Posts tagged "teens"

Look At This Douchebag (In Training): The Anonymous Author Of Steps To Becoming A Douchebag

The douchebag pictured above is not the actual author, just a fairly reasonable represenation. …

By: Megan Reynolds / May 5, 2015

Ohio School Photoshops The Word ‘Feminist’ Off Of A Girl’s Shirt, Calls It ‘Offensive’

Middle school student and my new bff Sophie Thomas of Clermont Northeastern Middles School in Batavia, Ohio wore a shirt to photo day that said FEMINIST in glaring white letters – which the school then decided to totally wipe out in post.

Do I still have to live in a country where the…

By: Katrin Higher / April 19, 2015

Russian Teens’ Winnie The Pooh-Themed Twerk Routine Causes Big Trouble In Russia

The dance studio is charged with negligence and perverted deeds …

By: Megan Reynolds / April 14, 2015

That Bomb-Ass Dancer From The Missy Elliot Videos Has Still Got It

Here’s the little girl from the Missy Elliot videos all grown up and still puttin’ in work on the dance floor. Reminisce on how eerily talented Alyson Stoner was here, and then check out her moves, which are still fly as hell, above. [h/t Jezebel]…

By: Megan Reynolds / February 14, 2015

Florida Teen Poses As OB-GYN For Like, A Month, Fools Almost Everyone

Today, in things that worry me greatly: A teen in West Palm Beach, FL, has been apprehended by police after “playing doctor” inside a real, live hospital. Dressed in a white doctor’s coat and with a stethoscope around his neck, the teen wandered the halls of St. Mary’s Medical Center, playing doctor and thankfully, not…

By: Megan Reynolds / January 20, 2015

Alabama Teen Receives Death Threats For Posting Smiley Selfie At Auschwitz

Selfies strike again.

Breanna Mitchell, 18, of Roanake, Alabama, graduated from high school this year. In June, she celebrated this milestone by traveling to Europe with her grandmother and visiting Poland. Like many teens, Breanna documented her trip on social media. Sounds like a great story so far, right? The ugh moment i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 25, 2014

Today In Terribleness: Teenager’s Tragic Caffeine Overdose Has Me Totally Freaked Out

An autopsy has found that an Ohio teenager who mysteriously collapsed a few weeks ago died of a caffeine overdose. Logan Stiner, an 18-year-old Prom King who was set to graduate a few days later, was found lying on the floor of his family’s home on May 27. His brother found him (the stuff of…

By: Claire Hannum / July 2, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Teen Takes His Great-Grandma To Prom

I want to think 19-year-old Austin Dennison, a church-going Eagle Scout who plays football, baseball, and basketball and performs in the school band, is a little goody-two-shoes. But I just can’t, because Austin is adorable. He called up his great-grandma “DD” — Delores Dennison — and asked her to be his prom date. Delores i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 2, 2014

Teens Discover The Real Danger Of Selfies: Lice

What’s the true danger of teen selfie-snapping? Not that they’ll be embarrassed of their online footprint later in life. Not that they might take a risqué picture that falls in the wrong hands. The more immediate consequence of taking regular selfies is an increased change of getting lice. Yes, lice. …

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 25, 2014

Holiday Nightmare: A Mob Of Crazed Teens Storm A Shopping Mall

I don’t know what your idea of a holiday nightmare is — maybe, wrestling your way through a Black Friday crowd at WalMart? — but mine is a mob of feral teenagers storming a mall. Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Brooklyn was forced to close its doors on Thursday when 400 teenagers showed up to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 28, 2013

Teen Girl Commits Suicide After Her Parents Wouldn’t Let Her Log Onto Facebook

Teenagers are known for having … shall we say, dramatic … reactions to things they don’t like. But this story is beyond tragic: a 17-year-old girl in India committed suicide after her parents would not let her log onto Facebook. The college sophomore’s parents chided her for spending too much time online and talking o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 29, 2013

Annapolis High School Bans Twerking, Grinding, & Everything Else Fun That Happens At School Dances

Gone are the days when a nun rushes between you and your date at a school dance, reminding you to leave six inches for the baby Jesus. Now schools are just straight-up banning “provocative dance movements” like grinding and twerking … meaning a lot of teens don’t have any sweet moves anymore. …

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 24, 2013

Study: 1 In 10 Teens Has Committed Sexual Violence

Almost 10 percent American young adults between ages 14 and 21 admitted to committing sexual violence at least once, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. We’ve still got a long way to go, everyone. [Los Angeles Times]
Melona Clark, a student at Hampton University in Virginia, carries a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2013

Some Good News For A Change: Teen Birth Rate Hits Historic Low

Hooray! Not everything concerning teenagers and sexuality is terrible: The birth rate for teenagers in the United States hit a historic low in 2012, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even though the overall birth rate for all American women stayed…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2013

Lawsuit: 15-Year-Old Girl Kicked Out Of Summer Camp For Kissing Boy

A family filed a lawsuit yesterday against Camp Emerson, in Hinsdale, Massachusetts, because their 15-year-old daughter was kicked out of summer camp for kissing a boy. The suit, which refers to the Westport, Connecticut, teenager as “Jane Doe,” said she met the boy on something called “court time” when girls and boys play basketball together…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 31, 2013

A Transgender Teen Couple Make The Transition Together

Growing up, transgender teenager Katie Hill knew she should have been born a girl, not a boy. At 18, she transitioned from her male body to a female form. Her boyfriend, Arin Andrews, also knew he’d been born in the wrong body — but in his case, he identified as male, not with his female-born body.

By: Julie Gerstein / July 24, 2013

American Teens Are Slightly Less Pregnant Than In Years Past

Good news! Refusing to teach hormone-addled adolescents about how their bodies work and restricting them from contraceptive choices actually works!

Just kidding. No, it still doesn’t. But the teen birth rate in the United States has dropped to record lows.

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 12, 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

New Documentary Focuses On The Perils Of Being A Transgender Teen

Allie is 17 and from Stuttgart, Arkansas. She’s a regular teenager in many ways — worried about what other kids in school think of her and excited about college. But she’s also transgender, and that’s made her life more difficult and challenging than most of us could imagine. “I realized I was meant to be…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 19, 2012

The Good, The Bad & The WTF: The Teen Choice Awards

Guys, there are so many teens. So many teens that attended this year’s Teen Choice Awards. I’m not really sure what the point of the Teen Choice Awards is, other than to confer praise and accolades from the teen public onto teens they really like and admire. Either way, the teens in attendance at the…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 23, 2012
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