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    1. Tips for Managing Social Anxiety

      By Rachel Ehmke If you are feeling shyer than you'd like to be, you're in good company. A lot of kids—and adults—say they get nervous during social situations. Maybe it's speaking up in class or making a phone call or just trying something new. You might feel butterflies in your stomach, or your hea

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    2. How to Talk to Your Parents About Getting Help if You Think You Need It

      By Rachel Ehmke We hear from a lot of teens who say they need help with an emotional or mental health issue, but they aren't sure how to tell their parents, or are afraid to bring it up. It's understandable—telling parents that you're facing something that feels really big, like anxiety or depressio

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    3. Q&A With Abigail Breslin

      Abigail Breslin rocketed to stardom in 2006 in Little Miss Sunshine. Nearly a decade later, the native New Yorker, a professional actor since age 5, jumps from film to television with the campy fright-fest Scream Queens (co-created by American Horror Story and Glee mastermind Ryan Murphy) this fall.

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    4. How to Get a Girlfriend

      So, there’s this girl. She’s special, and you’ve finally found the courage to ask her out. What if she says no? Scarier still: What if she says yes? There is no secret or trick to successful dating. But there are things you can do to make it easier -- for both of you. This goes beyond the (hopefully

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    5. Beating the Freshman 15

      Was fitting into your jeans a lot easier before you got to college? Hate to break it to you, but you and your classmates are experiencing a time-honored tradition, the Freshman 15 -- the roughly 15 pounds many students gain during their first year at college. What to do? "You have to strategize," sa

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    6. Makeup and Your Skin

      Foundation makeup, if worn correctly, can help to smooth out your skin’s little (or sometimes not-so-little) imperfections. But how do you know which product will give your young skin the healthy glow you’re after, without looking caked on or like you’re wearing your mom’s makeup? WebMD talked with

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    7. How Tall Will I Be?

      What can you expect when it comes to your final height? It’s almost as easy as taking a look at your parents, but there’s more to it than that. WebMD asked pediatricians to answer the most common questions about getting taller. They’ve also sorted out the truth from myths when trying to determine yo

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    8. The Teen Guy's Guide to Gaining Muscle

      The football players, pro wrestlers, and MMA fighters you see on television may be packing serious muscle. But if you’re a guy in your teens, you have some body-building advantages they would love to have. During your teen years, you’re in a phase of your life when your body wants to grow. You’re ch

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    9. Intimate Grooming: Shaving or Waxing Pubic Hair

      Thinking about personal grooming for a very tender spot on your body? Here are the best -- and safest -- ways to protect your private parts if you want to remove pubic hair. There's no medical reason why you should or shouldn't remove your pubic hair. It's not dirty, and girls who take it off aren't

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    10. Teens and STDs: Get the Facts

      How much do you know about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? It turns out that most teens don't know much about STDs until they get one. And a lot of them are getting STDs. Half of all sexually active teens will catch chlamydia, herpes, or another STD by the time they turn 25. WebMD talked to Ga

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