Posts tagged "teens"

Check This Out: We Are Photogirls

After school was never this cool for us: We Are Photogirls, a London-based creative institute for teenage girls, shows youngsters everything they'd ever want to know about fashion photography, from styling and makeup to technical details and art direction. Students end up learning life skills through workshops, shooting a "Mutual-Respect Calendar" between teen boys and…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 10, 2009

If Teens Can’t Afford Marc Jacobs’ New Pop-y “Budget-Friendly” Line, Will We Buy It Instead?

Teen Vogue got the scoop on the latest from Marc Jacobs: Everybody's favorite desginer is launching a moderately priced bridge collection in August called "Don't Miss The Marc." The small line includes some solid pieces like pleated denim skirts, three-button blazers, and some loud (but '80s-trendy) t-shirts. The rest of the goods look to be…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 8, 2009

Stylish Teens We’re Jealous Of (& Ones We Could Do Without)

Ahh...to be young again. Not that we're old here at The Frisky, but recently we've been wishing we were back in high school, and it has nothing to do with the wars between the popular kids, acne, or peer pressure. Rather, now more than ever, teens are making headlines for being awesome. While we were…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 7, 2009

Is This The New 15?

Is this what 15 looks like these days? The other day, I came across this post on Fashion Copious, one of my favorite fashion blogs. It was titled: "The Lips! & The Sphere Of Her Stomach." Its subject is Lindsay Wixson, a bee-stung-lipped, baby-faced, up-and-coming model who could be the Next Big Thing. She's 5'10"…

By: Susannah Breslin / June 16, 2009

Prepping For Bravo’s NYC Prep

Slated to premiere later this month, Bravo's "NYC Prep" is already stirring up drama off the airwaves. And modeled as a reality "Gossip Girl," it's easy to see why—the preview episode checks off just about every controversy box, from underage drinking caught on camera to bitchy admissions about wealth and sex. Just how long did…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 5, 2009

Teen Sex Trend: Blow Jobs Are The New Goodnight Kiss!

  Parents! Lock your teenagers in their rooms! Especially the girls! "Good Morning America" has discovered that blow jobs are the new goodnight kiss! All across the country, teenagers are giving head and having sex parties! It's not just the Catholic high schoolers (who are having anal sex in order to maintain their chastity) we…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 29, 2009

Hugging “Epidemic” So Out Of Control, Some Schools Are Banning It

The country is up in arms over teenagers shamelessly groping each other, or, as some like to call it, “hugging.” The New York Times reported today that hugging is the new teenage greeting of choice. “The high-five is, like, boring,” says Katie Dea, an eighth grader in San Francisco. Hence, the hug. "There is the…

By: Blaire Briody / May 28, 2009

Notes To Our Younger Selves

Last week, The Guardian published a heartfelt letter that writer Stephen Fry had penned to his 16-year-old self in which he wrote : "Tears splash on to my keyboard now. I am perhaps happier now than I have ever been and yet I cannot but recognize that I would trade all that I am to…

By: Wendy Atterberry / May 6, 2009

Teen Domestic Violence On The Rise

It seems Judy McGuire's fantastic piece, "Girl Talk: How To Avoid Dating An Abusive Freak," was eeirily and unfortunately timely. The New York Times reports that due to a rise in teen domestic violence, many states are instituting programs designed to educate young people about the signs of abuse and the dangers those in abusive…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 4, 2009

Doin’ The Butt: Anal Sex On The Rise Among Teens

Anal sex is on the rise amongst teenagers. Not so coincidentally, so are STDs, specifically HIV/AIDS, among 13-29 year-olds. According to ABC News, teens just don’t find sex and its kinks as taboo as previous generations -- which we suppose is sort of good news. It's important for teenagers to have a healthy relationship with…

By: Simcha / December 11, 2008

Get Up And Do Something

Any physical activity is good activity is the message behind the federal guidelines for physical activity, which the Department of Health and Human Services released this month. The core guideline is that Americans should get at least 150 minutes of moderately intense activity per week, but that doesn't mean you have to spend that time…

By: Annika Harris / October 27, 2008

No Plan B: Teen Girls Don’t Know About Emergency Contraception

Some sex-ed teachers don't seem to be doing their jobs very well, especially when it comes to teaching young women about emergency contraception. According to a small study of 30 English-speaking black girls between 15 and 19 years old, 94 percent of those who are sexually active said they had at least heard of the…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 11, 2008

Biology Causes Teen Girls To Act Like Sobbing Nut Jobs At Jonas Brothers’ Concerts

The current issue of Rolling Stone features the Hotness Award-nominated band the Jonas Brothers. I was a nanny for an 8-year old not too long ago and while she introduced me to the magical world of Miley Cyrus, I have never been able to like the Jonas Brothers because she sang that song "Year 3000"…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 30, 2008

Tweens And Teens Victims Of Dating Abuse

The sad, sad results of a national survey showed that about 3 percent of girls between 12 and 17 said they had been the victim of dating violence, which includes physical abuse, sexual assault, and being threatened with a weapon. In the same age group, 0.6 percent of boys said they'd been a victim. According…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 23, 2008

Juno Lied: Pregnancy Tests Aren’t Plan B, People

Storytime! Over at Feministing's newly relaunched site, a teenage user on their new community board recounts a story of trying to buy a pregnancy test with her best friend at a drug store and being refused because of her age. When the teen presents the fact that she legally has the right to buy a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 11, 2008

Cliques Determine How Teenage Girls Think About Weight

According to a new study published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, the peer groups teenage girls identify with influences how they think about weight. Among the group of 236 girls between 13 and 18 who were surveyed, those who identified with athletic peers, aka jocks, weren't very concerned about their weight; burnouts believed…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 1, 2008

Prom Crosses The Pond

Here’s a switch: there’s an American teen invasion in Britain. High schoolers in the U.K. who see movies like Napoleon Dynamite and Mean Girls want proms of their very own. Over the past few years Hummer limos, tuxedo rentals, and candy-colored ball gowns have been selling/renting like hot cakes across the country. Really, of all…

By: Simcha / June 18, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Diabetes And Pregnancy, Having What You Want, And Teens And Sex Ed

More women are entering their reproductive years with diabetes, and pre-existing diabetes is more likely to lead to miscarriages, stillbirths, and babies with birth defects due to elevated blood sugar during the first trimester. Amelia, this means you need to lay off the leftover Peeps. [Ivanhoe] Research published in Psychological Science suggests that people who…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 29, 2008

Kids Who Have Sex Young Don’t Use Much Contraception

We could never figure out why Jamie Lynn Spears didn't just go on birth control when she decided to start having sex. Yes, it's totally possible that she was on the pill and didn't take as directed -- eight out of 100 women will get pregnant each year if they don't follow the instructions --…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 10, 2008

STD Prevention Factoid!

Drinking a cap-full of bleach will not stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. It will, however, turn your insides into mulch. Guess they didn't teach teens in Florida that in abstinence education class. [ABC Action News]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2008