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Millennials have weaker handshakes

Handshakes can make or break that crucial first impression. Grab too early or not firmly enough and the other person’s attitude can go from “yes!” to “ew” in seconds.  Unfortunately, science tells us that millennials’ grip is getting weaker. Lateral “pinch” stayed the same (thanks cellphones?), according to the study that compared the handshakes of … Continue reading “Millennials have weaker handshakes”

Handshakes can make or break that crucial first impression. Grab too early or not firmly enough and the other person’s attitude can go from “yes!” to “ew” in seconds. 

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Unfortunately, science tells us that millennials’ grip is getting weaker. Lateral “pinch” stayed the same (thanks cellphones?), according to the study that compared the handshakes of 237 people between ages 20 and 34 with data gathered from older participants. There was one exception: Women 30-34 years were just as strong as their older counterparts.

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Lydia Dishman is a staff editor for Fast Company's Work Life section. She has written for CBS Moneywatch, Fortune, The Guardian, Popular Science, and the New York Times, among others.

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