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Lauren Galley is a teen mentor, author, President of Girls Above Society and advocate of building confidence and leadership skills to young girls around the world. With her weekly talk show on CETV, her "Girl Talk" program, and her book "Steps to Success: An Empowerment Guide," she reaches out to tween and teen girls by raising awareness and giving practical tools and tips.

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I Need a Boyfriend! A Teen Girl's Recipe for Validation

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 12:04 AM

Love and respect should always go hand-in-hand. And I'm not just talking about the mushy kind of love. Even your relationship with your parents, and your best friends, should be centered on respect. We all know this, so why do we, as girls, allow boys to disrespect us? We continue...

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A Generation of Silent Communication

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 11:24 AM

Only 35% of teenagers stated that they participate in human interaction on a daily basis. With that said, the smart phone has been in existence for seven years and since then our means of how we communicate has drastically changed. As a teenager myself, I often wonder what...

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It's NOT All About That 'Bass'

(5) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 12:08 PM

The music industry is overloaded with songs about what it takes to get a man, how to be fierce for a man, and how to outshine another girl for a man and I jumped for joy when Meghan Trainer came out with the chart topper "All About That Bass." With...

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Girl on Girl Bullying -- Mean Stinks!

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 12:31 PM

Getting through high school without falling into the drama trap can be a little tricky for teen girls in today's media driven society. The avenues of torture consist of countless applications through the use of smart phones, tablets and computers. Middle school and high school girls covet these means of...

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9-11-2001: What's Your Story?

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 10:13 AM

On September 11, 2001 I was a super happy six-years-old kindergartner that had no idea her world was about to change forever. My father was in Paris on business and about the time the first tower was hit he entered his hotel lobby that was full of patrons staring at...

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Dear Freshman Girls

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 4:29 PM

Dear Freshman Girls:

I am writing you today because I know how scary it can be to begin high school. After all, most of us spent years in the same classes with the same friends and by the time eighth grade came around we had finally made that achievement of...

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#SoBrave

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 2:02 PM

BRAVE: To Defy, challenge and dare.

When one thinks of the word brave, we think of someone heroic, such as our tireless firefighters, policemen who risk their lives daily or even a circus performer on the trapeze high in the air. These are some of the few people who earn...

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Life: An Inside Job

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 12:38 PM

On the morning of August 11, 2014, the world lost one of the most iconic, talented and multi-faceted actors it has ever seen. Robin Williams brought an immense amount of laughter and light into our lives, so one may question how he failed to brighten his own world. As a...

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Being a Girl... A Perspective

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 7:29 PM

I can't fit in because the pretty girls won't let me play with them. Boys won't let me play with them because I'm a girl. The popular girls think they are the boss of me. People tell me I can't do things because I'm a girl. These statements were the...

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Girls Who Code

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 12:51 PM

Technology creeps into every aspect of a millennials life. As we bury our heads in our iPad, laptop, smart phone and television we conduct business, make friends, receive headline news and make purchases at the touch of a screen with instant gratification.

This seems quite normal to me being nineteen...

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What Women Want... the Big R

(1) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 5:34 PM

The majority of women want the big "R" from men.

Realize your choice of words and actions.
Every girl appreciates respectful and genuine conversation
She's a person with opinions and feelings, not an object.
Pieces are parts of a puzzle, not a woman.

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How About a New Trend? Being Confident and Smart!

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 2:55 PM

Bullying seems to have taken hold of headline news lately. Incident after incident along with suicides due to harsh words from peers have gone viral, giving bullying the attention it deserves. There are more movements and organizations than I can count and while many youth have received assistance, the statistics...

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What's Wrong With Being a Smart Girl?

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 12:48 AM

Don't wear a short skirt, you might get raped. Don't be a smart girl, you might get kidnapped. As crazy as these statements sound, there is more truth to them than you think. The western culture believes in educating boys and girls on an equal level. My millennial generation faces...

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Five Ways to Make Your Dreams Become a Reality

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 4:52 PM

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" This is the famous question we are asked from the time we are approximately five-years-old. Whether we are aspiring to be a surgeon, a rock star, a firefighter or every little girls dream (a princess), we always seem to be...

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Setbacks: Turning the Negative Into a Positive

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 12:53 PM

Throughout our lives, we are constantly faced with setbacks and roadblocks. This is simply a part of life, regardless of who you are, where you live or how much money you make. What truly matters is how you choose to handle these setbacks. By focusing on positivity and recognizing that...

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What Have You Done Today to Make a Difference?

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 11:46 AM

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How can we encourage girls to be bold in thought, so that they feel dignified? That is the real question. So often, girls "shelve away" their potential. Encouragement will inspire a young girl to think differently about her life, so that...

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Love Yourself First

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 1:23 PM

Living in a society filled with social media, reality television and beauty magazines at your fingertips 24/7 can bring a sense of insecurity and vulnerability as we try to be copycats in search for perfection. As a teenager myself, I see so many girls competing with celebrities and models who...

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5 Reasons to Take Another Selfie

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 5:48 PM

Millions of selfies are posted everyday throughout the world on social media. I've never really given the selfie too much thought until I was lucky enough to interview Lindsay Bottos. Lindsay is a 21-year-old senior at Maryland Institute College of Arts who created an art project titled "Anonymous" that almost...

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The Rise and Fall of Teen Idols

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 4:10 PM

He is talented; he is famous; he is 19; he has more money than he ever dreamed... He is now charged with a DUI along with other offenses. We all know who he is. He became a household name at the age of 15, and his name is Justin Bieber.

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Become a Model in Three Easy Steps

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 3:43 PM

Models aren't just the people who walk the runway at fashion shows. Even though the world today is filled with distractions and naysayers, everyone has the ability to be a role model and make a real difference in the life of a classmate or friend. You don't need to subscribe...

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