teens

Straight Talk: How to shine through popular sibling's shadow

Dear Straight Talk: I love my little sister but I hate being around her. We are complete opposites and she has everything I have — plus looks, friends, and sports and musical tal ...

Straight Talk: Teens consider smoking dope

Dear Straight Talk: I’m 14 and friends of mine (I’ll call them Janine and Claire), go to Mexico a lot with Janine’s family where they hook up with older people and get drunk. ...

Straight Talk: Texting while driving unsafe

Dear Straight Talk: My son is 17. Starting July 1, he will be banned from using a cell phone while driving until he is 18. Today he informed me that he won’t talk on his cell a ...

Summer jobs scarce for Lincoln teens

Lincoln teenagers planning to scoop ice cream or serve pizzas for summer cash are finding the competition a little bit tight – and older. Mariah Holder, 17, spent a recent after ...

Cutting is an addiction that requires help

Dear Straight Talk: I've been cutting since I was 16. I do it every time I'm mad or depressed. Once I see the blood, I feel like everything is going to be OK. It's something I've g ...

Consequences of sexual intercourse affect everyone

Dear Straight Talk: Are you aware of the dual standard in your advice to No name please? You talked about how easy it is for guys to run from a pregnancy, then, in the next lin ...