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10 YA Novels You Definitely Need to RN

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Paper Towns? Check. Eleanor and Park? Check. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before? Check. Looks like you’ve crossed out almost all the popular YA novels in your reading list. Looking for new good reads for the weekend? Don’t fret because we’ve listed the newest YA novels that will surely make it to your favorites!

 1  Another Day by David Levithan

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We've been waiting forever for the follow-up to "Every Day" and we're so stoked that it's finally here! It still tells the story of "A", a 16-year old who wakes up every day in a different 16-year-old's body and Rhiannon, the girl he falls in love with. What's interesting about Another Day is that it tells the story from Rhiannon's perspective. If you loved Every Day you shouldn't miss this one!

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 2  The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver

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This is one emotionally-charged page turner! It tells the story of Ella Lawton, a girl who decides to take her twin sister's identity after her sister dies in a car accident. Warning: This book entails some serious ugly crying! Make sure you read it with your BFFs around for moral support.

 3  Finding Paris by Joy Preble

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If you loved John Green's Paper Towns this book will certainly be up your alley. A tale of sisterhood, friendship, and mystery, it's so hard to put down. This book made this list because we know how much you guys love solving clues in novels!

 4  Invincible by Amy Reed

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Calling all  The Fault in Our Stars die-hard fans! Like TFIOS, Invincible is not your typical cancer story. It tells the tale of a teenage girl who survives a terminal cancer diagnosis but struggles with the fact that people will forever see her as the Cancer girl. It's truly a beautiful story you have to see for yourself.

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 5  Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

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Best friends Dave and Julia vow to never be cliché high school kids. They even wrote their own "Never List" of everything they promised they'd never, ever do in high school like rule #10, "never date your best friend." Will they break any of the rules? We can't wait for you to find out. Seriously, this book is making us miss high school big time!

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 6  City Love by Susane Colasanti

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This book tells the story of three girls living together in New York City. They have no parents, no rules, and a gorgeous city to explore, how fun can that get? It surely made us want to live in an entirely new city with our bffs! This book is the perfect remedy to your wanderlust!

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 7  Tonight The Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales

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Just how can you resist that pretty cover?! Tonight the Streets Are Ours is a funny book about the hazards of falling for a person you haven't met yet. It starts with "Like all stories, the one you are about to read is a love story. If it wasn't, what would be the point?" It's one intriguing read you should pick up ASAP!

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 8  Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

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Meet Samantha McAllister, a girl that looks like the rest of the popular girls in her high school. But hidden beneath her perfect hair and makeup is a girl struggling with Purely-Obsessional OCD. This book tackles mental illness with respect and honesty and that's what we love most about it.

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 9  The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett

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Artist Beatrix Adams already has her summer perfectly planned until she bumps into a guy named Jack, who turns her summer plans upside down in way she has never expected. This book is every YA fans' dream–it's funny, heartwarming, and moving all at the same time. It's full of life, love and art, making it impossible not to fall in love with it!

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 10  An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes by Randy Ribay

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As senior year approaches, four friends with completely different personalities and stories come together to figure out real life. Archie is dealing with the effects of his parents' divorce, Mari is considering getting in touch with her biological mother, Dante is working up the courage to come out to his friends, and Sam's clinging to a failing relationship. This coming of age novel is a perfect read for anyone who has ever felt afraid and lost. Prepare yourself for the tidal wave of feels girls!

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Tell us what you think about our suggestions Candy Girls! Got a YA book to recommend? Make sure you leave them in the comments section below!

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Serene Fae 3 hours ago

"The paradoxical idea of attaining a happier life and how to withstand these beliefs."

The Revolting Truth About Happiness by Theserenefae

If people ask you about your vision of a happier life we automatically envision ourselves having more money, true love, a better job, Instagram-worthy vacations, etc. But let me break this to you this, According to Dr. Laurie Santos, Professor of Psychology at Yale University and the voice behind The Happiness Lab podcast, "Most of the goals we think would make us happy do not really make us happy." And why is that? Simple, being happy is all in our minds. The human mind ploys us with these lenses on how we envision ourselves and our lives to be happy. The perception of "having" or "gaining" is the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. So how can we really be "happy"?

• Seek happiness inside you. This is a quintessential reason for our vision of happiness: misconceptions about having a lot of money would make me happy; owning this and that would make me happy; entering a relationship would make me happy. This is not the case, if you want to be truly happy with your relationship, you have to be already happy on your own. If you want satisfaction from others, you have to be satisfied with yourself. And so on.

• Fill that hole righteously We all have that tiny hole inside our hearts, tampering it with temporary band-aids. Fill this hole with purpose. Have you ever heard about The Three "M's"— Master, Mission, and Mate? Define who will be your Master, is it God? If that's so, your Mission could be following his words and will. Mate would be the last for they will be the best companion to fulfill your mission. Now hear me out, it is important to do this accordingly. We often times jumble it or invert it which can lead to failures.

• Give gifts to others. The wonderful grace in giving. There’s nothing like the rush of pure joy when you get a chance to give. However, this may not be something that we're used to. But apparently, openhandedness is our soul's true shape. As Eugene Peterson put it, "Giving is what we do best. It is the air into which we were born." This doesn't necessarily mean we have to give away our stuff but we can also present love, kindness, gratefulness, etc. in our own simplest ways to anyone such as giving time, encouragement, helping hand, or even forgiveness. Try giving and you'll receive inconceivable gifts in return.

• Savor moments. Savoring deeply intensifies our positive emotions while doing something that we love the most by simply stepping outside of the experience to review and appreciate the moment. You can practice this by having a delicious meal, reading a good book, or any activity that you enjoy and love. It can also be enhanced by sharing these experiences with others, appreciating such amazing moments, or staying present the entire time.

• Choose to Love Deeper Today's society relentlessly pressures all of us to have this "perfect" lifestyle such as pursuing careers that drain you, finding value through virtual world and purchases, letting achievements become your whole identity, and yet after all that you still feel empty and failure inside. Consumption is just skin deep—a shallow perception of happiness. Deep life brings the best out of us and others. It is about nourishing what you already have, focusing on the relationships than material wealth, becoming vulnerable at times, and being self-aware.

• Understand that Sufferings and Pain are part of Human Being. Always remember that loneliness and sufferings are inevitable. That is completely how life goes. You may be happy for a moment or a month but sooner or later great tribulation will start to kick in. Combat despair with graciousness. Count all the blessings that you have (and will have in near future, claim it!) by writing it down on a piece of paper or typing on your phone. Viola! an instant boost for happiness. We all know the fact that this superficial happiness won't work, but why do I keep on wanting? I already have all this wisdom about how to be happy for ages, but why can't I apply it to my own life?

First, you have to understand that simply knowing doesn't change your behavior. Care to realize that all the tips that I have mentioned are all verbs? Because at the end of the day, it is all about how you choose to be happy and initiate actions towards success. Know, reflect, visualize, believe, and do something about it. All of these are Actions! This is the secret of all the happiest and most influential people in the world—actions. Furthermore, do know that some of these tips do not work instantly most of the time. It requires a lot of time, motivation, consistency, and effort. I do know it's easier said than done. Take each of them slowly, one step at a time.

If it wasn’t for pain, I wouldn’t be alive. It may sound contradictory, but it’s true. Pain reminds me that I can feel, along with other emotions. Pain reminds me that I can heal, just like how I did in the past. Pain reminds me that I am strong and I can do better. It reminds me that life can be bitter, and it is up to us to make it a little sweeter (or saltier, depending on what the person wants).

With this epiphany, I take pain in a positive light. It’s normal that it can break me and make me want to stay in bed all day, but having someone or something remind me that there is hope is enough. It’s normal that I cry my heart out, but it’s important to remember that there’s a calm after the storm. If it wasn’t for pain, I wouldn’t be who I am now. It has shaped me and how I look at things. It has changed the way I approach circumstances that can challenge me and my beliefs.

Pain, back then, made me cower in the dark. Pain used to be my biggest fear, and I used to do my best to avoid pain. However, I realized that avoiding pain is like avoiding life. Because of how I wanted to protect myself, I closed myself off to people and opportunities. I used to tell myself that “this will end badly”, or “this is going to hurt in the end”. I always focused on how much pain I might endure in the end that I forgot to enjoy the process.

It’s inevitable, you see? Endings, most of the time, may hurt. It’s natural for us to grow attached to someone or something, and their disappearance might bring us a lot of pain. However, one should always remember that the pain is a reminder of how close you became, how many memories you had. If it wasn’t for pain, life would be pointless. If it wasn’t for pain, we would be nothing.

margaux marie 3 hours ago

19 year old pharmacy student-businesswoman from Pampanga. I, Kimberly Chaile D. Ocampo, started planning my own business back when I was 18 years old. Despite being a student, that did not stop me to work and start up something for me to earn my own money. I was also influenced by my parents who are both hands on when it comes to the marketing world. I have decided to start my own mini restaurant/fast food restaurant recently (Feb 2020) and it was named as “Hungry Hubb”. From the word itself which is “Hungry” we thought of something that would give people the biggest hint that we sell food.

Because of the sudden quarantine, every store was forced to close for our own safety that is why there was a sudden decrease on our sales. But Hungry Hubb managed to survive by focusing on online selling and social media promotion. Our best seller would be Shawarma salad which is mediterranean style. We add authentic Garlic sauce to our shawarma (Which is available in Wrap, Salad, & Rice). Every product that we sell are very affordable and delicious. Our starting price is only 50php. (Shawarma Wrap). For Shawarma Salad (70php). We also have Milktea (60php) and Rice meals such as Lechon Kawali, Chicken barbecue, and Pork Barbecue for only 120 pesos.

And of course, I wouldn’t make it up this far without the help of my family and friends who have supported be from the very start. This is an open letter and inspirational especially to students that want to earn their own money. Nothing is impossible. You just have to be determined enough to turn your plans into reality.

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