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  1. Sanitary Products for Your Period

    Today, girls starting their periods have a lot of choices in sanitary products: disposable pads, tampons, even menstrual cups. Try out several options to find out what's most comfortable for you. Soon you'll have a preference. Here's some basic information on your choices.  Pads for your period come

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  2. Understanding Your Period and Menstrual Cycle

    Getting your period is a rite of passage surrounded by whispered rumor and mystery. Some girls dread it. Others can't wait. But all girls menstruate, and it helps to understand what's going on. Here are answers to seven common questions about a girl's period. During the month, blood builds up in the

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  3. Friends: How to Make, Keep, or Leave Them

    Maybe you have 571 friends on Facebook, but do you have close friends you want to hang with? A few special friends you can tell nearly anything? It's important for all of us to have good friends -- and to know how to end friendships that aren't working anymore. Here are some tips to help you navigat

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  4. When Should I Go to the College Clinic?

    Q : If I'm sick or feel really wiped out, how do I know if I should just stay in bed or if I need to go to my college health clinic? A:  The distinction is not always clear-cut, but some symptoms are a definite sign you need to check in with your campus clinic: You have a fever that lasts more than

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  5. Sports Training and Injury Prevention for Teen Girls

    If you're planning on participating in soccer, running, tennis, cheerleading, gymnastics, soccer, or any other sport, give yourself time to get in shape before jumping into the season. You'll not only be faster and have better endurance, you'll also be less likely to suffer an injury that may preven

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  6. Are You Ready to Go Out?

    You are in LOVE. Well...at least you're in really deep LIKE. You have met the most amazing person, and you totally NEED to go out with him/her. Hold on for a second. Do your parents even allow you to go out and "date?" Are you ready to handle the pressures of hanging out -- and possibly hooking up -

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  7. 5 Embarrassing Body Changes for Teen Girls

    You're not a kid anymore. Maybe you're not exactly an adult woman yet, but you know that your body changes when you're a teen -- and you're so ready to move on. On the other hand, all these changes can completely stress you out. You may worry that you’re not getting breasts as soon as the other girl

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  8. Do I Spend Too Much Time Alone?

    Q: I like to spend a lot of time alone (hey, I need to study!), but my roommate thinks I'm getting too isolated. Who's right? A:  Here's what might be going on. Typically, college students become isolated for one of three reasons: anxiety, stress, or depression. Trouble dealing with an academic work

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  9. 5 Ways to Reduce College Stress

    In the movies, college is all about ice luges, frat parties, and snoozing in class to recover from it all. You know what? Movies lie. Sure, there are parties, but most of the time college is more stress than fiesta followed by siesta. And the pressure of homework -- tons of it -- and exams -- lots o

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  10. Miranda Cosgrove Preps for College

    When Miranda Cosgrove's band went on its Dancing Crazy tour this summer, she fancied it a bit like college. "We're all on a bus, we watch movies, and it's kind of like having a sleepover every night," says Cosgrove, 18, star of the long-running Nickelodeon hit iCarly. "My backup singer's mom sends c

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