Archive | September, 2013

Monday Munchies: Healthy Tuna Pockets

It’s Monday and we’re hungry! We gave you a list of the 10 foods teens should eat in our September issue and now we want to show you some tasty ways to prepare them. Start the week off right with a simple, healthy, and delicious recipe that focuses on teen nutrition and that even the most kitchen-newbie can create. This week, Healthy Tuna Pockets! Healthy Tuna Pockets By using good-for-you tuna and skipping the mayo, you can make a tuna salad that’s heavy on the nutrients and light on the fat! […]

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Friday Faves!

September’s here! And we know how crazy back-to-school can be, so just in case you missed anything, the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team has rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web. 1. Football has taken a lot of knocks lately. However, this story about how a small town in Alabama came together after a horrible tragedy made us realize that football is about more than just a game—it’s about community. 2. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) decided to get creative with this video about safely using Boston’s […]

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Do You Know Molly?

Following the tragic deaths of two young adults at this past weekend’s Electric Zoo music festival, “Molly” has been all over the news this week. Despite the drug steadily gaining popularity with teens and young adults over the past few years, many adults are now hearing the term for the first time. If you find yourself among the unfamiliar, here are the basics: What is Molly? Molly is most often used to refer to a powdered version of MDMA. You may remember hearing about MDMA under it’s former name, Ecstasy […]

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This Week’s Teen Flaunt: Hansel is a Fighter

No, he’s not talking about boxing or beating up bullies. In this week’s Teen Flaunt (part of our new partnership with Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It), Hansel, 17, shares what it means to feel like you’re living your life in constant battle—against stereotypes, against other people’s judgments, and against the setbacks fate throws your way: “I’ve moved from another country, overcome health problems, and had a near-death experience, all while attempting to maintain a sense of normalcy as a boy growing up in New Jersey. I removed my accent as […]

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An Easy Way for Crafty Teens to Volunteer (From Home!)

At my childhood home in Pennsylvania, I knew that the mailman usually rolled up to our comfortable, mid-sized suburban house around 3 p.m., and—for the five or six days surrounding my birthday—you had better bet I’d be not-so-patiently waiting near the front window from after-school onward. I was probably pretending to practice piano, but in reality, I was just waiting for the mailman to deposit my birthday bounty. (Yeah. I was sneaky like that.) Here’s the thing, though: I never even thought about what it would be like if the […]

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