1. find a hobby. (examples: cooking, gardening)
2. join an activity/sport.
3. watch a Netflix series. and that doesn’t mean a whole season in a day. my favorites: bones, american horror story, dexter
4. get a job. doesn’t matter if it’s babysitting your neighbors once a week, moving lawns, or working at sonic. it gives you something to do and brings in some cash.
5. clean. no one likes to sound of that word. but cleaning has its perks. you get to live in a tidy home and your parents praise you. and who doesn’t love that?
6. challenge yourself. at the beginning of summer, give yourself a goal to complete by the end. this goal can be related to any of the suggestions above or something else.
The following are apps that I use frequently and recommend to every smart-phone user.
IMDb – gives celebrity biographies, awards, trivia, etc.; theatre show times and movie previews; and much, much more
What I like about it: it’s an easy way to creep on celebrities and to see what movies are coming out
Pandora – creates personalized radio stations
What I like about it: listening to only songs that you like
Whisper – allows you to tell a secret anonymously and receive “likes” from other users
What I like about it: revealing your secrets without ruining your reputation and/or people knowing who it is
Afterlight/InstaSize – creative and advanced editing apps (these two apps might not be free)
I remember when Facebook was a “big thing.” If you didn’t have a Facebook, you were considered unsocial. Every kid, even under 13, had one.
Then… parents wanted to supervise what their child was posting, liking, and friending. So they made an account, and eventually, everyone did. I’m a smart girl, and I definitely do not need my mother, let alone my 60-year-old grandmother liking and commenting on every post I made.
I created a Twitter (since that was the new “cool” thing) and started to use that. I liked it much better than Facebook, because it was simple and had less going on. In my opinion, Facebook is outdated, and Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat are becoming more popular.
To be honest, kids don’t want to see what Aunt Martha is baking or Cousin Cindy’s new haircut. They want to fit in with peers and not be someone who never has a phone until he/she is 17.
Just remember, post and tweet carefully. When you apply for a certain job, they Google search you. If your Twitter pops up, and every tweet has provocative language, they will definitely not hire you. It really does matter how you present yourself online.
Please vote below whether you like Twitter or Facebook better.
Having OCD is like being allergic to life. Every walking moment is spent in a state of mental hyper-sensitivity.