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19 Essays For Your 30s

Kate Baer | Posted 06.27.2015 | Women
Kate Baer

Chapter 19: Assuming Everything Is A Thinly-Veiled Act Of Aggression or "Enjoying The Holidays With Your Family" (A Self-Help Directory).

On Turning 39

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 05.10.2015 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

I'm not sad about being closer to 40, because 40 excites me. I'm sad because it feels like the end of something and the beginning of something else.

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.

Life As a Thirty-Something: One Lesson Learned

Mac Grambauer | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Mac Grambauer

One thing I've discovered in my experience as a 30-year-old is that, while I had no angst about reaching this particular age and no specific expectations about my 30-year-old life, I have come to require, seemingly quite recently, higher standards for myself.

30 Reasons Why Your 30s Shouldn't Be a Hot Mess!

Giselle Phelps | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Giselle Phelps

There's nothing quite like a birthday to get you thinking about life. I'll turn 32 next month. Lately, I've been thinking there's something about this particular time in life I just want to bottle up. But what is it? I decided to ask some 30-something friends and colleagues to chime in too. Here's what we came up with.

Why Turning 31 Is More Meaningful Than I Thought

Kaneisha Grayson | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Kaneisha Grayson

In my 30s, it's no longer a question of when my masterminded plans will pan out -- but whether I actually want the things I penned into my five-year plans, and if so, what I'm willing to give up to get them.

On Turning 39

Katie Lance | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Katie Lance

Today I turn 39. Wow, where did the time fly? I swear I was just 19 and home from college to celebrate my birthday. Or, wasn't I just 30, walking in the door to my surprise party? It's a cliché, but the days are long and the years are fast.

30 Things That Will (Probably) Happen In Your 30s

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Wendy Atterberry

In September, I'll turn 38. I'm at the age now where, when people ask how old I am, it takes me a minute to remember. I don't know if that's because I've already been 37 different ages and it's hard to keep straight which one I am now, or if it's because I'm in denial.

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?

Being 30 Means...

Julie Zhuo | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Julie Zhuo

Clubs < bars < restaurants < someone's backyard where you can don't have to shout to talk. Re-reading high school assigned books and realizing "holy sh*t, this book is actually pretty good."

Is This the Life You're Living?

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Jeanine Celeste Pang

You trust in saving graces like this. You trust that one day soon, you'll be able to laugh about this -- life's tragedy and consequent comedy. Because, at nearly 31, all you can do is accept that this is the life you're living.

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?

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.

10 Tips For Loving Life In Your 30s

Raluca State | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Raluca State

Life is short. And I want to spend the rest of it loving myself and taking pride in the woman I have become and the choices I make.

Things You Do When You're an Adult

Lindsey Mead | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

What is this about? Is it stubborn denial? Do we all still think of ourselves as 18? The aches in my back, weakness in my knee and wrinkles on my face all speak to my actual age. As do the, you know, children. And yet. And still.

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...

4 Things I Learned About Friendship In My 30s

Aly Walansky | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Aly Walansky

As you reach your thirties, it gets increasingly difficult to make true and lasting friends. Why is that? And what can we do about it?

Doing 60 in a 30 Zone: A Birthday Celebration

Janie Emaus | Posted 04.10.2013 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

While the young girls hover around their computers and cellphones, posting the day's activities on Facebook and Skyping with friends back home, we older ladies sit on the deck, sipping margaritas looking up at the sky. We know there will be plenty of time later to look at our photos.