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Watch These Kids Sing, Dance And Fly Their Way To Hollywood Boulevard

Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

Hollywood actors appear larger than life on the big screen. But what everyone really wants to see is what they were like before they got famous. W...

What Not to Say to College Students

Susannah Keogh | Posted 02.11.2015 | College
Susannah Keogh

Oh, you know, writing a couple of 1,000 word essays a term with barely any contact time is just a walk in a park. Seriously. A college degree isn't meant to be easy -- come on people.

Yoga Bare

Amy Mullis | Posted 02.09.2015 | Comedy
Amy Mullis

It's not that the folks in one part of the country eat healthier than the others, but I come from a place in the South where if you slow down for a yellow light, we will deep fry your car.

20 Not-Stupid Questions to Ask Your Kids Over the Holidays

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

There is nothing like a holiday to bring people together. And once you're together, you have to converse. There is a whole list of typical questions...

Open Letter to Kim K: How to Tell the Difference Between a BFF and Your Kid

Joyce Linder | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Joyce Linder

Your kids don't need another friend. They need a loving, respectful and respectable role model who will help them become a happy, productive adult! For those of you who need a reminder, here are five ways to know the difference between a BFF and your kids...

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...

14 Essential Truths About Raising A Tween Girl

Galit Breen | Posted 02.01.2015 | Parents
Galit Breen

Never "dumb down" your conversations. Share with her happy things and hard things and important things. Model a good debate, a strong reaction, smart questions and kind (re)actions.

Meet The Teen Band That Might Just Take Over Rock Music

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.01.2014 | Teen

If you saw the members of Austin band Residual Kid in passing, you might think they were heading to school or a skate park, and you definitely wouldn'...

Teens Now Have A Say In New York City's Government

AP | By JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Rashana Jackman isn't old enough to vote in an election, but she could soon have a vote on a city-appointed board that takes influen...

30 Powerful Reactions To The Ferguson Decision From Teens And Young Adults

Isabel Song | Posted 01.26.2015 | Teen
Isabel Song

One of the prevailing things I noticed on that fateful night was the high volume of teens who were speaking out and explaining why this isn't just about one of our peers -- it's a bigger societal indication about civil rights and the racism that still exists in America.

Teens Have Fewer Friends, But They're Less Lonely Than Ever Before

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.29.2014 | Science

Much has been written in recent years about how personal electronics and social networking services seem to be isolating us more and more from each ot...

Teaching Your Teen to Drive

Bernadette Noll | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Bernadette Noll

We get in the car. Riding shotgun is new for me. She turns the key, backs out a bit too quickly, and we are on the road.

Yagana Shah

9 Hilarious Ways Parents Have Tried To Get Their Kids To Move Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.25.2014 | Fifty

Empty nesters -- it could be a lot worse. While the quiet rooms of your home may feel like a bleak reality, for some parents it's something they can o...

Climate Change This Week: Lightning Increasing, Solar Cloth, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.24.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stephen Colbert takes the Polar Plunge here, highlighting the dim lights who don't ...

8 Reasons We May Need to Cut Ties With Family Members to Be Healthy

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

As I have grown and experienced adult life I have learned the hard truth about things -- about people. Not all people want what's best for me. It's was my job to make my world the best it can be.

A Letter From Our Pre-Teen Selves (Loving Our Ugly Ducklings)

Anthony Meindl | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Anthony Meindl

Your chubby teen self whom you felt ashamed of? She was also dynamic and witty. Your gay teen self you felt was a curse? He was also sensitive and intuitive. Your nerd teen self who seemed so odd? She was also funny and caring.

If Life Is a Game, What Are the Rules?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Stuart Muszynski

The students who make up the poverty and homeless statistics that some suburbanites look at dispassionately, shaking their heads while proclaiming, "Not in America!" -- these kids want to succeed.

Why Not So Serious?

Morgan Levy | Posted 01.21.2015 | Teen
Morgan Levy

There is a fine blurred line between humor and taking it too far, a line which members of our society today continue to cross.

Hold My Hand A Little Longer

Susannah Lewis | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Susannah Lewis

Will this sweet boy who often rests his blonde head on my shoulder someday shut me out? Will the very sight of my face and the sound of my voice make his stomach churn? Will we become strangers? Will the teenage version of my son despise me?

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.

Suicide: A Shocking Statistic That We Need to Get to the Bottom Of

Kristan Braziel | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Kristan Braziel

What is happening in the male brain that's causing them to think that ending their life is the right decision? Is it all just chemical? Is this a nature vs. nurture situation? Is it cultural: Are we raising our boys all wrong? Why can't we really get the same insurance coverage for mental health care?

Teen Surfer Escapes Monster Wave, Proves She's A Total Badass

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 11.19.2014 | Teen

Nazaré, Portugal, is home to some of the biggest waves in the world and attracts only the most experienced, fearless surfers -- we're talking world r...

Heroic Teen Trained In CPR Jumps Into Action, Saves Infant's Life At Walmart

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.18.2014 | Good News

A high school senior in Missouri is being called a hero today, and not just because she recently enlisted in the National Guard. Abby Snodgrass, 17...

How to Help Teens Reduce Stress in High-Anxiety Times and Always

Emma Adam | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Emma Adam

It's college application season, and millions of high school seniors across the nation are coping with the stress of writing application essays, filling out scholarship and financial aid forms and worrying if they will be admitted to the school of their choice.

The Best Way To Learn Tolerance? Raise A Teenager

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 01.13.2015 | Parents
Edwin Leap, MD

Tolerance is the word we now use to say, "you have to agree with my views." However, as one sees with teenagers, tolerance in truth means to disagree, but to respect. And in its highest, most beautiful incarnation, to disagree and yet love.