Kara Wahlgren

Kara Wahlgren

Writer, editor, photographer.

Philly-area freelance writer specializing in health, fitness, nutrition, and personal finance. karawahlgren@gmail.com

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17 healthier article
Seventeen Magazine

10 Genius Hacks for Eating Healthier

No kale salads required.

17 suicide article
Seventeen Magazine

What You Need to Know if You Think a Friend is Considering Suicide

If someone is struggling, here's how you can help.

Hpv article
Seventeen Magazine

8 Things You Need to Know About HPV

It's not just genital warts.

Sexed article
Seventeen Magazine

13 Things You Probably Didn't Learn in Sex Ed

...but definitely need to know.

Every body article
Seventeen Magazine

17 Things Every Girl Needs to Know About Her Body

Stop obsessing about your so-called "flaws," for starters.

Adderall article
Seventeen Magazine

5 Most Dangerous Myths You've Heard About Adderall

No, it won't make you smarter.

17 neverput article
Seventeen Magazine

7 Things You Should Never, Ever Put in Your Vagina

Your vagina would like some personal space, thx. ​

Nips article
Seventeen Magazine

6 Things Your Nipples Are Trying to Tell You

If your nips are going rogue, here's what you need to know.

Yeast article
Seventeen Magazine

5 Signs You Have a Yeast Infection

…because if you know what you're dealing with, you can get relief ASAP.

17 commando article
Seventeen Magazine

The Dos and Don'ts of Going Commando

Going without underwear is comfy — but is it safe? ​

17 depression article
Seventeen Magazine

7 Things You Should NEVER Say to Someone With Depression

Here are some well-meaning phrases that can actually do more harm than good — and what you can say instead.

17 underwear article
Seventeen Magazine

6 Icky Underwear Mistakes You're Probably Making

The wrong pair can wreak havoc on your vaginal health. Here are a few bad habits that can cause problems.

17 ed article
Seventeen Magazine

10 Things You Should Never Say to a Friend with an Eating Disorder

Strike these phrases from your vocab —they can actually make your friend feel even worse.

Scale article
Seventeen Magazine

7 Reasons You Should Break Up With Your Scale

It's easy to get hung up on how much you weigh, but the scale really isn't the best tool to help gauge your progress.

Beautyprobs article
Seventeen Magazine

5 Annoying Beauty Problems That Could Be a Sign of Something More Serious

These symptoms may seem superficial, but here's why you shouldn't ignore them.