Posts tagged "teenagers"

Mommie Dearest: NYC Failed On Its Teen Pregnancy Campaign

New York City’s Human Resources Administration (HRA) has recently launched a new ad campaign aimed at teen pregnancy that has caused quite a stir — and rightfully so. The campaign employs some of the most shameful tactics I have ever seen in the name of preventing teen pregnancy. These offensive ads (pictured after the jump)…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / March 20, 2013

Asian Teenagers Are Wearing Trendy Fake Braces

Asia is kind of notorious for its long-standing monopoly on bizarre "trends," from bagel heads and tentacle porn to ANIMATRONIC CAT EAR HEADBANDS THAT MOVE WITH YOUR EMOTIONS. Sorry, I am a little stoked on that one (see also: cat cafes). So, as mind-bendingly strange as many of them are (so, so, so strange), I…

By: Rachel Krause / January 3, 2013

Pediatricians Urged To Discuss, Prescribe Emergency Contraception To Teens

Pediatricians should discuss emergency contraception with their teenaged patients and even write advance prescriptions, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended earlier this week. The morning-after pill should be taken 120 hours after unprotected sex, but is more effective the sooner it is taken. If taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, Plan B is almost…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2012

Some NYC Schools Administer Birth Control, Morning-After Pill To Students — So What?

Earlier this week, The New York Post dropped the "exclusive" that nurses at 13 New York City public schools can dispense the morning-after pill and provide oral and injectable birth control, like Depo Provera and the Pill — "without parents' permission."…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 26, 2012

Porno ‘Boot Camp’ Helps Teens Tackle Addiction

Know a teen who's hooked on porn? The Oxbow Academy, a boot-camp style facility in Utah, is treating teenagers with pornography addictions by using holistic therapy, banning phones, and insisting on lie detector tests, the Daily Mirror reports. Dubbed the Porn School, Oxbow charges heavily—nearly $9,000 a month—but is trying to tackle a problem that increasingly afflict…

By: Newser / June 22, 2012

Pink Hair Victory: Sixth Grader’s Suspension Overruled!

When Brianna Moore, a 6th grader at Shue-Medill Middle School in Delaware, raised her grades enough to make honor roll for the first time, her parents let her dye her hair pink as a reward. The next day she was kicked out of school and faced with a choice: bleach her hair, take classes via…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 22, 2012

Why It Scares Me That Even Kate Beckinsale Is An Embarrassment To Her Teen

My parents are cool. Very cool. In fact, in some ways, they are cooler than I am. They know they all the hot restaurants in New York City, and they’ve been to every new play. They stay out late at jazz clubs, and put together ensembles with the ease of stylists. Their apartment looks like…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / March 20, 2012

How To Talk To Teenage Girls

My senior year of college I mentored a group of teen girls at an alternative high school outside of Portland, and it was one of the most powerful and moving experiences I've ever had. Not only did I meet my best friend in the process (she was my co-mentor), I saw what an amazing impact…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 13, 2012

OMG, Teen Sexting Is, Like, So Not Cool

Sexting is, like, so not cool. Only one percent of kids age 10 to 17 have shared naked pics of themselves, according to new data released today in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers on the APA study disputed a commonly cited piece of data which said that one in five — or 20 percent — of kids age…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2011

Teen Masturbation Study Shows Boys Start Earlier And Jerk Off More

Teen boys masturbate more than teen girls and start touching themselves at younger ages, according to a new study of 800 teens by National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior. You're shocked, right?

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2011

Poll: What’s The Right Age To Start Dating?

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By: Ami Angelowicz / August 28, 2010

Teen Made To Babysit For Free As Punishment

I only got in serious trouble once when I was a teen -- I was a well-behaved dork, what can I say? I had been stealing change from a bowl of coins my dad had been saving and, once discovered, he made me collect signatures for some sort of political petition in exchange for not…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 23, 2010

Library Pressured To Remove Book About Gay Teens From Shelves

Do you know what is terrible for teenagers to read about? Homosexuality. They might get ideas! It's a good thing Glenn Beck's group, The 9.12 Project, (as in, after 9/11) is on the case. The 9.12 Project has pressured a New Jersey public library into considering removing all copies of Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 4, 2010

Poll: How Young Is Too Young For Botox?

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By: Susannah Breslin / July 12, 2010

Teen Werewolf Gangs Running Wild At Texas High School

Ah, teenagers. One day they're drinking vodka through their eyeballs. The next day they're sexting each other to death. Now, teen werewolves are marauding through a high school in San Antonio, Texas. They like to chill out near the mall under a full moon, hang fake "wolf" tails from their bottoms and rock freaky contact…

By: Susannah Breslin / May 24, 2010

Move Over Kid Fashion Bloggers, Teen Designers Are Taking Over

Apparently, most of us are already past our prime, having missed the opportunity for great career success because we're over the age of 18. Is it just us, or does it seem like every other day we're hearing about some new wonder child scoring a record deal, publishing a book, becoming insta-famous as blog or…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 20, 2010

Axe Body Spray’s Biggest Customers Are Tweenage Boys?

The typical Axe Body Spray man isn't a man at all, apparently. The New York Times reports that more and more, it's tweenagers and teens—boys who might not even have any underarm hair—who are buying the super manly fragrance products. Says one mother, whose children stock their bathroom with exfoliators, shaving creams, and body washes:…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 1, 2010

16-Year-Old Attempts To Sail Solo Around The World

Jessica Watson, 16, is an Australian sailor who is attempting to set a world record by being the youngest person to ever sail around the world solo. The Queensland resident left Sydney on October 18. From there, she will travel from Australia to New Zealand, Fiji to Kiribati, Chile to South Africa, and then back…

By: Susannah Breslin / December 4, 2009

Does Sexting Lead To Teen Car Crashes?

Did you guys know that water is wet? Yep, it's true. Also, sexting is really popular with teens, according to an Associated Press and MTV poll. But really, there are some surprising findings here. A quarter of youngins have sent a salacious photo or video to another's phone, and experts think sexting is related to…

By: Jessica Goldberg / December 3, 2009
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