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What Conscientious People Do Differently

Caroline Beaton | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Caroline Beaton

In the broadest sense, conscientious people have a knack for avoiding behaviors that will damage their long-term happiness and success. Here are seven things they don't do:

This Is What I Know About The World At 24

Sonya Matejko | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women
Sonya Matejko

There's one thing I know with such a certainty that if I was to un-know it I would subsequently stop breathing. This is the one thing that pushes exhales from my soul and keeps my heart beating. If I know anything in this world... It's this one crucial thing.

A Curiosity Conversation With Amanda Palmer

Erin Smith | Posted 03.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Smith

My first introduction to Amanda Palmer came through a serendipitous encounter with her book on my local library shelf. I was instantly captivated. Thi...

Why Adventure Doesn't Have to End in Your 20s

Mikah Meyer | Posted 03.14.2016 | Travel
Mikah Meyer

"I'm insane." "I will get eaten by a bear." "I really am insane." Thoughts I've had almost daily over the past two years (especially after watching...

22 Things I've Learned at 22

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 03.07.2016 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling like a college senior who thought college would set me on a permanent life path, but instead I am left with more questions, more interests to pursue, and a list of a mere 22 things that I have learned.

When You Miss The City You've Completely Outgrown

Christine Stoddard | Posted 03.01.2016 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

This piece was originally published by Thought Catalog at This is the city where you became yourself. But once you became y...

How A Priest Saved Our Honeymoon

Alexii Lardis | Posted 02.08.2016 | Travel
Alexii Lardis

In addition to praying for this good Samaritan, Alex and I will be making a donation to the Catholic Archdiocese of Canberra (I have a huge feeling that Father James is from there although I can't be certain) in his name.

Why You Should Say Thank You to Your Quarter-Life Crisis

Kassy Scarcia | Posted 02.05.2016 | Women
Kassy Scarcia

The key with exploration is to welcome and embrace it. Don't expect instant answers, don't force yourself into a box created by others, and most importantly don't force yourself into a box you created.

4 Realizations I've Made in My Early Twenties

Emily Davis | Posted 02.01.2016 | College
Emily Davis

I woke up one Monday morning in a funk. I couldn't decide what it was, but it fell somewhere between waking up on the wrong side of the bed and season...

A Letter To 24-Year-Old Me On My Wedding Day

Nicole Lavery | Posted 01.21.2016 | Divorce
Nicole Lavery

Uncertainty is surging through your veins right now at lightning speed, and while tempting to offer words of warning and advice, all I can really do is stand in silence at your bravery. And stubbornness.

How To Know If You're In A Quarter-Life Crisis

Kali Rogers | Posted 01.21.2016 | Women
Kali Rogers

You feel like you are actually running OUT of time instead of having too much of it. And the panic starts to set in.

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.

Post-Divorce Dating: 3 Commandments to (Try to) Live By

Nicole Lavery | Posted 01.12.2016 | Divorce
Nicole Lavery

That S-word has become an ugly one in the dating world, most notably amongst those of us who have been divorced. It suggests a certain passivity and contentment with mediocrity.

Can We Just Be?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I've been asked by men and women, young and old, acquaintances and strangers and family and friends. In intimate settings and public forums. By medical professionals (with no regard to my health), cabbies and cashiers.

9 Moves Every Twenty-Something Should Make to Be More Successful

David Grabovac | Posted 02.08.2016 | Education
David Grabovac

Your 20s can be a decade-long stint in the waiting room of life. However it is important to point out that your 20s isn't a throwaway decade. What you do matters allot. Here are 9 ways to make the most of these exciting but unsettled years

25 Cities From the First Half of My 20s and What's Next Before 30

Sonya Matejko | Posted 12.21.2015 | Travel
Sonya Matejko

I hope there is something spontaneous in the next few years that my passport isn't expecting. I hope I am inspired more than expected, eat more than intended, laugh more than anticipated, and fall in love with more places than one could ever dream of.

12 Things I Wish I Knew About Love And Dating In My Early 20s

Samantha Matt | Posted 12.21.2015 | Women
Samantha Matt

You're not "wasting your time" if you don't know whether or not you want to end up with the person you're dating.

Health Mistakes From Your 20s That You'll Pay for Later

Thrillist | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Nicholas Knock Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist One more tequila shot? Why not!? Two more pounds of bacon? It's delicious. Three more hours...

Therapist (vs) Bartender: A Divorcee's Take on Marital Counseling

Nicole Lavery | Posted 11.23.2015 | Divorce
Nicole Lavery

At first glance, a therapist and bartender share very little in common. Two occupations on opposite ends of the employment spectrum. Contradictory personality types and body art preferences.

15 Things That Will Help Any Girl Fall In Love With Life

Sonya Matejko | Posted 11.10.2015 | Women
Sonya Matejko

A single woman should never settle. This applies to men, good wine, coffee, her salary, and anything else important to her.

9 Things I Wish I'd Known About Love And Sex In My Early Twenties

SELF | Posted 11.04.2015 | Weddings

Today, I'm a happily engaged, relatively well-adjusted thirty-something guy. But I wasn't always so lucky, and it was a long (occasionally miserable) path to get to where I am now.

Why Dating In Your 20s Is Like Eating An Avocado

Michelle Andrews | Posted 11.03.2015 | Comedy
Michelle Andrews

You were too scared to commit to the avocado and now you've left it too late. All it wanted was to be yours. But you missed your window. Avos don't wait for long. They never do. Especially the good ones.

12 Signs Your Quarter-Life Crisis Is Over

Samantha Matt | Posted 11.02.2015 | Women
Samantha Matt

You would rather be productive with your weekend days than waste them hungover on the couch.

No One Has an Instagram-Perfect Life

Lauren Harbury | Posted 10.15.2015 | Women
Lauren Harbury

I don't want to show the world that I am vulnerable. I want to sit securely in the knowledge that no one on Instagram knows that I often lay awake in bed at night, staring into the darkness, feeling like I could drown in anxiety.

'Saying 'I Do' In My 20s Was Not One Of My Brightest Moments'

Nicole Lavery | Posted 10.13.2015 | Divorce
Nicole Lavery

So while it would be easy to look back with ample remorse and bitterness, as I am further removed from signing my name on the divorce papers, I find myself grateful. For the opportunity to learn (albeit the hard way) and grow into someone who embraces her independence.