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What Science Says About Being In Your 30s

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 11.03.2014 | 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 L. Smithson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

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.

4 Things I Learned About Friendship In My 30s

Aly Walansky | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Aly Walansky

As you reach your thirties, it gets increasingly difficult to make true and lasting friends. Why is that? And what can we do about it?

What Does 39 Look Like?

Danielle Herzog | Posted 12.31.2013 | Women
Danielle Herzog

How should I look? What does 39 look like? I decided to investigate what it means for my own life. Here's what 39 looks like to me.

Almost Bridesmaids: Weddings in Our Thirties

Abbye E. Meyer | Posted 12.14.2013 | Weddings
Abbye E. Meyer

Happiness isn't like Annie's in Bridesmaids. Often, there's no real resolution or suggestion of permanence.

Tristan Prettyman: Musician, Writer, Woman: Part Four

Maria Burnham | Posted 08.26.2013 | Arts
Maria Burnham

Yes, Tristan is only 31, and yes, she is admittedly still growing. But she also recognizes the incredible leaps she has made over the years, the spurts and the bounds separated by crumples and blocks.

Tristan Prettyman-Musician, Writer, Woman: Part Three

Maria Burnham | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts
Maria Burnham

We are nearing the end of our Tristan Prettyman blog series and I hope you've enjoyed listening to Tristan address your inquiries.

What My 4-Year-Old Taught Me About Beauty

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 10.20.2013 | Parents
Brittany Gibbons

My daughter is beautiful and smart and funny and graceful and witty and brilliant, and for four years, I nodded my head in agreement with every Joe off the street who told me she is exactly like me... when I thought exactly none of those things about myself.

What if My Life Didn't Go According to 'The Plan'?

Sasha Cagen | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Sasha Cagen

We may have biological clocks when it comes to having children, but we have no expiration date on our ability to grow. If we want to evolve in our ability to love (or create, or learn to be contentedly single), the most important thing is the word "want."

Life Lessons Learned at the Tattoo Parlor

CT Working Moms | Posted 11.06.2012 | Parents
CT Working Moms

My 30th birthday came with the running of my first half marathon. My 31st birthday came with a very pregnant belly. And, not to be outdone, my 32nd birthday came with some ink!