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Adulting

Adulting can be hard but the library has resources that can help!

Adulting Defined

"To adult is to behave like an adult, to do the things that adults regularly have to do. This includes things like having a job and living independently, sure, but also such mundanities as taking clothes to the dry cleaners (and remembering to pick them up), making and keeping dental appointments, getting your car registered, doing yardwork. It's not a serious word, but it's increasingly used in published, edited text, and it keeps showing up in ad copy, which is a certain sign of some kind of linguistic arrival." - Merriam Webster Dictionary
 
"'Adult' as a Verb," Merriam Webster Dictionary. Web. 2017.

Here to Help

The UMSL Libraries have many resources that can help you with adulting. This guide provides links to library resources, such as books, as well as embedded youtube videos and links to web resources.

Legally an Adult

In contrast to a "minor", a legal adult is a person who has attained the age of majority and is therefore regarded as independent, self-sufficient, and responsible. The typical age of attaining legal adulthood is 18.

Things to Know