“I want to go to fashion school in New York City next year, but it’s expensive. Attending a cheaper state college is less exciting but practical. What should I do?”

— Alexis Peele, 18, a Choices Teen Adviser and high school senior in Pennsylvania





There's always a way to give back—and this chart will help you find your perfect volunteer opportunity (no more excuses!)


What’s Stopping You From Volunteering?

It’s so hard to stand out from the crowd right now—but understanding why will help you be your own boss (promise). 

The embarrassing swimsuit lines may fade, but the damage caused by a severe sunburn can be irreversible. Follow these rules to protect yourself.

Juicy headlines are creating dangerous lies online—and you’ll never believe what’s fueling the fictional madness.

Many stores can offer low prices on the latest trends because people in other countries are paid so little to make them. Is it unethical to purchase these products—or is buying them a way to support struggling workers? 

“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.