You know all that stuff that you wish you had been told growing up? That guidance you needed when you were in your 20s and flailing your way through life? It's such a shame that no one ever tells you that. My guess is because you need to get the advice from the rare combination of someone who is older, wiser, and not your parent. I didn't have anyone during my 20s that fit that bill, so I make it a point to take any young 20-something under my wing.
When it comes to my own life I operate almost exclusively on instinct, so I'm not that talented at spouting out grand proclamations as to what one should do to make a life run more smoothly. Most of my knowledge lives in the land of indefinable gut feeling so I'm always so impressed when someone is able to really articulate advice in a clear and meaningful way.
To that end, here are two links guaranteed to make your life a little clearer. Some I want to frame and hand out to various people, and some I want to frame and hand out to myself.
20 Things I Wish I'd Known at 20
500 Pieces of Prudent Advice for My Baby Daughter