Category Archives: Teen Life

Suicidal? Self-Harming? Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services  Can Help

Suicidal? Self-Harming? Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Can Help

One topic which continues to rear its ugly head in the news and across social media is teen self-harm, which includes things such as suicide, cutting, intentional alcohol and drug overconsumption, and more. While bullying is often cited as a cause of the depression which leads to self-harm, the roots can stem from anything from family… Continue Reading

Fight Back Against Bullies with Krav Maga Expert Jarrett Arthur

Fight Back Against Bullies with Krav Maga Expert Jarrett Arthur

Are we teaching teens and kids to become a nation of victims that cannot stand up for themselves? That’s one question we posed to Krav Maga instructor Jarrett Arthur, creator of the M.A.M.A. self defense system. Arthur provides some practical communication tips for dealing with bullies, and also covers some awesome self-defense techniques to use… Continue Reading

Disney’s Laura Marano Wants You To Eat Your Veggies + BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY!

Disney’s Laura Marano Wants You To Eat Your Veggies + BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY!

Laura Marano, from the hit show Austin and Ally, has teamed up with Birds Eye Vegetables and the Walt Disney Company to promote healthy eating just in time for back-to-school season through the “Veggin’ in LA with Laura Marano Sweepstakes presented by Birds Eye.” The sweepstakes, which runs until September 24th, features a grand prize… Continue Reading

Josh Hutcherson’s “Straight But Not Narrow ” 3-on-3 Basketball Game – Field Report

Josh Hutcherson’s “Straight But Not Narrow ” 3-on-3 Basketball Game – Field Report

Special Report By: Hayley Grimshaw (all pics courtesy Hayley) Anti-bullying teen advocate for TRUCE: promoting cyber-kindness What does a basketball game have in common with “The Hunger Games”? The answer: Josh Hutcherson! The popular movie star of “Journey to the Center of the Earth”, “Zathura” and, of course, as Peeta Mellark in ‘The Hunger Games”… Continue Reading

Tia Blanco Interview – Champion Teen Surfer Shares Her Secrets to Grade As in School and Fitness

Tia Blanco Interview – Champion Teen Surfer Shares Her Secrets to Grade As in School and Fitness

17-year-old pro surfer Tia Blanco is an inspiring teen. Not only is she ranked #1 in the NSSA Open Womens Division, #1 in Surfing America Prime U18 Division and is the 2013 West Coast NSSA champion for the Open Womens division, but she is also a straight-A student who maintains a healthy vegan lifestyle and rigorous exercise… Continue Reading

How to Break Up With Mark Zuckerberg (and Other Social Media Stalkers)

How to Break Up With Mark Zuckerberg (and Other Social Media Stalkers)

Guest Post by Emma Fuller, Omlet At first, Mark seemed like the perfect guy:  He “shared” regularly, “checked in” often, kept you “fed” with the latest news, and paid attention to what you “liked.” But before you knew it, Mark began to change:  He invaded your privacy, started keeping tabs on everything you did, he manipulated… Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Recipes any Teen Can Make

A lot of teens struggle with what to get their moms on Mother’s Day. While she always appreciates the hand-made cards and extra hugs, why not surprise her with a tasty treat? To help you out, the stars of the upcoming movie “Moms’ Night Out,” in collaboration with eMeals, have provided some easy-to-make, delicious recipes… Continue Reading

Stop Bullying – One Teen’s Story

Stop Bullying – One Teen’s Story

We reached out to teenage anti-bully crusader Rebecca Parkin, from England, to write a piece for us on her experiences and to talk to a few adults about the subject. Here is her article: Living in a society is very hard for everyone. However sometimes people take being ‘normal’ too seriously and bully or harass… Continue Reading