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Bikinis Are Exhausting This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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There’s something very tiring to me about bikinis. Get past their typically cute appearance and you’ve got some strange little scraps of fabric. There’s a medley of reasons why I find bikinis exhausting. Mainly, it’s... (more »)
Prom-blem This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Ah, prom, that four-letter word that somehow manages to drive all teenage girls insane. The dress. The shoes. The hair. The date! Why do we care so much about this one night? Sadly, teenage girls attach a lot of our self-worth to this... (more »)
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Instant Digital Communication: Our Best...
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“Our social tools are not an improvement to modern society, they are a challenge to it,” remarks new media expert Clay Shirky. Social media sites, websites or apps that allow users to communicate, have become the go-to form of... (more »)
She's All About That Shame
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In the New York Times article “She’s About a Lot More Than That Bass,” Joe Coscarelli refers to singer/songwriter Meghan Trainor’s song, All About That Bass, as a “body-positivity smash.” That’s not the... (more »)
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 Many people have heard the saying “you’re better off not knowing.” Most people may be offended by this saying, wanting to know what they didn’t already know. But as life gets more real, some may be better off not... (more »)
I Steal
By , Buffalo, NY
I steal. It is what I do and what I’ve always done. It is what I will keep doing until the day is gone. Your time, your money, your happiness are now just dust, I am the vacuum. I must consume your being to remain in existence. You... (more »)
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Twitter: Is it Right to Fight?
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It seems to be happening almost every day now. Someone tweets their opinion. Someone else disagrees. The ensuing battle of 140 character insults is enough to flood the feed of even the most active user. Twitter fights can be many things,... (more »)
Cherry Blossom
By , Cupertino, CA
January 1st, 2015, I was walking to school, as usual. While I was walking, something beautiful, caught my eyes. It was pink, and the smell led me to an imagination where I would calmly, peacefully, eat my homemade lunch box by myself as the... (more »)
The Online Parallel Universe
By , Alexandria, Egypt
We all have things that we want to do but we can’t for whatever reasons. Sometimes it’s the society that refuses the things that you want and consider them immoral or stupid. Other times it’s just your own incapability of... (more »)
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News in Social Media This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
Like most of my media-obsessed peers, my hand is usually glued to my iPhone, and I am constantly surfing the Internet and refreshing my social media applications. Though my generation’s obsession with media and constant connectedness is... (more »)
What is the Cardboard Challenge?
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Two years ago, the aspiring short film producer Nirvan Mullick released a video titled “Caine’s Arcade.” The humble story about an adorable 9 year old boy went on to gain 4.6 million views, and spark the imaginations of... (more »)
Defining "Normal"
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I’ve always wondered; what IS “normalcy”? The idea has always been vague and blurred to me. Am I normal? Are you normal? Recently, it has been a topic of discussion with  myself and others. We recognize a trend toward... (more »)
We Spend Too Much Money!
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  Do you ever spend money on things you don’t need? T.V advertisements inspire teenagers to buy thing that they don’t need.  As a result, teens feel pressured to spend money on things that they want (not things they need).... (more »)
Facebook Personalities
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It’s interesting to see how real human beings translate to a collection of pictures, posts, and likes.  Everyone has their own Facebook style, but there are some recurring behavioral trends.  Here’s a look at some of the most popular... (more »)
Tumblr Girls and The Art of Deception
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A flawless sun-kissed complexion , a full bright coloured pout , hair cascading down in soft waves, perfectly arched eyebrows, smokey piercing eyes,  skinny figures and fancy manicures i.e deception in pretty packaging. By that, I mean... (more »)
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Carpe Diem
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I actually rewrote this many times in my head before pouring it out here. I often think I am an emotional person who thinks too much, care too much and love too much…. I am sure many of us out here are all like me. We rather spend time... (more »)
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