3 Things Every Teen Should Know about Social Media

Social media has changed my life.

It’s an incredible opportunity to connect with new people I would have never met otherwise. To share and learn new ideas and perspectives.

But there is an uncomfortable truth I sense more and more when using social media. A lurking danger behind all the connecting, content-creating, photo-sharing, and influence-growing.

Here are 3 truths every young person should know about social media.

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Frisbee Taught Me an Incredible Fact About Life

RIP frisbee.

You know you play too much frisbee when you break a heavy-duty, official Discraft 175 gram UltraStar — aka., the best frisbee ever.

I started thinking about why I love frisbee so much. Maybe it is how anyone of any age can play. Or the ability to play offense and defense simultaneously. More than anything, I know the reason is more selfish.

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Be More Productive on Your Phone with These 5 Apps

Our phones can be technological gifts, empowering us to become more productive, creative, and healthy.

Instead of the technological gifts they should be, our phones often become our chains. Notifications are the stimuli for our brains drooling for social acceptance and connection. Swiping and scrolling are the new dopamine drug, releasing with every flick of the fingers. Welcome to the dark, time-sucking hole called “Your Phone’s Screen”.

Until now.

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Make Me Care

Make Me Care

I aspire to be a creator and storyteller.

Discovering, creating, making – these verbs define who I am. While they propel me to action, deep down, I want others to share in my passion. To care about the things I discover, create, and make.

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3 Things I Would Tell My Teenage Self

3 Things I Would Tell My Teenage Self

I am now 22 years old, 3 years removed from being a teenager.

Looking back, I got some things right and some things wrong. But with life, you don’t have time to dwell in the past. Instead, you must embrace the failures, learn from the experience, and move forward stronger.

Still, I wonder. My mind wanders to the “what-ifs”. What if I could go back in time and talk to my teenage self? What would I say?

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