Tracking the Life of Young Sally Draper, TV's Best Teenager

Sally Draper is almost nine years old in season three of Mad Men. During the episode "The Fog," after a bloody school fight in which Sally (Kiernan Shipka) pushed a classmate's face into a drinking fountain, parents Don and Betty are called into her class to discuss her increasingly bad behavior. The cause is… » 3/30/15 2:10pm 3/30/15 2:10pm

Thrilling True-Life Tales of Teenage Petty Theft

In 2009, a 25-liter tank of bull semen, embryos, and liquid nitrogen went missing from a farm in Canada. In 2011, another tank of bull semen (worth $110,000!) was stolen, this time from an Ohio outfit called Genetic Connections. In 2013, 200 bottles of Pappy Van Winkle were stolen from their distillery in Frankfort,… » 12/12/14 9:00am 12/12/14 9:00am

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

Popular Teens Are Victims of Bullying, Too

It seems like a stupid April Fool's headline, but a recent study has actually found that teens who are in with the in-crowd are "unnoticed victims of school-based aggression." As they work their way up high school's social ladder and increase their status, kids' chances of being bullied increases by more than 25… » 4/01/14 11:40am 4/01/14 11:40am

Teens Are Having a Racist Meltdown Over Lorde's 'Ugly' Boyfriend

Holy shit, something's wrong with the teens. The teens have gone mad. After Kiwi chanteuse Lorde apparently said (to someone, somewhere—I literally can't find any sources on it besides teens on Twitter) that Justin Bieber and the members of One Direction are "ugly," wounded superfans began firing back with a barrage… » 12/09/13 5:15pm 12/09/13 5:15pm

Why Teenage Brains Are Different From Everyone Else's

Being a teenager is as infuriating as it is amazing. Caught between childhood and adulthood, adolescents often have fully developed bodies, but their brains are still under construction. Here's what neuroscience is learning about the remarkable teenage brain, and how it affects behavior. » 12/02/13 9:30pm 12/02/13 9:30pm

The Horror of Coming of Age: Films Subverting the Teen Girl Experience

Growing up can be a bit of a bloodbath for everyone, regardless of gender. And when it comes to how the actual gory details of the process are portrayed on film, young female characters don't often get the same freedom to explore the dark side of the process that young men do, unless you happen to be watching a… » 10/15/13 6:45pm 10/15/13 6:45pm