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Medical No Man's Land: A 20-year-old Cancer Patient

Elise Frame | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Elise Frame

Nobody ever really expects to be diagnosed with cancer, but as a 20-year-old college student, I definitely wasn't prepared.

Rising Stars You Should Watch In Social Media & Journalism

Craig Kanalley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

These are the Millennials. They grew up with computers, instant messaging on AIM, using Facebook in school, they're not afraid to communicate in GIFs or acronyms, and they're poised to do great things in the future. That's why they're worth watching. And that's why I thought I'd put together a list of them.

Will States Step Up Health Coverage for Foster Youth?

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 07.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Wendy Lazarus

States should take the important step of adopting the option to provide coverage for former foster youth from other states (if final rules maintain this as an option), as this is an extremely mobile population.

What Should I Do About My Early Life Crisis?

Quora | Posted 06.27.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Marcus Geduld, programmer and Shakespearean director Here's a secret: there are four types o...

5 Financial Conversations to Have Before You Get Married

Charles Tran | Posted 06.12.2013 | Weddings
Charles Tran

Money isn't everything, especially when it comes to your relationship. But learning how to communicate and work together on financial issues will help you communicate and work together in other areas of your relationship.

Valleys: Episode 2 -- "A Cruel Joke"

Mike Lang | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Lang

Each cancer story begins with a diagnosis, but after that each individual's story ebbs and flows like the twists and turns of a mighty river. The participants are swept along, never knowing what they will encounter around the next bend. In Valleys, this metaphor is made literal.

Valleys: Episode 1 -- "A Two-Edged Sword"

Mike Lang | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Lang

When my brother-in-law Mike was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in his 40s, his life, along with his wife (my youngest sister) and their three young children, was turned upside down. The cancer wave rippled out from there. It was a wake-up call for friends and family.

Stuck in the 20-Something

Shelby Doherty | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Shelby Doherty

Happiness is not a destination, it is the whole ride. Us 20-year-olds need to stop looking at our boyfriends, our jobs, our weight and our paychecks to find happiness. It will never be there. Our happiness is with us, always.

The Semantics of Cancer

Karin Diamond | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Karin Diamond

We should be more sensitive to how we speak about and to those dancing on the cancer life-and-death line. Leave the stereotypes and the judgments aside and listen. Let's turn up the love and respect and turn down the need to pounce with our own solutions.

This Group Of Americans Is Steering Clear Of Debt

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

By Heather Struck NEW YORK, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The recession had a strong impact on young Americans who saw the credit crisis up close...

'Choose Brownies' And 9 Other Life Lessons I Taught My Children

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.09.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

I've spent nearly 23 years being a parent, and if there's anything I know for sure, it's this: children learn what they live. You can talk until you're blue in the face, but if you don't act as you speak, your kids won't take to heart the things that you say.

Talking to Teens Without Shouting, Getting Gored, or Losing a Finger

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Holly Robinson

Do not startle a teen with sudden attempts at conversation when the animal is sleeping in its bed. Wait until your teen is up, showered and dressed before trying to talk about anything. These animals generally hibernate during daylight hours when they are between 12 and 20 years of age.

The Dotted Line

Sarah Alban | Posted 03.28.2013 | College
Sarah Alban

Let's be clear. Nobody wakes up with your best interests at heart. Not your parents, not your lover, not your colleagues -- not totally. No one want...

Career, Interrupted: Facing Cancer in Your Twenties

Tiffany Williams | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Williams

Young adults face a slew of unique challenges when it comes to cancer -- from dating and sex, to finances, to career interruptions, to the fact that our cure rates haven't caught up with other age groups. We juggle all this while trying to stay alive at the same time.

The Pursuit of Happiness: You Are Not Your Cancer

Woody Roseland | Posted 03.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Woody Roseland

Cancer patients tend to bond with the pain they've gone through. They identify with their greatest pain because it's also their greatest victory. But you are not the car you drive, you are not how much money you have in the bank, you are not your khakis, and you are not your cancer.

Fewer Americans Are Stuck At Home With Mom And Dad

Reuters | Posted 03.20.2013 | Business

(Repeats to additional subscribers) * Household formation lifting off recession troughs * Improving jobs picture behind ...

Why Social Media Is Turning Us All Into Adolescents

Grown And Flown | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty
Grown And Flown

Facebook was developed by teenagers, for teenagers and I wonder if it, and its cousins Pinterest, Twitter, Reddit and Google+, are not turning us all into adolescents. Adults conduct their social interactions differently than teens and young adults but the constructs of social media invite us to sound like our younger selves.

Being a Bridge

Narkis Alon | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Narkis Alon

This week I turned 25 years-old. Roughly half of the world's population is younger than me. The term "youth" defines individuals between the ages of 16 to 24. So where do I fit in?

Grim Findings On Youth Unemployment, Education

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 01.29.2013 | Education

Nearly 6.5 million U.S. teens and young adults are neither in school nor working, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The re...

Mood Ring for the New Millenium

Kinne Chapin | Posted 11.28.2012 | Comedy
Kinne Chapin

I announce my plan to develop a new mood ring sensitive enough to monitor the complex hearts of the Facebook generation. Here are just a few of the substitutions I plan to make.

Religion Lifts Young Adult Books from 'Darkness'

Lisa Parkin | Posted 01.19.2013 | Home
Lisa Parkin

The Crown of Embers is not only a stand out for its strong writing and world-building but for its very positive portrayal of God and faith. I asked Carson a few questions about faith, her books and young adults.

How to Live Life Like a 2-Year-Old

David Wygant | Posted 01.16.2013 | Parents
David Wygant

It's amazing to watch my daughter's brain fire. She hasn't yet been trained by society to deliberate over every decision. She just allows herself to feel whatever she feels.

Schumer Proposes Tech Diplomas To Produce Skilled Workers

Posted 01.15.2013 | Education

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is urging the New York Board of Regents to approve two initiatives that he says will improve graduation rates and reduce y...

Stop Calling Books for Kids 'Young Adult'

Monica Edinger | Posted 01.14.2013 | Home
Monica Edinger

In articles, favorites lists and blog posts, books being identified as young adult are in fact books for younger readers -- children that is.

America Is Somehow Getting Smarter

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.06.2012 | College

A record number of young adults ages 25 to 29 have graduated both high school and college in the U.S., a new analysis of census data by the Pew Resear...