Monday, January 28, 2013

Daily Dose: Positive Thinking

One doesn't have to be concerned or bothered by the thoughts of those that cannot hurt them or do not affect them. Don't let people talking about you negatively affect you.

The tiger represents the fierce and willful person you are while the "sheep" are those who may be mindlessly following and emulating anything that is cool at the time because "everyoe else is doing it" or simply "HATERS" as we like to call them.

Remember this statement in order to empower you to stay true to yourself and refrain from being easily influenced and persuaded, especially based on the opinions of others.View yourself as too important to care about the opinions of those are are thoughtless, and therefore less important

#be YOUnique
#be YOUtiful

Who's that Girl? Sloane Stephens: The Teenage Star Who Beat Serena Williams

Sloane Stephens recently defeated one of the greatest players to lace up tennis shoes, Serena Williams, a tennis player whose poster once adorned Stephens' bedroom wall.

The 19-year-old can now say she is the only American younger than Williams to beat the 31-year-old. Stephens, with a giant white smile from ear to ear, won 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 against Williams in the Australian Open quarterfinals last Wednesday.

Off the court, Stephens, originally of Plantation, Fla., but now living in Bel Air, Calif., is a typical teenager. She texts, she tweets, she loves spending time with friends, and she has a serious shopping addiction.

"I said I was going to buy one thing but now I'm going to buy two," she said in an interview just after the big win. "I was begging my mom for these pair of shoes, but I'm sure she'll have them waiting when I get home -- so I have to think of something quick so I can tell her, so she can have it when I get home."

Stephens told ESPN she had 145 text messages after her win. She added she hoped the win would get her more Twitter followers. Her followers shot from 17,000 before the competition to 46,300 and counting.

To read more, click here.

Newsworthy: School tells bullied teen to get a breast reduction

A Missouri mother is furious with her daughter's school for allegedly suggesting that her sixth grader get a breast reduction to avoid chronic bullying. Tammie Jackson tells KTVI that her 13-year-old daughter Gabrielle has been harassed by peers since last semester, particularly for her large breasts.

When she called the Riverview Gardens School District to complain about the problem, the woman on the other end said the girl could be transferred to another school from Central Middle School, or go under the knife. "It makes me feel like now you are telling me it's my fault, it's God's fault the way he made her."

Jackson told KTVI. "[The school should] talk with the kids, let them know, you know, people's bodies are changing, everybody's body is different but God made us all great."

To read more click here.

In every middle or high school class there is that one girl who develops way ahead of the pack. What's next? Telling the overweight girl that she needs to take up an eating disorder or get gastric bypass surgery so people will leave her alone? How would you react if this happened to you?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Malia and Sasha: Growing Up in the Spotlight

Growing up in the White House definitely has its perks, but Malia and Sasha Obama are just a couple of regular kids! Check out how they've grown up since the start of President Obama taking office ... Sasha (l.) and Malia (r.) Obama flash the peace sign and make funny faces as they check their phones during the Presidential Inaugural Parade on Jan. 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Click here to read more.

 I wonder how cool it is to grow up as a teenager in the White House? What are the perks? What are the drawbacks? It's interesting to wonder.... Check out the videos below to see just how much Sasha and Malia have grown up over the last four years. How will they look by 2016?