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Things They Didn't Tell Us At My Fancy High School

Bryan Behar | Posted 01.09.2017 | Education
Bryan Behar

I'll admit it, I was blessed to go to one of those super-posh, elite boys' schools where someone with gray hair stands up in chapel and says "Gentleme...

New Beginnings

Sara Johnson | Posted 11.28.2016 | Women
Sara Johnson

It was early Wednesday morning when my phone vibrated. It was my early day at work and I had just punched in. "Who's texting me at 8 a.m.?" I th...

The true measure of our nation's heart -- how it treats its kids

Christopher Phillips | Posted 10.14.2016 | Impact
Christopher Phillips

In a speech in which she leveled Donald Trump for boasting of a history of encounters that arguably amount to an admission serial sexual assault, it ...

When A Military Brat Ends Up Adulting In The Civilian World

Elizabeth Anderson | Posted 09.27.2016 | Good News
Elizabeth Anderson

When you're a brat you have memories and friends literally all over the world. There's a sense of homeless-ness about it.

We Love The Advice From These Parents On Making Mistakes And Not Giving Up

Maya Kashyap | Posted 11.08.2016 | Parents

One of the responsibilities of being a parent is teaching our children important life lessons like wearing helmets when they ride bikes and not double...

‘Less Selfies. More Themmies,’ And 7 Other Funny Life Lessons From Parents To Kids

Maya Kashyap | Posted 09.21.2016 | Parents

As parents, a big part of our job is teaching our children life’s important (and not-so-important) lessons. Some parents are so good at imparting th...

These Parents Perfectly Explain Adulthood To Their Kids

Maya Kashyap | Posted 09.20.2016 | Parents

When we were kids, we knew that adults drove, drank coffee and got a lot more letters in the mail than we did. But the rest was pretty mysterious. And...

How To Preserve And Treasure Your Inner Child

Jackie Walker | Posted 09.02.2016 | Fifty
Jackie Walker

It makes me smile when I hear people say they look in the mirror and see their mother. The other day I heard a man wonder out loud how his dad's hands appeared out of the sleeves of his jacket.

I Took A Month Off To Be An Adult, And It Was Terrible

Devon Henry | Posted 08.16.2016 | Women
Devon Henry

I am terrible at this and waking up at 5 a.m. is honestly such a foreign concept to me that every time my alarm goes off I think my boyfriend is pranking me. But also I'm enjoying it. And I'm going to keep enjoying it. Maybe for like one more week.

30 Lessons I Have Learned In My 30 Years

Ashli Mazer | Posted 07.26.2016 | Women
Ashli Mazer

So, here is the thing… in a few short days, I will be celebrating a milestone birthday. 30. THIRTY. Thirty. 3-0. The Big 30. I am sort of okay with ...

7 People You Will Lose In Your Life -- And How To Cope

Oprah.com | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 05.20.2016 | OWN

1. The Friend Who Let You Down We all have one of these. Some of us have more than one. By which I mean, a friend who we may laugh with, cry with, wor...

4 Struggles That Everyone in Their Early Twenties Can Relate To

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 05.06.2016 | College
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Although these are some of the best times of your life, they are also some of the hardest. It's hard trying to figure out who you are, and how you're going to pay rent in the same thought. We all know the feelings, and we can all admit that the struggle is real in your early twenties.

30 Things My Mother Taught Me

Walaa Chahine | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Walaa Chahine

It wasn't until this year that I truly began to value all she taught me -- the year after I graduated college and became my own person. Suddenly, everything my mother taught me about life was coming back to me. Here are 30 things my mother taught me that I didn't believe as a kid, but I 100% believe today.

16 Pieces of Advice for the Class of 2016

Michelle Green | Posted 04.20.2016 | College
Michelle Green

As G-Day gets closer, seniors all over the country are being asked the dreaded question, "What are your plans after graduation?" Family members, friends, and even strangers have the best intentions in asking this; however, if you don't have an answer, it can bring about the longest 30 seconds of your life.

9 Reads That Are Way Too Real If You Live Alone

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 05.05.2016 | HuffPost Home

There's no doubt that living alone has its highs and lows. Below, we've rounded up nine previously published blog posts and articles that perfectly ca...

Autistic Adults Shouldn't Be Children of a Lesser God

Haley Moss | Posted 04.05.2016 | Impact
Haley Moss

April is Autism Awareness Month. While I truly hope Autism Awareness Month becomes Autism Acceptance Month, I realize there is a gaping awareness issue.

The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Kids

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The time to model a healthy marriage is throughout our children's development. One day they might even thank you for it.

Stop Asking Me When I'm Going to Join 'The Adult World'

Cassandra Le | Posted 03.17.2016 | Travel
Cassandra Le

After graduating from college, I decided to skip out on finding a full-time job, and instead applied to teach English abroad in Spain. I think a lot o...

Awkward: That Feeling You Get When Caught Staring at a Broken Friendship

Jenna Brownson | Posted 03.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jenna Brownson

Recently, I said the word. It came right out of my mouth without thought or reflection, and "awkward" perfectly encapsulated the moment. But in the case of my employment of word, I hit on all three shades of the adjective.

The 3 Causes of Senioritis

Kendall Pope | Posted 02.25.2016 | College
Kendall Pope

Are you a college student ranging from ages 20-23 suffering from severe lack of motivation, excessive sweatpants and sweatshirt use, repeated absences, and anxiety?

Why Acting Like a Big Kid Isn't Always a Bad Thing

Kassy Scarcia | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Kassy Scarcia

We are meant to laugh and smile and make memories. We are meant to explore and be curious and expand our knowledge. We are meant to express ourselves and let ourselves make mistakes sometimes. We are meant to be human and explore what that even means.

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

Carlie Galloway, MSW | Posted 02.09.2017 | 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 02.06.2017 | 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 02.04.2017 | 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 developm...