Posts tagged "twentysomethings"

Fairy Tales For Twentysomethings Are Exactly As Depressing As You Imagined

Let’s face it, you don’t need fairy tales when you’re a kid, when your whole world is a metaphorical warm sack of amniotic fluids full with all the food, love and sleep you’d ever want. No, you need fairytales when you’re a jaded, slightly damaged twentysomething, in need of inspiration, hope and a paycheck to…

Julie Gerstein / March 27, 2013

Dear NY Times, Here’s Why I Haven’t “Grown Up.” Love, A 20-Something

Yesterday I received the same message via email, text, tweet and wall post no fewer than a dozen times:

“I’m sure you’ve already seen this, but …”

The “this” was Robin Marantz Henig’s hefty New York Times article about the state of today’s 20-somethings — an extensive assessment of the way my generatio…

Lemondrop / August 19, 2010

How Much Financial Responsibility Should A 20-Something Have?

I am not great with money. I think the problem is I don’t love money. Don’t get me wrong, I love material things, but money in and of itself doesn’t really interest me. Maybe the idea of having money isn’t as compelling because as a recent college grad, I don’t have any. Until very recently…

Ali Jawin / June 28, 2009

Is Narcissism Keeping You Single?

It’s no secret that people are getting married later these days than in previous generations, and in this culture of hook-ups and “modern female dating anxiety,” we’re at no loss for theories that explain why. Some people say today’s twentysomethings are delaying marriage to focus on careers and build close friendships instead, but another explanatio…

Wendy Atterberry / June 10, 2009

“Self” Profiles Single, Pregnant, & Panicked 20-somethings

Thanks to Amy Benfer at Broadsheet for pointing out this article in the new issue of Self, called “Single, Pregnant and Panicked,” about the trend of twentysomething women having unplanned pregnancies. As the feature points out, we’ve all seen this trend in Hollywood — Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba, and Ashlee Simpson have all had babie…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 27, 2009

Where Are All The Style Icons At?!

Liz Jones, a columnist for the U.K.’s Daily Mail thinks our generation has a problem — we don’t have any style icons! Sure, we’ve got women like Michelle Obama and Kate Moss to look to for style inspiration, but, according to Jones, not one woman in the twentysomething age bracket really deserves the title of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 9, 2009