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Entering adulthood isn't always easy.

From work to personal relationships, a lot of things can change as you jump into "the real world." Artist Caitlin Quijano gets that, so she combined art and humor to create images that other young adults could relate to.

"As a 20-something figuring out work, marriage, and finances, the demands and challenges of adulthood are something I think about a lot," Quijano told Upworthy in an email. "I've always loved to de-stress through comedy, and that is reflected in the topics I cover."


Many of Quijano's comics reflect situations that might be quite familiar.

1. Camping equipment evolves from childhood to adulthood.

All images used with permission from Caitlin Quijano.

2. Time spent hanging out with friends might become ... er ... limited.


3. The reality of work life may be a bit different from what you imagined in college.


4. But with each new venture, you'll probably begin by giving it your all.


5. Ultimately, your finish line may look a little different from those around you, and that's totally fine. It's your life to live. Make it a good one.



A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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People have clearly missed their free treats.

The COVID-19 pandemic had us waving a sad farewell to many of life’s modern conveniences. And where it certainly hasn’t been the worst loss, not having free samples at grocery stores has undoubtedly been a buzzkill. Sure, one can shop around without the enticing scent of hot, fresh artisan pizza cut into tiny slices or testing out the latest fancy ice cream … but is it as joyful? Not so much.

Trader Joe’s, famous for its prepandemic sampling stations, has recently brought the tradition back to life, and customers are practically dancing through the aisles.


On the big comeback weekend, people flocked to social media to share images and videos of their free treats, including festive Halloween cookies (because who doesn’t love TJ’s holiday themed items?) along with hopeful messages for the future.
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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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