Spend some more quality time.

As teenagers, we are having more and more to do every day. School, responsibilities, social media, watch our favorite programs, play our favorite video games, run errands, go to other activities rather than school and much more. We tend to achieve all of these in less than 24 hours and that seems to be a huge achievement (and it is!). But did we really focus on ourselves, look after our brain, body, self-esteem?

In this post, we will be focusing on your phones, since everyone has one. Make sure you’ve got some free space to download these applications.


1. Journal & Note Taking

Keeping a journal on your notebook, or your phone can be something helpful these days. You can keep all of your thoughts in one place, organized and you can never lose it (except if you want it, of course). We’ve gathered some applications, that will help you keep your thoughts!

1.1. Evernote

This note taking application has left history, it takes your notes, and it securely stores them in your account. It is completely free and it has iPhone and Android applications.

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1.2. Awesome Note 2

Although it’s available only for the iPhone and the iPad, Awesome Note 2 is the best application for note keeping out there! It is completely customizable, passcode lock, custom background, note icons, category icons, to-do-lists, calendar, reminders, quick widgets, supports backups, sketching, weather, diary, and lots more! Best part? It syncs with Evernote or iCloud. The app costs $3.99.

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1.3. Microsoft OneNote

OneNote is simple. It takes note taking to the next level. OneNote adds notebooks, files, notebook styled notes, file support, easy and friendly experience, and many more! OneNote syncs with your OneDrive account, therefore, it is easier to access your notes from other devices. OneNote is completely free to use.

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2. Meditation & Mindfulness

Meditation is an important part of our lives, doing it might be one of the most important things in a day, you should spend at least 10 minutes to meditate, and clear all your thoughts and focus on things. And if it seems silly to you, trust us, it works more than you think. Please note here, all these applications have a “free” version, but really have in-app purchases so you can get the full version (but it is worth it).

2.1. Calm

The calm app is an application that has been our personal favorite. It is used by a lot of people daily, so they can get their own mindfulness hour. Calm features voice meditations, sleep stories (listen to before you sleep), music (mostly calming sounds) and it’s all new masterclass (people talking about experiences or about important topics). The app is free to download but it has a full access in-app purchase. Calm won Apple’s best app award in 2017.

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2.2. Headspace

Headspace one of many alternatives from the calm application, Headspace is also very good because it gives you day by day notifications about mediating (today’s meditation), it has animations, and it features a kids section, so it might be more suitable if really young kids would be listening to that section as well! Again, the app is free to download but it has a full access in-app purchase.

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3. Learn Something New

Listening or reading other people’s opinions or lectures, might be very helpful to you. It might finally help you find a passage through live’s most difficult obstacles, and it might help you with an idea.

3.1. TED

TED is known for it’s Ted Talks on youtube and Ted X. These talks have inspired a lot of people and they are a lot. TED has created an application that would help you find all of these talks, TED also uploads these talks on YouTube on it’s own channel (and more channels).

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3.2. YouTube

An app we’re sure you already have installed in your phone is YouTube. YouTube is the video sharing platform that enables other people to speak their heart out. On this app, you will be able to not only find Ted Talks, but also people talking about their experiences by themselves. If you are interested in topics such as DIY, Conspiracy Theories, How-To videos, e.t.c, this app is the place for you. It is completely free however in some countries there is YouTube RED, which offers background audio, ad-free and the ability to download any video you want.

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This marks the and of this article, be safe and have a perfect summer!

 

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Summer break: Anime you should binge onto.

1. Attack On Titan

After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

2000 years from now, humans are nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of titans. Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. Teenage boy Eren and his foster sister Mikasa witness something horrific as the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of thin air. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two kids watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren vows that he will murder every single titan and take revenge for all of mankind.

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2. Death Note

An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

After an intelligent yet cynical high school student begins to cleanse the world from evil with the help of a magical notebook that can kill anyone whose name is written on it, international authorities call upon a mysterious detective known as “L” to thwart his efforts.

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3. Naruto (2002 – 2007)

Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja, struggles as he searches for recognition and dreams of becoming the Hokage, the village’s leader and strongest ninja.

Many years ago, in the hidden village of Konoha, lived a great demon fox. When it swung one of it’s nine tails, a tsunami occurred. The fourth hokage sealed this demon fox inside a boy in exchange for his own life. Naruto was that boy, and he grew up with no family, and the villagers hated him thinking that he himself was the demon fox. Naruto’s dream is to become Hokage, and have the villagers acknowledge him.

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4. Boku no Hero Academia

A superhero-loving boy without any powers is determined to enroll in a prestigious hero academy and learn what it really means to be a hero.

In a world populated with superhumans, the superhero-loving Izuku Midoriya is without power. However, after the Quirkless dreamer Izuku inherits the powers of the world’s best superhero, All Might, his hopes of becoming the top hero are now possible. Once enrolled in the high school for heroes, U.A., Izuku soon discovers being a hero is much more complicated than it appears.

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5. Dragonball Super

The continuing adventures of the mighty warrior Son Goku, as he encounters new worlds and new warriors to fight.

With Majin Boo defeated half-a-year prior, peace returns to Earth, where Son Goku (now a radish farmer) and his friends now live peaceful lives. However, a new threat appears in the form of Beerus, the God of Destruction. Considered the most terrifying being in the entire universe, Beerus is eager to fight the legendary warrior seen in a prophecy foretold decades ago known as the Super Saiyan God. The series retells the events from the two Dragon Ball Z films, Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’ before proceeding to an original story about the exploration of alternate universes.

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Gamer? Here’s our top 5 games for the PlayStation 4.

1. Horizon Zero Dawn

 

 

Nature and Machines Collide – Horizon Zero Dawn juxtaposes two contrasting elements, taking a vibrant world rich with beautiful nature and filling it with awe-inspiring highly advanced technology. This marriage creates a dynamic combination for both exploration and gameplay.

 

Defy Overwhelming Odds – The foundation of combat in Horizon Zero Dawn is built upon the speed and cunning of Aloy versus the raw strength and size of the machines. In order to overcome a much larger and technologically superior enemy, Aloy must use every ounce of her knowledge, intelligence, and agility to survive each encounter.

 

Cutting Edge Open World Tech – Stunningly detailed forests, imposing mountains, and atmospheric ruins of a bygone civilization meld together in a landscape that is alive with changing weather systems and a full day/night cycle.

 

Creator’s Note: Embark on a compelling, emotional journey and unravel mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artifacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of this planet, and of life itself.

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2. God Of War

 

A New Beginning — His vengeance against the gods of Olympus far behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the lands of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive… and teach his son to do the same

 

Second Chances — As mentor and protector to a son determined to earn his respect, Kratos is faced with an unexpected opportunity to master the rage that has long defined him. Questioning the dark lineage he’s passed on to his son, he hopes to make amends for the shortcomings of his past

 

Midgard and Beyond — Set within the untamed forests, mountains, and realms of Norse lore, God of War features a distinctly new setting with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods

 

Vicious, Physical Combat — With an intimate, over-the-shoulder free camera that brings the action closer than ever, combat in God of War is up close, frenetic, and unflinching. Kratos’ axe —powerful, magic and multi-faceted – is a brutal weapon as well as a versatile tool for exploration

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3. Far Cry 5

 

Fan the flames of resistance and fight to free Hope County from the grip of a deadly cult in the newest installment of the Far Cry series.

 

Beware of the wrath of Joseph Seed and his cult followers as you support the resistance in small-town America.

 

Explore Hope County and discover the Montana countryside, wildlife, and its inhabitants in an exciting open world.

 

Play your way. Build your character, make your own allies, and watch the world change as you progress.

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4. Destiny 2

 

From the makers of the acclaimed hit game Destiny, comes the much-anticipated sequel

 

An action shooter that takes you on an epic journey across the solar system

 

Humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion

 

To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home

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5. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

 

Several years after his last adventure, retired fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, is forced back into the world of thieves.

 

With the stakes much more personal, Drake embarks on a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure.

 

His greatest adventure will test his physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he’s willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves.

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Your steps just got better! Here’s how.

1. CHECKERBOARD CLASSIC SLIP-ON SHOES

 

A low profile, slip-on shoe, the Vans Classic Slip-On has elastic side accents and padded collars for extra comfort. It also features the Vans flag label and signature waffle outsoles for firmer grip.

Composition:100% Textile

The materials used in the manufacturing of these styles (including adhesives) are free of any animal by-products and therefore are 100% vegan.

These shoes can be only found in store, and are not available for online purchase.
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2. Vans OVERSIZED HERRINGBONE AUTHENTIC

 

The Oversized Herringbone Authentic combines the original and now iconic Vans low top style with sturdy textile uppers, metal eyelets, and signature rubber waffle outsoles.

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3. SLIP-ON

 

The Classic Slip-On has a low profile, slip-on canvas upper with all-over checker print, elastic side accents, Vans flag label and Vans original Waffle Outsole.

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4. ATCQ AUTHENTIC

 

Can we kick it? Vans and A Tribe Called Quest team up on a collection of footwear paying tribute to the iconic alternative hip hop group. Inspired by their impact on culture, the ATCQ Authentic combines the original and now iconic Vans low top style with sturdy canvas uppers, an allover print, metal eyelets, signature rubber waffle outsoles, and custom ATCQ details in a celebration of style, art, music, and authenticity.

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5. CANVAS OLD SKOOL

 

The Old Skool, Vans classic skate shoe and the first to bare the iconic side stripe, has a low-top lace-up silhouette with a durable canvas upper with metal eyelets, padded tongue and lining and Vans signature Waffle Outsole.

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6. GUM AUTHENTIC

 

The Gum Authentic, the original and now iconic Vans style, features a simple low top, lace-up profile with sturdy canvas uppers, metal eyelets, and signature rubber waffle outsoles.

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7. C&L ERA 59

 

The C&L Era 59, a low top lace-up skate shoe, features sturdy double-stitched canvas uppers, metal eyelets, leather heel accents, padded collars for support and flexibility, and signature rubber waffle outsoles.

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