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...
The Water Project
by Katrina (AppleTini)
We all know how important water is, and that it's the most vital resource for survival. This month, I wanted to share with you a cause that can help you give someone an important gift - water.
The Water Project is actually focused on bringing clean water to India and Africa, and is a fantastic way to help get the world hydrated! With a donation as small as $10.00, you can give someone the gift of water for ten years!
The Water Project focuses...
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
By Katrina (AppleTini)
Meet Alexandra Scott, daughter of Liz and Jay Scott, born in 1996; this year, Alex would be fourteen years old. When Alex was less than a year old, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. Though Alex's parents were told she'd never be able to walk, she fought this prediction and slowly but surely learned to walk with leg braces by the age of two, and continued to work until she was able to walk without...
From scraps to treasure
by Brittany (.Brittany.)
Scrapbooking can be a lot of fun and a great alternative or distraction! The process is fun, fairly easy, and a great way to keep memories from vacations, friends, high school, college, camp, family get togethers, and so much more! There are even scrapbooking courses that you can take if you decide that this is something that you really enjoy.
Most scrapbooking kits will have everything that you need like stickers and decorations. They...
Just a bad dream
By Robin (PSY)
You are clinging to the edge of a cliff. Your grip is slipping and suddenly you begin to fall. Before you can hit the ground, you wake up. Your heart is racing, your palms are sweaty, but you sigh with relief as you realize that it was all just a horrible nightmare. After giving yourself a moment to calm down, you roll over and go back to sleep. It's over.
Unfortunately, some individuals suffer from recurring nightmares. These nightmares may emerge for the...