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The Difference Between Adulting In Your 20s And Adulting In Your 30s

ByIsabella Roman
Adulting: That's one scary word. If you don't know what this word means, you are one of the lucky ones, but get ready for a rude awakening. "Adulting" is the action of growing up. This could mean you finally have that 9-5 job or you are off your…

8 Things You Truly DGAF About Once You're Adulting

ByJasmine Vaughn-Hall
No matter how hard you try to convince yourself that you're ready to be an adult, no one ever really is. Adulting is one of the most rewarding, yet challenging transitions a human can experience. It involves a lot of energy, and we disregard things…

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

ByValerie 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…
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12 Things You Upgrade When You're Peak Adulting

ByBlair Thill
Do they make adulthood sound unattractive when we're kids, or what? We read fairy tales about children who literally run away to an island to avoid the responsibilities of adulthood. We are inundated with advertisements warning us of the perils of…

There Is No Such Thing As 'Adulting', It's Literally Just Growing Up

ByMadeline Rosenthal
According to Urban Dictionary – which is, like, THE ultimate "reliable source" – the word “adulting” became a verb in the summer of 2014. Definitions vary depending on different users, but overall, it means “to do something grown-up and…

Don't Judge Millennials For Finding Adulting So Hard

ByConor Matchett
Millennials have been complaining a lot about “adulting” lately. The term has caught steam online, and has started entering daily vocabulary. In short, adulting is the concept of completing the responsibilities an adult is expected to handle, from…

You're Not Actually 'Adulting' If You Aren't Already Doing These 8 Things

ByShannon Ullman
If you're a millennial, the word “adulting” is probably in your vocabulary (whether you like it or not). From actually saving some of your money to refraining from drinking all weekend, every weekend, adulting should be on your agenda by the time…

Adulting Is Actually A Blessing In Disguise, If You Can Realize This

ByCarolina Cal Muinos Di Roberto
I'm a recent grad, and I'm not gonna lie, it's pretty great being out of school. I don't have to worry about tests, I get to come home and do nothing and I'm not frantic trying to figure out how to pass all my classes. But, if it's one thing I miss…

7 Things You Can't Ignore When You're Balancing Work, Life, & Adulting

ByMarisa Casciano
Life is one big balancing act. Seriously, it's a circus a majority of the time, and you're the ring leader. Your commitments are on one side of the stage, and the rest of your life is on the other. You're an acrobat when you're juggling everything…

7 Things To Do Alone On The Weekend That Prove You've Reached Peak Adulting

ByKristin Corpuz
Adulting is hard, I know. It's even harder when you have to do it by yourself, and adulting by yourself on the weekend is even harder than that. But a great way to measure progress in your personal life — and also measure how "adult" you are — is…
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Upgrades You Make When You're Adulting

ByTracey Zane
Remember when a well-balanced meal meant a cheeseburger in one hand and a milkshake in the other? Ah, if only. These days, the only type of burger you're probably eating on a regular basis is of the veggie variety (hold the bun), with a side of…

Adulting: 21st Birthdays VS. 31st Birthdays

ByRebecca Jones
Are 30s really the new 20s? Or are 20s still the best time of our lives? To be honest, adulting can be tough and as I'm approaching my late 20s, I hope the first is true. Being in your 20s is a wonderfully messy time. All the stereotypes apply:…

Adulting Is Rough, But These 4 Tips Make It Easier (And Cheaper)

ByJessica Oaks
So, you've come to the dark side: the real world. Long gone are the days when dad would tie your shoes, kiss you on the forehead and send you off to school with a pre-packed lunch made with love by mom. OK, so you're a little farther along adulthood…

Here’s How To File Your 2018 Taxes, Because Adulting Can Be Rough

ByDaniella Bondar
Ok, so I'm going to be honest with you. I thought that filing your taxes was code for sending all of your receipts to your parents. Turns out, I was totally wrong about that. But tax season is approaching fast (too fast) and if I just burst your…

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

ByRachel 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.…

Kendall Jenner Revealing Her Fear Of Adulting Is So Relatable It Hurts

ByRobert Anthony
You're not the only one who cringes at the thought of adulthood -- Kendall Jenner does, too. The 20-year-old model lives a superstar lifestyle that many of us envy, but at the end of the day, she's just like us. Kendall Jenner took to her official…

This Bright Pink Cotton Candy-Topped Cosmo Will Make Adulting So Much Tastier

ByMacy Daniela Martin
Journey inside Miami's Hotel Victor on Ocean Drive, and you'll find a sweet spot called Sugar Factory American Brasserie. While Sugar Factory is known for its celebrity-endorsed candy Couture Pops, the bar's sugary take on a cosmopolitan -- made…

Brie Larson Reminds Herself 'No One Knows Anything' When It Comes To Adulthood

ByHope Schreiber
Brie Larson appearing in an action movie that has enough bullets and crossfire to confuse you with a Tarantino film is a leap from her Oscar award winning performance in "Room." But it should come as no shock. The actress has been building her…

17 Things The 'Forever Young' Girl Will Never Accept About Being An Adult

ByAlexa Mellardo
Although many of us would love to take a drink (or 10) from the Fountain Of Youth, let alone find it, we'll always be “forever young” at heart. “Forever young” souls refuse to dwell on the fact that everyone is growing older as each second, minute…

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

ByRachel 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…

This Woman Turns Her Poems About Adulting Into Hilariously Accurate Videos

ByKaylin Pound
We're all familiar with the struggles that accompany adulthood. Whether you're trying to make it at your first job, find the love of your life via Tinder or simply figure out how to cook a damn meal without burning the house down, being an adult can…

These Illustrations Celebrate All The Small Ways You Start 'Adulting'

ByKaylin Pound
At some point, we've all faced the familiar struggles that accompany adulthood. As kids, we couldn't wait to grow up and experience the glory of being adults who make their own decisions. But if we knew about the responsibilities and bills that came…

7 Underrated Things You'll Miss About Spring Break After You Graduate

ByMarisa Casciano
Welcome to the real world. I don't know who exactly came up with the concept of adulting, but I'd like to speak to them because I don't always appreciate it. Yes, life after graduation has had its perks. For one, I don't have to go to class anymore,…

Here’s How You Can Take The Edge Off When Adulting Gets Tough

ByRyan Kh
Life is a roller coaster ride of excitement, despair and opportunity. There are days where I find it difficult to get out of bed. Other days, I feel like my soul and the universe are completely in sync. During the tough times, we may wonder why we…

5 Surefire Ways To Know You're Not Totally Failing At Adulting

ByJulie Wheaton
We so often associate the word "failure" with a sense of impending doom. It's like if we fail to reach that one goal we set for ourselves, then we must really suck at life. I've been there. And once it happens, once you've made that proverbial…

3 Reasons Adulting In The Real World Is Actually Pretty Great

ByIrene Koutsidis
So, how do you like the real world? This is a question I've been asked at least once a day since starting my first job as a post-grad. It's always funny having to explain to people I still have no idea what the hell I'm doing with my life or how I…

7 Ways Being A Competitive Figure Skater Teaches You All About Adulting

ByZoya Gervis
Some kids play lacrosse, and some choose drama club. For others, it's the debate team. For me, it was figure skating. Between the ages of about 10 and 16, I was totally and completely engulfed in figure skating. It became my life. It's what I did…

Adulting: 10 Ways Your Life Changes When Your BFF Gets Married

ByLatifah Miles
Your BFF has been by your side through some of your highest peaks and your lowest valleys, always cheering you on and wiping your tears. But, when she gets married to the love of her life and commits to a partnership with someone other than you,…

5 Things To Remember When You Feel Like You're Failing At Adulting

ByNatalie McCullough
When most people think about growing up, they think about paying bills, grocery shopping, working and other things that slowly suck the life out of you each and every day. I was one of those people a little under two years ago. But, what I've…

Little Girl Running From A Peacock Is All Of Us When Adulting's Hard AF

ByKate Ryan
One little girl found out the hard way that peacocks are scary AF. When one Reddit user, bwaxse, took his or her daughter on a lovely outing to the petting zoo, things took a horrifying turn. Just look at the picture he or she posted... Our trip to…

These Boozy Ice Cream Floats Will Make Adulting Much Easier This Summer

ByTasting Table
As we countdown to summer and set our sights on the warmer days ahead, there are few things on our minds other than frozen treats and frosty beverages. So why not add a nip of booze to these summertime favorites while we're at it? There's nothing…

6 Pieces Of Dad Advice For When You Just Can't Handle Adulting

ByCourtney Dercqu
My father is like the Yoda of my generation. Besides the fact that he often says his words slowly and kind of melodramatically (no offense, pops), he has passed along to me some undeniably powerful messages. They are on topics such as learning to…

5 Ways Art School Prepares You For Adulting Like No Other College Experience

ByAutumn Myers
For most students, college is now coming to an end, and the next chapter is beginning. Adulthood is on the horizon, and we couldn't feel more conflicted about leaving everything we know behind. Students are graduating from medical schools, law…

5 Reasons Working At A Startup Is Like A Crash Course In Adulting

ByRenata Sandor
When I graduated from college, I felt this empowering urge to spread all the knowledge I had compiled during undergrad to leap into my career. I had spent the past four years of my life learning how to not be late to things (or being a little late),…

If You Do These 7 Things Every Day You're Actually Adulting, So Stop Worrying

ByJasmine Vaughn-Hall
No one hands you a checklist to reference when you're an adult, so you can make sure you're actually "adulting." In fact, everyone has their own standards and perspectives about what makes a person a functioning adult. Ultimately, there is somewhat…

You Know You're An Adult When These 11 Things Become Routine

ByOlivia Blom
The whole concept of adulthood scares many and confuses most. #ICantEvenAdultToday is a common hashtag. I'm not particularly good at it myself, but I've asked some of the people who are "adulting" well to share some tips: 1. Get a wristwatch and an…

7 Questions You Ask Yourself When You're Being Forced To 'Adult'

ByKatie Thulin
Urban Dictionary defines "adulting" as, "To do grown up things and hold responsibilities, such as a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment or anything else that makes one think of grown ups." Used in a sentence, it looks like this: "Jane is…
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How To Successfully Adult Over The Weekend

ByKelley Lord
The weekend is a wild vortex you step into after the workweek. You have all these plans, but Friday and Saturday speed by, and all of a sudden it's Sunday at 10 pm and you're wondering where the time went. To “adult” means to successfully be an…

If You're Doing These 5 Things In Your Life RN, Science Says You're Officially Adulting

ByJulia Guerra
Whoever coined the phrase “time flies when you’re having fun” wasn’t kidding, because it feels like just yesterday that summer vacation meant lying out by the pool and hanging out with my besties all day, every day, for three months straight. Now…

5 Stages of Trying to Budget

ByBDG Video
Sometimes the bill on your fun night out is over 100 dollars, and you have to face the music: It's time to make a budget. You're not 19 anymore. Also, should you really be drinking that much? Keep in mind just because Uber is cheaper when you pool,…

How Your Girl Crew Changes In Your 20s Compared To Your 30s

ByMarisa Casciano
Thank goodness for your girl crew. They've been there through thick and thin, and life wouldn't be nearly as interesting without them. There have been many Galentine's Day brunches, and late-night phone calls asking for advice. Now that you're…

We Never Use These 10 Words In Dating App Convos, Which Explains Why We’re All Single

ByCandice Jalili
I'm going on my second full year out of college, so even though I haven't graduated super recently, I'd still like to think of myself as a fairly recent college grad. And like most recent college grads around me, I really, really, really hate the…

7 Underrated Things You'll Wish You Knew In College, Before Real Life Happens

ByJasmine Vaughn-Hall
College can definitely be given major props for providing us with some of the most amazing golden years of our lives. The bittersweet part of this nostalgic experience, though, is that it comes to an end, and little things will remind us of it…

5 Stages Everyone Goes Through When Trying To Make A Budget

ByLauren Ireland
You're a hot, young, Millennial thing. And boy do you love to YOLO -- on your way to work, to see friends, to drink at the bar. Every. Single. Friggin'. Day. But sometimes the bill on your fun night out is over 100 dollars, and you have to face the…

7 Kid Things All Adults Should Still Be Doing In The Summer In Their 20s

ByJasmine Vaughn-Hall
No one purposely loses sight of those adorable childlike behaviors that sent our imaginations flying. Life happens, and you're shoved into adulthood before you know it. Adulting doesn't leave much time for having your head in the clouds, or building…

3 Ways We Sabotage Our Journey Toward Adulthood

ByZoya Gervis
When we hit a certain point in our late 20s we begin to think we're better at adulting than we were in our early 20s. While we most likely have better jobs and are more secure with who we are, there are many situations that remind us just how…

7 Reasons Why Your Siblings Are The Best Gifts You'll Ever Receive

ByJasmine Vaughn-Hall
When you grow up with siblings, your entire childhood is chock-full of amazing and hilarious memories with them. Your parents encouraged you to get along, but loving them honestly came so easy. Whether you have a brother, sister, or both (Lucky!),…

How You Make New Friends Differently In Your 20s Vs. Your 30s

ByGabrielle LaFrank
Without a doubt, adulting changes the friendship game. While you're bound to grow up with some friends, you'll always be making new ones. How you connect with your new friends depends a lot on you and your environment, but there are a few…

6 Things You Need Out Of A Best Friendship In Your 20s Vs. Your 30s

ByJasmine Vaughn-Hall
Throughout the decades of adulting, change and growth are imperative. Your friendships will also be part of that involuntary evolution of yourself. It may sound a little bit intimidating, but we honestly get better and wiser with age, so welcome…

5 Ways You Think About Money, As Told By What Age You Are

ByNikhita Mahtani
Ah, money: You either think you have too little, or you have just enough to live responsibly. But obviously, you never have as much as you "need" at any given point. From drunk nights out to unexpected expenses, like your computer crashing the…