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A Broken Existance
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Sometimes, you just have to release the darkness and allow it to consume the harshest realities you've created. You could even create a hundred different excuses and lie to yourself, but we both would know you suck at lying. I don't want a... (more »)
Build-A-Baby
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On December 17th, 1938, two German scientists made a discovery that changed science forever: nuclear fission. Chemists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann discovered barium in neutron-bombarded uranium, and realized that they had split the atom.... (more »)
A Second Chance This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I lie there staring at ceiling tiles, my body firmly pinned against the table. Fire ignites in the crease of my arm, then crawls through my veins, slowly engulfing my body. The room begins to spin, and my eyes lose focus. Panic overwhelms me.... (more »)
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Deadly Eating Disorders
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About 4% of teens are estimated to have an eating disorder, most lasting between 1 and 15 years. They usually start off as an idea to "get healthy" and get rid of the "muffin top" and "extra flab." But what most teens don't realize is how... (more »)
Body Algebra This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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If you must know I’ve sucked in my abdomen for so long that it concaves like the crescent moon and I cannot tell if it tucks in that way naturally anymore all I know is that when I was a ballerina I pursed my... (more »)
What is a Sugar High?
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Why do we get hyped up on sugar? Here’s how it happens: 1. Large amounts of sugar at once will make your body produce more insulin-- insulin is what controls the sugars in your body. (If you don’t have enough insulin to regulate as much... (more »)
What is Really Considered Perfection?
Amidst social networking being packed with media from the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which aired December 9th, Victoria’s Secret has been in the limelight quite a bit recently. Victoria’s Secret is a global corporation... (more »)
Electronic Cigarettes Are Not That Bad
Electronic Cigarettes, E-cigs for short, have existed since the 1960s when Herbert A. Gilbert had and the idea for a Electronic Cigarettes, and patented it; but that did not survive. Han Lik’s, a Chinese Pharmacist and Smoker, father died... (more »)
Thoughts of a Lost Teenage Mind
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I wish I was on drugs. This next thought would be more acceptable, more understanding to the public. If I say I want to die while I'm sober I'm considered to be selfish, wasting a precious life that others would love to live. ... (more »)
The Reality of the Demon Drink
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My father and his father before him were alcoholics. They would spend their money on drinks and drinks. The demon drink not only destroyed their body, but their minds as well. Now, my father has stayed sober for more than 20 years, but my... (more »)
Monster Called Depression
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Dpression. A monster many meet. Many will say it is the chains that lock them to their beds. Or the wall that keeps them from being happy. But depression is much more. Itnis a lifestyle for those who can't escape. The cloudy day for those who... (more »)
A Harmful Stigma
By , Escondido, CA
It's all in your head. Quite literally, actually - mental illness plagues nearly twenty percent of Americans. The most commonly diagnosed mental illness in the United States is anxiety disorder. According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of... (more »)
The Word Depression
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The word depression comes with six more words that follow. Someone who is important to you will look at you with concern and ask if everything is okay. Its not but you will reply, “Don’t worry.” because there is no sense in making them... (more »)
The Great American Couch Potato
By , Oceanside, CA
Laziness in America has become a full fledged epidemic, it has seeped into every part of American lives, physically, mentally, politically, economically and really any other word that ends in ly. At one time in this great nation’s history, the... (more »)
The Glass Case
By , Easton, MD
When I have a really good day, I understand how hard it must be to empathize with someone with depression, because even I forget what depression is.     "And what is depression?" Depression is a glass case.  Sometimes the walls build up... (more »)
The Power of Others
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As if it wasn’t enough…  To know she could die any minuet. To know she was spouts to not live past 3. To pay millions for her health. To have a sick child. To have only one child who couldn’t even feed herself. Would you... (more »)
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