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With all the pressure put on teenagers from parents, friends and school, it's hard know how to stay happy. Get tips for overcoming shyness and improving self-esteem, and learn what to do if you feel lonely or stressed. Don't worry - help is on the way!

Tips for Overcoming Shyness
We all get shy from time to time, but if your shyness is hurting your relationships and keeping you from making new friends, you owe it to yourself to work on overcoming it. These 4 tips for overcoming shyness are a good way to start.

10 Things Teens Can Do to Save the World
Protecting the environment isn't just a job for adults. It's cheap and easy for teens to go green by making a couple of quick changes to their daily lives.

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Teens
Here's a list of the most common New Year's resolutions - and, more importantly, some ideas for getting started on them (and actually keeping them past January 1st).

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions for Teens - Share Your New Year…
Come share your resolutions for the coming year.

The Teen Guide to Feeling Good About Yourself
Self-esteem and confidence can go a long way during your teenage years and beyond. Unfortunately, a lot of teens struggle with self-doubt, worries about their appearance and low self-esteem. Learn what self-esteem and confidence are and how to start building them.

How to Build Your Self-Esteem
It may sound a little cheesy, but feeling good about who you are -- that is, having a healthy amount of self-esteem and self-confidence -- is one of those things that will help make your life happier and more successful. Here are some tips on how to build your self-esteem.

I Hate My Skinny Body!
What to do if you can't stand your body and need a self-esteem boost.

True Stories of Teen Firsts
During your teenage years you'll probably experience a lot of big "firsts," like your first serious relationship and your first part-time job. Firsts can be scary. See how those big moments went for other teens: what mistakes they made, what they'd do differently if they could do it all over again. And if you've gone through any of them yourself, share your own advice.

Tips to Help You Beat Stress
When stress starts to get the best of you take a minute or two to slow down and catch your breath. Put whatever it is that has you stressed out of your mind for a little while and try one of these stress busting techniques.

Dealing With Depression
What you should know before you go to therapy.

How to Fake Confidence (When You're Scared Stiff)
When you are nervous or worried the best defense can be a good offence. Here's how to look like you are filled with self confidence even when you aren't.

Boost Your Energy with Meditation
Doing a mini-meditation or a breathing-and-focusing exercise a few times during the day can do wonders for your concentration and your energy levels. It's great for stress relief, too. All you need are a few little breaks during your day -- three to five minutes long -- and a quiet space such as a bedroom, a park, or even (believe it or not) a bathroom stall.

Why Should Teens Go Green?
This interview with Ally Maize from the Green Youth Movement tells why teens should go green, and how teens can help protect the environment in their homes and schools.

Anger Management for Teens
Getting angry is normal, letting anger get the best of you is not. So how do you know if your anger is getting out of control and what can you do about it if you’re raging? Surprisingly enough recognizing and managing anger is relatively easy, here’s how!

How to Control Your Temper
There's nothing wrong with getting angry. How you express it is what it's all about.

How to Get a Good Night's Sleep
The importance of a good night's sleep can't been underestimated as a teen. Sleeping well can improve your concentration, your mood and your overall health. Read these tips on how to get a good night's sleep, adapted from the student counseling center at Kansas State University, and you'll be on your way to better sleep in no time.

Life as a Loser
A personal tale about the pitfalls of popularity.

Cheap Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Teens - Share Your Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Got some cheap stocking stuffer ideas for teens? Share them here!

Secret Santa Gift Ideas for Teens

If you need some Secret Santa gift ideas, you probably have a set of rules to follow:  don't spend too much money and don't reveal the secret!  Stumped about what to get your teenage friend, relative or coworker?  Here are some great gift ideas that won't cost much.

The 2010 Teenage Gift Idea Guide

Not sure what to get the teenagers on your gift list this year?  Whether you're a teen or an adult, and whether the teen on your list is a guy or a girl, you're bound to get inspired by this Teenage Gift Idea Guide - no matter what your budget is.

Teenage Gift Ideas - Share Your Favorite Teenage Gift Ideas
Got a great teenage gift idea? Share your teenage Christmas gifts and other holiday teenage present ideas!

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