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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?

Justin Timberlake Was the Most Inspirational Man of 2013, And Here's Why

Tywan Wade | Posted 03.08.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

I don't have too many inspirations in the world, but there's been one person who's been my biggest inspiration for as long as I could remember: Justin Timberlake.

Let's Help Raise Money for Families in India!

Bianca Hayes | Posted 03.01.2014 | Teen
Bianca Hayes the subject of the emails I have been sending out to basically everyone I know. The fact that I was in India didn't register with me until...

13-Year-Old Builds Haunted House For Good in Parents' Driveway

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Miles Bess, Jenny Bolario, Chaz Hubbar...

Bullet-proof Jobs: Summer Employment May Help Stem Youth Violence

Michelle Chen | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Michelle Chen

It's conventional wisdom: Kids get into trouble when they have nothing better to do. Now, research reveals that a summer youth employment program migh...

A Quiet American Epidemic

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Too many seem to believe that anyone who is serious enough about suicide to use a gun would find an equally effective means if a gun were not available. When it comes to guns and suicide, especially in young people, there are things we can do.

Could Your Son be Next?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.24.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Do we really have to trade our dignity for security? The TSA is traumatizing an entire generation of air travelers. What will the TSA do to my son the next time we go through security? What will they do to your son or daughter?

High School Student Lifts A Record-Breaking 700 Pounds (VIDEO)

Posted 03.29.2013 | Teen

The next time you think your workout feels tough, just think about this guy. Matt Poursoltani -- a senior and football player at Pilot Point High S...

How Should I Handle My Teen Trying Marijuana?

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 05.26.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

"My 15-year old son just told me that he tried marijuana a few weeks ago with his buddies. I don't know if I should punish him or if doing so will only make him become dishonest. He said he didn't like it, but I'm not sure I believe him."

Double-Dog Dares and Sexting: Kids Do It, Do yours?

Christopher Burgess | Posted 04.28.2013 | Parents
Christopher Burgess

Reflecting on the evolution of youthful mischief and behavior over the last 60 years, one item which has seems to have survived the test of time has been the double-dog dare.

Feeling Stressed, Mom and Dad?

Leslie King, LCSW | Posted 02.04.2013 | Parents
Leslie King, LCSW

Few of us would claim to behave better when we are stressed or contend that our relationships, or the way we handle our responsibilities, improve when we feel pressured. So imagine how stress can feel to your middle schooler or teenager, who has far less experience to help him or her cope.

10 Ways To Know If You Should Break Up Before College

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 11.16.2012 | Teen

Dating in high school can turn your world upside down: One minute, you're nervously decoding every ounce of meaning from your crush's texts; the next,...

Dear 16-Year-Old Me...

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 11.26.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

Here's something that you're still trying to learn and accept: You need to learn how to define yourself without a guy. There's a lot more to life than just being so-and-so's girlfriend.

News For 'Harry Potter' Fans! | Posted 07.19.2012 | Teen

After being extremely vague about the possibility of a Harry Potter parody threequel, it’s actually happening. Team StarKid (AKA the YouTube phenoms...

Middle School Student Uses Birthday Money To Found Charity

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 07.11.2012 | Education

Until now, Kansas middle school student Mary Krieger had an undercover, heroic identity. She was the anonymous creator of Kindness Counts, a program t...

Birth Control Is a Critical Health Need

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 08.28.2012 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

Birth control has had such a dramatic impact on women and families in this country that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention named it one of the top 10 public health achievements of the past century.

What Does Being #InHighSchool Mean To You?

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.28.2012 | Teen

No one ever said high school was a cake walk. So when #InHighSchool started trending on Twitter last night, teenagers swarmed the hashtag with brutall...

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...

Saying 'So Long' to Your Senior

Leslie King, LCSW | Posted 07.14.2012 | Parents
Leslie King, LCSW

What can a parent do when the last, precious moments of many busy years of effort and work seem to suddenly culminate in caps and gowns?

Executive Function Dysfunction?

Leslie King, LCSW | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Leslie King, LCSW

In essence, parents would do well to understand that teenagers develop execution function capacities at different times and in individual ways.

Goodbye, My Child -- Hello Alien?

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 06.25.2012 | Parents
Darryl Sollerh

With a little judicious self-understanding, awareness, patience and support, your Middle Schooler may not seem quite so alien after all, and you likely won't seem quite so alienated from them.

Do These Posts Describe Your Life?

Posted 03.30.2012 | Teen

In case you didn't know, we're kind of obsessed with Tumblr at HuffPost Teen. While, admittedly, a lot of our Tumblr-time has been spent looking a...

Bullying Study Shows Some Kids At High Risk For Abuse

Posted 03.28.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/27/2012 01:17 PM EDT on LiveScience Kids with autism spectrum disorders are three ti...

Trymaine Lee

Trayvon Martin Case Salts Old Wounds, Raises Racial Ire | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.14.2012 | Black Voices

When Bill Lee Jr. took over as police chief in Sanford, Fla., last May, he promised to polish the force’s image and clean up an agency that had lost...

Email Use On The Skids Among Teens

The Huffington Post | Courteney Palis | Posted 02.14.2012 | Technology

With texts, tweets, Facebook Chat, and Skype all available as means of instantaneous communication, it's no surprise that the good ol' email seems to ...