Volunteer Work: Personal Reward, Professional Boost

volunteering college transcript

The old adage goes, “there is no such thing as true altruism.” Whatever your thoughts are on this, when it comes to volunteer work, who cares why you’re doing it? Putting in any time and effort to help those in need or make the world a little more polished is the whole point and nothing but the point. Whether you are doing it to get into a good college or trying to casually impress your date, we’ll take it.

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CONSENT: Learn it, Live it, Love it, Love it, Love it.

Do You Want To Have Sex.

Do You Want To Have Sex.

Is this ok?

Do you want this?

Does that feel good to you?

Should I keep going?

Should I stop?

What would you like me to do to you?

Do you want to have sex right now?

These are consent seeking phrases you should be exchanging with a partner when you are about to hook up, while you are hooking up, or when sexual intimacy is advancing to another level. You can never ask “too many times.” Being a conscientious or good lover entails more than just thinking you know when the time is right or where the g-spot’s hiding (hint: you didn’t leave it in the glove box). It involves listening to each other and respecting boundaries.

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Love Letters: My Body, My Birth Control

Love Letters

Love Letters is a Petal + Sass blog feature that regularly asks a group of diverse women in their 20’s and 30’s about their experiences with health, sex, emotional wellness, body image, college, careers – and what they wish they had known themselves as teenagers. Visit the Love Letters’ To My Former Self page to learn more about the contributors.

Question Posed: What types of birth control have worked best for you and why? Conversely, what forms of birth control didn’t work well for you?

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Self Knowledge is Power: Take This Test.

Myers Briggs Test

You may have heard someone say “I am such an ENFP” before, or maybe the name “Myers-Briggs” rings a bell from your ‘Intro to Psych’ elective. But what is that? And who cares? While Buzzfeed quizzes about what kind of Dorito flavor you’d most likely be (cool ranch, for sure) are super amusing, seeking to understand the depths of your personality, your likes and dislikes, and how you operate in daily life can be a huge asset to your growth and success.

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[Net]working It, Part II: Using LinkedIn Effectively For Teens

LinkedIn For Teenagers


With over 175 million users, LinkedIn is certainly a resource you want to familiarize yourself with. Even for teens, LinkedIn is a powerful tool for establishing connections and maintaining professional relationships that may be of value in the future. Below are a few tips for getting started and building a strong network.

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Role Call: Real Women in Education

Yom is a World History Teacher and Global Initiatives Director in NYC

Yom is a World History Teacher and Global Initiatives Director in NYC

Role Call is a Petal + Sass blog section featuring interviews with professional young women occupying diverse careers- and their advice to teens.

Name: Yom Odamtten Fox

Age: 32

College & major: Scripps College, B.A in Multicultural Studies with a concentration on Education (self -designed major)

Graduate school & Concentration: Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A in Teaching Social Studies, M.ed in Private School Leadership

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