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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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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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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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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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Recognize that Your Body is Your Own

Ever feel like you wish you were thinner? Had less pimples? Wore “cooler” clothes? Then congrats, you’re among pretty much everyone else. That might seem comforting, but it’s frustrating too. As a teenager whose body is growing, developing, and changing, insecurity might be at an all time high. Maybe you feel like everyone is looking at you, or judging you. …

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6 Scary Things that Happen To Your Body When You Skip Meals

Listen, there is not a girl in this world who hasn’t run out the door without breakfast or chosen to spend lunch-hour finishing last night’s homework instead of eating a lame cafeteria meal. And you know what? That’s probably NBD, because life is hectic. And sometimes, you’re legit not hungry. But when your decision to bypass breakfast or ditch out …

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10 Things to Consider Before Your Senior Year

By Riley Griffin, 17 Having reached the final chapter of my high school existence, I’ve spent the end of summer reflecting on my last three years and predicting the months to come. As application deadlines loom in the distance, I’ve compiled countless of “could have beens” and “should have dones” into a pile of regrets. Here’s to moving past the past and …

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8 Money Tips For Teenagers

If you’re a teenager, you are in a very powerful position. Starting good money habits now will put you ahead for the rest of your life. Here are 8 money tips for teenagers. I was not good with money when I was a teenager. I spent it on stuff like clothes and eating at the mall. If I knew as …

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Body Confidence: Learn it & Love it

Ever feel like you wish you were thinner? Had less pimples? Wore “cooler” clothes? Then congrats, you’re among pretty much everyone else. That might seem comforting, but it’s frustrating too. As a teenager whose body is growing, developing, and changing, insecurity might be at an all time high. Maybe you feel like everyone is looking at you, or judging you. …

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