Stories

“I’m trying to put away money, but I keep buying stuff I don’t really need.How can I stay focused on saving?”   —Tahliik Wilson, 14, is a Choices Teen Advisory Board member from Fairfield, Connecticut

Lexi, 18, grew up hearing that question again and again in her small Georgia town. Now she will proudly tell you she’s multiracial—and what that means to her.

From sold-out concerts to sporting events watched by millions, high-profile celebs have pressure-filled schedules that they need to navigate with calm and grace. So how do they do it? Here are their secret strategies for staying chill—and how you can use the same tricks. 

After Shelby Allen drank too much vodka, her friends went to bed thinking she would "sleep it off." Here's why Shelby never woke up—and how her friends could have saved her life. 

These teens made a simple but powerful statement to show they honor their female classmates—and they want you to do the same. 

Research shows that the sugar in drinks can contribute to serious health problems. Would detailing these risks on the packaging save lives—or is it a misguided attempt to solve America's obesity problem? 

Kas Dina, a Choices Teen Adviser, asks, “What’s the best way to email adults when asking for help with things like job opportunities? I’m always afraid I come off as immature.”  

Xiuhtezcatl, 16, writes music to spread important messages about climate change—and he wants you to listen up.

You’ll never believe the sneaky psychological tricks stores use to get you to spend big. Here’s how to stop falling for them! 

When Penn State University kicker Joey Julius came forward as having an eating disorder last fall, he shed light on what so many teens already know through painful personal experience: These complex mental illnesses strike people of both sexes and of every shape and size. “There are a lot of myths out there,” says Claire Mysko, head of the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA).