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Posted July 31, 2015, 8 a.m. by The Experts at TeenLife | View Comments
5 ways teens can rock their summer

Summer – some days it rocks and some days, well, it just seems to go on forever. So maybe this isn’t exactly the summer of your dreams. Maybe that beach romance isn’t going to happen or your job stinks or your baseball team is at the bottom of the league. No worries. There’s still time to save your summer, to turn it around and use the time wisely and proactively – or at least to have one adventure to brag about when school starts. Here are some ideas to start. Want more ideas? Sign up to be a TeenLife member ...

Posted July 17, 2015, 8:10 a.m. by The Experts at TeenLife | View Comments
Would raise community service money by dog walking?

// Would you walk a neighbor’s dog to support cancer research? Proofread essays to help low-income families? Or even bake a pie to fight malaria? A new social platform uses what it calls “Fundearning” to allow students - or anyone - to earn money to support nonprofits. Giving Privilege, founded by Sthir Malkapur in 2014, works like this: First, you choose the charities you want to support and then figure out a service to provide to earn the money. This could be anything useful, like babysitting, tutoring, music lessons or tech help. Or you could use your time and talent ...

Posted March 3, 2014, 12:59 p.m. by The Experts at TeenLife | View Comments
4 Ways to Entice High School Students to Volunteer

Teenagers make the perfect volunteers: they are energetic, passionate, and eager for change. Many high school students, however, consider themselves to be too busy with school, sports, and other extracurricular activities to engage in community service or particpate in a summer volunteer program for teenagers. // Here are four easy tips to make volunteering more accessible to teens: 75 percent of teens and young adults ages 13 to 22 who participate in community service are friends with people who also volunteer regularly. Create incentive for volunteers to talk to their friends about joining the cause. Studies show that peer influence ...

Posted Jan. 17, 2014, 3:46 p.m. by The Experts at TeenLife | View Comments
5 Myths and Truths About Freshman Year of College

Freshman year of college is full of unknowns. Nevertheless, getting accepted into college will be one of the most exciting, rewarding experiences of your life. You deserve a big pat on the back for that one. But in the months after your acceptance letter arrives, the euphoria starts to slip away. You start thinking about all of unknowns of the upcoming year, and you may freak out a little bit. You’ve heard ubiquitous rumors about the ominous freshman year of college, but you have no idea what to really expect. I’m here to straighten out some of the most common ...

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