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5 Stupid Things Teens Do That They Might Not Realize Are Crimes

5 Stupid Things Teens Do That They Might Not Realize Are Crimes

Remember that house you toilet-papered with your friends last Halloween? Or maybe the nude photos you sent to your boyfriend? How about mooning that annoying teacher in the school parking lot? All potential crimes. These are the top 5 stupid things that we see teenagers doing that are potential crimes with real, punishable consequences. Don’t […]

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Is that person drowning? Drowning signs and symptoms to look out for.

Is that person drowning? Drowning signs and symptoms to look out for.

As summer creeps closer, it’s essential to educate yourself on drowning prevention. This is an accident that should never occur. Drowning is not what we are used to seeing in the movies – with someone splashing around and calling for help. It is usually silent, especially with young children who do not realize they won’t

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Five Important Life Lessons Going to the Dentist Taught Us

Five Important Life Lessons Going to the Dentist Taught Us

Sometimes, as teenagers, we might not fully grasp the importance of taking care of our teeth and visiting the dentist. For many teens, visiting the dentist can even be an overwhelming experience. Although dentists have our best interests at heart, they can be intimidating to anyone who doesn’t understand why they are there. As we

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Steps Anyone Can Take to Feel Prepared for College Courses

Steps Anyone Can Take to Feel Prepared for College Courses

College courses can be a unique challenge, especially if you’ve never taken one before. Whether you’re just out of high school and moving onto secondary education, or an adult furthering their education later in life, here are five tips you can follow to feel prepared and ace those courses! Tip #1: Time-Management Skills Take the

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How Can I Understand Politics? Tips for Teens

Today’s political landscape is combative, to say the least. Members of all political parties, all tout their opinions and solutions as definitive and deliberately speak out against those of other politicians and individuals. Those same political parties also fight amongst themselves about major issues. This has created a political atmosphere of confusion and finger-pointing, which

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5 Reasons Why Fighting the Bully Isn’t Worth It

Nobody should endure physical and emotional abuse from another person. Although it’s tempting to respond negatively to people that wrong you, fighting a bully might have negative consequences. While you have a right to defend yourself if attacked physically, it’s better to handle the situation in a nonviolent manner whenever possible. Learn more about the

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If You Haven’t Checked Off These High School Milestones are You Really a Senior?

High school often seems like a lot of hard work, boring classes, and time wasted. While it can seem long and grueling in the moment, most people look back on their high school memories fondly. While academic work is important, memories made with these milestones will last a lifetime. Have you cleared all these senior

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Want to Make a Difference? Best Charities for Teens to Make an Impact in the Community

Many teens today want to make a positive impact in their community. There are a variety of causes to choose from for people who want to make a difference. Here are some of the best charities to help you make an impact in your community, based on history, reputation, and other factors. American Red Cross

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5 Principles to Maintain a Good Credit Score: Start Adulthood on the Right Foot

5 Principles to Maintain a Good Credit Score: Start Adulthood on the Right Foot

Do you know your credit score? Not many young adults can answer that question, and even fewer know why it’s even important in the first place. Think of credit scores as an entrance exam test score for adults. It tells potential lenders, insurers, landlords, and even employers about the type of person you are. A

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How to Conquer Your Fear of the Freeway: Driving Tips for the Fast Lane

Freeway driving is a necessary part of driving that can be intimidating at first sight. As you drive more and explore more highways, you’ll become less fearful of the activity. Teens leaning to drive should review highway rules and practice as much as they can. Review these tips to help improve your skills for the

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Texting and Driving Will Probably Kill You

We’ve all had times in our lives when we’ve felt invincible – catching the winning touchdown pass, receiving a first kiss, or acing the math midterm you’ve been stressing about for weeks. Unfortunately, some of us tend to feel invincible even when we’re very, very not. According to textinganddrivingsafety.com, nearly 1,600,000 people were involved in

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Low Calorie Teenage Mutant Mint Chip Ice Cream Recipe from GiGi Dubois

Low Calorie Teenage Mutant Mint Chip Ice Cream Recipe from GiGi Dubois

Now that school is officially back in session… Students are once again faced with confusing chemistry text books, intimidatingly gargantuan novels that have to be read in three days and math equations that make their heads spin. The stress that comes with a new year of trying to earn good grades typically results in students

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Becky G Joins Yoobi to Donate School Supplies to Thousands of Students

Inglewood native Becky G and Yoobi joined forces to donate thousands of school supplies to every single elementary school student from the Inglewood Unified School District, over 7,800 kids! The Yoobi Give Event took place at the Frank D. Parent Elementary School in Inglewood where Becky spoke to kids during a morning assembly, inspiring them

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Need a Scholarship? There’s an App for That! Interview with Scholly Founder Christopher Gray

College application season is in full swing. One of the biggest questions on students’ (and parents’) minds besides where they’ll be enrolled this time next year is how they’re going to pay for it all. Unfortunately, many families cannot afford to pay for college out of pocket and their institution of choice can’t provide adequate

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Easy Recipes for Teens To Make from The Twin Chefs Lilly and Audrey Andrews – Plus Interview!

Lilly and Audrey Andrews started watching the Food Network at three because most of the cartoons on TV were frankly too frightening. They saw eggplants being featured and their curiosity grew. They went with their mom to the market, brought some eggplant home and learned to sauté that very night. One day their mom overheard

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Teen Business Ideas? Entrepreneurship Tips for Teens With Board Blazers Inventor

Have some great teen business ideas? Wondering what’s it take to create a business and have it start making money right away? This is the dream of many an entrepreneur, and while there is not one single right answer — since people’s tastes and needs change all the time — you can learn a lot

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Win a New Heart Rate Monitor Watch from Dakota Watch Company – Review

While smartwatches like the Apple Watch may be getting all the attention lately, the hefty price and complexity of these devices makes them “not ready for prime time” for most people, let alone cash-strapped teens. One feature that many of these watches carry is a heart rate monitor, a valuable tool for anyone looking for

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Suicidal? Self-Harming? Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Can Help

One topic which continues to rear its ugly head in the news and across social media is teen self-harm, which includes things such as suicide, cutting, intentional alcohol and drug overconsumption, and more. While bullying is often cited as a cause of the depression which leads to self-harm, the roots can stem from anything from

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Fight Back Against Bullies with Krav Maga Expert Jarrett Arthur

Are we teaching teens and kids to become a nation of victims that cannot stand up for themselves? That’s one question we posed to Krav Maga instructor Jarrett Arthur, creator of the M.A.M.A. self defense system. Arthur provides some practical communication tips for dealing with bullies, and also covers some awesome self-defense techniques to use

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Autumn Calabrese’s Fitness Tips and 21 Day Fix Extreme – Interview with Teens Wanna Know

Autumn Calabrese’s Fitness Tips and 21 Day Fix Extreme – Interview with Teens Wanna Know

Teens seeking to get in shape know how tough it can be to stay committed to a program until you see results. Even if you stick with the workouts, it is easy to lose the fitness game by eating too much of the wrong types of foods, which slow your gains and can discourage even

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Disney’s Laura Marano Wants You To Eat Your Veggies + BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY!

Laura Marano, from the hit show Austin and Ally, has teamed up with Birds Eye Vegetables and the Walt Disney Company to promote healthy eating just in time for back-to-school season through the “Veggin’ in LA with Laura Marano Sweepstakes presented by Birds Eye.” The sweepstakes, which runs until September 24th, features a grand prize

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Josh Hutcherson’s “Straight But Not Narrow ” 3-on-3 Basketball Game – Field Report

Special Report By: Hayley Grimshaw (all pics courtesy Hayley) Anti-bullying teen advocate for TRUCE: promoting cyber-kindness What does a basketball game have in common with “The Hunger Games”? The answer: Josh Hutcherson! The popular movie star of “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, “Zathura” and, of course, as Peeta Mellark in ‘The Hunger Games”

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Tia Blanco Interview – Champion Teen Surfer Shares Her Secrets to Grade As in School and Fitness

17-year-old pro surfer Tia Blanco is an inspiring teen. Not only is she ranked #1 in the NSSA Open Womens Division, #1 in Surfing America Prime U18 Division and is the 2013 West Coast NSSA champion for the Open Womens division, but she is also a straight-A student who maintains a healthy vegan lifestyle and

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How to Break Up With Mark Zuckerberg (and Other Social Media Stalkers)

Guest Post by Emma Fuller, Omlet At first, Mark seemed like the perfect guy: He “shared” regularly, “checked in” often, kept you “fed” with the latest news, and paid attention to what you “liked.” But before you knew it, Mark began to change: He invaded your privacy, started keeping tabs on everything you did, he

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Perfect Bars – Tasty, Wholesome Nutrition From a Family-Owned Business

Let’s face it. A lot of the food which is mass-produced by large conglomerates is simply not good for you and only intended to addict your taste buds while enriching owners. Just walk down the center aisles of any supermarket and you will see tons of artificial colors, synthetic preservatives, massive amounts of refined sugar

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