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25 Ways Not To Waste Your Summer Vacation

No more teachers. No more books. No more getting up at the butt-crack of dawn after studying all night for a test. It’s summertime! And we know you have plenty of lying around and sleep to catch up on. But what happens after you get your fill? May we suggest doing something productive — something like defining what Above the Influence means to you, and then creating a commercial about it? OR....

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1. Learn a new language.

2. Change your eating habits.

3. Set a goal.

4. And complete it.

5. Go to a concert.


6. Step back into time by visiting a museum...

7. Or, Grandma.

8. Take a road trip.

9. Organize your life. Get rid of things you don’t need — literally and metaphorically.

(Seriously, if your closet looks ANYTHING like this…it’s time.) / Via

(Seriously, if your closet looks ANYTHING like this…it’s time.)

10. Read a book.

11. Get a job.

12. Or an equally fulfilling internship.

13. Support a cause.

14. Workout.

15. Go to summer camp.

16. Study for the SAT.

17. Research and visit colleges.

18. Get a makeover.

19. Learn to drive.

20. Or, take your test.

21. Learn first aid.

22. Learn self-defense.

23. Start a blog or photo diary.

24. Catch up on your favorite shows.

25. Vote for the next Above the Influence commercial at

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Vote once per day between July 13 and August 9, 2013 at