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Emerging Adulthood

The Psychology of Quarter-Life Crises: 5 Steps to Create a Life You Actually Want

Caroline Beaton | Posted 02.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Caroline Beaton

Though we technically know where we are, the solutions to getting found are the same for 20-somethings as they are for those physically lost in the wilderness. Drawing from psychologist Kenneth Hill's research on "The Psychology of Lost," below are five steps to figure out your life path and stop floundering.

Millennials, If You're Not Happy With Your Progress in Life...

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 12.01.2016 | College
Kevin Kleitches

Sometimes we involve ourselves so heavily in our quest to achieve that we become myopic in our thinking. Our reason for existing becomes solely to accumulate -- the next social media follower, the next like, the next comment -- all just for the sake of doing so.

Emerging Adulthood: The Two Most Important Words in Hiring and Parenting

Haydn Shaw | Posted 10.06.2016 | Business
Haydn Shaw

A couple years ago, the senior staff to one of the top leaders of the Department of Defense asked me for the most important advice I could give them for attracting and retaining Millennials. I gave them two words: emerging adulthood.

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

Joni Erdmann | Posted 10.06.2016 | Divorce
Joni Erdmann

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

Mere Christianity Meets Mainstream Science

Greg Cootsona | Posted 08.05.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

Whenever I mention that I specialize in religion and science, one of the first questions is "Are you a scientist?" Well, actually, I'm not. And there's a reason. I'm a Christian -- as well as a pastor and theologian specializing in this field -- who has found that scientific insights enhance, challenge, and strengthen my faith

The In-Betweeners

Andrea Vale | Posted 03.29.2015 | College
Andrea Vale

They're "In-Betweeners." They fluctuate between living at home and living on their own. They have jobs, but only for the sake of making enough money to get by while they figure out what they really want to do -- bouncing between scattered, abandoned starts. They're the twenty-somethings.

Oh, There's Other Places Than Home for the Holidays

Patrice Bendig | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

It was the first holiday in over a decade that I did not go to bed filled with a sense of longing for a "real" holiday. Making my own agenda and celebrating with likeminded people made the day much more gratifying.

Carolyn Gregoire

What Science Says About Being In Your 30s | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.30.2014 | Science

Popular culture and Internet listicles often portray the 30s as life's best years. Free from the financial and personal insecurity of the 20s and not ...

Emergents' Emergencies

Martin Marty | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion
Martin Marty

These trends are not new; ever since the Vatican Council 50 years ago, many claim that the Church failed to provide "authoritative instruction and direction." Grumpy conservatives fault the bishops for not doing a better job of selling the faith. Baker won't have it: The problem is the product itself, which the "emergents" reject.

The Brain On 23

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 12.27.2014 | College
Molly Sprayregen

We are the 23-year-olds. We are the ones squirming in our chairs at the office because we still feel awkward in our grown-up clothes. We strut through city streets with eyes cast toward our screens, desperately seeking any source that will tell us the decisions we've made are valid.

9 Important Things We Can Learn From The Younger Generation

Alison Sher | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Alison Sher

There are as many ways to navigate your 20s as there are 20-somethings. Here is what the next crop of human potential has working in its favor.

Why Helicopter Parenting Can Actually Be A Good Thing

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 08.09.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

You've heard the critiques of so-called "helicopter parents" who can't stay away from their kids, smothering them with so much love and attention that they never develop self-reliance. Narcissistic, dependent, and unable to strike out on their own, your over-loved children expect everyone to wait on them hand and foot.

How Disney Sabotaged Our Love Lives

Ashley Crouch | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Ashley Crouch

The widespread cultural belief in "soul mate ideology" undermines our chances at happiness because it makes us passive receivers of idyllic romantic expectations.

Is 30 The New 18? Millennials Struggle With Identifying As Adults (VIDEO)

Posted 05.02.2013 | College

It's the transition of all transitions: the move from adolescence to adulthood. Many millennials reportedly said financial independence could be s...

The Sexy Behavior Students Learn In College

Vicki Larson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Perhaps instead of focusing on our kids' declared major, grades and degrees, we should be paying attention to their extracurricular activities.

The Real, Real Reason Women Are Staying Single

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

When we're told that we can have it all, that everything is on the table, why would we ever commit to anything? Even if we know we love the thing to which we're committing, we can't help but wonder about all the things we didn't choose.

Case for a 20-Something Moving Abroad

Karina Martinez-Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karina Martinez-Carter

Even though I sometimes guilt myself for skipping out on a structured job my first year after graduating, I've realized in my first two weeks here that I still have a lot of "real life" and growing up to handle.

Promoting Marriage-Promotion with Dubious Scientific Claims: USA Today's Feature Story

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

USA Today is very excited about marriage. Splashed across the front page of the Health and Behavior section, set off by a colorful illustration, was t...