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

ByMarisa 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…

I'm 28 & Still Don't Feel Like An "Adult" — Here's Why I'm OK With It

ByRachel Chapman
What does being an "adult" actually mean? The definition seems to differ from person to person. For some people, being an adult means taking on more responsibility and living on your own. For others, it's all about growing up and feeling you have…

12 Ways To Rock Sheer In Public Like The Adult You Are

ByAlexa Mellardo
Are you currently in denial about succumbing to everything related to #adulting? Odds are, you're not alone. But it's time for a reality check, ladies: We're not in college anymore. We're ADULTS, for Pete's sake. It's the prime time to start…

7 Women On The One Thing That Finally Made Them Feel Like An Adult After College

ByMarisa Casciano
How does one "adult?" From the minute second semester hits senior year and they hand you your diploma at graduation, you're wondering just what the real world is going to be like. You started applying for jobs and scoping out cute apartments with…

7 Times Life Gets Real At 25 & Just Like That, You're An Adult

ByMarisa Casciano
What's your definition of "adult?" For some, it's a person who talks about work and paying bills on time. For others, it's when you stop having petty arguments and start knowing how to handle sticky situations. Growing up, you may have assumed that…

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

ByRachel 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…

How Transitioning Into Adulthood Feels Like An Unexpected Pop Quiz

ByMadison Rae
It has taken me 22 years to realize that my last 22 years have not exactly prepared me for the grueling transition into adulthood. You know that act you pull when class begins and the professor whips out a pop quiz? I'll doodle a bit and take my…

18 Bougie Jell-O Shots So You Can Start Turning Up Like An Adult

ByKaylin Pound
No matter how old we get, some of us will always be a carefree 20-something-year-old at heart. Case in point: my mother. At her age (which I won't divulge because she would absolutely kill me), this woman never ceases to surprise me with her ability…

What It's Like Meeting Your Childhood Celebrity Crush As An Adult

ByLucien Flores & Michela M. Smith
As we enter adolescence, we look to Hollywood to learn how to be adults. Instead of featuring the clumsy prepubescents we see in everyday life, Hollywood gives us heroes who ace the tests, win the girls and score the touchdowns. Soon, crushes form.…

5 Ways To Think About Alcohol Like An Adult In The New Year

ByKelsey Fisher
Though I don’t necessarily care for the New Year's resolutions, I can’t deny that there’s an energy in the air and a desire to start fresh and make 2016 count. For me, I thought it would mean the same thing it’s always meant: chisel a bikini bod,…

Twitter Is Talking About What They Should Be Doing "By Age 35" & It's Hilarious

ByLara Walsh
Adulting is hard. Like, really hard. But instead of giving up and sobbing into their avocado toasts (because that’s totally why you can’t afford a house, right?), the millennial crowd is doing what they do best: trolling all the expectations by…

How To Survive Your Best Friend Hooking Up With Your Ex Like An Adult

ByMaine Belonio
Romantic relationships always end for some reason. It hurts even more if the split is because you caught him or her cheating, and it's much worse if it was with a friend you thought you could trust. Some of us who have been through the unspeakable…

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…

Real World Rookie: 12 Ways To Be More Like The Adult You Want To Be

ByAnna French
As a 20-something, I often feel like my life is in limbo, somewhere between my rebellious teenage years and my (hopefully) more mature 30s. Some days I wake up, and it all makes sense. My life is in order, my friendships feel solid, my job is…

Why Taking A Road Trip By Yourself Will Make You Feel Like A Real Adult

ByCiara Johnson
A road trip is always a good idea. Seriously, there's no better way to explore a new land. Road trips allow you to tap into your inner nostalgia, be completely spontaneous, and embrace your curiosity about the world. The best part is that you can do…

It's Too Soon: 16 Signs You're Ready To Quit Adulthood Like Right Now

ByDan Scotti
After turning 21, I don't think many people look forward to getting older. Sure, there are a few milestones to be excited for -- things like getting married, having children or becoming a grandparent -- but for the most part, growing up has the…

9 Matching Christmas Pajama Sets That You & "Your Person" Can Snuggle Up In All Winter

ByJulia Guerra
Call me corny or call me basic, but I absolutely love being all matchy-matchy with my loved ones. Not only does it take Instagram opportunities to the next level, but I think color-coordinating with your BFF or your SO is super cute, because it…

How To Fight Like A Mature Adult So You Don't Lose All Your Friends

ByAnaies
Have you ever been in a fight with someone and felt you should walk away before you said something you regretted? Or -- if you didn't stop yourself -- have you ever just doubled down and continued fighting, just to make your point? As someone who is…

47 Real, Crucial Differences Between Childish And Adult Relationships

ByAshley Fern
Relationships are an integral part of life, growing up and maturing. Whether they are friendships or relationships, personal interactions have a direct effect on your attitude and views. No two relationships will ever be the same. In fact, every…

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…

12 Signs You’re Almost an Adult

ByShannon Vize
To be an adult or not to be an adult, that is the struggle. For anyone currently in his or her 20s, it can be hard to decipher when you've met enough of society's requirements to be considered a real “adult.” Consider this a guide to discovering if…

You Can Buy A Mermaid Tail For The Summer & Your Instagram Will Make A Splash

ByLizzy Rosenberg
Back in the day, I mostly associated swimming pools with playing Marco Polo, doing handstands, and, most importantly, pretending to be a mermaid. Nowadays, I mostly associate them with lap swim, which I guess makes sense, since that's pretty much…

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…

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),…

‘Deadpool’ Is Coming To TV For An Adult Animated Series And Fans Are Thrilled

ByJamie LeeLo
Alright comic nerds, start your engines because I have news. Today, FXX and Marvel Television delivered a glorious gift to us and we are READY.  As we speak, there is an untitled, adult animated series based on the character Deadpool in the freaking…

Why A Friendship Breakup Is So Much Harder As An Adult

ByShelby Deering
"I tried." Those words kept repeating in my head after I received a less-than-friendly email from someone who is now no longer my friend. After several months of chilly texts and dodged hang-outs, I decided to confront her. You know, through an…

The Depressing Differences Between Snow Days As A Kid And As An Adult

ByJoseph Milord
It's actually crazy when you think about how something we loved as kids transformed into such a depressing reality. Ten years ago, any one of us would have happily welcomed Winter Storm Stella, the blizzard that's currently pounding the…

Forget Responsibility! 13 Under-Appreciated Perks Of Being An Adult

ByElise Williams
How many times a week do you wake up thinking, “I don’t want to 'adult' today?” It gets old waking up at the same time every morning to have practically your whole day occupied by a job you need to pay the bills. It’s not all bad “having to adult,”…

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of Adult Friendships

BySarah Cunningham
No one talks about the mysterious social stage that arrives the instant you score a college diploma and an actual, real world job. Well, hit pause on the secret adulting rules for a second because I'm spilling. Listen early 20-something socialites,…

39 Moments You Have When You First Realize You're Actually An Adult

ByEmily McCombs
There are two types of people in this world: Those who put the new toilet paper roll directly on the holder and those who just kind of set it down nearby for awhile. OK, there are probably a lot more kinds of people than that, but my point is that…

When We Stop Being Our Parents' Children And Start Becoming Adults

ByCarla McCormack
For generations before us, the journey to adulthood was clearly marked. You got an education, found employment, got married, bought a house, had children and, bam, you became a grownup. Many members of Generation-Y have forged a different path. We…

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…

Why Being An Only Child Has Helped Me Become A Better Adult

ByZoya Gervis
For some reason, only children are constantly getting a bad rap. We're selfish, entitled, spoiled and bratty. I'm sure the list goes on, but I don't have the energy to think of it all. From childhood, we're faced with stereotypical judgements from…

Yes, There's An Adult Coloring Book Entirely Dedicated To Penises

ByEitan Levine
Finally, a coloring book for people like me.* *Immature dudes who have to take their laptops to the Apple store because they spit up diet Mountain Dew on their computer keyboards after they watched a video where some kid accidentally kicked his…

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…

If You Haven't Mastered These 10 Things In Your 20s, You're Not Fully An Adult

ByGabrielle LaFrank
Adulting is hard, I know. Taking care of your job, your home, and yourself is enough work as it is, but add in a social life, and maybe even a relationship, and it seems nearly impossible. Part of being an adult is knowing what's important, aka…

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…

An Intimate Convo With A Woman Who Gets Paid To Review Porn

ByBobby Box
Sex is a topic steeped in judgment. Any conversations about it are never-ending debates of what's right and what's wrong. That's why I've created this column: a judgment-free forum to discuss sexual trysts, both conventional and not, through…

7 Steps To Building A $1,000 Emergency Fund Like The Adult You Are

ByConor Richardson
Virtually every personal finance advisor has one rule: Make sure you have an emergency fund.  This is especially true for people who are starting to get their finances in order for the first time. An “emergency cushion,” as it is so aptly named, is…

Here Are 6 Ways Disneyland Is Actually Way More Enjoyable As An Adult

ByStacey Leasca
Disneyland certainly is a magical place for all ages. The rides, the insane snacks and Cinderella sightings are enough to make people of any age go nuts. But sorry, kids; Disneyland is way cooler for adults and I have proof. On a recent trip to…

16 Struggles A Retired Party Girl Faces When Trying To Be An Adult

ByGigi Engle
I remember the good old days (I admit I cringed writing that), when my favorite place in the world, the place I felt most at home, was the club. As party girls, we spent days catching up on sleep, woke up at 9 pm to get ready so we could meet the…

There's A Preschool For Adults To Unwind And Relive Their Childhoods (Photos)

ByEmily Arata
If the adult world has you down, head back to preschool. New Yorkers Michelle Joni and Candice Kilpatrick ("Miss CanCan") invite New York's most imaginative to experience an unusual extracurricular course: Preschool Mastermind, reportedly located in…

Michelle Obama Said 'We Need An Adult In The White House,' Not Trump

ByRobert Anthony
You can always count on Michelle Obama to keep it real. The first lady attended a rally at La Salle University in Philadelphia on September 28. During her speech, she made one thing clear -- Donald Trump is severely unfit to be President of the…

Dream Big And Crush Hard: 6 Lessons Adult Me Could Learn From Teen Me

ByZara Barrie
Being a teenager is a sorely loaded, wildly complex, gloriously wicked, undeniably memorable five-year-span of life. It's when we start the messy process of figuring out all of life's greatest complexities: sex, love, navigating relationships,…

7 Things That Happen When Your Mom Can’t Accept You’re An Adult

BySaba May
Oh, adulthood. It's an elusive thing we all dream about as kids. We look forward to the freedom, the excitement and the opportunities. Then, one day, I woke up and realized that, as a 27-year-old, I still had to tell my mom when I was going out. If…

We Can All Relate To This Baby Flamingo Trying To Adult And Lying Down Instead

ByMacy Daniela Martin
Flamingos are what I like to call a glam bird. And even glam birds are in a hurry to grow up, one baby flamingo showed. Flamingos are a gorgeous shade of pink and love posing on one leg, which makes them models in the bird world where flying is an…

An Adult Diaper Fetish Store Opened In Chicago, And Locals Are Freaking Out

ByCandice Jalili
Ever heard of an ABDL? No, it's not an "Astronaut Boys Dueling League," or an "Actually Breathtaking Dolphin Leap." "ABDL" is a term used to describe "Adult Baby Diaper Lovers." People who fall under the ABDL category are those with a fetish for…

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…

Pretending To Be An Adult: 10 Ways To Fake It Until You Make It

ByAramide Tinubu
Like many of you, I enjoy my autonomy without really relishing in the true meaning of being an adult. “Adult,” what a prickly word. It’s a word riddled with responsibilities, 401(k)s and other stuff I don’t quite understand. So, instead of claiming…

10 Ways To Get Your Financial Life In Order Like The 'Adult' You Are

ByNatalie Bacon
When I graduated from school and took one look at my student loans, I immediately thought, “how did I make it here knowing nothing about personal finance?” I felt completely blind-sided, and began a quest to understanding personal finance, something…