Topic: Teens

The Daily WTF: Teens Now Chugging Hand Sanitizer To Get Drunk, Maybe We Should Just Buy Them Some Beer

The Daily WTF: Teens Now Chugging Hand Sanitizer To Get Drunk, Maybe We Should Just Buy Them Some Beer

In the coming battle that will constitute the Teen-pocalypse, there are many things working against us over-18s: we’re bad at skateboarding, we’re clumsy with social media, and we’re simply not as balls out when it comes to hand-to-hand combat. But there’s one thing those crazy kids have yet to master, and that’s figuring out how to get drunk without poisoning themselves/each other. More »

’90210′ By the Numbers: Donkey Punch

'90210' By the Numbers: Donkey Punch

90210 is back, which means that every Tuesday you get to read our breakdown of the previous night’s episode. And since the opening sequence is so obsessed with numbers, we decided there’s no better way to tally up the crazy moments from each ep. Well, and each week we highlight the most unrealistic element of the episode, because this is Beverly Hills — there’s plenty of drama. More »

‘Twilight’ Actually Has Us Talking Productively About Sex

'Twilight' Actually Has Us Talking Productively About Sex

For the most part, the discussion of sex in the Twilight books and movies is fairly problematic: Bella really, really wants to become a vampire (have sex), but Edward, who is a vampire (a sexually experienced older guy) gets to decide when she “loses” her humanity. Despite her arguments that she knows what she wants and is ready, he makes her wait until what he’s decided is the right time.

So, we won’t be modeling our own relationships after Edward/Bella anytime soon. However, the inclusion of sex in this crazy-popular series — especially a steamy scene in Breaking Dawn where they finally consummate their relationship — seems to lead to a more relaxed discussion about sex itself. More »

The Candie’s Foundation paid Bristol Palin seven times what they spent on pregnancy-prevention programs in 2009. – Maybe they figured that Bristol was example enough, but then again, she makes being a teen mom look pretty glamorous. (ThinkProgress)

The Dos and Don’ts of Drama, with ‘Degrassi’: Taking the Stand

The Dos and Don'ts of Drama, with 'Degrassi': Taking the Stand

I’ve gotta say, I wasn’t expecting Fiona’s deposition against Bobby, her boyfriend who physically abused her last season, to be so fascinating. Fiona’s always been a flaky, spoiled rich girl, yet in “Chasing Pavements, Part 1″ we see her as a recovering addict who manages to keep a tight grip on her strength even as Bobby tries to paint her as her former self. Spoiler: She wins! But not without several interesting plotlines being set up for next week… Like when she tries to make out with Holly J! More »

The Dos and Don’ts of Drama, with ‘Degrassi’: Sick in the Head

The Dos and Don'ts of Drama, with 'Degrassi': Sick in the Head

Let’s start a slow clap for Holly J. Formerly the show’s annoying little gnat of a perfectionist, she’s grown into a wholly sympathetic character. And how did she get there? By self-sabotaging every step of the way. “Hide and Seek, Part 2″ concludes with Holly J playing her own doctor (with embarrassing results), and Alli deciding whether she should return home. More »

Teens Don’t Trust the Internet for Sex Ed

Teens Don't Trust the Internet for Sex Ed

A 2008 study of “a racially and ethnically diverse” group of 58 high school students has led the Guttmacher Institute to determine that although teenagers use the Internet for socializing, their primary source for sex education is still friends and family. Granted, it’s a very small sample, but it’s encouraging that teens interested in having sex are seeking out reliable sources. More »

The Dos and Don’ts of Drama, with ‘Degrassi’: Runaway Girl

The Dos and Don'ts of Drama, with 'Degrassi': Runaway Girl

Now here’s the kind of excitement that Degrassi is best at: Two of its central female characters, Holly J and Alli, put themselves in danger this week but were too stubborn to make things right. Alli’s refusal to go home and either stay with ex-boyfriend Johnny at university or continue on to Toronto, plus Holly J’s propensity to push herself to her physical and emotional limits at her internship, provide the perfect lessons on how to add drama to your life. More »