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You’re only going to be in your 20s once, and then you’ll never be exactly ‘young’ again. Don’t blow it! – even though, yes, there’s still time to recover from almost anything. Here’s how to do your 20s right.
All your metabolism is going to do from now on is slow down.
Be Safe About Sex
If you can get out of your 20s without an STD – or a surprise child – so much the better.
Love Your Work
Your health will actually improve if you love your work. In the long run, you’ll do better than you would taking that high-paying job you hate.
Beware Junk Food
You’re deciding right now whether you’re going to keep that youthful glow into your 40s or start aging around 31. Stop smoking, too.
Forgive Your Parents
It happens all the time. What you hated about your parents at 13 becomes quirky and interesting at 25. But get out of their house.
Avoid A Police Record
Ex-felons live one kind of life; everyone else, another. It’s worse than an STD. Keep it clean.
Keep The Faith
Resist deciding you’re ‘too cool’ for the faith tradition you were raised in. It’ll pay off later.
Be Safe About Love
It’s time to give up getting involved with types you know are bad for you. There’s no such thing as someone you can’t live without.
See earlier comment about your metabolism. But especially: keep flexible.
Learn About Money
A little of the right financial practice, begun early enough in life, can lead up to an awful lot of money later; and later will come sooner than you think.
Learn How To Cook
You’ll save tens of thousands of dollars over your lifetime, eat healthier and become a more interesting person.
Beware Social Media
Remember: a picture lasts forever, and it goes everywhere. You might want to run for President in thirty years.