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Teens Addicted to Social Media

Judith Johnson | Posted 04.15.2016 | Teen
Judith Johnson

I attended an interview with Nancy Jo Sales about her book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers, at the 2016 Woodstock Write...

It Takes a Village

Jessica Markowitz | Posted 09.03.2015 | Good News
Jessica Markowitz

I will never forget brushing my fingers across my great uncle Adam's arm, where his number was tattooed permanently, and feeling his pain as I looked in his eyes. "Never again," he told me.

This Teen Just Took The 'Promposal' To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.12.2015 | Teen

Looking for the perfect Promposal? A jumbotron isn't a bad way to go. Jesse Jacobs is a freshman at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, N...

Teen Learns He's Going To Super Bowl From His Favorite Seahawk

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.27.2015 | Teen

Teen Seahawks fan Daniel Duncan got news that just about every Seattle football fan would love to get -- he's going to the Super Bowl. To add to th...

Robin Williams, Ben Stiller And A Monkey Helped Ask A Girl To Prom

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.31.2014 | Teen

Skyler Gisondo is like a lot of teens who want to go the extra mile in asking someone to the prom. Only he had Robin Williams, Ben Stiller and a monke...

15 Teens To Watch Out For In 2015

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.12.2014 | Teen

2014 was a great year for teens, with young people creating new social media trends, starting innovative businesses and making incredible art -- all ...

The 14 Most Fearless Teens Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.03.2014 | Teen

HuffPost Teen spent the year documenting the adventures and achievements of incredible, badass teens who are dominating social media, revolutionizing...

The Three Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Teenager

Michael Mulligan | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Michael Mulligan

he millennials are accomplishing great things. But too many of them look inside only to peer into a void that we, at least in part, have helped to create. In our efforts to push our kids ahead, we have forgotten to ask why pushing ahead is important in the first place.

Basketball Star Commits To A Major University -- And She's Just 13

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.03.2014 | Teen

Deja Kelly has looked many years into her basketball future -- and it is as a Texas Longhorn. The 13-year-old seventh-grader from San Antonio's Lun...

Mo'ne Davis' Chevy Ad Will Leave You With A Lump In Your Throat

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.23.2014 | Teen

Is there anything Mo'ne Davis can't do? After wowing the world with her arm and becoming the first female pitcher ever to win a game at the Little ...

No, This Isn't Google Street View, It's NYC In Minecraft

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.22.2014 | Teen

If you think you're looking at a real-life NYC skyscraper, thank 19-year-old Duncan Parcells' architectural genius. The teen built his own version of ...

Teens React To 1980s Fashion -- And It Isn't Pretty

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.20.2014 | Teen

That's right, young whippersnappers: people of a certain age used to rock leg warmers, shoulder pads and fanny packs. You got a problem with that? ...

Teen's Identity Lesson Makes Serious Point, But Doesn't Skimp On The Fun

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.17.2014 | Teen

Be yourself. And in case you can't be yourself, Laura Finnigan of Liverpool, England, is here to remind you that it's the right thing to do. Fin...

Teen With Cystic Fibrosis Will Have You Laughing In A Heartbeat

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.09.2014 | Teen

If laughter is the best medicine, Claire Wineland so has that covered. The 17-year-old has cystic fibrosis and a sharp sense of humor. Watch her wo...

You Can Now Video Chat Your Dog Thanks To This Brilliant Teen's Invention

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 10.06.2014 | Teen

At age 12, Brooke Martin of Spokane, Washington came up with a new way to stay in touch with her golden retriever. Now-14-year-old Brooke, armed with ...

High School Player Gives Stunning Inspirational Speech

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.22.2014 | Teen

He's a teen Tony Robbins in shoulder pads: a high school football player turned a postgame interview into one of the most inspiring motivational speec...

20 Photographs By Young People You'd Have To See To Believe

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.20.2014 | Teen

Whether you're posting the occasional selfie to Instagram or mastering the art of dog portraits, it's a good time to be a young photographer. And now,...

16-Year-Old Invents A New Way To Communicate -- Using Only Your Breath

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.12.2014 | Teen

Sixteen-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi has found a way to convert human breath into speech, and he says his invention could transform the lives of an esti...

His Brilliant Invention May Lower Accidental Gun Deaths In America

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.11.2014 | Teen

Seventeen-year-old Kai Kloepfer's idea for a finger-print sensitive smart gun came to him in a dream. This week, the Colorado teen won a $50,000 grant...

Why It's Time To Start Taking Fifth Harmony Seriously

Jamie Gleklen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Teen
Jamie Gleklen

"Bo$$" screams female empowerment. The artwork for the cover alone makes it clear that Fifth Harmony is ready to be taken seriously as a group.

Step Back and Watch Your Child Build His Own Self-Esteem

Todd Kestin | Posted 08.31.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

When we tell them they're the best at everything or the smartest of all, it creates a problem when they figure out they aren't. Let's not raise a bunch of ego maniacs who don't have the skills to live healthy rounded lives.

5 Ways Camp Helped Me Get Over My Fears

Jasmine Han | Posted 08.10.2014 | Teen
Jasmine Han

The lessons I ended up learning at camp could not have been taught within the confines of the traditional American classroom. Through camp sessions, I quickly picked up skills necessary to emerge as a leader among my peers.

High School Alters Yearbook Photos To Show Less Skin

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.29.2014 | Teen

This cover-up got exposed. Female students at Wasatch High School in Heber City, Utah, are ticked because their yearbook photos were altered to rev...

Fandoms: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Jamie Gleklen | Posted 06.24.2014 | Teen
Jamie Gleklen

Should teenagers spend all of their available free time obsessing over a celebrity? No. However, any hobby that brings joy and the powerful feeling of belonging is not a waste of time.

Would You Use A Soda Bottle Cap Tool To Fix Your Skateboard?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.10.2014 | Teen

Well, doesn't this top it all? Here's a Mountain Dew bottle cap that doubles as a tool to fix skateboards. The gizmo gets its closeup in a video by...