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Twentysomethings

I'm Happily Married To My Husband, But I Still Like To Travel Alone

Alexii Lardis | Posted 05.12.2016 | Weddings
Alexii Lardis

I am a married woman who still travels by herself. The applause has stopped. To travel without one's husband must mean something negative: pending divorce, a "rough patch," a lack of intimacy.

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.

The Birthday Text: A daughter's attempt to find peace with her fathers absence

Katherine Sotelo | Posted 02.12.2016 | Parents
Katherine Sotelo

Today I gave my father my mailing address. I turned the shower on and walked back out into my hallway, taking a seat on my old roommates bed which la...

My First Opera Remembered

Christine Stoddard | Posted 02.10.2016 | 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...

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.

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.

A 20-Something's Letter to Santa

Wes Janisen | Posted 12.21.2015 | Comedy
Wes Janisen

I have been very good this year. I finally graduated college as a Philosophy major, Canadian Studies minor (I know what you're thinking: "A minor? That's really going above and beyond!") and received an overall GPA of... well, the GPA doesn't matter. The point is: I DID IT, Santa!

14 European Neighborhoods That Feel Like Brooklyn

Thrillist | Posted 12.04.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Nadia Imafidon Credit: Flickr/micadew We've told you where hipsters hang out in the United States, and which neighborhoods they're moving ...

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.

10 Things That Happen When Your Friends Start Getting Married

Samantha Matt | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Samantha Matt

I could blame the change on turning 27 and realizing how close to 30 I actually am, but in reality it's the very contagious virus that is a "friend wedding." Here are 10 things that happen when your friends start getting married...

15 Things We Did Differently Before Smartphones

Samantha Matt | Posted 10.01.2015 | Technology
Samantha Matt

I used to think it would be landline phones and VHS tapes that would be the retro part of my childhood. But it is going to be so much more than that.

An Honest Craigslist Mattress Ad

Catherine LeClair | Posted 09.10.2015 | Comedy
Catherine LeClair

Selling a full-size IKEA mattress that is four years old. I've only slept with four guys in this bed, and that's honestly not that many guys. You should feel bad for me! But in my defense, I've only had the bed for the past three years.

51 Secrets Of Adulthood I Learned In My 20s

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Deborah Stachelski

You are your own best friend. Or worst enemy. Choose the one you want to live in your head every day.

30 Things To Do In Your 20s To Ensure You Succeed In Your 30s

YourTango | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
YourTango

By Brenda Della Casa Success means a lot of things to a lot of women. Whether your definition is a corner office, seeing the world, or finding long...

Personal Branding Attempt Sends Twenty-Something Into Identity Crisis

Becky Brinkerhoff | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Becky Brinkerhoff

Personal branding--it's not exactly easy for an early twenty-something. Putting yourself out into the world is terrifying enough. Trying to put together a packaged version of yourself when you're still trying to figure out who you are is even harder.

25 Things Every Independent Woman Needs To Get Rid Of Before Turning 25

Maya Kachroo-Levine | Posted 07.02.2016 | Women
Maya Kachroo-Levine

You no longer have time for obligatory meet-ups with friends who weren't there for you when you needed them. You don't have to keep up with every friendship -- especially the ones where you constantly put in effort and get nothing in return.

What Sets New Yorkers Apart

Adrianna Aguilar | Posted 06.23.2016 | New York
Adrianna Aguilar

Why am I here? Why are you here? Is it because we have so many forces, foods, friends and flings to which to say "yes," or "no" to? To love or hate?

The One Thing You Should Have Figured Out By the Time You Turn 26

Madeline Wahl | Posted 06.22.2016 | Women
Madeline Wahl

Growing up, I didn't really understand what it meant to take the road less traveled. I used to be so trapped in who I was that I didn't bother to look around me. But everything came to a sudden halt when my grandmother passed away. For the first time in my life, I really questioned what the purpose of everything was.

Jillian Capewell

Mom, Dad! I'm Pregnant With A Food Baby!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Capewell | Posted 06.12.2015 | Comedy

I've got a bun in the oven. Except it's a tortilla.

How to Make a Degenerate: A Mother's Day Graduation

Cindy Withjack | Posted 05.22.2016 | College
Cindy Withjack

"What are you doing for Mother's Day?" a coworker asks, while absentmindedly I move and move again objects in front of me on the counter. I feel lava run through my ear cartilage and consider carefully each potential response.

I Suppose I'd Call Myself an Adult

Stephanie Harper | Posted 05.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Harper

All joking aside, I'd say that I spend an exceptional amount of time thinking about what it means to be an adult. At 26, I wrestle with this notion constantly, sometimes what feels like every moment of every day.

Mindfulness in Your 20s: That Time I Went Skydiving by Myself

Blake Colaianne | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Blake Colaianne

Facebook never knew I went skydiving. If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If you have an exciting experience and don't tell social media, did it really happen? Dude. Mind blown.

Mindfulness in Your 20s: Finding Silence

Blake Colaianne | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Blake Colaianne

Many people think that meditation is about clearing your mind of everything. False. Your mind is as chaotic as an amusement park in July. You're never going to clear it. The best you can do is hop on the Ferris Wheel and observe the madness from above.

13 Things I Wish I Knew In My Early 20s

Samantha Matt | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Samantha Matt

The longer you wait to start a new life, the more settled you'll feel where you are and the older you'll be. You're only in your early 20s once and the time goes by quickly. If you want to try something new, now is the time.

Entitlement Means So Much More to Millennials

Casey Bruce | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Casey Bruce

We understand that to be happy means to search for it, deep in the trenches of our everyday joys and woes, and that it's hard to do. How many of us are saying to ourselves every single day, "If I just had the chance, I could be so much happier."