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Emerging Adulthood

Emergents' Emergencies

Martin Marty | Posted 11.03.2014 | Religion
Martin Marty

These trends are not new; ever since the Vatican Council 50 years ago, many claim that the Church failed to provide "authoritative instruction and direction." Grumpy conservatives fault the bishops for not doing a better job of selling the faith. Baker won't have it: The problem is the product itself, which the "emergents" reject.

The Brain On 23

Molly Sprayregen | Posted 10.29.2014 | College
Molly Sprayregen

We are the 23-year-olds. We are the ones squirming in our chairs at the office because we still feel awkward in our grown-up clothes. We strut through city streets with eyes cast toward our screens, desperately seeking any source that will tell us the decisions we've made are valid.

9 Important Things We Can Learn From The Younger Generation

Alison Sher | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Alison Sher

There are as many ways to navigate your 20s as there are 20-somethings. Here is what the next crop of human potential has working in its favor.

Why Helicopter Parenting Can Actually Be A Good Thing

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 08.09.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

You've heard the critiques of so-called "helicopter parents" who can't stay away from their kids, smothering them with so much love and attention that they never develop self-reliance. Narcissistic, dependent, and unable to strike out on their own, your over-loved children expect everyone to wait on them hand and foot.

How Disney Sabotaged Our Love Lives

Ashley Crouch | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Ashley Crouch

The widespread cultural belief in "soul mate ideology" undermines our chances at happiness because it makes us passive receivers of idyllic romantic expectations.

Is 30 The New 18? Millennials Struggle With Identifying As Adults (VIDEO)

Posted 05.02.2013 | College

It's the transition of all transitions: the move from adolescence to adulthood. Many millennials reportedly said financial independence could be s...

The Sexy Behavior Students Learn In College

Vicki Larson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Perhaps instead of focusing on our kids' declared major, grades and degrees, we should be paying attention to their extracurricular activities.

The Real, Real Reason Women Are Staying Single

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

When we're told that we can have it all, that everything is on the table, why would we ever commit to anything? Even if we know we love the thing to which we're committing, we can't help but wonder about all the things we didn't choose.

Case for a 20-Something Moving Abroad

Karina Martinez-Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karina Martinez-Carter

Even though I sometimes guilt myself for skipping out on a structured job my first year after graduating, I've realized in my first two weeks here that I still have a lot of "real life" and growing up to handle.

Promoting Marriage-Promotion with Dubious Scientific Claims: USA Today's Feature Story

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

USA Today is very excited about marriage. Splashed across the front page of the Health and Behavior section, set off by a colorful illustration, was t...