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A Birthday Message to My 14-Year-Old Daughter

A Birthday Message to My 14-Year-Old Daughter

01.23.2015
I love the fact that I still get to catch glimpses of you as a little girl when you get excited over things. Sometimes I'm jealous of the...
Open-Ended, Mouth Shut

Open-Ended, Mouth Shut

01.23.2015
As you can see, the key is to continue asking questions with increasing levels of specificity. Under no circumstances should you allow...
The Dangers of Texting While Driving

The Dangers of Texting While Driving

01.23.2015
"It is common sense," one may exclaim in exasperation, "that reading and texting while driving is dangerous. Isn't the warning superfluous?"...
The Passion Myth: Why Teens Struggle to Find Their Purpose in Life

The Passion Myth: Why Teens Struggle to Find Their Purpose in Life

01.20.2015
It seems you can't look, listen, or feel for sixty seconds without seeing, hearing, or bumping into the word. It's always and it's everywhere,...
How a Stranger's Parenting Story Made Me Realize How Life Perspectives Can Change

How a Stranger's Parenting Story Made Me Realize How Life Perspectives Can Change

01.20.2015
It's been said that those who know the deepest sadness wear the brightest smiles or that the most compassionate are those who have experienced...
How To Avoid Having Your College Acceptance Rescinded

How To Avoid Having Your College Acceptance Rescinded

01.20.2015
“Dear Pre-collegiette, Congratulations! On behalf of Awesome University…” Phew! You can breathe a sigh of relief, because you’re...
That Time Kanye West

That Time Kanye West "Discovered" Sir Paul McCartney: A Modern Fairytale

01.15.2015
So, for all you tweens and teens and people who live under rocks in general, just in case Kanye decides to do any more collaborating with...
Illinois Is the Third-Best State for Teen Drivers

Illinois Is the Third-Best State for Teen Drivers

01.13.2015
Something teenagers do every day is also the thing that kills more of them every year than anything else: driving. Car accidents are the...
Teen Accused Of Being A Bully: ‘Somebody Has To Tell People They're Ugly'

Teen Accused Of Being A Bully: ‘Somebody Has To Tell People They're Ugly'

01.13.2015
Why do bullies do what they do? Dr. Phil sits down with a group of girls — some of them who admit they’ve been bullies and others who’ve...
7 Ways To Stay Calm When Waiting For College Decisions

7 Ways To Stay Calm When Waiting For College Decisions

01.12.2015
You do a ton of work applying to college— prepping for the SAT, gathering all of your application materials and writing the perfect college...
Have Smartphones Made Parents Dumb?

Have Smartphones Made Parents Dumb?

01. 9.2015
Sometimes it feels like technology is raising -- or rather -- regressing our kids. We can complain all we want about the tsunami of media...
7 Cool Majors You Didn't Know Existed

7 Cool Majors You Didn't Know Existed

01. 9.2015
By Kelsey Pomeroy The college application process can be a daunting task, especially when it feels like you have too many decisions to...
Court: Forced Chemo Can Continue For Teen Who Refuses Treatment

Court: Forced Chemo Can Continue For Teen Who Refuses Treatment

Pat Eaton-Robb  01. 8.2015
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday that state officials aren't violating the rights of a 17-year-old...
5 Community Service Opportunities That Don't Involve Building a House

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

01. 8.2015
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...