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How Lorde and Tavi Helped Me Reconcile With Feminism

Isabel Rothberg | Posted 03.24.2014 | Women
Isabel Rothberg

I have a confession to make: I don't understand feminism. It's not that I don't support feminism; I just don't fully understand it.

She's Just Being Miley, And I Love Her For It

| Posted 05.24.2013 | Teen

By Joe Coscarelli Destiny Hope “Smiley” Cyrus was born on November 23, 1992. Hannah Montana, and her regular-girl alter ego Miley Stewart, wer...

It's Time To Remind Yourself How Awesome You Are

| Posted 05.13.2013 | Teen

By Pixie Casey I was 18 the first time a therapist tried to get me to embrace the idea of daily affirmations. I was dealing with depression, anxiet...

When Good Things Happen To OTHER People

| Posted 04.26.2013 | Teen

By Emma Straub I always knew I wanted to be a writer, and so by the time I graduated from college, I was ready to get the show on the road. As I...

Are Debutante Balls Still A Thing?

rookiemag.com | Posted 02.07.2013 | Teen

I have been to many debutante parties in my life....

Take A Break (Stop Breaking Down)

| Posted 12.28.2012 | Teen

I used to tell myself that I didn't deserve help. But that was not a healthy way of thinking -- nor a particularly smart one.

On Being A Late Bloomer

| Posted 12.06.2012 | Teen

By Emma Straub When I graduated from college, full of hubris and ambition, I decided that I wanted to be a novelist. Actually, I’d always known t...

WATCH: 'Girls' Star Reveals What He Looks For In A Woman

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 12.04.2012 | Women

Alex Karpovsky may be best known as the brutally honest/lovable jerk Ray on "Girls," but in real life he comes across as a pretty stand-up dude. This ...

Learn The 'Face-ics' Of Foundation From Rookie (VIDEO)

Posted 11.29.2012 | Teen

With all the makeup tips out there, it can be surprisingly difficult to learn the basics that everyone seems to already understand. Fake eyelashes and...

If You Didn't 'Like' It On Facebook, Did You Ever Like It At All?

Emma Orlow | Posted 01.26.2013 | Teen
Emma Orlow

I spent time liking things on my own profile, following people I like on Twitter, all to cultivate an online reputation that matches who I am IRL, hoping that someone is doing the same for me.

Telling The Truth About Lying

| Posted 11.15.2012 | Teen

By Jenny I started kindergarten in China without a parent at home. My mother and my father were in America, this place that the extended family I w...

How To Make Your Own Computer!

rookiemag.com | Posted 01.04.2013 | Teen

What I'm about to show you is, no joke, the most exciting thing to happen in computing since the 1970s. ...

When Do Jokes Become Bullying?

| Posted 10.24.2012 | Teen

By Stephanie Kuehnert In fifth grade there was this girl, Paulette,* who was short and round, like a kickball, and really blonde and pale --practic...

How Not To Let Other People's Drama Bring You Down

rookiemag.com | Posted 09.23.2012 | Teen
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For as long as I can remember, my family, my super-close friends, my kinda close friends, my not-so-close friends, and sometimes total strangers have ...

5 Things We're Into This Week!

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.21.2012 | Teen

Every week, HuffPost Teen editors round up 5 things they're excited about -- from new video games, to books, to viral videos, to entertainment news. C...

How To Get Rejected From College

rookiemag.com | Posted 09.15.2012 | Teen

I recently got rejected from my dream college, a college that will remain anonymous (though it shouldn’t be hard to figure out, seeing as how it is ...

PHOTOS: Tavi Gevinson Celebrates Rookie One-Year Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 09.17.2012 | New York

Tavi Gevinson and her fashionable cohort of teenage fans celebrated the one-year anniversary of Rookie Magazine, as well as the book release of "Rooki...

The Best Tweets From Women This Week

Posted 11.15.2012 | Women

We're always excited when Rookie, 16-year-old style blogger Tavi Gevinson's site for teen girls, runs a new "Ask a Grown Man" video. The series featur...

Summer Paradise Without A Plane Ticket!

rookiemag.com | Posted 06.30.2012 | Teen

What are your summer vacation plans? Are you jetting off to some exotic beach resort with your family or friends? If so, I will be insanely jealous wh...

Judd Apatow: 'Cool People Will Like You For Who You Are' (VIDEO)

Posted 06.28.2012 | Teen

When middle-aged men give advice on life and love to teenage girls (as we've seen before), hilarity often ensues. For their latest "Ask A Grown Man" f...

'The Secret Power Of Customer Service Jobs'

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Teen

By Rachael Prokop The jobs available to teenagers seem designed to make you feel powerless. Mechanically stuffing groceries into plastic bags. Serv...

Jon Hamm's Hilarious Advice To Teen Girls (VIDEO)

Posted 05.09.2012 | Teen

If anyone is qualified to advise teenage girls about love, it's a 41-year-old man, famous for his sensitivity, insanely good looks and his very own me...

'7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Decided To Drop Out Of College'

Rookie Mag | Posted 04.26.2012 | Teen

I tried going to college directly after high school, and I hated it. It was a small liberal arts college on the East Coast. Most of the students had w...

The 'Nicest Person On The Internet' Admits Why She's Nice

| Emma Straub | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women

Being nice is kind of my thing. I need only the faintest hint of a reason to bake a batch of cookies, and a day doesn’t pass without my exclaiming c...

'I Was A Teenage Bully': 8 Stories From Real Girls

| Jenny Zhang | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home

Trying to talk seriously about bullying is hard. The word alone sounds cheesy. As part of Rookie’s continuing series on bullies, and how we are the...