Your Health

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.


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

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. 

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).

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. 


You already know the basics—apples are better for you than doughnuts, and exercise is something you should do. But sometimes the right health choices aren’t as obvious. 

Finally...the season of sun, fun, and freedom! Don't waste a minute of it feeling anything less than awesome.

A whopping 83 percent of teens* say they don’t know how to manage money. Don’t be one of them! We challenge you to learn how to save big for the stuff that matters.

Are you thinking these creatures are creepy? Think again. Truth, 14, wants you to know bats help our environment—and need to be protected.