Besties enrich our lives by helping us make better decisions, boost our confidence, and overcome stress.
Shaming young women … and why it should be ok to love Twilight
Whether you’re trying too hard, or not trying enough, it seems that for as long as teenagers have been able to have their own interests, teenage girls have struggled to present themselves as truly authentic and be accepted for it.
R U OK? (You Are Important. We Need You.)
BY KERRI ELLIS RU OK? Day was founded by advertiser Gavin Larkin in 2009. Gavin’s father ended his own life in 1995, driving Gavin to collaborate with Janina Nearn to create the non-profit suicide prevention organisation that promotes RU OK? Day. The day revolves around the slogan ‘R U OK?’, and people to have conversations with […]
People share the strange ways they met their friends
BY VALERIA MARTINEZ @valeriathx All friendships have to start somewhere. Most friendship beginnings start in simple ways, being neighbours, at a party or through mutual friends.Some stories, however, are slightly different. Reddit users begun sharing their unique stories of becoming friends.
It’s much harder to make friends as we get older :(
BY THOMAS ENGLISH @thomasjenglish7 One of the biggest challenges for adults is, put simply, making friends.
Becoming best friends with someone who couldn’t understand a word I said
BY VALERIA MARTINEZ @valeriathx Most of us have best friends, and each story is unique. Mine started when I was six. It was my first day in Australia, a new, strange country where I couldn’t communicate with people yet because I couldn’t speak the language. It was my first experience with jetlag – me and […]
True love: Dogs and their humans
BY MAYA OPHIR-VERHEYDEN @mayaverheyden There is definitely a unique bond between dogs and their humans. Human and canine alike appreciate the loyalty, unconditional love and acceptance this connection offers. We delight in their animated greetings, the warmth they bring us as we hold them and even enjoy being engulfed by water as they shake off, […]
Surviving the HSC
BY ERIC RIBEIRO @LobEric15 “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” – Hans Selye Teenagers will be feeling the effects of stress as the Higher School Certificate (HSC) draws nearer, a test which many believe will determine their future. Some students will have to fight their parent’s expectations and their educational system […]