Rules, Schmules!

The crush of your life asked you out. Life feels perfect. Or it seems like it would be perfect if it weren’t for your parents. They’re interfering with your precious love life with their stupid dating rules. We’re talking curfews, age restrictions, enforced “group dates,” and more.

Speeding Headfirst Toward Olympic Glory

Tristan Gale is a skeleton athlete. And no, that doesn’t mean she’s really skinny — although, at 5’2″ and barely more than 100 pounds, she is pretty lean. Skeleton racing is Tristan’s sport. Most people have never heard of it, but this 21-year-old dynamo is making a

The New Family Blend

Chances are, you’ll have to deal with it — a stepfamily. Not only is the divorce rate in America over 50 percent, but 64 percent of families live in some form of a stepfamily relationship. If a “blended” family has replaced your “nuclear” unit, you’re not alone.

Three’s a Crowd

There’s nothing wrong with your buddy’s boyfriend or girlfriend — except that, as far as you’re concerned, there’s nothing right, either. You love your friend, and want to keep the friendship. But you don’t want to go bonkers hanging with the squeeze. Catherine Dee is the author

Two Homes, One Heart

The last thing Sarah, a 15-year-old from New Jersey, ever expected two years ago was that her parents would get divorced. “My father came into my room one night and said, ‘I’m moving out,’ and the next day he left! My parents never fought — I thought

You’ve Got the Power!

It’s never too early to stand up for what you believe in. That’s what activism is all about. If you feel frustrated or angered by what’s going on around you, it’s time to start thinking about how you can make a difference, whether it’s at your school,

With a Little Help From Your Folks

You want to spare the air, house the homeless, or raise cash for another cause you care about. What better place to start saving the planet than in your own home? There’s so much that could be done if you and your folks worked together on this.

Be a Voice for Choice!

In the U.S., the teen pregnancy, teen birth, and teen abortion rates are among the highest in the world. Activists across the country are working diligently to increase access to sex education and services and protect our right to decide whether and when to have children. Many

Go With the Flow!

You’re at your locker. The hottie captain of the soccer team walks by. You smile coyly as you reach for your bag…but to your absolute HORROR, as if in slow-motion, your bag falls to the floor and what seems like hundreds — no, THOUSANDS — of tampons

Period Paraphernalia

Every healthy girl in the world has a period. Your period is your body’s way of preparing for a pregnancy. A lining, made up of blood and tissue, is built up inside the uterus to nourish a fertilized egg. If there is no pregnancy, the lining is