In our How To Talk To A Strangers post, we discussed the need to have an arsenal of questions ready to deploy in different social contexts. Being prepared makes conversation a little more automatic and a lot less terrifying. In this post, we’re going to walk through a few tips for having conversations with acquaintances. Strangers are one thing. You may never see them again. … [Read more...] about How To Talk To Acquaintances
Hey! If we haven’t met, my name is Matt. I am the brains (if you could call them that) behind the operation that is Get Your 20’s Right. I often have over-qualified twentysomethings write guest articles, but most of what you will read on this site is from me. If this were a conversation, I would love to ask why you are here. But since it’s not, I will tell you why I am here. … [Read more...] about Start Here. Crush Your 20’s.
This isn’t, technically, an article about exercise. I mean, we’re going to use the habit of exercise as our example, but it’s really about habit formation, expectations, and why we often make the wrong decision when it comes to changing our lives. This article also isn’t about why accountability partners are helpful. That just seems extremely intuitive. If you want to change … [Read more...] about The Workout Partner Dilemma
If you’re a movie-lover, Winter is probably your favorite season. While you might enjoy an occasional Marvel movie, you live for the winter months when Hollywood transitions out of Summer Blockbuster season into Oscar Season. Oscar Season is that magical time of year (late Fall through early Winter) when all of the movies hoping to win an Academy Award are released. The … [Read more...] about How to Make The Most of Oscar Season
I spent the last two months studying full-time for the MCAT. The MCAT is a 7-ish-hour test that all future doctors must take to gain acceptance to medical school. As you would expect, it’s pretty difficult. It is a critical thinking examination that requires a pretty comprehensive understanding of Biology, Physics, Psychology, and all of the Chemistries. Common wisdom says to … [Read more...] about (Non-Science) Lessons Learned From The Medical College Admission Test
Have you ever played Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? You know, the game where you think of an obscure actor and see how many degrees of separation there are between him and Kevin Bacon? Since Kevin Bacon is a fairly prolific actor, it’s really hard to think of actors who haven’t been in a movie with someone who’s been in a movie with Kevin Bacon. Seriously, go to the website and … [Read more...] about Second-Degree Dinners: Turning Acquaintances Into BFFs
First, thank you for reading GY20R. Not just because it makes me feel popular, but because it reminds me that there are twentysomethings in the world who reject the cultural pressure to continue being a child. It reminds me that there are twentysomethings pushing against our culture’s dialog that you and I are supposed to spend our days online shopping, sleeping around, and … [Read more...] about 5 Easy (And 5 Not-So-Easy) Ways To Support GY20R
What the heck are you doing writing an article about adoption!? This isn't “Get Your 30’s Right.” Adoption is, like, Level 9 Adulting. Millennials are reading this, dummy. Who do you think you are? There’s a slot in your budget for Chipotle Guacamole Upgrades. Who are you to talk about adoption? Weirdo. Thanks, again, voice in my head. But here’s the deal: Twentysomethings … [Read more...] about Am I Too Young (Or Too Single) To Start Thinking Adoption?
You scroll through social media, wondering why no one can get along. (“I’m going to stay out of this,” you think.) You talk with a coworker about the weather, only to be cut off by a heated discussion about the issues. (“I can’t wait for this to blow over.”) Some idea, event, or person continues to dominate your conversations for the next week. ("Why can’t we talk about … [Read more...] about Megalogues: When A Conversation Goes Viral
When Hernán Cortés landed in Mexico in 1519, he burned his military's fleet of ships, removing any thought of retreat or return to Spain. His military would have to conquer the land or die tryin'. (Cortés was Spain’s equivalent of 50 Cent.) Against incredible odds, Cortés' military caused the fall of the Aztec empire and brought large parts of Mexico under the rule of Spain. … [Read more...] about How to Follow Your Dreams: Don’t Go Big or Go Home