Thursday’s links go from childhood to death, from generation to generation.
My Generation: What defines a generation? According to this interactive quiz, it’s pop culture — the test guesses your generation by the cultural milestones you remember. (USA Today)
Hands Off: Airport security is seemingly unstoppable, with a massive backlash about privacy violations. Are there any tangible advantages to enhanced X-Ray methods? (The Atlantic)
Quick Cooking: Many published recipes have an estimated start-to-finish time. Why are they almost always wrong? (Slate)
Stylish Slip: In an interview, fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld proves he’s really up with the times, saying someone gave him a Facebook, in white gold. We want one! (The Hairpin)
Past Parks: November and December are peak times to visit Disney theme parks. Can’t make it this year? Track the parks through history instead. (LIFE)
Gay Graves: A German company is making “gay coffins.” Who knew coffins had a sexual orientation in the first place? (The Daily What)
Elsewhere on TIME.com: See the 25 most powerful women of the past 100 years.
Must-See: Watch the cast of Harry Potter attempt American accents. They certainly beat NewsFeed’s British accent, but we suppose that’s why they’re actors and we’re not.