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Teen Esteem

Not Stacking Up To Your Friends? That's OK

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Kathryn Cua, Hinsdale Ce...

14-Year-Old 'Adopted' By Football Team In Incredibly Sweet Story (VIDEO)

Posted 08.09.2013 | Teen

You should probably get your kleenex out before you watch this video... but it will be a happy cry, we promise. The Hooplaha segment tells the stor...

The Coolest Summer Camp For Aspiring Rock Stars (VIDEO)

Posted 08.08.2013 | Teen

Apparently, there is a real-life camp in Omaha that is even cooler than "Camp Rock," the musical summer camp of your Disney dreams. "Omaha Girls R...

I Go to Seek a Great Perhaps

Shanzeh Khurram | Posted 04.07.2013 | Teen
Shanzeh Khurram

The pursuit of this Great Perhaps is what gives meaning to my life. I guess we all need a sense of purpose, a connection to a greater cause. Without it, life would seem empty and pointless.

'Why I'm Okay With Calling Myself Fat'

Heidi Loscar | Posted 03.31.2013 | Teen
Heidi Loscar

Your body is wonderful, and no matter how much you may weigh, that will never change. Beauty doesn't have a weight limit. Neither should you.

'The Message I Wrote On 1,986 Sticky Notes'

Ashley Monroe | Posted 03.29.2013 | Teen
Ashley Monroe

This is a picture of something I did at my school last year. I wrote out 1,986 sticky notes. Each said, "You're beautiful." I stuck one to every locker in my entire school.

The Most Feel-Good Trending Topic Ever?

Posted 12.17.2012 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

Building up Your Self-Esteem (My So-Crazy-It-Works Advice)

Benni Cinkle | Posted 10.04.2012 | Teen
Benni Cinkle

Some kids don't have that kind of family or the support system that they need from other adults to feel good about themselves. Some kids, all they hear is how stupid or ugly they are.

Why I'm Stopping Hate With Monsters

Emily-Anne Rigal | Posted 08.15.2012 | Teen
Emily-Anne Rigal

If a teenage girl from a small town in Virginia can start a movement and inspire others, anyone can!

Meet Lady Gaga's Teenage 'Hero' (VIDEO) | Posted 03.24.2012 | Teen

Lady Gaga said, “Emily-Anne, I wish there were more in the world like you dolly.” When asked who her idol is, Lady Gaga responded: “Emily-Anne i...