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5 Big Decisions You'll Probably Be Terrified Of Making In Your 20s

By Kristin Corpuz
Your 20s is a time for growth and making irreplaceable memories. You're taking on new challenges, exposing yourself to different experiences, and trying things you never have before. And while many new experiences are definitely exciting, they can…

7 Things That Get Even Better In Your Mid-20s That You Can Look Forward To Right Now

By Marisa Casciano
Believe it or not, life gets even better. As you get older, every birthday you celebrate ends up feeling a little more magical. It's like finding a few extra French fries at the bottom of your takeout bag, like, all the time. Now, you might be…

4 Things You'll Notice About Yourself If You're Not Ready To Have Kids Right Now

By Sarah Ellis
Maybe one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your life is whether or not you want to become a parent. Even if you’re not ready to have kids right now, you’ve probably considered whether it might be something you want to do down the line. You…

The First Time You Feel Comfortable Going To The Movies Alone, You Learn These 5 Things

By Marisa Casciano
If there's one thing I've learned in my 20s, it's that you have to get comfortable with doing things by yourself. You have to be able to entertain yourself on a lazy Saturday afternoon, and teach yourself the ins and outs of adulting. You should…

8 Times You Wish Your Mom Was With You, Even In Adulthood

By Rachel Chapman
Moms are pretty much like real-life superheroes. Even now that you've reached adulthood, there are still times you wish your mom was with you to help you out. That's just how wonderful she is. She's like the perfect combination of an emergency kit,…

5 Things That Seem Scary To Do Alone For The First Time, But Really Aren't

By Marisa Casciano
Spoiler alert: Adulting isn't as intimidating as it may seem. Sure, there are some days when you're trying to adult and it feels like you know next to nothing. You call up your mom or dad, completely worried about rent bills, a broken water heater,…

6 Surprising Ways My Friendships Have Changed In My 20s For The Better

By Rachel Chapman
I wholeheartedly believe that the friendships I have are the most important things to me. A true friend can turn into family, and that's when they become the forever type. As the years pass by, I've noticed that there are surprising ways my…

40 Clever Captions For Spring Break, Because The Party Never Ends

By Ciara Johnson
Rejoice, because it's beginning to look a lot like spring break. This week-long break in the spring honestly feels like Christmas all over again when you're adulting. Whether you're hitting up the beach, the slopes, or planning a cool staycation,…

13 Ways To Celebrate Your 25th Birthday Alone, Because You're A One-Girl Party

By Rachel Chapman
Another year, another birthday to celebrate. By now, you've had 24 terrific birthdays with 24 unique ways of celebrating. You've thrown yourself big parties for everyone you know, and small get-togethers with just your squad. There have also been at…

The One Thing You Should Try When You're Exhausted, But Have No Time To Sleep

By Julia Guerra
I’m probably preaching to the choir when I say there aren’t enough hours in the day, but the truth still stands. Whether you’re a college student balancing assignments, internship hours, plus working part-time because #tuition, or a recent grad…

If You Live Alone, You're Not Really Alone If You Hate Doing These 7 Things

By Marisa Casciano
Dear, girls who live alone: This one's for you. Right now, you're probably reading this while meal prepping for the week or laying in bed, trying to figure out how to fix your broken coffee machine. You're dialing up your best friends and parents,…

25 Captions That Capture All The Feels When You're Finally Living In Your Own Place

By Rachel Chapman
Moving out on your own is taking a giant step towards adulthood. There's nothing more exciting or gratifying than signing the lease on your own apartment, and having basically a blank canvas to create your own comfy space. At first, it's common to…

8 Experiences That'll Be The Best Expenses You Ever Have In Your 20s

By Kristin Corpuz
In your 20s, you're busy adulting and being a girl boss in your career of choice. At the same time, you want to embrace every new adventure that comes your way. Traveling, seeing Broadway shows, and taking a unique dance class may be on your to-do…

10 Times You Wish Your Best Friend Was With You, Because The LDR Struggle Is Real

By Rachel Chapman
The one thing nobody warns you about adulting is that being in a long-distance relationship with your best friend can be a true struggle. In fact, it can be the struggle of all struggles when you and your bestie move miles away from each other.…

I Tried Amber Rose's "SlutBox" & Here's How It Helped Me Start Living My Best Life

By Caroline Colvin
Unlike years past, I did not ring in 2019 with a Notes-app litany of thoughtful resolutions. I just knew I wanted to be the best version of myself: Face snatched, journalism career poppin', platonic and romantic relationships nurtured, and my body…

9 Unexpected Ways My Mom Helped Me Grow Up & Become The Adult I Am Today

By Rachel Chapman
Mom is the real MVP in many ways. She's the first one to wish you a happy birthday on your special day, your number one fan, best secret keeper, favorite person to have a rom-com marathon with, and so much more. She's the perfect combination of an…

7 Things Every Girl Needs To Hear On Her 25th Birthday That Can Be Life-Changing

By Marisa Casciano
*Cue the confetti and balloons covered in glitter.* You're turning 25, and it's time to celebrate. That's quite the milestone in life. You've learned plenty of lessons and had so many amazing adventures thus far, and are balancing your commitments…

Here's How You Can Actually Maintain A Healthy Work-Life Balance, According To Experts

By Julia Guerra
Balance has become such a trendy phrase across the health and wellness space over the last few years that I sometimes catch myself wondering if millennials should consider copyrighting the term. But if you really stop to think about all the everyday…

Here's Why You Relate *So* Hard To Chrissy Teigen's Tweet About The "Rush" Of Canceling Plans

By Julia Guerra
If, for some reason unbeknownst to me, you don’t love Chrissy Teigen (seriously, why?), you have to at least respect how the woman lives her life: unapologetically truthful. The Lip Sync Battle co-host is the type of person to speak (or tweet) her…

10 Times Your Mom Is Still Your Number One Cheerleader In Your 20s

By Rachel Chapman
There's no denying that my favorite person in the entire world is my mom. She's my best friend and biggest support system. I text her almost every single day, and call her more times than the average daughter should. It's all because she's…

8 Things You & Your Bestie Deal With In Your 20s That Bring You Even Closer

By Rachel Chapman
No one ever told me how my 20s would actually play out. I always imagined this decade to be a perfect balance of work, dating, and a few added responsibilities — basically, I was happily clueless until adulthood hit me real hard. You might be in the…

10 Last-Minute Things To Do On Your Birthday That Don't Feel Last-Minute At All

By Rachel Chapman
Your birthday is a truly glorious day. It's a time when everything revolves around you; you're able to celebrate another year of being your fabulous self, put on something sparkly if that's your thing, and enjoy all the confetti cake. My birthday is…

I Said "No" To Friday Night Plans To Do Chores Instead & It Was The Best Decision Ever

By Rachel Chapman
I don't know about you, but no one ever told me that my 20s would be a balancing act between work, friends, fun, and doing day-to-day chores. When I say the struggle is real, I mean it's all too real. Out of everything I'm juggling, of course, my…

12 Things You're Honest About With A True Best Friend, No Matter What

By Rachel Chapman
When it comes to your best friend, you know her better than anyone else. Your relationship is on another level, and that's because you tell each other everything — and I mean everything. From the embarrassing stories to the secret crushes, you know…

The 10 Good, Great, & Scary Things About Adulting That Every Millennial Will Say, "Same" To

By Rachel Chapman
Terms like "adulting" and "millennials" are thrown about constantly nowadays, but no one truly understands either of them unless you are a millennial who's currently living adulthood. There are some things that you weren't prepared to experience in…

10 Fun Day Dates To Keep The Squad Tight When You're Deep Into Adulting

By Rachel Chapman
Let's be honest: The adulting game isn't always easy. Don't get me wrong — you're crushing juggling a busy work schedule, keeping your apartment fresh, staying on top of chores, paying your bills, and still making time to hang out with your friends.…

How Good You Are At Adulting, As Told By Your Zodiac Sign

By Valerie Mesa
Ah, adulting. The adult-like yet incredibly complex practice of getting things done in a timely and responsible manner, despite the simple fact that you're a hot-mess-express millennial, with way too many unread text messages. Anyhoo, I'm going to…

Here's What's Holding You Back From Achieving Your Goals, According To Your Zodiac Sign

By Valerie Mesa
Capricorns aren't the only ones who have goals, you know. We all have a distinctive lust for life, but we're not always prepared to make it a part of our reality. If that feels like the case for you, what's holding you back from achieving your…

8 Things You Should Master By Yourself In College To Feel Like A Grown-Up

By Rachel Chapman
There's nothing like college to give you a taste of adulthood. For the first time ever, you're out on your own, away from home, and making all the calls. That means no more relying on your parents to help out with the laundry or wake you up in the…

Why Living Alone In A Big City Teaches You How To Be A Real Adult

By Rachel Chapman
Moving to a big city is already a major lifestyle change, but deciding to live alone in that big city is a different ballgame. There's this massive place to explore outside your apartment windows, and at home, it's just you. That alone time can be…

People Are Sharing Pushpin Location Memes On Twitter That'll Make You Say, "Yup"

By Amanda Fama
Whenever someone uses a teeny, tiny pushpin emoji, I usually expect to see their current location beside it. However, people on Twitter have been utilizing the red symbol for a reason you'd never expect. Instead of sharing their actual whereabouts,…

This Is The Fascinating Reason Why Dating Someone Can Change Your Personality, According To Experts

By Theresa Holland
Sometimes, there's nothing better than slipping into the comfortable stage of a relationship. You're probably spending lots of one-on-one time with this person and maybe even having sleepovers a few nights a week. You've got your favorite shows you…

10 Questions You Never Have To Ask Your Roomie, Because She's Your Person

By Rachel Chapman
I think most of us can agree that adulting can be difficult at times, but I think the hardest thing of all is finding the perfect roommate. You may have to deal with a few different habits and living styles before finding "the one" who you mesh well…

I Feel So Seen After Reading All Of These Hilarious Christmas Memes

By Lara Walsh
Like it or not, it's that time of the year when the Christmas spirit is upon us. Whether that means embracing your inner Grinch, fighting through the December lull, or being in your ~ feelings ~ about all the holiday decor that's decking every…

The Best New Year's Resolutions To Make If You Need To Re-Organize Your Entire Life

By Julia Guerra
Is it just me, or is the phrase “new year, new you” not only tired, but also wildly outdated? Times are changing, friends. The world is (slowly but surely) progressing, and so is the concept behind New Year’s resolutions. What was once seen as a…

8 Date Ideas That Double As Self-Care, Because You Both Deserve To Treat Yo Selves

By Theresa Holland
Everyone needs a little R&R sometimes, even lovebirds in relationships. If you and bae are overworked, unrested, spread a little too thin, or just feeling like you can't even, you might be looking for date ideas that double as self-care. Taking care…

10 Cool Gifts To Buy When You're Broke AF But Want A Big Bang For Your Little Buck

By Marisa Casciano
Adulting has taught you many things about life, including that it can be expensive AF. Every month, you write out a rent check and pay your bills. You go grocery shopping on the regular, and occasionally need to fill up your gas tank on the way to…

What Your Top Spotify Song Of 2018 Says About You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

By Marisa Casciano
Everybody has their own taste in music. Some people love to jam out to the latest pop songs in the car, while others prefer the rap albums that are taking over the charts. There are the big-time artists who are performing at the upcoming award…

8 Signs Your Partner Isn't Your Soulmate, Because Life Is Way Too Short

By Theresa Holland
For some, being in a relationship can be incredibly comforting. If you've spent a lot of time being single, having an SO can mean that you have finally have someone to spend QT with, even if it's just Netflix and chilling on a Friday night. But when…

Cardi B Said She & Offset "Grew Out Of Love," & Here's What That Means

By Theresa Holland
If you haven't already heard, Cardi B and Offset are no longer baes. The 26-year-old "Money" rapper and new mama told the world in an early-morning IG video on Dec. 5 2018 that she and her rapper hubby will be getting a divorce. In the video, we…

9 Resolutions To Make If You Want To Feel Like A Real Adult In 2019

By Marisa Casciano
What are your hopes and dreams for the new year? Personally, I want to find balance in my life. I want to be more open about my opinions and get enough sleep, so that waking up feels easier — you know, typical things that an adult would do. For…

*Whisk* Your Foodie Friend Off Their Feet With Any These 10 Genius Cooking Gifts

By Jordan Bissell
From the moment I tasted homemade bread for the first time, I knew I had to learn how to cook. It's cliché, I know, but whenever you eat something that someone made from scratch, the "love" factor really makes the dish taste so much better. For…

Here's What Your Dental Hygienist Wants You To Put On Your Holiday Wishlist

By Julia Guerra
Now that Thanksgiving leftovers have been gobbled up, gift-giving — and receiving — season can commence. But here’s the thing about grown-up holiday wishlists: You end up jotting down things you need rather than things you want, since adulting means…

10 Tweets About Ghosting That Are So Relatable, It's Seriously Spooky

By Rebecca Strong
Now you see them, now you don’t. If there’s a phenomenon that defines the bizarre dating difficulties millennials must bravely face, it’s ghosting. The term may have only been officially added to the dictionary in February 2017, but the truth is,…

12 Christmas Traditions To Start In Your 20s When You Move Out, Because You're A Real Adult

By Kristin Corpuz
The holiday season is officially here. Your town or city is decked out in ribbons, wreaths, and fairy lights, and you're ready to grab a hot cocoa and explore. You're filled with hope for the new year, and you're also simultaneously preparing…

7 Things To Do On Black Friday That'll Take Your Mind Off Shopping If You're Broke AF

By Kristin Corpuz
Black Friday is a double-edged sword: Big savings sound so amazing, but at the same time, you don't really want to spend money. (Though it's ridiculously tempting to get that cute $200 jacket if it's on sale for $50 — talk about a bargain!) It can…

8 Promises You Need To Make To Yourself When You’re Starting Your First Job

By Marisa Casciano
Welcome to the work force! There might not be a huge banner or bucket of confetti waiting for you at the door, but you're excited and feeling ready to take on the world. This is an epic moment in your life, and landing a position always deserves a…

4 Things You Should Really Never Do Alone, No Matter How Grown-Up You Feel​

By Kristin Corpuz
Growing up and feeling like an adult is an irreplaceable thing. You're out of school, working, and you finally feel like your life is coming together. But even though you're a total #GirlBoss and don't really need people to help you out, it's nice…

7 Things To Do For Your Parents When You're Living Away From Home For The First Time

By Marisa Casciano
Little things go a long way. When you were a kid, getting the red popsicle instead of the blue one set the tone for your entire day. And now that you're a grown-up, not much has changed. You appreciate when the barista remembers your order, or…

14 Funny Tweets That Sum Up Dealing With (& Surviving) Your Relatives Over The Holidays

By Marisa Casciano
When in doubt, laugh it out. That's the secret recipe to surviving and thriving in the most awkward situations in life, am I right? There were times when your family brought up embarrassing stories right in front of your new SO, or the moments when…