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My Depression & Suicide Thoughts
By , Merriam, KS
From age 5-19 I have been severely. For years I have been walking with my head down, would not talk to anyone, and kept to myself. I did not want to tell anyone, scared of what people might say. I felt alone, hopeless, thinking to myself that I... (more »)
Living with Bulimia: An Interview
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Introduction: Last spring, I made a documentary film titled “Bulimia: An American Teenager’s Last Resort” for my Humanities class’s Capstone project. Before last year, I didn’t even know the differences between the several types of... (more »)
A Big, Fat Problem
By , College Station, TX
Everything appears to be expanding and growing larger in America, including the children. As we look around, numerous amounts of people-young and old- show signs of obesity. Every single year the rates of overweight children steadily increase... (more »)
The Cold Does Bother Me, Actually
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While most of the attention focused on “Let It Go,” the iconic song at the heart of Disney’s hot latest release, “Frozen,” has been directed at the Tony Award-winning singer Idina Menzel, who voices the character of Elsa and therefore... (more »)
Food for Though
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Here’s some food for thought: you literally need food if you want to have substantial thoughts. In order for your brain to function, you need to eat. But in today’s society, that scientifically proven fact has been overshadowed by loads of... (more »)
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Nolan’s Amazing Story This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Imagine you're out at recess, a grade-school student playing tag, trying to run away from your friend who is It. But what if you can't run away? And what if instead of a friend, you're being pursued by a disease? Acute lymphoblastic... (more »)
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An Abundance of Homework
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As the teenager walks up to his bedroom door with his heavy backpack full of textbooks, he suddenly remembers about all the homework that is due the following day. He walks in the room and pulls out the textbooks and puts them on his desk. He... (more »)
Car Safety Physics
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Physics is all around us. From the laws of gravity to the acceleration of a car, everywhere we look there is energy, force, and motion that are essential in our daily lives. One example of how physics is used is vehicular accident reconstruction,... (more »)
Claiming Insanity: Why Cult Member’s Should...
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In 1978 over nine hundred members of a cult known as “The People’s Temple,” committed mass suicide under cult member—more importantly their leader—Jim Jones’ guidance (History, 1). Polygamy, child brides, human and animal sacrifices,... (more »)
The Worst Malady You Can Ever Contract
By , Siliguri, India
Okay, so you’ve read the title and you’re wondering what the “malady” in question is. You might think it’s syphilis or gonorrhoea or elephantitis or even the flu. Well, those are all—as you might have guessed already—wrong. The... (more »)
America's Fast Food Obsession
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Everywhere one looks in America, there is a fast food restaurant. Globally, names such as McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s have become recognisable. On every street corner, within walking distance from most schools, and with the added... (more »)
Why you shouldn't eat fast food This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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Take a look at that greasy burger that you are holding. That bite that you are going to take could be your last. Aren’t you disgusted by the smashed lettuce and the fake meat that you are about to eat? Well it is time to set down the fast food... (more »)
Staring at the Ceiling This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By , Sunman, IN
I was staring at the ceiling, trying to convince myself that I wasn't going crazy. You're okay. Things are going to be okay. Everything's fine. Just breathe and sleep will come. I tried to muffle the noise of my crying with my pillow, but... (more »)
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Pre-Game Nutrition: Fueling for the Game
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On extreme cases, Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps needs to consume 12,000 calories a day (Jacobs 2013). The average man needs to consume between 2,700 to 2,900 calories on a daily basis, and an average woman needs about 2,000 to 2,100 calories.... (more »)
The Link Between Obesity and Non-Hodgkin's...
By , Columbia, MD
Terri Clark once said, “When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does, too.” Cancer is a devastating illness, which is said to have no cause, but perhaps there are some ways to lessen the chance of developing a... (more »)
Pre-game Nutrition: Fueling for the Game
On extreme cases, Olympian swimmer Michael Phelps needs to consume 12,000 calories a day (Jacobs 2013). The average man needs to consume between 2,700 to 2,900 calories on a daily basis, and an average woman needs about 2,000 to 2,100 calories.... (more »)
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