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How Leggings and a Justin Timberlake Concert Changed My Life

Hayley Miller | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Hayley Miller

I challenge you to discover your trigger. Don't let it pass you by though. To the naked eye, your trigger may at first seem like a reason to eat a pint of Ben & Jerry's and binge-watch OITNB, but if you look closely, it could be your moment to shed some skin (and possibly, a few pounds).

To Move Back in with Your Parents After You Graduate or Not: That Is the Question

Uloop | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Uloop

After the caps have been thrown and the goodbyes have been said, it's time to decide where you are going to live post-college life. Moving back in with your parents is always an option, but is it the right one for you?

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.

9 Realities That Slap You in the Face When You Graduate College

Jen Glantz | Posted 08.25.2014 | College
Jen Glantz

Graduating college and entering the real world comes with some realities that'll be waiting there for you, with open arms to hug you hello, as you start your first job. I won't wish you luck -- because it's never luck that you need. It's determination, so I wish you lots of that.

How to Answer the Question: What Are You Going to Do After You Graduate?

Jen Glantz | Posted 07.05.2014 | College
Jen Glantz

We were just in our early 20s, taking baby steps off the stage at graduation, saying sayonara to 16 years of education -- where we knew what was coming next.

Dear College Seniors

Samantha Matt | Posted 05.20.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Soon, you'll be working and you'll be tired. Soon, you'll have to be responsible with your money and save it. So for now, enjoy it. Forget about your impending future and focus on the present.

11 Things I Wish I Knew Senior Year of College

Samantha Matt | Posted 04.06.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

I thought I was great. I thought I was awesome. I thought I was special. Little did I know I was in for a wake up call that was going to rock my little universe. That wake up call being the real world.

11 Things I Miss About College in My Mid-20s

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Now I'm not saying I want to go back to the days of weekday drunken debauchery and writing papers an hour before they're due... but now that I'm in my mid-20s I realize there were a few things that I took for granted in college.

Fear Is A Wasted Emotion, But I'm Afraid

Emma Goddard | Posted 03.07.2014 | College
Emma Goddard

I worry about how I'm going to find a job after graduation. Not just any job, but one that I'll truly feel passionate about, and for most, that seems difficult to find in an entry-level position.

10 Things Every 20-Something Should Do In 2014

Samantha Matt | Posted 03.02.2014 | Women
Samantha Matt

Beyond the many things I hope to accomplish some time in the near future, there are a couple things I -- and you -- should do in the new year no matter what.

The College Kid's Guide to Becoming an Entrepreneur (While You're in School!)

Justine Kay | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Justine Kay

The Social Network and Startup.com are great movies to keep you motivated. Also using Twitter as a resource to quickly reference and read up on your audience, as well as beefing up your social media has been great for me, and my business.

Have a Little Faith in the Millennials

Marissa Lepor | Posted 10.28.2013 | College
Marissa Lepor

If the baby boomers remain on their career path for a longer period of time, they should give the Millennials the same amount of time to enter the workforce.

All Educated With No Place to Go

Tony_Diaz | Posted 10.14.2013 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

I thought I was a hyphenated American because I chose to call myself a Mexican-American. But looking at my resume, I realize I earned the designation because I've worked as a free-lance journalist, a teaching-assistant, and an assistant-editor. That must be why I am on un-employment.

Do What You're Good at, Not What You Love

Lisa Cleary | Posted 08.17.2013 | Women
Lisa Cleary

In elementary school, my parents bought me a karaoke machine for my room to appease my love for singing. I was told that I could sing until my heart was content, as long as my bedroom door was closed.

Grad School: Approach With Caution

Mark Gilman | Posted 08.14.2013 | College
Mark Gilman

Grad school doesn't always give you a better idea of what to do. Sure, you'll get to know a field of research better. But, unless you have a fire in your belly about what you want to study, real work experience will provide invaluable answers to life's more relevant questions.

College Graduates: You're Doing it Wrong, and it's OK.

Mark Gilman | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Mark Gilman

Congratulations, you just graduated college! I bet a lot of people are asking you what you're going to do. I always hated that question because I had no clue.

The Commencement Roller Coaster

Beverly Low | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Beverly Low

Graduating seniors are once again living in two worlds. Much like their young first-year selves, their attention is divided -- each has one foot in college and one foot leading toward the next big adventure. The next climb.

Your First Days Home as An Unemployed College Grad

Posted 05.15.2013 | College

This piece comes to us from BroBible.com. Follow him on Twitter! Why not? By Andy Moore for BroBible.com Congrats, graduate! You did it! You so...

Post-Grad Reality Check: Living the Cliché

Shara Azad | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
Shara Azad

Three months after graduating from college, I feel as though I am on an extended summer vacation instead of out in the "real world." My day-to-day life these days seems like a lengthy internship with the warm cocoon of college waiting at the other end.

Quarter-Life Crisis: Stuck on College

Catherine Seraphin | Posted 09.22.2012 | College
Catherine Seraphin

I've been afflicted with a consuming disease for about two years now. What do I have? An extreme case of I-miss-college-way-too-much-for-my-own-good disease.

One of the Lucky Ones

Jamison Doran | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
Jamison Doran

When so many people are struggling, it is hard to feel any sympathy (or empathy) towards someone who is by all accounts living the dream.

My One College Regret

Elizabeth Krupka | Posted 09.10.2012 | College
Elizabeth Krupka

Maybe you'll be one of those lucky people that settles into their first job, loves it and feels like you're making some sort of an impact, and gets to explore new environments all at the same time. If so, snaps for you.

What Words Will You Never Use Again?

Posted 04.26.2012 | College

After college, there are some words you will never have to use again. In some cases, it's refreshing to not have to say you are going to the libra...

Do These 'Girls' Have 'First World Problems'?

Salon | Posted 04.10.2012 | Women

There's a scene in an early episode of Lena Dunham's "Girls" where Dunham's character, Hannah, openly fantasizes about testing positive for HIV. That ...

Student Debt: Only A Little Scary

Lesley Ryder | Posted 10.15.2011 | College
Lesley Ryder

Three months ago, I graduated with a degree in Biology, and $41,500 of debt (not including accrued interest). How am I coping? It's simple: pennies pinched, fingers crossed. Sure, it's a scary amount of money to owe, but it could be worse.