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25 Empowering Life Lessons You Should Know By The Time You Turn 25

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women

Photo credit: Bluebirdsandteapots/Flickr Twenty-five is a milestone birthday. You have reached a point where you're an adult, a real adult, who p...

A Survival Checklist For Your 20s

Christina Berchini | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Christina Berchini

I have a confession to make: I spent my 20s as one of the most insecure, unsure, conflicted people you could ever hope to meet. Looking back, I realize that the vast majority of the way my 20s played out was my own doing.

It Took Me 26 Years To Learn How To Be A Friend To Other Women

Claire Davidson | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Claire Davidson

Ladies' nights and last-minute dinner plans were easy to accommodate when neither of us had a significant other, but the second a man entered my life I'd become flaky and unreliable, always canceling plans if it meant getting to see my boyfriend.

Important And Not-So-Important Things I Want To Tell My Kids, From A To Z

Melissa Sher | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Two of the greatest things about getting older are caring less about what other people think about you and thinking more of the people you care about.

Following Your Own (Sometimes Unconventional) Path

Anna Nti-Asare | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna Nti-Asare

So if you see something in the world that many others don't, keep at it and reveal it to them. Get out of your own way, follow it now, and be the first to do/change something. For me, at least for right now, this meant moving and continuing my journey across the pond.

The Telling Life Lessons David Goldberg's LinkedIn Offers Each Of Us

Andre Bourque | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

The influence of others, competitive or not, can help you, he stressed. The attention alone breeds credibility for your ideas, and can drive you to be your best.

I Couldn't Love Myself, So I Loved My Self-Judgment

Natasha Che | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women
Natasha Che

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for feel-good tactics that brighten up the world. I only find it surprising that, despite all the books and essays and TV talk shows that tell people to love themselves, we still find it difficult to do.

43 Things I Would Say To My Angsty Teenage Self

Erin Hinkle | Posted 06.28.2015 | Women
Erin Hinkle

I was so consumed in myself and my needs that no one or nothing else was as important. I am disappointed that I hurt those that had given me nothing but love, compassion and fifth chances. I don't believe in regrets. But I do wonder what I would say to that girl if this version of me could go back to high school me.

11 Successful Women Who Know Life Is So Much More Than Your Work

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.28.2015 | Women

Life doesn't have to be all about your 9 to 5 -- just ask some of the world's most driven women. We rounded up advice from the interviews, commen...

The True Story of the Man Who Invented the Dimmer

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

One of the many things we take for granted these days--our ability to dim the lights to create a romantic mood or the perfect dinner party ambiance-...

19 Essays For Your 30s

Kate Baer | Posted 06.27.2015 | Women
Kate Baer

Chapter 19: Assuming Everything Is A Thinly-Veiled Act Of Aggression or "Enjoying The Holidays With Your Family" (A Self-Help Directory).

Four Life Lessons Passed Down to Millennials From Baby Boomers and the Greatest Generation

Quora | Posted 06.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

I hope it's okay to go a bit older than people in their 40s and 50s. I'm a family sociologist at Cornell, and we surveyed over 1200 people over 60 on this very topic (described in the book 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans). Here are four "life lessons" they wanted to pass down to younger people - hope you find them helpful!

How Do You Live the Life of Utilitarianism?

Quora | Posted 06.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

Utilitarianism says that we should always do what will have the best consequences for all those affected by our actions. "Best consequences" generally refers to well-being, in some sense, although utilitarians differ on whether this means happiness, and the reduction of suffering, or something like the satisfaction of preferences.

Top 10 Most Difficult and Useful Things People Need to Learn in Their 20s

Quora | Posted 06.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

If you don't speak up, nobody will hear you. If you don't introduce yourself, no one will know you. There are no more "class introduction" days. There are no more teachers to call on you even when you're shy. The real world is a scrappy place, and it's on you to make yourself known.

How Do You Earn Respect in Prison?

Quora | Posted 06.16.2015 | Weird News
Quora

Ultimately, the course of earning (more) respect is entirely up to the individual and their preference of method. The truth is that some people are simply good at being bad and doing good requires hard work. Throwing your hands up in the air and saying "I give up" is much easier than resisting negativity and continuing down a more positive path.

Why Fear Is the Enemy

Tina Martin | Posted 06.17.2015 | Good News
Tina Martin

Fear is overthinking what may happen and what could happen. The reality is fear is the unknown over-exaggerated in our minds. It's the enemy, because most things we fear never happen. We just imagine what it would be like if it did.

The 2 Driving Forces In Life

Inc. | Chuck Blakeman | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

There are really only two fundamental driving forces in life. One of them can be helpful, but is short lived. The other one can make you very successf...

Emotional Spring Cleaning Helps Develop Grit

Annie Fox | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Annie Fox

If we want to teach kids resilience and compassion (for themselves and others), we must show them our own resilience in the face of setbacks.

14 Reasons Why Living Alone Can Be Joyous

Quora | Posted 05.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

You go to the kitchen sink, and there aren't someone else's dishes in it.

How to Make Life Easier For Waiters

Quora | Posted 05.31.2015 | Taste
Quora

Show up on time for your reservation. This helps the whole operation run smoothly.

Ten Things Every New Dad Should Know

Quora | Posted 05.26.2015 | Parents
Quora

Having children is natural and something we are designed to. It is important to understand that humans like all animals, have instincts when it comes to our biology, and it is only our false belief that the birth and parenting of our offspring requires more than nature already provides for in our DNA.

5 Things This Stay-At-Home Mom Learned From Her Working Mom

Olga Mecking | Posted 05.27.2015 | Parents
Olga Mecking

Having a working mother is a gift. Without her, I wouldn't even know what is possible. I wouldn't work so hard to pursue my dreams. And of course I want to provide the same inspiration and be a role model to my children as well.

13 Questions You Need To Stop Obsessing Over

Posted 03.30.2015 | OWN

We're always running across lists of questions we should be asking our doctors, financial advisers, parole officers and so on. And I like those li...

A 28-Step Guide To Falling In Love With Your Messy Life

Lexi Herrick | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Stop thinking that you have to have all the answers, or know exactly what direction you are headed. You don't. You just have to know what's in your heart, and follow it.

5 Life Advice Tips for Ski Bums

Liftopia | Posted 05.23.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

So, you've decided to forgo the 9-5 hamster wheel in favor of bell-to-bell shredding. Good on you! But, there are a few aspects of real life you should not avoid. By all means, spend your meager savings on merino wool under layers... but cover your bases.