As a teenager, a job can be a source of income and also help you gain more independence and experience. In your first jobs, you’ll likely learn valuable professional skills to build a foundation for your career. There are several jobs for 14- and 15-year-olds in a variety of industries. In this article, we list several jobs for teenagers as well as helpful information about employment for teenagers so you can find the position that best suits your interests.
By Libby Hastert TrueNorth
What Causes Bad Breath?
Halitosis, the medical term for bad breath, is caused by several things.
Bacteria inside the mouth is the most common cause of bad breath. Bacteria grows as a result of poor dental hygiene.
What you put in your mouth is another underlying factor in bad breath. If last night’s dinner is still lingering, garlic or onions might be to blame. Drinking alcoholic beverages or coffee can also leave you needing a breath mint or three. And if you followed your meal with an after-dinner cigarette, your breath might really be in trouble.
When Bad Breath Won't Go Away
If bad breath is chronic, lasting more than a few days, an underlying health problem may be at the root of the issue.
Bad breath is sometimes caused by:
- Chronic acid reflux
- Chronic dry mouth
- Kidney failure
- Tooth decay or gum disease, which results from plaque build-up
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Untreated tonsilitis, allergy-related postnasal drip or respiratory infections like sinusitis or bronchitis
How to Treat Bad Breath
The good news is that while bad breath can be frustrating, it’s often short-term and treatable.
Quick fixes include:
Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily
Stopping the use of tobacco products
Treating allergies to reduce postnasal drip
If your bad breath lasts more than a few days, call your doctor. Because conditions like diabetes and kidney failure pose a serious risk to your overall health, it’s important to discuss chronic bad breath with a medical professional.
The second application period runs from Dec. 18 through Feb. 1 and previous applicants do not need to reapply. The state will re-evaluate all past applications based on the new criteria.
Researchers around the world have been working at record speed to develop vaccines to combat COVID-19. Less than a year after the start of the pandemic, that goal is now a reality. The U.S. is among the countries that have begun vaccinating people against a virus that has so far infected more than 18 million people in the United States; it’s killed more than 326,000 Americans and more than 1.7 million people globally. As noted above, two vaccines, one from Moderna and another from Pfizer-BioNTech, are now being distributed in the U.S., first to health care workers and staff and residents of long-term care facilities, next to people 75 and older and frontline essential workers.
By Rylie Walsh HerCampus
by Stephanie Maida Guest of a Guest
Is there anything more magical - and so very New York - come the holidays than dressing up, bundling up, and heading to Lincoln Center for an evening spent in the Land of Sweets and sugar plum fairies with the New York City Ballet?
While this year marks the first time since its 1954 premiere that George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker will not be performed live on stage by the company, you can indeed keep the annual tradition alive thanks to NYCB and Marquee TV, who have partnered up to present a special stream of last year's show to be enjoyed in the comfort of your home all month long.
Of course, such an occasion is deserving of a bit more pizazz than your usual quarantine TV routine, and who better to ask for advice when it comes to setting the stage for a fancy, festive viewing experience than the ballet's very own Principal Dancer and prima ballerina (who's had plenty of turns as the Sugar Plum Fairy), Tiler Peck?