Debunking the myths of bullying
By Jenny (coolkid98)
Most people will experience bullying at some point during their lives and will know someone who has previously been bullied or who is currently being bullied. There are many myths about bullying which can make it hard for those being bullied to reach out to get help to deal with it. According to research conducted by the NSPCC 46% of children and young people in the UK say they have been bullied at school at some point in their lives....
Grief: what to expect after someone has died
By Robin (PSY)
Although it can be difficult to find a reliable estimate, many organizations report that 5-20% of youth around the world will experience the death of a significant person before reaching adulthood. Regardless of what life stage a person is in, grief resulting from the death of a significant person can present many challenges. Merriam-Webster defines grief as "deep sadness caused especially by someone's death," but grief...
By Dez ( *~Skittlify~* )
What is menstruation?
Menstruation is when the lining of the uterus is shed each month. Blood flows from the uterus then passes through the cervix, exiting the body through the vagina.
Women start menstruating at various ages. Normally, menstruation begins between ages eight and fifteen.
The purpose of menstruation and the menstrual cycle is to prepare for pregnancy. If a woman does not get pregnant, she will experience her period when the...
Choosing the right college major
By Karen (Dioramatic♤)
Graduating from high school is one of the biggest achievements worth celebrating. It denotes readiness for the next level of your education. Preparing for a college entrance exam and choosing where to study are not as easy as they sound. That applies to choosing what you are going to learn in college too. "Which School is Right for You?" gives you insight on deciding the right school for you, so you can check the article out.
Getting started with volunteering
By Harrison (BravestLittleHobbit) and Sammi (Masquerade.)
Do you ever find yourself getting bored over the holidays? Being away from school for so long can result in running out of things to do. Sometimes, the holidays seem to drag on, and you find yourself constantly trying to find ways to fill your time. Volunteering for something in your local community can be a great way to kill time, expand your résumé/CV and give back to your community. Besides...
Eating in public
By Cassie (Idyllic.)
For people who suffer from eating disorders or anxiety, eating in public isn’t exactly a walk in the park. A fear of eating in public or in front of others is a specific phobia that is a lot more common in people than it is perceived to be. A specific phobia is defined as "a lasting and unreasonable fear caused by the presence or thought of a specific object or situation that usually poses little or no actual danger" source]. Signs of specific phobias...
Applying for university in the UK
By Cara (Deadpool)
All applications to universities in the UK, regardless of whether they're home (domestic) or international students, are processed through an online system known as the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). This system allows an applicant to enter all of their data (such as personal details and exam results) and will also keep track of the current exams an applicant is taking, updating automatically when results are...
Healthy dieting vs disordered eating: know the signs
By Chess (Mercicle.)
There can be a fine line between dieting in a healthy way and developing a pattern of disordered eating, or even an eating disorder. Many of the indicators marking this line are less about the actual weight being lost and more about the person's mindset. It can be difficult to tell the difference, and dangerous if the wrong approach is taken, so this article will cover some of the main ways to distinguish between...
The Troubles in Northern Ireland
By Gareth (Catharsis.)
Northern Ireland has endured a history of political and social instability. As a disputed constituent country of the United Kingdom, ordinary residents of Ulster have long lived in everyday fear. The worst stretch of violence that ever occurred in Ulster is known as "The Troubles". Two factions decided that enough was enough, and took to violent measures to profess their loyalty to either the Crown, or the Irish freedom fight. Widely...
Quick Review - Witchfinder: Dawn of the Demontide
By Nat (Natsumi)
Since the second in what is set to be a thrilling trilogy was released recently I thought everyone should get their teeth into the first of these amazing books; Witchfinder: Dawn of the Demontide. Jake Harker is a relatively normal teenage boy who knows everything there is to know about horror. You name it, he's memorised it; vampires, witches, werewolves, zombies, ghouls, everything. But what happens when his obsession...