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Major in Social Media?

One college in New Jersey is opening a center for social media study and will be offering a business degree with a concentration in social media marketing. New programs like these are suggesting that...

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What is depression?

If a doctor or medical professional believes you may be depressed, what does that really mean? The trouble with depression is its not a rash – its hard to “see” – although in research, brain studies...

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You and driving

Why should parents not let you drive with your friends in the car? Picking them up and driving wherever you want to go is the funnest part! Finally you don’t need to be dropped...

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Emotion Search

Barbara Fredrickson, a researcher who studies positivity, found that negative emotions not only make us feel lousy, but they also get in the way of healthy functioning.  Any kind of positivity is healthier for...

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Circle of 6

Imagine you are in a sticky situation: you need a ride home, you’re scared of where you are, you need someone to lend an ear… Circle of 6 Now imagine that with a few...

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What site is that?

Do you ever feel like you can’t keep up with all the new social media websites? Each year the Pew Research Center puts out a report on social media usage. This report  provides us...

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Why I Stopped Self Harming

Trigger Warning: Self Harm  I recently found this article called 8 Brutally Honest Reasons I’ve Stopped Self-Harming and I found it to be very interesting and honest. Self Harm is something that many adolescents struggle with daily...

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She didn’t have to say anything

Can you tell how someone feels just by looking at them? If you said yes, you are using non-verbal communication. That is when we express thoughts or emotions by not saying anything at all....

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Good News Network

The Good News Network is a site that features a whole bunch of positive, uplifting stories multiple times a day which makes me, at least, feel confident in people and often leaves me with...

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Everything all in one place: Half of us!

Sponsored by mtvU and the Jed Foundation, Half of Us is an online site which provides various types of resources in all different forms of media. Some highlights of the site include: short videos from teens...