In the meantime, twenty-somethings can expect increasingly frequent waves of sage advice from academics, bloggers and concerned parents alike. “Watching talking cats on YouTube isn’t as good for cognitive development as reading or taking classes,” Laurence Steinberg of Temple University told The Wall Street Journal. Truth. In the same article, Jennifer Tanner, co-chair of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, provides her own pearl: “My advice is, if your parents are currently doing things for you that you could do for yourself, take the controls. Say, ‘No. Mom, Let me get my own shampoo.’” Thanks for the tip, Ms. Tanner. I mean, if I were living at home to save money, I wouldn’t mind sharing the jumbo size 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner with my siblings. But I’m pretty sure the vast majority of my peers have a handle on shampoo selection by now. Because we’re worth it.

The Neuroscience of Twenty-Somethings  Smart, funny post on his own growing brain, by Ferris Jabr


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