Go to page 50 for a guide to your
next summer trip in Cincinnati
Page 7: Reduce, Reuse,
Page 13: DIY Fails
Page 17: Top 5 Candies
Page 21:Cities to Visit in
Page 27: Which Hogwarts
House are you in?
Page 31: Top 4 DIY Home
Page 37: Where Does Your
Plastic Actually Go?
Page 43: Best Beauty
Products For Sensitive
Page 51: Fun Things to do
in Cincinnati This Summer
Note From The Writers
When I first heard that I had
to write whole magazine
from my teacher I was
dumbfounded. I didn't know
what I wanted to write, how
I wanted to do it and who I
should be partners with...
Then I showed up and
suggested that we do a
magazine about life hacks
and teen things because we
understand the struggles of
being a teen. We decided
then, that we were going to
make a life hack magazine
to make teen life a little
Then later on I joined the
group. I thought it was a
good idea and would be fun,
and here we are. . .
But we didn’t just write about
life hacks, we wrote about
helping our environment and
fun places to visit on a trip. All
these things are important to
teens but most people don’t
Make the Switch
Learn how to organize your belongings
and make your own stress relief items
out of things you have at home and
even recycled items! You will be
helping the earth, eliminating stress,
and saving money at the same time.
Learn how to organize your
belongings and make your own
stress relief items out of things
you have at home and even
recycled items! You will be
helping the earth, eliminating
stress, and saving money at the
We Are Drowning In Plastic!!!
While plastic has many valuable uses, we
have become addicted to single-use or
disposable plastic — with severe
estimate that more than 8.3 billion tonnes of
plastic has been produced since the early
1950’s. About 60% of that plastic has ended
up in either a landfill or the natural
Every year more
than 100,000 sea
animals die due to
Here’s what you can do!
Kids these day are packed full of stress with
tests, exams, and social media. Here is one
way you can get rid of that stress while
saving money and the environment.
According to goole,
are large areas of
the ocean where
litter, fishing gear,
and other debris -
known as marine
debris - collects.
They are formed by
Our first item is a simple yet amazing
item, it’s a orbeez stress ball. What you
need is a old balloon that has deflated
and some orbeez,
1. untie the balloon (notice how it’s all
stretched, that’s perfect!)
2. Now fill the balloon with the
orbeez BAM! Stress relief item
number one done.
Stress balls can help students and
adults everywhere, from helping them
focus when a teacher is talking to help
them prepare for that meeting. Stress
balls have been known to even help kids
with ADD or ADHD.
Embrace your cravings
It’s easy and yummy! You put some
water or sprite in an ice cube mold,
put in your choice of fruit,freeze,
then BAM a yummy treat to put in
your summer drink.
It’s fun and cute! You glue the
buttons to the balloon, let the glue
dry, and then pop the balloon.
WOW! A super easy DIY button
Although this is a good, cute,
and healthy idea. The
blueberries burst under the
pressure of the water
freezing, and we can’t lie,
they look nasty and they are
no longer a cute addition to
So It might of just been a user
error and the type of glue used, but
personally I don’t think this is
easier than just buying a bowl.
Top 5 Candies
#1 Sour Patch Kids
They are a sour gummy
A chocolate cup
with peanut butter
A sweet tasting
#4 Swedish fish
A gummy red fish flavored
A chewy circle with
Sink your teeth into
Sleep will always be your best
friend or your worst enemy. It
depends on the bed, You chose
Cities to Visit in the US
Cities to Visit
The United States is 3.797 million miles wide and
so many places to visit! Here’s some great places to
It’s always worth a trip to the big apple!
What to Do: Central Park, Empire State building,
The Statue of Liberty, Times Square, 9/11
Memorial, and many more!
Where to Stay: Park Central Hotel New York
Where to Eat: Sottocasa Pizzeria
What to Pack: Money and extra room in your
suitcase so you can shop!
Take a visit to the country’s capital!
What to do: Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial,
The White House, Arlington Cemetery, Capitol Hill, The
Pentagon, and so much more!
Where to stay: Hamilton Hotel
Where to eat: Founding Farmers DC
What to pack: Your camera so you can take amazing
In the US
Go try Cincinnati!
What to do: The Zoo, Kings Island, Coney
Island, go to the Cincinnati Museum and more!
Where to stay: Millennium Hotel
Where to eat: Grandview Tavern
What to pack: A lifejacket so you can swim in
Go sit in the sun!
What to do: See 60 miles of beaches,
Ripley’s Aquarium, ride the Skywheel,
walk the Boardwalk, and more!
Where to stay: Crown Reef Beach
Resort and Waterpark
Where to eat: Simply Southern
What to pack: Lots of sunscreen!
There’s so much to do there!
What to do: the Golden Gate
Bridge, Alcatraz Island,
Chinatown, and more!
Where to stay: Fairmount
Where to eat: Foreign Cinema
What to pack: chopsticks for
If you like hot and dusty, go to Phoenix!
What to do: go to the zoo, the Phoenix
art museum, Odysea aquarium,
Papago Park, Heard Museum, and
Where to stay: Arizona Grand Resort
Where to eat: Cafe 431
What to pack: Sunglasses!
Everyone Loves Starbucks!
Keep track of your
answers and find out at
1.) What is your favorite animal?
2.) What’s your favorite color?
a. Silver and Green
b. Black and Yellow
c. Crimson and Gold
d. Blue and Silver
3.) What do you value most?
House Are You In?
4.) Where would you like to live?
a. Under a lake
b. In a tower
c. Behind a painting
d. Near the kitchens
5.) What is your favorite subject?
Now count your answers! If you got mostly A, you
are Slytherin! You are cunning and believe in
survival of the fittest! Manly B, Hufflepuff! You are
kind and caring! Mostly C, Gryffindor! You are
brave and courageous! Mostly D, Ravenclaw!
You are intelligent and resourceful!
BE THE GOLDEN
Scrabble letter coasters.
Do you need a coaster? Or maybe just a
nice gift to give to someone?
Then follow these easy steps to create
your own custom coaster.
First you pick out the letters to
form the words you want.
Then you glue the sides of your
Next you wait for it to dry and BAM!
Now you have a brand new coaster!
Next get the string color you
picked out, wrap it around
your hand, tie it through the
middle, then cut the sides.
Is your old, boring, and bland rug
taking away from your beautiful
room? Then get some string, a rug
pad, and some siccors.
First cut your rug pad
to the desired size.
Repeat until you have
enough pom-poms to
make your rug, then tie
the pom-poms to your
rug pad. DONE! Fun right?
Now, this one is a little bit more
complicated, but you can do it!
Sugar string egg
First, Blow up a balloon to the size you
Wrap colored sting around your
balloon. (This color WILL be visible in
Next, mix 1 cup of sugar with ½ cup of
warm water till the sugar is dissolved, the
texture will be think and glossy.
Dip the string covered balloon in the sugar
mixture, then let it dry, this can take up 24 hours
depending on how big your balloon is.
Last, Pop the balloon and
carefully pull it out of the string
WOW! You should be proud of
yourself for doing this one.
Recycled flower vase
Fist get a bottle of your
choice, clean it out and
let any water dry.
Once your bottle is dry
pick out a paint color you
like and then paint your
You can paint it all solid, do
some designs, write some
words, it’s up to you.
Once your done painting let it dry and
then put your flowers in it. (It could also
double as a pencil holder.)
A wize cow
Are you killing the
animals that live in
Recycling is a very
important thing for the
world. Most plastic that
doesn't get recycled goes
into the oceans or
habitats for some of your
favorite animals homes.
According to The New
York Times” In recent
months, in fact,
thousands of tons of
material left curbside for
recycling in dozens of
American cities and
towns” . Some of that
curbside trash could have
ended up into the oceans
and polluted many areas
in the US. So taking an
extra second to recycle
could save many.
Effects of pollution
There are many effects of
plastic pollution. Plastic
pollution has a direct and
deadly effect on wildlife.
Thousand of animals die
because they indigest
plastic or they get tangled
in the plastic and they can
not move or swim.
According to Center For
“Thousands of animals,
from small finches to blue
whales, die grisly deaths
from eating and getting
caught in plastic.” If more
people would recycle we
could save more animals
from a sad death to a
simple thing called plastic.
How to fix it
There are many ways you could
fix plastic pollution. Millions of
plastic pollution ends up in the
ocean each year. Humans could
reduce that amount by using
reusable water bottle or grocery
bags. You could also recycle,
according to NRDC “It seems
obvious, but we’re not doing a
great job of it. For example, less
than 14 percent of plastic
packaging is recycled”. We could
increase that number by just
80 percent of teens have anxiety.
Crafts decrease their stress levels
and anxiety, it allows them to
forget about it and focus on
something else. According to
healthline “ Being wholly
focused on a craft project can
have an effect similar to
meditation, which research
suggests can help in the
management of anxiety and
depression.” while doing crafts
you could recycle plastic or paper
around the house. You could use
old clothes and cut them up to
make a blanket. You could use
plastic bottles and make pencil
holders. Let your imagination
one step at a
Best beauty products
Cetaphil is a great daily face
wash for sensitive skin. It also
helps a ton with acne. You use
it every morning and night and
will not hurt your skin and it will
get rid of acne.
Dove is a great product for
sensitive skin. It is used mainly
for your body and will leave it
smooth and moisturized. It will
not leave rashes or burns
unless your alergic with the
ingredients in the soap.
Aveeno is a really good
product for dry and sensitive
skin. If you put it on regularly
you will have amazing results.
For sensitive skin
Dove deodorant is a great
deodorant for sensitive
skin. It comes in a spray
form or a stick. This
deodorant will also last a
good amount of time.
Tarte is an awesome
foundation. It has great
coverage and is really
good for sensitive skin.
Because it will not leave
Head and shoulders is a
good shampoo for sensitive
skin, it will also help with
dandruff. Head and
shoulders will not leave your
hair oily or dry.
Be happy. Eat cookies.
The better brand
Fun things to
do in Cincinnati
The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Location: 3400 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45220
The zoo is a lot of fun for families and friends. While you are
there you can see a bunch of your favorite animals. You can
see the famous Fiona the hippo who was born too early and
survived. Who is now walking and playing around with her
mom. If you get hungry while walking around there are many
good restaurants such as, greaters, skyline, larosa's and many
Location: 6201 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45230
Coney Island is a great fun place to visit during the
summer. The pool is 365 acres with a deep end and a
baby pool side. In the middle of the pool there are
slides and umbrellas if you want shade. At coney
island there are restaurants and and roller coasters.
It’s a full day of fun!
Location: 6300 Kings Island Dr, Mason,
Kings island is a great place to visit during the summer.
There are so many fun rides at kings island. The tallest
ride is the diamondback that is 230 feet tall. Right next to
kings island is soak city with a wave pool to cool down in.
While at kings island there are many good restaurants,
including one you can stop at to try the famous blue ice
The Great American Ball Park
The reds would be a
great trip to make this
summer. You could get
the really good ball
park hot dog and some
more fun food. At each
Friday home game May
- September if you stay
a little longer after the
game you will be able
to see some fireworks.
100 Joe Nuxhall Way,
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Location:1501 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati,
Krohn Conservatory would be a great place to visit if you
would like to just get out of the house. There is a
butterfly show in Krohn Conservatory March 23-June 16.
You get to hold the butterflies if they land on you and see
12,000 others. But not only do they have butterflies, they
also showcase 3,500 different plants from around the
Cincinnati Museum Center
This would be such a fun place to go during the
summer if you just want a chill day full of learning.
While you are there you could go see a movie in the
omnimax. While seeing many of the cool exhibits
including the egypt exhibit. When you are at the
museum you could go and get some merchandise or
Findlay Market would be a great
place to visit this summer. Findlay
Market has many stores with a
bunch of different options of
things you can purchase from food
to toys. When you go there you
could try many different types of
ethnic foods. You could also try
native foods that you have never
The Cincinnati Nature Center
The Nature Center is a great place if
you just want to get out of the house
and see nature. The nature center
has a pond with turtles fish and
more. The center also has many
tracks you can go and walk to see
many sights on the trails.
Location:4949 Tealtown Rd, Milford, OH
Location:1801 Race St, Cincinnati,
The stickers everyone
a good price!