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Arianna Huffington

My Q and A With Christian Benedict on the Link Between Sleep and School Performance

Arianna Huffington | March 3, 2015 | Healthy Living
After many years of neglecting sleep's importance in our lives, we've entered a golden age of sleep studies. Christian Benedict, a neuroscientist at Uppsala University in Sweden, is helping lead this scientific movement, with a particular emphasis on how sleep is connected to performance in school.
Tanealya Hueth

We Took a Stand Against the R-Word and Changed the Face of Our High School

Tanealya Hueth | March 3, 2015 | Impact
We decided to take a stand to make our school a more inclusive and welcoming place. To do so, we believed our school needed to stop using the R-word.
Murray Rosenbaum

How to Tell if You're in the College Process

Murray Rosenbaum | March 2, 2015 | Teen
After signing up for my first real ACT, my life took a bit of a turn. Within two days I was receiving letters and emails from colleges like they were coming out of a faucet.
Mary Ellen Powers

The Only R-word in Our Dictionary is RESPECT

Mary Ellen Powers | March 2, 2015 | Impact
According to some of my friends who are athletes in Special Olympics, when they hear the word 'retard' being used in that context, they feel hurt, anger, sadness, disgust -- and I even heard "It's like a knife cutting into my heart."
Proud2BMe

Two Years Into My Eating Disorder Recovery, I Still Struggle to Believe People Really Like Me

Proud2BMe | March 2, 2015 | Teen
Fat girls are less attractive, less worthy, more obnoxious and more unwanted. Skinny girls are the opposite: pretty, worthy, smart and desirable. And because they thought I was fat... well, the rest fell into place, too.
Marian Wright Edelman

'Make Me a Woman'

Marian Wright Edelman | February 27, 2015 | Politics
Sarye Huggins is a high school senior in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, a community disproportionately plagued by poverty and violence. Her journey from being a smart, shy girl attending some of the poorest and roughest schools in New York City towards becoming a strong, confident young woman has not been easy.
Murray Rosenbaum

Why Do I Blog?

Murray Rosenbaum | February 27, 2015 | Teen
The weekly routine of sitting down and organizing my ideas into a coherent piece of text that people of various backgrounds can enjoy became very cathartic.
Jilly Rolnick

The 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Sequel Is Exciting Enough to Rip Your Pants Over!

Jilly Rolnick | February 27, 2015 | Teen
While America has taken huge steps towards equality, issues are still being fought over today. This month is Black History Month so it is especially important to celebrate how far our country has come and also address the shortcomings that remain.
Proud2BMe

6 Months Into My Anorexia Recovery, I Finally Smashed My Scale

Proud2BMe | February 28, 2015 | Teen
I thought of my scale as a security blanket -- as long as I had it, I felt like I had some sort of control. In reality, the scale controlled me. It wasn't a security blanket; it was a ball and chain.
Wray Herbert

The Perils of Adolescence

Wray Herbert | February 27, 2015 | Science
For decades the common wisdom of parenting manuals was that teenagers feel invulnerable, immortal, and simply perceive less peril in dicey situations and believe they have much more control than they actually do. In short, they underestimate life's very real risks and dangers. But scientists who study adolescent decision making now dispute this common parenting wisdom.
KIDS FIRST!

McFarland, USA - Inspiring and Dramatic Story About Unlikely Champions

KIDS FIRST! | February 26, 2015 | Teen
More than just physical prowess drives the teens to succeed; their strong family ties, incredible work ethic and commitment to their team all play a factor in forging these novice runners into champions.
Kamrin Baker

I'll Always Love (And Like) You, 'Parks And Rec'

Kamrin Baker | February 25, 2015 | Teen
Parks and Rec will also always remind me of the coolness, calmness and contentment of a windy summer night under foreign comforters that became my own when I realized what it means to have a favorite TV show.
Amrita Venkatraman

Coding: The Next Superpower

Amrita Venkatraman | February 25, 2015 | Technology
At the end of the hackathon, you don't feel as though you just did a giant research paper, but more like an artist finishing a masterpiece. There is no feeling like it.
Shachi Kurl

Bullying At School: I Am The 75 Per Cent

Shachi Kurl | February 25, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
The bad news is we perceive bullying to be more prolific than it was when we were young. The good news is we seem to be more aware and less tolerant of its destructive effects. We're split on how effectively our schools are dealing with the problem, to be sure. But the conversations are more open; the subject less beguiling.
Proud2BMe

How Instagram Is Helping Me Recover From an Eating Disorder

Proud2BMe | February 24, 2015 | Teen
It was a place where it was OK that I felt guilty after eating or wanted to cry because I hated my body. But it was also a place where I could feel proud of myself.
Avi Sholkoff

Why Everyone Should Be Reading Humans of New York

Avi Sholkoff | February 24, 2015 | Teen
HONY transcends barriers. Few pages on Facebook have such a diverse array of "likes" among my Facebook friends. Whether you consider yourself an athlete, a theater lover or a literature buff, everyone is human.
Rebecca Joseph

Spring Into a Strong Senior Year Schedule

Rebecca Joseph | February 24, 2015 | College
Senior year should be a time for mastery, exploration, and rigor, as colleges want academically inquisitive, passionate, and talented students.
Bernadette Anat

The Secret to Getting Through Tough Times

Bernadette Anat | February 23, 2015 | Teen
Picture this: Your life's going normally, maybe even awesomely, when suddenly, it happens -- something huge, something heavy, something that shoves your world into a blender. And weirdly, it does not come with a manual on how to cope. Now what?
Madonna Matta

What It's Like Living With a Pop Star's Name

Madonna Matta | February 23, 2015 | Teen
Hi, my name is Madonna. Now before you jump to conclusions, I'd like to first explain that no, I was not named after the artist. I don't blame your curiosity though. Every time I introduce myself, I always get some kind of reaction.
Stephan Kozub

Why Accuracy in Nonfiction Films Matters

Stephan Kozub | February 23, 2015 | Teen
There is a system of trust between my generation and the Hollywood directors that in movies based on historical events, especially ones that took place decades before our lifetimes, the essential facts of the stories are correct.
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