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College Advice for High School Seniors

10 Pieces Of Advice For High School Seniors Going To College Freshman year is a whole different ballgame. The transition between senior year of high school and freshman year of college brings a whirlwind of change and excitement as you embark upon a great crusade. This is the beginning of the rest of your life where—as you shell out your …

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The Best Anti-Bullying Organizations

If you want to stand up to bullying, get involved in one of these organizations that do seriously awesome work! If you’re being bullied or need someone to talk to, please reach out to one of them for help, because you are not alone. Check out our list to find the right one for you. The Trevor Project 1. Since …

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Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Freshman Year of College

1. It’s okay if you’re not in LOVE with your school first semester. First semester of freshman year of college is extremely difficult. It’s a time of stress, adjustments, and challenges. Being torn away from your home, your parents, and your lifelong friends for the first time is extremely frightening; however, things do get better with time to adjust. Although …

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There’s a New Book About Money That Teens and Millennials Will Actually Read

As too many millennials have found out, life can get expensive — fast — if you don’t know your bearings around a bank statement, student loans, or a credit report. Obviously, it’s best to get a handle on how to manage your money during the high school and college years, before you’re likely to truly dig yourself into a hole. …

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When a Teen Hangs With the Wrong Crowd

Friends play an important role in a teen’s life. While not being socially connected can leave a teen more prone to isolation and depression, having good friends can boost self-esteem and improve communication skills; and some of those friendships can last a lifetime. On the flip side, having bad friends can lead to risky decision-making, bad behaviors and poor academic …

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How to Choose the Right College for YOU

While I was walking through campus the other day, I saw a group of high school students on a tour of the college. Looking at their young, optimistic, and excited faces, I had a flashback to my high school days. Back to the days when I was taking the SATs, going on college tours, and filling out applications. I remember …

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College Advice I Wish I’d Taken

I taught my first class at Columbia University’s M.F.A. program this month, and even though I’ve been teaching college writing since 1993, I initially felt a little intimidated by the school’s regal campus. That, and regretful. I enjoyed going to college at the University of Michigan, an hour from home, but my secret humiliation is: I was the type of …

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Get Some ZZZs Tonight

Have you been feeling sluggish lately? Do you have to drag yourself through the school day? Or have you been falling asleep in U.S History? You may want to reevaluate your sleeping habits. Teens need about 8 – 10 hours a sleep per night. If you skimp out on sleep, you limit your ability to learn, think, concentrate, and basically …

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Mayim Bialik: 5 Things I Wish I Knew About Depression as a Teen

Having gone through my teen years with depression, I am happy to report that those of us with mental illness can live healthy, full, satisfying lives. We can date, get married, have kids, have jobs, and enjoy the things around us while still acknowledging that for some of us, depression is always there. But that doesn’t mean the struggle isn’t …

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Be Courteous: Learn Proper Etiquette

Listen up, NO ONE appreciates a teenager with poor manners. It’s not the look, it’s not cool, and you end up looking like a fool. If you want a busy social life and the ability to overcome the difficulties of peer pressure and fitting in, you may want to start by mastering adult skills. Plus, it’ll help you in the …

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