Like many people, I come from a long line of veterans and I am proud that members of my family have helped change the history of America. On a day like Veteran’s Day, we remember those from our collective past who served us and saved us. What any member of a military family would tell you about this day though is that they spend a good part of it thinking about the future. They have to ask questions like, how is the military going to affect my family tomorrow? How do I explain duty and honor to a child who misses their parent? How do we get by with a slim salary, an uncertain future and (in too many →
Our love of Harry Potter around here is no secret. The Boy Who Lived comes up and most of us just turn into bizarre machinations of ourselves and instantly start breaking down everything we’ve ever known about the guy. Therefore, when it came time to choose what we wanted to do on Halloween, it was a no-brainer: We wanted to decorate the Great Hall, float pumpkins over the tables, stuff ourselves with Butterbeer, and trade Chocolate Frogs. Sadly, since we haven’t quite pinpointed the exact location of Hogwarts, and we’re about twice the age of when we should have received our acceptance letters, we have to resort to our imaginations. After all, what else is Halloween than proof of Thoreau’s quote, →
It’s common knowledge that long distance relationships are difficult and most likely doomed. However, when you find yourself at one end of a very distant Skype connection, it’s not so clear if the same goes for your best friend as it does for your boyfriend.
Some people peak early when it comes to making friends, myself included. Most of the friends I hold dear today are ones that I made in middle school or before. For better or worse, we all see grade school acquaintances plastered all over our Facebook walls, but fewer and fewer women I meet maintain childhood friendships with the same intensity with which they began. That’s how I would describe my best friendship: intense.
While each new female CEO weighs in on whether women can or can’t have it all, we find ourselves torn. An important topic about women and glass ceilings seems to have become a media buzzword and corporate publishing moneymaker. But what does it really mean, and is it as important as they make it out to be? Furthermore, why doesn’t anyone ask men if they can “have it all?” Is the “all” of the older generation even relevant to our own?
As a group of young women gearing up to climb our own career ladders, we thought we’d throw in our own two cents. We’re not all of the same mind and often disagree with each other about it, but it’s time to start talking about it outside of another C-level interview.
After you move out and become an “adult,” you quickly realize you’re still not yet a “grown-up.” From bosses to grandparents to dear old Mom and Dad, the grown-ups of our lives (with far more experience than us) can be a little annoying at times. Gotta love ‘em, but we’ve got a few things we wish they wouldn’t do.
- Send you thesis-length texts when they know you’re driving
- Still lump you in the “kid’s table” at Christmas/Thanksgiving… even though you turned 20 several years ago.
- Text with the keyboard sound on (click click click click).
- Call you for every single tech-related matter. Cell phone or computer problems? You’re suddenly their personal tech support.
There are a lot of reasons to feel lost when you find yourself looking for a new job. The job market is flooded with people who are young, skilled, and tired of living at home. Today’s unemployed job seeker also faces the unique problem of competing with the under-employed. A term some of us might be all too familiar with these days, being under-employed basically means that you’re not utilizing your full potential based on the amount of training/experience you have and the job you had to settle for.
Gone are the days of faxing your resume to a potential employer or cold-calling to see if you could speak with someone about open positions. Job listings are readily →
Every adventurous spirit knows that when you leave a place, there’s not always a lot you can take with you. For me, this meant whatever I could fit in my Ford Focus. I’ve been that way since leaving home for college six years ago and haven’t stopped. You might even say that it started when I was five and my family moved for the first of six times during my tenure at home. One might think that this mentality would help keep the clutter to a minimum. Sadly, that is not the case.
Like others in my situation, I’m not a hoarder. Watch one episode of the show by that name and you can plainly see that being →
Gen Xers thought they were so hot with their fancy rock & roll. But to the generation that thought they could just tell us to talk to the hand, this Twenty-Something group submits these reason why we’re rubber and they’re glue.
1. TUMBLR. Nuff Said.
The perfect example of how you owe all the internets to the millennials who helped create and popularize the best of the best.
Just some of the fabulous time-wasting, addicting, LOL-able tid bits.
- My Friends Are Married
- One Tiny Hand
- Dads Are The Original Hipsters
- Paula Deen Riding Things
- Cats That Look Like Pinups Girls
- Kanye’d By The Bell
- Emceez Ansari
- Uncomfortable Moments With Putin
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Noses
The twenty-somethings of today might most accurately be defined by the disparity between the expectations we were raised with and the reality we are encountering. Most noticeably in the job market which, instead of embracing perhaps the most skilled labor force in American history, took a millennial-sized dump all over our dreams of being able to afford all the things.
So we flocked to free labor and indentured servitude (i.e. unpaid internships) as a way to cope and try to rebuild our hope for the future. However, among the things they don’t tell you is that these positions, while thrilling at times and likely to help in the long →
I hate to be the one to tell you, but Santa doesn’t exist.
Defeatist as it sounds, when it comes to work-life balance, you have to grow up, be an individual and really take inventory of your so-called “free time.”
The word balance implies that there is going to be equilibrium between how much time you spend on your professional progress and how much time you spend on yourself. This will never happen. A full time job is a minimum of eight hours of work per day. Then let’s say you spend a minimum of four hours a week stuck in traffic and commuting to and from work. Then lets say that you get an average of →
Just as Peter Pan flew back to Neverland so he would never have to grow-up, we too occasionally have those moments where we wish we could return to simpler times. The past few weeks we’ve looked at what we’re too old and too young for, and now we’re feeling a bit nostalgic for when we didn’t have to worry about aging at all. So today, we’re discussing what we miss most in our 20s from our childhood. Apologies if we exceed 20, we’re particularly soppy about your lost youth.
- American Girl Dolls
- Not shaving Though perhaps not this kind…
- Not having to wear a bra