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Quarterlife Crisis

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

Caroline Beaton | Posted 02.24.2016 | 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.

Hey Quarter-Life Crisis, Go F*ck Yourself!

Hannah Cranston | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women
Hannah Cranston

No, I am not going to know my purpose in life before 30 and I'm not going to quit my job to figure it out.

3 Ways to Increase Positivity With Your Wardrobe Mindset

Monica Woodhams | Posted 08.24.2016 | Style
Monica Woodhams

How many times have you walked into your closet and thought, "I have nothing to wear" all while you're staring at a closet that is overflowing with clothes? You then frantically search for an outfit that ends up being the same old thing you always wear.

21 Things That Will (Probably) Happen To You In Your 20s

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Wendy Atterberry

You'll date someone who has "been through some stuff" and will "need space" to "get their head together" before they can "get serious about anyone" ... Which is basically code for: "I just want to sleep with you, not go to your family's house for Thanksgiving, kay, thanks."

The Loneliness of the Quarter-Life Crisis

Jordan Dansky | Posted 11.15.2014 | College
Jordan Dansky

The quarter-life crisis is universal. It happens to people from all over the world, in all different phases of life, for all different reasons. We struggle with finding our identity, pursuing our dreams, discovering what we actually want out of life, and evaluating where we are right now.

Why You Should Live by the One-Minute Rule

Jordan Dansky | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan Dansky

So I'm reading this great book called The Happiness Project. (You should read it, too!) For her own Happiness Project, the author, Gretchen Rubin, spe...

30-Something, 30-Everything. Cheers to the Big 3-0!

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 05.11.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

And so it is: I am officially 30 years young. Yes, I use the word young instead of old, contrary to my previous belief that once I turned the big 3-0, life as I had known it prior to this milestone would never be the same again. Period.

Saturn's Return: Did Turning 35 Set Me Up for an Epic Fail?

Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux | Posted 02.05.2014 | Women
Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux

I turned 35. And in New York City, that's a prison term for the single and upwardly mobile, a death sentence for someone in media. When the clock struck 12, albeit digital, I remember checking my ID several times to redo the math.

10 Changes Every Woman Goes Through In Her 20s

Samantha Matt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Samantha Matt

In 10 years you're forced to go from being this adult-child still living under the same roof as your parents to a real live adult maybe living with a partner (maybe even with a child!). To successfully maneuver your way through your 20s, you have to change. It's science.

30 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Have Everything Figured Out In Your 20s

Christine Hassler | Posted 09.08.2013 | Women
Christine Hassler

During our 20-something years, there can be a tremendous amount of pressure to figure everything out. We search for answers to important questions like "What do I want?" and "What do I want to do with my life?"

Millennial Myths

Abby Miller | Posted 06.15.2013 | College
Abby Miller

The shift to delayed adulthood has been going on for three generations, yet recent stories in the media would have you believe this is just a recent phenomenon.

Does Major Really Matter?

Abby Miller | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Abby Miller

The original intent of a liberal arts degree is not to prepare you for a career, but rather to broaden your mind, and train you to analyze and communicate.

Shvitz Happens

Abby Miller | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
Abby Miller

It's not just introversion that can act as a handicap in these situations, but also discomfort with a communication style that works to your advantage in the workplace -- something that many of us are discouraged from this as kids: shvitzing.

What Does It Mean to Be an Adult? Being Realistic vs. Optimistic

Teresa Lee | Posted 04.03.2013 | College
Teresa Lee

But seriously, where is the line between being realistic versus being optimistic? Where is the line between going for your dreams versus being crazy stupid? Where is the line between being content and happy with your life versus settling and being tired of life?

My Quarter Life Crisis: The Best Summer of Your Life

Jorie Larsen | Posted 10.16.2012 | College
Jorie Larsen

I read that a new poll claims the average American has the best summer of his or her entire life at the tender age of 23.8. Hmmm, I thought. I'm 24.3. That meant the best summer of my life was on the horizon, and I was ill prepared.

Gossip Girl to Geek: Transitioning From Quarterlife Crisis to CEO

Mark Drapeau | Posted 10.06.2012 | Small Business
Mark Drapeau

Don't be intimidated. You don't have to build computers, robots, or genomic sequencers if you don't want to. But everyone needs to be a little geeky these days.

A Tiger Baby's Rebellion

Tracie Chan | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Tracie Chan

I realized that my version of having it all was completely different. Perhaps I didn't want it all, since "it" sounded so trite. Maybe I didn't want everyone else's idea of success, because it meant nothing to me.

Integrating Discontent: A Necessary Lifeline for the Young

Naomi Ko | Posted 09.16.2012 | College
Naomi Ko

In the end, the problem of being this early twenties person is that we are never satisfied with our lives. I don't question my gratitude, I am very thankful for it because I know what it is like to have no job and no money. But I'm dissatisfied that I am not living the life that I imagined.

Transcending The Quarter-life Crises

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 10.10.2011 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

The root of the problem is that right from our childhood we've been driven and pushed to achieve material success and social status. We've almost completely ignored our spiritual needs.

Are You Having A Quarterlife Crisis?

Christine Hassler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

I woke up one day in a cold sweat and found myself in the midst of my own quarterlife crisis. The good news is that I survived it.

Who Are You?

Christine Hassler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Stepping into jobs and relationships that are not satisfying or being completely paralyzed by ambiguity are common outcomes of not really knowing who you are.

Depictions of Julie & Julia Years Apart Show Their Differences

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

After seeing Julie & Julia I decided to read what was written about Julie Powell back when she was still actively engaged in her project.

Who Says You Can't Go Home?

Carey Polis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carey Polis

I know very few people who are truly happy with their post-college lives. But, as much as I want to conveniently use the term "quarterlife crisis," it's not what's going on.

Online Social Networking and the Quarterlife Crisis

Beth Appel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Beth Appel

After celebrating my 25th birthday with a full day of crying for no apparent reason, things have changed. I blame Facebook.

To Grad School Or Not?

Christine Hassler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Dear Christine, I graduated from college three years ago, and have made my way through a couple of different jobs in the working world. I still haven...