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Dear Teen Me

Three Things I Wish the Teen Me Knew

Laurie Plissner | Posted 03.28.2013 | Teen
Laurie Plissner

All the hours I wasted staring into the mirror, cataloguing my many faults, real or imagined, I now realize I should have spent doing something, pretty much anything, else.

If You Could Speak to Your Teenage Self, What Would You Say?

E. Kristin Anderson | Posted 12.26.2012 | Books
E. Kristin Anderson

Wen you're done reading the letters that relate to you, you'll read the other ones and realize that the guy next to you in science class, the girl busting her ass leading the dance squad, the kids smoking just off of school property -- those people aren't as different from you as you think. Maybe you could even be friends.

Female Leaders Give Advice To Their 15-Year-Old Selves

jezebel.com | Posted 10.15.2012 | Teen

In honor of International Day of the Girl (which is being celebrated for the first time today), CNN asked Oprah, Melinda Gates, Arianna Huffington, an...

I Found - And Read - A Stranger's Diary

Emma Orlow | Posted 11.19.2012 | Teen
Emma Orlow

It seemed odd that someone would donate this diary (complete with name, address, and school) to a stranger. I had stumbled upon a historic document about a suburban teenager from who-knows-when.

To My 15-Year-Old Self...

Kara King | Posted 10.13.2012 | Teen
Kara King

You are 15. Stop wishing you were older. Stop trying to talk, walk and mimic the lame adults. They have nothing on you.

Dear Teen Me: You'll Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2012 | Teen

Legendary writer Joan Didion once said, "Was anyone ever so young? I am here to tell you that someone was.” That's exactly the goal of "Dear...