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Four Mental Health Tips for the Back-to-School Season

Josh Rivedal | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Josh Rivedal

To have a successful transition back to school and to stay in one piece, you need to develop resources to live mentally healthy and to repair those metaphorical cracks in the brain when everything around you seems like its falling apart you feel like you might crumble.

Is Twitter the New Blockbuster?

Sherina Harris | Posted 01.07.2016 | Teen
Sherina Harris

Lately I seem to have been finding about all the major happenings in the world on Twitter, so I was not surprised when one of today's big stories was ...

5 Things You Need To Embrace To Build A Marketplace

Leonard Kim | Posted 01.07.2016 | Business
Leonard Kim

In this digital age, marketplaces are quickly shifting to online and mobile platforms. These types of marketplaces are not always easy to build. Mark...

Why You Should to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

Samara Wolpe | Posted 01.06.2016 | Parents
Samara Wolpe

Why is it so common for parents to make up strange stories such as the stork or fairies dropping children off at the doorstep, or for parents to wait until their children are summoned in for health class to broach the topic? Even more puzzling, why do many never bring it up at all?

How to Manage Family Strife

Elizabeth Esrey | Posted 01.06.2016 | Parents
Elizabeth Esrey

Families argue -- especially around the holidays. Overbearing in-laws, wayward teens, stepfamilies, elder care or antiquated parenting plans can turn a home into a war zone. While some situations are easily resolved, others can linger for months -- even years. Instead of allowing conflict to fester -- consider mediation.

In J.J. Abrams We Trust

Adina Ciment | Posted 01.05.2016 | Entertainment
Adina Ciment

So it's been a little over two weeks since Star Wars: The Force Awakens blew up box office records and people have come back on Twitter and Facebook, ...

Do You Trust Your Teen, and Does Your Teen Trust You? (Part 2)

Joshua Wayne | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents
Joshua Wayne

While your perception of the strength of the relationship counts, it's her's that really matters. If she perceives it as strong and feels a genuine connection, she's much more likely to behave the way you'd like when you aren't around. She won't want to disappoint you.

Meet Jake Marcionette, the Youngest New York Times-Bestselling Author

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.05.2016 | Books
Xaque Gruber

When he was twelve years old, Florida-based Jake Marcionette released his debut book, Just Jake, a loosely autobiographical, laugh-out-loud comedy adventure.

We Need More Millennials to Take Action on Climate Change

Clara Nevins | Posted 01.05.2016 | Green
Clara Nevins

Paris was abuzz. At the Chamber of Commerce, 200 adults in business suits, wearied by two hours of oil companies' execu-speak, slammed coffee at the 11 a.m. break. There I was, a 5-foot-3 15 year old in a ponytail in a room full of blue suits and gray hair. I felt so out of place.

Kids These Days

Sara Lindberg | Posted 12.30.2015 | Education
Sara Lindberg

I have been told that I have too much faith in kids. Some people question my unwavering belief in teenagers ability to transcend their lives. Am I an eternal optimist or have I just simply spent too much time with kids?

Do You Trust Your Teen, and Does Your Teen Trust You? (Part 1)

Joshua Wayne | Posted 12.22.2015 | Parents
Joshua Wayne

There are two essential questions you must ask yourself when it comes to the role of trust in your relationship with your teenager. They are both important, but the second one is critical.

The Evolution of Gift Giving

Lisa Smith Molinari | Posted 12.21.2015 | Comedy
Lisa Smith Molinari

Sometime after the Earth cooled - let's just say it was between a gazillion and a gagillion years ago - slimy little amoebas sprouted fins and then l...

The World Our Girls Live In

Sara Lindberg | Posted 12.21.2015 | Parents
Sara Lindberg

When I am working with teenage girls, I often find myself picturing my daughter. My work has become more personal.

A Christmas Hockey Stick for Granny

Curtis Rogers | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Curtis Rogers

Gifts are wonderful things, but without thought and sentiment they are just objects. Ever see a department store Christmas tree display with fake presents? The don't have any warmth because they weren't placed with love. There was no thought behind them. They are just empty boxes. Love makes an object a gift. Love once made a pink hockey stick the perfect present.

Would You Pay Your Teen to Participate in a Family Activity?

Mary Rowen | Posted 12.18.2015 | Parents
Mary Rowen

I don't have plans to offer my kids cash again for a movie night -- at least not any time soon -- but the evening was really lovely, and it wouldn't have happened without that lousy ten bucks.

Christmas Gifts for the Teen or Tween Who Has Everything

Kelly Pietrangeli | Posted 12.17.2015 | Parents
Kelly Pietrangeli

Stuck for what to get your teen or tween for Christmas this year? Do they already have the latest gadgets and 'must have's'? Yep. I hear you.

Is it Just a Selfie?

Hariella Lawson | Posted 12.15.2015 | Teen
Hariella Lawson

The concept of the selfie is changing. Nowadays, societal pressure and social validation linger behind the selfie, influencing many individuals in our generation to utilize strategies that will benefit others' perspectives of them.

The Age When You Should Stop Doing Everything

Thrillist | Posted 12.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

Now that you're in your 20's, it's time to make the switch from posters to pictures. Keep hanging stuff wherever you live, but try and stick to portraits, framed pictures, or artwork. That Zac Efron poster can be removed now.

5 Gifts for Your Moody Makeup-Obsessed Teenager

Janna Mandell | Posted 12.10.2015 | Style
Janna Mandell

I think we all know that no matter what you get the teen dream in your life, she's going to either bitch that you didn't get her the whole collection,...

He's Leaving For College

Lisa Katz | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents
Lisa Katz

I am not sure where to begin. My life as a Mom flashed before my eyes as I watched my 6-foot-tall son walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma. Where did eighteen years go?

Watching a Novelist at Work

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 12.08.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

I never thought about the writing process in terms of what it looks like. It's not pretty; at least not for me. Or exciting. For one, my clothes are shlumpy. I can't be productive when I'm dressed nicely. Secondly, it's very quiet (unless I'm editing--the bawling could get disorderly).

Frontline Challenges and Opportunities of Parenting a Teen

Rohini Ross | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents
Rohini Ross

You might ask yourself, how relevant are spiritual principles when you get a call from your teenage daughter at 3 am on a Sunday morning, when you t...

12 Tips to Tame Tense Kids Applying to College

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Is your teen a junior or senior in high school choosing which colleges to apply to? Do they hear advice as pressure? Are they struggling with safe and reach schools, unsure where they belong? They want help but can hardly bear it because college talk just makes them tense.

Beautiful Mess

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 12.03.2015 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

Sometimes the stuff we need to hear from our children is muddled or falls to the floor, silent as snowflakes. Other times, those gems of communiqué are deafening, delivering messages that are both unfiltered and unapologetic. Still other times, the meat of the message is sandwiched in-between layers of fluff, artfully disguised as something unimportant.

Forget Mom Guilt, I've Got Mom Anxiety!

Ravishly | Posted 12.03.2015 | Parents
Ravishly

Just because I don't feel guilty doesn't mean I'm not freaking out. I am a mom, after all. Now, I'm staring down the barrel of new stages. While a part of me is excited, another part is freaking out. Can they and I handle this? There are so many things to worry about.