Addicted to texting?

August 20, 2010

Staying connected is the norm these days, but you may be reprogramming your brain. Researchers are finding that people who are constantly multi-tasking (checking email, talking on the phone, watching a video) are unable to stop and focus – even when they want to. This constant stress can lead to short-term memory loss. Are you […]

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Texting into oblivion

August 18, 2010

A plastic surgeon to celebrities like Heidi Montag lost his life in an accident after driving off a cliff last night in Malibu…he’d been texting about his dog. Even if you’re not driving, you could be in danger of a technology-induced free-fall. Do you know where you drawn the line…digitally? Take the quiz and get […]

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Powerful book gets into the mind of anorexic teen

May 29, 2010

Two girls make a pact in 8th grade to be the skinniest girls in school…and by senior year one of them is dead. That’s how acclaimed YA author Laurie Halse Anderson’s latest novel begins, getting into the mind of a teen with a very misunderstood illness. The result is a page-turner that’s also educational. According […]

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Vote for new song about healthy relationships and saying no to dating violence!

May 26, 2010

Vote for “Stay Strong,” the new song sung by an amazing 14-year-old, Chessie Chaney, who stars in Start Strong Bronx’s new film “Broken Harmonies” co-written by Start Strong Bronx’s Teen Advisory Board. You can vote up to 5 times per day per IP address, and see where we are on Monday morning when they post […]

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Bullying ends in tragedy

March 31, 2010

Nine Massachusetts teens are being charged for bullying a 15-year-old girl recently immigrated from Ireland so badly that she hung herself. What do you think of this punishment? Is it a good precedent? Too harsh? Should principals, teachers and students be held responsible?

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The best dating guide ever!

March 11, 2010

I just finished an amazing book (published in 2006 -yes, I’m a little behind!) that every girl -and boy who has to deal with girls! – will find helpful! “The Female Brain” is by Dr. Louann Brizendine, a psychiatrist who specializes in neurobiology – or how the brain works. You can check out her her […]

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Stop teen dating violence by voting for a videogame!

March 4, 2010

Vote for the first video game that helps teach positive, protective relationship skills! Our friends at the Start Strong Rhode Island program have held 30 play testing sessions with over 300 students and want to expand it to YOUR SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY! Tell your friends to vote every day this month so that Start Strong […]

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Help support a new video game!

February 28, 2010

Support the first video game that helps teach positive, protective relationship skills. Our friends at the Start Strong Rhode Island program have held 30 play testing sessions with over 300 students and want to expand it to YOUR SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY! Vote on March 1 and EVERY DAY IN MARCH so that Start Strong Rhode […]

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Survey about dreams and aspirations

February 24, 2010

Calling all Latina girls aged 12-17. Take this survey about your dreams and aspirations to help a young woman start a new mentoring program!

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Stop digital abuse and meet NFL stars!

February 16, 2010

If you are between the ages of 13 and 18, design a cool e-card with a message to prevent teen dating violence and win a trip to the NFL PLAYERS Gala in Washington DC! If you win first prize, you’ll walk the red carpet at the event and go backstage to chat and take photos […]

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