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In which we meet Emma (Elmify) Mills and T. Michael (Mike) Martin and talk about "How to Adult," a new "life skills" edutainment channel executive produced by Hank Green and John Green.

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How to Adult is Hosted and Co-written by:
Emma Mills

Directed, Edited, and Co-written by:
T. Michael (Mike) Martin
(Mike's book is available at all online booksellers, including Amazon:

Executive Produced by:
Hank and John Green
Emma Mills: Hey! So, my name is Emma, and according to society and the movement of the Earth around the sun, I am an adult.

Now, I don't pretend to be an expert on adulthood. I can never remember my online banking password, when I'm trying to make an omelette, I often fail and make scrambled eggs instead, and in the past six months I have bought or made multiple stuffed animals. This is Marcus. He's a Pisces. 

After moving out on my own, I began to realize something about my education. I had learned a lot of cool stuff in school, read the classics, very trigonometry, much history, but there was a lot of stuff that just never came up in school, like how to sign a lease on an apartment or how to change a flat tire. I don't know what a Roth IRA is, and yes, you should separate your laundry. But what about shirts with white stripes? What about shirts with white stripes?

These questions, and many more, are what we wanna answer on this channel, which is dedicated to unravelling the mysteries and vagaries of new adulthood. Who are we? Well, there's me, pop star (screen text: Grad Student), celebrity chef (screen text: Microwaves everything), billionaire philanthropist (screen text: Coupon wizard), and there's this guy, Mike Martin, aka young adult author T. Michael Martin, aka the "Everything not saved will be lost" guy on Tumblr, aka behind-the-scenes wizard, aka occasional giver of thoughts and hoster of episodes. 

So, who is this channel for? Anyone who will be an adult in the future, who is becoming one now or who is one already. So, basically, everyone, unless you're an adult who miraculously has it all together, in which case we're probably going to need to consult you. 

Every month we'll be focusing on a different topic dealing with how to adult. This month, we're talking about relationships, and not just romantic relationships, because goodness knows I am no dating genius. 

Step one: land a solid pun (screen text: pun it), step two: compliment their footwear (screen text: "Looks good!") step three: never break eye contact (screen text: marriage). Luckily, there are all kinds of relationships. You've got relationships with your friends and with your parents and with your landlord, so if you have any questions about relationships or about any other topics you'd like to see covered here, please leave them for us in the comment section below. We'd love to hear from you.

And speaking of relationships, if you're thinking of shipping anyone on this channel, please ship Mike with his wife Sarah, and please ship me with pizza pockets, or Benedict Cumberbatch, or both. If you'd like to see more of our faces, please feel free to click subscribe, and in the meantime, thanks for watching!

T. Michael Martin: When did you first feel like an adult?
Emma Mills: I was 24...
T. Michael Martin: Uh-huh.
Emma Mills: ...and I was baby-sitting and there was a tornado and the children were very scared and I realized that I was the adult in the situation.
T. Michael Martin: I first felt like an adult when I was 22, and I had to get a double root canal... 
Emma Mills: Awww
T. Michael Martin: ...and- so my first experience of adulthood was pain, terror, numbness, nausea, relief. 
Emma Mills: Alright!
T. Michael Martin: Alright, alright!