Adulthood

A Handy Guide To 'Second Puberty', AKA 'Being In Your 30s'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Your body clock is ticking, you're getting hair in places where there didn't used to be hair - and your hangovers are way worse than they once were. ...

11 Things It Shouldn't Take You Until Adulthood to Learn

The Mac Twins | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Setting multiple alarms is futile as the snooze button is best mates with your laziness. This friendship does not count as an excuse to your boss about your tardiness and will ruin your school reports and job references.

When I Started to Feel Like a Grown Up

Joe Ellis-Gage | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Ellis-Gage

I am a grown up. I guess there is no escaping that now. And I've realised that although others may look at you as being a grown up it can take quite a long time to acknowledge it yourself. And potentially there is 'the moment' when you suddenly realise that it has happened.

Why the 'Clipped Wing Generation' Is Flying Higher Than Ever

Laura French | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura French

When people complain about the apparent loss of community and kindness, they seem to ignore the good things Generation Y have done; numerous youth-led initiatives, student-run committees in schools across the country, young people working together to create opportunity and equality for everyone.

The Shame and Shaming of the Adult Non-Driver

Ryan Love | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Love

So here I am, 25 and without my driving licence. For the first time I'm actually embarrassed about it. I had never considered that there would be a day when I'd feel judged for not having accomplished what my sister achieved six weeks after turning seventeen, or what my parents have been doing for a combined 70 years.

What Does Beauty Mean to You?

Maria Senise | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Being a tween or young adult can be rough, ridiculously confusing, and generally uncomfortable. (Hell, being an adult can be too.) Growing up, experiencing changes in your body, and feeling your crazy hormones running amok create a feeling of complete unease in your own skin. This summer, I ran a class called Girls' Lifestyle Camp for girls between the ages of 10 and 13.

You Know You're An Adult When...

Danielle Lowe | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

As we grow up many of us dream of that day when we're all grown up. Hoping for a successful career, a huge house, loads of friends and everything being perfect like it always is in those films (at least, in the end). The reality is being an adult is tough. You know you're an adult when...

Fear The Future? Here's 18 Ways To Avoid Becoming An Adult

The Huffington Post UK | Ekin Karasin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

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The Botox and Barbie Collision

The Mac Twins | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Society, I'm only just enjoying the fact I now have cheekbones and my cheek fat has gone down from hamster to gerbil...please stop pressuring me into pumping and plumping them up again! My bank statement shows I'm still youthful and reckless enough!

What Turning 18 Means to Me

Susannah Keogh | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Susannah Keogh

Here's something you probably don't know about me- I'm a twin-and no, before you ask, we're not identical. This month, we turn eighteen - but we're celebrating in very different ways...

Growing Up Pains

Jyo Fernandes | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jyo Fernandes

Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. This was a story that charmed millions of children and adults alike as they witnessed the escapades and adventures of an everlasting childhood. It was also one that I, upon watching it for the first time, was unable to understand. Never grow up?

A Right to a Universal Rite of Passage?

Sophie Livingstone | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie Livingstone

Our society sends out confusing messages about when young people become adults, what level of responsibility they should have for themselves and what role they can play. You can smoke, join the army, leave school (this school year anyway) and have sex at 16, drive at 17 but you have to wait until 18 to drink alcohol in a pub and vote. Then you hit 21 and that still retains some significance.

How to Make Friends as a Grown-Up

Laura Jane Williams | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Jane Williams

When we're at school we pick a new best friend every academic year, and that's it-we're set, bound by a mutual love of The Wombles. By our teens we have a 'crew', a 'gang'. At university we're drunk. And by the time we're adults with jobs and responsibilities and families we... stop making friends?

'Swapping Taxes For Toys': Meet The Adult Babies

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

They cry when they’re hungry, crave cuddles and rely on carers to change their nappies. And they’re fully grown adults. An illuminating do...

Noel Clarke's Fury Over Ban Of Word 'Olympics' In New Film

PA | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Noel Clarke has hit out at Olympics bosses for banning him from using the word in his new film. Fast Girls, the latest film from the Adulthood and ...

Child Brides - A rights Violation 54 Leaders Can't Ignore

Adam Short | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Politics
Adam Short

Coaxed and coerced, every year early and forced marriage directly affects 10 million girls under the age of 18. This is the equivalent of a girl becoming a child bride every three seconds.