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Hey Quarter-Life Crisis, Go F*ck Yourself!

Hannah Cranston | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women
Hannah Cranston

No, I am not going to know my purpose in life before 30 and I'm not going to quit my job to figure it out.

26 Things I've Learned In My 20s

Serena Piper | Posted 01.19.2016 | Women
Serena Piper

To commemorate my 26 years of life (and to preface my 27th), and to help my fellow 20-somethings by sharing the wealth of my fountain of knowledge (read that with a tinge of sarcasm), here are the 26 most important things I've learned thus far in my 20s.

Dating After Divorce in Your 20s

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 11.05.2015 | Divorce
Ayesha Vardag

Dating again after a breakup is always daunting. After the initial flurry of excitement at the prospect of meeting someone new and the confidence boost of a new haircut, the reality sets in that, actually, you are looking to find a connection with someone new that perhaps took you years to build with your former partner.

6 Ways to Date Without Liquid Courage

Li Lin | Posted 11.02.2015 | Women
Li Lin

Create new rituals for getting yourself ready, psyched, confident and feeling your best before heading out. Put on your best anthems, say your mantras or affirmations, treat yourself to a sensual bubble bath, get yourself a mini-aromatherapy massage, make a delicious elixir to sip.

The Hardest Part About Dating As A Divorced 20-Something

Meytal Markman | Posted 10.15.2015 | Divorce
Meytal Markman

I was 28 years old when I filed for divorce and became single again for the first time since I was legally allowed to drink.

20 Ways Your Weekends Change After You Graduate College

Unwritten | Posted 10.03.2015 | College
Unwritten

Originally published on Unwritten by Katie Smith. For many recent graduates and twenty-somethings, learning how to spend your free time outside of yo...

Everything You Need to Know About Finances in Your 20s

Avelist | Posted 09.29.2015 | College
Avelist

Everyone's different. Different personalities. Different goals. As with everything else, having a healthy financial life can look different for everyone. To find the budget style that's best for you, start by writing down all the elements of your finances:

No Filter? No Problem: How To Get Glowing Skin In Your 20s And Beyond

Thrive Market | Posted 09.09.2015 | Style
Thrive Market

It doesn't matter how old you are -- everyone wants beautiful skin. But it's not just a matter of slathering on myriad creams, gels, and elixirs to treat skin issues -- your lifestyle has a lot to do with how your complexion looks and feels.

51 Secrets Of Adulthood I Learned In My 20s

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Deborah Stachelski

You are your own best friend. Or worst enemy. Choose the one you want to live in your head every day.

30 Things To Do In Your 20s To Ensure You Succeed In Your 30s

YourTango | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
YourTango

By Brenda Della Casa Success means a lot of things to a lot of women. Whether your definition is a corner office, seeing the world, or finding long...

30 Things We Do In Our 30s That We Didn't Do In Our 20s

Allison Bagley | Posted 08.18.2015 | Women
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Allison Bagley

1. Spend five dollars more on a cocktail to avoid a hangover.

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?