The men I dated loved that smell, the raw meatiness of it. They couldn't help it. I imagine it was one part tenderness for their smelly little girlfriend and two parts all instinctual, animal sex-beast-magic.
In a world where we're taught that "good fences make good neighbors," we've clung to the irrational rationale that the highest fence must, then, be the best. We tend to lose sight of minutia.
I'm proud of how bravely you've survived the one-size-fits-all pressure cooker that American high school has become. But now that you're preparing to go away to college, I only hope your university experience won't be more of the same.
The people of Kenya power on, in quiet courage, working to build a peaceful and prosperous future. Member of Parliament Ken Okoth, a son of the Kibera slums who got his "chance out," now works with thousands of students in need to give them the same.
When that high-school-reunion invitation arrives, it divides people into three groups: "I can't wait to go," "I so do not want to go, but I will," and...
In high school or college, students of Asian heritage have the reputation of making the highest grades in the class, and the average American student ...
The journey through school is a long and winding road, and the only consistent thing along the way is you -- their loving, attentive, often long-suffering parent.
I love the thought of time travel, especially traveling along the course of my own life. I think it's got a lot to do with recognizing how much my life has changed -- from who I was and what I expected as a 10-year-old to who I've become and how my expectations have changed.
He must have thought I was mute. Whenever I saw his sparkling smile and slightly-bowed legs coming down the junior high halls anywhere near my locke...
It made me excited, not anxious. I didn't even really think to list it on my college applications while I spent a whole of time and thought questioning how "impressive" my other activities looked. And in the midst of this yearlong freak-out, I found something to call my own.
Smith emerged atop the leader board early into the evening, when sources close to Smith confirmed that her high school boyfriend's new girlfriend wasn't even that cute.
Louriza Tronco plays Yuki in the Disney Channel original movie Zapped which is based on the popular tween ...
Summer vacation obviously provides you with a major opportunity to make progress in SAT/ACT test prep. Without the daily pressures of school, you have much more energy to devote to sharpening your skills. But, as Eleanor Roosevelt said, "With freedom comes responsibility."
It may seem as though this story doesn't have a happy ending, but I promise it does. I have gained more knowledge from the past two years than I ever could if I made the team. I learned that life isn't always fair. I also learned that each failure isn't final.
The moment they walked out the door for nursery school, middle school, college or their "real life," I will know them a little less.
With some of the most competitive schools in the country, such as UCLA, UC Berkeley, and NYU, all receiving over 40,000 applications each year, there is clear pressure for applicants to stand out, and the personal essay is often the time to do so.