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Dude Perfect: Come for the Trick Shots and Stereotype Videos; Stay for the Message of Faith

Michael Levin | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Levin

Dude Perfect, five buddies who recently graduated Texas A&M, have become one of the hottest sensations on the Internet for their trick shot and "stereotype" videos.

Nurturing Conscious Digital Natives

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.29.2015 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

What exactly is a "digital native" and more importantly, what should we non-"digital native" educators do to help students manage their online identities? That's a question Youth Radio--an Oakland-based, youth-driven media production company--set out to answer, by developing curriculum resources that prepare teachers to nurture conscious youth in the digital world.

Yagana Shah

Nearly 200 Studies Point To The Same Conclusion About Skimping On Sleep

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.23.2015 | Fifty

Younger people may pride themselves in their ability to stay up all night and still function the next day, but a new study suggests they rethink their...

Kids Just Wanna Have Fun

Ginny Gilder | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Ginny Gilder

No matter your age, sports are supposed to be fun. Certainly that should be especially true in childhood. Most kids know that, and that's how it should be.

What's Not to Understand? Children Were Raped.

Phu Nguyen | Posted 01.26.2015 | Sports
Phu Nguyen

I'm writing this to make a point that I feel can't ever become redundant. I seem to keep having to argue a very necessary objective regarding the PSU/Paterno scandal and the NCAA sanctions. I suppose I'll keep reiterating as often as possible until people who don't get it, do.

International Monetary Fund Underscores the Importance of Jobs for Macroeconomic Stability

Sabina Dewan | Posted 01.16.2015 | Business
Sabina Dewan

A new report by the IMF and Economist Intelligence Unit acknowledges the importance of quality jobs, calling the JustJobs Index a "valuable look at income and employment security and working conditions."

It's Past Time We Invested in Young Workers

Liz Shuler | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics
Liz Shuler

Free, high-quality public higher education. Expanded apprenticeship programs. Jobs that pay living wages. Workplaces that are free of discrimination. Strong union rights. Don't those sound great?

Tackling The Tough Issues Of Coaching Kids: The Let ‘Em Play vs. ‘Wussification' Debate

Bob Cook | Posted 01.22.2015 | Sports
Bob Cook

My favorite moment in televised youth sports fiction comes from the CBC series, "The Tournament." The TV series, imported from Canada to the Unite...

The Spirit of Selma: Nine Students Arrested in Georgia for Protesting Discriminatory Education Policies

Stephen Pitti | Posted 01.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Stephen Pitti

As the film Selma screens nationwide to critical acclaim, police from Clarke County arrested nine students on Friday evening in Athens, Georgia, for organizing the first "integrated classroom" for both undocumented and documented youth at the University of Georgia.

The Problem With Those '20 Under 20' Lists

Anna Juszczyk | Posted 01.14.2015 | Teen
Anna Juszczyk

We live in the world of 16-year-old millionaires, teenage entrepreneurs and child celebrities. It is hard not to get lost in this "youth madness."

Young People, Employment and Enterprise -- An Opportunity for System Change

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Getting your first job, setting up your first business, taking your first degree are opportunities that should be available and accessible to all young people in the UK, but as we know truth is they are not.

What Happened When My Track Coach Told Me I Wasn't Good Enough

Ashley Massis | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Ashley Massis

Under the thought process that "sports gave you structure" embedded into me by my father, I decided to join the Modified Track team. Not being the star athlete like my brother, I decided to pick a sport where I didn't feel the pressures of not being in the sport since I was in diapers. Track seemed like a simple sport... or so I had thought.

2014 Was the Year of Activism: Here's Why

Jessica Ou | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Jessica Ou

In 2014, generations across the board came together and mobilized for change. Mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, students, immigrants -- rose to stand up for justice.

We Need Young People Working: Here's What This Congress Can Do

Paul Kendrick | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Paul Kendrick

The 114th Congress has an opportunity to fundamentally shift American life. To do so, though, they must overcome cynical calculations that have become too common when it comes to young people and politics.

25 Generalizations, Wisdoms and Semi-Factual Truths I've Come to Realize During My Quarter-Life Crisis

Cassie Delaney | Posted 01.05.2015 | Women
Cassie Delaney

Despite fulfilling all my New Year's resolutions of 2014, I couldn't help but feel slightly under-accomplished as I approached the quarter-life mark. Digging deep I realized it was partially due to the myths I maintained about youth and love and life.

Unconditional Love: A Missing Link for Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Tracy Baim | Posted 12.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Tracy Baim

I have been thinking about the word "unconditional" a lot this year. As I delve deep into the issues of homeless LGBTQ youth, I often hear the youth say that what they are most missing are consistent adults in their lives, ones who can provide a safety net -- and unconditional support.

4 Ways Meditation Can Empower Millennials At Work and in Life

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

From my meditation teacher/practitioner perspective, I see ALL of these aspects as incredibly good, good, good and believe that meditation, dear millennials, is not only something that gels with what you already got goin' on... but it can help you navigate some of your biggest challenges.

What Teens Don't Know Can Hurt Them (and Their Futures) -- Why STD Testing Is Critical

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

We all need to break the silence that surrounds STDs in our communities -- we should talk about STDs without shame or stigma and help young people understand STD screening is a routine, essential part of taking care of themselves and protecting their future health.

Yagana Shah

Feel Younger Than Your Age? You'll Likely Live Longer

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty

Age-liars and birthday-deniers... you'd best learn a thing or two from those who are young at heart. People who feel younger than their actual chronol...

Securing the Future With Youth Reproductive Health

John Seager | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
John Seager

Without the ability to control when and how to have a family, young people won't be able to drive the economic and social progress needed to secure a prosperous future for our planet and its inhabitants.

Statement on the Suicide of 12-Year-Old Ronin Shimizu

Lillian Rivera | Posted 12.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Lillian Rivera

Children deserve a world where they can just be; where gender "diversion" or gender "non-conformity" is encouraged in order to move toward a more authentic expression of oneself. Youth should be liberated from the constraints of gender in order to define who they are for themselves.

To Overcome Poor Schools, Students Need to Be Engaged

Karen Pittman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Education
Karen Pittman

Engagement is one of the most powerful determinants of success for people of any age. It has been an ingredient that has helped the academically weaker students in strong high schools graduate on time; yet its absence allowed the stronger students to fall behind.

New Study Demonstrates How Providing Jobs to Young People Reduces Crime and Provides Tremendous Return on Investment

The Corps Network | Posted 12.05.2014 | Science
The Corps Network

By Mary Ellen Sprenkel, President and CEO of The Corps Network Yesterday I was excited, but not entirely surprised, to read about a new study publish...

Leaving a Downstream Legacy

Jackie Ostfeld | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green
Jackie Ostfeld

Sierra Club recognizes that a 21st-century environmental movement depends on getting kids and communities unplugged and outside.

WATCH: We Asked New Yorkers One Question...

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 12.06.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

We asked New Yorkers to finish the sentence, I can get married, but I still can't... and here's how some of them responded.