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Twentysomethings

What To Expect: The Third Decade

Abby Norman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty
Abby Norman

Your millennial is maturing in a world very different from the one you came of age in, so these developmental milestones are just guidelines. Here are some important milestones to anxiously await.

You Don't Have to Conquer the World by 25

Unwritten | Posted 08.01.2014 | College
Unwritten

I'm guessing we are all going to have boring, ordinary weekends filled with Netflix and laundry. Because we are human beings. And that's life. It's not very Tweet-worthy, but we don't have to conquer the world in the next year or two to be successful.

20-Something Problems (As Told by Eggs)

Paul Angone | Posted 07.30.2014 | College
Paul Angone

Whomever said your 20s are easy should be shot. Seriously. How many of these 20-something problems can you relate to?

What it's Like Pocket-Dialing a Dead Parent and Being Emotionally Triggered by Five Guys

Meaghan McGoldrick | Posted 09.07.2014 | College
Meaghan McGoldrick

Death is kind of like a bad break-up. There's a lot of ugly crying, fetal position dry heaves, binge drinking and subsequent after-hours spent reaching for the phone. The only difference is that, this time, there's no chance of reconcile.

29 Things I Know Now That I'm 29

Serena Dyer | Posted 08.19.2014 | Women
Serena Dyer

As I have realized certain people in my life don't energize me, but enervate me, I find myself walking away from them slowly and without much attention being brought to it. This has been a big lesson.

The One Piece of Advice Every College Graduate Needs to Know

Adam Smiley Poswolsky | Posted 08.02.2014 | College
Adam Smiley Poswolsky

The truth is that you are not screwed. No one ever tells you this at graduation, but it's okay not to know exactly what you want to do with your life. There is not only one answer or one career ladder.

Why Turning 25 Matters

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 07.17.2014 | Women
Evelyn Lauer

Twenty-five. Why is this age so significant? Why does it feel like we should accomplish something by this time? Why is it a marker -- like 30 or 40 or 16?

My 20s Weren't Supposed to Be Like This: Getting Through the Quarter-Life Crisis

j.n. salters | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
j.n. salters

Two weeks ago, I got a new haircut. Last week I joined a dating site. Today, I told my landlord that I would not be renewing my lease because I planned to spend the next year backpacking. Through where? I do not know. All I know is that I feel stuck.

8 Things You Do In Your 20s That (Surprisingly) Make You A Good Parent One Day

Jessica Blankenship | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Jessica Blankenship

Luckily, all those long nights -- whether you were being a hardworking student or a wild child -- that your mom told you were unhealthy were actually getting you trained for being a parent who could stay up all night and still be mostly human the next day.

5 Lies Every 20-Something Needs to Stop Believing

Paul Angone | Posted 05.19.2014 | College
Paul Angone

Success is not a sprint, it's an Ironman marathon, and our 20s aren't really about running the actual race. No, our 20s are simply about building our endurance so that we can run the race in the future. If you take one step towards your dream today, you are a success.

Why the YOLO Generation Has It All Wrong About Money

Kali Hawlk | Posted 05.10.2014 | Money
Kali Hawlk

Yes, you only live once. That is an inescapable truth that applies to us all. What is not true is that you have to "just get by" financially in order to really live. You can really live right this very moment and save for your future.

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.

What Did You Expect?

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 02.12.2014 | Good News
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

It's been about coming to terms with that recently. That things really aren't going to play out as I expected they would.

Stop Stereotyping Millennials

Samantha Matt | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Samantha Matt

Growing up in a comfortable environment did not make me abandon my ambition. Nor did it deter my siblings to abandon their ambitions. I'd say it made me more inclined to chase success.

5 Reasons Dating In Your 30s Is Better Than Dating In Your 20s, According To Men

Posted 10.30.2013 | Women

Any twenty-somethings who are despairing that they haven't found The One: take heart. Dating gets better with age -- according to the men of Reddit, a...

13 Things I Wish I Knew In My 20s

Candace Walsh | Posted 12.05.2013 | Women
Candace Walsh

The happiness you're chasing is actually suffusing your life right now. You will look back on this time very wistfully when you've got spit-up in your hair and a husband who expects hot meals, a sparkling-clean house and you to resemble the cutie he married.

Dating Is the Worst And Other Scientific Facts

Katherine Fritz | Posted 11.24.2013 | Women
Katherine Fritz

I was so overwhelmed by the number of options, and yet so oddly disappointed that none of them appeared to say "Hey! I'm your future husband!" right there on the page.

Try Anyways

Katherine Fritz | Posted 11.20.2013 | College
Katherine Fritz

I'm going to acknowledge there are a finite number of hours in the day, and that I have so many needs that need to come first. I need time for sleep, and for quiet, and to write, and for work. I need time set aside to pursue those goals, and I won't magically have that time appear overnight.

The Millennial Minority

Courtney McKinney | Posted 08.20.2013 | College
Courtney McKinney

A lot has been said about Joel Stein's Time piece in which he declares the current generation of young adults the "Me, Me, Me Generation." One thing that continues to bother me is how consistently exclusionary these mainstream conversations are.

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.

How To Set The Ground Rules For A Marvelous Mother's Day

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 07.09.2013 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

Unless you're the mom of a baby or toddler no doubt you've experienced at least one disappointing if not downright miserable Mother's Day. Mine was the year my middle son (who was immersed in finals at his college) 'forgot' to call.

The Dentapist

Sarah Barness | Posted 02.24.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Barness

The man looks deep into my soul and says, "Grinding is usually a sign of stress or anxiety. Your teeth are much more damaged than they should be for someone your age. Do you want to talk about it?"

Millennials' Youth Obsession Is Stressing Them Out!

Maude Standish | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Maude Standish

So why are Millennials so stressed out? Our biggest fear (and source of stress) is that we are somehow misusing our youth.

Learning to be Comfortable Going it Alone

Jamison Doran | Posted 05.12.2013 | DC
Jamison Doran

I've done something a few times over the past few months that I would never have dreamed over doing 10, five, or even two years ago. I've attended events completely stag. And let me tell you something, it ain't so bad.