GIRL POWER & PURPOSE

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Breakup Recovery Tips

Breaking up with your boyfriend (or feeling helpless while he breaks up with you) is so hard, and hurts a lot. Depending on how serious and long-lasting the relationship was, your recovery can take a few days or a few months. (One break-up I know of took several YEARS to finally finish up! Yikes!) It […]

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Don’t Let Friends Bully Friends

It’s uncomfortable to see someone being bullied. But it’s even worse to know that the bullies are your friends. What do you do? This is a very difficult situation for anyone. You may be hesitant to get involved because you do not want to risk losing any of your friends. You may try to stay […]

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What NOT to Say to a Jealous Friend

Take some advice from Gretchen Wieners of Mean Girls and know that are definitely some things NOT to say to a jealous friend: “I’m sorry that people are so jealous of me…but I can’t help it that I’m popular.” Jealousy is an awful feeling. It feels awful to be jealous of someone else — of […]

BEAUTY & FASHION

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5 Makeup Tips for Bigger Eyes Behind Your Glasses

  Calling all girls who wear eyeglasses! If you’re an eyeglasses kinda girl, or if you like wearing fashionable non-prescription glasses, your eyes can appear smaller than usual. This depends a lot on the size of your eyes and on your prescription. If you don’t like that, you can change it up! Makeup really helps to […]

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Pucker Up: TRU’s Top Three Fall Lipsticks

What ties an outfit together? The right shoes? The perfect hairstyle? Well, yes, but I mean — your lipstick! C’mon, you can totally add a little lipstick, and it will make your outfit. Maybe you’re the type of girl that doesn’t really wear lipstick. Well, if you are, try something different! And if you’re the girl who does […]

The Best Halloween Moments on Instagram

Hope you all had a safe and warm Halloween this year! Halloween is about dressing up, and it can totally be fashionable as well!  It takes careful thought and creativity to look your absolute best, just like fashion. If you’re like me, you munch on your favorite candy, sit back and scroll through all the […]

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

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6 Ways to Get Excited About Reading!

When school, jobs, clubs, and sports demand most of our free time, it’s hard to get actively excited about reading for fun. But let’s face the facts: the proportion of teens who reported that the “never” or “hardly ever” read has tripled since 1984; only 45% of 17-year-olds say they’ve read for pleasure one or […]

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Album Review: Trip Lee’s “Rise”

Reach Records artist Trip Lee’s album “Rise,” which was released on October 27th, is getting some great feedback. It follows the phenomenal success of fellow Reach Record artist Lecrae, and some listeners think this new album might be headed for Billboard #1. The Lone State recording artist told BET in an interview he really wants to encourage people […]

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Blog Post Spotlight: Teens Writing for Teens

Teens Writing for Teens is exactly what it sounds like. It is a blog community of young adult authors who have an interest in writing YA fiction. The teen writers are there to offer insight, encouragement, and amusement as you live the lives of young novelists and deal with that ever-popular question, “Aren’t you a […]