Stories

One in three teens will experience dating abuse this year—yet many won’t know it’s happening until it’s too late. Here’s why power and control aren’t healthy #relationshipgoals.

SOUND HARSH? Then you’re thinking about failure all wrong—and it could cost you. Here, the new research-proven secret to success (that involves a whole lot of messing up first). 

Is this weird? Is that normal? And perhaps most important—is that me I smell? Here, answers to a few of your most pressing puberty-related questions (ones you’re maybe too afraid to ask!).

Some lawmakers believe that lowering the minimum wage for young people will encourage more businesses to hire them. Would you say this is a smart move to help teens get jobs—or is it fundamentally unfair? 

“How do I say no to an invitation to hang out when I don’t have a good excuse, instead of just going along with it like I usually do?” —Joey Bonanno, 16, is a high school sophomore in Massachusetts.

 

Seventh-grader Marley Dias wasn’t happy with her school’s reading list—so she turned to social media to take action. 

The Icky Truth: Right now, your school is a hotbed of germs and viruses, just waiting to make you miserable. But these sneaky tricks can help stop them. 

 

Arguing gets a bad rap—but it’s actually one of life’s most crucial skills. Here’s how to stand up for how you feel without setting off World War III.

That scrumptious crunch. The way it melts in your mouth. A delicious dusting of powder left on your fingertips. Read on to learn the secrets of junk food scientists, who were hired to get you hooked. 

Some students (and even administrators) are calling for a time limit on outside assignments. Will this move reduce students’ stress levels—or just make it harder to learn?