THERE’S THAT ONE THING THAT *REALLY* BUGS YOU ABOUT YOUR LOOKS?
Fact: Your body has over 2,000 unique parts. That’s a lot to love—so it’s reasonable not to be crazy about every single inch. But as much as you’d like to trade in a couple areas for new ones, the truth is that you’re mostly stuck with what you’ve got—so show your head, shoulders, knees and toes some love.
Think of a few positive traits about your least favorite part. Maybe you have some ginormous feet...but they’re probably what make you such a speedy swimmer. And those freckles on your face? A beautiful badge of your Irish heritage.
This approach worked for Grace G., 14: “I used to hate my small eyes. But they just so happen to be framed with extra-long lashes. So now, I play them up—and my eyes are the first thing I’m complimented on!” Bottom line: If you think you look good, others are going to pick up on that confidence. So get those parts out of hiding, and flaunt, flaunt away!
YOU DON’T HAVE A MILLION FRIENDS?
Social media makes it seem like everyone has a bazillion besties, but the average teen actually has just four to six good friends. Yep, less than you can count on two hands. And while it’s fun to see your follower count go up, when it comes to honest-to-goodness IRL friends, quality is more important than quantity.
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Spring Break Staycation
Travel plans on hold this year? No worries—home is where it’s happening. Here’s how to map out the ideal anti-getaway right in your own backyard...
Ditch Your Dusty Workout Excuses
The first step to fitness? Conquering your can’ts.
Sooo…how exactly do I do life again?
After a year spent staring at screens, we’ve all kind of forgotten how to, well, actually *do* irl things. We’re here to help you remember how to be your best self when it’s time to re-enter the world.
The Six Reasons You're Not Dating… (Yet!); Which Secret Thing Might Be Keeping You From Bae Bliss?
Stop us if this sounds familiar: One of your girls is swooning over how cute her crush looked in class. Your track teammate is asking if you’ve hit up that new drive-in movie spot because she wants to take her girlfriend this weekend. Your bestie just shared the sweet Spotify playlist her BF made for her. And let’s not even talk about the cringey-but cute “good morning” texts your friends can’t stop screenshotting and sending your way.
Spring Clean Your Love Life
The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the flowers are blooming—spring is here once again. But if the gray days of winter have let your love life a little, well, worse for wear, it might be time to break out the metaphorical mop and broom. Here’s how to make your heart sparkle in five easy steps...
Spring clean your beauty life
We sanitize our hands about a million times per day at this point, but your makeup kit needs some love, too. Yep, those brushes and sponges can harbor harmful bacteria and even, gasp, microscopic dead mites between the bristles. (Sorry to go there, but we thought you should know.)
Live Your Best Brow Life
Thanks to 2020, you've mastered the at-home mani and can trim your bangs with your eyes closed (well, almost). Next up? Maintaining your brows…without a drop of wax, spool of thread or a spare set of hands.
Your Skin, All Glowed Up
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Sawyer Sharbino is going to put you first
Maybe it’s the fact that he grew up with two big sisters (hey, Brighton and Saxon). Or maybe it’s his star-studded BGF squad (think: Txunamy Ortiz, Piper Rockelle and Elliana Walmsley). Whatever it is, 15-year-old singer and YouTuber Sawyer Sharbino just want to treat a girl right.
5 completely honest confessions from Ruth Righi
You know Ruth Righi best as Sydney Reynolds on Disney’s Sydney to the Max (back on Disney Channel for a third season starting March 19). And while the 15-year-old actually has a lot in common with her onscreen alter ego (to start, they're both biracial and amazing bass players), we decided it was time to dig even deeper. Below are five brutally honest, real-life confessions straight from Ruth herself.
6 Spectacular Mother's Day Gifts
Sometimes it can feel as though you have barely made it through Christmas before you are hit by Valentine’s Day, with Mother’s Day following hot on its heels.
More competitive than ever
College baseball enters a season of unprecedented depth and talent
Parenting Our Parents
A Look Inside the Sandwich Generation
An open, innocent heart can be pierced without being tarnished.
Save Valentine's Day ... by Avoiding These Games
Dating can be a difficult process. Traditionally, two people might chit-chat over drinks or dinner, then spend two hours in a darkened theater ignoring each other. This is not the most effective means of getting to know someone. A shared activity is a better way to share the real you with someone else.
From Suzuki Samurai’s to Spider 9’s; Spidertrax has come along way in just over twenty years. The best companies always do. Founded in 1999 while still students at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Thomas Kingston and Eddie Casanueva were studying mechanical engineering and having fun in their Samurai’s on the weekends. Often Monday mornings included an inventory of broken parts.
EAT LIKE A LOCAL:HILL COUNTRY
Head for the hills and enjoy the delicious fare
The Power of Family
This year, we asked readers a question: "When you think of 'family', what's the image you see?" The winning submissions, and the stories behind them, were all universal and remarkably moving.
SHOOTERS WORLD MAJOR PISTOL
Childhood in an anxious age and the crisis of modern parenting
Imagine for a moment that the future is going to be even more stressful than the present. Maybe we don’t need to imagine this. You probably believe it. According to a survey from the Pew Research Center last year, 60 percent of American adults think that three decades from now, the U.S. will be less powerful than it is today. Almost two-thirds say it will be even more divided politically. Fifty-nine percent think the environment will be degraded. Nearly three-quarters say that the gap between the haves and have-nots will be wider. A plurality expect the average family’s standard of living to have declined. Most of us, presumably, have recently become acutely aware of the danger of global plagues.