Revisiting a topic that has been somewhat contentious -- surviving the dismal hand dealt Generation-Y. This time, I've found an article about the best prospects for Gen-Y types, broken down by state. Measurement criteria include the obvious, like unemployment rates and housing costs, but also some of the querky, like concentration of fitness centers and per capita bars. Among supposedly cool places that are magnets for the hip and young, only Massachusetts makes the top 10. As for the rest? Well, let's just say there's some overlap with the controversial tea party map. http://m.money-rates.com/research-center/best-states-for-young-people-2013.htm Noticeably absent from the list, that hipster paradise, known as Washington.