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Fifteen Insane Glow-Ups We're So Here For

Who else remembers the awkward middle school years? Uneven bangs, braces, pimples - you name it, we had it. We don't know what the middle schoolers these days are drinking, but they definitely don't look as bad as we did back then. It hardly seems fair, considering middle school awkwardness is essentially a rite of passage. But we digress. We're here to celebrate insane glow-ups of people across the board. These folks may have represented peak awkward back in the day, but just look at them now! There's still hope for us all. 

crazy glowups | thumbnail text - Head
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Hard-To-Swallow Pills About Growing Up That We Didn't Understand As Kids

It's all fun and games until you've suddenly aged and lost everything that made your childhood a happy place. Sorry to be such a downer this early in the week, but it's true. A Redditor started a thread about things we didn't understand as kids, but have come to deeply understand as adults. In case these things have never crossed your mind, here are some hard-to-swallow pills about growing up that we'd rather not dwell on. 

reddit thread about growing up | thumbnail text - tealambert · 2d We have food at home.
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Adulting Tweets That Made Us Deeply Regret Growing Up

Can someone please remind us why we wanted to grow up so badly when we were kids? It seems like adulting is just a neverending cycle of going to work and paying the bills, and maybe occasionally treating ourselves to copious amounts of ice cream. Except when you're a kid, shoving ice cream down your throat is cute, but when you're an adult, it's an unhealthy lifestyle??? Messed up. The people of Twitter have come up with a couple more reasons why adulthood totally sucks, and we're sure you'll be able to relate to these adulting bummer tweets. 

adulting tweets | thumbnail text - killua ... @KaratebabyJ Adulting is blacking out at 2 am and going to work at 9. 5:31 PM · Jun 25, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone
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Laughable Things Which Used To Turn People On In Their Awkward Teen Years

We all have some weird kinks that get us hot and heavy for no apparent reason, it's a natural part of being a sexual being. but even before we experienced our first sexual experiences, we still had a list of wacky things or characters that turned us on. It's just one of the many awesome parts of going through puberty; awkward hair growth, painful zits, and ridiculously disorganized hormones. Luckily these phases do not usually last forever (even though we've all had our fair share of adult-acne), eventually, we can all look back and laugh at the inexplicable things that may or may not have triggered our sexual awakenings.

Hilarious tweets about dating during a pandemic| thumbnail text - DarkSunGwynnie · 6h When I was a kid I thought boyscouts were the hottest thing. Idk why. G Reply ...
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Iconic Things That Kids Today Will Never Have The Joy Of Understanding

Growing up these days is definitely different than it was 20, 15, even 10 years ago. All of the techy gadgets have completely reinvented themselves. People barely have to deal with commercials anymore because everything is streaming. And anything you need to know, Siri, or Alexa can tell you in seconds. No wonder kids have such short attention spans. Honestly, it's not just them, ever since I downloaded TikTok I have a hard time even watching a youtube video. It feels like work, WORK. What is happening?

On Twitter people are sharing some things that kids just wouldn't understand today, and it might make you feel old, or maybe a little superior.

Iconic Things That Kids Today Will Never Have The Joy Of Understanding| thumbnail text - lexiO @lexinivens #TodaysKidsWilINeverKnow how cool it made you feel to own this phone MOTOROLA Photo Ueufinder Menory Used712 BRCK COPTURE 12.56 PM 9:07 AM · 7/14/15 - Twitter for iPhone 1,844 Retweets 1Quote Tweet 1,612 Likes
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This Week's Batch Of Funniest Adulting Tweets (May 9, 2021)

No one warned us how difficult becoming an adult would be, and now we're stuck figuring out ourselves - with the occasional blackout nightor mental breakdown, but we still just keep on trucking because we have no choice. Luckily, we can bond together over our adulting woes, and that's exactly what Twitter does on a weekly basis. Scroll down for this week's best adulting tweets, and let us know if you've had it worse in the comments because communal complaining is therapeutic. 

Funny tweets about adulting | thumbnail text - diana @dirtyydian "are you okay??" no adulting is hard i should've been a tree 8:32 AM · May 8, 2021 · Twitter for iPhone
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People Confess Past Obsessions They Swore Were Not A Phase But Ended Up Being A Phase

A large part of growing up is gaining new obsessions. While it's happening, we like to believe that, 'It's not a phase, mom!' But it doesn't take too long to realize, yep, that was definitely a phase. For example, I used to be obsessed with Spongebob. Yeah, Mr. Squarepants. I actually wanted him painted all over my room. I guess I thought I was going to forever be into iconic Nickelodeon shows... but alas, this phased probably lasted no longer than 6 months.

People are sharing the things they used to be obsessed with that they didn't exactly take with them into their adult life. Classic.

People Confess Past Obsessions They Swore Were Not A Phase But Ended Up Being A Phase| thumbnail text - - puff_pastry_1307 · 6h I found this cool rubber purse that was shaped like a 3d frog, with realistic coloring and everything, when I was 16. Carried it around school like the dweeb I was for a good 6 months. I have no regrets. G Reply 4 684 3 ... +
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Millennials Confess Things That Made Them Think, 'Oh Sh*t, I'm Middle-Aged'

A lot of things get better when you reach adulthood. You get more independence, more rights, you can make your own money and spend it on literally whatever you want. You can buy a birthday cake whenever you want! 365 a year. Yep. There are so many exciting things about getting older. Still, however, it can feel weird to realize that you are older. Suddenly you start noticing signs of being middle-aged, and you don't know how to feel about it. Luckily, you're not alone.

Millennials are sharing moments they realized they were middle-aged on Reddit, and they're actually really funny.

Millennials Confess Things That Made Them Think, 'Oh Sh*t, I'm Middle-Aged'| thumbnail text - Magnetmonkey39 · 5d 3 11 Awards Why do I get up every day and crack like a glow stick with out the glow it's so disappointing. G Reply 1 7.1k 3 ...
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People Who Made Their Parents Want To Return Them

Half of our job as children is to disappoint our parents. It's in our nature, what better is there a way to show them that we love them? We simply need to make embarrassing mistakes so that when we don't severely f**k something up, they can be proud! Do you see? Genius. This is what growing up is all about. Life is much more bearable when you realize that your parents are just people who decided to get down and dirty and bring more people into this world. There are definitely some boundaries that I prefer to keep with my parents, but they definitely get crossed on the regular. Oh well.

If you've ever thought to yourself, "Damn, I'm a disappointment," you might relate to these Tweets.

People Who Made Their Parents Want To Return Them| thumbnail text - 288 D Dad > Today 6:21 PM Do you have 3 nose rings now? Yes sir! Delivered When will it end
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Fifteen Things Adults Believe All Teenagers Should Know

It's kind of funny how every year we get older and realize there were so many things that we didn't need to stress about so much in our past. My father once told me, "If it's not going to matter in 5 years, it doesn't really matter at all," and now I'm beginning to understand what he meant. Sometimes it can feel like older adults don't understand what younger adults are going through, but usually, they can. They literally went through it themselves and came out the other end okay it seems. 

Of course, some things change, and we face different issues from our parents, but some pieces of advice, like many of the ones mentioned in this Reddit thread, will always be applicable.

Fifteen Things Adults Believe All Teenagers Should Know| thumbnail text - induceddaftfan • 183d OG 58 Awards Cashiers don't care if you buy condoms. 70.4k ...
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Five-Year-Old Raises $150 To Convince Her Parents To Change Her Name

When we're young we are basically testing our parents to see how much we can get away with. How late can I push my bedtime? Will my parents actually check my homework every single day? If I just ask for a toy enough times will it appear out of nowhere?

Another common question is, "Can I change my name?" It's a phase that a lot of children go through as they struggle to find independence in their highly constrained world. But what if it's more than just a phase? A 5-year-old girl named 'Charlie,' showed a lot of determination when requesting to change her name to 'Charlotte.' Her mother, Bri, made a Tiktok about it, and it quickly went viral.

5 Year Old Raises $150 To Convince Her Parents To Change Her Name| thumnail text - Charlotte So, my girl has $150 to change her name from Dear mommy a n o aVer IliKe iTah me up onil's pr IDon'is charle I don't like Charlie, Charlotte is my passion, Love, Charlie Charlie to Charlotte, she had my dad make her a backpack, that says Charlotte on it
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Parents Discuss Times People Without Kids Had No Idea What They Were Talking About

Being a parent comes with a lot of knowledge. It's not a job for everyone. It's not even really a job since you don't make any kind of profit. However, from what I've gathered once you're a parent you begin to see things differently, suddenly you are bombarded with so much new information and a completely different lifestyle. It also looks extremely difficult but it must be worth it since so many people keep doing it, literally every day.

Parents Discuss Times People Without Kids Had No Idea What They Were Talking About| thumbnail text - Ninotchk 2 months ago Someone I know suggested doing using maternity leave to do your masters. ↑ 137 Reply Give Award Share Report Save
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People Reveal Why Women Live Longer Than Men

So, it's commonly known at this point that women outlive men in almost every part of the world. I'm definitely not complaining, but it is interesting to think about why it might be that way. I'm sure there's a totally accurate scientific explanation for it somewhere, but conveniently #WomenLiveLongerThanMenBecause is already trending on Twitter so... I bet the true answer is there somewhere. Hehe.

People Reveal Why Women Live Longer Than Men| Thumbnail text - Lisa Lemon @mseric21 · 11h ... #WomenLiveLongerThanMenBecause we had a meeting and decided it was best for everyone. 4 17 23 73
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Children Of Strict Parents Tweet Their “Weirdest Rules” Growing Up

When you grow up, you assume that everything your parents say is true. After all, adults know everything, right? All those rules you had imposed on you that might have seemed slightly weird at the time, you just took as a given. It's only once you grow up and discuss them with other adults that you realize how fricken weird they were! A tweet asking people who had strict parents what the "weirdest rule they had growing up" was, has revealed some hilarious and weird practices that will either make you feel like you're not alone or be grateful that your parents weren't THIS weird! 

people tweet rules from strict parents growing up - cover pic tweet I could have action figures with no guns and no print on my tshirts | Kyle BLM @SpaceLeftEmpty Replying The_Dingus_Khan could have action figures but if they came with guns, all those went into trash. Absolutely no t-shirts with any kind print on them or name brand shoes because won't allow be walking billboard
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