5 Ways To Shake Shyness

Having a shy style isn’t necessarily a problem. It’s perfectly OK to take time to warm up to new people and situations. But shyness blocks some people from being as comfortable or sociable as they’d like to be. Some people want to feel less shy so they can have more fun socializing and being themselves […]

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5 Ways to Deal With Anxiety

Everyone has feelings of anxiety, nervousness, tension, and stress from time to time. Here are 5 ways to help manage them: Become a relaxation expert. We all think we know how to relax. But chilling out in front of the TV or computer isn’t true relaxation. (Depending on what you’re watching or doing, it could even make you […]

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3 Ways to Practice Gratitude

Everyone can benefit from making an effort to practice gratitude every day. These 3 steps can help you start feeling more grateful, and appreciative of the good things in your life: Notice good things, look for them, appreciate them. Savor, absorb, and really pay attention to those good things. Express your gratitude to yourself, write it down, or […]

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3 Ways to Increase Positive Emotions

Positive emotions don’t just feel good — they’re good for you. Research shows that people feel and do their best when they experience at least three times as many positive emotions as negative ones. Ready to boost your positivity ratio? Here are 3 ways to increase positive emotions in everyday life: Identify and track your positive […]

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Why Do People Get Depressed

Depression is very common in teens. It affects people of every age, economic situation, and race. So what causes it? Why do some people get depressed but others don’t? No One Reason for Depression Lots of things play a role in whether a person gets depressed. They include things like our genes, brain chemistry, and medical […]

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Your Secret to Staying Motivated

We ran a survey asking our visitors how well they do when it comes to setting and meeting their goals. What better time to do this than when everyone’s making (or breaking!) New Year’s resolutions? Gabby, 14, made a resolution to change “everything” this year, asking “Why live if you don’t move forward?” Like Gabby, […]

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Motivation and Power of NOT Giving Up

Have you ever set a goal for yourself, like getting fit, making honor roll, or being picked for a team? Like lots of people, maybe you started out doing great, but then lost some of that drive and had trouble getting motivated again. You’re Not Alone! Everyone struggles with staying motivated and reaching their goals. […]

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How Can I Improve My Self Esteem

Self-Esteem Defined We all have a mental picture of who we are, how we look, what we’re good at, and what our weaknesses might be. We develop this picture over time, starting when we’re very young. The termself-image is used to refer to a person’s mental picture of himself or herself. A lot of our self-image […]

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Fears & Phobias

This article talks about: What Is Fear? How Fear Works Fears People Have Fears During Childhood Phobias What Causes Phobias? Overcoming Phobias The roller coaster hesitates for a split second at the peak of its steep track after a long, slow climb. You know what’s about to happen — and there’s no way to avoid […]

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Eating Disorders

This article discusses:  Anorexia Bulimia Binge Eating Signs of Anorexia & Binge Eating What Causes eating disorders Sports & eating disorders Effects of Eating Disorders Treatment of Eating Disorders   Eating disorders are so common in America that 1 or 2 out of every 100 students will struggle with one. Each year, thousands of teens […]

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