On a weekend when I do not have expected plans, I like to sit down and watch teen shows because of the drama that occurs and the dramatic events that happen, but let's face it the teens in shows are sometimes annoying. I have watched Pretty Little Liars, Riverdale, Vampire Diaries, and Gossip Girl. I like to watch the stories unfold and sometimes scream at the characters for being mind-numbingly stupid. So I will now, take each show one by one and explain why these shows and characters are not good for the teen hearts.
When we hear the word "technology", we often think of the newest iPhone that apple created or we think about the internet and how it improved our lives and is constantly changing every day. Technology is always improving and always changing our lives and it always will be, that is an inevitable fact that we need to learn to accept. We think about how it improves our daily lives like now we text rather than calling someone. We now live in a generation where phone calls cause anxiety for some people. However, we tend to forget that technology is also improving health care in so many amazing ways. So, I decided to compile a list of what revolutionary health care technology is the best and the coolest (in my opinion).
Facebook has been around for quite some time now, more than ten years. It has expanded into memes, Gifs, funny videos and ads about beauty. However, there are also quizzes that have been taking over Facebook. I always found them harmless and fun. There are numerous ways to fall into identity theft from stealing your passport to stealing your sin number. Facebook quizzes happen to be one of those ways. The quizzes where you are asked to fill out personal information such as your pet's name, the city you were born in and your mother's maiden name. All of those questions seem a little too familiar don't you think? yes, they sound like security questions. That's exactly what they are, so a hacker can find your bank account and fill out all the information that you had innocently provided and then you are robbed, sad and broke. Never answer those Facebook questions. The Buzzfeed quizzes are really fun to complete and those are okay to do. Facebook is a great way for you to stay connected to your friends, especially those that you do not see every day. It is great to stay connected to those people. "hackers can create these quizzes to acquire private information from you to hack your accounts or steal your identity using personal information that Facebook provides them with. Additionally, Facebook quizzes may lead you to a website with dangerous downloads, or have malicious links and possible viruses included in the questions. According to a recent report by CNN, this practice was used in a recent scandal, wherein Ukranian hackers used Facebook quizzes to install malicious browser extensions." (Reader's Digest). I am not sure about the accuracy of the information I found since it was on Reader's Digest, but it is disturbing that hackers create quizzes just for you to give out your personal information. Some of us have fallen to be a victim of some scams. We all can identify the telephone scams like when they ask for your bank information and they do not even know your name,then they ask for your credit card number or when you win a trip and ask for your credit card number...you get the idea, it comes to be pretty obvious. Email scams are the ones that are hard to identify because it uses your friends email and then it says click here and you do and then your computer has a horrible virus that now you have lost that ten page paper. Now, hackers have got brains and they are moving along with the social media trend. By taking your fun quiz information and hacking into other accounts. According to Salon.com they advise that you "Take a look at the information you're sharing. When you click on a quiz or any other plug-in or applet in your feed, you should see which information it's requesting from your profile, including who your friends are. Some apps let you edit this information on the spot. But even if you opt out of sharing certain information, you may still be giving up more than you intend." I always see what they are asking before I take a Facebook quiz, usually I stick to Buzzfeed quizzes because knowing what type of shoe I am will not lead to someone hacking my account. Those quizzes are usually inaccurate and it never asks for personal information. Remember that you need to update your password regularly and delete the old Facebook accounts, that is a precaution that should be taken anyway. Not all quizzes are friendly remember that and stay safe people.
Calgary, Alberta is known for the Calgary Stampede, millions of people go there every year and enjoy near-death experiences on rides and eat odd deep-fried food. However, there are other small attractions in Calgary that many people do not know too much about. I will admit even I have not visited these places, but they are the hidden gems of Calgary.
Getting sick sucks, you have to stay in bed, you can't read anything because that migraine will not go away. Forget about watching Netflix, the screen is often too bright. So, you are stuck sleeping it off and ordering people around your house to do this and that and then everyone else gets either annoyed with you or affected.
Music can speak louder than words. We all know it is true. There are many genres of music out there for everyone from classical to rap from country to heavy metal. I do not think there is anyone in the world who has said: "I don't like music". There are many amazing artists out there that I have looked up to including Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, and Coldplay. However, at one point in my life I could no longer stand pop music, it was starting to get very repetitive and artists were taking original songs such as "Numa Numa" and then turning it into "Live your Life" by Rihanna and T.I. I was getting sick of the lack of creativity in artists. This was when I was still in high school. So, I was I think sixteen or fifteen around the time. I wanted something to fill the void of new songs. My oldest sister had started dating this guy and his music taste was as she at the time claimed as "kinda weird". Then, one Christmas her now-husband (at the time boyfriend) gave her a large box and my sister kept unwrapping it, he put a box within a box within a box and within a box, I think there were more boxes, but anyway and she came to the gift which was an iPod nano I can't remember what generation it was, but it was all touch screen and tiny. He had put all of his favorite songs on it, so she could listen to it. One day, after my sister came back from hanging out with him, she introduced me to a song titled "Bambi" by a band, which I had never heard of at the time that was and is to this day called Tokyo Police Club. As soon as she started playing it on the iPod speakers something amazing happened. I heard odd noises starting out, which then started to grow into a rhythm and the drum kit entered the scene of the music. The lyrics were unique and original "I want to tell you there's a really good reason why I came home wasted in the middle of the night, a tiny kingdom at the bottom of the trees where I was always a winner and usually right" were the first lyrics that came to my ears. I have never heard of any lyrics like it and then the chorus was uplifting. Ever since hearing those lyrics and that raw sound I could not stop listening to the song. I played in circles for days at a time, I then downloaded it onto my own iPod and I would blast my eardrums as I walked down the halls of my high school. Then, I took a risk and started listening to Tokyo Police Club's other songs such as "Your English is Good" and I found the song fun and upbeat, which then led me to find more of their other songs and I was liking every single one, by the end of high school I knew all their lyrics by heart. I started discovering more artists of the same genre and discovered that indie rock was my favorite genre of all time. nearly ten years later and I am still listening to Tokyo Police Club and I still note it as one of my favorite bands. I do not know what it is but I can't seem to get sick of them. This song "Bambi" by Tokyo Police Club has changed my life, it did not give me any life-altering decision or anything to make a light from heaven to pour down on me with angles singing, but it changed the way I listen to music. Since then I have discovered many other bands such as Ottawa the band, Arcade Fire, Passion Pit, and Foster the People. I have expanded my horizons in music thanks to that one song that changed my perspective. I now know that I do not have to be tied down to one genre, I have learned to love punk rock bands such as Sum 41 or My Chemical Romance. I'm glad that my oldest sister had introduced me to the song and I am glad that I found other songs thanks to her. Take a listen to it below: