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Finding The Right Bra Size

Bras minimize jiggling and shape the appearance of a girl’s breasts. They’re also helpful from a health standpoint. Wearing the right bra keeps a girl’s breasts supported while she’s playing a sport and can help prevent injury to breast tissue. A well-fitting bra is also important for a woman’s posture, particularly if she has large […]

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Feeling Fresh

As you’ve probably noticed, puberty comes with all kinds of changes — including the way your body looks and even the way you might think it smells. These changes are a normal part of becoming a woman, but lots of girls worry about them. Do I Smell — and Can People Tell? Many girls wonder […]

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Am I Still a Virgin If I Use Tampons

Some girls worry that if they use tampons, they will no longer be virgins. The truth is, a virgin is someone who has never had sexual intercourse. Inserting a tampon is definitely not the same as having sex! So why do people ask this question so often? Girls who are virgins usually have a hymen, a very […]

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Good Reasons to Smile

When we feel great, a smile comes naturally. It’s an outward sign of joy, happiness, appreciation, amusement, excitement, or contentment. It’s not natural to smile when we’re sad or upset. But it turns out that smiling might be the best thing to do when you’re ready to shift into a brighter mood. Smiling Can Lift […]

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5 Ideas for Better Sleep

5 Ideas for Better Sleep Most teens need about 8½ to more than 9 hours of sleep each night. But about 1 in 4 teens has trouble sleeping. Lack of sleep can affect everything from our emotions to how well we focus on tasks like driving. It can affect sports performance, increase our chances of […]

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Can I prevent Acne

What Causes Acne? Contrary to what you may have heard, acne is not caused by dirty skin. Acne is caused by overactive oil glands in the skin and a build-up of oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, which leads to inflammation in pores. Oil glands become stimulated when hormones become active during puberty, which is why people […]

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Is This My Body?

Has this ever happened to you? You’re dressing for a date and when you pull on your favorite jeans, you can no longer button them. Maybe when you look in the mirror it seems like your pores are taking over your face. If you’ve ever felt out of step with your body, you’re not alone. […]

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