Staying True to Yourself on Social Media

The amount of people using social media is steadily growing, meaning that more and more people are being influenced by the top trends, articles, and people on social networks. We all know that social media is an opportunity to express and explore oneself, but many obstacles stand in the way of positive self-expression and the [...]

On Loving Yourself

In today’s media, people are constantly being barraged by various messages and images pertaining to the ‘perfect body,’ ‘summer body,’ ‘confidence weight,’ ‘the beautiful body type’ and countless other descriptions of the ‘ideal’ hairstyle, makeup, weight, height, skin color, eye color, face shape, curve proportion, clothing style and other methods of expression. Messages of ‘not good [...]

How to Be Successful at Your Internship

With the internship season starting soon, it is important to know a few things before you start your first day. For me, this will be my first official in-office internship, as I’ve had two virtual internships (including Get Smart!). I can’t wait to get started. Ask questions, ask questions, ask questions: Your supervisors want to [...]

Get Smart and Stay You

“Today you are You, that is truer than true, There is no one alive who is Youer than You” – Dr. Seuss Seuss is right you know. Let’s take a moment to let that astounding thought resonate. Of the seven billion-some people on our lovely planet, each and every individual has their own parcel of [...]

Inspiration for YOU!

by guest blogger Erin Latz Hi, My name is Erin and I would like to share with you my Gold Award project for Girl Scouts this past year. I started a peer mentor program at my high school because of a personal experience with a friend who just needed to talk to someone because she was [...]

By |November 3rd, 2015|For Leaders & Mentors, For Teens|0 Comments

Your Digital Tattoo: Make it Beautiful

There is a reason why your online activity is called a digital tattoo—it stays with you for life! Every single thing you post, like, share and comment online is digitally tattooed. People often spend weeks, months or years considering what to tattoo onto their skin, but we so often post online without consideration. The internet [...]

By |October 26th, 2015|uncategorized|0 Comments

Put Your Phone Down

A few weeks ago, the New York Times released an opinion entitled “Stop Googling. Let’s Talk.” The essay was adapted from author Sherry Turkle’s most recent book, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in the Digital Age. The article went viral; I saw it all over my Facebook news feed and across my email lists, [...]

Five Times Demi Lovato Taught us How to be Strong

Demi Lovato shows strength and confidence in much of what she does. As females of all ages, we can definitely learn a few lessons from her self-confidence, self-love and inner strength. Here are five times Demi Lovato has taught us about these all-too-important qualities:  When she released the newest girl power anthem: Demi Lovato’s newest [...]

Relax! It’s Not Just You.

As a freshman in college, bombarded by a more difficult workload, new people, living with a roommate and terrible dining hall food, I felt extremely overwhelmed by the string of mediocre days that were supposed to make up the “best years of my life.” I cursed the days I felt too tired, stressed, sad, homesick [...]

By |October 5th, 2015|College Students, For Teens|0 Comments

Get Smart About Social Media Depression

We’re the internet generation. We use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat, Tumblr, and all the rest. We read BuzzFeed, have YouTube vlogs, create memes, take selfies, and google everything. We’ve given new meanings to #, like, friend, tweet, and favorite. And in some ways, this is pretty freaking amazing. We are so much more aware [...]