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How to Boost Your Body Image »

Changing the Way You See Yourself
Part 2 of 2

In Part 1, we looked at what body image is and what current standards of beauty influence body image for both men and women in our culture. Below, we’ll consider different ways of responding to those standards and propose a way that promotes the most physical and mental well-being.

The Ins and Outs of Sexual Consent »

A Conversation We Need to Have
Part 1 of 2

Sexual consent is the free, full and active agreement to engage in sexual activity. This includes everything from kissing and touching to sex itself. Consent is not something that is given once and then assumed from thereon out; it needs to be renewed and reconfirmed continuously. That means that every step of the way – whether continuing an activity, moving from one kind of activity to another (e.g. kissing to touching) or having a brand new encounter – requires renewed consent. It can’t be assumed based on previous experiences. 

The Ins and Outs of Sexual Consent »

Yes Means Yes
Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of this series, you learned about what consent is and the importance of taking responsibility in sexual situations to verify that the other person is consenting to the activity. Now, it’s time to learn how to apply that understanding. Read Part 2, to learn different ways in which consent is often expressed and some important warning signs that consent is lacking. 

8 Things Your Teacher Won't Tell You About Education »

Driven to Learn
Part 1 of 3

Is your lack of motivation stalling your academic progress? You might be able to get things moving in the right direction if you can answer just one question:

Why is education so important anyway?

7 Tips for Getting Motivated to Learn »

Driven to Learn
Part 2 of 3

Feeling a little distracted and unmotivated to do your schoolwork? That’s natural. It’s hard to stay focused, even when life is fairly normal. When the distractions of life tend to keep you sidetracked, get moving again with some of the following suggestions.

7 More Tips to Keep You Going in School »

Driven to Learn
Part 3 of 3

When you’re a student, it’s hard to keep going day after day, isn’t it? As soon as one assignment is finished, you’re looking toward the next one. As soon as you’ve passed one test, you start the next unit of study. Maybe you found a few tips in part 2 to boost your enthusiasm. Keep reading for additional suggestions (tips 8 through 14) below. After all, you need all the help you can get!

Top 4 Benefits of Higher Education »

Continuing on After High School
Part 1 of 3

High school graduation is something most young people look forward to – not just because it’s an accomplishment, but also because of the freedom it brings. Many young people develop a negative attitude toward education. But we at Good Choices Good Life want to encourage young people to carefully consider their higher education opportunities

Quick Guide: The Many Types of Higher Education »

Continuing on After High School
Part 2 of 3

In Part 1, we discussed a number of different reasons a person might choose to pursue education after high school, and the different benefits such an education can deliver. Now, it’s time to learn about the options available to you. Your choice will depend on what you hope to get out of your higher education experience, and what your plans are at this point in your life.

8 Tips for Choosing the Right College »

Continuing on After High School
Part 3 of 3

In Part 3, we’ll look at factors that you should keep in mind when choosing a school, some of an academic nature and others, non-academic. Consider hese three articles as your higher education “decision-making toolbox” and use them as you work through your plans for higher education.

UNDERAGE DRINKING »

Where Do You Fit In?

If you don’t go out on the weekends and drink, you might feel as if you’re not fitting in. On the contrary. Just because a majority of teens have tried alcohol, that doesn’t mean they all drink regularly. 

Good habits formed at youth make all of the difference in life. Aristotle