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Sense Memory Music

Lori Ferraro | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Music brings the memories back like nothing else can. With certain songs, you are able to relive a moment. At least I am.

20 Photographs By Young People You'd Have To See To Believe

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.19.2014 | Teen

Whether you're posting the occasional selfie to Instagram or mastering the art of dog portraits, it's a good time to be a young photographer. And now,...

15-Year-Old's Striking Photographs Are Pure Magic

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.19.2014 | Teen

Fifteen-year-old David Uzochukwu recently won the 2014 EyeEm Photographer of the Year award, beating out 15,000 competitors with his powerful, ethere...

13 Things Parents of School-Age Kids Should Know

Mary Beth Holcomb | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents
Mary Beth Holcomb

5. If you are a stay-at-home parent, avoid saying out loud that you are a stay-at-home parent. These words morph mid-air, entering administrative ears as "I am looking for a full-time, unpaid job with your school!"

Arrrr!... Parent Like a Pirate!

Daniel Griffin, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Daniel Griffin, Ph.D.

The consequence stung, but needless to say, the loss of an iPhone beats being sentenced to "sweating," a playful pirate punishment that involved the crew surrounding the transgressor around the ship's mizzenmast wielding cutlasses, swords and sharp tools.

How To Tame Normal Teen Anxiety

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Sometimes, kids just need to hear about others experiences so they cannot feel so alone and have the courage to talk to others.

Rising Above Borders

KidSpirit | Posted 09.17.2014 | Religion
KidSpirit

A perceived wall does not only exist between India and Pakistan. This happens with countries all across the globe. We have, for some reason, decided to attribute more importance to nationality, or geography, or even religion, when instead we should focus more on our inherent qualities: our sense of self, values and ethics.

Interrupting the Cycle of Slut-Shaming -- Slut: A Documentary Film Previews at CatalystCon

Nina Flores | Posted 09.17.2014 | Women
Nina Flores

We can start with our own spheres of influence, whether at work, at school or among friends. How will you start the conversation among your friends? What strategies will you use to point out slut-shaming when you see it?

How Millennials Are Redefining What It Means to Give

Christie Garton | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Christie Garton

Millennials are most likely to get hands-on with causes they care about when organizations offer a range of volunteer opportunities, from one-time commitments to long-term, pro-bono skills-based opportunities. However, don't expect them to give their time and talents blindly.

11 Teens You Should Follow On Instagram Immediately

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.18.2014 | Teen

Instagram's the new shopping mall; it's where all the cool kids are hanging out. But in a sea of selfies and mediocre sunsets on the beach, how do you...

My Son Wore A Dress To School Today

Doug Gertner | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents
Doug Gertner

The blue cotton sundress he chose would be fitting for any teenage girl. Heck, it might actually be something his mom would wear. And he looked pretty darn good in it.

Penny Chic: A New Style Book for Teens

Shauna Miller | Posted 09.15.2014 | Style
Shauna Miller

When I started my style blog, Penny Chic, my goal was to create a new narrative around fashion, one where low cost fashion was curated with the same integrity as high fashion.

Should You Ever Allow Teens To Have Sex In Your Home?

High50 | Posted 09.15.2014 | Fifty
High50

It's no secret that sex is a big deal for teenagers. They think about it, they talk about it. And usually, they do it. On average, both males and females in the US and UK first have sex at 16. Which, if you're the parent of a teenager or young adult, can suddenly start to feel very real. Have you ever wondered where all those teenagers are doing it?

How Teens Become Responsible Adults

Todd Kestin | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents
Todd Kestin

Responsibility can be defined as the ability to be answerable or accountable for something within one's power, control or management. So, how can a teen develop a sense of responsibility and the accountability to go with it?

Teenage Filmmaker Matthew J. Evans Wins Prestigious Art of Making Peace Award

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.11.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Matthew J. Evans was chosen to receive the PeaceMaker Corps Association's prestigious Art of Making Peace Award for his documentary short film, A Quest For Peace: Nonviolence Among Religions.

Enough With the Thigh Gap! Attacking Body Image Is Not a Hobby

Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms

Yoo-Hoo! Society! I've been thinking you should get a new hobby -- something that will divert your attention away from creating new and ridiculous ways to tear apart the female body, piece by piece, like your latest weapon of mass destruction: thigh gap.

The 9 Most Annoying Things People Say To Teenagers (And What They Really Mean)

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.08.2014 | Teen

Do you ever feel like all the adults in your life are repeating the same things over and over again? Do you wonder what they're actually trying to say...

Let Us Now Praise Weird, Wonderful Teen Fads of Yore

Ben Cosgrove | Posted 09.08.2014 | Teen
Ben Cosgrove

In late 1948, LIFE magazine revisited a topic that the popular weekly had covered a number of times in previous years, and would delve into again and ...

What I'm Proud To Tell The World About My Daughter

Kerstin Auer | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Kerstin Auer

There is one thing that I have been itching to take a stand on -- online and offline -- and it's something I am not willing or able to respect any asshole opinions on: my daughter is gay and I think that's perfectly fine.

How Financially Savvy Is Your Teenager?

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP | Posted 09.03.2014 | Money
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, CFP

In an uncertain economic world, these kids are going to have to take care of themselves financially. Are they getting prepared?

Putting the Brakes on Adolescent Impulse: The Age of Opportunity

Linda Flanagan | Posted 09.03.2014 | Education
Linda Flanagan

Adolescence begins with puberty and ends, ambiguously, with the makings of adult independence: marriage, financial self-sufficiency, employment.

The Very Best Part Of An Internet-Free Family Vacation

Shelley Emling | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

For me, a family vacation's always a bit like my Moroccan chicken: I'm never exactly sure how it's going to turn out.

An Ode to the Empty Nest: Swimming With the Beatles

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

During my solitary swim recently, I pondered how this once majestic centerpiece of our backyard has become a lonesome place and a symbol of my emptying nest. The pool is aged, and mostly neglected, and her blue waters call to me and only me these days.

For This Pretty Tame Bad Girl, Camp Taught Me How to Cope

TueNight | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women
TueNight

The atmosphere can be simultaneously congenial and competitive, intimate and exclusionary. In a space the size of typical two-car garage, a variety of personality types are thrust together, forced to navigate an often-complicated jumble of events and emotions. And, if you were like I was years ago, you loved it.

My Son Is a Little Different Now That Camp Is Over

TueNight | Posted 09.04.2014 | Parents
TueNight

As a mom, I'm so proud to see him grow into the young man I've always hoped and knew he could be. And at the same time, it's impossible to keep from tearing up when I think about how soon he'll be packing up to leave to blaze his own trail.