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A Survival Checklist For Your 20s

Christina Berchini | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Christina Berchini

I have a confession to make: I spent my 20s as one of the most insecure, unsure, conflicted people you could ever hope to meet. Looking back, I realize that the vast majority of the way my 20s played out was my own doing.

On Finally Breaking Free From Paralyzing Perfectionism

Rebecca Strong | Posted 06.14.2015 | Women
Rebecca Strong

People like to idealize perfectionism. They convey it as an endearing quirk, a Woody Allen-esque neurosis. But here's the thing: Striving for excellence and setting unrealistic expectations for yourself are very different things.

Why I Miss And Don't Miss My 20s

Angela J. Kim | Posted 04.25.2015 | Women
Angela J. Kim

We were untamed, raw and daring. We used words like f*ck and sh*t proudly and loudly at stupid boys and into thin air. We didn't worry about what others thought about us, because we were happy with who we are.

4 Things I Wish I Knew About Money in my 20s

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 04.03.2015 | Money
Shannah L. Compton

You can learn from the past in ways that weren't available even a few years ago. You can turn money mishaps that your parents might have made into money victories for yourself. But first, you've got to get money smart.

10 'Lame' Things That Are Awesome When You're An Adult

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.04.2015 | Women
Literally, Darling

Is it just me, or is a carpet with those sweet, beautiful vacuum lines almost as beautiful as looking at a sunset over the ocean?

Your 20s Matter

Shari Medini | Posted 02.26.2015 | College
Shari Medini

It has become more and more common for people to underestimate 20-somethings. The message is that you don't need to be responsible or have a direction in life when you are in your 20s. But your 20s do matter!

All Millennials Want for Christmas Won't Fit in Santa's Bag

Unwritten | Posted 02.15.2015 | College
Unwritten

I no longer want a $500 leather jacket that will probably get beer spilled all over it at a party. My ideal Christmas list simply consists of one intangible item that certainly cannot fit in Santa's bag: future employment.

10 Vital Pieces of Advice Every 20-Something Needs to Hear

Unwritten | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Unwritten

From one disheveled, stressed out twenty-something to another, you are not alone. Step back and enjoy this time of your life -- it may seem overwhelming, but these years fly by. Don't take any of these experiences for granted.

The Selfish Years: 10 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your 20s

Unwritten | Posted 01.20.2015 | College
Unwritten

It may suck to constantly be broke, not have any clue what we're doing with our lives and eat ramen noodles for dinner every night, but we'll never be as free as we are right now.

21 Things That Will (Probably) Happen To You In Your 20s

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Wendy Atterberry

You'll date someone who has "been through some stuff" and will "need space" to "get their head together" before they can "get serious about anyone" ... Which is basically code for: "I just want to sleep with you, not go to your family's house for Thanksgiving, kay, thanks."

10 Dares To Take In Your 20s

Gail Sheehy | Posted 10.22.2014 | Women
Gail Sheehy

Married at 23, a mother at 24, and blindsided by divorce at 28, I found myself struggling, like many young women I meet today, to strike a balance between my personal life and my career.

7 Writing Mistakes You Must Fix in Your 20s

Danny Rubin | Posted 10.01.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Weird Al's grammar-happy spoof is full of great tips (ex: it's "to whom" and not "to who"). The comedian's music video prompted me to expand the list with seven more writing mistakes 20-somethings make all the time.

10 Things I Don't Give a Sh*t About Now That I'm 29

Literally, Darling | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I once cared deeply about these things. But as I've gotten older and "wiser" (debatable), I've realized they just don't matter to me.

5 Things to Think About Before You Move in With Your Boyfriend

Katie DiBenedetto | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Katie DiBenedetto

Am I moving too fast? Sending the wrong signals? Missing out on the joys of being single and independent? Am I going to hate him, or worse, will he hate me?

The Best Part Of Turning 30

Anna Szymanski | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Anna Szymanski

In theory, we were all very creative. In reality, we mostly just went to brunch. We existed in a perpetual post-college phase; even though we logically knew our parents were settled into careers and families by our age, we still considered ourselves firmly within our salad days.

Why Turning 25 Matters

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

Twenty-five. Why is this age so significant? Why does it feel like we should accomplish something by this time? Why is it a marker -- like 30 or 40 or 16?

What Women Should Really Be Doing in Their Early 20s

Calee Prindle | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Calee Prindle

I feel nothing makes the advice distinctly applicable to women in their early 20s. The advice can always apply to just about anyone until now. Here is a list of what women in their early 20s should be doing.

The Common Career Lesson This High-Powered Editor Thinks Is Bullsh*t

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

While we may think we have things figured out by the time we're 20 years old, there's always room for wisdom from someone who has been there, experien...

Why Life In Your 30s Is Better (And Worse) Than In Your 20s

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

It gets better: more simple, more meaningful, more established, more fulfilling, more STABLE. You'll have fewer fights, cry less tears and make fewer bad decisions. But you'll also have less fun.

How '20-Somethings' Can Get Out of Debt Pronto

Neal Frankle | Posted 05.19.2014 | Money
Neal Frankle

If you are in your 20s and in debt it can seem like a gargantuan task to throw that monkey off your back. Do not despair my young friend. It may seem impossible to clear that debt, but it's actually much easier than you think.

25 Things I Wish I Knew And Did Before 25

Sahaj Kohli | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Sahaj Kohli

There are (at least) 25 things I wish I took advantage of, learned, habituated to or did before turning 25... and 25 things I am going to try to accomplish after turning 25.

14 Things I Wish I Knew in My 20s

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

As I move headlong into middle age, there are so many ways I have matured. I was a mess in my 20s, admittedly. I was insecure, scattered, and unsure of myself. And when I coach younger clients, I tend to tell them the things I wish someone would have sat down and told me at their age.

Sage Advice To People In Their 20s From People In Their 30s (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 02.24.2014 | College

People in their 20s have no idea just how good they have it. Don't believe us? Just ask the experts who have some personal experience with the idea: p...

WATCH: Black Producers And Filmmakers Use Web To Fill A Void

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 08.14.2013 | Black Voices

Black creatives and creators have been taking to the web to diversify the images of black people we see on television, and budding writer and producer...

40s versus 20s Smackdown

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 08.05.2013 | Comedy
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Who is this man standing over me? Oh. It's Ryan Gosling. I wish he weren't wearing a shirt. Wait. He's saying something to me, but I can't hear it because the ringing is back.