Get through college. Find a job. Build your credit. Find an apartment. Pay off your loans. Work hard so that you can get promoted. Start an emergency fund. Date people. Stay in touch with friends. Learn to cook. Respond within 24 hours. Open a 401(k). There are, quite literally, thousands of rules governing how to be a grown-up; what's weird is that there are no signposts marking when you've actually become one...

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There’s A Reason Kelsea Ballerini Shares SO Much On Instagram

I first meet Kelsea Ballerini for a photo shoot during a torrential downpour in New York City. The shoot is in a laundromat, symbol of all that is hard but also necessary when you're on your own in the adult world, and I am drenched by the time I wal…
By Tina Kolokathis

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From career advice to how to make friends at work, here's how to make the best of #officelife.

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Expert advice on how to actually enjoy sharing your space.

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All the inspo you need to make your first apartment the Insta-envy of your friends.

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ALL the first date ideas, plus real-life dating advice. You'll never have a bad one again.

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How to cook, post, and eat like an #influencer.

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Texts for every awkward situation, so you don't EVER have to pick up the phone.

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An Open Letter To The Class Of 2018 From Senator Kamala Harris

As votes were still coming in for the 2016 presidential election, California made history in another way, by electing Kamala Harris as a senator. In winning the race, the former state attorney general became the first black woman or man to represent …
By Kamala Harris

After College, I Kept Getting Rejected — Now I’m On ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’

Gabrielle Ruiz is perhaps best known for her role as Valencia in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, but she had a long path to get there after graduating from Oklahoma City University (OCU) in 2007 with a dance performance degree and dreams of Broadway. This is he…
By Gabrielle Ruiz

Being Queer Outside Of College Means I No Longer Know The Script

Emily Birnbaum is a graduating senior at Kenyon College, majoring in Sociology. After graduation, she'll be interning at The Hill and applying to journalism schools for fall 2018. I went to Cubbyhole, one of the only queer bars in New York City that …
By Emily Birnbaum

This Is What It’s Really Like To Start Life After Winning Gold At The Olympics

Jordyn Wieber was a member of the "Fierce Five" U.S. Olympic gymnastics team that won gold in 2012. After the Olympics, she went to the University of California-Los Angeles and completed a degree in psychology, all while working with the school's gym…
By Jordyn Wieber

Meet The Girl Behind The Hand You See In All Those Viral Food Instagram Photos

In a post-Kardashian world, every millennial thinks they have what it takes to go viral, but few consider what that online fame actually looks like in a person's daily life. In Elite Daily's new series, Life Behind The Likes, we speak with the people…
By Alexandra Svokos

Yes, You Can Use Social Media To Get A Real Job

Social media can be a ton of fun, but for many people, it's become so much more than sharing brunch pics and throwbacks. In fact, social media can be a vital tool for finding a job, because it helps users create brands for themselves and gives them m…
By Amanda Fama

50 Actually Cool First Date Ideas That Aren't Drinks At A Bar

How many times have you chatted with a seemingly decent person on a dating app (finally), decided to meet up with them instead of watching your 18th consecutive episode of Law & Order: SVU, only to meet up for drinks at a crowded bar where you can't …
By Theresa Massony

Every Script You Need For Texting Your Parents About Money

Do you remember when your parents sat down and gave you “the talk”? Well, those anxious feelings are only the beginning of the emotions involved with asking your parents for money. A text might not be their preferred route for communicating about a t…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

This Is What You Need To Know If You're Moving In With Your Best Friend

When the time comes to search for a roommate, you might get the bright idea of forgoing the risk of living with a stranger, and opt to live with your very own best friend instead. Initially, it sounds like an amazing idea: You guys already know you'r…
By Georgina Berbari

I Went To A Psychic On A First Date & Here's How Our Future Really Panned Out

When I think about typical first date activities, I have a pretty well-established list of go-to choices. Drinks at a not-too-fancy, not-too-divey bar? Definitely. Something fun but slightly corny, like mini-golf? Totally works. Visiting a psychic on…
By Taylor Tobin

Here's What Makes A *Great* Assistant, According To A Boss

It's more than likely one of your first jobs after graduation will be some sort of assistant to an individual more experienced in your field. In order to truly make the most of your position, it's important to know what your boss is looking for in th…
By Collette Reitz