Why 30 Is Not The New 20

Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: Contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a throwaway decade. In this provocative talk, Jay says that just because marriage, work and kids are happening later in life, doesn’t mean you can’t start planning now. She gives 3 pieces of advice for how twentysomethings can re-claim adulthood in the defining decade of their lives.

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ARE YOU SUPERNORMAL?

“How do we explain resilience?”

Today, Dr. Meg Jay hosted a workshop where she challenged TEDActive attendees to think about “resilience.” Meg gave a talk in 2013 based on some of her research on twentysomethings. Her first book was titled “The Defining Decade: Why your twenties matter — and how to make the most of them now.” This workshop was part of her research for her next book. Her workshop titled “Are You Supernormal?” was a conversation about her upcoming book, adversity and the secrets we keep.

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