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Music Is Powerful
By , Clarkston, MI
Music is found in every culture. It's even found in the prehistoric era. The type of music you listen too affects your personality. Music can release dopamine in your brain that gives you a sense of pleasure. We can turn on the music and... (more »)
Fish of The Yukon
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Throughout early July to the end of August my family and I would travel to the Yukon River to catch salmon. We catch three species of Salmon on the Yukon River, Kings, Silvers and Chum. Kings being the largest and richest of the species,... (more »)
Machu Picchu
By , Clear Lake, WI
The warm tropics of the eastern slopes of the Peruvian Andes Mountains are home to is home to Machu Picchu.  It is positioned on the continent of South America at an altitude of 2,430 meters (7,970 feet) above sea level.  The climate... (more »)
How to Have a Good Exchange Year
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(Informative text with personal experience included) How to have a good exchange year To have a successful year, there are a few things to take care of. A year without people which are helping you with your problems would be very hard,... (more »)
A Magical City This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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They woke up in yet another hotel room. The room was claustrophobic with the three teenagers crammed inside. The stifling closeness of the room was compensated for, by the one end of the room that provided a portal to an otherworldly expansive... (more »)
The Sacred Triangle of Temples
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As a small child, I always loved Greek mythology. The stories of beautiful goddesses, brave heroes, and terrible monsters fascinated my young mind. Often, I would pause to wonder what living in ancient and modern Greece was like; I especially... (more »)
Holiday Consideration
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Reminisce on Christmastime from when you were a child. Baking sugar cookies, decorating the tree, and of course jamming to Atheist tunes like “White Christmas” and “Santa Baby.” And of course opening presents. Waking up... (more »)
The Paris I Know Now
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I held my breath as our plane touched down, watching the runway below us and the Eiffel Tower that stood as a constant reminder that I wasn’t dreaming. In that instant my vocabulary was shortened to “I can’t believe it,”... (more »)
Bonaire
By , Glendale, AZ
Every ocean is different. The waves that fold onto the beaches of California are different from the waves that crawl over your feet on the coasts of Central America. But on this island, the ocean was particularly different. Peering out the... (more »)
Where I'm From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from Fabuloso in Grandma’s kitchen, where strong Clorox bleach pierces your nose, smelly mops erase that luxurious morning smell, from that crimson colored Ajax down at Papi’s store and that old, torn dishrag Mama swears could... (more »)
Good for Good This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Are you sure?” “Yes, I am sure,” I replied. My mind was light, my stomach had butterflies tickling me from the inside out, and my heart was jumping for joy. The two strangers I had barely known for a few hours... (more »)
Their Homeland This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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When I was eight, my mother and father decided to send my sister and me to their homeland, Ukraine, for nine months. The idea was for us to come back fluent in Russian, in love with our roots, and possibly more independent. My sister was 11... (more »)
My Mother’s Village This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Standing inside my mother’s former home for the first time, I notice the uncovered skylight. The floor beneath it is moist with rain. Scratched pots and pans clutter the stove. The furniture is dusty and sticky with age. Only the barest... (more »)
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If We Were Honest About America
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In a country where presidential candidates make fun of each other and try to have the best approval rating. Where the government uses taxpayers’ money on things they don’t want their money spent on, and is still in debt to most... (more »)
Primrose Hill
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When looking up all you can see is a blue sky, though, heavy rain clouds that resemble marshmallows float in around lunch time. By evening, the bright, blue sky is gone, and a mist falls to your cheeks. Visitors expect the Isles to be drenched... (more »)
Poverty? Happiness
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Dogs roam the streets hunting for any bit of food stuck on the wrappers littered across the ground. The smell of petrol pollutes the air. The houses around me are in shabby condition, there is nothing special. Close by 3 men are engaged in a... (more »)
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