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 been… » 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

Attention, Parents: You Are Not Allowed to Make 'Sleepunders' a Thing

Sleepovers are a pretty big part of growing up. They give you an opportunity to socialize, eat pizza and learn to navigate the manipulative cruelty of the real world where someone could dip your hand in warm water to make you pee at literally ANY TIME. But some jerkball parents are coming around to ruin all of that… » 12/18/13 6:15pm 12/18/13 6:15pm

All Your High School Friends Were Chosen by Your Classroom Assignments

The movies lied to us! It's not totally jocks vs. nerds when it comes to picking friends in school, your besties are most likely just the kids you sit near in class. According to a national study of 3,000 students at 78 high schools across the United States, found that the courses students take have a profound effect… » 11/19/13 1:00pm 11/19/13 1:00pm