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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How to find lasting love…

April 22, 2010

Saw Dr. Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist, give a lecture today in Manhattan about why we fall in love with one person rather than another…much of these decisions are determined by biology and brain chemicals. The good news is that both men and women can fall in love for a lifetime, and that longtime romance […]

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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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It IS easy being green

February 12, 2010

To really show people how much you love them this Valentine’s Day, help save the environment, starting with your school! HP and Dosomething.org are joining forces to sponsor the Increase Your Green contest!! Winning schools get up to $5,000 in environmental funding plus very cool HP computers! So sign up by Monday and get a […]

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Fall in love…

February 9, 2010

In honor of the month of love, Scientific American Mind magazine features a special section on how to fall in love…and not fall out! Professor Robert Epstein teaches a class at the UCLA San Diego on the science of relationships and let his lucky students be the guinea pigs. Eight students paired up randomly and […]

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Reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmetic…relationships?!

January 26, 2010

Yesterday the U.S. Senate passed a resolution making February National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month! Since violence and bullying are learned behaviors, educating kids about healthy relationships in school is one way to make our schools and streets safer. Some states have already passed laws requiring teachers to use curricula like “4th R” […]

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Protecting your friends…everyone deserves a good relationship

January 18, 2010

Katie Couric at CBS is bringing much-needed attention to teen dating violence – especially since 60% of teens know someone who is being abused. You may be the only one who knows that your best buds are in trouble. Do they want to be alone or only hang around with the person they’re dating? Are […]

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What is a healthy relationship?

October 21, 2009

Happiness is all about relationships – the R word that nobody uses. Its not taught in schools but it is the way the world works. Today the Start Strong program, which Im working for, is holding a national Day of Prevention across our 11 sites. We want YOU to tell us what you think a […]

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