times since March 2015. She also served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta FCU) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer for more than 16 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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