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Why It's Important to Wear Sunglasses

Do ya wear sunglasses as an accessory or a necessity? Sure, they look cool, but they serve a more important purpose than to add a touch of glam to your outfit. Read on to find out why you need to be wearing sunglasses.

Sunglasses - Why Should You Wear Sunglasses?

You know that ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause skin cancer, right? Well, it can damage your eyes too. There are two types of UV rays that reach the Earth's surface - and they can totally wreak havoc on your eyes:

  • UVA - Causes premature aging of the skin and eyes.
  • UVB - Causes sunburns, skin cancer, snow blindness and cataracts (an eye disease where the eye lens becomes opaque).

Since you can't exactly slather sunscreen on your eyes, you've got to wear sunglasses to protect them.

Sunglasses - When Should You Wear Sunglasses?

Wear sunglasses year-round cuz UV rays are present at all times of the year. Even on cloudy days, UV rays can pass through haze and clouds! However, the intensity of UV rays triples in the summer, so always wear your sunglasses when you're hangin' outdoors during summer vacation.

Sunglasses - Which Sunglasses Are the Best?

So, who makes good sunglasses anyway? Well, forget designer labels like Chanel, Gucci and Spy - just cuz they're expensive doesn't mean they're the best! Oakley reigns supreme in the sunglass department cuz they use the highest quality lenses.

  • Oakley's High Definition Optics - Provides the highest level of UV protection.
  • Plutonite - The ultimate in eye protection, Plutonite lenses are strong, durable, lightweight and virtually shatterproof.
  • Polarization - Eliminates vertical glare reflected by snow, ice, water and sand. Polarized lenses absorb 98% of the glare reflected off of the snow.
  • Oakley Hydrophobic - Prevents moisture buildup and streaks, repels oils, and prevents dirt and dust from clinging to the lens.

Ranging in price from $75 to $400 US, they're made for everyone from extreme athletes to trendsetters. To check out Oakley sunglasses, head to the official Oakley website!

Sunglasses - Oakley and the Rolling O Lab

Oakley has created the Rolling O Lab, a 40-foot mobile demonstration that travels around North America to educate kids about the importance of eye protection. Through a bunch of really cool experiments that includes stuff like optical lasers, you'll see the science behind what makes cheap and expensive sunglasses different, and how badly the cheapies can damage your eyes.

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bookwormlestrange
I don't have ADHD, but I know plenty about it. One of my friends has ADHD and Tourette's, and the teachers were always turds about it. Anyway, i think that a good way to deal with ADHD acting up is either changing medication or trying to eat foods or drinks with caffeine. I'm not sure if it works for you, but a lot of people with ADHD have seen significant improvements after putting caffeine in their systems. If your friends are acting like turds, you need better friends. I hope my advice helps.
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SmartSunnyShadow
I have one so annoying sister, that it feels like I have 200 of them, oh my god. She's pounding on the door right now, HELP! 
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SmartSunnyShadow
Dad, obviously. I can't even explain what he does to me!
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SmartSunnyShadow
Well, if they are your BFFs, they shouldn't be teasing you to make you feel bad. Me, and my BFFs tease each other all the time playfully, but I understand that this is different, and if it's making you feel bad it isn't playful at all.   Maybe your eldest friend is having some trouble with family issues, bad grades, body changes, etc. It's okay to be angry, so maybe you should leave her space for a few days, and see if it turns better. If it isn't, then try to first make her calm down. Then, make her talk to you about why she is so angry and ask if you can try to help. If nothing turns out better, tell her that you feel uncomfortable, and you want her to talk to you.  For your 3rd eldest friend, support her as much as possible, and stand up for her in this terrible situation. If you are all BFFs, then you should all be very close and comfortable around each other, and the fight shouldn't last long. If not, they are not your real friends, and you have to go on without them. I have tons of advice on how to make new friends, so just ask me if you want to know. Your 2nd eldest friend seems to be the main problem.  First of all, tell her to stop, and say how you don't like her bullying you. You must say what she is doing wrong, and how it makes you feel. If she doesn't care, tell her you're serious, and you hate what she is doing to you. If it continues, ignore what trash she is saying, and just simply walk away. Focus on other things that will help make you feel better. Remember, all she is is a person, and it's up to you to act appropriately.  Stay positive, and calm. Focus on other things, and if she continues, tell her that you can all be friends and you miss her. Go get another friend to stand up with you, and tell her that you will report to an adult if she won't stop. She may be your friend, but she deserves it. I told on my BFF when she was mean, so it's all okay now.  If all else fails, get a trusted adult, and hang out with nicer friends. Your other friends will learn from their mistakes. If not, warn them, and give them a sincere kindness note of how you miss being friends. Then, also give one to the bully.
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AnnaOfExquizurd
Yeah, @CyclonicBass the best option really is to find a girl with a quirky personality. Become friends with her. Possibly, over time, she'll grow close to you and accept a request to be with you. Hope it goes well!
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