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The Big Risks When Teens Are Sleep-Deprived

As a teen, you are likely familiar with staying up late finishing homework or talking to your friends. Whether you’re staying up late by choice, or because you are extremely busy with sports, extra-curricular activities and schoolwork, the reality is that most teens are simply not getting enough sleep. Between busy schedules and the biological […]

Who Are You – And How Do Others See You?

Do you ever wonder who you really are? Maybe you feel like many different people all trapped in one body. Sometimes, you enjoy being very social, fashionable and extroverted, while other times you might think this really makes you feel uncomfortable and realize you’d rather be with people that are more mellow, quiet and chill. […]

Things Teenagers Say When They’re In Trouble

Multiple times each day, we ask our friends and ask us, “How are you?” It is as common as saying hello. We even ask total strangers how they are doing when go to Starbucks or the mall. Rarely, however, do we answer this question honestly, even when asked by our closest friends and family members. […]

I Hate the Way I Look

You are the one who gets to say if you like how you look. If you don’t like your appearance, well, you’re the only one who gets to decide. But keep in mind that you just might be wrong. Most likely, you look just fine. Little kids don’t much care how they look. They run […]

Why Forgiveness Is Difficult (But Important)

Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, lets go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender well (wikipedia.com). Another definition (Merriam-Webster) is forgive: to stop feeling anger toward (someone who has done something wrong) : […]

Why Sleep and Nutrition Are So Important For Teens

The issues of teen sleep and nutrition are far more important than many people may realize. While they are sometimes discussed, they don’t seem to get the attention they actually deserve, and therefore, the importance of these issues is often minimized. As teenagers, you are gaining independence and making more and more of your decisions […]

10 Qualities of a Good Person

Have you ever wondered what makes a good person? Do you often think that people are just terrible and think about all that is wrong in this world? You are not alone.  I have frequently pondered what qualities make a good person. As a teenager, you’re at a stage in your life where you really […]
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