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Beauty & Health Beauty & Makeup Tips For Teens

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Life After High School

10. Fashion

Summer Bikini Fashion 2010

7 Dating Tips

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Teen Dating Tips

8. College

Entertainment News Upclose with Lil Wayne

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Sport Highlights Top 9 Basketball Players of All Time

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Beauty Tips For Teens Author: Kim Snyder

foundation. Wearing too much foundation can also leave to breakouts due to the factor that its blocking your pores. 2. Wearing too much eye shadow. There is a time and place for wearing lots of eye shadows, going to school is not one of them. When you are playing up your eyes, wearing too much eye shadow can make you look older and not in a good way. Go wild with your eye shadows, glitters etc when its party time! 3. Wearing too much blush. We have all seen it, someone looks like they painted a stripe across their cheekbones. Blush is meant to help bring out your eyes and give your face a help glow, not look like a clown.

Being a teenager is hard enough without adding to it makeup that is over-done and just way too much. Teen years are not the easiest of times, its hard to be ‘just you’ and still be accepted and still be part of the group. Not everyone can be that latest model in the magazine you see all over the place and in the movies. She has help from makeup artists, where you must figure it out on your own. Here are a few simple makeup tips for teens to help you find what works and what doesn’t work for you. Remember there are parts of your face you will want to play up, such as your eyes and other parts of your face you will want to play down. Pick your best feature and work it! What not to do: 1~Wearing too much foundation. This is one of the most common mistakes made by all age of women. Foundation is not to totally cover up everything to the point you look like you are wearing a mask. Next is wearing the wrong shade of

4. Wearing thick eyeliner. What is eyeliner for? Eyeliner is worn at the base of your eyelashes to enhance your eyelashes to make them look thicker. Its not worn like you just step out of the 50’s. Often the biggest mistake made when wearing eyeliner is its worn like a thick line on your eyelid and that is all you see. Eyeliner doesn’t belong in your water line on your lower lashes either. What to do: 1~ Foundation. There are different types of foundation, tinted moisturizer, liquid, stick, creams, minerals. The best way to find out what works for you is to visit your local department store and try different types on. Don’t just buy a color because it looks good in the packaging. If possible try to get samples of different colors of foundation and try them on your chin line not the back of your hand. 6


The best way to decide what works best, is to practice applying eye shadows at home in Health & Beauty front of the mirror. Making mistakes at home where no one sees you is better than wearYour hand and your face are not the same ing your mistake all day. Check out all the color just because it looks good on your hand latest magazines to find a girl that has your doesn’t mean it looks good on your face. With color eyes and skin tone and try her style of foundation a light hand is best. One of the makeup. These are just a few beauty tips for newer types of foundation is mineral based. teens. Once you have worked out what is Mineral based foundation is a powder and usubest for you, make it your style to have othally best applied with a kabuki brush. This ers copy you not you copy them. way you can layer it on and find the best color for you. Also with mineral based foundation you can mix colors to find the best for you. Many small companies who sell online, will offer samples at inexpensive prices and many will be more than happy to help you find the right shade for you. I

2~ Choosing the right shade of blush. Shades of pink are best for those with pale skin. If you have medium skin tone look for shades darker pinks or light bronze. If your skin has a yellow tone, berries and plums shades will help counteract shallowness. Ethic skin tone check out shades of pinks that are more towards brown tone. Remember blush is to help give your face a healthy glow. 3~ Choosing the right eye shadow for you. Article Source: There are so many colors available these http://www.articlesbase.com/cosmeticsdays its hard to choose what is right for articles/simple-beauty-tips-for-teensyou. Work with your color of your eyes 1379566.html and skin tone when trying new colors of About the AuthorCopyright 2009 Kim Snyder Owner eye shadows. Neutrals and shades of Overall Beauty. The only place on the web to find browns are best for daytime wear. Wear a pure Overall Beauty Minerals eye shadows, BB Couture best selling nail polish, Magic Lash Eye Lash eye shadow primer to keep your eye shadow in place. The last think you want Enhancer,Natural Empathy specialty bath and products from the UK and so much more. We want to be to be doing is reapplying your eye shadow your one stop beauty shop! when you could be texting that cute guy Visit us today at Overallbeauty.com and sign up for 7 our free newsletter and receive a free beauty ebook! you saw at lunchtime.


College News

"So, what are you doing after graduation?" Many juniors and seniors get bored answering that question over and over. Whether your plans include college, heading straight for the workforce, or taking a year off, here are some practical tips to prepare yourself for the journey.

Try to do this when school is in session so you can get a good idea of what life is really like on campus. And remember: You're not the only one making a decision. Schools are picking from a large pool of applicants. They want to know how well-rounded you are and what makes you stand out from everyone else. They will look at your grade point average, standardized test scores, class rank, personal essay, and your extracurricular activities — so it's important to dedicate time and effort to all these things.

Going to College

Admissions Options

Some people know from an early age exactly what they want to be and how they plan to get there. Rachel's dad is a doctor and his love for his chosen career inspired her to follow in his footsteps. Rachel, who is about to start medical school, said she chose her undergraduate program with the idea of medical school in mind. Not all of us are so sure of our plans, though, and that's OK too. Many people start off in a liberal arts program in college and then decide on a major after a year or two. (School counselors say that 75% of students change their majors after they enter college.) School is also not just about careers and getting a high-paying job after graduation — it's a place for learning about yourself and the world.

Most schools offer a range of admissions options. Investigate which of these your favorite schools offer: Regular admissions means that schools mail their decisions in April. Rolling admissions means that a school processes applications as they come in; you can apply at any time, but it's best to be early because spots fill up. The early-decision option is for students who are really sure about the school they want to attend, and who want to know earlier than April if they have been admitted. There's a drawback to applying under an early-decision option, though: You are promising that school that you'll attend if you're admitted. Some schools offer an early-action option, which means that students can be admitted early but don't have to attend.

Life After High School

Selecting a School

If college is in your future, you need to plan. Which schools appeal to you? How are you going to pay for your education? How do you decide on a school when there are thousands to pick from? Start by asking yourself questions about your preferences: What are my strengths? Am I interested in liberal arts or science or business? What kind of learning environment is best for me? Would I be more comfortable in a small school or would I feel confined? Do I want to stay close to home or live far away? Would I prefer to be in a city environment or a small college town? Should I go to a school where athletics are big or where fraternities or sororities rule? Do I like being with people who are mostly like me or do I want to meet a diverse group? Ask friends and older siblings who are in college about their schools and about other schools they're familiar with. Talk to your school counselor or one of your teachers and go to college fairs when they visit your town. Once you've narrowed down your choices, ask the schools to send you literature. Visit their websites. When you've whittled your list down to a manageable number, make arrangements to visit. 8


In fact, you may want to consider making your college plans before you become involved in other things, especially if you'll be traveling. Apply to schools and make your choice, then ask for a deferred admission. Rachel took a year off and worked in New York City between college and medical school. She says that she had to be extremely well organized about planning for med school so she didn't miss any of her deadlines. "Not only did I have to apply to schools and make plans to take my MCAT exams, I also had to make all my living arrangements and other plans for my year off!" Even if you decide not to apply to college, it can be a great idea to take a year to do something you may not have an opportunity to do again. Lots of volunteer organizations would welcome your time and energy and would provide you with a wonderful learning experience. If you take a year off you'll learn some great life skills — like living on a tight budget! Plan how you'll pay your way while you're traveling or doing volunteer work. Can you live at home or with friends? Get a part-time job?

Money, Money, Money Don't cross a school off your list just because the tuition is steep. Ask your school counselor about possible community scholarships. Ask the school's financial-aid office about scholarships, grants, work-study programs, and loans. See if your parents' employers offer scholarships. And check out organizations within your community. An amazing number of college funding sources are out there for students with specific career goals in mind. Your high school guidance counselor should be a good resource for finding these. To apply for federal aid in the United States, you have to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, although some schools use their own forms. Check with your school counselor to be sure you've covered all the bases when it comes to financial aid.

Getting a Job Maybe you've decided that college isn't for you — right now, anyway. If you want to join the workforce, opportunities are out there for people who don't have degrees. One path that some grads take is joining the military or a service corps. Some retail or hospitality industry organizations offer training programs to high school grads. Check out the possibilities in computing, bookkeeping and payroll, or sales. Talk to your school counselor or a favorite teacher about the job market in your area. Make sure your parents' friends know you're looking. Scour the classified ads in the newspaper and do some Internet research. Most large companies list their job openings on their websites. Don't overlook trade opportunities. Matt studied industrial engineering in college. Halfway through the first year, he decided school just wasn't working out, although he stayed for the full year. So he transferred into an apprenticeship program to become an electrician. "Sometimes you feel that society says you have to go to college, especially if you're a good student, and I went through that battle in my head," says Matt. "But I knew I had to figure out what was right for me. And now that I have, I don't regret my choice at all."

Talking to Your Parents What if your post-graduation plans differ from what your parents have in mind? Talk openly with your parents about your plans — both for the short term (like what you want to do next year) and the long term (what you think you'd like to do in life). If your parents want you to go to college but you don't feel you're ready or that college is right for you, explain why. ”My parents were a little concerned that I wouldn't follow through on my plans for medical school if I took a year off," says Rachel. "But I explained how I was worried I'd burn out if I spent all that time in school — I just felt I needed a break to do something different. I think that when they saw all the planning I put into my medical school applications, they were reassured!"

Getting Advice Even if your parents are cool, they probably don't know everything. For school and career guidance, visit your school counselor and talk with adult friends (for example, godparents or friends of the family). Make an effort to talk to people in the fields that interest you. If you think you want to be an accountant, call some accountants and ask them about their work. Most people are flattered to get calls like this, and they'll usually take the time to talk to a student. Whatever you choose to do now does not have to be what you do forever. You can always go back to school or change a career path — lots of people do.

Taking Time Off For some people, the prospect of starting college, especially going away to school, is scary. It's probably the first time that you'll be totally responsible for your own schedule. What if you intend to go to college but just don't feel ready to start yet — for whatever reason — and you don't want to take on a full-time job after graduation? You might want to take a year off to pause and regroup. This practice is common in some countries, like the United Kingdom, where it's called a "gap year." Taking time off doesn't mean you should ignore the idea of applying to college.

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Summer Bikini Madness Flaunt That Great Body, Be Swimsuit Ready Author: Chenkai Photo’s Courtesy of Bigstock Photos

Today, all the major fashion clothing brands around the globe are coming up with their swimsuits and bikini collections with a number of options available to choose from, ranging from bikini sets, bikini separates to string bikinis, halter bikinis, cover ups and tankini’s. These are designed in such a way so as to meet the demands of all body shapes from XS to plus size women. They are available in a variety of colors and designs, from floral prints to polka dots and from laces to sparkly embellishments. No one Bikinis knows a woman's body as well as she herself does. These Swimsuits for women are hence designed in such a way that they hide the flaws and problematic areas and reveal what all is required. A well chosen piece of swim wear thus works wonders.

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Summer Bikini Madness Cont.

While the bikini separates gives you the ed hardy bikini option of mix & match and contrasting both the pieces of your set, the contemporary two piece bikini sets with both the matching pieces, have been in trend since a long time and can be worn by those having perfectly toned bodies. Halter bikinis are best for swimming and beach sports as they provide maximum support,on the other hand, the string bikinis are meant for perfectly sculpted ed hardy clothing and flawless bodies. A tankini is the most comfortable in the range of swim wear as it is a single piece top that covers the mid drift and gives full coverage to the body. So, for those who are uncomfortable with a bikini's exposure or who don't have a toned body, a tankini is the best available option. These latest fashion ed hardy swimsuits and bikinis are available at all the leading stores as well as at the stores exclusively owned by the brands themselves. The convenience of online shopping while sitting in the comfort of your home is also a good alternative as there are a lot of websites offering these services and they have the latest stuff available. All you need to do is just browse through the sites. The bikini and swim suits available at online stores are the latest t-shirt and most affordable for everyone. So, go ahead and sport one of your favorite swim suits and get that tan!! Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/cosmeticsarticles/flaunt-that-great-body-be-swimsuit-ready-2185444.html

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My Top 7 Tips on Teenage Dating

Top Tip #4 There are Many Signs of an Abusive Relationship Learning what the signs of a abusive relationships are is a must, and having a I'm not going to put up with that is the best way to deal with it. In long run it always better to get out of the relationship then staying in it and thinking you can change the person. The most destructive force in any relationship is jealousy. It can easily manifest itself just by you or your partner asking were have you been. And over time it will build and build until to bursts out. Just because you are in a relationship with someone doesn't mean they can control you or tell you how to do something. Everybody in the relationship needs there space and respect. Top Tip # 5

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All Dating is Interaction with Another Person Having someone control you in everyday events and not taking in to what you want out of the relationship shouldn't have you in the first place. This kind of controlling behavior will only lead to you wanting to break free from the relationship. Stopping it from the start is the key; it will kill the relationship in no time flat.

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Top Tip #6

Teen Dating is Normal Parents will have their opinion and will many times voice their opinion, but teen dating is normal and it happens to all of us. But you can't learn everything, especially in a classroom setting. As the saying goes Experience is the best teacher, but it's a damn hard lesson to learn. Having interactions about your family life, but it is important to develop your skills in relationships that you have to give and take.

Don't Make Excuses for Your Partners Behavior From time to time people behave badly; it's just a part of being human. But never try to make excuses or apologize for that behavior, just like they can't control you, you can't control them. This doesn't mean that they can just run amuck, they have to take responsibility for their actions. If this makes you feel uncomfortable and over time your partner doesn't quit then it may be time to end the relationship.

Top Tip #2 The Difference in Compromise and When to be Assertive At many times during the relationships you will have to make your views on things extremely clear, and the way you communicate that will have difference effects on the relationships that you have. But to the other degree, there are situations that you may not want to be so assertive, this is the time that you must learn how to compromise yourself and listen. For example, if you and your partner decide to go see a movie, but you have stated that you don't want to see it for the following reasons. Ask yourself dose your partner offer to go do something else or demands to go to see the movie. Negotiation is key here.

Top Tip #7

Top Tip #3

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Shaping Your Dating Skills Keep up to date with your dating skills is a must for singles. A good tip to remember is that the first date never means that mush, and it doesn't lead to knowing enough about the guy/girl. If something goes wrong, just go to the bathroom take a break and ask yourself what went wrong and how can I fix it. You don't have to go the bathroom you can do this at the table as long as it is in your head. Be truthful to yourself and put yourself in there shoes to get a better understanding on what went wrong. You are going to make mistakes it's apart of dating. The best thing is your partner you are with is most likely thinking the same thing and asking the same questions. 12

Dating Someone that Makes you Laugh and Feel Good About Yourself Feeling good is a must when it comes to relationships, if you don't feel comfortable around your partner then there is point in being with them. You can never share and grow your relationship to a healthy level. Having a sense of appreciated and a need of wanted will make you want to make the relationship work. Article Source:


Fashion Trend From Gossip Girls

We clearly share a mutual love for all things fashion and all things cheesy teen television, which is why I was so excited about to let MK in on my little Gossip Girl fashion secret: There is now an online Gossip Girl store. Not that I would buy (or could afford) Serena's $450 dollar Tory Burch sequin dress that she wore on her date with Dan, but unlike poor little me, these characters have stylists. The best part about fashion is the way the individual pieces are mixed. And although I consider myself fashion forward, sometimes I don't know how the to spice up a great piece. I usually just throw on something lowbrow and have all-together missed an opportunity to show my personality by mixing and matching pieces I wouldn't necessarily expect. Which is why I was taken by the styles on Gossip Girl in the first place. If you weren't obsessed with Serena's gold dress cum cropped jean jacket and black tights ensemble, you, my friend have got problems. It was fab. Check out the Gossip Girl Fashion Gallery after the jump!

Author: Emma

I was on the phone with my friend MK last night and I was like: "MK, Did you watch Gossip Girl last week?" And she was like: :Oh my God, Lauren. I'm totes obsessed." And I was like, "Obvs, MK! The horrible acting, the great music (anybody else catch Peter, Bjorn and John in the first scene?), the awesome clothes, what's NOT to love??"

With the height and glamour of Gossip Girl, I believe there will be more stores selling the clothes of gossip girls. And my favorite part of this Gossip Girl style is the fact that they are fully aware of the fact that their normal viewers cannot afford most of the Upper East Side glamour these fictional girls are privy to. Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/fashionarticles/fashion-trend-from-gossip-girls2127082.html About the AuthorGet more details from http://www.voguemarie.com/fashion-trend-fromgossip-girls/, and you can also get more fashion tips from http://www.voguemarie.com/, just en14 joy!


Finding A Summer Job or Internship Thinking about a summer job? This year, as more people compete for fewer openings, you'll need to start looking early, do your research, and apply to more positions. So it's more important than ever to have a job search plan.

prospective employers and temporary employment agencies. If you're interested in working at a restaurant, bookstore, garden center, or other service business in your area, the best approach is to go there and fill out an application form.

What's the Right Job for Me?

our parents, relatives, or other adults you know might be able to help you connect with possible employers. Don't feel that it's not right to ask them. Once you get the interview, it will be up to you.

To find a job that's right for you, make a list of your interests and strengths, as well as your dislikes and the things you need some improvement in, and keep them in mind as you look for a job. For example, if you love books or writing, a job in a bookstore or library might be perfect for you. But if little kids drive you crazy, a babysitting job may not be ideal.

Be Your Own Boss

Traditional summer jobs in malls, stores, or restaurants are harder to come by in a tough econoA job or internship should be about learning as well my. If your job search hits a dead end, don't give as making money. Try to find something that can help up: get creative and entrepreneurial. Start a pet guide you toward your long-term goals. For example, sitting, dog walking, child care, computer servicif you want to study veterinary science in college, es, yardwork, or cleaning business — whatever finding a job in a vet's office or animal shelter, or there's a need for in your area. even a pet store, may be better choices for you than Print up flyers advertising the services your busiworking in a restaurant. ness offers, your rates, and your phone number As jobs become harder to find, you may have to take or email address, then drop one off at every whatever's available — and that's OK. Learning to house in your neighborhood or ask supermarkets readjust goals and priorities is another important life or coffeehouses if you can post one on their comskill. Just try to find some aspect of the work that you munity bulletin board. love and can learn from. Volunteering Where Should I Start? If you can afford to work without pay, volunteering Prepare a Resume

A good résumé is your best job-hunting tool. Unlike an application form, which you only fill out when you apply for a particular job, you can hand résumés out to relatives, friends of the family, teachers, and other people you know. Talk to your school counselor for advice on preparing a résumé.

is a great way to build experience that looks good on a résumé.

Find Job Leads

For job listings, check out online teen job sites or the classified ads section of your local newspaper. Lots of online sites let you search by zip code for job opportunities in your area. Of course, some of the job listings you'll see — like those that claim you can make thousands of dollars a week working at home — may be too good to be true. Be sure the job ad mentions what the work entails (e.g., "server, evenings and weekends" or "day camp counselor"). Some people get job leads from their school counselors. Others fill out applications or drop off résumés at 16 16


Summer Job Cont. Plus, if your school requires you to get volunteer credits, summer is a great time to earn them. As with paid jobs, you can find volunteer opportunities online. Here are some other places to check out: Your local Y or community center. Offer to coach or help out with a summer camp. Hospitals. Think you might want to be a doctor or nurse? Sign on with your local hospital's volunteer office. You don't have to be interested in medicine, though. Some hospitals have organized volunteer programs where you can do everything from help out with patients to work in the public relations office. School. Talk to your favorite teacher and offer to help tutor summer-school students. Some schools run summer camps for kids, When searching for jobs online, be sure to keep a too — maybe you can volunteer as a coun- parent or other adult informed of what you're doing. If you decide to apply for a position you find online, selor. Local environmental organizations. Get run it by a parent or school counselor first — and involved in a river cleanup or help the Na- definitely don't go for an interview without involving tional Park Service maintain hiking trails in an adult. Unfortunately, a tough economy can mean more online scams. your area. Internships

Jobs to Avoid

Some jobs just aren't right for teens. Jobs that involve working alone late at night can put someone at risk for muggings or assaults, particularly people who are young and inexperienced. The National Consumers League warns teens to avoid working in farm fields or with agricultural processing equipment, landscaping or lawn service jobs, construction If you do well at your internship, you may be ofjobs, jobs that involve driving or operating heavy fered a full-time job next summer or even an ongo- equipment, and jobs that involve door-to-door sales. ing part-time job. Internships can also provide you with valuable references that can help you to land Know the Law future jobs. Federal and state laws limit the number of hours teens can work. For summer employment (when Start by asking adults you know — your parents, their friends, your pastor, your school counselor — school is not in session), the federal government does not allow 14- and 15-year-olds to work before if they know of any internships in your area. If you're willing to work for free, you may be able to 7 a.m. or after 9 p.m., and they cannot work more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week. You can find create your own position at a family member's or out your state's laws and curfews (times when teens friend's company. Or, check out the websites of companies in your area to see if they offer intern- are not allowed to work) by calling your state department of labor. If you know your curfews and mention ships. them when interviewing for or starting a job, your Staying Safe boss can keep them in mind when he or she schedules your start or quitting time. Cont. On page 35 Online Job Searches 17 Some companies and businesses offer bright students short-term, hands-on training in exchange for a willingness to learn and work hard. A few internships even pay, although the point of internships is usually to get work experience, not earn money.


Fashions News Hip hop never goes out of fashion. Music that speaks street language is definitely for young rebellious souls. Hip-hop style for teen boys and girls is rather different. Boys are usually wearing baggy pants and t-shirt, while girls chose sexy outfits. Cap is a must for both. When it comes to colors - choose anything you want. Boys usually prefer blue jeans and white-colored top while girls are totally unpredictable. Girls wear big rounded earrings and boys must wear at least one ring.

Teen Fashion Tips by Fashion Tube Teen Fashion Tips by Fashion Tube...The Fashion Tube website at SexyCubes.com brings you the best tips for buying and choosing the best fasion trends for teens. There are many articles dedicated to fashion trends: trends for men or women, trends for kids and even for dogs. What about teens? Try to do a web search and you will see that finding nice guidelines about teen fashion trends is not as easy as it may seem. Why is it this way? The reason for this lack of information is teen fashion being more complicated than any other. Teenagers are fighting against society; they put a lot of effort to be different, but they also invent new trends and fashion styles. The latest trend is EMO (emotional) style. EMO style is definitely for those who adore bright colors. Green, pink, red, yellow matched with black will undoubtedly make you noticeable. If you are into this style, you must have an appropriate hairdo: Zelda hairdo for girls and jet black mop top for boys. Pencil or at least cigarette-shaped jeans with studded belt is also a must-have. Rules for top are not that strict, you may choose anything you want, just be sure it's close-fitting and bright colored. You must wear large amounts jewelry and it's even better if you pierce your face (small lip ring would do perfectly). EMO style is perfect for those who wear glasses - it's a great accent and EMOs love nerdy ones.

What fashion designers have come up to this season is gothic youth. Although this fashion has existed for a number of years and has been discussed in various ways, it is the first time it is fashionable. Dressing all-black, coloring your hair black, using only black makeup means or even whitening your face to make everything else look even blacker is a hot trend. Choose big shoes with chunky heels; go for metal details all over your clothing and accessories and you're a perfect goth. No matter if you are wearing a short or a long skirt, a close fitting top or a loose one - it's ok as long as it's black. Bohemian style is also fashionable among teenagers. Loose light colored clothes, wraps and wooden, stone or amber accessories will make you look like a real bohemian girl or boy. Peop... For more...visit the number one fashion tube website at SexyCubes.com teen fashion, new teen dress, teen fashion trends, teen models, teen hot sale, teen clothings, discounts, super sale, mega sale, discount coupuns, teen swim wear, teen sunglasses, teen school fashion, teen videos, teen shows, best teen dresses, free codes Fashion Tube - About the Author:

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Entertainment News

Wayne gained nationwide recognition for his work. Yet recently, the album, "Like Father Like Son" has outsold all previous sales records and has the clubs jamming from coast to coast. The joint partnership song between Wayne and his mentor Birdman titled "Stuntin Like My Daddy" has turned this album into hip hop gold.

Discover How Lil Wayne Is All About Making Music Author: Tony Briggs

Lil Wayne aka Weezy Baby is a talented rapper who gives you an unique version of hip hop music and the youth culture. Can you imagine what it would be like to live in a world without a variety of sounds? No doubt there are some music that you could just as well do without. But there are other music that displays unforgettable rhythmic patterns that gets you moving. This describes the music of Lil Wayne. Biography Born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. in New Orleans, LA, on September 27, 1982, Lil Wayne's musical career began at the age of 11. Hailing from the streets of the 17th Ward of New Orleans, he was first recruited by Cash Money owners Bryan "Baby" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams. Cash Money definitely influenced Lil Wayne's style, rearing him with other artists such as Pimp Daddy and UNLV. Right from the start, Lil Wayne shined as a true emerging rap talent, catapulting his solo career. His freestyling abilities was a breathe of fresh air compared to the rappers of the past.

Personal Interests Wayne's tattoos have been a hot topic among his growing fan base. The main discussion has been the tattoos on his face and eyelids. There has been confusion on the meaning of the two teardrops below his eyes which can represent several things. It has been argued that the teardrops define a murder or the lost of a close friend to violence. Since he has them under both eyes, it probably relates to both situations.

In the beginning of his career, Wayne did not rap about his childhood experiences, unlike many rappers of his time. Instead, he focused on clean rythyms and rhymes on behalf of his mother.

In addition, it has been rumored that Lil Wayne and female rapper Trina were in a serious relationship. She has even stated that Wayne is "one of the sweetest guys that she has ever met!" However, at the present time, they both have In the spring of 1997, Wayne helped formed the Hot conceded that they are good friends that underBoys along with Juvenile, B.G. and Turk. As a memstand each other goals. ber of this popular group and a successful solo artist in his own right, Lil Wayne easily became a platiArticle Source: num-selling superstar. With his distinctive highhttp://www.articlesbase.com/musicpitched voice and hot beats, he had no problem articles/discover-how-lil-wayne-is-all-aboutfinding legions of loyal fans. making-music-97246.html Lil Wayne soon launched his solo career and immeAbout the AuthorFor more of Lil Wayne music, diately had two hit records under his belt, "The photos and free Lil Wayne mp3 for your iPod or Block Is Hot" and "Lights Out". His first successful mp3 player, visit http://lil--wayne.blogspot.com. album, "Tha Carter II", which featured the hit, "The Fireman" was listed on The Billboard Hot 100 and 19


Meet Karlee

school. Karlee grew up in rural Upstate New York as a kid in an old house with lots of land, which seemed like a fairytale to her when she was a kid, and the thought of Hollywood was like a dream which is now a reality. Karlee feels that being an artist is her life, that it is what she was put on the planet to do, because she loves and breathe the art.

POP SENSATION AND PFM RECORDING ARTIST, KARLEE, DEBUTS HER SINGLE “THA BOSS” Karlee has been compared to top recording artist such as Fergie and Nellie Furtado, but is well on her way to making a name for herself. Her single “THA BOSS” debuted on Las Vegas’ Top 40 radio station 104.3. And radio stations across the nation have been receiving requests for “THA BOSS”, which eet “THA BOSS”, KARLEE, this young lady has everything soared to the #93 spot within weeks of it takes to become a rising star, its debut on the Top 40 Mediabase Karlee’s first single “Tha Boss” ranking system, even before its official off of her highly anticipated al- release date to Top 40 and Rhythmic radio. bum Quarantine is set to be released later this year. Karlee Karlee believes her style of music is says the title single represents where pop and dance with a little bit of balshe is in her life right now. “Tha Boss” lads. She describes her fan base is embodies a smart, strong and empowered young women being in charge and teens and young adults, but really for any age if you love music. being in charge of herself. According to Karlee’s mom, she started She tells a story of a family friend’s 7 year old who loves her music and alsinging as a baby, but really grew as a ways wants them to put the cd on. singer/artist and for the love of music when she started taking chorus in high

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“Art is my life, what I was put on the planet for. I love and breathe the art”.

Karlee says that if there was anyone in the industry she could work with, it would have to be artists’ like Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, and Akon.

would probably study science, Karlee has always loved science and even took some classes, but she moved to Los Angeles and started her music Most would not know that Karlee is also career. a fashion designer. She has her own couture line, “LIME,” which is a women’s Her advice to teens is “ Don’t ever casual wear line and has been featured give up and keep pursuing your in Los Angeles’ Fashion Week and Santa goals”. Monica’s Film Festival. She describes her clothing line as her own personal Karlee’s fans can expect the anticistyle. If you could take her music and put pated release of her album later this it to fashion, that would describe her line. year and high energy, fun upcoming Karlee is single and currently not dating shows as well as her new t-shirt lineanyone because her focus is on her ca- and underwear line. But her main goal reer and her craft. She like’s working with will continue to be living out her dream, children and teaching and if she wasn’t in which is to share her music with the world and continue to inspire others. the music and fashion industry, she 23


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Sports

His agility and crazy vertical jump is just out of this world. One of my favorite slam dunks is his 360 standing jump that almost sees his waist above the rim.

Sports League Games for Teens

5. Lebron James: the new kid on the block. His powerful slam dunks on court have earned him the name King James. Fantastic talent I say. 6. Kevin Garnet: He is another favorite for me. His pump before a standing jump when he was still playing for the Minnesota Timber-wolves was a killer for me in the NBA.

Top Nine Slam Dunk Maestros You Should Know About Right Today. By Babji Isaac

Hey people, I hope you're good. I thought that today, I should put down my Top Nine Slam Dunk Maestros You Should Know About. Why, you may ask. That is because these people have really shown me how to increase vertical jump, just from their basketball life stories. Here goes the list:

7. Main Event: this guy is a phenom in street basketball. You name it, this and 1 soldier has done it. His vertical jump dunk over a motorcycle or his legendary dunk with stitches on his head. He is a marvel I tell you. 8. Helicopter: this is another and 1 legendary slam dunk for me. My favorite jam by him was when he passed himself a ball through the offense and finished it with a vertical jump that brought the house down. 9. Flash: may his soul rest in peace. At only 5’7”, this soldier used to dunk so high, he needed to be caught once he flew so high above the rim. (ArticlesBase SC #2188413)

1. Spud Web: this guy was an NBA vertical jump genius in the 80s. He participated in a slam dunk championship back in the 80s as a rookie or an underdog. The legend, Michael Jordan was also at the arena to watch. He did a couple of dunks at 5’6”. But the slam dunk that sealed it was a pass back to himself off the rim and dunked it right down the rim. The whole floor was taken aback. He eventually took the NBA slam dunk trophy. He had to. 2. Michael Jordan: I mean, this guy is a legend. I am sure you all are conversant with his vertical jump dunks and his ability to jump higher than everybody in each basketball court he played. 3. Kobe Bryant: Need I say more. This is said to be the new Michael Jordan. Is it too much hype or does he deserve it? We will wait and see. But as for me, this guy is a slam dunk genius in the basketball court. His agility and finesse during normal NBA games is just pleasing to the eye. His standing jump is just out of this world. 4. Vince Carter: some like to call him air

Babji Isaac - About the Author:

This author is a prolific writer and a trainer in matters pertaining to basketball, abs and weight-loss programs. Get free tips and tricks for getting that ideal vertical jump in the court for both basketball and volleyball here. Photos Courtesy of BigCanada.30 stock Photo


Summer Break

Just enter “summer camps for teens” into Google and you might be pleasantly surprised at what you

Summer Camps For Teens

see. Just offhand, we can tell you we typed

Author: Eric D. Naftulin

"summer camps for teens," 1,670,000 search reWhat happens when your child hits that “middle ground” when they’ve outgrown the typical

sults came back. That's almost 1.7 million! Once you've narrowed down your search for camps that

summer camp scene but still need worthwhile

interest you, run your selections by your child. We

activities and adult supervision during the summer? Good news! According to Theresa Tor-

always suggest involving your child in the camp

rone, a volunteer for the American Camp

selection process because research indicates kids

Association, “There are many summer camps

have a better time at camp when they've been in-

designed exclusively older kids and teenagers.

volved in choosing one. In addition, never rely sim-

That's good news because many parents feel like

ply on a referral from a friend of a simple internet

their teenagers are in a type of no-man's-land: Too

search. Make sure you conduct your own due dili-

old for summer camp and too young to find a job.

gence to find the best camp for your older camper.

But there are lots of summer camps that are very

But at least you know you’ve got summer poten-

appropriate for older kids and teenagers. In fact,

tially great opportunities for your teenager to have a

these types of summer programs are growing in

safe, fun summer this year! Copyright Eric Naftulin

popularity each year.

and Aloha Beach Camp. All rights reserved.

" Despite popular misconception, there are as many day camps suitable for older kids as sleep away camps. You just have to know where to find them. Of course, asking your friends for a referral is a good place to start. Perhaps you know someone with an older child or teenager who's attended a summer camp in the past and can recommend one. The Internet is another a good place to start your camp search.

Photo Courtesy of:Freedigitalphotos Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/teenagersarticles/summer-camps-for-teens-360740.html About the AuthorEric D. Naftulin owns and operates Aloha Beach Camp, an aquatics sport and ocean safety summer day camp for kids and teens ages 4 to 15 in Los Angeles, CA. Try Aloha Beach Camp and learn to surf, jet ski, boogie board and more.

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Getting There If you don't have your license or access to a car, be sure your job is within walking distance or on a regular bus route. If you drive, leave a few minutes early — especially on the first couple of days you're working — to be sure you arrive on time without feeling pressured. The Interview What do job interviewers look for? It's not just previous work history or unique skills that matter at the interview. Interviewers want to hire candidates who are smart, who think quickly and clearly, and who can express themselves and communicate well — regardless of work experience. Both your attitude and your appearance affect your chances of getting the job you want, especially when the job market is super competitive. Here are two things to remember: When you head out for your interview, avoid looking too casual. That means no sandals, jeans, or cutoffs. Even if you'll be scooping ice cream behind a counter, it helps to look professional for the interview. Not sure how to dress? Ask a parent or adult.

1. Dress the part.

You know what you want — a job. But what does the company want from you? You might not know many details about the position until you interview, but you can prepare by researching the company itself. Go online and learn everything you can about the organization, from its corporate mission (the company's purpose and what it's trying to achieve) to what customers say about its products or services. Then use what you learn when answering the interviewer's questions.

2. Do your research.

Why Get a Summer Job or Internship? Summer jobs and internships (whether they're paid or not) are a great way to prepare for life after high school or for college. The skills you learn early on will help you develop the professional talents you'll need throughout your life. These include basic but important skills like customer service or working with people who may be very different from the friends you hang out with. Work experience can also help you feel good about yourself. The self-esteem and self-confidence you can develop at a job or internship will come in handy when you're ready to interview for college or a job after high school. Reviewed by: Neil Izenberg, MD

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