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Healthy Choices Blog Posts

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Thin at Any Cost?

April 11, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

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?”

March 21, 2013  /  Sara Bellum

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

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Parents: Can They Deter Teens' Online Risky Behavior?

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

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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Great Leaders: Not Just Historical Figures

January 08, 2013  /  Ty Sells, Youth to Youth International

“Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders.” I know, I know—you’ve heard that before. However, I’m here to tell you that this statement is not entirely true. Today’s young people can be today’s leaders. Read More »

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Mentors: Helping Teens Help Each Other

December 18, 2012  /  Sara Bellum

Get good grades. Spend time with friends. Make your parents proud. Eat healthy. Exercise. Volunteer. Choose a college. Don’t relax until you’ve finished all of the above. Read More »

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