Still Buffering

Still Buffering: How to Caffeine

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Finals and exams and holiday shopping are all happening at once, so we all need a little bit of an energy boost, so why not down a few Red Bulls and Surges? Caffeine becomes a part of nearly everyone's life during the stressful teen years, so let's talk about it! Also, we created our first hit track for the Still Buffering album, stay tuned.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Safe Dating (Featuring Rychelle Moses)

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In this week's very special episode we have a very special guest, domestic violence victims' advocate and youth services coordinator for Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, Rychelle Moses! This week, join the sisters in learning about the real dangers of dating for teenagers in today's world and ways to spot these dangers and keep yourselves or your teens safe.

Resources mentioned in the episode:
loveisrespect.org
breakthecycle.org
National Hotline: thehotline.org 1.800.799.7233
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence: wvcadv.org
branchesdvs.org
Branches hotline: 888.538.9838
https://www.facebook.com/branchesdvswv/
https://twitter.com/Branchesdvs

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Skincare

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Bad skin is something most of us deal with throughout our teen years, both "back in the day" and today. But, it seems like today teens are a way more into taking care of their skin with fancy products or covering it up with even fancier makeup. So let's talk about teen face trends like masks and face washes and apparently orange bars and apricot scrubs that destroy your face?

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Teen Gadgets

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The holiday season has arrived, and that means everyone is struggling to figure out what new hip gadgets to get for the teens in their life for the holidays. Not to fear! The Sisters Smirl have you covered, and are here with the hottest teen gadgets of this year and yesteryear, even the ones I'm pretty sure have nothing to do with actual technology.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Sexism

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Trigger Warning: Mention of suicide, sexual harassment/assault

We've all dealt with sexism in some form at some point in our lives, as cool teens, as cool adults, and everywhere in between. So let's talk about how this seemingly unavoidable part of life has changed and maybe not changed throughout the years. (Also we have some pretty important teen updates for you, Snapchat didn't work for about 3 hours, it was a state of emergency in the teen world.)

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to The Craft

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Happy Halloween! To celebrate, let's discuss one of the spookiest and teen-iest movies of all time, The Craft! From the real deal spells to the #teenlife drama, this 90s movie had it all, so let's get spooky!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Halloween Like a Teen

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We're back this week with a ghost who replaced Rileigh and now is just a scratchy, spooky voice from the void. (Actually Rileigh is just really sick so we know her voice doesn't sound great and we know our episode is late, but it's hard to do an audio podcast without one of us being able to make audible noises.) So since we have a spooky new teen voice joining us, let's talk about Halloween and all the things that make or break a perfect Halloween celebration as a teen! Also, sexy Babadook is THE costume this year, you heard it here first.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Urban Legends

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It's spoopy season! Since it's the most wonderful time of the year, we're talking about all of the scary stories, myths, and games we heard of and played as teens. Also, Sydnee learns about the Dark Web and we create some of the newest and best conspiracy theories to fuel your nightmares, enjoy!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Tattoo

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It finally happened! After being extremely disappointed a few months ago when she couldn't get a tattoo at the beach, our babiest sister has finally been inked for life! So let's talk about tattoos when our oldest Smirl girls were in high school, and why are they so popular now? Also we think Sydnee Freaky Friday-ed with a grandma this week, but we aren't sure.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Help

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Trigger Warning: Gun violence is discussed in this episode.

The world is a scary place, and we've talked before about how we can cope with that scariness and try to overcome our fears, but now it's time to talk about how we all can help. Even teenagers can help in times like these, and it's important to remember that, no matter how helpless you may feel in the world today. Here are all of the resources mentioned in this episode:

Hispanic Federation: https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/

United Blood Services: 1-877-827-4376

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

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