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The silent boy

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A train pacing its way, The wind blowing past, The horses galloping beside.And in sat a boy wondering, Looking at the stars and whispering, Pouring out his heartiest desires.
'A train pacing its way, The wind blowing past, The horses galloping beside.And in sat a boy wondering, Looking at the stars and whispering, Pouring out his heartiest desires.Thinking about that single person And going into a state of ecstasy.Wondering brought him joy Because socializing he didn’t like.His thoughts were stars he couldn’t Fathom into constellations.All he wanted was to talk Only to those select few.His universe was complete With those select few.He was a glowing star Who couldn’t shine without darkness.He endured enough pain And became a lantern To shed light for everyone. . The post The silent boy appeared first on The Teenager Today magazine .'

Do it for yourself

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Not for me, not for them Do it for yourself.For the dreams you wake for, For the life you dream for.
'Not for me, not for them Do it for yourself.For the dreams you wake for, For the life you dream for.Walk, sit, admire, Cry aloud to shout out your desire.Burn, To give light, Not to show a way in dark But to make the day shine bright.For their fault, let them cry, Because you’ll be stuck here alone If you help them to fly.Not that selfish you need to be And the world awaits here you see, But to find you Let it be that stubborn you Be mad, Be crazy, Once, only once, for yourself.Not for me, not for them Do it for yourself. . The post Do it for yourself appeared first on The Teenager Today magazine .'

Life is a carnival

Teen The Teenager Today magazine

Life is a rollercoaster, a daunting yet exhilarating ride, But it is up to us whether we laugh or shut our eyes, Whether we scream in sheer terror or throw our hands up in the air, Life is just a carnival, life is a crowded fair.
'Life: a carnival, abundant parallels we can draw, Both effervescent of euphoria, and sometimes mundane or even flawed.Every day in one’s life may seem like a carnival ride That makes the adrenaline in the blood rush and rapidly rise.Life is a merry-go-round, the simplest of the games But is relevant as ever even though it is outmoded and quaint “What goes around, comes around” is a lesson we have all learnt, And just as timeless as the Ferris wheel This evergreen thought is never adjourned.Life is a rollercoaster, a daunting yet exhilarating ride But it is up to us whether we laugh or shut our eyes Whether we scream in sheer terror or throw our hands up in the air Life is just a carnival, life is a crowded fair.With so many people around, there is so much to observe and learn, With positivity in the air, ebullience is all we discern We wait in long lines to enjoy a short ride But at the end, it is that moment that truly makes us feel alive. . The post Life is a carnival appeared first on The Teenager Today magazine .'

Falling

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Falling was letting go but holding on; letting go of my mind but holding on to those thoughts.
'And then I closed my eyes again to escape the reality.They wouldn’t cease for me, the thoughts kept regurgitating as it made it harder and harder to swallow — the fact that the armour of the fake smile that I wore — one of content, happiness and peace, now seemed to hurt my body than protect it in any way.I could lie to all but myself and that was the truth.I forced myself to sleep, and managed to escape the conscious thoughts but failed to realize that the subconscious mind was there to stay with me, to torment me, to destroy me.I embraced this bitter reality as I had no other option but was now aware of the fact that sleeping was something I now seemed to be afraid of — the fear of never being able to wake up, and being trapped within the mind was a punishment I was never prepared for. “Fall asleep” — I cannot think of a fitting word — ‘falling’ — exactly how I felt, falling in that web of thoughts, a trap so deadly, so inevitable, that you were always meant to fall in the darkness with nothing to hold you, but those thoughts; only your thoughts, your dreams, your fears.Falling was letting go but holding on; letting go of my mind but holding on to those thoughts.Fears of dying, of being there this moment and not the next; it captivated me as I felt my breath fading.It faded as I fell deeper and deeper into the sinister web of thoughts, woven by the mind, coming into pattern by the visions, which scar you and have the ability to scare you forever.Falling was letting go but holding on; letting go of my mind but holding on to those thoughts.Just holding on. . The post Falling appeared first on The Teenager Today magazine .'

6 ways to build a better you!

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It takes more than just doing things for others to be a good person.Being good is said to mean more than just being kind.
'Photo: © Rido / 123RF Stock Photo Accept and love yourself; only then can you radiate positive energy around you.It takes more than just doing things for others to be a good person.Being good is said to mean more than just being kind.Being good has much to do with discovering yourself and your function in society.In order to be truly good, you have to take into account what goodness means to you.It can mean being kind, understanding, generous, honest, reliable, helpful, unselfish, polite, patient, forgiving, humble and so on.Here are a few tips to help you on your way towards being a better person: 1.Determine what it means to you personally to be a good person.Often people think being good simply means doing no harm to others.However, the question is more about what you do than what you don’t.If you are a good person you surely help others, but at the same time, you don’t neglect yourself either.What is your ideal of a person?List qualities that, according to you, make an ideal person.Then begin living up to these qualities.Do you look forward to your goodness being returned?Do you expect your generosity and services to bring something in return?Are you giving or doing things to win public acclaim or because you truly want to give and help?You will be a better person if you stop putting on airs and adopt an attitude of generous giving without expecting anything in return.Goodness is not just external; real goodness comes from the heart.Lay out your own code of conduct and follow it up with what you believe makes you good.This might at times be opposed to what others consider good and they might find fault with you.If you can learn something from them and upgrade yourself, do so; if not, take their opinion for what it is worth.Mark Twain warns, “Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions.Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.” 2.Choose a role model With a role model, you have an example of whom to correspond to.What are the qualities you admire in that person?Think of how to apply these qualities in daily life — at home, at work, in creative pursuits, in social relationships, in lifestyle, etc.Whom do you look up to and why?How are they making the world a better place, and how can you follow suit?Don’t lose sight of them; see how they handle hard questions, painful situations and difficult circumstances, and learn from them.Read the full article by subscribing to the print magazine or the digital edition . . The post 6 ways to build a better you! appeared first on The Teenager Today magazine .'

A career in Plastic Surgery

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Contrary to popular belief, a plastic surgeon does much more than simple tummy tucks and facelifts.Plastic surgery can be divided into Cosmetic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery.
'Plastic surgery is really an art, and the body is the medium to work with.It involves a lot of creativity and technology.The work result is highly visible, leading to a high degree of career and personal satisfaction.What’s this career about?Contrary to popular belief, a plastic surgeon does much more than simple tummy tucks, and facelifts.Plastic surgery can be divided into two specialties: Cosmetic (or Aesthetic) Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery.Cosmetic Surgery is intended to improve the appearance of a person.Though relatively a small part of the specialty, it is probably the most visible and perhaps the most glamorous aspect of plastic surgery.Surgeons use a variety of equipment ranging from simple forceps and scissors to most sophisticated microprocessor-controlled lasers, which can resurface and tighten the skin, remove hair, and eliminate tiny “spider” veins on the legs and face.Reconstructive Surgery repairs or replaces body parts damaged by accidents, illness or malformation.It is intended to improve function and mobility and to restore a patient’s appearance.These surgeons use craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, skin grafting, tissue expansion, flap surgery and other techniques to repair injuries.Prior to treatment, surgeons hold consultation with patients to assess a patient’s needs, review medical histories and pre-existing conditions, and discuss surgical risks.Frank and thorough assessments help plastic surgeons choose treatment plans that best suit their patients.Recording a patient’s medical history and updating their records with any services performed is another key responsibility.These are sensitive documents, so plastic surgeons must abide by any record-keeping policies or regulations to protect patient confidentially.Plastic surgeons don’t specialize in a disease like cancer doctors do, nor do they specialize in a part of the body like heart surgeons do.They work all over the body on all kinds of diseases and frequently with other physicians in a multi-disciplinary group.PLUS!How do I get there?Key skills Institutes Employment prospects Pay packages Read the full article by subscribing to the print magazine or the digital edition . . The post A career in Plastic Surgery appeared first on The Teenager Today magazine .'

Fight toxicity: It’s not always about chemicals!

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Are we cognizant of the choices we make about people in our life?Are we hanging out with them simply because we’re too afraid to be alone?
'Photo: © Milkos / 123RF Stock Photo We like everything in our life to be fresh and wouldn’t intentionally choose anything toxic.Toxicity troubles us over time.It may not be lethal at once, but after a while, air pollution can give you a bronchial asthma, trash attracts pests, stale food makes us sick, and dirty clothes could prompt a skin infection.Are we this cognizant of the choices we make about people in our life?Do we realize that everyone we know isn’t really on our side?Are we hanging out with them simply because we’re too afraid to be alone?Or we are guilty about them feeling bad?Are we still continuing to be in relationships that don’t enrich us?It’s not surprising that many of us have such people in our lives.They could be jealous or over-possessive or even cold and disinterested.But if you see these tendencies and analyse rightly, you’ll know that they do more harm to you than good, by just being around you and scoring a spot in your existence.We can’t run away from them all the time, but keeping an eye for toxicity can help you keep yourself safe and protected.Stormy aggressors Such friends really appear to add zest and spice to a boring life, but they can also get toxic by being hyper reactive and unpredictable — for example a friend who is loud, brash and strongly opinionated.Such a friend could one fine day suddenly lash at you because you did not laugh at their joke.Or unexpectedly get upset about you not showing up for class, or just anything at all.The lack of consistency makes your mind wonder what you did wrong, why they’re really unhappy and whether this was about you.Manipulators They send double meaning messages to confuse you.They know how to use you and your niceness, and make you believe that whatever you do for them is as if a favour and that you actually need their support.For the initial part, everybody wants to please friends to gain their acceptance.However, later these friends feel upset and resentful that they are unable to get their way with you because they are too used to making you do things their way.You lose your individuality.Such people have a knack of controlling you and need the power differential.You’re always lower than them in their eyes and you often do not realize it.Read the full article by subscribing to the print magazine or the digital edition . . The post Fight toxicity: It’s not always about chemicals! appeared first on The Teenager Today magazine .'

Love it when the dressing room is nervous: Shreyas Iyer says he enjoys batting under pressure

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The 24-year-old played a big role in India’s 2-0 win in the three-match ODI series against the West Indies as he scored two fifties.
'Indian cricket team batsman Shreyas Iyer said he loved batting in tough situations when the dressing room is “nervous” after captain Virat Kohli praised his performances during the One-Day International series against West Indies. The 24-year-old played a big role in India’s 2-0 win in the three-match ODI series against the West Indies. Iyer gave able support to captain Virat Kohli who excelled as usual with back back-to-centuries. Kohli and Iyer had partnerships of 125 and 120 in the second and third ODIs under tricky situations respectively. In the third ODI on Wednesday, Iyer came out to bat when India were at a spot of bother at 91 for 3 in the 13th over while chasing a revised target of 255 from 35 overs. But his counter-attacking knock of 65 from 41 balls took the pressure off Kohli, who remained not out on 114, and changed the complexion of the game. “I am very happy. I want to come out to bat in this kind of tough situation when everybody in the dressing room is nervous. I love it because the (complexion of the) match can change and anything can happen in the team. It’s very much fun,” Iyer told Yuzvendra Chahal in an interview by BCCI . Iyer hit.. Read more'