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Lorde Debuts 'Mockingjay - Part 1' Track 'Yellow Flicker Beat'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
After a week of Instagram teases, the song Lorde wrote for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" has arrived. Her first post-"Pure Heroine" single, "Yellow Flicker Beat" uses the same pulsating tones that made Lorde's debut album one of 2013's most celebrated releases. "It’s...

UMass Police Helped Keep Student's Addiction Secret

The Boston Globe | Alexandra Svokos | September 29, 2014 | College
AMHERST — Logan’s parents drove all morning from out of state to reach his off-campus apartment that sunny afternoon at the start of UMass Amherst Family Weekend last October. His father and stepmother arrived first, around lunchtime, hoping to surprise the UMass junior with a cheeseburger when he got out...

IUDs And Implants Now Doctors' First Choice For Teen Pregnancy Prevention

AP | Rebecca Adams | September 29, 2014 | Women
CHICAGO (AP) — Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends. In an updated policy, the American Academy of Pediatrics says condoms also should be used every...

Teens Who Crossed US Border Alone Enter Schools

AP | Alexandra Svokos | September 29, 2014 | Latino Voices
FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) — American schools are scrambling to provide services to the large number of children and teenagers who crossed the border alone in recent months. Unaccompanied minors who made up the summer spike at the border have moved to communities of all sizes, in nearly every state, Federal...

13 Savory Cupcakes You Can Legitimately Eat For Dinner

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | September 29, 2014 | Taste
Because dinner in cupcake form just makes everything more fun.

'The Simpsons' Revealed Which Character Died, And Fans Weren't Happy

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
It was teased for months, but now we finally know which "Simpsons" character died in the Season 26 premiere. The Internet is pretty upset about how things turned out. SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T SEEN THE SEASON 26 PREMIERE In the end, Krusty's father, Rabbi Hyman Krustofski,...

15-Year-Old Boy's Letter About Emma Watson's Feminism Speech Proves Change Is Possible

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | September 29, 2014 | Teen
One teen boy was so moved by Emma Watson's recent speech about feminism that he wrote a response to the Sunday Telegraph, commending the actress and highlighting the significance her message could have for those who do not believe gender inequality exists. Ed Holtom, a 15-year-old from England, wrote...

John Early Does The Best/Worst Interview With Kate McKinnon

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | September 29, 2014 | Comedy
The secondhand awkwardness is real here, folks. In this sketch from Above Average, John Early interviews "Saturday Night Live" star Kate McKinnon in her dressing room at "The View" -- but won't let her get a word in edgewise. McKinnon plays along with hilariously palpable discomfort. One...

The Biggest FAILS Of September Will Help Get You Ready For Fall

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | September 29, 2014 | Comedy
September is a particularly painful month. The last remnants of summer have disappeared and we're left with the cold, hard truth that is the approaching fall and winter. It's also painful because a lot of people are falling and hurting themselves after attempting to do risky and/or stupid things. Please,...

See A Preview Of Marvel's First Female Thor Issue

Jessica Goodman | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
Earlier this summer, Marvel announced a huge change to the iconic Thor comic series: the new Thor would be a woman. "The God of Thunder, he messed up, and he's no longer worthy to hold that damn hammer of his," Whoopi Goldberg said when the news broke on...

Fewer Than One-Third Of Campus Sexual Assault Cases Result In Expulsion

Tyler Kingkade | September 29, 2014 | College
Students found guilty of sexual assault by their universities can rest assured there's a good chance they won’t be kicked out of school. If they want someone to thank, they might send their praise to the Association for Student Conduct Administration for telling universities across the nation not...

How Rude Are You? 4 Ways To Shape Up

Rochelle Nelson | September 29, 2014 | Dr. Phil
Is there a rudeness epidemic in America? What you can do about it.

What's New On Netflix In October 2014?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | September 29, 2014 | Entertainment
It's almost October! That means the leaves are starting to change color, basic individuals are gathering to drink their "first pumpkin spice latte of the season" and there is a bunch of new stuff on Netflix. Here's a list of all the things you can binge watch starting Oct. 1...

This May Be The Mother Of All PMS Myths

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | September 28, 2014 | Science
Were you out sick that day in grade school when the teacher explained the menstrual cycle? Don't worry. A new video from the YouTube series ASAPScience will fill you in. It explains the ins and outs of a woman's monthly cycle--and debunks a popular myth about premenstrual...

BYU Students Protest School's Ban On Beards

AP | Tyler Kingkade | September 27, 2014 | College
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A group of Brigham Young University students is protesting the Mormon church-owned school's ban on something its namesake once sported: a beard. About 50 students, some donning paper beards, biked, skateboarded or rollerbladed their way from the Provo City Library to campus during the "Bike for...

Students Protesting Conservative Rewrite Of History Get Their Most Important Endorsement Yet

Matt Ferner | September 26, 2014 | Politics
The organization that oversees the Advanced Placement curriculum, whose history course is being defended by massive, ongoing student protests in a Denver suburb, has now said that it backs those protests. "The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program supports the actions taken by students in Jefferson County, Colorado to...

Underserved Kids Learn A Year's Worth Of Math In 6 Weeks, Thanks To New App

Robbie Couch | September 26, 2014 | Impact
In a developing country where nearly half the population is under 14 years old, one-on-one teaching can be near impossible -- a 90-student classroom is actually more the norm. But some children in Malawi are reaping the benefits of a tech tool that is pushing their schooling forward....

Sexually Active Teen Girls More Likely To Be Bullied Than Similar Boys, Study Finds

Alexandra Svokos | September 26, 2014 | Parents
Sexually active high school girls are more likely to say they've been bullied than sexually active high school boys, a study from Brown University released this month found. Using data from a 2011 national survey of over 13,000 high school students, Brown researchers found that sexually active...

'Breaking Bad' Candy Got These Elementary Students Suspended

Alexandra Svokos | September 27, 2014 | Parents
Two brothers were suspended from their Albuquerque, New Mexico, elementary school this week after bringing in rock candy resembling the so-called Blue Sky crystal meth produced on the TV series "Breaking Bad." Gabriel Valdez, 10, and Christian Valdez, 9, were handing out the blue rock...

7 Things You Should Know Before Talking To Your Friend About Her Depression

Amanda Scherker | September 26, 2014 | Teen
I have quite a few friends who suffer from depression. Chances are, you do too.
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