Why talk to the cashier?

Why talk to the cashier?

This article originally appeared on screenagers.com, check it out here. The other day a mom told me this funny (and not so funny) story. She had sent her son to the butcher’s and when he got there she got a text from him: Son: Mom, do I have to talk with the butcher?...

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Meet Dr. Carli

Meet Dr. Carli

Pop music artist Katy Perry said that the idea of her mega hit “Roar” came from her own inner voice that was “tired of keeping all of these feelings inside and not speaking up for myself.” The song is an empowering tribute about taking control, and a particular...

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Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection

Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection

This is an important and inspiring Ted Talk that I couldn’t agree with more. "We’re raising our girls to be perfect, and we’re raising our boys to be brave” says Reshya Saujani the founder of Girls Who Code, a non profit that aims to initiate young women into the tech...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Hanna Thistle

Ambassador Spotlight: Hanna Thistle

Girl power is in the air, and The Meadows School senior Hanna Thistle is leading the charge in her community by helping her friends, peers and neighbors find peace, wellness and confidence through yoga and meditation. As a Girl Nation ambassador, enthusiastic...

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Things We Love :: Sit With Us App

Things We Love :: Sit With Us App

Last week an app was released that is helping to reduce bullying! The 'Sit With Us' app, designed by Natalie Hampton, a 16-year-old from Sherman Oaks, California, helps students who have difficulty finding a place to sit locate a welcoming group in the lunchroom. At...

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Community Service :: Child Haven

Community Service :: Child Haven

This year the Girl Nation girls at Alexander Dawson School created Girl Nation “Love Yourself” Valentine Bags” for at risk girls at Child Haven. Child Haven is truly a haven for temporarily displaced children. It provides extraordinary care for hundreds of high-risk...

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50 Things I Would Rather Be Than “Pretty”

50 Things I Would Rather Be Than “Pretty”

American media sells beauty. Whether you are being pushed to buy the newest powder or pressured to purchase the latest teeth-whitening strips, everywhere we turn are airbrushed models that have been pricked, prodded, and photoshopped to look like people they don't...

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The Things That Fill Me Up

The Things That Fill Me Up

I will never forget the day that my little, 13-going-on-30, I swear she might have actually fell from heaven sister came skipping through our front door exclaiming, “I filled up everyone’s bucket today! EVERY SINGLE ONE!” I laughed and kindly asked what that meant —...

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I Will Love Myself Better In 2016

I Will Love Myself Better In 2016

Why I'm making a different type of resolution this year. Every single year we all set out with a number of resolutions. These resolutions may range from something as simple as going to the gym more to something specific like try at least one new thing every single...

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