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On the Spectrum
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When my mother told me that she was having another baby, I remember laughing and asking her if she was just pulling my leg. When she assured me that, no, she wasn’t, I sat down and tried to absorb the news as slowly as possible, thinking through... (more »)
Feeding the Monster
By , Winnetka, IL
I was thirteen when I first encountered the monster. He wasn’t the under bed, or in the closet, or even on the blurry television set that sits atop my dresser. He was inside me. And he wanted to take control. Initially, I discounted his snide... (more »)
Breathless This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I hit one knee on the ice, placing most of my weight on my stick. I try to take a few deep breaths, but that is easier said than done for an asthmatic like me. I close my eyes, cursing my lungs for rebelling. Then I curse myself for putting them... (more »)
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Therapy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Therapy is for the crazy. The lunatics. The people with problems. I don't have problems. How can I, the varsity athlete, principal cellist, class president, be sitting inside the office of a therapist? But I am. The therapist's office is a... (more »)
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Learning to Survive This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“A sense of impending doom” is how my doctor described it. That said it all. I started having panic attacks last fall. My heart would race out of control while a whole lot of fear washed over me. These attacks seemed to occur for no apparent... (more »)
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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 »)
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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 »)
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