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5 Ways to Make Money This Summer As A Teenager

I’m sure we’ve all heard our parents jokingly ask us, “Why don’t you get a job?”  Especially when we ask them to buy us stuff or give us cash. And we all know that the birthday and holiday money our relatives give us doesn’t last forever. So what do we do if we are tired of having to go through our parents and relatives to get money? The answer: We have to find a source

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How To Stay Safe In And Around Water This Summer

We are now well into the summer season; a time for going on holiday, enjoying barbeques and of course, trips to the beach. Whether you are going to the local lake, a tropical beach or your very own pool the promise of an escape from the harsh sun, a way of cooling off and a free place to play is enough to make even the most safety conscious person forget the dangers that the water holds.

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Lessons Learned From My First Year In Sixth Form

I’m finishing my first year of sixth form (equivalent to 11th grade) in two days and for the past few weeks, I’ve been deep in reflective mode – thinking about the past year spent in a new environment with new people and all the things I have learnt along the way.  Here are a few key lessons that I learnt along the way of Year 12: Lesson #1 – Don’t be nervous about meeting new

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Use This Summer To Do What You Never Have Time For

As summer sinks in, it’s easy (and tempting) to settle into the comfortable pattern of sleeping in until noon, binge watching Netflix, and staying up late switching between tabs on your phone. While the holidays are a well-deserved break, and you should certainly take ample time for self-care and relaxation, I encourage you to push yourself and take time to grow as a person. This means pursuing your interests, which will in turn help you

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If You Are A Minor, You Might Have A Local Imposed Curfew

The other night, my parents had the news on when I heard a segment on teenage curfews. An officer was warning parents that with the summer vacations here, teens had a lot of time in hand and with the excuse of not having school the next morning, went out to parties or hang out with friends late at night. The segment grasped my attention and listened with intrigue. The officer then proceeded to inform of

Real Life

Making a Personal Packing List

Whether it’s a quick day trip or an extended vacation, summer is packed to the brim with getaway plans. However, the chore doesn’t need to be dull or complicated. Here’s how you can spice up your vacation preparation. Make it an event Block out a portion of your day (or days, if the trip is longer) specifically to pack. Yes, this might seem counterproductive to the whole idea of making it quick and easy, but

Mental Health

4 Self-Care Tips For You This Summer

Written by Lucia Kennedy Self-care is a much-talked about topic in the media today. It’s the practice of any intentional actions you do to care for your physical, mental and emotional health. It’s not only for people who struggle with mental illness; it’s a practice that should be done by everyone. With the summer months coming up, I can imagine that many of you are finishing school and will have nothing solid planned for a rather

Race

How Tan Is Too Tan?

It’s almost Summer 2016 and you all know what that means! Time to lay out in sun, rub your body down with some oils, and get the perfect sunkissed tan before bikini season is upon us. While I can’t deny that sunbathing on a blanket with a good book and pair of shades is one of my guilty pleasures, I’ve seen a few pictures that have surfaced that have me questioning how dark a (white)

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