These 16-year-olds are teaching kids to cook—with an ugly twist!

We asked three people with seriously cool jobs—a YouTube star, an author, and an athlete—what they wish they had known at your age. Use their advice to set up your best school year ever. 

Sure, you may not have the trainers or bank account of a pro athlete. But you just might have the NBA’s secret weapon in your very own lunch bag: the humble PB&J. Here’s what it can teach you about fueling your goals. 

Teens are getting less sleep than ever before, and experts are calling it a national health crisis. Read on to learn the shocking consequences—and real strategies for getting the rest you so desperately need.


This year, reach out to someone new—just like these teens did—and you may never be the same. (WARNING: SERIOUS INSPIRATION AHEAD!)

Some high schools across the country are implementing “big kid recess” as a response to student stress levels. Should playtime be mandatory for teens nationwide?

“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!)


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.