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Turning 30

30 Lessons I Have Learned In My 30 Years

Ashli Mazer | Posted 07.26.2016 | Women
Ashli Mazer

So, here is the thing… in a few short days, I will be celebrating a milestone birthday. 30. THIRTY. Thirty. 3-0. The Big 30. I am sort of okay with ...

12 Financial Goals You Should Reach By Your 30s

Pauline Paquin | Posted 04.14.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

I remember looking up to people in their 30s when I was in college. They looked so grown up, like they had it all figured out. The house, the car, the kids...

What You Learn In Your 20s

Jessica Semaan | Posted 01.19.2016 | Women
Jessica Semaan

Looking back at my second decade, or my #messytwenties, I see a blur of transitions, transformations, revolutions and lots of tequila shots. In a nutshell, in our 20s, we are mostly wrong -- especially because we think we are so right.

The One Thing That's Holding You Back From Change in 2016

Lindsay Harrison | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Harrison

So this year I'm holding myself accountable to small changes that are doable. Making monumental goals without a definite plan is a recipe for disappointment and failure, which is why most people don't stick with that new diet or exercise regimen past January.

10 Signs Turning 30 is Closer Than I Realize

Amber Hill | Posted 12.28.2015 | Women
Amber Hill

I am clearly way too hip to be over the hill of my 20s. Or so I thought.

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 Best Way To Celebrate Turning 30

Alicia Raia-Hawrylak | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Alicia Raia-Hawrylak

Instead of a narcissistic entry into this new decade, I am choosing one of reflection, gratitude and service. I can't think of a better way to celebrate this milestone than by reflecting on blessings and confronting unearned privileges and finding ways to promote awareness and kindness in others.

40 Is the New 20

Galanty Miller | Posted 07.09.2016 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

The reality is that, biology aside, the life course is pretty subjective. There are twenty-year-olds who are married with a full-time job. There are forty-year-olds who are still in school. There are twenty-five-year-old homeowners. There are forty-five-year-olds who live with their parents.

13 Things Women In Their 30s Want All Women In Their 20s To Know

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Women

In the weeks leading up to my 30th birthday last summer, I found myself wishing for an "aha" moment to take hold. Nothing big, necessarily, just some ...

31 Things You're Not Allowed To Have At Home After You Turn 30

Supercompressor | Posted 06.05.2016 | HuffPost Home
Supercompressor

You can get away with living the grimy college life for a few years after graduation, but once the big 3-0 rolls around, it's time to get serious about ditching that duct tape-patched Papasan and beer bong. If you're confused about what exactly needs to be retired, no worries! We assembled the definitive list of items you're not allowed to have in your apartment after your 30th birthday.

A Single Woman Faces the 35th Birthday Blues

Sara Eckel | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

You think that you will always be stuck in the same place, that the story will never change, but it will. And the reason it will change is because even though you sometimes get very, very down, you never actually give up

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.

4 Dating Realizations I've Had at Age 29

Annelia Alex | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Annelia Alex

Over the past decade, my strategies and perspective on dating have evolved, and I feel better about the process.

This Getting Old Is New: Why I Refuse to Hate My 30s

Sarah Jacobs | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Jacobs

I have so much to be excited about. Every day is a new adventure. And I get excited thinking about the next 30 years. About how much I can get done.

Carolyn Gregoire

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 ...

9 Things You Should Never Say To A Woman Who Is Turning 30

Lindsay Patton-Carson | Posted 01.19.2015 | Women
Lindsay Patton-Carson

OK, don't get me wrong. 29 was a great year. I loved it. But I have a good feeling there are going to be other years I love, too.

On My 30th Birthday, 30 Tips for Your 20s

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
P.G. Sittenfeld

While I have not heeded all of the pieces of advice that follow, some came instinctively, some were learned from watching other people, and plenty of insights are a consequence of plenty of mistakes.

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.

30 Things You Must Do Before You Turn 30

Kerry O'Brien | Posted 11.23.2014 | Comedy
Kerry O'Brien

Upon realizing life was speeding by me faster than ever, I decided to cook up a list of 30 things I absolutely must do before I turn 30 and I am happy to report that I have recently accomplished them all!

15 Life Lessons I Learned By My 30th Birthday

KnowMore TV | Posted 11.14.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

You need to invest in yourself financially, physically, mentally and emotionally. This isn't just about a 401K.

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!

The New Millenials: A Thousand Reasons to Believe That the Lost Generation Is Redrawing the Map

Will Levitt | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Will Levitt

If you are lost, if you feel overwhelmed by uncertainty, embrace the uncertainty. Uncertainty is another word for opportunity. Open your laptop -- or an old-fashioned pen and paper will do just fine -- and draw your own map.

The Dawn of Old Face: Turning 30 Is All the Terrible Things They Said It Would Be

Katie Tandy | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

I moved to Oakland two years ago on the cusp of my 28th birthday. Like so many spindly-rooted transplants before me, I was ready to leave NYC -- Brooklyn to be exact -- but knew New York was a hard act to follow.

10 Things I Don't Give a Sh*t About Now That I'm 29

Literally, Darling | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I once cared deeply about these things. But as I've gotten older and "wiser" (debatable), I've realized they just don't matter to me.

I'm 30... Now What?

Andrew Cristi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Cristi

Whether you think you have it "figured out" or not, what I've begun to realize is that the truth is that by 30, no one has anything figured out.