LIFE

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26 lessons I 
learned running
26 miles

Fran Carruthers ran the Manchester Marathon. She reflects on the 26 lessons she learned in 26 miles - a lesson for each mile.

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Can music playlists help us combat the quarterlife crisis?

Emily speaks to five 20-somethings about their relationships with their music streaming accounts.

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10 things 
I learned buying a house at 28

Emily share her top tips in an idiot's guide to getting on the property ladder.

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ELECTROCUTED BY MY FLAT, THEN CHARGED FOR THE DAMAGE: HOW TO SURVIVE RENTING IN YOUR TWENTIES

Hannah Green investigates the perils of the rental market and how to navigate them.

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Here's my Quarterlife Crisis: 28 regrets for 28 years

Regrets aren't always bad.

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Five perfect comfort films for your lockdown quarterlife crisis

Chosen by our Quarterlife readers.

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Is it worth texting your ex during Covid “cuffing” season?

Some things to ponder as you sit in your pajamas trying to remember your ex’s eye colour.

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How romcoms helped me go from shy wingman to confident dater

Romcoms might be unrealistic, but they can help us come out of our shells.

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Lockdown’s back, time for us to get weird again

Here are the strangest things you've told us you've started doing.

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A beginner's guide to continuing education in quarterlife

Get ready to teach yourself everything you wanted to know, minus the rubbish university halls.

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How I learned to love my unproductive lockdown

It's ok if you're not top of your game. We’re in a crisis, not a nationwide summer holiday.

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR MONEY GO FURTHER DURING LOCKDOWN

We’re unwittingly making basic money mistakes and the founder of Millennial Money Guide is here to put us right. 

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Diary of a quarterlifer: working from my childhood bedroom

Going home to work during lockdown seems like a good idea, until you're fighting your brother for bandwidth. 

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Why endless Netflix choices are ruining my lockdown

I’m spending self-isolation worrying about what to watch.

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Why your friends leave you on "read" after you've had a breakup

It's natural when you've been distant for a while.

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"HOW CAN YOU BE FRIENDS WITH A TORY?"

Losing friends over the election is a dumb move.

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WHY TWITTER IS SO TOXIC IN YOUR TWENTIES

Cancel culture doesn't let us learn and grow.

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​13 ways to stop worrying about what you'll do after university

If you’re a recent grad, here’s how you can spend less time panicking about what’s next

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10 ways to avoid drinking when you don’t want to

The pressure and day-after-dred can make it a bloody minefield.

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20 ways to master the dating game in your 20s

Don't go to the cinema; it's awkward and you can't talk.

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Making friends in your 20s is so awkward but WORTH IT

Because leaving uni can be super lonely.

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For when you have to make £50 last two weeks.

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WHY OUR GENERATION IS DIVIDED ON EXTINCTION REBELLION

How come we feel so inspired yet so frustrated?

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HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR HOUSEMATES

Hard-won watch-outs for avoiding potential disasters. 

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CREATING STRUCTURE HELPED ME FIGHT THE POST-UNI SLUMP

When there's no timetable, create your own.

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WHY Starting a side hustle is the most fulfilling thing you'll do

Because work can't always satisfy our creativity.

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WHERE'S GOOD TO LIVE IN LONDON? #2 CROYDON

New to London? Let our writers paint a picture for you.

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WHY IS GEN Z HUMOUR SO DARK?

Omid Faramarzi investigates our supposedly Xanny-loving, meme-obsessed generation.

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Where's good to live in London? #1 DULWICH

The first in our series giving you the inside scoop on some of the most-sought after boroughs in London by quarterlifers. 

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HOW TO AVOID MY SPARE ROOM HELL

The Spare Room hunt in London is a bit of a wild west. Here are a few insider tips on how to sidestep some of the biggest potential errors in your search for your first London pad.

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BOOKS WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO READ: 

STUFFOCATION, DISTILLED

To all those leaving uni and facing junior salaries, or those taking salary cuts in order to do their dream jobs, this will be music to your ears.

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GROWING PAINS:

parting with childhood junk

When you return home after uni, clearing out your old bedroom can be harder than anticipated.

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7 LIFEHACKS FOR RECLAIMING THE "LOST YEAR" AFTER UNI

Orla shares her top tips for taking back "the lost year" - that year after graduating from full-time education, which for many of us can present the most helpless and anxiety-inducing period of life so far.

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Second year fear: why it's ok not knowing what you want to do after uni

Ani, a student at Bristol Univeristy, tells us why it’s okay to not have an answer when someone asks where you see yourself after fulltime education.

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10 things I hate about your Hinge profile

Ellie Gibson, dating app extraordinaire and discerning connoisseur of New York singletons, shares with us her 'top ten' of things on Hinge that make her go, "just no, hun".

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HOW USING TINDER TO FIND TENNIS LESSONS WAS BETTER THAN DATING

Emily tells us how when she got fed up with dating apps, she started to use Tinder in a completely new way. She combatted loneliness, managed to fend off a deluge of dick-pics, and got better at tennis in the process.

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10 step guide to beating beer fear 

When you wake up with the dreaded alcohol-induced anxiety and long to turn back the clock, here are 10 ways to choose give yourself a break and feel better fast.