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The Joy of Being 30-Something

Adam Smiley Poswolsky | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Adam Smiley Poswolsky

What a joy to treat your body and your heart with more compassion, to get closer to who you are and what you want, to stay in on Friday night, and to spend time with the people you actually want to spend time with. What a joy to be 30-something.

The Rich Guy and the Time I Tried to Literally Be Someone Else

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 11.17.2015 | Women
Jenny G. Perry

When I was 18, and I was hanging out with this rich kid. Kid, guy, whatever. He was in college; I was just about to start. My parents had bought a restaurant down the shore. It was a whole new town with A LOT of money and a brand new set of people.

7 Things I Dislike In My 30s (That I Never Thought I Would)

Meg Owen | Posted 11.13.2015 | Women
Meg Owen

When I was young, I couldn't wait to be an adult and do adult-like things. Have my own house, pay my own bills. HAHAHA. This is the biggest laugh of them all.

30 Things I've Learned About Life and Kindness In My 30s

Leigh M. Clark | Posted 06.29.2015 | Good News
Leigh M. Clark

The first person you need to be kind to is yourself. It's been said you can't give away something you don't have. It's near impossible to be genuinely kind to others if you do not treat yourself well.

10 Important Money Lessons I Learned by My 29th Birthday

Casey Bond | Posted 06.15.2015 | Money
Casey Bond

I've been writing about personal finance for the better part of my adult life, but that's not to say all this money wisdom didn't come without some serious trial and error.

20 Life-Changing Money Lessons You Learn in Your 30s

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.26.2015 | Money

It might be just as tempting to give in to careless spending, impulsive buying and paycheck-to-paycheck living, but at least you know better now. After all, you are about halfway to retirement, and these 20 lessons will help you get there comfortably.

Life As a Thirty-Something: One Lesson Learned

Mac Grambauer | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Mac Grambauer

One thing I've discovered in my experience as a 30-year-old is that, while I had no angst about reaching this particular age and no specific expectations about my 30-year-old life, I have come to require, seemingly quite recently, higher standards for myself.

Advice As I Turn 30

Abby Draper | Posted 04.18.2015 | Women
Abby Draper

Since it feels so big and important, I asked friends of mine who have survived their thirtieth year to give me one piece of advice that they felt would be of value when I hit the big milestone.

Hit the Road, 20s

Lindsey Caruana | Posted 03.29.2015 | Women
Lindsey Caruana

I could be one of the few women on the planet who isn't dreading turning dirty 30 this year. I, for one, can't wait to bid my 20s a long-awaited adieu.

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 ...

30 Reasons Why Your 30s Shouldn't Be a Hot Mess!

Giselle Phelps | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Giselle Phelps

There's nothing quite like a birthday to get you thinking about life. I'll turn 32 next month. Lately, I've been thinking there's something about this particular time in life I just want to bottle up. But what is it? I decided to ask some 30-something friends and colleagues to chime in too. Here's what we came up with.

Why Turning 31 Is More Meaningful Than I Thought

Kaneisha Grayson | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Kaneisha Grayson

In my 30s, it's no longer a question of when my masterminded plans will pan out -- but whether I actually want the things I penned into my five-year plans, and if so, what I'm willing to give up to get them.

On Turning 39

Katie Lance | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Katie Lance

Today I turn 39. Wow, where did the time fly? I swear I was just 19 and home from college to celebrate my birthday. Or, wasn't I just 30, walking in the door to my surprise party? It's a cliché, but the days are long and the years are fast.

10 Life Lessons For Excelling In Your 30s

Mark Manson | Posted 11.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Manson

Recently I turned 30 and sent an email to my subscribers asking readers age 37 and older what advice they would give their 30-year-old selves. The result was spectacular.

To A Dear Friend: 7 Things I Wish I Knew On My 30th Birthday

Kim Keating | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Find comfort in knowing that the years where you have tried, failed, experimented, bombed, been there and done that are behind you!

Being 30 Means...

Julie Zhuo | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Julie Zhuo

Clubs < bars < restaurants < someone's backyard where you can don't have to shout to talk. Re-reading high school assigned books and realizing "holy sh*t, this book is actually pretty good."

32 Truths I've Learned By My 32nd Birthday

Elizabeth Rider | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Rider

I felt so adult in my mid 20s, which I'm grateful for because I'm sure it propelled me to where I am today. But at 32, I can wholeheartedly say I feel much freer and younger in mind, body and spirit.

How the Stories From My Turbulent Twenties Have Left Me Ready to Thrive at Thirty

Jordyn Goodman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Jordyn Goodman

Once you accept that some relationships are temporary, you can learn to stop blaming yourself for what you see as relationship failures. Instead take them for what they are -- helpful life lessons. When you beat to your own drum, and you're comfortable in your own skin, love and life find you.

The Best Part Of Turning 30

Anna Szymanski | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Anna Szymanski

In theory, we were all very creative. In reality, we mostly just went to brunch. We existed in a perpetual post-college phase; even though we logically knew our parents were settled into careers and families by our age, we still considered ourselves firmly within our salad days.

This Is 35

Beth Leyba | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Beth Leyba

It's okay to do life backwards, or sideways, or weirdly. It is, after all, your life.

10 Tips For Loving Life In Your 30s

Raluca State | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Raluca State

Life is short. And I want to spend the rest of it loving myself and taking pride in the woman I have become and the choices I make.

Birthday Party Themes for 30-Somethings

Leslie Goshko | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

But just because you're an "adult" now doesn't mean you can't celebrate your birthday with the same pizazz and excitement as you did when you were a kid.

13 Things That Are Totally Going To Change You In Your 30s

Dr. Karin Luise | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin Luise

While these years may feel surprisingly more pressurized than your 20s, they will unexpectedly also bring the most personal growth in your life. You're no longer allowed to kick back in flip-flops on the bench -- you're in the big leagues, in cleats with a giant 3-0 on your back. This is where you find out who you are and who you really want on your team.

Advice I'd Give to My 30-Year-Old Self

Emma Nicholson | Posted 03.21.2014 | Fifty
Emma Nicholson

I survived and, at age 50, know I learned valuable lessons through the pain. Given the chance, however, I would much rather have read a self-help book and saved thousands of dollars on therapy.

When I'm 34

Paul Rockower | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Paul Rockower

Birthdays are vantage points, where you can look back and forward. It is a departure point to mark the time. I have marked my time well on the days I have spent. I hope you do too.