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What Is the Political Situation in the Super Mario Universe?

Quora | Posted 05.23.2015 | Weird News
Quora

This is one of my favorite questions to date on Quora! The first task in answering the question is to define the frame of reference -- what is the Mario Universe?

Social Media: A Narcissist's Virtual Playground

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

When does normal adolescence angst become a compulsive need for affirmation? And when does that angst turn into pathological narcissism? For starters, we might look at the devices in our hands.

6 Ways To Stop Negative Self-Talk

ShimmerTeen | Posted 05.20.2015 | Teen
ShimmerTeen

Sometimes, it can be extreme, making you unnecessarily insecure, taking jabs at your confidence and making you question your abilities to achieve your dreams. Obviously, that's not ideal. So what can you do about it?

The Hard Truth America's Children Are Forced to Learn

Isabel Song | Posted 03.20.2015 | Teen
Isabel Song

America doesn't care that having armed security guards at school doesn't do a single thing to make me feel safe in a place where I'm supposed to walk into a classroom ready to learn.

Your Tween's Private Photo Could Go Viral. Here's How.

Galit Breen | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Galit Breen

Our kids aren't all that different then we were at this age. But their access to social media makes their quickly made decisions capable of being a little bigger, a little louder, have a little more impact, a bigger punch, if you will.

To The Younger Me Who Married At Age 20 In A Strip Mall: I Don't Judge You, I Admire You

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 05.18.2015 | Divorce
Nicole Jankowski

I was married, for the first time, in a strip mall on a sunny Friday morning in late October, 1999. I was not quite 21, and all the world was still unknown to me, wonderful and inviting. I did not care that there were murmurs of discontent among the guests.

Bigotry Hits US-Born Latino Teens Harder than Immigrant Teens

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

If it sucks to be an adolescent, it sucks more to be an immigrant teenager in a new country. Take all the angst that faces every teen, then add language barriers, cultural confusion, discrimination, and general discombobulation. It's not pretty, is it?

'Hey, Big Tobacco, I'm Not a Replacement Smoker'

Matthew L. Myers | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Matthew L. Myers

Today, America's kids are standing up to the tobacco industry for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day, a national day of activism sponsored by the Campaign...

Ten "Spokes of Life" That Parents Should Teach Their Children

Quora | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Quora

Had 6 kids; four full time step kids, two part time kids, thousands counseled now. As a therapist, probation officer and trainer, teacher, coach and scout master.

Fostering Love

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

ABC Family has always been at the forefront for groundbreaking and driven young adult programs and they hit the mark once again with their family centered show The Fosters.

6 Life Lessons Your Gamer Children Can Learn From Playing Video Games

Quora | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Quora

When I was seventeen years old, I became one of the highest ranked World of Warcraft players in North America. Below are some of the most powerful lessons I learned on my quest for Internet fame and success:

7 Cool Colleges You've Probably Never Heard of

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.12.2015 | Teen
Teen Vogue

There are plenty of schools out there with unique programs, stunning campuses, notable grads and low tuition that are often overlooked simply because people don't know about them.

5 Ways to Raise a Successful Teenager

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.12.2015 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

Here are a few nuggets of wisdom from the world-renowned motivational speakers, celebrities and executives that participated in the event.

3 Secrets I'm Ashamed To Tell My Kids About My Teenage Years

YourTango | Serge Bielanko | Posted 03.10.2015 | Fifty

Adults think they remember what it's like to be a young person, but the reality is: they don't. Times change hard and fast, and what people in their 3...

First Dates Can Be Awkward, Just Ask These Celebs

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.09.2015 | Teen

Awkward first date got you down? You're not alone. While chatting with the United Kingdom's Capital FM, celebrities opened up about their first da...

March Into College Readiness

Rebecca Joseph | Posted 05.08.2015 | College
Rebecca Joseph

March is a busy time for high school juniors and their families. Here are our March college readiness tips.

Parenting Advice: Don't Kill Them

Ijeoma Oluo | Posted 05.09.2015 | Parents
Ijeoma Oluo

You deserve an award for not evicting what is surely the world's worst houseguest. Acknowledge that, and instead of beating yourself up for feeling the way anybody would feel if a fellow human had just literally sh*t all over them, pat yourself on the back.

The 15 Stages Every Parent Goes Through When Dragging Teens Out Of Bed In The Morning

Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents

Besides running a marathon uphill, completing a Rubik’s cube in 60 seconds flat, and preparing a five-course dinner for you and 20 of your closest f...

Who God Is

KidSpirit | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion
KidSpirit

At some point I accepted that God was never going to be a large part of my life, but, then I really began to rethink my original perception of Him. My attitude towards religion and religious people began to soften.

The DUFF Author Kody Keplinger on the Film Adaptation, Writer's Block, and Self Esteem

Quora | Posted 05.02.2015 | Books
Quora

What does it feel like to have your book turned into a movie? It's very surreal! Before the book even came out, I had posted on my blog that Mae Whitman would make the perfect Bianca. I'd seen her on Parenthood and she just had the right attitude. She was exactly how I'd imagined the character.

Vine's Gay Love Comments

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 05.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

There are far fewer hate comments than there are love comments. As Ms. Swift said, haters gonna hate. But it may be nice to know that lovers gonna love, too. I'm serious.

10 Things I Want My Son To Know (Even If He Isn't Listening Right Now)

Craig Tomashoff | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Craig Tomashoff

He's at a point in life where he could really use fatherly advice. He's also at an age where he's convinced his dad knows nothing. That's why I wanted to share this.

An Impassioned Look at the Lives of Teens with the New Show 'One Day'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

"Growing up," as Peter Pan author J. M. Barrie once said, "is such a barbarous business, full of inconvenience... and pimples." But how quickly adults forget. It can be hard to really understand teenagers -- their struggles, their awakenings, their triumphs.

The Perils of Adolescence

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.29.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

For decades the common wisdom of parenting manuals was that teenagers feel invulnerable, immortal, and simply perceive less peril in dicey situations and believe they have much more control than they actually do. In short, they underestimate life's very real risks and dangers. But scientists who study adolescent decision making now dispute this common parenting wisdom.

New Rock Musical Out Of My Comfort Zone Spotlights Bullying and Gender Identity

Holly Cara Price | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Holly Cara Price

I spoke to the cast at rehearsals last month and marveled as the production evolved before my eyes into a singing, dancing powerhouse punctuated by dialogue that rings true and real.