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Pool Party Style

As summer heats up and you start prepping to jump in the nearest pool, check out our overview of the latest trends in bathing suit style for girls and guys!

Plaid is Rad + Check It

All year long, two of the major fashion trends have been plaid – a pattern of criss-crossing stripes in different colors – and square checks, so it only makes sense that these looks have crossed over into pool-appropriate apparel. Check out this cool checked cami swimset from Roxy for girls, and these awesome plaid shorts (they come in a two-pack) from Surf Zone:

Roxy Girls 7-14 Surf Cami SwimsetRoxy Girls 7-14 Surf Cami Swimset

Surf Zone/MD Boys' Pack of 2 Plaid Swim ShortsSurf Zone/MD Boys' Pack of 2 Plaid Swim Shorts

Polka Dot Hot

Seems like the polka dot will never go out of style! This classic pattern hits the spot, even when that spot is underwater! For girls, we love Mystic Apparel’s sweet polka-dot two piece; for guys, we’re not sure anything can beat these Quiksilver board shorts:

Mystic Apparel Polka Dot BikiniMystic Apparel Polka Dot Bikini

Quiksilver Hokus Pokus BoardshortsQuiksilver Hokus Pokus Boardshorts

Rainbow Bright

A splash of color is always a good thing, especially when you’re splashing around in the pool. Rainbow is a big hit this year in swim style, and both boys and girls can sport this multi-toned look. Here are two of our fave rainbow swim statements: a tie-dye number from Xhilaration (girls) and shorts from Billabong (guys):

Xhilaration Multicolor Rainbow 1 pc Swim SuitXhilaration Multicolor Rainbow 1 pc Swim Suit

Billabong Sunny Day 45 Boardshorts WhiteBillabong Sunny Day 45 Boardshorts White

Plus, take a peek at these cute rainbow board shorts from Aeropostale for girls:

Aeropostale Kids' PS4U BoardshortsAeropostale Kids' PS4U Boardshorts

Flower Power

Who says flowers are just for girls (although Roxy makes the prettiest flowered bikini ever!)? Big, bold petals can look just as swimming pool cool on guys; here’s a pair of Hawaiian-flower-inspired trunks from Quiksilver to prove it:

Roxy Girls 7-14 70s Halter Bikini SetRoxy Girls 7-14 70s Halter Bikini Set

Quiksilver Boys 8-16 Island Eyes BoardshortsQuiksilver Boys 8-16 Island Eyes Boardshorts

Skull-o-Rama

Skulls on a swimsuit? You know it! Both girls and boys can rock this style while they’re swimming, thanks to Old Navy (girls’ one piece with rainbow-colored skulls) and Mossimo (boys’ skull-and-crossbones swim short):

Old Navy Girls Skull-Print SwimsuitOld Navy Girls Skull-Print Swimsuit

Mossimo Supply Co. Ebony Skull Swim ShortMossimo Supply Co. Ebony Skull Swim Short
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SmartSunnyShadow
I feel like that too. My best friend will always hang out with her 'new friends' that I have a really bad opinion about. My friend will treat me rudely all the time and sometimes make fun of me with her friends. But, when I needed her the most in my life, she was there for me, and I told her how I felt. She says that she just wants to hang out with more people and apologized, people can be a little teasy at times.  Also, after seeing each other for a long time, people make new friends and start hanging out with them more, it doesn't mean that she doesn't like you.  This may be different for you, but just tell her about it, she will have to know you feelings at one point.  Hope I helped you. 
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country_girl19
country_girl19 posted in Friends:
Nothing happened between us. I just feel like I'm not important to her.
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drowning
drowning posted in Friends:
Did something happen between you two in the past? If so, I feel like she might have some unresolved issues with you that you need to discuss with her. And, time doesn't always mean a lot. I've gotten closer to someone before compared to someone whom I had known for 8 years.
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country_girl19
country_girl19 posted in Friends:
Dear Dish-it,                          Me and my friend just started talking again, and it seems like she regrets it. She'll leave me for the people she has only known for a couple of months, when I've been friends with her for a year. Also, she gets annoyed with me, and I don't know what to do.
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drowning
drowning posted in Family Issues:
I'll be honest, I don't think that it's very fair that you're placing so much blame on your mother. Cancer is very hard to heal in any animal or person. She may of been able to help one spot, but that doesn't mean that she was going to be able to heal the rest. There's a slim chance that they could of made it through, but it's probably for the best that she put him down. Cancer is a painful thing to go through for dogs and humans alike. It would of been worse to push it. As for the depression, I understand where you're coming from with it. It's a difficult thing to go through and it makes things hard to do. I've struggled with things in the past and sometimes still do, so take my word on this: Eat. What. You. Can. Don't starve yourself. Don't binge. Don't do anything. Keep eating. Your health matters too. You need to find things to do, like hobbies (drawing, reading, writing, ect.) and spend time with friends when you can. At least talk to your friends, don't push them away. They're there for you, even when they might not know how to be. Don't be ashamed to cry, it's perfectly fine too. It's a better alternative of getting things out than a lot of things you could be doing. Do not, under any circumstances, start cutting. Take it from someone who's dealt with it on a personal level in several ways, do not start it. It is not something you "won't get addicted too" and it will not be a "one time thing." Do not try it. Do not start it. Do not try to find "softer" alternatives to cutting. Self-harm is not a fixer, it does not help anything. It isn't something to be ashamed of. It's a personal issue along with mental illness. But it is a very big deal. "And to go and kill him like that instead of getting him help?" There isn't always a place to help. Sometimes it won't do the things we wish it would.
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