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Things to Regret in 2014

Christine Deakers | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Deakers

I wish I could delete the moments where I ever felt "old" because to think that now is just stupid. I saw the number 24 written on the cover of a book while on the train, and clearly thought these three things -- I am older than that number. I have not read that book. There is so much I have yet to do.

5 Ways to Be Financially Stronger After Turning 25

Ashley Massis | Posted 12.16.2014 | Money
Ashley Massis

You've figured out a few things about the job market, and chances are, you've received a raise or two. With that extra money, come bigger purchases and thoughts about investing. After 25, you'll most likely make or consider these five financial changes/investments...

24 Not So Overrated Concepts at 24

Alexii Lardis | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexii Lardis

After just having that "mid twenties birthday" I've decided to compose a list of 24 things that are usually considered "overrated" in our twenties and why these things shouldn't be considered as such.

The Selfish Years: 10 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your 20s

Unwritten | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Unwritten

It may suck to constantly be broke, not have any clue what we're doing with our lives and eat ramen noodles for dinner every night, but we'll never be as free as we are right now.

Hey, All You 20-Somethings: Breathe

Lillian Schneider | Posted 11.12.2014 | College
Lillian Schneider

Everyone my age has some dangling worry trailing around after them everywhere that they're somehow not doing everything, that what they're doing is not altogether the right thing, that they are missing out. The doubt is natural, and everyone you know -- yes, even that person -- carries it sometimes too.

I Finally Understand Why They Call That Store 'Forever 21'

Jackie Oshry | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Jackie Oshry

Once you turn 21, the world is your oyster. You can go to any booze-filled establishment without the looming worry of "will I get in?" You can go to a bar in the light of day without worrying that the sunlight will expose the fact that you have green eyes, though your ID says they're brown.

My Incurable Disease

Alexii Lardis | Posted 10.29.2014 | Travel
Alexii Lardis

I will not deny for a second that my disease is a disease of privilege. No, I'm not talking about Type II Diabetes. I'm talking about Wanderlust. wa...

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel in Your 20s

Thrillist | Posted 10.29.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

Why plow through your best years, hoping to spend your last years doing all the stuff you could have done better in your youth?

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."

Millennials: To Survive, You'll Have to Improvise

Abby Norman | Posted 11.22.2014 | College
Abby Norman

Don't give up; not just on what you truly want, but also the seemingly useless and boring things that you have to do "just to get by." Everything has potential, every single opportunity is a piece of your puzzle. It's just a matter of figuring out where it fits  --  and revealing the picture it creates.

9 Things Confident Women Do Differently

Kali Rogers | Posted 11.10.2014 | Women
Kali Rogers

Self-assured women not only admit their imperfections, they applaud them. They know where their strengths lie, where they can improve and when to get the heck outta dodge and let others take the lead.

18 People You Should Defriend On Facebook Right Now

Samantha Matt | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Samantha Matt

I've compiled a list of people who you should probably defriend on Facebook. Like right now. These people most likely aren't going to become famous one day or own a company that you want to work for. So stop justifying, and start defriending.

The Truth About Getting Older

Samantha Matt | Posted 11.12.2014 | Women
Samantha Matt

I mean, people my age are having babies... legit babies... by choice. Those are the types of things taking up my newsfeed now. No neon-clad party-goers because, to be honest, are the kids even partying in neon anymore?

What To Expect: The Third Decade

Abby Norman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Fifty
Abby Norman

Your millennial is maturing in a world very different from the one you came of age in, so these developmental milestones are just guidelines. Here are some important milestones to anxiously await.

I Never Signed Up for a Husband

Amanda Trusty | Posted 10.25.2014 | Women
Amanda Trusty

Finding love is like shedding skin. We can't begin to embrace the new opportunities if we haven't completed the process of shedding those old habits. No one can do it for us -- we just have to do the work on our own and let things go when we're ready.

You Don't Have to Conquer the World by 25

Unwritten | Posted 10.01.2014 | College
Unwritten

I'm guessing we are all going to have boring, ordinary weekends filled with Netflix and laundry. Because we are human beings. And that's life. It's not very Tweet-worthy, but we don't have to conquer the world in the next year or two to be successful.

10 Lessons My Grandmother Taught Me

Ashley Massis | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Ashley Massis

My grandma had a very large heart, and she sacrificed greatly to always make sure that her family came first and remained in a stable place.

To Bring Him Home to Mom, Or Hang Him Out to Dry?

Kate Endres | Posted 09.20.2014 | Women
Kate Endres

May I introduce to you: The "boyf." Simple, just like the name. It isn't for everyone, and it is crucial to keep the communication open about the situation to avoid broken hearts (or windows) on either side.

5 Life Lessons I Learned in My 20s

Himay Zepeda | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Himay Zepeda

Here's the truth: If I were given the chance to sweep a decade under the rug and be younger, I wouldn't take it. I like my age. I like the places it has taken me and the place I am now, two full decades into my life.

23 Ways to Make Your Twenties Matter

Neal Samudre | Posted 09.07.2014 | College
Neal Samudre

People talk about the twentysomethings decade because this time of our lives truly does matter, and it's up to us to make it that way. Maybe our twenties only matter when we don't settle.

29 Things I Know Now That I'm 29

Serena Dyer | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Serena Dyer

As I have realized certain people in my life don't energize me, but enervate me, I find myself walking away from them slowly and without much attention being brought to it. This has been a big lesson.

10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Another City in Your 20s

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Mo Seetubtim

Nothing can bring you closer to building an intimate relationship with yourself and getting to know yourself better than moving away from home and living in another city.

I'm 21 and Tired Of Being Single

Em & Lo | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Em & Lo

To hear a 21-year-old complain about how tired she is of being single, well... get used to it. Or, rather, find a way to be okay with it. Right now, getting comfortable with being single is a hundred times more important than finding someone to date.

I Am the Worst Mom Friend

Courtney Carter | Posted 07.03.2014 | Parents
Courtney Carter

I am 26. I am in that contradiction of an age where you are young enough to go out, but too exhausted to. Or maybe I'm just too exhausted to. Maybe 30 is the new 20, if you don't have a child.

Horrible Things I Never Wanted to Admit About Dating Until Now

Christine Deakers | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Christine Deakers

Dating comes with some idiotic and embarrassing circumstances where you feel like you've "lost." I'm only partly proud about the things I've learned about failed "love," or the feelings I've harbored on that strange love-lust spectrum.