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Anna Eldridge

The Hardest Part About Growing Up As a Transracial Adoptee

Anna Eldridge | April 1, 2015 | Teen
It's a lot harder to get older and no longer be seen as a member of my own family unless I have a neon sign above my head telling the public we're related.
Lexi Herrick

The Truth About Disordered Eating

Lexi Herrick | April 1, 2015 | Women
There is strength in allowing the people around you to see the darker parts of who you are. If we all hide that, then how can we ever help each other? How can we ever understand? There's a truth behind eating disorders that many are afraid to share, because they're just as ashamed as I was, and I understand that. But it's something we should talk about.
Anna Koppelman

The 3 Things Ingrid Nilsen Wants Every Young Woman to Know

Anna Koppelman | March 30, 2015 | Teen
I was shaking and the room was slightly spinning. Wearing an outfit that I had meticulously picked out, I found myself standing in front of the woman, who without knowing it, helped craft the person I am today.
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Choosing the Right Path to College

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | March 30, 2015 | College
Together with where to go and how to pay for college, there is an even more pragmatic, philosophical and important question. Within the available options, what is the best route to a four-year college degree?
Opera Teen

Sight But No Vision: 'Iolanta' and 'Bluebeard's Castle' at the Met

Opera Teen | March 27, 2015 | Arts
The result of the Met's new production of Tchaikovsky's Iolanta paired with Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle was an evening as inert as the snow that blanketed Lincoln Center.
Julia Schemmer

Why I Respect Zayn for Leaving One Direction

Julia Schemmer | March 27, 2015 | Teen
Whether you walk in the halls or on the red carpet, promoting our mental well-being is a priority that needs to be taken more seriously.
Ian Oriol

I Never Knew My First Boyfriend

Ian Oriol | March 26, 2015 | Teen
The first month was bliss, and I truly mean it. Your first love blinds and cripples you. Everything is seen and done under a shiny filter and eerie carnival music; and you don't realize how fake the memories are until when the memories are all you have left.
Kamrin Baker

I'm 17 With An Anxiety Disorder -- And I Deserve Better

Kamrin Baker | March 31, 2015 | Teen
I'm tired of having to walk someone through a panic attack over text. Not because I don't want to help them, but because they deserve better than "take deep breaths and think of puppies."
Zainub Amir

In Defense of Cara Delevingne's 'Bad' American Accent

Zainub Amir | March 24, 2015 | Teen
Cara is the perfect actress to play Margo because not only is her American accent dull and average, but it's perfect for a character you're not supposed to really figure out at all. That's the whole point.
Hélène Tragos Stelian

Thanks, Palcohol -- As If Parenting Teens Wasn't Hard Enough

Hélène Tragos Stelian | March 23, 2015 | Fifty
On Wednesday, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Bureau approved four flavors of Palcohol, a powdered product that comes in convenient 1-oz packets. Mix the powder into 6 oz of water or the liquid of your choice, stir, and voilà: the perfect cocktail, with the alcohol content of a mixed drink.
KIDS FIRST!

Cinderella - Cinderella is a Magical Ride for Everyone!

KIDS FIRST! | March 20, 2015 | Teen
This modern rendition is powerful with a great cast that will keep you entertained. It's simply stunning!
ShimmerTeen

6 Ways to Stop Negative Self-Talk

ShimmerTeen | March 23, 2015 | Teen
Sometimes, it can be extreme, making you unnecessarily insecure, taking jabs at your confidence and making you question your abilities to achieve your dreams. Obviously, that's not ideal. So what can you do about it?
Julia Schemmer

50 Reasons Why Sam Smith Should Go to Prom With Me

Julia Schemmer | March 20, 2015 | Teen
You're a beautiful tenor. I'm an alto. If we sang together, it would be a mixture of Jesus, Fergie, fireworks and the kind of churro that melts in your mouth.
Isabel Song

The Hard Truth America's Children Are Forced to Learn

Isabel Song | March 20, 2015 | Teen
America doesn't care that having armed security guards at school doesn't do a single thing to make me feel safe in a place where I'm supposed to walk into a classroom ready to learn.
Justina Sharp

Who Teen Celebrities Are Dating Is None of My Business (Or Yours)

Justina Sharp | March 20, 2015 | Teen
We don't like it when the press ask female celebrities about their bodies, but so far, everyone seems fine with this. I'm 17 and I still wouldn't ask them that because we aren't friends, and it's none of my business.
Sidney Switzer

Dear Heather Barwick, Don't Blame the Gay Community

Sidney Switzer | March 25, 2015 | Gay Voices
I have worked for years educating the gay and straight community alike that my family structure is just as good for raising children as any other, so I feel the need to respond to Heather Barwick, a daughter of gay moms, who believes her family structure (my family structure) was detrimental to her upbringing.
Michaela Shelley

My Life-Threatening Disease Is a Blessing in Disguise

Michaela Shelley | March 19, 2015 | Teen
Most of the things people are thankful in life are the basic: health, family, life, a place to call home and friends. Yet, those things don't always come easily for me. What I am thankful for is quite different than the average person.
Pavlina Osta

7 Things Teens Can Learn From a Former Teen Idol

Pavlina Osta | March 19, 2015 | Teen
Fifty years later, he's still singing, still has a full head of gorgeous hair and still doing what he loves -- with much success! So, what can you learn from Frankie?
Cheryl Wang

Celebrity Raunch Culture - Is It Feminism?

Cheryl Wang | March 19, 2015 | Teen
The increasing hyper-sexualization of female celebrities in the end should not be justified as pro-feminism. It is instead an embodiment of the traditional patriarchal ideal in which women live to please men.
Allison Underhill

5 Underrated Taylor Swift Songs That Can Help You Through Your Rough Patch

Allison Underhill | March 19, 2015 | Entertainment
As it turns out, there is so much more to Taylor Swift than the overplayed chart-toppers that she is known for. Instead of shaming her for musically trashing her exes, we should instead look at the unacknowledged heroes of her albums. Swift's songs cover misfortunes that every young woman can relate to.
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