independence

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

It looks like we’re still doing this. Saying things about millennials. I asked us to stop, but I guess we’re not stopping. Fine. The latest offense comes from psychotherapist Brooke Donatone writing at Slate. She thinks we “can’t grow up” and are “unable to think for [ourselves]” because of “helicopter parenting.” I think she needs(…)

6 ways college friends are different from high school friends

6 ways college friends are different from high school friends

1. Proximity. You live super close to your friends. Hell, you might live in the same room as your best bud. This is what college lets you do. Rather than seeing your friends on weekends (while their moms cook you dinner and you flirt with their older brothers), you see your friends every single day. You(…)

how to leave the nest

how to leave the nest

Start early. Angst out, hard. You should start this when you’re fourteen or so, honestly, because if you’re still doing it later on you’ll look silly. Write in your xanga (are the kids still using those? Has all the angst moved to tumblr?) about how much your mom sucks. Write about how you hate all(…)