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An Adult's Reflection: Year 1

Alex Madda | Posted 11.20.2015 | College
Alex Madda

I've reached my first full year as an "adult." I've graduated college, moved myself to a city, and attempted to find answers to life's most pressing challenges. As I look back on my first year in "the real world", a few noticeable themes come to mind.

62 Signs You Are A Full-Fledged Adult Now, Sorry

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 11.18.2015 | Comedy

Do you have a steady job, car payments, student loans, taxes to file and a buttload of other responsibilities? Does your idea of a fun Friday night in...

3 Secrets Of Adulthood You Must Learn To Find Happiness

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.09.2015 | OWN

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18 Things to Know Before You Turn 18!

Gabrielle Flank | Posted 11.06.2015 | Teen
Gabrielle Flank

Within the next coming year I will be turning 18. Recently I have been contemplating what it means to be a adult and how an age makes me more qualified and more of an adult than I already am.

7 Obligatory Grown-Up Parties, Ranked By How Much They Suck

Thrillist | Posted 11.19.2015 | HuffPost Home

As an adult, you're going to go to parties. They are not like the glorious college bashes you threw with all your friends. There are fewer dance floors, fewer kegs, fewer reasons to stay... fewer everything, really. Grown-up parties can get pretty bleak, and these are the bleakest of them all.

Hilarious Sticky Notes Show You're Not Alone On The Struggle Bus Of Life

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.30.2015 | Good News

Sometimes it's just way too hard to adult. And these quirky sticky notes are here to flawlessly illustrate that difficult reality of growing up. ...

The Truth About Becoming An Adult

Quora | Posted 10.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul

I've managed teams of talented, smart, and hardworking people as they grew into adulthood. The following are a some truths that many find uncomfortable.

Deep Down, We Are All Peter Pan

Sandra Lorenzo | Posted 10.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Lorenzo

We all have a dormant Peter Pan on the inside. Our generation may need more time to manage the fear of growing up than the previous generation did.

13 Ways Your Life Will Change After College

Avelist | Posted 10.21.2015 | College

It's a good thing, I promise. Life changes after college. And at first it will be hard. You and all of your best friends won't live in the same building. You might even live in different cities.

What Is Maturity?

Quora | Posted 10.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul

Realizing that being special does not entitle you to special treatment.

A Woman Lost

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I know that my self-esteem decline interferes with me and my husband's intimacy. I know I don't feel attractive and that's why I'm not attracted. So I will continue to pray that I rediscover myself, that I rediscover my femininity, and that I gain the motivation to make myself feel and look beautiful again.

5 Things Grown Adults Should Stop Doing and Saying Right Now

Maria Colaco | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents
Maria Colaco

You are an adult... unless you are a kid. But most people reading this are grown adults -- paying bills, contributing to society, community leaders, p...

What's Lost And Found As We Grow Up

Christine Skoutelas | Posted 10.08.2015 | Parents
Christine Skoutelas

Finally, as I am encroaching on 40, I think I've found myself. I remember who I am. I am a slobbery fool. I am a confident adult. I dance in the living room and sing off-key. I still have no fashion sense. And, even though I have to fight for it now, I'm happy again.

Why I Won't Pretend My Divorce At 27 Never Happened

Joni Erdmann | Posted 10.06.2015 | Divorce
Joni Erdmann

Marriage is just one possibility, one option for how to live life.

The Fire Next Time: The Precious Opportunity of Climate Change

David_Goldstein | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green

We are in the process of burning ourselves and many of the beings on Earth right out of existence. Overwhelming. Unbelievable. Wildly inconvenient. We...

5 Types of Difficult Co-Workers and How to Deal with Them

Avelist | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business

You've worked with them all at one point or another. Here's how to handle their quirks and critiques like a boss, even if you aren't one.

5 Excuses for Why You're a 30-Year-Old Living at Home

Alex Iosiovich | Posted 09.15.2015 | Comedy
Alex Iosiovich

You're a 30-year-old that has a decent job and is still sleeping in your Pearl Jam poster-covered room in your parents' house. All you have to do is follow this guide of lies and no one will ever know that you're a lazy child that bitches at his mother for buying the wrong kind of cereal.

8 Reasons Why Living on Your Own is Good for You in All the Worst Ways

Ishanee Chanda | Posted 07.08.2015 | College
Ishanee Chanda

There will be days when the solitude weighs on your bones and the rainstorms refuse to give way. But those are the days that count the most because you survive them and realize that it is possible to have water in your lungs and still be able to breathe; it's what pushes you to swim to shore.

You Only Live Once... And Life Is Long

Sarah Burkhart | Posted 07.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Burkhart

My career path up to this point can be best described as... tangly. After four years spent earning my BS in mechanical engineering, I joined the ranks...

10 Things Only My Father Could Teach Me

Alicia Cook | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Alicia Cook

Spoiler Alert: Dad really did know best. With Father's Day approaching, I have tried to pinpoint the most important things my father ever taught me.

Most Of My Friends Have 'Evolved,' But I Feel Like I Haven't

Valeria Laura Rigo | Posted 06.08.2015 | Teen
Valeria Laura Rigo

I can't leave the country on my own or drink alcohol. My parents take me to school every day, which I am one year away from finishing. Now, maybe you are thinking to yourselves "Those must be the best years of your life" and "You have your whole life ahead of you," but truth is, I'm not so sure I do anymore.

I Suppose I'd Call Myself an Adult

Stephanie Harper | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

All joking aside, I'd say that I spend an exceptional amount of time thinking about what it means to be an adult. At 26, I wrestle with this notion constantly, sometimes what feels like every moment of every day.

"I Like Cheetos" and Other Confessions From My Adult Life

Toria Sheffield | Posted 05.20.2015 | Comedy
Toria Sheffield

Technically, I probably shouldn't do a lot of the things I still do. But I also can't help shake the feeling that I'm not the only one--that there are definitely hordes of other grown ups out there who also feel vaguely like total impostors.

Help, I Can't Adult Today

Jonathan Savitt | Posted 05.18.2015 | Comedy
Jonathan Savitt

Adulthood is just as much a part of life as having a Dave Matthews phase. The days of strict curfews are long gone and no one can tell you not to spend a whole day watching "Lizzie McGuire" reruns -- life is good.

The Moment I Knew I Was an Adult

Teresa Lee | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Teresa Lee

Ultimately, I think being an adult isn't any one age or any one thing. It doesn't mean that you don't lean on other people when you fall. It just means that you count on yourself first and foremost and don't expect anyone else to clean up your mess for you.