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Freedom from a Mental Illness
By , Bay City, TX
What freedom means to me. It would have to be freedom from a sad and hopeless feeling known as  mental illness, and what I mean by that is I mental illness can make you feel trapped. It feels like you can never escape you’re very... (more »)
Battling Depression
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Imagine knowing someone who suffered each day with severe depression. Everywhere they went they would bring their tortured life with them creating a hole in the air. The air around them would be empty and painful. You would believe that this... (more »)
Why Being Fat Is Bad
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Did you know that around 3.4 million adults die every year because they are overweight or obese? It's true, you know. I’ve been told by my brother that it's important to be fit because later in your life, when you're fat, it... (more »)
Why Junk Food Is Bad
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Why do we eat junk food? We eat it because it tastes good and it looks good, am I right? It can’t be harmful to you, can it? Yes it is very harmful to you just like cigarette. It can make you obese and you do not want that! Let me tell... (more »)
The Price You Really Pay For Junk Food
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Even though junk food may not cost much, you are still paying a high price. Some people get cancer, become obese, or get very sick from eating too much unhealthy foods. Eating unhealthy foods every once and a while is okay. But eating something... (more »)
Healthy Foods
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Healthy foods are filled with nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, they are low in fat, and are typically low in calories. This makes them perfect for losing weight. Junk foods have no nutrients. They are only composed of calories. If... (more »)
Unrelatable This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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One to 10 has never been my scale. The unnerving pain that either felt like sharp needles digging deep into my stomach, millions of knots filling it, or sharp shooting pain that resembled what I thought it would feel like to be shot in the... (more »)
Alcohol Abuse
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The use of alcohol should be illegal. Teenagers all over the country are taking advantage of this so-called “privilege.” In Louisiana, the legal age to drink alcohol is 18. Yet, the legal age to buy alcohol is 21. That is only a 3-year... (more »)
Do You Know Someone Who Committed Suicide?
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In my life  I have been exposed to the hidden pain that the people around me carried around with them; for what almost seems like forever. I met so many incredible people along the way, with such beautiful souls. Only if they could have... (more »)
Not So Simple: The Nuances of Brain Death
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Life seems to be a clear-cut issue. You’re either living, or you’re dead. However, this is no longer the case. The medical and legal nuances of death have transformed a once-simple issue into one fraught with questions: What... (more »)
McDonald's: The Corrupt Organization it... This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
By , Wilmington, MA
It is twelve o’clock on a Friday afternoon, and the McDonald’s restaurant in the Wilmington Plaza is booming as usual. The middle school has an early release, and the convenient location of the restaurant means kids are flocking... (more »)
School Lunch is Gross
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“Ew, that’s gross,” says almost every student in America that has ever eaten the chicken nuggets for school lunch. If America has the highest rate for obesity why do we not make our school lunches healthier and more flavorful.... (more »)
Way to a Heathly Life
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Have you ever wondered how you can live a long life?  People know the basic things like eating healthy foods but there are others.  Other methods include not eating a lot of fast foods and having an exercise routine.  If you... (more »)
The Best and Worst Fast Food Places for You
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What fast food place is the best and worst for you? I will be talking to you about best and worst fast food places that you can eat at. The examples will be McDonalds, chick-fil-a, and chipotle. They will be in order from worse to best.... (more »)
Never a Joke
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder(OCD) is possibly the most misunderstood mental disorder.  Mental disorders are misinterpreted by most people who do not suffer from them.  Contrary to common belief, they are not limited to certain... (more »)
The Legalization of Marijuana
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So this past year there has been some news other than the usual. Some of the states think and/or already have legalized medicinal and/or recreational marijuana. In my opinon this would be understandable only if it is used for medicinal uses.... (more »)
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