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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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#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…

 
#44・

Who's paying the bills around here?

by Alisha BrabhamA ride or die companion's interlude Years ago at a party, I met a woman who I will always recall as a philosopher. Ironically, it was the December that followed the Hot Girl Summer of 2019. Our chance encounter occurred at an end-of-the-year …

 
#43・

Are all twenty-somethings mentally unwell?

Might as well add thirty-somethings and forty-somethings to the list, too. by Natalie ZisaYou know those commercials that used to say,“four out of five dentists approve this toothpaste”? I think the same statistic could be said about the number of people that…

 
#42・

What do you do when your friends go ghost?

Ghosting doesn't only happen during Halloween.by Imani BrooksI am writing this while flying to Alaska with one of my high school best friends. We currently live on opposite coasts, so we try to do big trips every year to reconnect. I can always send her an ac…

 
#41・

Why is soup so iconic?

This is really just an ode to soup. by Sam Boudiab“Every day I make my silly little soup, and every day I take my silly little picture.” Those are the words that go through my head as I take yet another photo of my soup that looks near identical to the one I…

 
#40・

Are the days of the meet-cute over?

Say it ain't so.