Toddler and WWII Vet Are Best Friends, Will Melt Your Heart Into Goo

Emmett (toddler) and Erling (WWII Vet) bonded over a tomato patch. Now they're best friends who ride bikes, play croquet (omgomgomg), and race mowers. This is probably going to turn into a TV movie and I will watch it and cry every time I have a bad day. (Which is most days because I am a grumpy and disagreeable… » 7/10/14 11:40am Thursday 11:40am

Many Teen Girls Secretly Empathize with Slender Man Stabbers

The recent event in Waukesha, WI where two 12-year-old girls repeatedly stabbed a peer in order appease the mythical Slender Man had all the ingredients to send grownups into a good old fashioned "won't someone please think of the children?" freakout: violence, lost innocence, a dangerous internet element.… » 7/07/14 6:30pm Monday 6:30pm

Lego to Launch Female Scientist Series Following Gender Controversy

Lego has announced that it will launch science-themed play sets featuring female scientists and their lab tools. The series was chosen as the latest winner of Legos Ideas—in which people can submit and vote on proposals for play sets they'd like the toy company to sell—and comes on the heels of criticism surrounding… » 6/05/14 2:20pm 6/05/14 2:20pm

Generous Texas Man Pays Off Entire Elementary School's Lunch Debt

In a stunning act of generosity, Kenny Thompson — a father from Houston, Texas — has paid off the outstanding lunch debts of all of the children at a local elementary school where he mentors and tutors students. He was inspired to step up after reading about the school in Salt Lake City, Utah that recently garnered… » 2/07/14 6:00pm 2/07/14 6:00pm

WTF: Utah Elementary School Seizes Lunches from Indebted Kids

Today in What the Ever Loving Fuck: School officials at Uintah Elementary in Salt Lake City, Utah seized upwards of 40 students' cafeteria-issued lunches and threw them in the trash this Tuesday — all because the kids had unpaid balances on their lunch accounts. Yes, they punished children too young to have any real… » 1/30/14 12:00pm 1/30/14 12:00pm

Teen Boys Reek of Cologne and Teen Girls Can't Stand It

To all the high school aged boys out there reading Jezebel (a.k.a Michael Jennings in Akron, Ohio): It's time for you to lay off the scents. I know Axe and Old Spice are telling you that you have to lay it on thick to be cool and datable, but they are lying. These colognes do not make you more appealing. They actually… » 1/07/14 4:15pm 1/07/14 4:15pm

Bad-Ass 10-Year-Old Launches Petition for Disabled American Girl Doll

One of the biggest American Girl products these days isn't the historical dolls, or even the "My American Girl" just-like-me models. Nowadays, many kids beg for the Girl of the Year, limited-edition dolls like 2013's Saige, a painter and horseback rider "whose passions inspires action." » 12/30/13 6:30pm 12/30/13 6:30pm