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.
Young women may think there is no emotion attached to the physical, but in reality, most of the times there is, and that misconception can lead to a lot of hurt feelings and damaging of the self-esteem.
I just saw the third episode of ABC's "Huge" and automatically loved it. It's hard not to. The characters have been bullied their whole lives. You want to hug them and tell them they're beautiful. Plus, they just look really huggable.
Before the age of 20, 52% of Latina teens become pregnant at least once. At almost twice the national average, Latinas have the highest teen pregnancy and birth rates of any major ethnic group in the United States.
Last week, a Long Island high school senior committed suicide, and the website Formspring.me is suspected as a cause. Yet most parents don't even know it exists. Formspring is the latest cyberscourge for teens -- it takes cybercruelty to a new low.