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We All Feel Better When We're Filtered

Ashley McDonald | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology
Ashley McDonald

I'm not going to say that social media was our demise (I myself enjoy Facebook too much to make such a brazen statement), but I do think that with the rise of these sites came the sudden commanding impulse to look awesome in photos. After all, we want our 500-plus friends to think we're beautiful.

Castoffs and Catwalks: PeersSwaps Launches with New York Fashion Week

Margaret Ryan | Posted 04.13.2014 | Style
Margaret Ryan

I don't believe in fashion mistakes. I've always believed true style requires experimentation and a leap of faith. As a result of this philosophy, I h...

The Rise and Fall of Teen Idols

Lauren Galley | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

Seeing the rise and fall of teen idols such as Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan, Amanda Bynes, and Britney Spears really makes me realize how important positive mentors can be. Not all teen stars have walked the negative path.

Teens and That Winter Jacket:The Dilemma

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

The title of this article may seem silly to those who are not yet the parent of a teenager. Parents of teenagers, however, most likely got a bit of a ...

The Sharing Economy Fights Back Against Regulators

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not everyday you hear about a grassroots movement that was started with the help of a technology company. You don't usually see progressive acti...

Know your place: Find data on peers that pays

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 10.22.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Investors who want to gauge the overall health of U.S. stocks often use major Wall Street indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P...

Fighting Teen Pregnancy With Peer Influence

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 05.31.2013 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

To effectively encourage teens to make the right decisions about sex, their relationships, and their health, we need to expand our strategies to include more teen-to-teen education.

My Dad Waterskied in a Leisure Suit: Why Peers Matter

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

When it comes to waterskiing, I'm going to spend more time in the slow lane. But when it comes to business, I need to hang out with people who are exploding out of the water.