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  • Hillary Clinton, Youth Candidate

    04/15/2014 5:15:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | April 15, 2014 | Paul Waldman
    Republicans will nominate someone younger than her, and it won't make a difference to young people.Our old colleague Patrick Caldwell has an interesting article up at Mother Jones about the way the Hillary Clinton campaign—or whatever we can call it at this point, since it isn't actually a campaign but it isn't exactly just a bunch of independent people doing their own thing either—is going after college students. I had forgotten how idiotically hostile the Hillary '08 campaign was toward college students in Iowa, but that's just one of innumerable mistakes that one presumes she'll attempt to correct this time...
  • Building The Machine [Free Online Film Exposing "Common Core"]

    04/02/2014 12:11:14 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Building the Machine introduces the public to the Common Core States Standards Initiative (CCSSI) and its effects on our children’s education. The documentary compiles interviews from leading educational experts, including members of the Common Core Validation Committee. Parents, officials, and the American public should be involved in this national decision regardless of their political persuasion. What is the common core? The Common Core is the largest systemic reform of American public education in recent history. What started as a collaboration between the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to reevaluate and nationalize America’s education standards...
  • Overqualified and Underpaid: Europe's Educated Unemployed Youth Flee the Continent

    03/22/2014 6:41:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The European ^ | 03/22/2014 | Daniel Tkatch
    Europe’s unemployed youth do not mind a little economic insecurity. What they can’t stand is a chronic atmosphere of political hopelessness. No wonder they are fleeing the continent. Young people appear to be the social group most affected by the lingering economic crisis of the EU. Around a quarter of them is unemployed. As expected, the situation is the most dramatic in the countries on the European periphery: In Spain 57 per cent of the population below 30 is unable to find a job, according to the most recent Eurostat figures. The worrying list also includes Greece with 58 per...
  • Alcohol, Marijuana and the Youth of America (Part 2)

    03/04/2014 5:07:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    A few weeks ago, I began to show from extensive studies and evidence how alcohol use and marijuana use compare in terms of addiction, withdrawal and using motorized vehicles. This week, I will discuss in greater detail how alcohol and marijuana compare in their effects on our minds, bodies and relationships. And then I want to conclude by addressing the most overlooked aspect of the marijuana legalization debate: its effects on the youth of America. CNN recently reported on multiple studies on alcohol and marijuana use. Of course, we know that long-term drinking can lead to neurological and psychiatric problems,...
  • An Animated Barefoot Bandit

    02/24/2014 2:07:59 PM PST · by crazycatlady · 1 replies
    heraldnet.com ^ | 2-24-14 | Eric Stevick
    It's 8 PM on Wednesday in Bellevile, Ontario, Canada, and independent filmmaker Andrew Gray hasn't eaten dinner...
  • Two States Look to Raise Legal Smoking Age to 21

    02/23/2014 12:52:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | February 21, 2014 | Thomson/Reuters
    Lawmakers in Utah and Colorado are promoting legislation to raise the legal age for tobacco use to 21, a higher standard than imposed by any other state, saying they want to discourage young people from picking up a lifelong smoking habit. Supporters say keeping tobacco out of the hands of young adults will save thousands of lives, even as critics complain that Americans who are old enough to vote and serve in the military should not be deemed too young to decide on their own if they should smoke. In a dramatic display of the risks of smoking, lawmakers in...
  • Michelle Obama Talks Obamacare, Let’s Move! w/Jimmy Fallon (“young people are knuckleheads”)

    02/21/2014 2:13:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 21, 2014 | Josh Feldman
    After doing a fun bit in a Tonight Show sketch, Michelle Obama sat down to talk with Jimmy Fallon about life in the White House, dealing with two young girls while still being the First Lady and all, her Let’s Move! healthy living initiative, and getting young people signed up under the Affordable Care Act. Obama said Malia and Sasha are basically just like every other kid: they want “nothing to do” with their parents. After chatting about that and the Olympics a bit, Fallon brought up the Let’s Move campaign (which Fallon has promoted twice before when the First...
  • The Young Aren’t Signing Up for Obamacare. So What if They Did?

    02/20/2014 6:20:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/20/2014 | DAVID STEINBERG
    Liberal failures always trace back to having glossed over the biggest problems, the showstoppers that should kill bad ideas before they get out of committee. Instead, an unfounded trust in the power of technology, the future, or in the sense of being on the cutting edge of everything gets these manic ideas passed and signed.During the Bush era, I heard plenty of appeals to a futuristic savior as a means for avoiding war: Dude, itÂ’s 2005. YouÂ’re telling me they canÂ’t come up with a better strategy for Iraq than shooting the bad guys some more? Yes. I was...
  • This might as well be the slogan Democrats use to get the youth vote

    02/19/2014 9:57:35 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Obama BEGS Progs to Hound Friends + Relatives Into Obamacare Enrollment 'by March 31st'...

    02/11/2014 9:42:46 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 16 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    An increasingly desperate -and unpopular- Obama regime seems to be running out of the dumb luck that's gotten them way farther than was ever any good for this country... With Obamacare itself unsuccessful by almost any measure -other than subjugation of the populace and big government expansion- the most fatal flaw would seem to be the ACA's widespread lack of appeal to those it needs the most... healthy young people who pay but make few claims. After Pajama Boy failed to make much of an impact, now Dear Leader's asking his snake-fascinated true believers to inflict direct pressure on basically anybody they can trap in a corner,...
  • Look at the FDA's First-Ever Campaign Against Youth Tobacco Use

    02/04/2014 6:47:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 4, 2014 | Clara Ritger
    The Food and Drug Administration is launching a new campaign against youth tobacco use. "The Real Cost" advertisements graphically depict the health consequences of smoking, such as tooth loss and skin damage. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease, death, and disability in the U.S. Every day, more than 3,200 Americans under age 18 try their first cigarette, and more than 700 become regular smokers. The FDA is targeting its efforts toward the 10 million Americans ages 12 to 17 who have never smoked a cigarette but are open to it. "We know that early intervention is critical,...
  • Medical marijuana ballot called 'plan' to help Crist beat Scott

    01/27/2014 12:46:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    http://tbo.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | By William March |
    TAMPA -- Some Florida Republicans fear, and some Democrats hope, that a November referendum on legalizing medical marijuana in Florida will drive young and liberal voters to the polls, helping Democratic candidates including gubernatorial challenger Charlie Crist. The initiative, still not certified for the November ballot, is generating charges of political motives from both sides. Some Republicans call it an expensive ploy by Crist's backers to help him win. "It is no coincidence that Charlie Crist's law partner and biggest supporter, John Morgan, is financing medical marijuana," said Gainesville-based GOP consultant Alex Patton. "It's a plan." Some Democrats, meanwhile, say...
  • March for Life - and ProLife Movement - Now Led by Young Adults

    01/22/2014 2:52:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Equal protection under the law for pre-born human beings is headed our way - and from the work of a surprising demographic: adults under 30. A 28-year old dynamo working on college campuses across the nation, Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, exemplifies why hers is the "pro-life generation". Kristan feels deeply the loss of nearly one-third of her age group. “The undeniable fact is that nearly a third of my generation was killed by abortion. We are missing brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, husbands and wives…. But [we’re] determined to set it right. We’ve seen the ultrasounds of our...
  • Under Obama, Youth Misery Index Hits All-Time High (Increased 18.1% Under BHO)

    01/13/2014 7:06:04 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 9, 2014 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Under Obama, Youth Misery Index Hits All-Time High A Youth Misery Index that measures young Americans’ woes has skyrocketed under President Barack Obama and hit an all-time high. The index, released Wednesday, was calculated by adding youth unemployment and average college loan debt figures with each person’s share of the national debt. While it has steadily grown over the decades, under Obama the figure has shot up dramatically, from 83.5 in 2009 to 98.6 in 2013. The index has increased by 18.1 percent since Obama took office, the highest increase under any president, making Obama the worst president for youth...
  • America's 'Youth Misery Index' hits all time high

    01/10/2014 7:52:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/10/2014 | Rick Moran
    Somewhat lost in news about how bad the economy has been is the plight of America's young people. They are threatened with becoming a "lost generation" whose promise was cut short by policies of the Obama administration. The Young America's Foundation has been publishing its "Youth Misery Index" since 1993. It is calculated by adding youth unemployment and average college loan debt figures with each person's share of the national debt.  Under President Obama, the index has skyrocketed. A Youth Misery Index that measures young Americans' woes has skyrocketed under President Barack Obama and hit an all-time high.The index,...
  • Put Some Clothes On

    12/20/2013 6:49:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2013 | Linda Chavez
    I saw one at the airport on Monday and then another in the elevator on Wednesday. I see them on the street, at coffee shops around town, often at the grocery. Now Obamacare supporters have adopted one as the face of their new public relations campaign. I'm speaking of adults of both sexes and all ages -- though the style seems to be most popular among those under 30 -- who can't be bothered to change out of their pajamas when they go out in public. The latest entry into the fashion craze is Pajama Boy, the now infamous, plaid-clad...
  • Chicago crime heading down overall but plagues some neighborhoods

    12/15/2013 2:34:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 14, 2013 | Frank Main
    ".....Still, some Chicago communities — such as West Garfield Park on the West Side — continue to suffer from extremely high rates of violence, [Professor Andrew] Papachristos noted. “There is a lot of work to be done,” he said in an interview. “The work to be done is how to deal with the inequality in the crime rates.” The violent crime rate for West Garfield Park in 2011 was more than 3,000 crimes per 100,000 people, more than any community in Chicago other than Fuller Park on the South Side. Papachristos’ research showed West Garfield Park was more murderous in...
  • Young People's Objections to Obamacare Called Selfish

    12/07/2013 7:08:43 AM PST · by John Semmens · 22 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Dec 2013 | John Semmens
    Polls indicating that Obamacare may be costing Democrats the youth vote sparked outrage from several sources. Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (Fla), Chair of the Democratic National Committee, characterized concerns over the price as “selfish and misguided.” “Those reacting negatively to insurance plans that double or triple their out-of-pocket costs for medical care are placing their own welfare ahead of society's,” she declared. “Maybe they think they're strong and healthy and don't need medication or therapy, but what about those who do?” The Congresswoman urged young people to “not try to substitute their thinking for that of the government's experts. These experts...
  • Dear Barack

    12/06/2013 5:21:53 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12-6-13 | William Kristol
    Seduced and then disappointed by a hipster who turned out just to be another solipsistic boomer, now chastened yet still hopeful for change (if no longer swept away by the promise of Hope and Change), young Americans are ready to ditch Barack Obama. Things had been getting rocky for a while, but seeing the dawning of the Age of Obamacare in its full glory seems to have been the final indignity. The young will of course never acknowledge that maybe their old-fogey parents were right all along, but they do understand that what they thought was going to be a...
  • Majority of 18-24 Year Olds Support Recall of Obama from Office

    12/04/2013 10:40:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 12/04/2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    These are bad numbers. Really, really bad.What is interesting about the Harvard University’s Institute of Politics millennial poll is that it subdivides older millennials (25-29) from younger millenials (18-24). And it’s the latter group that is more predictive and its verdict is wholly negative.There’s more support among 18-24 year olds for recalling Obama from office, than for recalling their member of Congress or even all members of Congress– at a time when Congressional approval ratings have hit record lows. Obama’s approval rating among young Americans is just 41 percent, down 11 points from a year ago, and now tracking...
  • Gallup: Young voters not engaged on ObamaCare

    12/03/2013 2:20:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/03/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    If there’s one thing that feeds the ObamaCare beast, it’s young, healthy consumers — the same people who voted and worked to put Barack Obama in the White House twice. In order for the system to work, insurers need to get them into the system, paying exorbitant premiums for services they will likely never use, in order to keep prices down for older, less healthy Americans who not coincidentally tend to be more politically engaged. Gallup inadvertently tested that hypothesis and proved it its latest survey: Americans younger than 30, a key group targeted by the Affordable Care Act, continue...
  • White House Twitter Account Attempts to Enlist Help of ‘#WHYouth,’ Intense Mockery Ensues

    12/03/2013 7:29:18 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | December 2, 2013 | Becket Adams
    The Obama administration announced Monday that it would hold a special “youth summit social” on Dec. 4 for the “people who engage” the White House on social media. The White House also requested that participants “spread the word” by using the Twitter hashtag “#WHYouth,” prompting intense mockery and snickering from certain corners of the Internet. Apparently, some social media users felt that the White House’s “youth” tag was just a tad – creepy: --snip-- The summit aims to educate young voters on the supposed benefits of enrolling in the Affordable Care Act.
  • Catching Fire: my review

    11/30/2013 2:34:46 PM PST · by LS · 85 replies
    11/30/2013 | LS
    When I saw "The Hunger Games," I was sure there was a strong anti-government message that seemed closely related to our current situation in the USA. The newest episode in the trilogy, "Catching Fire," sharpens that message even further. Jennifer Lawrence is headed for a position as one of those generation-defining actresses, much the way Katherine Hepburn, Raquel Welch, and Meryl Streep were. I'm not talking acting talent, although it's pretty clear Jenny can act. I'm talking about the actress who most quickly comes to mind when you talk of the early 21st century. She delivers another excellent performance as...
  • US And European Teen Unemployment Remain Appallingly High (But US Has Far Lower Participation)

    10/31/2013 8:54:25 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 2 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/31/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    According to OECD, teen unemployment rates (under 25) in Europe continue to escalate, particularly in Greece and Spain. eurounemploy That is scary looking! It reminds me of The Who’s song “Teenage Wasteland.” But, the US is no slouch when it comes to teen unemployment. The 16-19 cohort is seeing an unemployment rate of 22.60% while to 20-24 cohort is experiencing 12.80% unemployment. For the sake of comparison, I also included Germany teenage (under 25) unemployment which is 7.70%. unemployteenusgerm For the entire population, here is a chart of labor force participation in Germany, Spain, USA and Mexico. lfp103113 Even beleaguered...
  • How Did You Leave Home? What Age?

    10/30/2013 12:22:29 AM PDT · by jy8z · 110 replies
    At what age and how did you decide to leave the safety and comfort of your parents home? I've heard so many interesting takes locally, it got me to wondering on a larger scale.
  • Young Americans Lose Health Care

    10/29/2013 12:58:02 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 29, 2013 | Alyssa Farah
    WASHINGTON, DC— Millions of Americans have received notifications from their insurance providers that their policies are being cancelled or altered due to the Affordable Care Act over the past four weeks. Reports on the number of cancellations nationwide vary and are still rolling in. Some project as many as 20 million will lose their current coverage under Obamacare. Young Americans for Liberty decided to look within its network of activists and supporters to see if they had been impacted. Sure enough, many had. YAL is currently collecting and posting images of insurance cancellation and alteration notices from within its network...
  • PA-Linked Youth Newsletter Publishes List of 'Hitler Quotes'

    10/21/2013 12:41:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    inn ^ | 10/21/13 | Ari Soffer & Arutz Sheva Staff
    A youth magazine associated with the Palestinian Authority has published a list of "words of wisdom" - courtesy of none other than Adolf Hitler. Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an NGO which monitors incitement and hate-speach in Palestinian Authority media, said that Zayzafuna - which previously lost UNESCO funding after publishing an essay glorifying the Nazi dictator - attributed a list of short quotes to Hitler in order to present him "as a sharp-witted and wise person." The one-liners attributed to Hitler include: "If you were stabbed in the back, know that you are in front"; "Don't challenge a man who...
  • Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

    10/20/2013 1:39:59 PM PDT · by ClaytonP · 110 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10-19-2013
    <p>Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships. Millions aren't even dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex. For their government, "celibacy syndrome" is part of a looming national catastrophe. Japan already has one of the world's lowest birth rates. Its population of 126 million, which has been shrinking for the past decade, is projected to plunge a further one-third by 2060. Aoyama believes the country is experiencing "a flight from human intimacy" – and it's partly the government's fault.</p>
  • "Service Learning" through Soviet Brainwashing

    10/18/2013 10:58:33 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 9 replies
    http://crossroad.to/ ^ | April 20, 2009 | Berit Kjos
    Last March, North Dakota gave us a heart-warming demonstration of traditional voluntary service -- in minus 20 degree weather. As the rising Red River threatened to flood Fargo, willing volunteers gathered by the thousands. Before long, they had filled and stacked over 2 million sandbags to barricade the city against the raging waters. Christians prayed for victory over the forces of nature, and by God's grace, the make-shift dikes held. About 6,000 volunteers of all ages had simply followed their conscience, worked together and met the need. Unlike President Obama's plan for government-directed "service," neither prayer nor God's comforting Truths...
  • FIRST ON 3: Trayvon Martin’s father comes to the Scenic City

    10/13/2013 12:51:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WRCB-TV ^ | October 12, 2013 | Megan Brantley
    CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Trayvon Martin's father was in Chattanooga Saturday, speaking to young boys for the 4th Annual Boys Leadership Summit. It's to raise awareness on the importance of the future. Tracy Martin says after his son was killed last year, he wants to be an encouragement to young people to help make sure no other parents have to go through what he went through. "It always takes a tragic event to awaken the communities around the country, it just so happened the tragic event happened in my life," said Tracy Martin, Trayvon Martin's Father. That tragic event was...
  • No Country For Young Men: Part-time Jobs, Renting, Obamacare, Massive Debt

    10/07/2013 7:18:14 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 19 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 10/07/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    As Obamacare began its roll out last week, it is an opportune time to discuss the reality of Obamacare. In order to pay for the elderly, illegal immigrants and other low-income households, Obamacare raises taxes on wealthier Americans (wealth redistribution). In addition, Obamacare set a goal to get as many healthy young Americans enrolled as possible. In other words, enroll healthy young people who don’t want to pay for healthcare insurance. Even worse, Obamacare will charge hefty premiums to the healthy and lower premiums to others. According to a study by the American Action Forum, healthcare premiums for young people...
  • Change of faith: Why young Brits turn from Christianity to Islam

    09/28/2013 4:32:01 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 73 replies
    The Final Call ^ | Sep 27, 2013 | RT.com
    Local Mosque in the Hyde Park area of Leeds, England. The UK’s official religion is dwindling at a record speed, with the decline of the Church “approaching rock bottom,” experts warn. While Christian congregations age, most British mosques are bringing more and more young people on board. Public mosque services attract thousands of British Muslims, but when you check out a church, there are hardly a dozen participants at Sunday morning worship, RT’s Polly Boiko reports from London. “The decline of churches in the UK is long term, now it just happens to be approaching rock bottom. So 95...
  • Obamacare: “You think you hate it now, but wait ’til you drive it!”

    09/27/2013 7:01:01 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/27/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Like the car salesman in National Lampoon’s Vacation (played by Eugene Levy) said: “You think you hate it now, but wait ’til you drive it!” The same applies to the Affordable Healthcare Act (aka, Obamacare). levycar The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka, Obamacare) may be the worst piece of legislation ever passed by Congress and signed by a President .. and that covers a lot of ground. Why is it so bad? For one, do you REALLY want government in charge of your healthcare? Other than that, Obamacare distorts the healthcare market enormously. See the American Action Forum...
  • Youth More Likely to Be Bullied at Schools With Anti-Bullying Programs

    09/13/2013 3:22:41 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 30 replies
    ScienceDaily.com ^ | 09/12/2013 | ScienceDaily
    Anti-bullying initiatives have become standard at schools across the country, but a new UT Arlington study finds that students attending those schools may be more likely to be a victim of bullying than children at schools without such programs. The findings run counter to the common perception that bullying prevention programs can help protect kids from repeated harassment or physical and emotional attacks.
  • Will young people pay for mandated health insurance next year? Uh, probably not …

    08/26/2013 5:28:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/26/2013 | BRUCE MCQUAIN
    Chris Conover takes to the pages of Forbes to discuss whether or not young people will take the plunge next year and buy health insurance as required by ObamaCare. His conclusion? Not if they’re smart. A recent study by the National Center for Public Policy Research shows that: About 3.7 million of those ages 18-34 will be at least $500 better off if they forgo insurance and pay the penalty.More than 3 million will be $1,000 better off if they go the same route. Consequently, many more will opt to pay the extremely modest tax rather than fork over many...
  • No Country For Young Men: Skyrocketing Healthcare Costs, Part-time Jobs, Declining Real Income

    08/26/2013 10:44:10 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 21 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/26/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    As we begin a new semester at George Mason University, it is an appropriate time to review the miserable lot for young men in the US. And young women as well. Let’s start with healthcare premiums under the “affordable” healthcare act. According to a study by the American Action Forum, healthcare premiums for young people will rise dramatically, particularly for young men. obamacare-premiums-620xa Homeownership for the young? And USA Today found that homeownership rates are falling most for people aged 25-34. ustodaymilen And 16-19 unemployment rates remain appallingly high. Higher than Detroit’s unemployment rate! And much higher than the national...
  • 3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don't Leave the Church

    08/24/2013 10:20:59 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 51 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8-24-13 | John Daniel
    "What do we do about our kids?" The group of parents sat together in my office, wiping their eyes. I'm a high school pastor, but for once, they weren't talking about 16-year-olds drinking and partying. Each had a story to tell about a "good Christian" child, raised in their home and in our church, who had walked away from the faith during the college years. These children had come through our church's youth program, gone on short-term mission trips, and served in several different ministries during their teenage years. Now they didn't want anything to do with it anymore. And,...
  • Jennette McCurdy: I Was A Teenage Hashtag

    08/15/2013 8:48:48 PM PDT · by SeminoleCounty · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 14, 2013 | Jennette McCurdy
    I wanted to act since I was six years old, after seeing “Star Wars,” but my goals were more “wear a sweet costume and pretend to be cool” than “be famous.” So the fact that I was cast in the Nickelodeon sitcom “iCarly” at age 14 and catapulted into tween stardom was both an exciting and unexpected journey. When “iCarly” first started growing in popularity back in 2007, my castmates and I quickly felt the swell in attention. I started getting invited to movie premieres, designers were sending me clothes, old friends were reaching out, and I could no longer...
  • Gaming cuts Norway youth crime by a quarter

    08/14/2013 10:22:26 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 5 replies
    Computer games may have cut youth crime in Norway by as much as a quarter over the last decade, social research outfit Nova has argued on the release of Norway's latest crime statistics. Norway has seen a dramatic drop in youth crime over the last decade, according to figures from Statistics Norway released this week, with just 7.8 percent of 15-20 year olds charged with an offence in 2011, compared to 10.3 percent in 2002. "What we see is that young people spend more time in front of their screens, and this changes the conditions for youth crime," Nova's lead...
  • What's So Uncool About Cool Churches

    08/12/2013 5:32:45 PM PDT · by LUV W · 98 replies
    The Gospel Side ^ | September 23, 2012 | Matt Marino
    Unintended Consequences: How the “relevant” church and segregating youth is killing Christianity. I recently spent six-months doing a rotation as a hospital chaplain. One day I received a page (Yes, hospitals actually still use pagers). Chaplains are generally called to the rooms of people who look ill: People gray with kidney disease, or yellow with liver failure, discouraged amputees, nervous cancer patients. In this room, however, was a strikingly attractive 23 year-old young lady sitting up cheerfully in the hospital bed, holding her infant daughter and chatting with family and friends. Confused, I stepped outside and asked her nurse, “Why...
  • Young Americans Left Out Of Obama's 'Jobs Recovery'

    08/03/2013 5:23:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    IBD ^ | 08/03/2013
    A (New) Lost Generation: As the media focus on a slight drop in unemployment, an ugly trend gets ignored: the declining participation of young Americans in the job market. We'll pay for this for decades to come. We keep hearing the job market is "improving" or even "solid," with 162,000 new positions created in July and unemployment falling to 7.4%, the lowest since 2008. But one group is sitting it out. And it's the one that most enthusiastically embraced Barack Obama in both of his presidential elections: America's young. Their unemployment rate is a shocking 16.1%. Increasingly, those ages 18...
  • No Country For Young People (Unemployment, Obamacare Premiums, Homeownership Rates)

    07/25/2013 12:29:44 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 11 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/25/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    As high schools and universities turn out more and more students (like George Mason University), I felt it was time to review the economic environment facing the young people in the US, aka “Millennials.” My conclusion? This is no country for young people. At least in the current state of affairs. Let’s start with healthcare premiums under the “affordable” healthcare act. According to a study by the American Action Forum, 45% of respondents who are currently covered report they would no longer purchase health insurance and would instead pay the penalty each year if their premium costs increase 30% in...
  • Reminder to young people: ObamaCare needs YOU!

    07/25/2013 10:42:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    If you’re a young person who happens to be reading this and you somehow have yet to figure out that our esteemed president’s crowning legislative achievement relies directly on you volunteering to pay what in many cases will amount to at least a couple thousand more dollars a year for a health insurance plan that you in all likelihood will not need to use very much… then you really haven’t been paying attention.That’s a couple thousand dollars you should’ve/would’ve/could’ve used as part of a down payment for a house or a car, for payments on your student loans, or just...
  • ‘Bash Mob’ Warning in Long Beach, CA

    07/19/2013 3:20:05 PM PDT · by Gorilla44 · 49 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 7/19/2013 | Zachary Stieber
    Officials in Long Beach, California are warning residents about a potential “bash mob” possibly planned for Friday afternoon. Bash mobs are unruly crowds that group together to race through streets committing petty crimes such as assault and property damage, reports CBS LA. One of these mobs happened in downtown Long Beach on July 9, and investigators discovered another one planned for 2 p.m. today, July 19. “The Long Beach Police Department takes this issue very seriously and will be prepared to arrest anyone whose intent is to commit criminal acts,” Long Beach Police Sgt. Aaron Eaton said. “We will continue...
  • Lost in the Zimmerman Trial Coverage: Homicide Rate for Youth at 30-Year Low

    07/17/2013 8:31:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    NSSF ^ | 16 July, 2013 | Steve Sanetti
    Late last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the homicide rate for those 10 to 24 years of age has hit a 30-year low. Let’s credit USA TODAY for running an article on this news while acknowledging that this report was lost in the tireless news coverage of the George Zimmerman trial verdict. One of the cable news networks may have put an expert on air about the positive results of this study, but I doubt it. There’s not much drama in statistics, after all, especially those showing that things are safer.The CDC study echoed...
  • This Is For Trayvon!!!

    07/15/2013 8:02:46 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 55 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | July 15, 2013 | Justin George
    This Is For Trayvon !! Baltimore police say they are investigating a witness account that a group of black youths beat a Hispanic man near Patterson Park Sunday while saying, "This is for Trayvon."
  • Nosebleed Youth Unemployment: Will The U.S. Follow The Sclerotic Lead Of Europe?

    06/27/2013 8:13:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/27/2013 | Alejandro Chafuen
    When the last reports came out showing that youth unemployment had reached 16.2 % in the United States, alarm bells began to be heard in some quarters. This is more than double the rate of unemployment of the adult population. The rate is fast approaching the average youth unemployment rate in Europe which stands at approximately 24%. Can we learn from the European experience? Using data compiled by the economic freedom indices of the Fraser Institute in Canada, and the Heritage Foundation, in the United States, we recently looked at how economic freedom, labor regulations, social spending, and regulatory climate,...
  • Young People Should Say No to Obamacare: The program needs them, but it’s not worth signing on.

    06/21/2013 5:48:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/21/2013 | John Fund
    Starting in 2014, Obamacare will attempt to get almost every American to obtain health insurance. The system desperately needs healthy young people, millions of whom don’t have health insurance, to sign up because their money is needed to subsidize treatment for older, sicker Americans. But will they? Young people will be asked to buy policies that don’t reflect the low risk they have of getting sick. Obamacare allows health insurers to vary premiums based on age, but they can charge older customers only up to three times as much as healthy young customers, while most insurers have as much as...
  • More than a quarter of young people don’t think the price of health insurance is worth it

    06/20/2013 2:41:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/20/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The Obama administration has been doing a pretty poor job hiding their desperation when it comes to convincing the young people that they need to subsidize the entire system that they should sign up for insurance through ObamaCare — because without getting them to pay more money into the system than they’ll actually need to use, that whole “affordable” thing is going to fall apart pretty quickly.The White House and ObamaCare’s supporters are mounting a full-scale campaign to tout the law’s supposed benefits and convince Americans to sign up en masse, and according to a new poll from the Kaiser...
  • Jenkins: The Young Won't Buy ObamaCare

    06/19/2013 8:11:05 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 19, 2013 | Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.
    Media outlets lately have emphasized the challenge of enticing healthy young adults to sign up for ObamaCare, "exactly the type of person insurance plans, states and the federal government are counting on to make health reform work," as the L.A. Times put it. These pieces are useful as far as they go, but miss a key point that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito managed to convey in many fewer words during last year's Supreme Court argument on ObamaCare. Mr. Alito pointed out that young, healthy adults today spend an average of $854 a year on health care. ObamaCare would require...