Young Star of the Year: Jennifer Lawrence

Rolling Stone Magazine called Jennifer Lawrence “The most talented young actress in America”.  Time magazine also named her in their list of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2013. An American actress in her early twenties and best known for her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games series, Jennifer Lawrence has already had an impressive career, and it has only just begun.

Jennifer LawrenceBorn and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Jennifer Lawrence started from humble beginnings.  She finished high school in Kentucky two years early with a 3.9 GPA.  During her high school career she decided that she wanted to pursue acting and she persuaded her parents to take her to New York City to find a talent agent.

She received a spot as a cast member in 2007 on The Bill Engvall Show where she played … Read the rest

Learn a Language While Traveling

College students have long dreamed of spending a year studying abroad or taking a year off before or after college to just travel the world.  Some have hesitated due to the language barrier.  They want to be able to talk to the locals when they travel.

eiffel towerNow there are programs that allow students to learn a language while they travel.

These programs are based on a total immersion model, where students will learn a language by being forced to communicate in it at all times.  The difference is that the immersion doesn’t take place in a lab, but out in the real world, as students travel the country or region of that language.

Imagine learning Italian while traveling across Italy with a group of like-minded students. Or conversing in French in Paris, Marseille, Bordeaux, and Cannes. The ability to travel, … Read the rest

Richest Race Drivers Under 30

Driving fast is associated with being young, but most of the top earning race drivers are in their late 30s and early 40s. This is a matter of arithmetic. The more years spent racing, the more money they accumulate.  There are, however a few exceptions to the rule. For every Dale Earnhardt Jr and Tony Stewart, there’s a Kyle Busch. For every Jeff Gordon or Scott Tucker, there’s a Travis Pastrana. For each Mark Webber or Valentino Rossi there’s Sebastian Vettel.

Here are four of the highest paid auto racers under the age of 30:

Kyle Busch, 28

Sources indicate that Kyle Busch, an American stock car racer, is worth $40 million.  This includes salary and winnings as a driver in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the Nationwide Series.  Busch is also the owner of Kyle Busch Motorsports which also … Read the rest

Celebrities and Their Cars

Celebrities have had a reputation for enjoying fast cars over the years.  They may enjoy collecting them or racing, but it has been a common occurrence to see famous stars sporting new wheels.  For some, it is a sign of wealth or an indication that they have finally “made it” while others collect because it is their true obsession.

Celebrities through History

One of the most famous stories of celebrities and their cars is a tragedy by the legendary James Dean.  He was well-known for his love of fast cars and the passion contributed to his death as he crashed head on into another, larger vehicle.  However, Dean was also famous for his love of racing and competed in races with a first place finish in the Palm Springs Road Races.

Elvis Presley was another celebrity known for his love … Read the rest

Speed Racers

If there is any person that is most attracted to speed, it is the young.  Young people take more risks, especially in cars, because the need for speed is great and there is little to no self control.  There’s a fantastic reason that car and motorcycle insurance is higher for people under 25—they have the most accidents because they take the most risks.  But it’s exactly that same recklessness that attracts, and often helps, young people in the world of motorsports.

Take, for example, Zach Veach, IndyCar driver.  Unlike most other drivers, he has to do his homework before getting in the car.  Driving for the Andretti Autosport team, Veach is only 17 years old, and got his start working for Michael Andretti.  He did some time in the USF 2000, but has since moved up to Star Mazda.  Is … Read the rest

The World is a-twitter with Celebrities on Twitter

Social media has changed what it means to be a celebrity. Celebrities that leverage social media tend to be more successful than those that do not. This is especially true for celebrities under 30.

The advantage of social media for celebrities is that it allows them to reach out and connect with their fans. Celebrities and fans can literally talk directly to one another, which up until the last decade have been next to impossible. Sure, fans could send mail and hope for a letter back, but it was rare and impractical due to the volume of mail popular celebrities received.

Lady GagaNow all one has to do is search for a favorite celeb online, locate his or her twitter page, and send a tweet. Savvy celebrities see it as an opportunity to connect with the fans that have made them … Read the rest

Young and Addicted: Celebrities with Drug Problems

Fame can surely spoil even young souls. Many young Hollywood stars and athletes fail to resist the urge to try getting drunk and stoned. From drug and alcohol addictions to vehicular accidents and wrecked relationships, the public has a lasting interest on the scandals behind young icons’ juvenile destructiveness. Here are several popular celebrities who, before turning 30 years old, have already learned the hard lesson in life: that substance abuse will surely destroy not just their careers but also their lives.

Amanda Bynes

After getting involved in two alleged hit-and-run accidents in 2012, the young actress declared her early retirement from show business. The latest buzz about Bynes is that her party has already settled the case filed by her two victims, who have expressed their satisfaction in the financial deal. Some Los Angeles prosecutors want her punished for … Read the rest

Celebrities Highlight the Vegan Lifestyle

Celebrities shine out at us from all sorts of places: the big theater screen, TV at home, and from our handheld devices. Their ever-changing presence surrounds us.  Some celebrities bring a special glow of health. Those stars just might be vegan.

Vegetarians have been around for a long time – centuries, in fact. Mahatma Gandhi himself made reference to the International Vegetarian Congress, held in London in September of 1890. He later started writing for their publications. By now vegetarianism is widely understood on the street as someone who chooses to eat plants rather than animals as food.

More recently, vegan culture has been moving into our society’s consciousness for some time. But even five years ago, many people couldn’t even pronounce the word (VEE-gun). “What does that mean?” they would ask.

Vegans Defined

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Top Earning Young Celebrities

Those of us who consider ourselves ordinary must admit to being somewhat enamored with the celebrity elite. Their lifestyles and fame are things we can only dream of. Their scandals keep us on the edge of our seats. Their youtube accounts get millions of hits. Their fortunes… well, it seems net worth is one of our major celebrity curiosities, determining their popularity in the minds of the public. Most celebrities are well paid in comparison t the average, everyday Joe or Jane; however, some rake in more cash than their entertainment industry colleagues do. Below is an informative list of the top earning celebrities under 30.

Musicians

These young musicians have quickly risen to the top since each of their careers began. Not yet 30, each of these rising stars raked in more than $50 million between 2011 and 2012.… Read the rest

Dorm Vs Apartment: Which One Do You Choose?

Your child is moving away for college and you’re faced with the decision of choosing between a dorm and an apartment. Although most colleges and universities require freshmen students to stay in university hosted dormitories and residence halls, higher level college students or those who are aged 21 and above may actually choose between living in a dormitory or an apartment.

Here are some advantages and disadvantages between the two:

Advantages of Living in the Dorm

  • Proximity to school. Dormitories or residence halls are often located within the campus, or at least very near the campus. Access to classes and school facilities is faster and more convenient.
  • Parents and guardians will be able to easily monitor their kids’ schedule and activities.
  • Since dormitories are located inside campus, the academic feel will always be there which may lead students to become
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