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Because you don't have to go through the pains of growing up all alone.
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After getting ridiculed for her appearance, this teen gets a free surgery to pin her ears back. Just right or too much?
In this CNN feature, a 14-year-old teen girl undergoes plastic surgery to pin back her ears. Nadia Ilse from Georgia had long suffered being called "Dumbo" because of her "elephant ears." She was tired of being bullied and begged her mother for ...
 
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Although the media makes it look cool, teenage pregnancy is never an easy journey.
It seems to be the hippest accessory in Hollywood: the Baby Bump. It doesn’t matter if you're not married or if you're very  young. Didn't everyone just adore Juno MacGuff? And while the world was shocked at first, isn't everyone curious about ...
 
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The Harry Potter star is saying bye-bye Brown and hello to a new uni. Are you moving to a new school, too?
It has been reported that Emma Watson is leaving Brown University and contrary to rumors of bullying, she has chosen to pursue a course that is currently not offered in the University. It wasn't disclosed which school she's transferring to but her ...
 
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Demi becomes a guest editor and speaks up about the struggles that a lot of young women are facing right now.
Demi Lovato teams up with Seventeen to declare that "love is louder than the pressure to be perfect." There is a lot of pressure for teens like you to be a certain way: "look right, be smart, be thin, talented, and popular." ...
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PRIMO.

First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.

The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.

There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.

Bea Alamis A day ago
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