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Turning 30

To A Dear Friend: 7 Things I Wish I Knew On My 30th Birthday

Kim Keating | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Find comfort in knowing that the years where you have tried, failed, experimented, bombed, been there and done that are behind you!

The Dawn of Old Face: Turning 30 Is All the Terrible Things They Said It Would Be

Katie Tandy | Posted 08.08.2014 | Women
Katie Tandy

I moved to Oakland two years ago on the cusp of my 28th birthday. Like so many spindly-rooted transplants before me, I was ready to leave NYC -- Brooklyn to be exact -- but knew New York was a hard act to follow.

10 Things I Don't Give a Sh*t About Now That I'm 29

Literally, Darling | Posted 07.31.2014 | 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.

I'm 30... Now What?

Andrew Cristi | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Andrew Cristi

Whether you think you have it "figured out" or not, what I've begun to realize is that the truth is that by 30, no one has anything figured out.

Being 30 Means...

Julie Zhuo | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Julie Zhuo

Clubs < bars < restaurants < someone's backyard where you can don't have to shout to talk. Re-reading high school assigned books and realizing "holy sh*t, this book is actually pretty good."

The Best Part Of Turning 30

Anna Szymanski | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Anna Szymanski

In theory, we were all very creative. In reality, we mostly just went to brunch. We existed in a perpetual post-college phase; even though we logically knew our parents were settled into careers and families by our age, we still considered ourselves firmly within our salad days.

10 Signs We're Out of Our 20s

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

Maybe at 20 you still take the very notion of a lifelong friendship for granted. A grand statement that is meaningless when you're barely out of your teens. But now, a few years later, we seem to know better.

30 Reasons To Embrace 30

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 05.14.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

I recently celebrated my 30th birthday. Instead of dwelling on the potential downsides of turning the Big 3-0, I made a conscious decision to do the opposite.

30-Something, 30-Everything. Cheers to the Big 3-0!

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 05.11.2014 | Women
Tinatin Japaridze

And so it is: I am officially 30 years young. Yes, I use the word young instead of old, contrary to my previous belief that once I turned the big 3-0, life as I had known it prior to this milestone would never be the same again. Period.

This Is What 33 Really Looks Like

Kylah Goodfellow Klinge | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women
Kylah Goodfellow Klinge

It is the age when you accept that going through your 20s with too steely a resolve and determined a course would have made you much less interesting than you are today. It is where, unconsidered change behind you, you can see more clearly the grander choices ahead.

An Open Letter to Myself on my 30th birthday

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 04.29.2014 | Women
Shannon Sutherland

Your choices haven't always been the best, but they have always been yours, and they have ultimately created a pretty awesome result: 30-year-old you.

5 Things to Learn By 30

Ariana Austin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Ariana Austin

Things to do, places to travel, life bench-markers to have attained (this one tends to be a short, but ambitious mental list). On my 30th birthday, I find myself searching for a different kind of "list."

Shelley Gazes: Simply Put: How Releasing Perfection Brought Me Closer to Success

Shelley Gazes | Posted 03.19.2014 | Women
Shelley Gazes

When I was younger, I assumed being tough on myself was the only way to remain on a steady path to "success." But I hadn't paused to define what success really meant to me.

The Mom My Kids Will Never Really See

Lea Grover | Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents
Lea Grover

Maybe it isn't turning 30 that bothers me. Maybe it's losing myself in motherhood. Maybe it's the fear that I'm already gone, replaced by this ghost whose voice will soothe my children's memories, long after I've died.

20 Things I Miss About My Twenties

Danny Rubin | Posted 03.12.2014 | College
Danny Rubin

Out too late partying mid-week at 23? Typical young person. Hungover on a Wednesday in my 30s? Get it together, buddy.

To My Next 30 Cancer-Free Years

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

I counted the days after cancer surgery until I could eat Cinnabon and wear my favorite yellow Adidas pants. I sometimes counted how much of my life was stolen by cancer, how far behind I was and how fast I'd have to catch up.

30 Lessons You Learn After 20

Katelyn Klug | Posted 01.24.2014 | Women
Katelyn Klug

11. When you're at a crossroads, sometimes it helps to ask yourself, "What would Oprah do?" Assume Oprah will always say yes to French fries, pizza, and ice cream. Oh, and red wine.

One Thing That's Changed Now That I'm In My 30s

Elizabeth Tannen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Tannen

What's the right age to have a baby? What if you're actually infertile? How much money are you supposed to have? How stable should you be? How many should you have?

4 Things I Learned About Friendship In My 30s

Aly Walansky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Aly Walansky

As you reach your thirties, it gets increasingly difficult to make true and lasting friends. Why is that? And what can we do about it?

A Short Guide to Having It All by the Time You're 30

Alicia Jessop | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Alicia Jessop

Just because you spent the entirety of your 20s focusing upon one or several of the things on your "having it all" list doesn't mean you failed. But, to gain it all, you need to reassess where you are with each item on your list. Is it time to refocus your energy from one item to another? Can you take a break from something to build up another area of your life?

The Pot of Gold -- Embracing the Enjoyment of Life

Robin Hoffman | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

Happiness, when authentic, true and deep is by far the most rewarding and breath taking experience there will ever be. And I am going to embrace it, for better or worse -- accepting and appreciating the path that is unfolding.

Why Olivia Wilde Is Psyched To Turn 30

Posted 08.06.2013 | Women

Olivia Wilde is 29 years young -- but when she hits the big 3-0 next March, she'll be prepared. The "Drinking Buddies" actress shared her almost 3...

Thoughts on Turning 30: Be Curious, Tango, and Make It Count

Patrick Furlong | Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Patrick Furlong

Life these last 10 years has had some incredible ups and some awful downs, but for the most part I have primarily lived in between those extremes, and for that I can say I feel incredibly blessed.

It's The Place I Expected To Be At 30 -- And I Love It

Jillian Sanders | Posted 07.06.2013 | Women
Jillian Sanders

The night of my 30th birthday, I fell asleep in my mother's childhood bedroom. The next morning, my grandparents served me Entenmann's crumb cake. It was the first birthday I celebrated without a date in 10 years. I felt whole and at peace.

This Is 30: The Truth Behind Being Solo at 30

Robin Hoffman | Posted 06.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

When I was in third grade, our class had a writing assignment called "When I am 30." It was an assignment meant to allow our carefree 9-year-old minds to be as imaginative as possible, creating one ideal scene after another of what our lives would be like in 20 years.