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Twenty Somethings

Social Media, FOMO and the Perfect Storm for the Quarter-Life Crisis

Rebecca Strong | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Strong

Instead of wasting time comparing yourself to others, spend it figuring out what's meaningful to you. What makes you tick. What kind of change you want to see in the world. And remember this: synonyms for the word "crisis" include a turning point, a crossroads.

My First Opera Remembered

Christine Stoddard | Posted 02.09.2017 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

"L'Orphée" marked my first opera--a beautiful tale that swept me away with tides of excellent execution. I was expecting Greco-Roman and I got mid-ce...

Five Spa Tips Every Twenty-Something Should Know

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 06.25.2016 | Style
Linda Harding-Bond

Put Google to work. Type in the search word "best" plus the spa service and your town. Yelp, Insider, Bing, City Search or some other social media review site should pop up with information on a variety of therapists and spa professionals.

Why Every College Student Should Work on a Political Campaign

Bobby Caruso | Posted 01.11.2015 | College
Bobby Caruso

Recently, I had the opportunity to intern with a local state senate campaign. As a communications major pursuing a career in entertainment media, I didn't imagine how much I would learn about politics, my community, leadership, and myself.

29 Tips For Surviving All Your Friends Getting Married

Literally, Darling | Posted 10.18.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

Pinterest. Rustic charm. $200 bridesmaid dresses. We're at that time in our lives where pretty much all of our friends are getting hitched, and for those of us that aren't (at least not right now), it can be pretty exhausting.

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.

4 Things I Learned Since Graduating College 4 Years Ago

Jen Glantz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

Four years out of college seems like a Sunday afternoon nap. It lingers and occasionally it jolts you awake in the middle of it. But mostly, it's as if your newfound time in the real world is flipping around like a chaotic REM cycle.

30 Smart Career Moves You Should Make By 30

LearnVest | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women

For many people, their 20s can be a rich time for personal self-discovery -- a period when you're more willing to take risks and maybe even make mistakes along the way. But they can also be some of the most formative years for another important facet of life: your career.

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.

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.

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: Why You Shouldn't Settle In Your 20s

Unwritten | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women

Women are the most independent they have ever been in the history of society. Girls these days go to college, get amazing jobs, can make up to six figures a year, but they still feel that if they aren't in a steady relationship that there is something wrong with them.

7 Tips for Surviving Your Mid-20s

Shannon Oliver Leyko | Posted 03.29.2014 | Women
Shannon Oliver Leyko

Listen. Everyone's been there, will be there, or is currently there. The empathetic "there" to which I'm referring is that scary, depressing place called Your Mid-20s. Here are a few suggestions for getting through these dysfunctional years that we'll one day look back upon with wonder.

20-Something and Stuck in a Rut?

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Rutendo Nyamuda

They used pencils to wind cassettes and, unbelievably, had the patience for dial-up Internet. Fast forward a few years and these kids, now in their 20s, will cause a scene if the waiter takes longer than five minutes.

Why You Should Have Serious Relationships In Your 20s

Elizabeth Spiers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Spiers

As with coding and management and matters of finance and marketing, relationships have a learning curve. You learn the basics of "relationshiptiva" (yes, I made up that word): How to deal with sexual etiquette, mundane everyday things, scheduling, and appropriate meetings with close friends, and some equitable plan for who's supposed to pay for dinner or wash the dishes this time. These are basics. And if you're learning them in your thirties, it's going to be much harder.

A Cancer Survivor's Farewell Letter to Her Twenties

Abby Ramirez | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Abby Ramirez

My darling Twenties, you were lovely and ultimately had a rather dramatic conclusion. Cancer stole something from us that we will never get back. But I found myself because of the relationship I had with you. And now, after 10 magnificent years, I have to bid you adieu.

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.

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?

The Mid-20s Slump: How to Give a Damn About Your Career Again

Justine Rivero | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Justine Rivero

It's the quarter-life crisis no one talks about. It hits long after the panic of job-hunting subsides and right before you realize you should've left your job six months ago. And it's why you aren't wildly pursuing the ambitious career goals of your greener years.

There's No Cure For Being In Your Twenties

Posted 12.28.2012 | Comedy

If you're feeling lost and like you can't drink as much as you used to, you may be experiencing being in your twenties. But you're not alone... not th...

3 Gifts for Women in Their 20's

Christina Vuleta | Posted 12.12.2012 | Women
Christina Vuleta

I ask every woman I interview what three gifts they would give a 20-something to get through their twenties with more confidence in their own decisions.

Keeping Sane in Your Twenties

Carine Umuhumuza | Posted 10.08.2012 | College
Carine Umuhumuza

They said it would be challenging. They said it would suck. But no one really told you just how much. I guess no one can really articulate the mixture of frustration and confusion of the first years out of undergrad.

Will My Sons EVER Move Out?

Myra Demeter | Posted 08.05.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

I love all four of my sons dearly! I just can't quite figure out if I am happy they haven't left home.

What Is It About 20-somethings? I Don't Know, But Please Stop Asking Me

Ilana Ross | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Ilana Ross

Every older generation has thought the younger generation silly or frivolous. I don't have evidential proof of this, but every time I watch Fiddler on the Roof, I'm reminded that the clash of generations is a universal and timeless theme!

The Corporate Freshman: To Succeed Today, Forget the Old Business Myths

Alexandra Levit | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business
Alexandra Levit

This is not your parents' business world. It's not even your older sister's business world. The recent recession has toppled and transformed our ideas about just about everything.

Generation Y: Are You Ready To Become Generation Yes?

Christine Hassler | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Dear members of Generation Y, I am concerned about some members of your generation. It seems like the enthusiasm, optimism and excitement that has branded you is fading fast.