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Getting Enough Sleep: The Impossible Dream?

Sara Bellum
May 09, 2013

Are you a “morning person”? If you’re a teen, the answer is probably no—but that doesn’t mean you’re lazy. It has to do with a brain hormone called melatonin. Read More »

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Music and a Positive Lifestyle: One Teen’s “Natural High”

Sara Bellum
May 07, 2013

What is Allura Garis’ Natural High? Music. Why? She enjoys how music brings people together. She also loves the passion that her favorite musicians bring to their performances. Read More »

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Thin at any Cost?

Sara Bellum
April 11, 2013

You only need to stand in a supermarket checkout line to realize our society is obsessed with how people look. Magazine headlines scream, “Guess Who!” next to a picture of a flabby stomach. Or they praise “So-and-So’s Awesome Post-Baby Body!” Read More »

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What’s Your “Natural High?”

Sara Bellum
March 21, 2013

Music? Writing? Sports? Cooking? Running? Read More »

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Parents: Can They Deter Teens' Online Risky Behavior?

Benjamin Kornick, 2012 NIDA Addiction Science Award Winner
January 17, 2013

In 5th grade, I was the victim of cyberbullying, when a classmate wrote hurtful instant messages about me. Shortly after, social networking became the rage, and sexting and cyberbullying became more prevalent. Read More »

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