iOS app Android app

Lea Grover


This Is What Sex-Positive Parenting Really Looks Like

Lea Grover | July 29, 2014 | Parents
As parents, we lie all the time. About the Easter Bunny or Santa or the Tooth Fairy, about how long 10 minutes is, about whether or not we remembered they wanted to have grilled cheese for dinner again... We lie a lot. But one thing I never lie about is sex.
Grace Friedman

Embracing My ADHD: A Teen's Perspective

Grace Friedman | July 28, 2014 | Teen
When I was 11, I was diagnosed with ADHD. It was a great relief to know why I was struggling, but having an ADHD diagnosis did not in and of itself resolve any of my challenges, it simply categorized and in some cases amplified them.


WATCH: He Was Shot 3 Times And He Killed Someone At 19. Who He Is Today Will Amaze You

TEDTalks | July 25, 2014 | TED Weekends
Is it possible to forgive a murderer? What if that murderer is you? This former drug dealer and convicted murderer was in solitary confinement when he had the awakening that would change his life forever.
Morgan Levy


Thrive: Learning to Create Balance in a Busy Teenage Life

Morgan Levy | July 24, 2014 | Teen
I am busy in the pursuit of success, but what is success if I am miserable and exhausted all of the time? While wealth and power do traditionally create success, they do not guarantee a happy life.


The 5 Most Hipster Neighborhoods on Earth

Thrillist | July 24, 2014 | Travel
Read More: Hipsters, Travel News
The sad truth is that hipsters are by no means a domestic anomaly -- quite the opposite, in fact.
Carly Steyer

Why Facebook Is Not For Me

Carly Steyer | July 23, 2014 | Teen
The way I see it, Facebook perpetuates the absolute importance of physical appearance to an unhealthy extent. Think about it: when was the last time you saw a comment on a picture that praised someone for something other than a physicality?
Ken Ludwig

Why Memorizing Lines From Shakespeare Is Worthwhile

Ken Ludwig | July 23, 2014 | Books
Shakespeare is a gateway to virtually all other literature in the English language, and if you know your Shakespeare, you have the springboard to learn everything else.
Hadley Walsh

7 Dos and Don'ts for the Summer Before College

Hadley Walsh | July 22, 2014 | Teen
Between now and when you head to college, you should spend lots of time with your family and friends and eat your favorite sandwich as much as you can, but here are a few tips you probably haven't heard.
Kathy Radigan


An Open Letter to My Teenage Son About Drinking

Kathy Radigan | July 24, 2014 | Parents
I never want my son to say that I wasn't clear about my feelings -- so I'm writing them out here, for all to see.
Tami Shaikh

The ABCs of Being a Woman

Tami Shaikh | July 22, 2014 | Women
As a mother I have tried to teach her to be a "woman of substance." We expect so much from women in our society today; we want them to be strong, beautiful, successful and financially stable. So I've created a list of things that in my opinion makes a "real woman."


A Light in the Abyss

KidSpirit | July 22, 2014 | Religion
Life is about searching for truth; to make sense of this strange and confusing planet we live on, to know why everything is the way it is, to uncover the labyrinth behind the saying, "Everything happens for a reason."
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D.


Why You Should Never Call a Woman a Drama Queen

Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | July 21, 2014 | Women
The next time you call yourself, your daughter, your mother or your best friend a "drama queen," pause and ask yourself if you are avoiding your own feelings by not taking those of others seriously?
Katy Ma


Smart Girls Conference 2014: Inspiring Girls to be Bold Change-Makers

Katy Ma | July 21, 2014 | Teen
On July 9 and 10, over 300 girls from more than 30 states and six countries gathered under one roof in New York City for the very first Smart Girls Conference.
Julia Schemmer


The Senior Year Identity Crisis

Julia Schemmer | July 21, 2014 | Teen
I see this all the time in my life. I wear makeup, curl my hair and pick out coordinating outfits to feel "pretty." I carry big books, take AP classes and study for my SAT so I feel "smart." And you know what? I'm pretty sick and tired of it.
Carly Steyer

11 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started High School

Carly Steyer | July 18, 2014 | Teen
I wouldn't change much of my high school experience, I don't think, even though there were some days where things went horribly wrong. But I do wish I'd known a few things when I stepped into those bustling hallways on the first day of freshman year.
Scary Mommy

The 7 Completely Baffling Personalities of Tween Girls

Scary Mommy | July 18, 2014 | Parents
I have a tween. A girl -- the most savage of all tweenkind. My goal is to survive. Not win, just survive.
Anna Caltabiano


Living in Two Worlds

Anna Caltabiano | July 18, 2014 | Teen
In today's world, scenarios like this one are more than frequent. They're everywhere. Being born or living in a different country than the country your parents grew up in has become more and more regular.
Jamie Gleklen


Fifth Harmony Shows Maturity With "Bo$$"

Jamie Gleklen | July 17, 2014 | Teen
"Bo$$" screams female empowerment. The artwork for the cover alone makes it clear that Fifth Harmony is ready to be taken seriously as a group.
Susannah Keogh

Politicians Have a Duty to Teenagers, Too

Susannah Keogh | July 17, 2014 | Teen
Two years ago, I made the decision to study politics. I have to be honest, the subject wasn't my first choice. It was one of those "nothing else appeals to me but hey, as a last resort I'll take this" decisions.
Kamrin Baker

Heartbeats and Handheld Cameras: How a Child's Eye for Beauty Can Change the World

Kamrin Baker | July 16, 2014 | Teen
A picture is worth a thousand words, and a thousand heartbeats; embracing, racing, healthy and free.
All posts from 07.28.2014