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Fitting In This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I wouldn't ask for a dressing room. My mom always asked for me. The evening before I had repeatedly risen from my seat and piled on excess noodles suffocated in meat sauce. Then I licked my bowl with the buttered garlic bread, leaving no... (more »)
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Suicide and the Media
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Sensitivity must be used when the media reports on teen suicides. Sounds obvious, but it doesn’t always happen. And when it doesn’t, you often find copycat attempts in the wake of a teen suicide. How does it happen? Impulsive teenagers are... (more »)
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Beating Anorexia This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
“You can sit there. The ­doctor will be right with you.” The nurse gestured me to the waiting room. Come on, do I really need to be here? I'm not sick enough to be here. “Jane! The doctor will see you now.” Great … The office... (more »)
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It's Not About the Outside
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Do you ever look into the mirror and not like what you see? Do you wish you were prettier, skinnier, or better looking? A lot of women and men, both young and old think these things about themselves almost every day of their life. A lot of the... (more »)
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Nicotine
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I’m sick of the smell of the cigarette when I always walk to Yokohama Station (Japan). Everyday, when I go walking, I see at least thirty people smoking a day. I’m seriously annoyed by this. I see people smoke every day buying those 400 yen... (more »)
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Make the Switch
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Think back to the last 24 hours of your life, specifically what you drank.  I'm sure it was filled with caffeine, and sugar, and diet sweeteners. Have you ever thought to yourself how many unhealthy things you could prevent entering... (more »)
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Smoking While Driving
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Sadness, happiness, anger, or anxiety are emotions that lead  someone to take a cigarette and smoke, no matter where they are or what they are doing. From 1995 to 1999, there were 12,780 car accidents related to smoking while driving.... (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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Always There This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
   It all started in February. My 40-year-old dad beganfeeling unusual pains around his stomach. Being stubborn, he refused to make anappointment with the doctor until the pain became unbearable. When the dayarrived for him to go,... (more »)
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Movies with Mom
Today is a typical Saturday afternoon in the middle of October, and Mom and I are just finishing our ordinary lunch of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a bag of chips, and a glass of cold milk. My dad and younger sister have gone to cheer on... (more »)
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The Antibiotic Epidemic This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Imagine a bacteria that infects your blood, leaving spider bite-like pimples and boils all over your body, potentially leading to death. Imagine this bacteria is resistant to treatment. This is a superbug. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus... (more »)
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Acting the Part This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
I could feel the judge's eyes on my face as I analyzed my body in the mirror. Good. I look skinny. My stomach looks flat. Wait, is this me thinking, or my character? I finished my piece and bowed my head. It was over. Is it really over?... (more »)
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Trick Question
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As a freshman, you hear the stories about health class pour from the upper classmen on a regular basis. But, you never know what tp truley expect. Luckily, most of the things we were told are either no longer taught, or just little white lies. We... (more »)
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Better Off Dead
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Why is it, everyone thinks they can speak of how much better it is once we die. Then get flooded with wonder when someone pushes a knife deep in the rivers of life. They don't even get the paradise promised to them. Instead, they get... (more »)
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A Face of Despair
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In the mirror lies a face of despair. Shrunken by her misery she lies in tears. Her life is little more than weight. She here's a comment, whether positive or negative and uses it to cut herself down. She cries herself to sleep with nothing in... (more »)
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