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American girl: imagine you're valedictorian, ranked first in your class of 820 seniors, with plans to become a heart surgeon. But as your friends stress about prom dates and college apps, the government is threatening to send you away from the only country you've ever known. That's what happened to Daniela Pelaez, 18, just two months ago. Jun 1, 2012 1471
The power of giving: at 12 years old, MaryMargaret O'Neill has inspired kids around the world to make a difference. Here, she shares how you can help, too. Dec 1, 2011 1075
The real "reality" of being a teen mom. Jul 29, 2011 1468
Sailin' away: sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland is your average All-American girl. Except that when she talked to us, she was well on her wag (literally) to being the youngest person ever to sail nonstop around the world on her own. Interview Jun 1, 2010 1161
True beauty. Feb 1, 2009 917
Cruel intentions: girls today bully as often as boys and even more so once they hit high school. Here are some of the troubling tales of their victims--and how to deal if you're being bullied. Feb 1, 2009 2170
Only skip deep: imagine if you weren't allowed to talk about your feelings. Ever. You could gossip, joke, discuss mundane things, like school assignments, but no feelings allowed! You'd probably explode, right? That's exactly how Chloe * felt ... before she began cutting herself. Feb 1, 2008 1696
With friends like that ... When Sophia *, 13, found herself emotionally trashed by her BFF, she had to wonder if Cassie * was really a "friend" after all. Oct 1, 2007 1207
All that glitters ... No question girls today are doing it all! Including cocaine unfortunately. Whether It's to get hogh, look cool or lose weight, one has to wonder why so many teens are willing to risk everything for a whiff of this dangerous--and deadly--drug. Oct 1, 2007 2523
Little girls lost: this summer, hundreds of thousands of girls will run away from home and become victims of horrific circumstances. Here's what you can do to be sure it doesn't happen to you or someone you know. Jun 1, 2007 1368
Dying to be thin: even though she was pretty and popular, Jennifer only saw fat and ugly when she looked in the mirror. She shares with us the devastation of struggling with anorexia. Feb 1, 2007 2192
What's your friendship groove? A great listener? The perfect play pal? Advice is your middle name? Take this quiz to peg your bonafide friendship personality! Oct 1, 2006 1303
Out of focus: Ann 16, never fit in at school and figured she was just not smart. But that changed after she was diagnosed and treated for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Now, nothing can keep this girl from reaching her goals. Personal account Aug 1, 2006 1406
Mouse trap: imagine you're on MySpace and meet a totally cool guy who says he's your age, lives nearby and has tons of things in common with you. Would you let him into your life--or remember that he's a complete stranger? Aug 1, 2006 1325
You've got the right? It might be hard to believe you have any rights at all when you can get totally grounded for something your little brother did. Brutal. But teens do have rights, and here are some you should know about. Aug 1, 2006 1565
I thought I was chatting with a teen ... Brittany had lots of friends on MySpace. One was Matt. But the "New Teen in Town" turned out to be someone who gave Brittany the shock of her life. Personal account Aug 1, 2006 801
Take that job--and love it! Jun 1, 2006 528
Playing the game of her life. Apr 1, 2006 1875
Stranger in my house: everyone has mood swings, but what if your mom's extreme moods went from crazy-happy to seriously depressed, all in the blink of an eye? Erica Poole, 16, tell us what it's like to not know who your mom is from one moment to the next. Feb 1, 2006 1456
What a wish! In all of Qyzra Walji's 13 years, very few of her wishes have been granted. So when the Make-A-Wish Foundation and GL got together to make this shining-star-of-a-girl s dream come true, Qyzra was more than ready for her close-up. Her lifelong goal? To be featured in GL so she could share her message of hope with you. Dec 1, 2005 1365
Tame thy temper: is your nickname "hothead"? Learn how to stay cool and still get your point across. Oct 1, 2005 568
Fostering love: Julia Kraus, 17, has never been lonely. How could she be, growing up with hundreds of brothers and sisters? Here is her inspiring story of sharing her home--and her parents!--with foster siblings. Oct 1, 2005 1240
Prescription for trouble: from middle schoolers lookin' for a buzz to high school students attempting to lose weight to college kids pulling all nighters, Ritalin abuse is rampant. But most girls don't know pills can be as dangerous as street drugs. Why are so many willing to take the risk? Here are the facts about this troubling trend. Oct 1, 2005 2359
The silent scream: Sari Grossman, now 16, is creative, funny and very smart. So smart, in fact, that it's hard to understand why she decided to cut her arms and legs on a daily basis. An inside look at the heartbreaking world of girls whose emotional pain has lead to torture themselves. Aug 1, 2005 1950
Love that bod! Do you have a case of bad bod-itude? Lost it ... by feeling beautiful from the inside out. Jun 1, 2005 1144
It only takes a smile: I just broke down--I was afraid I couldn't handle it. Column Jun 1, 2005 1483
Jamie Lynn 101: Jamie Lynn Spears is sweet, polite and the star of Nickelodeon's Zoey 101. And, yes, she wears shoes to the restroom. We watched her like a hawk. Cover Story Apr 1, 2005 2839
Your wackiest period mysteries--solved! Whether you've had your period or are playing the waiting game, you probably have a zillion questions. Well, hold on to your seats because we're about to pull the plug on all your confusion. Apr 1, 2005 2123
'I had my stomach stapled': at 18, Michelle weighed 312 pounds. Her life was in jeopardy. After many unsuccessful dieting attempts, Michelle took a drastic step to rid herself of her weight problem. Here, she shares the story of having her stomach cut to the size of an egg. Apr 1, 2005 1453
Her crowning achievement: can a small-town girl really make it big? That's exactly what happened to Shelley Hennig, 17. How one girl beat the odds--and honored the brother she lost ... Feb 1, 2005 767
About face: more and more teen girls are willing to do almost anything to look good, including going under the knife. But with all the possible dangers involved, both physical and emotional, is plastic surgery really such a smart move? Feb 1, 2005 2138
Brand new you! Your New Year's resolution is to tackle last year's resolutions? We've got the solutions! Dec 1, 2004 653
It's a wonderful life! Wanna make this not just a ho-hum new year but 12 magnificent months to remember? We aim to please. That's why we're giving you 20 wondrous ways to have the best year ever.... Dec 1, 2004 1372
The fight of her life: it's easy to fall into the self-pity trap when you feel sick. But that's not what Caroline Rowley, 15, did when she found out she has diabetes. Here's her awe-inspiring story of how she decided to do something about finding a cure for an illness that affects millions. Dec 1, 2004 1116
Is she guilty of being a bad bud? New school year. New friendship potential! But face it--not every girl you meet is real--pal material. If you want to avoid bummer buds, it pays to be choosy when making new friends. Here's a little direction on how to line up your best friendships ever! Oct 1, 2004 901
How well are your 'rents tuned in to you? Aaah, parents. Sometimes, they read you so well that it almost seems like they've got magical powers. But other times, you wonder if they can even remember your name! This quiz should clue you in to just how much in touch your parents really are! Oct 1, 2004 1639
Wasted lives: the truth about teen girls and drinking: girls are proving they're equal to boys in oh-so-many ways. But does that have to include how much they drink? Sadly, girls are now drinking as much--or more--than boys. While "partying" can mean just hangin' with your crew, it often means drinking. Here are some sobering stats--and stories--about teens and alcohol. Oct 1, 2004 2733
'I was on a reality show': when Liza and her family got picked to be on National Geographic's Worlds Apart, they were rarin' to go: But it didn't take long for Liza, 17, to discover that reality TV just isn't quite as real as she had thought. Oct 1, 2004 1492
Peyton List: GL's 10th anniversary August cover girl. Interview Aug 1, 2004 322
The perfect girl: even though she was super-smart, outgoing and athletic, Kathryn, 17, hated herself for not being perfect. Here's the heart-wrenching story of how bulimia almost destroyed her. Aug 1, 2004 1625
How GL changed my life! Aug 1, 2004 1285
Roller coaster of love: the truth about breaking up and making up every five minutes. Jun 1, 2004 667
Never have an awkward summer sitch again! Jun 1, 2004 1430
Losing everything: all of her life, Kayla, 15, had a place to call home. But last year, her world totally changed when her family lost everything in a violent storm. Jun 1, 2004 1073
The secret life of an overweight teenager. Apr 1, 2004 998
Losing my dad: none of my friends could understand what I was going through. Feb 1, 2004 1025
Go from whiner to winner. (Life). Aug 1, 2003 733
Have it your way. (Life). Apr 1, 2003 678
The fear factor. Apr 1, 2003 1636
When she's the star... (Friends). Dec 1, 2002 816
Crushed on the uncrushable. (Guys). Oct 1, 2002 602
What almost dying taught me about living. Oct 1, 2002 1221
Get over it already! It's a done deal. So why are you still dwelling on that dude? (GL Guys). Brief Article Aug 1, 2002 624
Homeward Bound: true story. Aug 1, 2002 1579

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