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Go behind the scenes of a real-life high school paranormal investigators club

Truly*Adventurous has a wonderful new long-form investigation into the Capital Area Paranormal Society, an after-school high school club in Springfield, Illinois where students can explore haunted locales in search of paranormal phenomenon. Writer Patrick Glendon McCullough approaches the group — and the piece in general — with a perfect blend of skepticism, curiosity, and empathy. ...

Cool Tools: 14-year-old maker talks Game Boys, cassettes, and DIY sushi

In this fun episode of Mark Frauenfelder and Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools podcast, they talk with Lux Sparks-Pescovitz, 14, about his passion for GameBoys, cassettes, DIY sushi, and his new iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit. He's quite an interesting young man; I'd like to meet his father someday. Listen here:

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Best gifts for teenage girls in the UK: Stuff she’ll actually want to show off on Instagram

09.18.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Warning: If you thought shopping for women was hard, just know that it gets harder. Try shopping for a teenage girl. With adult women, you can opt for items like smart light bulbs, Instant Pots, or a cool gadget like the Kindle Paperwhite. But teens ... ...

15 prom horror stories that will make your skin crawl with embarrassment

04.10.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Prom night is supposed to be a magical milestone of high school. You're dressed to the nines, you dance the night away, and make memories that will surely last a lifetime. Right?  Prom is often as much of a sweat-filled, hormonal nightmare as an... ...

Teens ‘not damaged by screen time’, new Oxford study finds

Research by Oxford University scientists finds “little evidence of a relationship between screen time and wellbeing in adolescents.” Based on data from over 17,000 teenagers, the study “casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people’s mental health.”

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Facebook lied about how many teens it used for research

03.01.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

You know it's a good day at Facebook when the words "teenagers," "research," and "lying" are in the news. In January, an investigation from TechCrunch found that Facebook was paying people, including teenagers, $20 to monitor their internet and phone... ...

Step targets teens and parents with a no-fees mobile bank account and Visa card

A new mobile banking startup called Step wants to help bring teenagers and other young adults into the cashless era. Today, cash is used less often, as more consumers shop online and send money to one another through payment apps like Venmo. But teenagers in particular are still heavily burdened with cash — even though ...

Teens in MAGA hats sparked outrage after crashing the Indigenous Peoples March

01.19.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

A group of young Donald Trump supporters has come under fire after ambushing and taunting a group of Native Americans at the Indigenous Peoples March on Friday. On Jan. 18, Washington, D.C. hosted both the Indigenous Peoples March and the anti-aborti... ...

Study: first drug more likely to be cannabis than nicotine or alcohol

When I was 12 years old, a kid that I thought was my friend but turned out to only be into me for my Nintendo, tempted me to try a little something that he snuck out of his mother's liquor cabinet. We ingested it! We were so *****! We were full of ****: we'd been ...