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30 Superficial Ways You Know You’re Becoming A Grown-Up

Sure, reveling in your youth is fun and all, but nothing’s more striking than those moments when you catch yourself making a decidedly adult choice and realize your younger self would never even recognize you. The road to emotional maturity may be long and bumpy, but sometimes it’s the simple things that make you feel most like a grown-up. When you gleefully partake in these 30 surface-level habits, you know you’re becoming a big kid. Keep reading »

The 25 Best Things About Being A Grownup

The 25 Best Things About Being A Grown Up

I am turning 25 next week (Libras, represent!). A lot of my friends say you’re not an adult until you turn 25 years old, which is when your brain (allegedly) fully forms. It’s also when you’ve typically settled into adolescence with some kind of job or some kind of direction. On most days I lament getting older. Today I figured why not count some of the things that are actually great about not feeling like a kid who doesn’t know her butt from her brain. Read more on College Candy…

Watch This: What If Lorde’s “Royals” Was About Adulthood?

Lorde Royals Parody
"If this is life, I'm unimpressed."

Lorde’s megahit song, “Royals,” has been stuck in all of our heads for months now. The ode to teenage disillusionment struck a nerve with one audience in particular: disillusioned adults, who are less concerned with seeing a diamond in the flesh and more concerned with, you know, paying for health insurance. Comedian Molly Dworsky put together this hilarious “Royals” parody aimed at adults who are trying to make it in a world where “every song’s, like, written by a kid I probably used to babysit.” [YouTube via Laughing Squid]

A Step-By-Step Guide To A Terrible Trip To The DMV (In GIFs!)

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A Step By Step Guide To A Terrible Trip To The DMV

I finally got my Tennessee driver’s license last week. The process took me 11 hours, three trips to the spectacularly inconveniently located DMV service station, countless calls to their hotline (spoiler alert: all representatives are always busy), and two episodes of public crying. I always want to root for the Department of Motor Vehicles, I always want them prove everybody wrong, but these past few weeks crushed any lingering specks of faith I had in this bloated, soul-killing bureaucracy. The DMV sucks. It really, really sucks. Just in case you need convincing, or you’ve never been to the DMV, or you just want to take a moment and be really grateful that you’re not at the DMV right now, I’ve composed a step-by-step guide to a terrible DMV experience, illustrated by GIFs. If you think you can handle it, take a number, have a seat, and read on… Keep reading »

24 Awesome And Terrible Things About Being An Adult

Do you ever have one of those days where you totally kill it at your job, grab a drink with your amazing group of friends, have ice cream for dinner, and stay up til 2 a.m. watching “Deadliest Catch,” and you’re like, “Dude, being an adult is the best!”? And then the next day you have to pay rent, wait on hold for an hour with the cable company, and spend all your disposable income on a new vacuum and you’re like, “Ugh, when did I sign up for this?!” Yeah, us too, so we decided to make a list of some of the most terrible and awesome things that come standard with this whole “adulthood” thing. Click on the gallery to check ‘em out…

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10 Signs You’re A Grown Up (Or At Least Getting There)

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Increasingly, the line between adulthood and childhood is blurring. Some may blame a crappy economy for careers that strayed from the traditional path. Others adhere to the 30-is-the-new-20 theory. Or maybe a slew of forgotten birthdays got you confused about what year it actually is.

To remind yourself of the progress you’re making, here are 10 signs (among many others, of course), that you’re growing up. How many apply to you? Keep reading »

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