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Demi Lovato talks ‘Mean Stinks’ and bullying Shine

Pop idol and anti-bullying advocate Demi Lovato is the 'Mean Stinks' campaign’s new ambassador. She spoke to The Mash about her personal experience with being bullied and why it means so much to her to be a spokesperson for the anti-bullying campaign from Secret

October 25, 2012

Life diet: Whine-free, no complaining for a week
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October 25, 2012

Can a serial complainer go a whole week without complaining? Ellie Papadakis of Elk Grove takes the life diet challenge and tries to change her complaining ways.

Katy Perry performs with 11-year-old girl for autism benefit
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October 18, 2012

Katy Perry performs with 11-year-old Jodi DiPiazza at the Oct. 21 "Night of Too Many Stars" benefit for autism programs.

Breakfast recipe: Pancake in an orange
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October 18, 2012

Do something different with pancakes by cooking them inside of an orange peel!

Book review: ‘Skinny’ by Donna Cooner
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October 11, 2012

A review of Donna Cooner's novel "Skinny" by Sara Biru of Lincoln Park High School.

What is selective mutism?
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October 4, 2012

Esther Hess, a developmental psychologist and executive director of Center for the Developing Mind, talks to The Mash about selective mutism and its impact on teens.

Living with selective mutism in high school
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October 4, 2012

A high school student talks about living with selective mutism and how he's trying to overcome it.

Teach for the Stars: Test Preppin’ with Oswego’s Karen ‘Ferg$’ Ferguson
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September 27, 2012

Oswego English teacher Karen Ferguson is The Mash's pick for September 2012's 'Teach for the Stars.'