It's tough being a teen. Check out dating expert Shallon Lester's tips for high school and middle school students in these Howcast videos.
Dubbed "Carrie Bradshaw 2.0" by Cosmopolitan magazine, Shallon Lester is a two-time published author, dating expert and reality star. In 2008 she co-authored "Hot Mess: Summer in the City" with Julie Kraut; she currently writes for Glamour magazine and the TV show Gossip Girl. Her new novel "Exes and Ohs: A Downtown Girl's (Mostly Awkward) Tales of Love, Revenge and a Little Facebook Stalking" details her life as a single girl in Manhattan, a la Chelsea Handler but, as her publisher puts it, "better written and fueled by Veuve Cliquot instead of Grey Goose." She lives in New York and Newport Beach, CA. She is fluent in French, Italian and sexting.