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The Real Reasons I'll Never Quit My Job to Travel Full-Time

Carlie Galloway, MSW | Posted 02.09.2016 | Travel
Carlie Galloway, MSW

As much as I love exploring and adventure, I like regularity and structure, too. I also like my comfortable bed, my personal space, and my regular paycheck. Sure, I'd love a little more independence, and I agree with others when they say that traveling full-time abides by the "you only live once" lifestyle commandment. But truly living means something different to me.

Dismissing Sanders: Democratic Condescension and the Mythic Political Grown-up

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

Of course candidates have to deny that they listen to Wall Street, and flatter voters into thinking ordinary people's opinions about high finance and economic fairness really matter. But of course most candidates also suppose that ordinary people don't understand banking and that bankers do.

Learning to Win

Aaron Weinbaum | Posted 02.04.2016 | Parents
Aaron Weinbaum

People think athletes are just about sports and ability. No way. An "athlete" in my opinion is somebody that stands out, no matter what it is they choose to do. I always tell kids the same thing -- it does not matter whether you are good at certain things or not.

YA Books Are For Everyone

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 01.08.2016 | Arts

The Atlantic recently published a thorough exposé on the changing definition of adulthood, and how we define it today. The author spoke with d...

The First Time I Really Felt Like An Adult

Nancy Roman | Posted 01.07.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

I recently had a discussion about the 'inner child' -- the well-founded idea that there is a distinct part of us that is still the small child we used to be. With this concept, our greatest joys and greatest fears arise from the child we used to be. What we loved then, we love even more now.

The One Thing That's Holding You Back From Change in 2016

Lindsay Harrison | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Harrison

So this year I'm holding myself accountable to small changes that are doable. Making monumental goals without a definite plan is a recipe for disappointment and failure, which is why most people don't stick with that new diet or exercise regimen past January.

I Don't Feel Like An Adult

Bailey Gaddis | Posted 01.06.2016 | Parents
Bailey Gaddis

What do I do now that I know my parents don't know everything? Where can I find an adult who does?

9 Things We Never Learned In School But Should Have

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.28.2015 | Fifty

You spend your adolescent years lugging around back-breaking textbooks full of complicated math concepts, everything from the periodic table to calcul...

17 Times You Wish You Could Be A Kid Instead Of An Adult Woman

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 12.17.2015 | Women

As a kid, it seemed like adults (or older siblings) often said, "You'll understand when you're older." And while age does help usher in a lot of wisdo...

The Age When You Should Stop Doing Everything

Thrillist | Posted 12.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

Now that you're in your 20's, it's time to make the switch from posters to pictures. Keep hanging stuff wherever you live, but try and stick to portraits, framed pictures, or artwork. That Zac Efron poster can be removed now.

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
Thrillist

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
Quora

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
Avelist

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
Quora

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
David_Goldstein

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