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10 Dares To Take In Your 20s

Gail Sheehy | Posted 08.22.2014 | Women
Gail Sheehy

Married at 23, a mother at 24, and blindsided by divorce at 28, I found myself struggling, like many young women I meet today, to strike a balance between my personal life and my career.

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.

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.

20 Things You Need To Accept About Your 20s

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.26.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

You will undeniably grow apart from your friends in some ways. You're going to move and get into relationships and careers that take up a lot of your time and rather than resent each other for that, cherish the time that you do have to spend together

How the Stories From My Turbulent Twenties Have Left Me Ready to Thrive at Thirty

Jordyn Goodman | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Jordyn Goodman

Once you accept that some relationships are temporary, you can learn to stop blaming yourself for what you see as relationship failures. Instead take them for what they are -- helpful life lessons. When you beat to your own drum, and you're comfortable in your own skin, love and life find you.

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.

What No One Tells You About Friendship In Your 20s

Literally, Darling | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

But as the night runs as late as your twenties, the dishes are cleared, the coffee is drunk and you begin to part ways. As your friends meander out full of good food and new beginnings, you can feel doors closing all around you.

My Hair Went White At 25

Literally, Darling | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

The obvious assumption for a broad segment of society is that I, as a 25-year-old woman, should not like that I'm going gray.

All The Things I'd Tell My 22-Year-Old Self

Gabi Moskowitz | Posted 05.30.2014 | Women
Gabi Moskowitz

I wish I could travel back in time and squeeze you and hug you and tell you all about the amazing adventures you're going to have. I know things are very uncertain right now. You're about to graduate from college, but beyond that you have no real plan. Real life seems both light years away and scarily fast-approaching.

Can We Stop Feeling Like We're Doomed After Our Twenties Now?

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Jaimee Ratliff

I'm not a fanatic of the endless articles that offer to-do lists of things you're "supposed" to accomplish in your twenties. The reality is, everyone has different goals that may take them more time to reach a desired level of success.

19 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Turned 20 So I Didn't Waste a Decade

Mensen | Posted 04.09.2014 | Women
Mensen

Find something that makes you feel like the world makes sense. Personally, if I don't get up, get laid, get down on a dance floor, read a good book, write a poem, listen to a mind-blowing record or have a soul-shaking, satisfying conversation at least once a week, the world doesn't make sense to me and I am unmoored.

21 Secrets for Your 20s

Paul Angone | Posted 04.07.2014 | Comedy
Paul Angone

Hold tight. You're experiencing a bit of a Quarter-Life Crisis. Stay put. Pray a lot. And in no time someone will call your name across the loud speaker to tell you where you can be found.

I'm An Old-Fashioned Curmudgeon -- In My 20s

Literally, Darling | Posted 03.29.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

I don't think that just because something is "new" or the "latest and greatest" that it is necessarily better, or that change for change's sake is valuable.

When I'm 34

Paul Rockower | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Paul Rockower

Birthdays are vantage points, where you can look back and forward. It is a departure point to mark the time. I have marked my time well on the days I have spent. I hope you do too.

My Decision to Become a Life Coach

Katie DiBenedetto | Posted 03.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie DiBenedetto

About six months ago, I decided to take the plunge and get certified in life coaching. I wasn't even exactly sure what it was or why I wanted to do it, but it seemed like it could help me grow up and start to understand myself. They always said "You learn what you teach," right?

5 Things I Wish I Hadn't Known in My 20s

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

I'd like to reach out to those who may be like me -- the overthinkers. Those who don't need lists and to-dos because their brains are flooded with lists and to-dos. They obsess, agonize, and curse like sailors over every decision, transition, achievement, and failure.

Why You Should Have Serious Relationships In Your 20s

Elizabeth Spiers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Spiers

As with coding and management and matters of finance and marketing, relationships have a learning curve. You learn the basics of "relationshiptiva" (yes, I made up that word): How to deal with sexual etiquette, mundane everyday things, scheduling, and appropriate meetings with close friends, and some equitable plan for who's supposed to pay for dinner or wash the dishes this time. These are basics. And if you're learning them in your thirties, it's going to be much harder.

25 Things I Want Myself to Know at 25

Mary Schmidt | Posted 10.27.2013 | College
Mary Schmidt

1. Most of the time, you don't know anything about anything. That was true when you were 15 and that will be true when you are 65. You do, however, know how to be a good person and you know how to follow your heart. Keep doing that and you'll be just fine.

What My 20's Have Taught Me About Style

GalTime | Posted 06.19.2013 | Style
GalTime

I always start my spring cleaning off by clearing out my closet and donating old clothes. When I was only able to fill one large shopping bag this year, I realized why: the closer I get to 30, the better I get at personal style. Here are some tips for making sure you'll still like your purchases next year.

The Murtaugh List: 28 Things A 28-Year-Old Woman Can No Longer Do

Jill Knapp | Posted 04.15.2013 | Women
Jill Knapp

With my birthday just around the corner, I got to thinking about growing up and what's expected of you at a certain age. Some of these things I have done, some I have probably always felt too old to do, and some I have simply missed my window for.

What if My Life Didn't Go According to 'The Plan'?

Sasha Cagen | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Sasha Cagen

We may have biological clocks when it comes to having children, but we have no expiration date on our ability to grow. If we want to evolve in our ability to love (or create, or learn to be contentedly single), the most important thing is the word "want."

Why Being a Young 20-Something Is a Lot Harder Than it Looks

Rachel Ryan | Posted 02.17.2013 | Women
Rachel Ryan

Sure, young 20-somethings (YTS) don't have wrinkles and crushing responsibilities like a mortgage, kids or elderly parents living in the spare bedroom. Know what else we don't have? Jobs. Money. A home. Secure relationships.

3 Gifts for Women in Their 20's

Christina Vuleta | Posted 12.12.2012 | Women
Christina Vuleta

I ask every woman I interview what three gifts they would give a 20-something to get through their twenties with more confidence in their own decisions.

I Want My Cool Back

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I want her to know that I was not always a middle-aged mom with over-processed hair and fluctuating hormones. I want her to know that her Dad did not always have goofy dance moves.

What I Know About Having A Sister Now That I'm In My 20's

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 10.06.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

My sister and I are the only two people on earth carrying around the same childhood, and it shows on our faces (and laugh lines).