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10 Things No One Tells You About Being The New Kid

Valerie Hsieh | Posted 07.02.2014 | Teen
Valerie Hsieh

Over the course of the year, I have learned several lessons that have made my transition a bit easier, and have brought me to some of the greatest individuals I have ever met.

5 Important Things To Remember When You're Rejected

Madonna Matta | Posted 06.10.2014 | Teen
Madonna Matta

Remember the dreaded thin letter is simply a thin letter. This piece of paper says nothing about your worth, creativity or potential.

I'm Not Your Average 14-Year-Old -- And I'm OK With That

Warren Cassell, Jr. | Posted 06.10.2014 | Teen
Warren Cassell, Jr.

What! You're how old? I'm not exaggerating when I say that I am asked this question on a daily basis. It never ceases to amaze people when I tell them my age after introducing myself and letting them know what I've accomplished in my young life.

18 Things I've Learned Before Turning 18

Hannah Strohmeier | Posted 06.03.2014 | Teen
Hannah Strohmeier

As my 18th birthday is quickly approaching, I have compiled a list of, what I consider to be, pretty valuable lessons. Here are 18 things I have figured out before I reach this milestone that is important to every teenager.

How I Turned My Magazine Dream Into A Reality

Jane Han | Posted 05.14.2014 | Teen
Jane Han

After drafts after another, I realized that this entire process was not an easy task, contrary to what I had initially thought. Every step of making an idea realized requires hard work, persistence, patience and control.

The Question I Wish Colleges Would Stop Asking Us

Isabel Song | Posted 04.23.2014 | Teen
Isabel Song

We don't usually cut the fluff and really talk about what lies inside. When a college asks, "Who are you?" most of us will give generic answers. Many will talk about extracurricular activities and the things they like to do. Yet if we're honest with ourselves, are we really that simple?

6 Very Real Lessons We Can Learn From 'Adventure Time'

Cat Blake | Posted 05.01.2014 | Teen
Cat Blake

Adventure Time has taught me many things that I didn't expect to learn, especially coming from a show that has talking pastries and magical dogs as characters.

The Importance Of Being Uncomfortable

Kamrin Baker | Posted 03.31.2014 | Teen
Kamrin Baker

I think it all started when I began watching Dora the Explorer as a child, that incessant urge to grab a backpack and slink down a rabbit hole somewhere. It was never about escaping anything, and it still isn't, but there has always been this dire need for me to go somewhere.

33 Things High School Seniors Wish They Knew As Freshmen

Posted 01.25.2014 | Teen

We asked our Twitter followers in their final year of high school to share the ONE piece of advice they wish they could have given their freshman selv...

52 Things I'd Tell My Teenage Self

Alexis Dent | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Alexis Dent

Being a twenty-something is like you're in this stage of reluctant adulthood, but being a teenager feels like it was yesterday. And for some of us, maybe it was. If I could talk to the teenage version of myself, here's what I'd tell her (and just about every other teenager out there).

Not Stacking Up To Your Friends? That's OK

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Kathryn Cua, Hinsdale Ce...

24 Awesome Pieces Of Advice Every Teen Should Follow

Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen

Being 16 is kind of a big deal -- you're no longer a total n00b (a.k.a. high school freshman), you don't have to stress about college apps (yet) and y...

9 Incredible Pieces Of Wisdom From Teens For 2014

Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen

While the words "2013" and "teenagers" may conjure up images of selfies and twerking, here at HuffPost Teen, we don't buy it. Reflecting on the year, ...

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About High School

Danielle Woo | Posted 11.04.2013 | Hawaii
Danielle Woo

As a teenager, you get a lot of things shouted at you from all different directions and it's often overwhelming. I've learned a lot over the last few years of high school and often find myself wishing so badly to be able to go back in time and talk to 14-year-old me. Here are some things I wish someone would have informed me in my naive, dreamer girl days.

10 REALLY Annoying Things Parents Say To Teens

Riley Griffin | Posted 09.28.2013 | Teen
Riley Griffin

Here are 10 things that make me cringe with exasperation. I know you can relate.

What Do You Want to Be?

Rachel Yee | Posted 09.13.2013 | Teen
Rachel Yee

What do you want to be when you grow up? As a child, I would have most likely said, "A princess!" Now I know that is very unlikely.

15-Year-Old 'Modern Geek' Nabs Major Book Deal

Posted 06.25.2013 | Teen

We all know the word "popular" means to be liked and admired, but how does that actually translate IRL? Fifteen-year-old Maya Van Wagenen has decid...

10 TERRIBLE Ways To Become Popular | Posted 10.16.2012 | Teen

Popularity is the most important thing in the world. You know who’s popular? THE MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN THE WORLD. ...