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Twenty-something is a newsletter about being twenty-something. Or thirty-something. Or forty-something (you get the idea). Every week, we pose a question about the most important things impacting young adults today or the questions we can't stop thinking about while we mindlessly scrolling on ou... Read more

Twenty-something is a newsletter about being twenty-something. Or thirty-something. Or forty-something (you get the idea). Every week, we pose a question about the most important things impacting young adults today or the questions we can't stop thinking about while we mindlessly scrolling on our phones, taking our Screen Time to new limits.

We have a lot of questions. We will rarely answer them in their entirety. We will have fun trying.

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#64・

Have my eyebrows gone out of style?

What gives?

 
#63・

Why was Jersey Shore the blueprint for my life?

You can take girl out of Jersey...

 
#62・

Are massages the best way to know your body?

Who knew that being rubbed by a stranger was the best way to get to know yourself?

 
#61・

When did I become a cat person?

by Bianca SmithOh, how the tables have turned.I was in the third grade when I decided to convince my parents that we needed a dog. This was a challenge I relished. My mom claimed she was allergic (an assertion that has since been mostly debunked), and my dad …

 
#60・

Are my nipples my greatest accessory?

Sometimes I gotta leave them at home.

 
#59・

Why is this country such a nightmare?

Which is a thought I have had several times a day since I first experienced consciousness.by Chika EkemezieWe all have recurring nightmares. Even though I've been out of school for 6 years (!), I often have a dream where I have to take a final for a course, e…

#58・

Is it still possible to use TV to escape?

The world is shitty enough. Why should my escapes be next-level shitty, too?

 
#57・

What’s the value of an f-bomb?

How breaking my swearing habit helped me appreciate shitty language.

 
#56・

Will TikTok be the death of my self-esteem?

It certainly is not helping.

 
#55・

Is graduation overrated?

Almost guaranteed to be the most overhyped day of your life.

 
#54・

Is my SoulCycle instructor my idol?

Basically. by Natalie ZisaIn some ways, I’m a cliche. I’m a twenty-something who loves boutique fitness studios and frequently plans brunch around my workout classes. I dress head to toe in lululemon (but that’s mostly because I work there) and I talk about m…

 
#53・

Are blue eyes really that special?

There's no song about "blue-eyed girls" is there? (There probably is)

 
#52・

Do you agree with your mom on what’s beautiful?

Consider this an honest belated Mother’s Day think-piece.

 
#51・

Does recovery mean that you’re fixed?

Isn’t it all supposed to fall into place now?

 
#50・

When did I forget how to read?

Don't let the newsletters fool you: I am illiterate.

 
#49・

Where the hell am I going to live?

How long does wanderlust last?

 
#48・

Do you have main character energy?

by Chika EkemezieIn honor of this sacred holiday, 20something is taking a week off. Please enjoy this re-run!Face it: We're all Carrie BradshawMain character energy. While there's been a ton written and discussed regarding what main character energy is, for m…

 
#47・

Are you too old for roommates?

With these rent prices, the answer points to no.

 
#46・

Why are we ashamed of loving twilight?

Let’s agree to not judge ourselves for our joyful nostalgic interests.by Bianca SmithI was 10-years-old when the first Twilight book was published. I became a fan quickly; By the time the second book was slated to hit shelves, I was dressed up like Alice Cull…

 
#45・

Why didn’t my immigrant parents let me sleep over at my friends’ houses?

Happy Arab-American Heritage Month! by Sam BoudiabWhen I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to sleep over at other kids’ houses. I was the one girl at the sleepover who gets picked up at night and driven back in the morning in time for waffles. Since sleepovers were…