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32-Year-Old Man Sues Parents, Says They Made Him Fail Life

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Or maybe it’s only that desperate people grasp at straws … and lawsuits. Bernard Bey, a 32-year-old homeless man from […]

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Miss Delaware Teen USA Resigns, Denies Sex Tape

Ick. Yuck. Gross. But here it is: Gawker is reporting that Melissa King, Miss Delaware Teen USA, has resigned “amid claims that she appeared in […]

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West Chester School Uses Yoga Balls Instead of Character-Building Chairs

AP reports on Robby Giuliano’s fifth-grade class at Westtown-Thornbury Elementary School in West Chester, where she’s replaced uncomfortable wooden and plastic chairs with … yoga balls: […]

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Philly 9-Year-Old To Run Antarctic Marathon, Making Your Life Pretty Much a Failure

One of these days, I’m going to get around to losing some weight, maybe even start training for a 5K. Today, I’d rather get a […]

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West Philly’s Zora Ball is Youngest Video Game Creator Ever

Jezebel reports: “Pint-sized programming wizard Zora Ball is now the youngest person to create a full version of a mobile application video game. A first […]

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If All Jeopardy Answers Were This Good, People Would Watch Jeopardy

Yesterday’s Teen Jeopardy! finale (Like “Panic! At the Disco” and “FUN.” we could do without the punctuation, Trebek) featured perhaps the greatest final Jeopardy answer […]

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“Generation Light”: The Brave New World of Not Owning Stuff

One of those ubiquitous articles about the death of print journalism—this one from Editor & Publisher, written by “new media consultant” Alan D. Mutter—has introduced […]

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WATCH: Kids at Tree House Books Talk About Making the World Better

You’ve probably seen this viral video of “Kid President” giving a pep talk to viewers. In response, Vimeo user Lauren Macaluso has uploaded this video […]

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PA Principal Stops Stocking H.S. Boys’ Bathroom With Toilet Paper

The boys at Mahanoy Area High School are shit out of luck. Okay, bad joke, I agree, but it’s a fair way to describe the […]

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Fire School Officials Who Suspended PA Kindergartner for “Terroristic Threat”

It is time to immediately boot all school administrators who had any involvement in suspending a five-year-old kindergartener from the Mount Carmel Area Elementary School […]

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What if Lena Dunham Were a Man?

As I write this, the much-publicized second season of Lena Dunham’s Girls is about to premiere on HBO. I won’t be watching. I want to […]

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Study: Modern Parenting Is Ruining Your Kid’s Brain

“Life outcomes for American youth are worsening, especially in comparison to 50 years ago.” So claims this new study presented at the University of Notre […]

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Why Is Girl Who Empathized With Adam Lanza Being Vilified?

I’m trying to wrap my mind around what happened with Courtni Webb, the high-school senior who got suspended for writing a poem in which she […]

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A Look Back at the Year in Fat-Shaming

I was surprised to read last week that rates of childhood obesity in some U.S. cities, Philadelphia included, are actually down. According to the New […]

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“Dad, Why Do People Own Guns?”

Days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, I am still shaken as a parent and disheartened as a human being. I walked into […]