The average person spends over 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime. Do you want to get to the end of your work-life and wonder why?
Lisa Messenger is the founder of the Collective Hub, a multimedia platform that aims to help people find their full potential. Your teen years are a great time to find your purpose. Lisa's book is designed to help you find your why in life. The format is very easy to read with short chapters, lots of photos, quotes, stories from successful people, questions and exercised to help you find your purpose. While it's not written specifically for teens, I think there are definitely a lot of things you could get out of the book.
In her article on Ten Daily, Lisa Wilkinson describes how she survived the bullies when she was a teenager. She points out in her Ten Daily article that we live in an angry culture. It's not just children and teenagers who are being aggressive and bullies. Watch the news and you will see politician screaming at each other in Parliament, read the weekly women's magazines and you will see unflattering photos of celebrities pointing out every flaw, scroll through Facebook and you will see people making scathing comments on posts. She said, "Maybe it’s time we start embracing a culture that celebrates rather than sledges; that picks us up instead of putting us down."
Ok, this is kind of yucky but very important. Squeezing pimples, while very satisfying, can cause scarring, infection and can make the blemish worse rather than better. This video shows you how to prepare your skin before using a comedone extractor (you can buy these from the cosmetics department of your local department store or chemist). Good luck.
The Mission Australia 2018 Youth Survey is open now. If you are aged 15-19, you have until the 31st July 2018 to complete the survey. You can find it here.
Teens who spend less time in front of screens are happier.
The Sydney Morning Herald recently reported that, according to research in the US, the more time teens spent on their devices, the more their psychological well being decreased. Increased mobile phone use has also been linked to depression and anxiety. Teens who spent 20 hours or more on their devices each week were least happy. So basically, teens who spend less time in front of screens are happier. You can find out more here.
Amy wrote this song about the music executives who rejected her for 10 years. She is proof that you shouldn't give up on your dreams.