FIRST JOBSMany teens are starting to think about their first job. What kind of training they will need? Whether or not they will need a work permit? How to get to and from work, if they don’t have a car? These can all be questions that a teen might ask themselves when it comes to their first job. Many teens will venture out into the workforce by working for friends and family, but if you don’t have friends and family that have their own businesses or can get you a job where they work, then going out on their own can find them their first job opportunity. Many teens will start working at grocery stores, restaurants, movie theaters, or even work as a clean-up person on a construction site. A lot of different jobs are out there to train in. Getting your training early in life can help you to develop many skills that will help you in your future endeavors. Take for instance, learning to use a chainsaw is a skill to have that can be used for work or for your home life. Knowing the best chainsaw to learn with or purchase is something you can research or ask opinions of previously trained chainsaw users such as your Dad or your Uncle. Many men are trained early how to use a chainsaw, but make sure you use proper safety precautions when learning to use a chainsaw. Using a computer is a great skill to have as well. Most jobs involve computers of some sort. Even if you are a cashier at a restaurant or a waitress you will need to know how to use a computer. There are many jobs that involve computers so are simple minimum wage jobs and some are very technical jobs such as a secretary or a data entry clerk. So learning to use a computer is a very special skill to have. You can get training in computers through your high school classes or you can take extended learning classes through programs with the city. Lawn maintenance is a job that most teens start out with at an early age. You can start working in lawn care as early as 13 years old. This is a job that you can do by simply using a lawnmower and cutting your neighbor’s yard and trimming the bushes. It’s not a very complicated job and if you do a good job your neighbors will tell other neighbors about your service and suggest they higher you to help you out. This will quickly grow your business. Many lawn care businesses start out when the owner was in his teens and over the years they can develop into million dollar businesses. Lawn care is a great way to earn a living and you get to set your own prices, just base it on hourly wage and effort and you can never go wrong. Although these are just a few of the skills necessary to find a job for your future, you are sure to find one that you enjoy doing and maybe even make a career out of it. Not only are these skills necessary for job placement but they are necessary for your home life as well when you own your own home.

Training for your first job

FIRST JOBSMany teens are starting to think about their first job. What kind of training they will need? Whether or not they will need a work permit? How to get to and from work, if they don’t have a car? These can all be questions that a teen might ask themselves when it comes to their first job. Many teens will venture out into the workforce by working for friends and family, but if you don’t have friends and family that have their own businesses or can get you a job where they work, then going out on their own can find them their first job opportunity. Many teens will start working at grocery stores, restaurants, movie theaters, or even work as a clean-up person on a construction site.

A lot of different jobs are out there to train in. Getting your training early in life can help you to develop many skills that will help you in your future endeavors. Take for instance, learning to use a chainsaw is a skill to have that can be used for work or for your home life. Knowing the best chainsaw to learn with or purchase is something you can research or ask opinions of previously trained chainsaw users such as your Dad or your Uncle. Many men are trained early how to use a chainsaw, but make sure you use proper safety precautions when learning to use a chainsaw.

Using a computer is a great skill to have as well. Most jobs involve computers of some sort. Even if you are a cashier at a restaurant or a waitress you will need to know how to use a computer. There are many jobs that involve computers so are simple minimum wage jobs and some are very technical jobs such as a secretary or a data entry clerk. So learning to use a computer is a very special skill to have. You can get training in computers through your high school classes or you can take extended learning classes through programs with the city.

Lawn maintenance is a job that most teens start out with at an early age. You can start working in lawn care as early as 13 years old. This is a job that you can do by simply using a lawnmower and cutting your neighbor’s yard and trimming the bushes. It’s not a very complicated job and if you do a good job your neighbors will tell other neighbors about your service and suggest they higher you to help you out. This will quickly grow your business. Many lawn care businesses start out when the owner was in his teens and over the years they can develop into million dollar businesses. Lawn care is a great way to earn a living and you get to set your own prices, just base it on hourly wage and effort and you can never go wrong.

Although these are just a few of the skills necessary to find a job for your future, you are sure to find one that you enjoy doing and maybe even make a career out of it. Not only are these skills necessary for job placement but they are necessary for your home life as well when you own your own home.

Smoothie recipes for Teens

SMOOTHIE RECIPESTeens need all the nutrients they can get since they are growing and at rapid paces. Once puberty hits you start growing more and more every day. The more you grow the more nutrients you need. Many teens are rushing around and eating unhealthy things, in order to provide them with a healthy alternative to those bottomless calories they consume daily, then you should offer them a healthier option. Why not make them a smoothie every morning? Smoothies involve fruits, veggies, supplemental vitamins and minerals. There are many recipes that can be made for teens to have a healthy breakfast, snack, or lunch. Here are a few that would really be great to try.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

1 Ripe banana

1 Cup of soy or milk

¼ cup of natural Peanut Butter

2 Tablespoons honey

½ cup of Ice

Peanut Butter adds protein and Banana adds potassium.

Banana-Blueberry smoothie

1 ripe Banana

1 cup blueberries

1 cup low-fat yogurt

The banana adds potassium, the blueberries adds antioxidants, and the yogurt adds calcium and B-Vitamins.

Mango Peach Smoothie

1 Peach, Sliced

1 Mango, peeled and diced

½ cup Milk

½ cup Orange juice

Great breakfast smoothie

Strawberry, banana, oatmeal smoothie

¼ cup uncooked oats (oatmeal plain)

1-1/2 teaspoons of dried chia seeds

¾ cup Milk

¼ cup Orange Juice

¼ cup Yogurt (Greek works great)

½ Cup fresh Strawberries

½ Cup fresh Banana Slices

Green Monster Smoothie

½ cup Frozen Mango

½ Cup Frozen Pineapple

1 Banana

One big handful of Spinach

One Kale leaf

2/3 Cup of Water

This is a good smoothie for teens with celiac disease

Berry Smoothie

½ Cup Raspberries

½ Cup Strawberries

1 Cup low-fat vanilla yogurt

1/3 Cup skim Milk

These are all great options for Teens for early morning breakfast or snack and lunch options. Since most teens don’t eat healthy and some have chronic diseases that need constant watching of the diet plan. Smoothies can be a great way to provide a healthy option and make sure your child is getting what they need to make it through the day. Many diseases have restrictions on certain foods so consult with your nutritionist about what fruits and veggies is alright for you and whether or not smoothies are good for you. Smoothies can be a great way to supplement for a late night snack as well. They provide many different vitamins and minerals for your body’s health. There is a smoothie for every situation, such as ones that help with weight loss, ones that help with celiac disease, and ones that help with diabetics.

When making the best smoothie for your specific needs make sure you have the best blender for that smoothie. The nutribullet reviews will help you to know which one is right for you and your specific needs. So check out the reviews and pick the one that is right for you and affordable. Price can be a big decision maker in picking out a blender but don’t make it the only deciding factor, the most important thing about picking a blender is that you get one that has all the features you need and is in your price range.

Top Five Protein Powders for the Teenaged Woman

TEEN PROTEIN

Being a woman, and even worse, being a teenaged woman, can be a tough time. You’re going through so much from planning for college, getting a summer job, not to mention the boy next door keeps giving you looks. On top of all that, you have your body acting crazy. So here’s a few Protein Powders you can use to bump up your protein intake without affecting your carbs and fats. The popular protein powders below can be found at sites such as WomensProteinShakes.com.

-       BioTrust LowCarb Protein

The BioTrust LowCarb Protein Powder is a great starter Powder for any one. It gives you the protein you need without adding in extra carbs and calories. None of those nasty hormones or sweeteners either. It released amino acids gradually over time instead of all at once, so you get what you need throughout the day instead of one big lump at once. And it’s got two great, sweet tasting flavours: Chocolate and Vanilla.

-       Optimum Nutrition 100% Natural Whey Protein

Whey is a great source of protein, so you know you’re getting your bang for your buck with the Optimum Nutrition. It’s has a low carb count, and doesn’t add in anything extra. It also has no added sugar and comes in three great flavours: Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry. Mix it with milk for that creamy, milkshake taste.

-       Natural Factors Unflavoured Natural Whey Protein

Natural Factors only deal in organic, natural powders. They’re GMO free use fancy natural ingredients like bee pollen, Green Tea, and Echinacea. However, they also have a non-flavored version. You can add your own flavours or keep it simple and have this great powder the way it is.

-       Dymatize All Natural Elite Whey Gourmet Protein

The Dymatize is a powerful protein-packing product with a whopping amount of protein stuffed into it. It’s got zero sugars and fat, too, and very little in the way of carbs. Great for anyone who wants to bulk up quickly. Comes in a range of great tastes too. Probably one of the tastier Proteins on the market.

-       MRM 100% All Natural Whey Protein

The MRM doesn’t contain as much protein as some of the other brands, however it also contain the least amount of fats, carbs, and sugars. So if you’re looking to bulk up your protein without affecting your figure then this is the one for you. It comes in Vanilla or Chocolate flavours and mixes well with both milk or water.

Every girl knows your fitness is important. So don’t slack off. Get the protein you need to kickstart your work-out regime, and you’ll soon start turning heads.

 

 

“That that don’t kill me, can only make me stronger” – Stronger – Kanye West

TEEN FITNESS

Harder, better, faster, stronger – Daft Punk originally had that part of the lyrics infused into the song Stronger. As a teenager, it’s a motto to live by. Always looking to be one up, at the top or ahead of the pack is basically the way to live by. Some teens prove it by already on a strict workout regimen. They’ve got it in their head that they want to take care of their body and have started with exercise and protein drinks and are leading the pack already. There’s no law that says you can’t pump up your body until you reach 20 and then you can go from there. You can start now. You can be stronger.

Exercise and a good protein program is the way to go to get the best out of building muscle and trimming fat for a more lean physique. It doesn’t mean you have to have guns like Popeye, but you can show off a 6 pack with the best of them and that’s what you’re out to do. Maybe it’s because you’re on the swim team or maybe it’s just because you play shirts and skins on the outdoor basketball court and if you’re picked on skins you want to look like a mean lean fighting machine. You can find out more about the top 5 testosterone boosters of 2014 and see what is keeping people at the top of the pack. Check out muscleexpand.com/best-testosterone-booster and see what measures up to the results you are looking to achieve.

Starting a workout regimen in your teens is getting on the path early and makes it easier for you in as your grow older to stick with a program and reap its benefits as well as you go on. It’s better to start off earlier because you can do so better with ease as your muscles are already starting to take the shape you are trying to fit them into. You have control of your body and development and can go for a lean muscular look or if it suits your tastes better, keep building on your muscles. If you ever watched Jersey Shore on MTV you noticed Mike “Situation” had a trimmer body yet sculpted chest and arms as opposed to Ron who had more “pop” to his muscles. They both took good care of their bodies, just chose different routes to follow to obtain what end shape they were looking for.

Look for what suits your tastes and not what someone else modeled themselves after. It’s your body, and you know you want to work it harder, better, faster, stronger and it’s up to you how you’re going to go about it to achieve the look that you want in the end. Exercise and healthy nutrient supplements that are all natural are a great way to go about trying to achieve the look that you are looking for in the end. It’s all you, go for the look you want and do it with natural products and you’re on your way to reaching your goals.

You’ve got your first summer job, now what do to with the extra cash?

Fast Food Restaurant EmployeeYou’ve finally done it. You have gained some financial freedom by finding a job to take you through the summer. The steady work and the steady pay was a big draw to get you there.   Your first impulse is sure to thrill any farmer by heading to the local farmers market and splurge on a dinner to celebrate your new job. Okay, maybe that’s pushing it, but you know you’ve got some money and you don’t want it to burn a hole in your pocket, so it’s time to think of what you want to do with it.

Do you save it all summer for a big ticket item? Do you take some and put a little of it aside so you’ll have it for a rainy day and use the extras for fun things you can do now? How about do as your parents suggested and put it aside for college, which really seems to suck the fun out of having this first job. Practical, yes; boring, yes. So sit back and take a pause and think about how you want to go about spending this newfound pot of gold.’

How about a little bit of everything. They didn’t teach you economics in school for nothing, you’d like to go with your parents to the bank and open up an account so you can keep track of your money and walk away with a prized debit card. No more carrying cash everywhere for everything, never knowing exactly if you’ve got too much or too little on hand. It makes you feel more adult to have a debit card. Also so much more convenient now especially at the gas pump most definitely.

While you’re at the bank you might want to open a savings account too. That’s to save up for your big ticket item without having it in your face with constant temptation to take it out and spend it. A savings account will keep it out of immediate reach and make you really have to do some serious thinking as to if you need to withdraw from it or not. It’s your money keep some of it safe for a rainy day even, it’s wise to put some of it up and a savings account is the best bet when it comes to stashing away some of your hard earned money.

So now you have cash on hand in the form of a debit card, money in savings and you’re living large. Try to ignore the urges you will get, and yes, you will get them; to spend every red cent you’ve managed to acquire through your job. Having a plan such as above as far as how to take care of your money is a great way to strengthen your will and teach you lessons in responsibility along the way. You work hard, it’s okay to play hard now too. You’ve earned it. Just remember slow and steady wins the race and there’s no big hurry to spend every last penny upon receiving it. Stash and save and allow a little shopping every now and then and you’re good to go.

How to have a party without your parents finding out

So your parents are heading Teenagers Hanging Out In Front Of Television Eating Pizzaout of town and leaving you at home. What do you do? You plan a party. Even though that is probably against the rules, you just wouldn’t be a normal teen without planning a “parents out of town” party.

So the Friday before that weekend invite all your closest friends, and of course tell them not to invite any more people, but they do. You get home from school and act all bummed that your parents are leaving but inside your all excited. Your best friends told you the hottest boy in school is coming over. So you wait till they leave and then start doing your hair and makeup, because you can’t be caught without your hair done. While putting out some few snacks that your parents left for you to nosh on over the weekend the doorbell rings.

As the people start piling in you realize that your friends did not keep the party to themselves and everyone in town is at your house, even people you have never met. What do you do? You decide it will be ok and hang out with your friends. The hot guy arrives and you start talking to him all the while forgetting that there are a ton of people in your house. As the party starts to end you start to notice all the food all over the floor, the cushions from the couch on the floor, and oh no, the carpet is ruined.

So what do you do? You panic first, then you get busy cleaning up. While the food and trash is easy to clean up the stains on the carpet are going to take some time. So you call a respected local professional to help you with your problem areas. While you wait on the professional carpet cleaner to arrive you decide to finish cleaning the house. Once the carpet cleaner arrives you get surprised at the affordable price as quoted by Jason Luco. You don’t have to worry about the cost because your parents left you an emergency fund.

When the carpet cleaner gets done your carpet looks good as new and your parents will never know that you had a wild party in their house while they were gone. Unless, the neighbors saw all the kids going in and out of the house last night. Hopefully, they were out and didn’t see anything.

You just might get away with the party that you threw since there is no damage to the house and you had the carpets cleaned. There is no evidence of the shenanigans that happened the night before. Just as they are pulling into the driveway you realize that you never took the trash to the road so there are bags of trash in the kitchen. This could get very ugly. So you pray that they don’t notice the excess of trash sitting in the kitchen before you can get it to the can outside. When all is said and done you have beaten the odds and not gotten caught. Making this the best weekend ever.

Having Fun as a Teen

FUN FOR TEENSBeing a teenager is all about growing up and learning new experiences, but it can also be about fun. As we get older our ways of having fun change from when we were little kids. As a kid we played hide and seek and with dolls and toy trucks. But as a teen we want to play with real cars, and computers and game systems. The older you get the more things will change so while your young why not have a little fun.

Having fun is something we all should do from time to time. Knowing when to have fun and when to be serious is a very important step in life. But having fun doesn’t mean you have to do grown up stuff. You can still act like a kid at times. One way of doing that would be having fun on a trampoline, you can find information on them at http://thetrampreview.com. There are many other ways of having fun as well.

Some ways would be hanging out at the mall with your friends. Many teens find the mall a place to get away from the seriousness of life and hang out with their friends and goof off. As long as you don’t do illegal stuff like stealing or breaking stuff you should be fine. Most malls have security guards for your protection, and the protection of the store owners.

Going to a pool is another way to have fun without worrying about adults bothering you. In the pool you can play chicken and throw each other in the water and its fun. Just make sure you use a good sunscreen so that you don’t burn from the sun. Burning your skin can be very dangerous and painful. Lots of exposure to the sun can eventually cause skin cancers and that wouldn’t be any fun.

Movies are another way to have fun. Many movie theaters are now offering matinee features and 3d movies. This can be a fun experience for anyone but especially for a teen watching a scary movie or something that has stuff that flies out at you. Kind of makes you feel like you’re on a ride at Disney Land.

Going to the beach is also something that teens can do if they live near one. Beaches are a great place to run and play on. They provide hours of endless fun in the sun and water. A beach can be a great place for a campfire if allowed. Many beaches have time schedules for access but some are open at all hours and can be a great place to go camping or have a get together with music and s’mores. Many teens meet the love of their lives while vacationing at the beach.

Whatever you choose to do to have fun remember that fun is all in how you look at it, whether your jumping on a trampoline from a top rated trampolines store, or laying out at the pool catching rays. Fun is all about what you put into it and what you get back from it. Your teen years are for growing up but not so fast that you miss out on all the good times you could be having. Don’t grow up to fast because once your grown there is no turning back.

 

Fashion Tips for Every Stylish Modern Teens

June symbolizes many changes in the life of a teen. If you are of working age then you may be putting out feelers for your first job or started planning what you will wear to your friends graduation party. While teens often focus on dressing for comfort or a specific style trend, these options are not considered acceptable for a job interview, graduation party or internship. Stick with these tips on fashion and style to ensure you are always dressed for the part this summer.

 

Job Interviewteen job interview

Jobs for teenagers can be competitive which is why you have to make the best first impression possible. When you first step into the workforce, employers are looking to hire an employee that they feel is dependable, reliable and will grow with their company. When you are called for an interview you should dress in your best attire. Modern interview attire consists of dress slacks or skirt and a button down shirt for women, or a conservative, non-patterned dress. Men should dress in dress slacks, dress shoes and a button down shirt or polo shirt that is tucked in. There is no reason for a multi-piece suit but you should dress in a professional manner. Make sure that piercings are at a minimum and your hair is styled neatly. If you are looking for inspiration simply check out any men in a magazine.

Internship

An internship can really shape your future. Many internships are available for teens who are heading into their last year of schooling. Internships are generally not paid but give you an opportunity to work alongside professionals who are in an industry that you may be interested in learning more about. The way you perform during an internship will impact the availability of similar programs in the future, your chances of being accepted to your first choice college and job placement after college.

An interview for an internship is a formal affair. Teenage girls should dress in a pants suit including conservative shoes, pantyhose and business-style hair. Men should dress in a suit that is fitted and accentuates them. By putting in the extra effort to make yourself look professionally you are telling the interviewer that you are serious about the internship and your future.

Graduation Party

graduation wearGraduation parties are a time to hang out with your friends and celebrate the future. You can expect plenty of great food and snacks in honor of the graduate. Due to the volume of guests for graduation parties, many are held at outdoor venues with or without tents. Select your attire based on the venue. If you are a going to be indoors for most of the event then you may want to dress warmer to compensate for the cooler temperatures. Just the same, if the event is outside and you live in an area that is particularly hot this time of year then you should dress in cooler summer wear.

Footwear should also be geared towards the venue. If the graduation party is at the community barn then you will want to wear closed-toe shoes to prevent the chance of blisters or from your feet getting dirty from the dusty floors. If the venue is indoors then you can wear whatever you want! Be sure to show off your style with accessories and your favorite hairstyle as well. Remember that graduation parties are a time to just be you and enjoy the last of your teenage years.

Life is all about experiences – the guide for first-timers.

FIRST EXPERIENCESPeople say that life is not only what happens to us, but how we react to each situation, how we perceive the world around us and it all accumulates to become experiences that make up our life. Doing or trying out something for the first time can be a challenging, scary experience, whether it is learning how to ride a bike, or cooking. The key to being successful is not being discouraged if something doesn’t work out immediately, knowing what went wrong and what you can improve and carrying out plenty of research prior to attempting it for the very first time. While failing may be upsetting and disappointing, it is the first step at excelling at something, so whatever it is, make sure that you stay confident and pursue trying, which will eventually be a rewarding experience that you will enjoy.

Riding a bike

One of the most exciting things you can learn as a teenager is to ride a bike – before you are of a legal age to learn how to drive a car, the next best thing is the bike! While it looks extremely easy to do, it takes time to master. Riding a bike does not require some special skill or technique, and to keep your balance all you need is to continue pedaling, but it may be difficult to do straightaway. If you need time to learn how to ride the bike, don’t be discouraged, everyone went through this. Even when at some point, when you are feeling confident, you fall – this is part of the learning process and remember that practice makes perfect.

Cooking

Part of the growing up process and becoming and adult is learning how to take care of yourself, including things like cooking, cleaning and washing your clothes. While with the other 2 – there are clear instructions that you can follow in order to reach the desired result, cooking is a little more tricky. Even if you have a clear, straightforward recipe to follow, it oftentimes happens that things just don’t work out as they should. This is not only due to your lack of skill and experience, but also because cooking is not something you can learn immediately. Start with simple things, like frying eggs and making a grilled chicken salad and then, as you get a grip of it, move on to more complicated dishes.

Getting a job

After you reach the age of 18, you are expected to start earning an income and get your first real job – whether it is waitressing, or being a sales attendant, or the mail guy at your father’s office. There is a myriad of possibilities to choose from, yet, when you are finally hired, you may find out that it is not all that exciting as you might have believed. The truth is that there are positive and negative aspects in every job, even if you are an entrepreneur. There will always be something that you will be dissatisfied with, but it is not a reason to quit. Use your first job as an opportunity to gain experience, learn and find out what you wish to do in the future.

Physical experiences

Another first experience that a teenager will encounter is the first time being intimate with someone. Regardless of how intimidating and frightening this may seem at first, there is nothing to worry about. If you are concerned with some issues, you can go to this web-site and read some practical useful advice that is quite suitable. Many young teenage boys are extremely anxious and stressed out that they be able to perform for an extended period of time, but this can be easily solved with tips of how to last longer in bed without pills.

Choosing the future

During the last year of high school, you are expected to know who you want to become and which university you would like to apply to. While this may be the case for some people, others find it extremely difficult to take such a life-shaping experience at the age of 17-18. If you don’t feel like you are ready just yet, take some time off to reflect and consider what would make you happy. Try brainstorming or going to a job placement agency to seek advice and useful information in determining what profession may be suitable for you.