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A Real-Life Youth

Zane Rubin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Teen
Zane Rubin

Albert and Ida remain the sole members of the entirety of my sexual experiences. I'm still unsure of where they stop and I begin. Had Ida been in my position I think she would have been more zen, but then again she is on Paxil, and she isn't real. She's just a girl on TV.

Boy With Asperger's Kisses His Mom For First Time After Adopting Loving Rescue Pit Bull

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.04.2015 | Good News

Update: Monday, May 4, 1:20 p.m. EDT A rescue dog became so much more than just a furry friend for one teen. Amanda Granados' son Joey was diag...

The Real Reason Zayn Left One Direction

Ally Del Monte | Posted 04.30.2015 | Teen
Ally Del Monte

I'm heartbroken, but I can understand why he felt he needed to leave. Why? We did this. Some of the fandom did this -- when we stopped seeing and loving them for the music that they shared with us, and started thinking we owned them.

This Is The Type Of YouTube Channel I Wish Existed When I Was A Teen

Raymond Braun | Posted 04.30.2015 | Teen
Raymond Braun

To the young gay kid in a small, conservative town who's hunting around online to find more information about what LGBT means -- or to anyone out there in a similar situation -- this channel is for you. I want to hear from you and I want you to know that I've got your back.

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

How To Understand Your Financial Aid Package

| Posted 04.14.2015 | Teen

Financial aid packages can definitely be tricky (what do half these words even mean?!). There are various types of financial aid, and it may be diffic...

Ellen's Biggest (and Bravest) Fan Opens Up About Hospital Life, Junebug and Her Love of Chef Boyardee

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

I recently sat down with Briana for an in-depth interview, a plan we masterfully crafted through Twitter. We Skyped, as Briana was still in the hospital with a weak immune system--one week prior, on March 17th, she had had her second bone marrow transplant.

Should You Break Up With Your High School SO Before College?

| Posted 04.06.2015 | Teen

To LDR or to not LDR? That is the question. And it’s one that many soon-to-be collegiettes in relationships have to start asking themselves as high ...

What Might Make A Teenager Who Drinks And Smokes Feel Unlovable

Posted 04.03.2015 | Dr. Phil

Vanessa and Kurt got married, but didn't tell Vanessa's 15-year-old daughter, Emily, until they all moved in together. Now, the blended family is stru...

What Every Parent Should Know About Teen Pregnancy | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents

With the upcoming return of MTV's popular reality show "Teen Mom," teenage pregnancy is at the forefront of not only parent minds, but also pop culture.

The Secret Eating Disorder (You've Never Heard Of)

Posted 04.29.2015 | Teen

Celebrities don’t talk about it. Doctors don’t always notice it. Even those with textbook cases of binge-eating disorder may not know it. Find...

Two Simple Questions You Must Ask Your Troubled Teen

Joyce Linder | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Joyce Linder

The only person who knows the real reason, the real root of the problem, is your teen. And until you can identify what exactly it is that is going on, things can't get better.

I'm Laughing My Way Though The Pain Of My Chronic Disease

Posted 03.02.2015 | Teen

Luc, 14, has such a severe gastrointestinal disease that his doctors had to remove his colon. But his sharp sense of humor is helping him cope—a...

I'll Always Love (And Like) You, 'Parks And Rec'

Kamrin Baker | Posted 04.27.2015 | Teen
Kamrin Baker

Parks and Rec will also always remind me of the coolness, calmness and contentment of a windy summer night under foreign comforters that became my own when I realized what it means to have a favorite TV show.


Yris Bilia | Posted 04.22.2015 | Technology
Yris Bilia

A few days ago my daughter's Instagram account was hacked and sold to a different owner in less than 15 minutes! A year and half of her work was erased completely.

Teen Surprises All 1,076 Girls At His School With Valentine's Day Gifts

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.15.2015 | Teen

Wanting every girl at his high school to feel loved on Valentine’s Day, one big-hearted Oklahoma teen decided to surprise all of them with cards and...

My Child Won't Go to School: School Avoidance and What to Do

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

It is important that we remember that children want to succeed and feel good. When they are avoiding or refusing to go to school (their job), it means something isn't right for them and it is our job as parents and educators to figure it out.

Applying To College Saved Me From Senioritis -- And Making A Terrible Decision

Khushi Suri | Posted 04.11.2015 | Teen
Khushi Suri

Unfortunately, many high school students are continually looking to the future for new opportunities and don't spend enough time introspecting and self-evaluating. Whether it's once a day, once a week or once a month, that time spent looking over the past is invaluable.

The Class Every High School Should Be Teaching

Posted 02.06.2015 | Teen

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Laura Bartusiask, Woodla...

The Black Hole

Leena Khan | Posted 04.01.2015 | Teen
Leena Khan

We were 15 friends sitting inside under artificial lighting and our hands glued to our phones on a Friday, when the enticing warmth of the sun and delicate breeze was begging us to run around outside.

I'm A Transgender Teen And Which Restroom I Use Is None Of Your Business

Casey Hoke | Posted 03.31.2015 | Teen
Casey Hoke

It's one thing for a school to offer private facilities for students who identify as gender-neutral or are not comfortable using male- or female-designated facilities because of their gender identity. But to force all transgender students to do so is, in fact, a definite breach in privacy.

The City Every Teen Needs To Visit

Kamrin Baker | Posted 03.16.2015 | Teen
Kamrin Baker

I am on my homecoming from a dizzyingly inspiring journey where I learned how to deal with the media, stand on my own two feet, use a subway and conquer fears I've attached on my back like carry-on luggage for years.

5 Community Service Opportunities That Don't Involve Building a House

| Posted 01.08.2015 | Teen

As fun as Habitat for Humanity is (seriously, it's awesome), some of us aren't the best with hand-eye coordination and struggle with putting together ...

4 Secrets For Surviving Second Semester Of Senior Year

| Posted 01.07.2015 | Teen

It’s official: Second semester is upon us, and so is your most severe case of senioritis yet. Between trying to make your final college decision, pr...

Connecticut Top Court to Rule on Teen's Right to Refuse Chemotherapy

Mirah Riben | Posted 03.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Mirah Riben

Cassandra C., 17, and her mother are battling the state of Connecticut over the teen's right to refuse chemotherapy. Cassandra was diagnosed in Sept...