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14, Unplugged, and Innovating

Jayme Cellitioci | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact
Jayme Cellitioci

I have a coffee shop scene burned in my mind that I cannot seem to shake: ten teen girls sitting in a circle, each one of them looking down at their smartphones. Eye contact did not appear to be on the menu that day.

10 Things I Want My Son To Learn Before He Becomes A Teenager

The Next Family | Posted 01.09.2015 | Parents
The Next Family

As we stand on the cusp of zits and body hair and raging hormones, I am beginning to think about the type of teenager I want him to be in a couple of years. And the type of man I want him to eventually become.

What Happened When My Track Coach Told Me I Wasn't Good Enough

Ashley Massis | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Ashley Massis

Under the thought process that "sports gave you structure" embedded into me by my father, I decided to join the Modified Track team. Not being the star athlete like my brother, I decided to pick a sport where I didn't feel the pressures of not being in the sport since I was in diapers. Track seemed like a simple sport... or so I had thought.

Living With Courage in a World of Bullies

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

In 2015, on the cusp of our presidential election year, courage can take us to being above party politics, putting employee good above profit to shareholders, demonstrating caring and responsibility to our neighbors, being true to our word, valuing life, and exhibiting love.

10 Rules of Being a Sexy Woman

Alexandra Harra | Posted 01.06.2015 | Women
Alexandra Harra

There are many twists and turns along the road to real sexiness that require us to make the right decisions. Live by the ten rules of being a woman and inspire others to follow in your gracefully sexy footsteps.

Is Obesity a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.06.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Do some teens, because they embody the caricature of a fat person, literally grow into that caricature?

The Real Life 'Fault In Our Stars'

Tonya Hurley | Posted 01.05.2015 | Books
Tonya Hurley

It has been an honor to be involved in such a life-affirming project. To witness in print the bravery and honesty of these teens. They've taught me so much about life, love and what it is to fight, to win and sometimes to lose, but always to learn.

Nothing Good Happens in the Woods

Tara Cousineau, PhD | Posted 01.05.2015 | Parents
Tara Cousineau, PhD

Here, "The Woods" is code for a teen hangout not far from the elementary school my girls attended. The spot has been around so long that many parents raised here reminisce about it, often over drinks.

My Son Is a Loser (and So Am I)

Doug Gertner | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Doug Gertner

My son is, and has long been, a loser. This simple teenage truth became comically clear about this time last year and remains true to this day. The mystery also remains, "Why can't my son keep track of his things?"

When My Teen Accused Me of Being Old, This Is What I Did

Lori Holden | Posted 02.25.2015 | Fifty
Lori Holden

Instead, I took to heart what she said. I am really old, to her very young eyes. And it appears she does not carry the same judgment in saying so that I do in hearing so. I've lived on this planet -- I've thrived on this planet -- for a long time.

Messages Our Daughters Need to Hear in This Overly Sexualized Society

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 02.22.2015 | Parents
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

Each young woman has purpose well beyond what they see on TV. Self-love is what will bring our daughter long-term happiness and fulfillment. Self-obsession will only bring her depression.

A New Year's Resolution to Tame the Media Beast

Michelle Cove | Posted 02.22.2015 | Parents
Michelle Cove

Media is not inherently good or bad. It's a messenger, a powerful way to get ideas across to a mass number of people.

The Modern Dilemma: Obsessively Selfish, Compulsively Selfless

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Marian Salzman

We just released our annual trends report for Havas Worldwide, but I'm thinking it could become a monthly thing. Today, the most fundamental truth of what's next (besides death and taxes) is unprecedented change.

This Is What Happens When You Ask 8 Teen Couples To Kiss On Camera

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.22.2014 | Teen

Young love is awkward and sweet and well... awkward. Seventeen-year-old Cas Williams of Toronto knows that as well as any high schooler. The differenc...

A Teenager's Guide To Having An Awful New Year

Levi Krum | Posted 02.21.2015 | Teen
Levi Krum

It's probably too late to ruin this year for you, as Christmas is unfortunately, the jolliest time of the year. But if you read these easy-to-follow instructions, you could find yourself immersed in misery by the time you go back to school!

Lessons In Love From My 16-Year-Old Self

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 02.20.2015 | Fifty
Sherri Kuhn

We put up our Christmas tree last week. As I combed through the boxes, I picked up a familiar shape carefully wrapped in tissue. I knew what it was before I even unwrapped it. One of my favorite holiday memories, and it took me back just a few years.

Give High School Students the Same Freedom as College Students

Blake Boles | Posted 02.18.2015 | Education
Blake Boles

Real learning thrives when students have real choices. Give high school students the same freedom as college students, and we'll take education a step in the right direction.

13 Wishes for My Sweet 13-Year-Old

Janelle Capra | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Janelle Capra

I have great memories of my thirteenth birthday. I received some great gifts and even made a special wish that night (which did come true!). So, in honor of my sweet 13-year-old, here are my wishes for her.

The Curious Case of Legal Mail

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics
Christopher Zoukis

Federally, the law is very clear on legal correspondence. In the Federal Bureau of Prisons, outgoing mail can be sealed and mailed via legal mail call every weekday morning. Correctional staff are not permitted to read these outgoing letters.

Parenting Hurts

Nicole Scobie | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Nicole Scobie

I kept thinking, kept believing that the pain is "all worth it," because you get this wonderful little human being afterwards who loves you unconditionally and with whom you have this irreversible bond that connects you for life. (Cue mad sarcastic laughter from above.)

Long Island High School Forum on "Policing in America"

Alan Singer | Posted 02.17.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

There has been much discussion about what citizenship education should look like in the 21st century. This was an outstanding example of young people becoming activists, raising questions with adults, searching for answers, and sharing their ideas with a broader audience.

I'm A Person With A Disability And My Body Is Not A Mistake

Kristin Duquette | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Kristin Duquette

But as inner turmoil may come and go, I've come to realize that my body is pure, specifically designed, and not left to be abandoned. That my body is a dimension of myself, and something of power and strength.

A Teenager's Guide to Good Parenting

Quora | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Quora

We are at a point in our lives where as much as we need you to be realistic with us, we also need you to be supportive of our dreams. No matter what your child wants to do, make sure they know that you'll help them get there.

All I Need to Know About Teens, People and Life I Learned From My Cat

Darah Zeledon | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Darah Zeledon

All living things can be nothing other than what they are. When we use coercion or try to control another's destiny, eventually, it'll backfire.

Bombarded by the Right Stuff

Ari Andersen | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

Bombardment is a funny word. First of all, if you say it without thinking about what it means, it just sounds ridiculous. Bom-bard-ment. How strange. ...