Is the Teenage Summer Job a Thing of the Past?

Fewer and fewer teens are slogging away at summer jobs these days, according to data compiled by the Brookings Institution. That means fewer teens smoking covert cigarettes on loading docks; fewer teens losing their virginities behind terrestrial neon pirate ships; fewer teens weeping over McFlurries in their Honda… » 7/16/14 12:30pm 7/16/14 12:30pm

Insufferable Teen Vine Star Blames AIDS on 'Fags'

Nash Grier, a teenage Vine star who earlier this year made a mockery of your film studies degree by inking a movie deal, has offered a tepid apology for posting a video to the web wherein he blamed the spread of AIDS on "fags." Color me surprised that a kid whose art is characterized by hacky jokes about women and… » 7/08/14 11:30am 7/08/14 11:30am

​13-Year-Old Becomes Youngest Girl to Scale Mount Everest

The Times of India has reported that Sunday morning, Malavath Purna, a 13-year-old girl from Andhra Pradesh in India became the youngest woman to climb Mount Everest after a 52-day expedition. Led by ten Nepalese guides, Purna and another student, 16-year-old Anand Kumar, ascended the 29,029-foot peak from the… » 5/26/14 1:35pm 5/26/14 1:35pm

High School Teacher Targeted in Gross Upskirt Photo Competition

Six students have been expelled and six more suspended after administrators at a Bay area Catholic high school discovered the boys had been taking upskirt photos and videos of their teachers. The photos were part of a long-running "competition" between boys at the all-male Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo,… » 5/16/14 2:40pm 5/16/14 2:40pm

High School's 'Prom Draft' Under Scrutiny for Being a Sexist Creepshow

Corona Del Mar High School in Orange County, California, has a longstanding tradition called the "prom draft," in which senior boys draw numbers to choose dates from a pool of available girls. Boys also have the opportunity to pay "as much as $140" for a first-round pick, in hopes of "getting" the girl they "want."… » 5/07/14 4:30pm 5/07/14 4:30pm

Teenager Proffers Way to Save U.S. Gov't $400+ million

14-year-old Suvir Mirchandani used his science fair project to study ink use in typefaces and came up with the amazing above estimation the US Government could save if they switched from Times New Roman to Garamond typeface in all official documents. But, that was last year's science fair project that's just getting… » 3/29/14 5:00pm 3/29/14 5:00pm

Mom Tries to Teach Adorable Little Girl About the Dangers of Cookies

There are so many things about being a parent we just take for granted. Like it's got to be easy to teach your kids that they can't talk to strangers, right? Seems like a no-brainer! But nope. Kids have their own ideas about everything and this little girl proves just how hard moms and dads have to work to teach them… » 3/13/14 10:35pm 3/13/14 10:35pm

Parents Hope Their Sons Are Geniuses and Their Daughters Aren't Fat

Another reason to feel bad for today's little girls: one day, the straight ones will grow up to face a dating selection consisting of doted upon nightmare boys raised by parents who used the power of the internet to validate their sneaking suspicion that their lil' All Star might be a genius. Meanwhile, the girls'… » 1/22/14 4:45pm 1/22/14 4:45pm

Sexting Is the Panic du Jour, but Are Teens Really Having More Sex?

If there's one thing grown-ups know about kids, it's AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD WHAT ARE THE KIDS DOING I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT KIIIIIIIIIIDS!!!!!!!!! When media sensationalism meets natural parental anxiety, we get terrifying trend pieces about how sexting is turning middle school into an… » 1/06/14 3:45pm 1/06/14 3:45pm

Hilarious 8-Year-Old Writes an Epic Amazon Review

I'm kind of lukewarm on the "wacky Amazon review" school of comedy at this point—the first umpteen iterations were amusing, but after so much manufactured wackiness you start to crave some genuine wackiness, you know? That's why I can't stop reading this Amazon review of Ramona Quimby, Age 8, which appears to have… » 1/06/14 3:30pm 1/06/14 3:30pm

Now You Can Rent Expensive Clothes for Your Child to Sneeze All Over

I've worked with lots of kids and the one thing I've never thought as a child gleefully threw sand at my face and then wiped their entire face on their shirt was "damn, I wish that kid was wearing Stella McCartney right now." Don't get me wrong, kids look adorable in tuxedos and party gowns, but I don't know if they… » 1/04/14 4:30pm 1/04/14 4:30pm

Awesome High School Students Stage Sit-In to Support Gay Vice Principal

When students at Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, WA found out that their vice principal was being fired for marrying his same-sex partner, they rallied. Students walked out of class yesterday in protest, and today administrators cancelled school because of "snow." LOL, okay. » 12/20/13 7:45pm 12/20/13 7:45pm