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Liz Perle is a senior editor overseeing HuffPost Teen and other youth initiatives at The Huffington Post. She previously worked as Special Projects Editor at HuffPost, and at Seventeen Magazine in New York. She attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

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10 Fakten über „Herr der Ringe"... in GIFs

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2014 | 1:31 PM

Haben sie den „Kleinen Hobbit" und den „Herrn der Ringe" mehrfach gelesen? Die Filme in der Extended-Edition duzende Male angeschaut? Dann ist Schattenfell vermutlich ihr Lieblingspferd und Sie glauben, der schlimmste Fehler von Regisseur Peter Jackson war, dass er Tom Bombadil nicht in den Film aufgenommen hat. Dass die Kinder...

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10 Facts Only 'Lord Of The Rings' Super Fans Know

(111) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 8:46 AM

Have you read The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings -- and seen the extended editions of the movies -- multiple times? Is Shadowfax your favorite fictional horse? Do you have strong feelings about Tom Bombadil being left out of Peter Jackson's "Fellowship"? Does the eventual marriage of Pippin...

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5 Myths About Teens and Technology Every Parent Should Ignore

(9) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 12:34 PM

As the editor of HuffPost Teen, I spend a good part of my day talking to Snapchat-sending, Facebook-hating, selfie-taking, iPhone-obsessed teens that many adults love to judge. I also talk to their parents.

This week, I received a fairly typical email from the concerned mom of one of our...

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What The 'Am I Pretty?' YouTube Trend Is REALLY Saying

(89) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 12:41 PM

You may have heard about the disturbing teen Internet phenomenon called: "Am I Pretty Or Ugly?" As I type this, the tag on YouTube pulls up almost 500,000 results. It is a growing collection of personal videos made mostly by teens, asking viewers to weigh in on their...

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THIS Is Why You Should F***ing Love Teenage Girls

(192) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 1:24 PM

If you have a teenage girl in your life -- or if you have ever been a teenage girl -- drop everything you are doing right now and read this excerpt from an amazing personal essay by writer Meghan Harper.

You know those girls everyone loves to sh*t all over?...
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Ed Sheeran On Writing His New Album In 'A Couple Of Weeks' And Why No One Cares About His Personal Life

(5) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 12:02 PM

On the scale of "pop stars teens like that their parents have heard of," Ed Sheeran probably ranks somewhere in between Justin Bieber and Austin Mahone. And the 22-year-old's powerful but honey-coated voice and softhearted lyrics aren't all that dissimilar from theirs, either.

But unlike Bieber, Cody...

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Make Your Own 'Inspiration Board' Using Your iPhone!

(0) Comments | Posted April 26, 2013 | 2:35 PM

Hey HuffPost Teen readers!

As you may or may not know, The Huffington Post has launched a new iPhone app called "GPS For The Soul." I'm writing this post because I think it's perfect for you guys and I want to encourage you to give it a try....

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Emily Bazelon, Author Of 'Sticks And Stones' On Bullying, Media Hype And Accountability

(20) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 3:36 PM

Bullying is a hard subject for people of any age to read about. We are deeply moved and disturbed by stories about children who are in emotional or physical danger -- and when we realize that the Amanda Todds and Jamey Rodemeyers of the world look...

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Book Club: Teen And Lit Issues In The Fault In Our Stars

(13) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 11:50 AM

This month, HuffPost Books is teaming up with our Teen editors to read John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. You can follow our conversations and leave your own thoughts on our discussion page.

To start off the reading, Andrew, our Books editor and Liz, from our Teen...

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In Defense of Taylor Swift

(243) Comments | Posted January 19, 2013 | 9:03 AM

I've finally reached my breaking point. LEAVE BRITNEY TAYLOR ALONE.

To give you some background, it seems that people are especially mad at T Swizzle this month. They are upset with her for many reasons, like ostensibly being asexual, having an out-of-control interest in...

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The *NSYNC Backstage Pass Board Game Rules, Just In Case You Were Wondering

(2) Comments | Posted December 26, 2012 | 10:47 PM


When I was home for the holidays this week, I found this plastic sheet in my box of most cherished high school momentos. Highlights include: What to do if you get "smack-dabbed" and how to fold your Joey stand-up in half properly. The goal? To win a backstage pass that...

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Star Wars Episode 7: First Reactions From a Massive Fan

(19) Comments | Posted October 30, 2012 | 6:33 PM

This blog is co-written by my sister, Sara Perle. The Force runs strong in my family.

By now, every self-respecting fan has heard the big news (Disney bought Lucasfilm for 4.05 billion and, more importantly, announced a new live-action Star Wars film slated for...

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5 Reasons Why 3D Printers Are Pretty Cool

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2012 | 10:56 AM

Eventually, 3D printing could eliminate mass-market manufacturing. This is a fairly obvious statement for the "maker" community, but for those of us who are not as familiar with the technology, this is a pretty bold idea to chew on.

However, when you think about it, we already do...

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Where Are All the Female 'Talking Heads'?

(3) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 2:21 PM

I attended a panel at the Women's Forum Global Meeting this afternoon, which was meant to answer the question: "How do we deal with stereotypes of women in the media?" The conversation, however, quickly shifted its focus to a more frightening and urgent question: "Where are all the...

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The 'Y Revolution' in Business

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 5:44 AM

Apparently, 80% of Gen Y-ers across the world are dissatisfied (or only somewhat satisfied) with the current balance between public and private in the corporate world. Are you surprised?

This statistic comes from a recent study conducted by Mazars, an international consulting firm, and

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The Real Fantasy

(10) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 6:50 PM

There are dragons in "Game of Thrones."

For anyone who asks me why I think it's the best show on TV right now, that will always be my first answer. Dragons. Done. It wins.

Fantasy lovers, like me, have been waiting for mainstream networks to bestow a show...

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Hollywood's Hunger Games

(85) Comments | Posted March 26, 2012 | 10:15 PM

What I wouldn't have given to have been a fly on the wall when they cast The Hunger Games. The way I'd like to picture it in my mind is Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins sitting at a table, Gary saying, "So, Jennifer Lawrence?" and Suzanne saying, "Well, duh."

Apparently,...

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The Moment I Knew! (SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 10:05 PM

At HuffPost, we're kicking off an exciting new project and we'd love you to participate! It's called "The Moment I Knew," and is a user-submitted video series where readers tell the stories of life-changing moments they have experienced. Each section of HuffPost has chosen a different theme -- and here...

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You Asked, We Listened!

(9) Comments | Posted February 28, 2012 | 11:07 PM

Notice anything different about us today? HuffPost High School has officially been renamed HuffPost Teen!

We put a lot of thought into our name, and we decided that this new moniker better highlights our mission: to be the go-to platform for you guys to talk about the issues that...

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We Are The Real Bullies

(85) Comments | Posted December 10, 2011 | 12:26 AM

This bullying really has to stop.

Before you get started on your next "It Gets Better" video, let me just add: I'm not talking about teen bullying. I'm talking about the dangerous narratives adults are writing about bullying in our schools, which are, in turn, influencing the legislation meant...

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