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“Sad Girls Club” Helps Teens with Depression Find A Community

via YouTube When you’re experiencing issues with mental health, some days feel like you’re stuck on the struggle bus going no where special. And 27-year-old mental health activist and filmmaker Elyse Fox knows EXACTLY what you’re talking about. Before she was diagnosed with depression at the age of 12, Elyse felt like something was wrong, but she couldn’t quite explain …

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Your Guide to Choosing the Healthier Option at Restaurants

Eating out every now and then can be special! Sharing meals with close ones in a setting where someone else does the cooking can be a great experience. However, it might be a little trickier to make a healthy food choice without knowing the behind the scenes of the cooking. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that hard! If you’re …

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Grab and Go: Breakfast Edition

Did you eat breakfast this morning? If you’re like 30% of teenagers your age, then the answer is no. However, skipping breakfast in the morning can leave you with low energy, low blood sugar, and a foggy mind. By lunch, you’re as hungry as a bear. Even worse, those who skip breakfast tend to overeat later in the day. Don’t …

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Boyfriend’s Affirmation Jar Helps Girlfriend With Anxiety & Depression

An image of a jar of popsicle sticks has gone viral on the internet— mainly, because it serves an important purpose. A young teenage boy took the time and wrote out a multitude of different things on the sticks and put them in a jar to help his girlfriend better deal with her mental health struggles. WHAT A DUDE! In …

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Be Courteous: Learn Proper Etiquette

Listen up, NO ONE appreciates a teenager with poor manners. It’s not the look, it’s not cool, and you end up looking like a fool. If you want a busy social life and the ability to overcome the difficulties of peer pressure and fitting in, you may want to start by mastering adult skills. Plus, it’ll help you in the …

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How to Deal with Divorce

Dealing With Divorce Your parents are getting a divorce. Whether this is expected or unexpected, it is a traumatizing and overwhelming event to experience. Sometimes, teens and children feel like they somehow caused the divorce. However, it is important to remember that it is not your fault. Divorce occurs because of problems between the parents. You will have a lot …

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Snack Swap: Movie Theater Edition

We all love the movies. It’s a treat to wind back and enjoy the theater experience, but what about the enticing smells coming from the concessions stand? Now, don’t get me wrong: there’s nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to an indulgent food every once in a while! However, sometimes you might want to make a healthier swap …

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The Power of Sleep in Your Teen Years

I know, you’ve heard enough about sleep and know it’s important for you. However, do you really get enough of it? And are you aware of the amazing power of sleep? I remember always knowing how important it was, but somehow my sleep always ended up on the back burner of my attention. Then, when I finally got the proper …

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Building an Exercise and Fitness Routine

Exercise & Fitness The best exercise routine consists of three components: aerobics, strength training and flexibility/ stretching. Aerobics: aerobic exercises quicken your heart rate and breathing, and are good for your heart Rowing, basketball, lacrosse, hockey, soccer, swimming, running, dancing, tennis, biking Strength training: strengthening your muscles allow you to be able to increase your endurance. Also, muscle burns fat …

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Ladies: Survive Your First School Dance

Sweaty palms, butterflies in the pit of your stomach…We all know that feeling. Dun dun dun….. It’s your first school dance. AHHHHHHH! Just kidding. Fear not. It’s not as nerve-wracking as you think. Trust me, I’ve been there. I was in high school once too. Here are some of girls’ most common problems for first-dance jitters and some smoothly choreographed …

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