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For some things, university provides a good start. For everything else, you could do worse than take the advice of a seasoned 36-year-old, writes Jennifer O'Connell.

26th May, 2012
'Stop worrying about your wobbly stomach and your imperfect skin, because there will be plenty of time for that later.'

It's exam season for college students, which means you can safely rely on two things. First, the sun comes out. And second, newspapers, the radio and the internet fill up overnight with advice for graduates about wearing sunscreen, being nice to their parents, partying (but not too hard) and not wasting a second of their amazing lives.

Unless they're delivered in a gravelly monotone by William Shatner, these columns are generally a waste of space....

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