Growing Up

21 Things You Discover In Your 20s

Becky Hopper | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Becky Hopper

There's a fair few things that might change for you in these years; here are just a few... You'll probably still get too drunk, not keep track of your periods and accidentally laugh loudly in awkward social situations.

What's The Age You Actually Feel Like A Man?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Guys, at what age do you feel most like a man? And what makes you feel that way? We're not talking about being able to get served in a bar. We're ...

The Quarter Life Crisis: Taking Life One Day at a Time

Daphne Ashley Sze | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daphne Ashley Sze

The thing is, we don't have to be who others want us to be. We don't need others to tell us what to do, because hell no, our lives are not theirs to control. We're critical individuals who know what we want, maybe not now, but we'll find a way.

The Truth About Growing Up

Daphne Ashley Sze | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daphne Ashley Sze

Nobody said it was easy. We're all shoved into a momentary oblivion with clouded judgment and unclear future. We're forced to choose between two things we can't let go of, and punished to cry in silence and accept defeat. But really, most of the time, we are almost always forced to grow up.

About Time: The Day I Left My Daughter

Michelle Beckett | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Beckett

About fifteen minutes ago (so it feels like, but according to records it was September 1992) I landed at Lancaster University as a fresher. I can still see it as a film, smell the cleaning fluid corridors, taste the tears, terrified in my bare room, burying into my cuddly panda for comfort. Time to be an adult.

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.

The Top 10 at 25

The Mac Twins | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Our mid twenties without Google search would be a shameful series of questions to family members starting with 'I know I should know this but...' whilst gazing wearily down at our Young person railcards. Much like the deteriorative hangover, the road to 30 creeps up without warning or fan fare..

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.

Be Positive About Your Twenties

Esther Hayden | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Hayden

As you get into your 20s you often start to use other peoples lives as a marker of how grown up you feel. Whether it's people getting married, moving into their own place or getting a real adult job, there is always someone that makes you feel immature in comparison.

Dead End Towns and Daring to Change

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Everyone has a different relationship with their home town, both growing up and as adults. Some can't wait to escape, others never want to leave. We all lead our own lives and must make these decisions for ourselves, so I would never judge someone for doing what makes them happy. But our home towns are just one tiny corner of a large planet, which has a whole lot of stuff to offer.

Relax, It's Only Life - Accepting and Appreciating Your Lot in Life

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

Our celebrity-championing culture has much to answer for but in all honesty is there anything more spirit-lifting than that post-dinner tea and chocolate biscuit.

Turning 30: Do I Really Need to Grow Up?

Nathan Woodhead | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathan Woodhead

I always thought that by the time I reached this age, I would 'be' an adult, you know really feel like and adult. I look in the mirror and I see this young version of my dad, a future version of me, neither of which really marry up with the me I think I am.

10 Things You Should Have In Your Home By The Time You Are 30

By Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As Jane Austen said: "There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." Throughout our lives our homes are our havens, the place we rest, recov...

Man Up

Olivia Lee | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Olivia Lee

What I thought was going to be a light hearted entertainment show turned into a much deeper exploration of the role of men within society. Due to the rise of feminism, women are more successful than ever and it does leave you wondering if this shift in the sexes has turned some men (not ALL - but certainly the ones on the show) into boys?

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...

Global Warming Has Made Me Not Want to Grow Old

Jessica Brown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Jessica Brown

My idea of a nightmare used to be losing my phone or breaking a nail before a job interview. But now I'm haunted with images of drowning, boiling or starving to death. It would seem my priorities, in relation to the rest of my generation, are a bit off balance, and I know exactly what's to blame...

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?

Back To School

Caragh Little | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK
Caragh Little

It's one of those things that gets annoying, when you're a teacher: when the Back To School posters appear in the shops before the Summer Term has eve...

'Live While We're Young': A Message for the YOLO Generation

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

You can live it up at any age. You can go out and drink beer with friends or stay in and read a few Austen novels. You can sleep with as many people you want, or you can stay in at home with your significant other. You can get up to whatever crazy antics or simply choose not to.

Choosing A University And Choosing A Path In LIfe

Josh Taerk | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Taerk

At the end of the day you're head can mess you up sometimes, constantly planning and making fall back plans for your fall back plans. When it comes to making decisions for yourself, you can never go wrong listening to your heart.

Guiding Girls to Awareness

Lauren Hossack | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Hossack

In a true display of girl power, Girlguiding UK now officially backs the 'No More Page 3' campaign, a testament to an adaptable, forward-thinking youth organisation. Despite my own short fling with Guiding, I think this demonstrates the enduring potential for the group to give a solid grounding for young women in the UK.

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?

A Moment Missed - Why I Regret My Nesting-Instinct-Gone-Wild

Zoe Armstrong | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Armstrong

When my daughter was four months old I decided it would be the thing to sell up and shift our new and amorphous life together two-hundred miles south....

My Vagina Monologue

Lauren Hossack | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lauren Hossack

Reflecting on all of this only clarifies the VAGINA SHAMING that I've been exposed to for my whole life. Maybe there's something in the very anatomical detail of it being 'hidden' (compared to the penis) that means you're just not allowed to talk about it. It goes along with the idea that women ought to keep calm and carry on.

Nostalgia - Not What It Used to Be

Rob Atkinson | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Atkinson

Nostalgia has spawned virtually an entire industry, making zillions out of the ever-increasing urge to regress to what we think of as happier times, flogging us kitsch memorabilia and useless antiques at premium prices. All this, for a concept as hollow and insubstantial as a bubble.