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Straight Talk: Girl has eating disorder; friend wants to help

Dear Straight Talk: A girl from my senior class has a severe eating disorder. She looks skeletal and girls have heard her vomiting in the bathroom. I've talked to her, but she does ...

Young people share views on proposed cigarette tax

Dear Straight Talk: I’m following the ballot proposition to add a $1 tax to a pack of cigarettes purchased in California. The tax will be used for researching tobacco-related ...

Straight Talk TNT: Teens 'n' Twenties

Dear Straight Talk: I am 14 and bisexual. I’ve told only my four closest friends. They love and support me, and one of them is bisexual also. I’m not sure if I should t ...

Straight Talk TNT: Mom worried about pressure-cooker high schools

Dear Straight Talk: Sometimes I think our schools have gone crazy. We expect our kids to get a 4.6 GPA, letter in sports, run student government, play in the orchestra, and after ...

Straight Talk TNT: Take caution with what you post

Dear Straight Talk: When are kids going to learn that anything posted on the Internet is potentially exposed to the world? As a hiring manager, I am floored by the number of applic ...

Straight Talk TNT: Former cutter now worried about his scars

Dear Straight Talk: I’m 18, heading to college, happy to leave high school behind and become my own person. The trouble is I have scars on my arms from cutting when I was younge ...

Straight Talk TNT: Where does everyone stand on use of f-bomb?

Dear Straight Talk: People in their teens and twenties are telling me that the f-word is used everywhere, on TV, in everyday life, by all ages, including parents around their young ...

Straight Talk TNT: Harry Potter — a hero in a hero-less world

Dear Straight Talk: Harry Potter was such a sensation for so many young people who grew up on the books and then the movies. I would love to hear what Harry Potter meant to them, a ...

Straight Talk TNT: Teen’s love is tested

Dear Straight Talk: Please help. I am 17. My girlfriend, “Tina,” is 15. Her mom is really strict and thinks I just want to take advantage of Tina (which I don’t). Last night ...

Straight Talk TNT: Brother watching porn in front of younger sister

Dear Straight Talk: I’m 15. I share a room with my 17-year-old brother because our mom can only afford two bedrooms. We have a computer in our room and I’ve noticed him lookin ...