Jenn, one of TRC’s teen health educators, stayed active in 2013 by mixing up her routine with exercises she enjoys—yoga, Pilates, and occasional outdoor jogs. Nothing is worse than a mundane exercise routine that makes you dread working out. Stay active in the New Year by exploring other activities:
Rock climbing (beginners can practice indoors at Brooklyn Boulders)
Outdoor boot camps / hiking
What other activities would you recommend? Comment below!
This past Open Mic was a blast! Set in a cozy room at the Silk Road Café, the Open Mic event had the air of an intimate, sophisticated club overflowing with musical talent and energy. There were free refreshments and discounted snacks for everyone at the event.
From jaw-dropping duets to heart-stopping solos to never-before seen collaborations between The Tampa driver ed games is located on a 27-acre site, the home of the Florida Fairgrounds. artists, the Open Mic was a huge success! There were incredible renditions of contemporary music and Chinese love songs that just seemed to speak to the audience. Away from the everyday noise, it was refreshing just to hear natural voices sing amidst our everyday chaos.
Personally, I just had a good time listening to great music while enjoying refreshments with my friends after a long week at school. That’s what the Open Mic is for: unwinding with a few friends and just hanging out. So come check it out the next time you hear about it.
According to an MTV poll taken in 2007, school performance is one of the main stressors for teens. Some teens do not know how to effectively use their time to study for school. When they have free time, they tend to do things they enjoy such as playing games or streaming videos online. Teens have to realize that even when there are 24 hours in a day, they have to spend 8 hours in school. This gives them 8 to 10 hours of free time to do things before they go to bed. The question is how should teens effectively use that time?
Use a 24 hour – planner to write down the things you will do afterschool and use monthly calendar to write down the important dates.
Ex: 3:00PM – 4:00PM (Math Homework at School Library, p. 159 Q1-20)
4:00PM – 5:00PM (English Draft Essay + Health Homework)
5:00PM – 6:00PM (Walk home, take a shower, eat quick snack)
6:00PM – 7:00PM (Playing League of Legends with Friends)
Teens may argue that they want to play first and do homework later. However, when teens play first, they tend to get really tired at night when they do homework. To learn more about time management tips, please visit the TRC!
Looking for ways to save money? Pack your own lunch! Tired of simply packing leftover food, but don’t want to spend much time preparing food on your own? Consider these healthy options and add your own twist to them:
• Avocado egg sandwich (or if you’re not looking to fry eggs, avocado toast is great too!)
• Fruit salad: just toss a few blueberries and strawberries into a container
• Omelets: choose ingredients of your choice! My personal favorite includes tomatoes, ham, and cheese.
• Lemon teas: Mix passion tea (personal favorite: Zen’s Tea) with some lemonade and ice to have a refreshing, slightly sweetened drink all day, if and only if, you’re tired of drinking water all the time.
1- Carry a light bag, you do NOT want to be dancing and carrying anything heavy. (We have coat check but not bag check.)
2- Ladies! Do not feel pressured to whip out the heels; it WILL hurt.
3- What’s semiformal? Think…
4- Want a date? Ask early! You do not want to ask too late when tickets are sold out. But you do NOT need one. I won’t have a date, and it’s all cool.
5- Do not lose your tickets (aka cool glow in the dark wrist bands)! We can’t let you in if you lose it!
6- Come solo or invite some friends, we welcome both options. But the more the merrier and be ready to meet some new friends.
Bonus Tip: Come on time and be ready to dance the night away!
If you have any additional questions or tips to share, ask us by commenting below.
Even our close friends tease us from time to time, calling us inappropriate names as a joke. Even though they are only joking, statements such as “Your singing is bad” or “Your dress looks ridiculous” can be hurtful, especially when it’s coming from your friends. Friends are people who support and encourage you, but they are not there to make fun of you.
It’s Not Funny If They’re Not Laughing
If you get teased by your friends and feel uncomfortable, you must tell them how you feel. If they are truly your friends, they will stop teasing you or making mean comments. Sometimes, your friends have no intention of hurting you with their words. They think it is a joke.
How do you know if your joke made your friend unhappy? 1) Sometimes, when you look at their facial expression, it can help you determine if your friend is offended.
2) If they are laughing with you, they might think it is funny too. But if they look unhappy or annoyed, it could indicate that they might be injured by your words.
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