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Twenty Somethings

What No One Tells You About Friendship In Your 20s

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.10.2014 | 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.

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: Why You Shouldn't Settle In Your 20s

Unwritten | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Unwritten

Women are the most independent they have ever been in the history of society. Girls these days go to college, get amazing jobs, can make up to six figures a year, but they still feel that if they aren't in a steady relationship that there is something wrong with them.

7 Tips for Surviving Your Mid-20s

Shannon Oliver | Posted 03.29.2014 | Women
Shannon Oliver

Listen. Everyone's been there, will be there, or is currently there. The empathetic "there" to which I'm referring is that scary, depressing place called Your Mid-20s. Here are a few suggestions for getting through these dysfunctional years that we'll one day look back upon with wonder.

20-Something and Stuck in a Rut?

Rutendo Nyamuda | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Rutendo Nyamuda

They used pencils to wind cassettes and, unbelievably, had the patience for dial-up Internet. Fast forward a few years and these kids, now in their 20s, will cause a scene if the waiter takes longer than five minutes.

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.

A Cancer Survivor's Farewell Letter to Her Twenties

Abby Ramirez | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Abby Ramirez

My darling Twenties, you were lovely and ultimately had a rather dramatic conclusion. Cancer stole something from us that we will never get back. But I found myself because of the relationship I had with you. And now, after 10 magnificent years, I have to bid you adieu.

Be More Selfish in Your 20s

Teresa Lee | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Teresa Lee

I'm an advocate of being selfish in your 20s. You're finally on your own and can make your own decisions and similarly have to take responsibility for all your stupid mistakes and bad life choices.

What Does It Mean to Be an Adult? Being Realistic vs. Optimistic

Teresa Lee | Posted 04.03.2013 | College
Teresa Lee

But seriously, where is the line between being realistic versus being optimistic? Where is the line between going for your dreams versus being crazy stupid? Where is the line between being content and happy with your life versus settling and being tired of life?

The Mid-20s Slump: How to Give a Damn About Your Career Again

Justine Rivero | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Justine Rivero

It's the quarter-life crisis no one talks about. It hits long after the panic of job-hunting subsides and right before you realize you should've left your job six months ago. And it's why you aren't wildly pursuing the ambitious career goals of your greener years.

There's No Cure For Being In Your Twenties

Posted 12.28.2012 | Comedy

If you're feeling lost and like you can't drink as much as you used to, you may be experiencing being in your twenties. But you're not alone... not th...

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.

Keeping Sane in Your Twenties

Carine Umuhumuza | Posted 10.08.2012 | College
Carine Umuhumuza

They said it would be challenging. They said it would suck. But no one really told you just how much. I guess no one can really articulate the mixture of frustration and confusion of the first years out of undergrad.

Will My Sons EVER Move Out?

Myra Demeter | Posted 08.05.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

I love all four of my sons dearly! I just can't quite figure out if I am happy they haven't left home.

What Is It About 20-somethings? I Don't Know, But Please Stop Asking Me

Ilana Ross | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Ilana Ross

Every older generation has thought the younger generation silly or frivolous. I don't have evidential proof of this, but every time I watch Fiddler on the Roof, I'm reminded that the clash of generations is a universal and timeless theme!

The Corporate Freshman: To Succeed Today, Forget the Old Business Myths

Alexandra Levit | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business
Alexandra Levit

This is not your parents' business world. It's not even your older sister's business world. The recent recession has toppled and transformed our ideas about just about everything.

Generation Y: Are You Ready To Become Generation Yes?

Christine Hassler | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Dear members of Generation Y, I am concerned about some members of your generation. It seems like the enthusiasm, optimism and excitement that has branded you is fading fast.

5 New Facts About Generation Y

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

About six months ago, The New York Times Magazine broke a feature story about the "new 20-somethings," who seem to be taking forever to grow up. Ever since then, there's been a lot of interest in this age group.

Twenty-Somethings: What You Risk by Switching Jobs Too Often

Christina Vuleta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Vuleta

There's a fine line between exploring what you want to do and following the road to nowhere. It's the difference between fulfilling yourself and filling up your resume with empty jobs where you don't learn anything.

How 'Cockpit Parents' Are Flying 20-Somethings Into The Ground

Christine Hassler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

With some healthy boundaries, you will gradually be able to eject from the cockpit of your child's life and allow them to be the captain. You may not always like the direction they are headed, but it is their plane to fly.

How To Know If You Should (Or Shouldn't) Work From Home

Matt Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matt Wilson

Most people dream of working from home. But while it sounds great at first glance, there are things that you need to consider before getting into a business without a central office.

Pants Gone Missing at a Hollywood Club

Laurenne Sala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Laurenne Sala

My friend turned thirty and threw herself a party at a Hollywood club. Ugh. I went to that club against my will and became the thirty-year-old I used to make fun of.

How 20-Somethings Will Shape The Future

Natalia Brzezinski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natalia Brzezinski

Perhaps in 20 years global citizens or political leaders will be able to relate to each other with just a little more ease because of the sense of connectivity among many young people today.

Doing Nothing and Everything in Your Twenties

Kate Fridkis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kate Fridkis

The world has changed. If the traditional career path is a box, then we have definitely been forced to think outside of it.

Inspiration From Generation-Y

Christine Hassler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Gen Yers are willing to take risks and think outside the box. In fact, "the box" never existed for them.

The Corporate Freshman: Networking When You Don't Know a Soul

Alexandra Levit | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Levit

We've all heard that people get jobs based on who they know, but what if you aren't lucky enough to be acquainted with someone in the field you're pursuing?