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Twenty Something

23 Ways to Make Your Twenties Matter

Neal Samudre | Posted 07.08.2014 | 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 06.19.2014 | 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.

More Than Double the Time You've Been Alive: When Friends Start Getting Engaged

Alexa Cortese | Posted 07.14.2014 | Women
Alexa Cortese

Once I hit my "mid-twenties," these announcements trickled in slowly, and then, all at once. Sometimes it seems like not a week goes by where I don't hear about someone I know getting engaged and/or married.

10 Signs We're Out of Our 20s

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

Maybe at 20 you still take the very notion of a lifelong friendship for granted. A grand statement that is meaningless when you're barely out of your teens. But now, a few years later, we seem to know better.

What No One Tells You About Friendship In Your 20s

Literally, Darling | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

But as the night runs as late as your twenties, the dishes are cleared, the coffee is drunk and you begin to part ways. As your friends meander out full of good food and new beginnings, you can feel doors closing all around you.

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.

Your Typical 20-Something's Friday Night

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy

The weekend is approaching. You are a 20-something girl. What are you going to do? Let's get real, you will probably do exactly this -- Text all y...

25 Reasons Being Single Is Great, As Told By 'New Girl'

Christina Kelly | Posted 03.22.2014 | Women
Christina Kelly

Having just hit the quarter-life mark, I think it's time to break the myth that by 25, you're supposed to have it all together.

How To Be Rich in Your 20s

Unwritten | Posted 03.04.2014 | College
Unwritten

If you strategize and prioritize correctly, you really can be rich in your twenties.

8 Resolutions You Shouldn't Keep This Year

Christina Kelly | Posted 03.03.2014 | Women
Christina Kelly

Before even starting your list, make another list -- the list of resolutions you made for 2013. How many of them did you actually finish? Better yet, how many of them did you even start?

How to Play (Single) Defense This Holiday Season

Christina Kelly | Posted 02.18.2014 | Women
Christina Kelly

For all the single ladies out there, the holidays can be an especially tough time of year, especially when it comes to handling those family/friends/work holiday parties that you'll be attending stag. To prepare for the inevitable, let's go over some strong defensive tactics.

What Did You Expect?

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 02.12.2014 | Good News
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

It's been about coming to terms with that recently. That things really aren't going to play out as I expected they would.

20 Cities You Need To Visit In Your 20s

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.09.2014 | Travel

When you think of American tourism, certain locations come to mind: the bright lights of New York City, the palm trees of Southern California, the nos...

The 20 Things I Wish Someone Told Me at 20

Dr. Karin L. Smithson | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Dr. Karin L. Smithson

As college doors start to swish and swing open, slurping young people back in for fall classes, I feel compelled to put my hand up and say, "Wait, you forgot something."

Be More Selfish in Your 20s

Teresa Lee | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Teresa Lee

I'm an advocate of being selfish in your 20s. You're finally on your own and can make your own decisions and similarly have to take responsibility for all your stupid mistakes and bad life choices.

The Dentapist

Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Barness

The man looks deep into my soul and says, "Grinding is usually a sign of stress or anxiety. Your teeth are much more damaged than they should be for someone your age. Do you want to talk about it?"

A Day Without Joy is Just That

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 06.01.2013 | Good News
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

If we can find those bits of joy in our daily life, and they don't have be grand gestures or inconvenient efforts to be totally content, I'd hope that we can all get one step closer to whatever that imaginary light down that tunnel is.

The Marriage Secret Millennials Are Keeping

Maude Standish | Posted 05.12.2013 | Weddings
Maude Standish

Millennials are obsessed with marriage.

20-somethings Want No Makeup With Their Journalism

Jesse Aizenstat | Posted 04.29.2013 | Media
Jesse Aizenstat

We can sniff out the phonies of any Fox News panel, and are tired of listening to a bunch of PR-placed "experts" sitting in their overly air-conditioned newsroom, talking about what's happening outside. How do they know?

I Should've Been A Famous Scientist!

Ilana Ross | Posted 04.14.2013 | College
Ilana Ross

As much as we celebrate writers and poets as speakers of truth, sometimes I can't help but think that the real voice of a generation is someone like Stephen Hawking.

What Does It Mean to Be an Adult? Being Realistic vs. Optimistic

Teresa Lee | Posted 04.03.2013 | College
Teresa Lee

But seriously, where is the line between being realistic versus being optimistic? Where is the line between going for your dreams versus being crazy stupid? Where is the line between being content and happy with your life versus settling and being tired of life?

Why Being a Young 20-Something Is a Lot Harder Than it Looks

Rachel Ryan | Posted 02.17.2013 | Women
Rachel Ryan

Sure, young 20-somethings (YTS) don't have wrinkles and crushing responsibilities like a mortgage, kids or elderly parents living in the spare bedroom. Know what else we don't have? Jobs. Money. A home. Secure relationships.

Gentrification Via Bologna Sandwich

Patrick Wensink | Posted 02.11.2013 | Books
Patrick Wensink

Since before Hauck's Market opened 100 years ago, Schnitzelburg has had an amazingly warm, tight, community. But people like myself are threatening it. We're not trying to ruin Schnitzelburg, but we are anyway.

Paving a Growth Path Thanks to a Pair of Pants

Meg Seitz | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
Meg Seitz

You just made a bold move to save enough money to buy something for yourself. And, without realizing it, you just raised your own gold standard. And with this new gold standard, comes two scary questions -- what's next, and what else do you want for yourself?

I Am Grateful for the Pursuit of Happiness

Charlotte Wilder | Posted 01.26.2013 | College
Charlotte Wilder

"Happiness" is a vague term, but these days, because the future is so unsettled, I'm interpreting pursuing it to mean stepping outside myself and inhabiting the present.