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Coming Out and Getting In: What LGBT Teens Should Look For in a College

For lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students, picking a college has a set of complications most teens need to never think about. If you do, check out our article on gay college students.

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CollegeBoundís Driverís Ed: Buying Your First Car in College

Check out some important tips to keep in mind when researching your first college car...

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You Can Ditch Depression!

Of course, a bad break-up or a terrible grade on a final exam can have you feeling like it's the end of the world...we've all been there! If after a few days you just can't seem to cope, however, you may be suffering from depression. Learn how to deal with these tips...

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Eat Up! The Dish on College Meals

Let's face it: Food is an important part of life. Sacred, even. When you're hungry the whole world seems to reek. Throw in a writing class and a chemistry lab and you've got a recipe for serious disaster. So, how do you avoid the hunger pangs when you're too poor to eat outside the dorm cafeteria and too afraid to eat inside it? Two words: creativity and initiative.

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Leaving Your Love Behind: How to Earn an 'A' in Long-Distance Romance

Whether you and your significant other are separated by a county, state, or sea, keeping up a long-distance relationship can get messy. Here's some advice from students who have been through this tough relationship-time.

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A Hostile Hallway: GLBT Teens in High School

High school isn't always a welcoming place for GLBT teens. In 2003, New York City's Harvey Milk High School sought to change that.

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How to Make Your Long-Distance Relationship Survive College

Heading to different colleges doesn't have to mean the end of your relationship. With the right attitude and approach, you too can make your high school romance last through the college years.

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Driver's Ed: Having a Car On Campus

It may be tempting to bring your car with you when you go away to college. But will having a car on campus drive you crazy?

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Punk Bands Battling Teen Depression

Check out how pop-punk bands like GOOD CHARLOTTE and BLINK 182 are reaching out to fans in the fight against suicide.

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Sweethearts From High School to College

Consider this before your next kiss: when it comes to high school sweethearts pursuing long-distance relationships during college, there are more failures than successes. But long-distance couples aren't all doomed....

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Picking Up the Pieces: Being a Student With Cancer

Today, there are an estimated 270,000 childhood cancer survivors in the United States. CB Teen takes you inside the world of one young woman who refused to be defeated by the devastating illness.

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Teen Voices Being Heard

Check out how four adults are giving teens the chance to express themselves.

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A New School Terror: Cyber-Bullies

School bullies have found a new turf: the Internet

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What Your MySpace Says Can and Will Be Used Against You

According to a recent study in which 500 of the nation's most selective colleges were surveyed, 10 percent of admissions officers have checked out a hopeful student's social networking profile in order to make their decision. Here are some quick tips for putting your best virtual foot forward.

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Live and Learn in the Wilderness at the High Mountain Institute

Located just five miles west of Leadville, Colorado is the High Mountain Institute (HMI), a nonprofit educational institution where high school students enroll to improve their minds, skills, and character.

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Rulers and Rhythm Sticks for Public Schools

It may not be Christmas yet, but there's never a wrong time to spread the spirit of giving - especially when it comes to the gift of high-quality, impactful education. That's what drives DonorsChoose.org, an online charity that makes it easy to help schools and students in need.

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