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ACH! Menopause and Mean Girls, They're Still Here!

Amy Koko | Posted 03.11.2014 | Comedy
Amy Koko

Here I am, an independent, confident woman with five pounds around my middle that don't seem anxious to go anywhere. Unlike my ex-husband and much beloved 30 Rock, they are telling me, "Don't worry kid, we're with ya for the long haul." Much to my dismay I knew something had to be done.

Life Lessons We Learned From The First Day of School

Posted 08.28.2013 | OWN

Columnist Leigh Newman looks back on the dos and don’ts of that horrible, wonderful first day back in the classroom -- and how they apply to us toda...

Bullies and Bras

Rayya Elias | Posted 08.05.2013 | Women
Rayya Elias

when I look back on my own experience as a child and pre-teen who was bullied after moving here from another country, it occurs to me that the adults in my life -- even those who loved me -- played a part in the bullying too, whether subtly or directly.

Middle Schooler Suspended For Red Hair

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.16.2012 | Education

Hannah Adams, a 13-year-old student at Riverside Middle School in Greer, S.C., received a week of in-school suspension for coming to class with her ha...

Boy Forced To Pee In Bottle At School?

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education

A 7th grader at Klein ISD in Houston, Tex. says he was forced to urinate in a plastic water bottle after his teacher denied his plea to use the restro...

A Letter to My Son As He Adjusts to Middle School

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

Hey Charlie, It's late as I write this -- even the cats look sleepy -- but I was just watching a documentary on HBO that made me think of you. It was...

Hair and Ego: Part Two, Adolescence

Emily Farache | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Emily Farache

In my unconscious quest to both identify myself apart from the crowd and connect to the "real me," I got my first perm. It was a disaster. Or a tribute to Elizabethan hair fashion, depending upon your outlook.

How To Launch A Nationwide Drug Menace

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

Last week, the media was filled with headlines like "Sniffing Trumps Weed for 12 Year Olds," (CBS) and "Inhalant Abuse a Deadly Middle-School Concern,...

School Praise: A Daltonian Remembered

Amanda Guinzburg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amanda Guinzburg

Daltonians: keep your beacons burning. Gather your courage and lean on each other. Go on until you can again go forth. Do it in his name.