Kids Today

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“If You Don’t Give My Kid a Different Teacher, I’ll Hold My Breath Until I Turn Blue!”

It’s August, and if you’ve got kids in elementary school, chances are you’re combing the local paper each day for news of classroom assignments. It’s […]

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Ivy League Girls Gone Wild!

First it was the women of Penn in the New York Times, explaining that college’s hookup culture is really great because they don’t have time […]

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Why’d We All Stop Going to Sports Halls of Fame?

When you were making your vacation plans for this summer, did the destinations you considered include Canton, Ohio? Cooperstown, New York? Charlotte, North Carolina? I’ll […]

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In Baseball, Is Adderall the New Steroids?

University of Oklahoma right-handed pitching ace Jonathan Gray, one of the top three draft-eligible players in the country, made headlines last month when he tested […]

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College Students Can’t Stop Making a Federal Case About Sex

Sex on local college campuses sure is getting complicated. First a bunch of women at Swarthmore College decided administrators there weren’t taking sexual assaults on […]

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Unpaid Interns Sue NBCUniversal in $5 Million Class-Action Lawsuit

The death knell of the era of the unpaid internship continued tolling today, courtesy again of a couple of lowly interns themselves. Following on the […]

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Trend Alert: Summer Camp for Grown-Ups!

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My Electric Kool-Aid Adderall Test

One of the best parts of being a writer is that the job lets you be nosy professionally. If I’m curious what all those new […]

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WATCH: Teens Turn Philly Into Parkour Stuntfest

Ever heard of parkour? Probably, but if you haven’t, here’s the deal: It’s basically really awesome, scary-looking acrobatics done in an urban environment. This scene […]

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The Unpaid Internship Era Is Finally Coming to an End

If you were to come into the Philly Mag offices today, you’d find that the editorial side of things is lousy with interns. They sit […]

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And the Bridal Party Wore Flip-Flops (Ugh)

I was at two weddings recently where most of the young women wore flip-flops all the way to walking into the ceremony, and then put […]

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Making Sense of the Fear Over Germantown H.S. Closure

When the School District of Philadelphia announced at the beginning of this year that it was closing 37 schools—a number later whittled down to 29—parents […]

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Heidi Klum’s Parenting 101: Pay Off Your Kids

If I were to tell you that I know a child who is given a $50-$60 video game for every week that he attends school, […]

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First Day on the Job, Kid? Step Right This Way for the Moonbounce and the Funnel Cake!

You can say what you like about the millennials who are now, with the resurgent economy, trickling into the workplace for their first “real” jobs. […]

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Watch: 13-Year-Old Wins National Spelling Bee with “Knaidel”

Knaidel: “A Yiddish term of German origin meaning “dumpling.”” When Arvind Mahankali, of New York City, was told which word he’d need to spell correctly to […]