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EVIL TEENS: Irony, Prison Make-Up and Other Horrifying Truths about Teenage Life in America

Malina Saval | Posted 07.30.2012 | Parents
Malina Saval

In a classroom, a group of eighth graders dressed in skinny jeans, shrunken cardigans and obscure indie rock band tees gather together. Their teacher flips open her laptop to take notes.

Why Teens Love Sex, Speed & Danger — And Why It's A Good Thing

Posted 01.04.2012 | Science

Why do some teens drive fast, drink too much and obsess about their social lives? The traditional narrative has been that teens' brains are a work in ...

5 Myths About The Teenage Brain

David Moshman | Posted 07.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Moshman

A 2006 cartoon in The New Yorker shows parents ordering their adolescent son to go to his room until his cerebral cortex matures. This nicely illustrates how we have come to think about adolescents.