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Your friends are not the only ones looking at your social media! Up to 27% of college counselors said they look at a prospective student’s pages to get a better idea of the kind of students are applying to their school...



Wondering if a private school is the right choice for you? Here are some points to consider. more

Oct 30, 2017 4:08 PM Life Skills

We’re willing to bet that almost everyone reading this wanted to be a veterinarian at least once as a child. It’s not an easy path, however, so how do you know if veterinary medicine is right for you? more

Oct 30, 2017 4:02 PM jobs/careers

Youth suicide in the United States has surged to the highest level in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:59 PM teen health

Have you been considering a future in the military? There are so many options to consider and different paths to take- it can seem overwhelming! Don’t worry, we are here to help you sort it all out. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:51 PM jobs/careers

Do you have a love for music and a desire to serve your country? MEOP (Musician Enlistment Option Program) might be for you! more

Oct 30, 2017 3:51 PM jobs/careers

You’ve probably seen the recruiters on your high school campus and wondered if signing right after high school is the right move. The military offers many great opportunities whether you enlist right away or decide to further your education first. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:43 PM jobs/careers

Charlie the College-Ready Dog is back again! In this issue, Charlie addresses concerns about homework and suggests ways parents can help their teens when they are struggling. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:06 PM Life Skills

Once upon a time, people only met each other in real life. The way to talk to someone was to actually see them! Now, however, you know whose pictures your boyfriend/girlfriend has liked, you see exactly where they are on Snapchat, and... more

Oct 30, 2017 2:00 PM Life Skills

Did you know... Families who have a college savings plan save 3.5x more than non-planners? more

Aug 18, 2017 11:21 AM DYK

We all want to feel confident, comfortable, and happy with ourselves, but sometimes that is easier said than done—especially if you struggle with acne. more

Aug 10, 2017 2:24 PM teen health

Parent/teen relationships can be very challenging, but that doesn’t mean these relationships are doomed to fail and be a nightmare for both parties! Understanding the teenage brain can help. more

Aug 10, 2017 2:14 PM teen health

Let’s face it-being a teenager isn’t easy. We live in a social, academic, and even family environment that can cause stress, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, and other things that contribute to low quality of life, low self-esteem, and ... more

Aug 10, 2017 2:02 PM teen health

The new school year is here (along with the paperwork, assignments, and after-school activities), which makes for hectic mornings and exhausting evenings. Read on to find tips for easing into the school year with minimal stress and maximum success! more

Aug 10, 2017 12:37 PM Life Skills

Creating a study routine and having a dedicated, organized space can help you be more efficient, meaning you accomplish more in less time. That means more free time for you after you’ve knocked out all that homework! more

Aug 10, 2017 12:34 PM Life Skills

Staying organized is key, especially when you’ll be studying in your bedroom. In order to best utilize those precious square inches and make your space functional, you’ll need to get creative! We have some great tips to help you. more

Aug 10, 2017 12:32 PM Life Skills

The laid-back days of summer are over—it’s time to gear up for another busy school year! A disorganized space and a lack of routine can make things that much more stressful, but take the time now to get your ducks in a row... more

Aug 10, 2017 12:24 PM Life Skills

The beginning of the school year comes with opportunities to get involved with a lot of new activities and responsibilities. Do you often find yourself stretched to the limit because you’ve overcommitted yourself? more

Aug 10, 2017 12:22 PM Life Skills

“Ugh! What is this constant feeling in the pit of my stomach? For the past six months, I just feel nervous all the time. At times my palms begin to sweat, I feel unusually hot and begin to lose my breath. I hate this feeling! What is this?” more

Aug 10, 2017 12:01 PM teen health

Although bottled water is now the drink of choice for many teens, soda, energy drinks, and sport drinks remain the top source of sugar in children’s and teens’ diets. more

Aug 10, 2017 11:32 AM teen health

It’s never easy. The teacher labels the project “group work” and your stomach sinks. She puts you in assigned groups and you don’t end up with a single friend—or—she lets you choose and that just happens to be the class you don’t talk to anyone in... more

Aug 10, 2017 11:08 AM Life Skills

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