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How Comparison Is Stealing Our Joy (And Five Ways To Stop Doing It)

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” You’ve probably heard that quote before, and that’s because it’s an incredibly relatable one. It’s also never been truer for teens than it is today, who see every party, vacation, outfit, and achievement of their peers on social media. Everywhere you look, there’s another photo from someone’s highlight reel,…

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You Can Do Hard Things In 2019

It seems like there are two kinds of people in January: those who passionately believe in setting New Year’s Resolutions, and those who find them completely and utterly pointless. I interact with both types, and I get both of their views. On one hand, resolutions are an amazing way to set new goals and aim…

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Vaping: Fact vs. Fiction

Vaping: FACT vs. FICTION . . Vape use has exploded among high school and college students. According to a survey by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), nearly 1 in 3 students in 12th grade report using a vaping device within the past year. Because vapes are small, easy to conceal, and don’t reek…

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5 Simple Tips For Managing Your Time During the ACT

5 Simple Tips For Managing Your Time During the ACT . When you look at a breakdown of the ACT, it can feel a bit overwhelming. It seems like there are so many questions, yet so little time. One of the best ways you can do your best on this test (aside from preparing thoroughly)…

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Six Tips for Writing College-Specific Essays

Six Tips for Writing College-Specific Essays . You’ve finally wrapped up your Common App essays, and you take a deep breath. The end is in sight! Well, once you tackle the college-specific essays that your top choice schools require. It can be tempting to slack a bit on these… after all, they aren’t the important,…

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Test Prep Apps That Will Take Your SAT/ACT Prep to the Next Level

Test Prep Apps That Will Take Your  SAT & ACT Prep to the Next Level Nowadays, you can do virtually everything via your smartphone. You can order dinner, read a book, track your spending, find new friends, edit videos, watch a movie, and sell your old bike with the mini-computer in your hand. It’s probably not…

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Do Schools Really Care If You’re A Legacy?

Do Schools Really Care If You’re A Legacy? My mom attended my dream university. I remember asking her in high school, so hopefully, “That means I’m a legacy, which means I have a higher chance of getting accepted, right?” She laughed and said, “I doubt it. I think they only care if I work at…

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Superscoring: Which Schools Do It, and What Does It Mean for You?

Superscoring: Which Schools Do It, and What Does It Mean for You?   I still vividly remember a conversation I had with my high school guidance counselor junior year (a decade ago!) after receiving my SAT score. I knocked the Reading and Writing sections out of the park, but my Math score was only so-so…

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