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Google Chrome Extensions to Reduce Some of the Stress of Online Learning

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Google Chrome Extensions to Reduce Some of the Stress of Online Learning

Online school can be tough, and with so many distractions right there at your fingertips, it can make it hard to concentrate on learning. We are here to help make your online schooling time a little more productive and maybe even a little more fun. Google Chrome has thousands of extensions that you can add to your browser but with all those options, it can be overwhelming on where to begin.   via GIPHY   To help ease some stress, we’ve put together the top 5 Google Chrome extensions to help you get through this semester like a pro....

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Napping Your Way to Success

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Napping Your Way to Success

It’s a fact that short naps in the afternoon can help to increase learning and memory, improve reasoning and problem solving skills, and even put us in a better mood. Study after study will confirm that. But often time they don’t give suggestions on how to nap.   via GIPHY   Here are just some suggestions from Casper, visit the link to find out more tips for the best nap you’ve ever had, as well as learn more about how napping can help improve our minds throughout the day. Time it for 20 minutes 20 minutes allows us to feel rested...

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Friendship Goals

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Friendship Goals

The best friendships come from knowing who you are and using your strengths to help others. There are so many quizzes in on the internet that claim they can tell us who our “one true self” is, but which one should you choose?   via GIPHY   via GIPHY   It is important that when you are looking for a quiz to take, you find one that is going to help you learn about yourself. One that is on a site that shows you the research behind the quiz itself and not just the first one on Google.  So as fun as finding out which character from...

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Finding Your Footing In the Political World

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Finding Your Footing In the Political World

Excited about the future and about how you’re going to change the world, but you don’t quite know where or how to start? via GIPHY The first step is to always start at home. This means joining your school’s Student Government organization. Student government represents the best interests of a school’s student body and helps shape the student experience on campus. But why stop there. Local and Area Governments want to hear from you! Attend meetings, sign up to speak about causes you care about, and once you turn 18 run for a position....

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Tough But You Can Be Tougher

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Tough But You Can Be Tougher

  If you are like many, physical distancing is getting old and your mental health might be starting to suffer. This is very common. We know the steps we are taking are important to protect physical health but it doesn’t always make it easier.   With all of this time on your hands, you may be tempted to make poor decisions….     We understand that but are confident you can turn those decisions around, laugh a little about even thinking about them, and move onto managing this time in ways that will help you come...

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You Want the Tooth About Marijuana?

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You Want the Tooth About Marijuana?

Wow, all this talk and action to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes has people wondering if it really is safe. As a teen, what you need to know is that it is NOT SAFE for you. The Academy of Pediatrics was not going to allow the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes for anyone under the age of 18 because of the harms it can cause to a developing a brain (That is what you have, a brain still under construction. This is true regardless of how mature your body appears.) They have relented only for extreme medical...

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Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness

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Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness

  Focus – Mindful meditation has been correlated directly with cognitive flexibility and attentional functioning. Cognitive flexibility – With the help of mindful meditation, you can become less reactive and develop the skill of self-observation. You will begin to develop more adaptive responses to stressful or negative situations. Relationship satisfaction – By practicing mindful meditation, you are able to respond well to stress in relationships and become better at communicating your emotions to a partner. Stress...

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Give Yourself a Mental Break

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Give Yourself a Mental Break

  High School can be a very stressful time. Applying for colleges, after school practices, unhealthy diets and an awful sleep schedule can take a toll on your body and brain. Resulting in anxiety, depression and mood swings that could possibly affect your connections with others. Here are 10 ideas to improve your mental health! 1.) Meditation Use your spare time in-between classes to close your eyes, deep breath and relax. Doing this will ease your mind and possibly give you a new perspective on your day. 2.) Make Positive Lists Focusing...

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Plan ahead

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Plan ahead

As you get older, social circles widen. When this happens, it becomes more important to think through who is going to be involved in an event. While even your best friends can come up with some not very good ideas…     others may come up with ideas that can put you in a position where you feel pressured to make decisions that you know are not a good idea and could possibly harm you or others. To prevent this from happening, it is best to plan ahead.  Start with thinking through how you can tell someone you don’t want to go to...

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Naps (AKA Memory Boosters)

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Naps (AKA Memory Boosters)

  Did you know short-term memory is limited? That means, you can only fit so much in when you study. To free up space and transfer the information to long-term memory, sleep is required. This means nap breaks are great when you are studying and reviewing your notes right before going to sleep at night is ideal. The trick to taking a nap, is determining what length time you should sleep to reap the rewards you are looking for and not sleeping so long that it interferes with sleep at night.     To ensure you don’t sleep...

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