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This Is My 39

Galit Breen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Women
Galit Breen

Thirty-nine is seeing 16-year-olds and thinking they look way too young to drive and seeing 50-year-olds and thinking they're stunning. It's knowing loss, and finding sparkle in the everyday. It's not necessarily worrying what others think of me and my choices.

Taking Away My Daughter's Hard-Earned Rights

Ben Decter | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Ben Decter

After a terrifying start to her life with catastrophic childhood epilepsy, Addie has clawed her way to a sense of confidence, grit and burgeoning independence. But there's little time to celebrate her achievement of things that once seemed impossible. We feel compelled to take away some of her rights.

How the Hell Did This Happen?

Paula H. Noe | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula H. Noe

I am still very grateful that I am in this temporary (although ridiculous) situation and I remind myself of this fact often.

34 Ways You Change As You Become An Adult

Lexi Herrick | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Being an adult doesn't mean locking in a 9-5 job and procreating. Being an adult doesn't mean having everything figured out. Being an adult isn't some threshold you pass through at a fully mature and developed stage of life.

Playing the Waiting Game

Alex Madda | Posted 03.09.2015 | College
Alex Madda

We only have one life to live. And though waiting may take up a great deal of it, we hope and pray the waiting will reap its benefits. We'll just have to throw the dice and pray for the best. We'll never know otherwise.

How to Get Over Your Quarter-Life Crisis

Kali Rogers | Posted 02.20.2015 | Women
Kali Rogers

This is for all of you out there that actually want to do something about this awkward time, here is how to unapologetically drop kick your quarter-life crisis into last week.

This Office Just Installed A Ball Pit

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living

The creative team at London-based design agency Pearlfisher believes that work environments today have grown too serious, focusing on goals without nu...

The Bucket Stops Here

Charlie Carillo | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Charlie Carillo

Not long ago I was helping my father with a job at his house, and a five gallon bucket of water had to be carried outside. I grabbed the handle t...

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?

Stuff I Didn't Know About Adulthood Until I Got Here

Tiffany Beveridge | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Beveridge

Grownups get mad at kids for making messes, but nobody makes bigger messes than grownups.

Finding Home

Jennifer Langione | Posted 12.21.2014 | New York
Jennifer Langione

As you compare yourself to your peers who fled the nest as soon as they flung their graduation caps into the air, remind yourself that you're not behind--you're simply paving your own way home.

24 Things That You're Only Proud Of In College

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.02.2014 | College

College is a time to explore yourself and the world around you. It's about figuring out what you and life are all about. But let's be honest, our stan...

Please Step On My Grass: New Adulthood in American Culture

Lila Kalick | Posted 11.16.2014 | Women
Lila Kalick

Becoming more self-aware in the process of aging is the hard earned prize of our adult lives. It's what gives and will give us the authority to speak with conviction to younger generations. It doesn't make us children.

The Truth About Being 40

Lindsey Mead | Posted 11.16.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

Forty has answered many -- most? -- of the big questions that haunted my young adulthood. Forty is about embracing the reality that those answers have built.

10 Things I Didn't Expect About Being A Grown-Up

Kate Hall | Posted 10.26.2014 | Parents
Kate Hall

I thought peer pressure was done when I left high school. It's a bit easier not to give in to it now, but it's still there, rearing its ugly head in the form of Mommy Wars and keeping up with the Joneses.

I Am A Princess Pan

April Brucker | Posted 10.12.2014 | Women
April Brucker

Recently in my travels, I overheard a conversation where the term "Princess Pan" was uttered. It was in reference to the unmarried, childless niece of...

The Myth of Adulthood

Annie Battles | Posted 09.22.2014 | Comedy
Annie Battles

Part of growing up, it would seem, is slowly realizing one's perspective is not the only one to exist. This realization is a slower process, however, than one would imagine.

Why You Must Play With Your Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.13.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I am not suggesting that you make a u-turn and start being your teen's friend. I'm suggesting instead that you remember to teach your child about the importance of work, the importance of love and the importance of play.

Staying in a College Town Over the Summer

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 09.13.2014 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

As cliché as this probably sounds, college isn't just some step in your journey. It is its own adventure, filled with endless opportunities and lessons. And, where you are is a big part of that journey.

18 Photos To Remind You That Growing Old Is Inevitable, But Growing Up Is Optional

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 06.05.2014 | Comedy

When did you get so old?!!?!

Yagana Shah

5 Ways We Wish We Were More Like Our Boomer Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty

Regardless of which generation we belong to, at some point we've all rolled our eyes at our parents when they dish out unsolicited advice or state the...

10 Ways I Am Failing Adulthood

Stephanie Sprenger | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Stephanie Sprenger

When I look back on the efficient, well-oiled machine that was my childhood household, I don't remember as much chaos, scrambling and disorder.

Freedom With a Twist of Maturity

Susan Kaufman | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Susan Kaufman

The only reason I actually studied and did my work in high school, I thought, was to get into a good college and to keep my parents out of my hair. But now that I am at good college, why am I still working hard?

Want More Happiness? It's Hidden in the Ordinary

Tamara Star | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

The joy I end up feeling as I go to bed with every piece of laundry in its proper place always surprises me. The task I hate most actually makes me happy when I do it in this ritualistic way.

Yagana Shah

13 Signs We Never Really Grow Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty

They say the grass is always greener -- and that never holds true more than when it comes to age. As kids we long for the freedom to be able to do wha...