The disaster in Japan
By Casey (Casey.)
On March 11th 2011 a massive earthquake struck Japan. The 8.9 magnitude was the largest earthquake to hit Japan in over 140 years. It caused multiple aftershocks and tsunami waves that struck several parts of Japan and the tsunami waves hit parts of Hawaii and other pacific islands too. The earthquake caused massive damage and the tsunami destroyed hundreds of homes, taking many lives with them.
The disaster in Japan was escalated by unstable...
Making Poetry An Art
By Holly (Algernon)
1. Write as though you are appealing to the five senses. Taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing. This is a great way to convey to the reader the very essence of your poetry. People understand when you are directing your words to their "vulnerable" zones. When you are speaking to your lover, you try and use words to describe how they taste and how they look. It's alluring. The same goes for poetry. If you can seduce someone with your words, they will...
Letters from Universities - How to Stay Sane!
By Robin (PSY)
You have been a student for most of your life. There has never been a time when you haven't had to stress over homework assignments and final exams. Looking ahead, you see yourself going on to undergraduate or graduate school... if you have what it takes. That's right Ė it's March, and letters from universities will be arriving soon! Whether you're about to earn your high school diploma or your bachelors degree, take a look at...
Know Your World: Iran
By Casey (Casey.)
Most of us learn about our own nations in school, but usually there is little time or energy placed into knowing the world around us. The world is a magnificent place, with almost two hundred nations. We hear about some of these nations on the news every day, especially right now with the turmoil in the Middle East,but what do we actually know about these countries and the people who live there?
The Islamic Republic of Iran, or simply Iran, is a...
February 14th: Just Another Day
By Cheyenne (Come As You Are)
Valentineís Day is the bane of many a single personís existence. The sudden influx of roses, chocolates and love songs is enough to do anyoneís head in. Many, myself included, argue that Valentine's Day isnít even a real holiday. Itís an excuse for Hersheyís and Hallmark to charge unreasonable prices for their wares all in the name of romance.
As you can probably see, this isnít an article about what to get your girlfriend for...
Acing the New Year
By Robin (PSY)
It's February, which means we are one month into the new year! It also means that many of us have already given up on our New Year's resolutions. Why are some resolutions harder to keep than others? One reason may be that we lack the motivation to develop better habits. It's easy to eat healthier for a few days, but what about after a few weeks or months? Another reason may be that we simply don't know how to stick to our resolutions. You may want to become...
Believe You are Good Enough
By Sara Westbrook
Sara Westbrook, one of TeenHelp's partners, has graciously shared this article on the value and importance of self worth in improving one's quality of life. She is a motivational singer, song writer, and speaker, and youth advice columnist who hopes to empower youth around the world. For more information on her mission, visit www.sarawestbrook.com.
Q: Iím really going through a lot and thereís no one I can talk to. Iím hating myself by the...
Be the Change
by Casey (Casey.)
Clean water. It's not something we often think about as we brush our teeth and take showers. Often, we don't even consider our luck as we drink a glass or bottle of it. We take these luxuries for granted, and many of us do not realize how blessed we really are. After all, we have food, shelter, and clean, safe drinking water. Unfortunately, many are not so lucky. Over a billion people go without these basics everyday. Even clean drinking water is a commodity...
Give Me Five for Health
by Marie (Atelophobia)
Being safe and healthy doesn't have to be time consuming. Each and every one of us can afford to take out five minutes; taking a few minutes out of the 1,440 minutes in a day; it's worth it for the long term benefits. There are many differences you can make to your life: from protecting your skin to eating healthy, from fighting the urges to smoke, to planting a vegetable patch, you have the power to improve your quality (and quantity) of life!...
Shake the first time jitters
by Amy (Ronald Weasley)
Are you worried about your first time having sex? Are you nervous it will be awkward? That you might underperform? Fact: Everyone was nervous their first time. You're not alone.
Instead of worrying yourself with fantasies or about how the extravagant night will unfold, keep your plans simple. Be sure you know a time and place, as well as the type of birth control you will be using. If you and your significant other have already talked...