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“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


“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.

Read this now (not later!) to end the last-minute panic. For good.


These brilliant life hacks will help you juggle your crazy-busy year.