Still Buffering: How to Gifts (Live from Podcon!)

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We did a live show! At PodCon! In Seattle! We talked more about Claire's because it's been a while since we've reminded you all of the many joys and horrors of that store, and we had a sisterly secret Santa that may have been messed up by our littlest sister. Oh and we threw out scrunchies, lip smackers, and earrings, so if you were there we hope you enjoy and if you weren't...well...we're sorry.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Caffeine

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Finals and exams and holiday shopping are all happening at once, so we all need a little bit of an energy boost, so why not down a few Red Bulls and Surges? Caffeine becomes a part of nearly everyone's life during the stressful teen years, so let's talk about it! Also, we created our first hit track for the Still Buffering album, stay tuned.

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Still Buffering: How to Safe Dating (Featuring Rychelle Moses)

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In this week's very special episode we have a very special guest, domestic violence victims' advocate and youth services coordinator for Branches Domestic Violence Shelter, Rychelle Moses! This week, join the sisters in learning about the real dangers of dating for teenagers in today's world and ways to spot these dangers and keep yourselves or your teens safe.

Resources mentioned in the episode:
loveisrespect.org
breakthecycle.org
National Hotline: thehotline.org 1.800.799.7233
West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence: wvcadv.org
branchesdvs.org
Branches hotline: 888.538.9838
https://www.facebook.com/branchesdvswv/
https://twitter.com/Branchesdvs

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Still Buffering: How to Skincare

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Bad skin is something most of us deal with throughout our teen years, both "back in the day" and today. But, it seems like today teens are a way more into taking care of their skin with fancy products or covering it up with even fancier makeup. So let's talk about teen face trends like masks and face washes and apparently orange bars and apricot scrubs that destroy your face?

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Still Buffering: How to Teen Gadgets

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The holiday season has arrived, and that means everyone is struggling to figure out what new hip gadgets to get for the teens in their life for the holidays. Not to fear! The Sisters Smirl have you covered, and are here with the hottest teen gadgets of this year and yesteryear, even the ones I'm pretty sure have nothing to do with actual technology.

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Still Buffering: How to Sexism

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Trigger Warning: Mention of suicide, sexual harassment/assault

We've all dealt with sexism in some form at some point in our lives, as cool teens, as cool adults, and everywhere in between. So let's talk about how this seemingly unavoidable part of life has changed and maybe not changed throughout the years. (Also we have some pretty important teen updates for you, Snapchat didn't work for about 3 hours, it was a state of emergency in the teen world.)

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Still Buffering: How to The Craft

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Happy Halloween! To celebrate, let's discuss one of the spookiest and teen-iest movies of all time, The Craft! From the real deal spells to the #teenlife drama, this 90s movie had it all, so let's get spooky!

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Still Buffering: How to Halloween Like a Teen

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We're back this week with a ghost who replaced Rileigh and now is just a scratchy, spooky voice from the void. (Actually Rileigh is just really sick so we know her voice doesn't sound great and we know our episode is late, but it's hard to do an audio podcast without one of us being able to make audible noises.) So since we have a spooky new teen voice joining us, let's talk about Halloween and all the things that make or break a perfect Halloween celebration as a teen! Also, sexy Babadook is THE costume this year, you heard it here first.

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Still Buffering: How to Urban Legends

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It's spoopy season! Since it's the most wonderful time of the year, we're talking about all of the scary stories, myths, and games we heard of and played as teens. Also, Sydnee learns about the Dark Web and we create some of the newest and best conspiracy theories to fuel your nightmares, enjoy!

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Still Buffering: How to Tattoo

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It finally happened! After being extremely disappointed a few months ago when she couldn't get a tattoo at the beach, our babiest sister has finally been inked for life! So let's talk about tattoos when our oldest Smirl girls were in high school, and why are they so popular now? Also we think Sydnee Freaky Friday-ed with a grandma this week, but we aren't sure.

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Still Buffering: How to Help

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Trigger Warning: Gun violence is discussed in this episode.

The world is a scary place, and we've talked before about how we can cope with that scariness and try to overcome our fears, but now it's time to talk about how we all can help. Even teenagers can help in times like these, and it's important to remember that, no matter how helpless you may feel in the world today. Here are all of the resources mentioned in this episode:

Hispanic Federation: https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos/

United Blood Services: 1-877-827-4376

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Dance

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All the teens are out in their fancy dresses and carrying their bouquets, so that can mean only one thing, it's Homecoming season! One of the most important parts of any school dance is, well, the dancing. So let's talk about all of the different dances teens have loved throughout the years!

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Still Buffering: How to Let Go

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Just like Elsa, there are a lot of things we let go of, like friends, grudges, and even relationships. But does that get harder as we grow older or is it hardest as a teenager? This week, the sisters are answering that question for you and also discovering that Sydnee has never seen one of THE most important movies of all time?

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Still Buffering: How to DIY Fashion (Live from New York!)

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Join us as we discuss all of the hot teen do-it-yourself fashion trends of years past and years present, all together live from The King's Theatre in Brooklyn, NY! We shared in memories of puff pain and bedazzlers while learning about t-shirt dresses and tie-dye adjacent shoes, so come listen and it'll be just like you were there with us!

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Still Buffering: How to Autumn

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It's September! Which means it's basically almost practically Autumn, the spookiest and most exciting season of the year! Since it's our littlest sister's last Autumn in high school, let's talk about all that comes with the best season of the year for high schoolers, like football games and homecoming and...dressing like pumpkins? And apparently corduroy and suede and...velvet? Are we back in the 90s?

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Still Buffering: Rileigh's Year in Review

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It's our babiest sister's 17th birthday! To celebrate, the sisters take a look back at all of the advancements our littlest Smirl sister has made since turning 16, and discuss why birthdays are such a big deal in your teens, but not so much once you're an adult. Oh and we're all on Island Time, so we apologize for any issues with sound quality, we had to make a beach clubhouse to record this episode.

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Still Buffering: How to Gym Class

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Our youngest sister has managed to escape one of school's worst parts, gym class, and her gym class brought about some pretty interesting stories. So let's discuss all the best and worst parts of this terrible part of school, like parachute day, dodgeball, and...crabsketball?

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Still Buffering: How to Teen Vogue

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Out of all the crazy teen media that exists today, Teen Vogue has been getting a lot of attention, and we want to talk about why! Some moms have been hating on (and even burning) the magazine recently, so let's figure out why everyone on FaceBook is trying to get rid of this classic teen magazine.

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Still Buffering: How to Ask a Teen 2

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In a second special question and answer edition, the sisters have answered all of the most heartfelt and ridiculous questions from all of you! From keeping in touch with far away sisters to describing a meme for 5 minutes (yes, this is an actual thing that happened and we apologize and regret it very much) the sisters have covered it all! (We're sorry again about the meme thing, to be fair it's mostly Rileigh's fault.)

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Still Buffering: How to College

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Senior year means a lot of decisions, and we've talked about some of the big ones. But we haven't ever discussed the next step: college. From how you decide what you want to do and where you want to go to how you actually get into college, we've covered all the stressful and scary steps. Oh and we helped Doctor Who gain another fan.

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Still Buffering: How to Career Choice

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Since our littlest sister is about to enter her senior year of high school, she's had to think a lot about her possible career choices, and as always her sisters are here to help her figure some stuff out. But no one will ever be able to solve their problems with both Grease and Grease 2, it's the never-ending debate of their relationship.

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Still Buffering: Best of Buffering 1

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It's been a hectic week for one of our sisters, so it's time for Still Buffering's first ever super special Best Of Buffering episode! We've put together some of our favorite and your favorite bits and goofs from all of our past episodes, from the sacrificial room of requirement at Claire's to Lin-Manuel Miranda teaching us what "Butts Up" really is, we've got them all! We hope you enjoy this special goof-filled episode, and we'll be back to normal next week!

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Still Buffering: How to Self Care

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Everyone knows it's important to take care of yourself as an adult when life can get hectic and stressful, but little did you know teens get stressed too! Let's explore all the ways teenagers have maybe even figured out how to take really good care of themselves in ways more than just face masks and bubble baths. And possibly discover the greatest show to ever exist.

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Still Buffering: Teen Tech Update 1: Snapmaps

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In a special edition of Still Buffering, the sisters cover a topic that can't be compared to the generations of Sydnee and Teylor, but rather is so new that we all just want to be updated on the new technology with the teens. So, let's discuss the somewhat terrifying thing that is a Snapmap and maybe finally figure out that dichotomous key of social media classification.

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Still Buffering: How to Teen Heartthrobs

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We all had those dreamy teens that we dreamt would some day fall in love with us against all odds and whose posters we had plastered all over our bedroom walls, so let's talk about them! From young Rob Lowe to Rider Strong all the way to your newest podcast teen heartthrob, Rileigh Smirl, the sisters have covered them all. Even...Balto?

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Still Buffering: How to Summer Camp

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From teen summer camp romances to the music classes taught by famous superstar brothers, most people have wondered where the summer camps in movies and tv shows actually exist, and so have the Smirl sisters! To celebrate summer and one of its staples in American media and culture, the sisters have covered it all, even Teylor's adventures at Camp Lincoln and "marine biology camp."

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Still Buffering: How to Amusement Parks

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In another episode to celebrate the start of summer, the sisters are talking about one of everyone's favorite types of places to go in the summertime, amusement parks! Or are they theme parks? Or are all theme parks amusement parks but not all amusement parks are theme parks? Whatever the case, let's talk about painful rainy rollercoasters and Mickey Mouse wake up calls!

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Still Buffering: How to Senior Year

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It's only been summer for about two weeks, but all any of the sisters can think about is the fact that our babies sister is now a senior! To comprehend this crazy thing, the sisters go over everything from the oddity that is a senior photoshoot to senior wills and even...Voltron? And zombie/robot invasion high school reunions?

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Still Buffering: How to Reboot

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Since this first and most interesting season of the new hit teen show Riverdale has come to an end, it's time to discuss how much our favorite characters of the Archie universe have actually changed, and why they've changed, since the much more wholesome days of Betty and Veronica competing in music video contests and Jughead eating like a lot of food. And while we're at it, why not take a look at how many more of those 90's teen shows have been rebooted for the teens of today, since apparently modern teens like heroin, maple syrup, and murder?

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Still Buffering: How to Tanning

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Summer is finally here! Our babiest Smirl girl is on summer vacation at last, and you know what that means: soakin' up rays and catchin' those waves! But before we soak up too many of those rays, maybe we should talk about tanning and how safe/necessary/popular it has become through the years. Or you could follow Teylor's foolproof way to avoid a burn/skin damage: STAY INSIDE!

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Still Buffering: How to Periods

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Let's ride that crimson wave over into grown up town and talk about that dreaded monthly visit from Aunt Flow. Or maybe talk about how much we all hate euphemisms for periods. Join the sisters as they discuss that time of the month and...poop ghosts? Also, one of them achieved James Bond level period story so, enjoy.

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Still Buffering: How to School Food

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The sisters are back from their short trip to Columbus and are ready to talk about something we've all wondered about at some point. Why is there always pizza everywhere? We finally cracked the mystery of the pizza line's eternal tyranny...and we discussed how pretty much everyone in our family has been really bad at food at some point. So come join us as we figure out the extent of the Chicken Nugget Thursday and the state that is one big pizza line.

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Still Buffering: How to Teen Google (Live from Columbus!)

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We're back on the stage where we belong and this time we're bringing you a whole episode about Google teen knowledge straight from Columbus, Ohio! From shoes and cool points to Oreo popularity we've got it all right here in this live show extravaganza, and we hope you enjoy as much as we did!

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Still Buffering: How to Prom

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Happy Prom season! While the teens in giant sparkly dresses and fancy suits roam the streets in search of the turnt-est after parties and best picture taking spots, the older sisters reflect on their past prom experiences while Rileigh shines some light on how big of a deal prom has become. So come join us in the podcast universe we've created and learn all bout twerk sit-ins and Mortal Kombat dance moves.

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Still Buffering: How to 13 Reasons Why

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With one of Netflix's most popular shows ever being all anyone can talk about recently, we wanted to join in on the conversation too. While the topic is a bit more serious this week and we don't make quite as many goofs, this is just as important to teens' lives as any of the other things we talk about, so we hope you'll enjoy a little bit more serious episode and we promise we'll be back with the goofs next week. And we love you.

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Still Buffering: How to AlternaTeens

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We all know (or may have been one of) those teens that listen to the edgiest music and wear the edgiest clothes, so let's talk about them! From black and white checkered belts to "old" shoes and even the sisters' new band, The Altourniquets, we went FULL AlternaTeens and we want you there for it.

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Still Buffering: How to Spring Break

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April is upon us! Spring has sprung! To celebrate the fact that school is so close to being done and it's so close to summer we can almost smell the sunscreen, we're talking about spring break! From the wild teen beach parties on TV to the reality of Netflix binging and pajamas, the sisters have covered it all and may or may not have gotten off on a pretty long tangent about the best dating show ever made, but it's necessary to discuss.

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Still Buffering: How to Ask a Teen

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In honor of week 2 of MaxFunDrive and of us reaching our goal of 10,000 new and upgrading members AND because we also hit 15k so all the sisters are getting tattoos, the trio decided to answer all of your teen questions! From dabs to princess battles we answered them all, so come join us and finally learn why Snapchat streaks are such a big deal.

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Still Buffering: How to Princess

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Happy MaxFunDrive!! To celebrate this most wonderful time of the year amongst our community of podcasts, the sisters dive into the magical world of Disney princesses! From the somewhat problematic tales of the early 20th century all the way up to the new and modern stories we see today, the trio has covered it all. And two thirds of the sisters promised in this episode to get tattoos based on the number of MaxFunDrive donors so...go donate if you can!

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Still Buffering: How to Pets

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Sydnee and Rileigh are back from their week on island time and that means it's time to talk about pets! The Smirl Girls have gone through a LOT of pets and have plenty of stories to tell, so come join us! We'll even tell you about Sister Barbara Fish and the real story of what happened to Charlie (the wiener dog.)

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Still Buffering: How to News

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What better time to discuss the news than now? This week, the sisters tackle the huge differences between how teens got their news in the 90's and how they get it now. From real deal newspapers and magazines to Twitter hashtags and online magazines, the trio has covered it all while keeping in mind the truth is...out there.

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Still Buffering: How to Tell the Future

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In celebration of our favorite Mother Collective's birthday, the sisters have decided to tackle a topic both themselves and their mom are very interested in, telling the future (ooooh.) From zodiac signs to cootie catchers, the sisters cover it all, including a very lengthy discussion about Barbie MASH and owning a pet chameleon. So Happy Birthday to Mother Collective, and happy fortune telling and spell casting to all of you!

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Still Buffering: How to Dating (Part 2)

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Happy Valentine's Day! To celebrate this (kinda sucky) day, the sisters continue their conversation on dating that they started many months ago. Last time, they covered how teens start dating and "talking to" someone, and now they're here to tell you how to go on the most successful teen dates throughout the years, from ample parking space dates to "Netflix and chilling." We hope you have a decent Valentine's Day and don't eat any of those chalky conversation hearts (even though Teylor loves them.)

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Still Buffering: How to Internet Videos

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Since the older sisters and many more teens of yesterday have been dying to know, this week, Rileigh finally explains YouTube and all of its secrets. From why teen girls want to know what other teen girls just bought at the store to how to make that sweet sweet YouTube money, Rileigh covers it all while the oldest Smirl girls reminisce on the first viral internet videos. Oh and there's a cat in this episode too.

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Still Buffering: How to Fan

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Even though the beginning of this week's episode sounds like we've started a new Riverdale fan/hatecast, I promise we haven't, we just get really passionate about Archie and teen dramas. Since we needed to discuss the legitimacy of this new show, we thought it would be fitting to discuss the idea of fan-ing out over celebrities, and find out that all three of us have done some somewhat creepy-ish things over the years...

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Still Buffering: How to Birth Control

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In this week's very timely episode, the sisters discuss a somewhat more sensitive topic (and one that makes Rileigh very uncomfortable at times), birth control. Since birth control is a phrase most all teenagers have had to hear or even experience at some point in their lives, the sisters thought this discussion would shed some light on the stigma and social acceptability of birth control throughout the years. Also, there's a lot of butt talk this episode so...there's that.

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Still Buffering: How to Snow Days

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As the cold, dreary winter season continues to make life a little bit worse for everybody, the sisters reflect on one of the only enjoyable factors of winter during school, snow days. From the trio's combined hatred of winter sports, to the pure joy they all felt when waking up to find school had been cancelled, to learning some surprising slang terms for snow, the sisters have covered all the bases this week and hope you can relate to at least one of those feelings. (Also, it's been one year since Still Buffering began! Thank you all for your continued support and love.)

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Still Buffering: How to Jobs

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We aren't really sure what happened this week, we planned on talking about jobs and somehow the majority of this episode is about troll butts, Batman pizza, and Sydnee's new boat life. So...we tried to stay on topic and we hope you gain at least a bit of insight about teen jobs (but that might be hard to do.)

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Still Buffering: How to New Year

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Happy New Year from the Smirl sisters to you! It's finally 2017, and we're all happy that 2016 is over. But, is New Year's even really a holiday when you're a teen, and how do teens actually celebrate it when they can't party and none of them have the "sacrificial parent?" I guess they could have musical theatre nerd parties like Sydnee did (but they sound kinda lame.) Find out the answers to all of these and more on this week's episode, and join us in ringing in the New Year!

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Still Buffering: How to Shopping

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As the holiday season comes to a close, it's time to think about what the most important thing is to do after you receive all of those lovely, thoughtful holiday presents...return them all. This week the sisters try to determine a set of rules for returning and re-gifting presents from the holidays and realize that Claire's is a never-ending, sacrificial pit of food-shaped earrings and fake glasses.

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Still Buffering: How to Holidays

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It's the most wonderful time of the year yet again, and we want to celebrate with you! Come join us as we decide what the best holiday movies, music, and traditions are and make some classic holiday season goofs. (And Sydnee does this whole bit with a pen but you don't have to laugh no one is really sure why she did it) Merry Mid-Darkmas to you and yours!

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Still Buffering: How to Standardized Testing

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As the testing season begins for most high schoolers (including Rileigh), the sisters remember some of their favorite memories of school tests and college-entry tests and try to give their youngest and most stressed out sister some advice. Which seems to include a lot of talk about...power donuts?

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Still Buffering: How to Video Games with Justin McElroy!

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This week, the sisters are joined by a very special guest who knows more about video games than anyone they know, America's favorite oldest brother, Justin McElroy! Join us as we take a journey through the ever-changing world of video games and learn that Justin's teen experience would be described as...there?

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Still Buffering: How (Not) to Bully

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In another special late-night edition of the show, the sisters tackle a more serious topic: bullying. All three have many stories to share, many of them about bullies that were surprisingly thorough and dedicated to their bits. But don't worry, the sisters have moved on from those terrible middle school days and are ready to goof about them and hopefully help some of you who may be dealing with some bullies right now.

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Still Buffering: How to Turkey

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It's Turkey Season! So join the sisters in discussing some of the best holiday traditions and figuring out who all of the people in their family are. Are they the only ones with randos at their Thanksgiving? Or maybe are they the only family too awkward to say anything? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this special Turkey episode! (Gobble gobble)

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Still Buffering: How to Homework

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Rileigh has a ton of homework to do, so to help her, her sisters decided to talk about homework for an hour with her, which doesn't really help with the fact she has a lot of work to do, but it was fun! So join the sisters in recounting some of their favorite...and not so favorite school assignments and projects all while hearing about the countless times they incorporated food into their assignments.

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Still Buffering: How to Hair Removal

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This week, the sisters set out to answer a question that's been a staple of the show's description since the beginning, what do I do with all this hair everywhere? Teylo becomes the resident history buff and Rileigh shares a pretty in depth description of her leg post-cast. It sure is a weird one this week, but it's what we all need right about now.

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Still Buffering: How to Vote

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It may be November now, but it's still spooky in the States for at least another week since it's the spookiest season of them all...Election Season! In celebration of the upcoming election, the sisters wanted to give everyone a bit of help just so you know exactly how to vote (since it's super important!) And Rileigh explains why Thanksgiving is just Pre-Christmas too, so Merry Christmas/Election Season everyone!

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Still Buffering: How to Halloween Costumes

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As the spooky season comes to a close, the sisters take a minute to reflect on their past Halloween costumes and some of the most popular ones from their times and share what they're going to be for this Halloween. But, there's also a very extensive conversation about the existence of a sexy poop emoji costume.

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Still Buffering: How to Monsters

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As a continuation of the sisters' month long celebration of the spookiest month of the year, this week, they discussed all of their favorite monsters! From vampire vs werewolf stereotypes and who the best witch is, they discussed it all. They even decided which kind of monster they think they would be if they were one, and the answers aren't really all that surprising, if you know these sisters.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Scary Movies

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It's officially spooky season! Or as Rileigh would call it, "spoopy" season. To celebrate this most wonderful time of the year, the sisters discuss some of their most favorite scary movies and tv series, where we learn Sydnee has been the victim of some pretty spooky baby monitor pranks.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Late Nights

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This week, Sydnee and Teylor realize that Rileigh is like an old person when it comes to sleep, which is to say, she loves it and needs to go to bed early and sleep late every day. In order to break her of these habits, the older sisters recount their favorite late night activities, which apparently include minor misdemeanors?

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to School Spirit

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It's spirit week and you know what that means! It's time for Pajama Day, Character Day, and...a day to dress as a giant pink hard candy? As the older sisters take a journey back through their experiences with spirit week and pep rallies, they try to advice Rileigh on how she should dress for her spirit week, but it doesn't seem like she's going to be taking their advice.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Hobbies

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Join the sisters in celebrating this week, as the babiest Smirl Girl has finally gotten her driver's license! To commemorate this momentous occasion, the sisters talk about some of their favorite things from their teen years to do for fun! Because what's not celebratory about sweaty hemp chokers and Tamagotchi poop?

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Driving

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Sadly, the littlest of the sisters has had a rough weekend, after failing her driver's test and missing out on a party with her friends. But not to fear! Her sisters are here to share their driving mishaps and misfortunes, including the answer behind why Syd's car always smelled like meat and what song Tey hated so much it caused a wreck.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Slang

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In this week's much anticipated episode, the sisters finally figure out what all of the new hot teen slang words of today mean! And in doing so, they create their own Smirl Girl Dictionary which includes a few questionable words. Huzzah!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Sweet Sixteen

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It's the littlest Smirl sister's 16th birthday! In order to celebrate, the older sisters recount their own sixteenth birthday parties which seem to include an odd amount of psychological terror. So light those candles and get to partying with all three of the coolest sisters around!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Board Games

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The sisters are (sadly) home from vacation this week, but good news! They played some old school board games and they're so ready to talk all about them. And, for the first time in Still Buffering history, there's a video companion to this episode of the sisters playing these games on Rileigh's YouTube channel!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Cartoons

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Join the sisters this week as they take you on a journey through some of their favorite cartoons of the past and the present. And they all got new nicknames, now with alliteration! (Except for Rileigh's but it's still pretty good.)

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Back to School

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As summer vacation sadly comes to an end for the youngest Smirl Sister, all three recount their favorite parts about going back to school, and maybe their not so favorite parts too. And Sydnee also shares her lifelong first day of school fantasy that includes background music and sunglasses...yeah this episode gets a little weird.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Body Image

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This week, the sisters got a tad more serious than they are in their usual episodes, but with all three of them having personal experiences and troubles with this topic, it was something they felt needed to be discussed. But don't worry, there are still goofs as they try to crack FaceBook algorithms and why they always show Teylor cupcakes.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

How to Slumber Party

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Let's have a slumber party! (Rileigh insists that no one calls it that anymore and will only refer to them as sleep-overs, but guess who's in charge of the text this week?) Sleeping bags are so out, prank calls are more complicated, but we can always agree that parents who buy donuts in the morning rule.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Rom-Com

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Join the trio of sisters in their discussion of the most popular and their most favorite teen romantic comedies. And if you were wondering what in the world was happening between Kanye and Taylor Swift, don't worry, they have you covered on that too.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

How to Break-Ups

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The sisters really tap into their teen angst this week while they recount break-ups, then and now. Also, what are the best break-up songs and is it ok to break-up in a text using only emojis?

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Food

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This week, the sisters discuss all of their favorite foods from their pre-teen and teen years, and collectively realize how gross most of them really were. Also, from the same sisters that gave you Teddy Chair, comes their newest hit product, and you get to hear them create it!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

How to Theatre with Lin-Manuel Miranda

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The sisters are joined this week by very special guest, Lin-Manuel Miranda to reminisce about the agony and the ecstasy that is the world of high school theatre. Also, just a head's up, the A word is said in this episode. But only like twice.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Room

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Ever wondered how a cool teen would decorate their room nowadays? No worries, the sisters have you covered! Join the trio on their journey through their past rooms filled with black lights, inflatable furniture, and fake plants.

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

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How to Cope

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The world is scary for adults. How must it feel to teens? Rileigh offers us some insight this week. We'll be funny again next week, I promise. Let's just hug and love each other right now. Warning: This episode contains discussions of violence which may be triggering.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Dares

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Join the sisters for their first-ever live show from the PlayStation Theater in New York City. Not only are classic dares and the latest YouTube dares discussed, you'll actually get to hear the girls attempt some of them. Chubby Bunny!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Sports

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The trio of sisters is joined this week by their dad, Low Country Tom, to discuss something their dad has helped all of them with throughout the years, sports!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to End of Year

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As Rileigh's sophomore year of high school comes to a close, all three of the sisters reflect on their past last days of school. And Teylor and Sydnee share their sisterly stories of sacrifice and all of the times they all three missed school and were late.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Question Time

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This week, Rileigh helps to answer all of your most pressing questions about teen life of today. Then the sisters go and talk about carrier pigeons and what "wall ball" really is for a large portion of this episode, but they still answer your questions!

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Fashion

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This week, the sisters take a journey through their past closets and end up just doing a lot of making fun of each others' fashion senses. And then of course Rileigh makes a Friends reference every chance she gets.

Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

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How to Family Vacation

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This week, the Smirl sisters are joined by another guest star direct from Taiwan: Their cousin Kyle (or West Virginia Caveman) to talk about family vacations.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

Still Buffering: How to Make Friends

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This week, the trio of Smirl Girls take on a slightly more serious topic that has troubled all three through their teen years, making friends. And then they lighten the mood by talking about their new Friends (the TV show) FanCast and the Great Huntington Poop Strike of 2016.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

How To Books

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The third Smirl sister, Teylor, is back again this week to discuss one of the trio's favorite hobbies, reading. Join the sisters as they discuss their favorite books, past required reading for school, and somehow end up connecting the world of Grease to that of Harry Potter.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

How to Nerd

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The trilogy of Smirl Sisters is finally completed this week with the addition of Teylor! As the coolest nerd we know, Tey has some advice for Rilo on how to find her tribe and Syd tries to convince her to embrace her inner tardigrade. Oh, and there is a lot of Sailor Moon talk. I mean, a lot.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

How to Makeup

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This week Sydnee subjects Rileigh to a 90's makeover and Rileigh explains what a glitter beard is. Also, Rileigh tells the best story about twerking and civil disobedience that anyone has ever told. To be fair, it is probably the only story about twerking and civil disobedience that anyone has ever told.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

How (Not) to Party

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This week we update you on Rileigh's party status and a brush with law enforcement. We also welcome our coolest uncle, Scampi Mike to help tell Rileigh where she went wrong.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

How to Music

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Rileigh and Sydnee swapped playlists and are ready to take you on a tour of teen music, from the arduous years of cassette rewinding to the dangerous game (that we certainly never played) of illegally downloading music. Also, Rileigh had never heard of a VJ.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

How to Movie

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Sydnee and Rileigh watched Mallrats together so Sydnee can reminisce about the glory days of the mall. Also, these kids just don't watch movies anymore.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

How to Dating (Part 1)

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This week, Rileigh and Sydnee navigate the difficult concept of "talking to" someone. Then, Sydnee makes Rileigh really uncomfortable when she tries to recreate her "Are you my boyfriend?" speech.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

How to Dress (Code)

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This week, the sisters dissect the history of the dress code because, well, honestly, Rileigh just really wants to be allowed to wear yoga pants to school.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

How to Health Class (Sex Ed)

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This week, Sydnee forces Rileigh to talk about sex ed and she is not comfortable with it.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

How to Memory

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Rileigh and Sydnee try to figure out the best way to record your teenage memories, assuming you want to, and then Rileigh confuses Sydnee with the rules of Instagram and Snapchat

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

How to Valentine

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Rileigh and Sydnee find common ground on this week's episode as they reminisce about the days when everybody had to give you a Valentine and debate the best candy. They even share a more serious sister-to-sister conversation about how far teens have come in accepting one another. Then Rileigh has to go and make fun of Sydnee's sweaters again.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

How to Communication

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From land lines and pagers to subtweeting and group texting, Rileigh and Sydnee attempt to find common ground in the many ways teenagers have found to talk to each other without ever having to venture from their bedrooms.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas

How to Party

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Join real-life sisters Sydnee McElroy (Sawbones) and Rileigh Smirl as they help bridge the gap between the teenagers of yesterday and today. To celebrate their first episode, the sisters throw themselves a cross-generational high school party, complete with both giant CD cases and turnt teens.

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Music: "Baby You Change Your Mind" by Nouvellas