Adulthood Made Easy

Adulthood Made Easy

If you feel lost in a new city, overwhelmed by your taxes, frustrated by dating, or scared to switch jobs, tune in weekly to Adulthood Made Easy, where twenty-something host Sam Zabell works through listeners’ problems and questions about the sometimes-scary “real world.” Along the way, she addresses many of her own struggles with adulthood, resulting in a show any college graduate (and beyond) can relate to.

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25 min
Aug 29, 2016
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Sam's boyfriend recently moved hundreds of miles away to attend graduate school.

23 min
Aug 22, 2016
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A nomadic listener shares her story and tips for feeling at home anywhere/

30 min
Aug 15, 2016
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Do you ever wish you could go into adulthood with a full guidebook created by your mom?

23 min
Aug 8, 2016
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Jessica Pasko talks about getting engaged and breaking it off before the wedding.

22 min
Aug 1, 2016
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63% of millennials do not have a credit card.

32 min
Jul 25, 2016
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Sam's friend Maddy, who studied theatre and psychology as an undergrad, talks about uprooting her New York life to pursue business school in London.

26 min
Jul 18, 2016
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Making the most of your high school reunion.

25 min
Jul 11, 2016
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When your parents are suddenly your roommates, again.

28 min
Jul 4, 2016
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How to move beyond what you were in high school or college.

21 min
Jun 27, 2016
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Anne-Marie Slaughter offers some advice to grads on planning for the future.

25 min
Jun 20, 2016
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Moira Weigel, author of the new book Labor of Love, sheds light on the history of dating.

25 min
Jun 13, 2016
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Katherine Schwarzenegger talks about how she spent her first year after college.

33 min
Jun 6, 2016
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Nora McInerny Purmort is the author of "It's Okay to Laugh (Crying is Cool Too).

35 min
May 30, 2016
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Why your twenties matter and how to make the most of them now.

29 min
May 23, 2016
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What all new graduates need to know before they format their resume.

37 min
May 16, 2016
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Comedian and author Sara Benincasa schools starving artist wannabes.

31 min
May 9, 2016
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Actors Rebecca Blaine Carlton and Kira McCarthy tell Sam about what it’s like to produce a web series with little-to-no budget.

27 min
May 2, 2016
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From reporting to Trump, to being her own boss.

24 min
Apr 11, 2016
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Jessica Knoll on how she became a bestselling author while working as a magazine editor.

30 min
Apr 4, 2016
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How to deal with twentysomething job burnout.

0 min
Mar 28, 2016
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She turned reluctant adulthood into comic book gold.

0 min
Mar 21, 2016
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And how do you know you're ready to?

37 min
Mar 14, 2016
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Making friendships work in adult life

24 min
Mar 7, 2016
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The state of dating in 2016.

33 min
Feb 29, 2016
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How to cope with the emotional and financial costs of being a bridesmaid

20 min
Feb 22, 2016
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Gender bias in the workplace, and what to do about it

26 min
Feb 15, 2016
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A new Tinder-like app helps women find women friends.

30 min
Feb 8, 2016
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Why do people "ghost" each other?

34 min
Feb 1, 2016
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Two editors from the Huffington Post embarked on bold challenges to reduce tech disturbances: turning off notifications and only speaking to people “IRL.” Sam finds out how well these challenges went, and what the rest of us can...

25 min
Jan 25, 2016
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Sam talks to Lindsey Stanberry, of Refinery29, to find out how she was able to unplug from her email for an entire week.

24 min
Jan 20, 2016
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Sam talks to writer Caroline Beaton about why traveling didn't solve all of her problems - and what she learned.

24 min
Jan 11, 2016
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Sam talks to the co-founders of Cropped, a new essay and photo project that will make you revisit your relationship with social media.

23 min
Jan 5, 2016
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Sam gleans some tips on how to achieve those lofty career goals from her colleague and friend of the show Bucky Keady, the Senior Vice President of Talent Management at Time Inc.

28 min
Dec 14, 2015
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Sam learns some financial tips for the new year from two money.com writers - Senior Writer Donna Rosato and Social Media Editor Alicia Adamczyk.

20 min
Dec 14, 2015
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We go home for the holidays and immediately revert to our angsty teenage selves. How can we halt the regression?

25 min
Nov 30, 2015
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Whether you want to cut Seamless out of your life cold-turkey, or just want to figure out how to cut back on your expenses, Anna Newell Jones, author and finance expert, has a few easy ideas.

21 min
Nov 16, 2015
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Thanksgiving in your first tiny apartment

36 min
Nov 9, 2015
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Sam talks to writer, illustrator, and designer Emily McDowell on careers that bombed, social media pressures, and how to become the CEO of your own company.     Add a personalized touch to your greeting cards this holiday season with...

26 min
Nov 2, 2015
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If you’ve recently received an email about open enrollment season—don’t panic. Sam talks to Jennifer Fitzgerald, CEO of PolicyGenius, to demystify the process.

21 min
Oct 26, 2015
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Sam and Rachel W. Miller, Senior Lifestyle Editor at BuzzFeed, discuss finding BFFs as an adult, and the need for a service like Tinder—but for making new friends.

19 min
Oct 20, 2015
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Stephanie Sisco, home editor at Real Simple, shares DIYs, shopping secrets, and style advice for decorating your apartment on a budget. 

26 min
Oct 12, 2015
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Sam talks to Bucky Keady, VP Talent at Time Inc and Maxie McCoy of Levo League to find out whether or not you really need to stay at a job for an entire year.

38 min
Oct 6, 2015
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How do you know when it’s time to leave your job—and what you’re supposed to do next? Sam talks to Tess Vigeland to find out what happened when she decided to leave her 11-year career.

23 min
Sep 28, 2015
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Sam speaks to Professor Margaret Neale at Stanford University about how to negotiate a raise. For more from Professor Margaret Neale, visit her website www.gettingmoreofwhatyouwant.com

18 min
Sep 21, 2015
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Sam speaks to her best friend Carly about a major career decision she made (very quickly!) 

25 min
Sep 14, 2015
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Sam talks to Elle Luna, whose essay “The Crossroads of Should and Must” touched millions of people

24 min
Sep 7, 2015
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  What do you do when you suddenly realize you're not in the right place or at the right job?

24 min
Aug 31, 2015
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  Sam talks to Veronica Belmont, who has created a crazy, cool freelance career simply by following her passions.

27 min
Aug 24, 2015
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Sam talks to Megan Gebhart, whose project “52 Cups of Coffee” taught her many things about telling stories and making connections. Want the Real Simple podcasts delivered straight to your inbox? Opt into our weekly newsletter here...

22 min
Aug 17, 2015
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Sam talks to Jessica Bacal, who talked to 25 successful women about their biggest career mistakes and what everyone can learn from them.  Want the Real Simple podcasts delivered straight to your inbox? Opt into our weekly newsletter here...

21 min
Aug 10, 2015
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Advice on how to establish good office friendships—without crossing any lines.

20 min
Aug 3, 2015
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This week, it’s all about finding a doctor, staying on top of your health, and not letting Web MD misdiagnose your symptoms.   Want the Real Simple podcasts delivered straight to your inbox? Opt into our weekly newsletter here (it’s...

33 min
Jul 27, 2015
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Five recent (and not-as-recent) grads discuss the weird, scary, fun, exciting things they remember about the first year out of college.   Want the Real Simple podcasts delivered straight to your inbox? Opt into our weekly newsletter here...

20 min
Jul 20, 2015
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Having a "boyfriend" looks a lot different in the real world than it did in college. Sam talks to her best friend and a dating expert to find out why.   Panoply’s conducting a survey. Click here to fill it out: Panoply.fm/survey By...

25 min
Jul 13, 2015
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Not sure if your closet is office-appropriate? Bucky Keady, VP Talent at Time Inc., and Angela Matusik, Executive Editor at InStyle, share the fashion advice all young professionals need to know.   This episode is sponsored by Next Issue. Get...

15 min
Jul 6, 2015
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Everything you wanted to know (but maybe were afraid to ask) about picking the perfect plan, plus, how to actually use it.

24 min
Jun 29, 2015
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This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Start building your website today at Squarespace.com.  Enter offer code RealSimple - that's one word - at checkout to get 10% off. Squarespace—Build it Beautiful.   This episode of...

22 min
Jun 22, 2015
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Guide for Grads Episode 8: Let's Talk Money

27 min
Jun 1, 2015
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Guide for Grads Episode 5: Ace the Interview

21 min
May 25, 2015
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Guide for Grads Episode 4: Moving Back Home

20 min
May 18, 2015
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Guide for Grads Episode 3: Hire Me, Please!

21 min
May 11, 2015
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Guide for Grads Episode 2: Feels (Sort of) Like Home

18 min
May 4, 2015
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Guide for Grads Episode 1: Keep in Touch!

16 min
Apr 27, 2015
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Adulthood Made Easy Episode 9: Find Your Perfect Apartment

23 min
Apr 20, 2015
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Adulthood Made Easy Ep. 8 - Get a Clean Apartment with Minimal Effort

18 min
Apr 13, 2015
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Adulthood Made Easy Ep 7: No More Boxed Wine!

18 min
Apr 6, 2015
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Adulthood Made Easy Ep 6: Online Dating

13 min
Mar 30, 2015
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Adulthood Made Easy Ep 5 : Finding a Mentor

14 min
Mar 23, 2015
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Adulthood Made Easy Ep 4: Making a Budget (and Sticking to It)

20 min
Mar 16, 2015
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Doing your taxes is a necessary, yet stressful, rite of passage. In this episode, Sam talks to tax expert Barbara Weltman to go over the process and what mistakes to avoid (it’s less boring than it sounds).

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