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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

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.

My 20s Weren't Supposed to Be Like This: Getting Through the Quarter-Life Crisis

j.n. salters | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
j.n. salters

Two weeks ago, I got a new haircut. Last week I joined a dating site. Today, I told my landlord that I would not be renewing my lease because I planned to spend the next year backpacking. Through where? I do not know. All I know is that I feel stuck.

Are you a SINK? The Manifesto for The-Single-Income-No-Kids Female

Christine Deakers | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Christine Deakers

What's the function of a woman who's married, yet childless? Better yet, what's the function of a woman who is single by volition, financially independent, and has no kids?

Chronically Employed: Are There More Options Than Disability?

Ilana Jacqueline | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ilana Jacqueline

When I was diagnosed with primary immune deficiency and dysautonomia -- diseases which complicated every part of my immune and autonomic nervous system -- I thought my career was over. I would have to rely on the system to support me for the rest of my life. And I was only twenty-years-old.

Why the YOLO Generation Has It All Wrong About Money

Kali Hawlk | Posted 05.10.2014 | Money
Kali Hawlk

Yes, you only live once. That is an inescapable truth that applies to us all. What is not true is that you have to "just get by" financially in order to really live. You can really live right this very moment and save for your future.

Should You Self-Publish Your First Book?

Adam Smiley Poswolsky | Posted 05.06.2014 | Books
Adam Smiley Poswolsky

After talking to several people with significant experience in the industry, I realized that traditional publishing was not going to be easy.

Can We Stop Feeling Like We're Doomed After Our Twenties Now?

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Jaimee Ratliff

I'm not a fanatic of the endless articles that offer to-do lists of things you're "supposed" to accomplish in your twenties. The reality is, everyone has different goals that may take them more time to reach a desired level of success.

Your 21st Birthday: A GIF Timeline

Surviving College | Posted 04.26.2014 | College
Surviving College

Before you can fully appreciate the sophisticated drinking habits of mature adults, you are essentially obligated to make sure that your actual 21st birthday is the biggest drinking night of your life.

21 Secrets for Your 20s

Paul Angone | Posted 04.07.2014 | Comedy
Paul Angone

Hold tight. You're experiencing a bit of a Quarter-Life Crisis. Stay put. Pray a lot. And in no time someone will call your name across the loud speaker to tell you where you can be found.