Stories

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).

When you see harassment happen, you can’t just assume someone else will step in. But how can you safely enter a menacing situation? Great news: Being a hero is not as scary as it seems.

“I’m so nervous about an upcoming speech that I haven’t even started to write it. What are some tips that will help me wow the crowd and feel prepared?”  — Karli Waldrep, a Choices Teen Adviser and high school sophomore in Mahom

Katherine, 17, has severe food allergies—which means she's constantly navigating an obstacle course of deadly ingredients. 

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?