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  • 5 Facts About Goal Setting 5 Facts About Goal Setting

    Here are 5 practical tips on goal setting that can help make it easier to set and reach goals.

  • Asking for Help: Getting Past Obstacles Asking for Help: Getting Past Obstacles

    Sometimes our ideas and beliefs stand in the way of asking for help. Here are ideas for teens on how to get past 5 common barriers to getting help.

  • Assertiveness Assertiveness

    Assertiveness is the ability to speak up for yourself in a way that is honest and respectful. But it doesn't come naturally to everyone. Find out if you're too passive, too aggressive, or just assertive enough.

  • Choosing Your Mood Choosing Your Mood

    Choosing your mood means being in control of it instead of feeling like it's controlling you. Here are tips on how to create the right mood to help you succeed at what you're trying to do.

  • Making a Change in Your Life Making a Change in Your Life

    This online tool guides you in setting a goal and coming up with steps to reach it.

  • Motivation and the Power of Not Giving Up Motivation and the Power of Not Giving Up

    Everyone struggles with staying motivated and reaching their goals. Just look at how many people diet, lose weight, and then gain it back again. But it's still possible to stay motivated if you take the right approach.

  • The Power of Positive Emotions The Power of Positive Emotions

    Scientists are learning that positive emotions have a powerful effect on our brains and bodies, helping us feel, and act, our best. Let this article help you tap into the power of positive emotions.

  • 5 Ways to Ace a Job Interview 5 Ways to Ace a Job Interview

    Interviewing for a summer job or internship? Read our tips.

  • Going to College Going to College

    The first year of college is filled with new challenges and opportunities. Read our article to beef up on your college coping skills.

  • Health Care Careers (Video) Health Care Careers (Video)

    These career videos help high school students get an idea of what's involved in doing specific health and medical jobs.

  • Managing Your Medical Care Managing Your Medical Care

    Visit our center on managing your medical care for advice on how to get involved in taking charge of your health and choosing the right health care providers.

  • Back to School Back to School

    Dread it or love it, you gotta go to school. Looking for ways to make the first day a little less painful? Here are some tips.

  • Extracurricular Activities Extracurricular Activities

    Joining a club or team is a fun way to try new things, meet people, and be active. Learn more about the basics and benefits of getting involved.

  • Getting Along With Your Teachers Getting Along With Your Teachers

    Teachers can look out for you, guide you, and provide you with an adult perspective. Many are willing to answer questions, offer advice, and help with personal problems.

  • Starting High School Starting High School

    The transition from middle school to high school is an important one. Here are a few topics that commonly worry incoming freshmen and some things you might want to know about them.

  • Homework Help Homework Help

    Writing a report? Studying for a test? Having problems at school? Get tips and advice.

  • Backpack Basics Backpack Basics

    Backpacks help you to stay organized. They're also better for carrying school supplies than messenger or other shoulder bags. But can they cause health problems?

  • Balancing Schoolwork and Hospital Stays Balancing Schoolwork and Hospital Stays

    Every student finds it hard to stay on top of schoolwork sometimes. So what happens when you have to miss a lot of school? This article for teens offers tips and advice.

  • Cancer: Readjusting to Home and School Cancer: Readjusting to Home and School

    If you've just finished a long hospital stay, you may have questions about reconnecting with friends and family. Get answers in this article for teens.

  • Figuring Out Health News Figuring Out Health News

    News reports on health and medicine can be confusing —and sometimes downright scary. How do you know what is important and accurate?

  • Healthy Breakfast Planner

    Use our printable breakfast planning sheet to select healthy foods that satisfy your taste buds and meet your time constraints.

  • How Much Sleep Do I Need? How Much Sleep Do I Need?

    Teens need about 8-1/2 to more than 9 hours of sleep each night. But you might not be getting it. Here's why - and tips for getting more shut-eye.

  • Is it OK to Sleep Less on Weekdays and More on Weekends? Is it OK to Sleep Less on Weekdays and More on Weekends?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • School and Asthma School and Asthma

    Lots of teens have asthma. Here are tips on keeping it under control so you can prevent (or manage) a flare-up at school.

  • School and Concussions School and Concussions

    A concussion can affect you at school because it's a type of brain injury. Doing schoolwork and being in a classroom can sometimes make things worse. Here's what to know about school and concussions.

  • School and Diabetes School and Diabetes

    You probably spend more than a third of your waking hours at school. Chances are you'll need to check your blood sugar levels or give yourself an insulin injection during that time. So what do you do?

  • Sports Physicals Sports Physicals

    Just as professional sports stars need medical care to keep them playing their best, so do student athletes. That's why it's important to get a sports physical.

  • Study Drugs Study Drugs

    Some people use certain medicines without a prescription because they think these meds help with focus and concentration. If you've heard of "study drugs" and wonder if there are any risks, find out in this article for teens.

  • Teens Talk About Health (Video) Teens Talk About Health (Video)

    In this video, teens talk about dealing with various health problems as well as fitting healthy eating and exercise into their lives.

  • Teens Talk About Stress (Video) Teens Talk About Stress (Video)

    In this video, teens talk about what stresses them out and how they cope.

  • What Stresses You Out About School? What Stresses You Out About School?

    Find out what our readers said about how they handle back-to-school worries.

  • When Can I Go Back to School If I Have the Flu? When Can I Go Back to School If I Have the Flu?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • When Cancer Keeps You Home When Cancer Keeps You Home

    Cancer patients often have to stay at home to avoid infection. Read our ideas on ways to make the best of your time at home.

  • 5 Ways to Beat Pre-performance Nerves 5 Ways to Beat Pre-performance Nerves

    Stressed out about speaking or performing in front of people? These tips can help you cope.

  • 5 Ways to Make Online Research Easier 5 Ways to Make Online Research Easier

    When researching school projects, it helps to know how to evaluate and choose online resources. Here are tips.

  • How Can I Balance My Part-Time Job With Schoolwork? How Can I Balance My Part-Time Job With Schoolwork?

    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • How to Make Homework Less Work How to Make Homework Less Work

    Having trouble getting a handle on all of your homework? Get your work space set, your schedule organized, and your studying done with the help of this article.

  • How to Pick a Great Book How to Pick a Great Book

    Reading on your own isn't like reading for school. You can pick something that's all about your interests — whether it's ancient martial arts, computers, or fashion design. Get tips on how.

  • Note-Taking Tips Note-Taking Tips

    Want to stay on top of your schoolwork by taking great notes? Here's how!

  • Online Safety Online Safety

    Whether it's protecting yourself from hackers or cyberbullies, these tips for teens will help you navigate the digital world safely.

  • Organizing Schoolwork & Assignments Organizing Schoolwork & Assignments

    It's not just for school: Mastering the skills of getting organized, staying focused, and seeing work through to the end will help in just about everything you do.

  • Study Break Yoga (Video) Study Break Yoga (Video)

    Yoga is a great way to take a study break because it refocuses and re-energizes both the body and mind. This routine uses poses that work for teens.

  • Studying for Tests Studying for Tests

    You have a history test tomorrow, a math test the next day, and weekly French pop quizzes. Don't panic - our article provides tips on how to study.

  • Test Anxiety Test Anxiety

    Everyone feels a little nervous and stressed before a test. And a touch of nervous anticipation can actually help keep you at peak performance. But for some people, this normal anxiety is more intense.

  • Test-Taking Tips Test-Taking Tips

    Do you sweat, chew your pencil, and feel butterflies in your stomach as your teacher hands out a test? Study these test-taking tips!

  • Writing a Paper Writing a Paper

    Writing a paper can seem intimidating at first. But putting together a good paper really just involves a combination of things you already know how to do. Here are some tips.

  • 5 Reasons for Girls to Play Sports 5 Reasons for Girls to Play Sports

    Playing organized sports can help girls do better off the field as well as on. Find out how.

  • 5 Ways to Prepare for Your Sports Season 5 Ways to Prepare for Your Sports Season

    How can you get ready to play your best season ever? Read these tips for teen athletes.

  • A Guide to Eating for Sports A Guide to Eating for Sports

    You've prepared for the game in almost every way possible: but now what should you eat? Read about performance foods, nutritional supplements, and more.

  • Choosing the Right Sport for You Choosing the Right Sport for You

    If you're having trouble choosing a sport, this article can help!

  • Concussions: Alex's Story Concussions: Alex's Story

    Alex plays high school football, track, basketball, and lacrosse. He's had two concussions. Here, he talks about his experience and what he learned.

  • Concussions: What to Do Concussions: What to Do

    In a concussion, the brain shifts inside the skull. This can cause a sudden - but usually temporary - disruption in a person's ability to function properly and feel well. Here's what to do if you suspect a concussion.

  • Connecting With Your Coach Connecting With Your Coach

    Get the most out of your chosen sport by building a strong relationship with your coach.

  • Handling Sports Pressure and Competition Handling Sports Pressure and Competition

    Winning is all that matters when you play sports, right? Not when that means you can't even enjoy the game. Read about how to handle sports pressure and competition.

  • Sports and Concussions Sports and Concussions

    As long as people play sports, there will be concussions from time to time. Find out how to protect yourself and what to do if you get a concussion playing sports.

  • Sports and Exercise Safety Sports and Exercise Safety

    Playing hard doesn't have to mean getting hurt. The best way to ensure a long and injury-free athletic career is to play it safe from the start. Find out how.

  • Sports Physicals Sports Physicals

    Just as professional sports stars need medical care to keep them playing their best, so do student athletes. That's why it's important to get a sports physical.

  • Sportsmanship Sportsmanship

    Some people define good sportsmanship as treating the people that you play with and against as you'd like to be treated yourself. Learn more about what good sportsmanship is all about.

  • Strength Training Strength Training

    Is working out with weights safe for teens? The best way to build muscle tone and definition is to combine aerobic and flexibility exercises with the right kind of strength training.

  • What Makes a Good Coach? What Makes a Good Coach?

    We ran a survey asking what you think makes a good coach. Here's what you told us.

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