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The rise in Instagram activity surrounding this issue corresponds to an actual and undeniable trend happening right now:...
03/22/2021
Asian-American activism on social media: how long will it last?

The rise in Instagram activity surrounding this issue corresponds to an actual and undeniable trend happening right now: hate crimes against Asian-Americans skyrocketed across U.S. cities last year and are continuing to do so, sometimes by triple-digit percentages. #StopAsianHate

If you’re on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed a recent spike in story posts centering on hate crimes against Asian-Americans and what to do about them. Your friends are likely posting footage of terrible street violence inflicted upon this community and news of police brutality against Asian-A...

"Even without a Catholic lens, ma********on has always been stuck between a c**k and a hard place. It’s so good yet so b...
03/04/2021
Our lady of autoeroticism: Catholicism, capitalism, and female ma********on

"Even without a Catholic lens, ma********on has always been stuck between a c**k and a hard place. It’s so good yet so bad, something I can talk about as a writer but not as a teenage girl." Andrea Panaligan writes

Catholic News Service (CNS) takes its Movie Reviews section very seriously. Propelled by their mission to evaluate films based on their alignment with Scriptures and prominent religious teachings, the CNS archive is as complete as Vulture, with their own classification system as strict as, well, Ca...

"The game of mahjong is rooted in generations of tradition and is ubiquitous among Chinese culture, often played at fami...
02/17/2021
Rebranding mahjong in an offensive display of self-absorption

"The game of mahjong is rooted in generations of tradition and is ubiquitous among Chinese culture, often played at family gatherings and celebrations. Thus, mahjong’s primary purpose is its service as a cultural experience, not its aesthetic appeal." Katherine Williams writes #adolescentcontent

When Kate LaGere sat down to play mahjong with friends, she was disappointed. The centuries-old designs of the traditional Chinese game seemed outdated and boring, unappealing to her aesthetic preferences. LaGere wanted a tile set that fit her taste and reflected the fun she had playing the game. Jo...

Whether you want to use readings as markers of fate, symbols to help you understand your own psyche, or a gateway into w...
02/03/2021
A beginner's guide to tarot

Whether you want to use readings as markers of fate, symbols to help you understand your own psyche, or a gateway into witchier practices, there really isn’t a wrong way to use tarot. That being said, here are the very basics of tarot, no matter which path you choose.

Chances are that if you’re on TikTok, Instagram, or even (gasp) Tumblr, you’ve probably already heard of tarot cards. They’re elusive, complex, and definitely enticing to someone who wants to dabble in divination but doesn’t know where to start. For an art form that’s been commodified by s...

Instagram, as an example, has become as much a site for social engagement as it has a vehicle for commercial enterprises...
02/02/2021
Seeing Instagram for what it is: for-profit

Instagram, as an example, has become as much a site for social engagement as it has a vehicle for commercial enterprises and advertising. New changes to the app’s layout overwhelmingly promote content from accounts you don’t follow, ones largely marketing material goods.

As the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered in-person interactions risky and unsafe, social media has become our primary point of contact with others. It’s how we transport our relationships online, how we sustain and forge new ones from a distance. Nonetheless, viewing social media purely as a form of ...

Black History is World History! There is NO history without Black history, without the stories and narratives and lives ...
02/01/2021

Black History is World History! There is NO history without Black history, without the stories and narratives and lives of Black people⁠.⁠

We're celebrating Black history, Black joy, Black magic, success, love, and power this month and every month⁠ ‼️✨

What better way to use Black History Month than as practice for creating a world that demands displays of Black joy and pleasure year-round?

Black History is World History! There is NO history without Black history, without the stories and narratives and lives of Black people⁠.⁠

We're celebrating Black history, Black joy, Black magic, success, love, and power this month and every month⁠ ‼️✨

What better way to use Black History Month than as practice for creating a world that demands displays of Black joy and pleasure year-round?

The anti-vaccine movement is more than just an eye-roll-worthy subculture fueled by pseudoscience and conspiracy theorie...
01/29/2021
The ideology behind anti-vax mommy bloggers and QAnon followers

The anti-vaccine movement is more than just an eye-roll-worthy subculture fueled by pseudoscience and conspiracy theories—it’s a significant public health risk!

She resembles the girl you went to high school with who (unsuccessfully) tried to recruit you for her essential oil pyramid scheme. In her IGTV videos, she speaks softly of chakras, juice cleanses, and naturopathic remedies. Her story highlights, however, tell a different narrative: she’s in the s...

"High school friendships are, simply put, irreplaceable." Jill Risberg writes.
01/27/2021
High school friends are better

"High school friendships are, simply put, irreplaceable." Jill Risberg writes.

By the time you enter college, it’s expected that you hate your hometown and everything associated with it. After all, you likely just spent the last decade forced to physically reside within the same 20-mile radius as your mind matured and ached for new, unexplored terrain. Disdain for your possi...

As a decently seasoned user of edibles, I would like to offer up some of my best tips for getting started on the right f...
01/25/2021
A beginner's guide to trying edibles

As a decently seasoned user of edibles, I would like to offer up some of my best tips for getting started on the right foot. 😏

Of all the forms of cannabis consumption, there is none better than edibles. When used properly, they are the safest, most discrete, and most affordable way to get high. When used improperly, however, they can cause paranoia, nausea, and a ruined night. As a decently seasoned user of edibles, I woul...

Culture cheat sheet: Olivia Rodrigo, Harry Styles, and more
01/22/2021
Culture cheat sheet: Olivia Rodrigo, Harry Styles, and more

Culture cheat sheet: Olivia Rodrigo, Harry Styles, and more

I’m a sucker for movies about people going through a rut, from the coming of age of suburb-born teens to stoic fortysomethings asking their wives if they’ve turned boring. They never fail to tap into something innate and universal despite the stakes being extremely low, the human experience enca...

"Connection is the foundation of social media, and the backbone of the influencer market. Enticing followers with the my...
01/21/2021
Redefining celebrity as distance disappears

"Connection is the foundation of social media, and the backbone of the influencer market. Enticing followers with the myth of connection is how influencers operate, and it is ingrained in the practices of Instagram and TikTok."

In 2017, a 16-year-old girl named Emma Chamberlain uploaded her first YouTube video. The city-inspired lookbook, filled with a mid-2010s array of Brandy Melville and Pacsun, has now amassed almost 2 million views. She models the clothes with carefree, ironic self-awareness, though “model” feels ...

The boozy exchange of compliments and I-love-yous between strangers over a bathroom sink that feel more sincere than sob...
01/19/2021
Nightclubs, we miss you

The boozy exchange of compliments and I-love-yous between strangers over a bathroom sink that feel more sincere than sober ones. I want it all back.

Everything feels so romantic when it’s just outside of your reach, the particulars of clubbing especially. That unnerving feeling of your shoe clinging to the sticky, beery floor. Gobs of 3 AM shawarma and warm bread jabbing at the sides of your throat because you forgot how to chew. The boozy exc...

There is no one way to be or sound Indigenous—this playlist spans emotions, traditions, and places. It brings together l...
01/14/2021
Indians never die playlist: native and Indigenous musicians

There is no one way to be or sound Indigenous—this playlist spans emotions, traditions, and places. It brings together love songs, protest anthems, moments of laughter, and expressions of decolonial solidarity. It is a gathering of songs that brings nuance to our understandings of Indigenous life, presence, and community.

Today, take a moment to notice what’s around you and in the wake of the new year, what’s ahead of you.

I made this playlist for my college radio station in 2017. I played it on car rides with my dad and on walks by Lake Michigan. I played it on the three-hour drive from Denver to the Sand Creek Massacre site, surrounded by friends from my university’s Native American and Indigenous student organiza...

" I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea of a supposedly benevolent God when I had witnessed so much loss first-hand."
01/13/2021
Diary of a progressive Catholic

" I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea of a supposedly benevolent God when I had witnessed so much loss first-hand."

When I went to Catholic school, I didn’t really consider myself a Catholic. I hated the constant prayer, the not-so-subtle nods to purity culture, the sixth-grade religion teacher who didn’t support UNICEF because they provided condoms. In seventh grade, my mother was mortified to overhear me te...

Warnock’s victory was declared early in the morning as the final votes were counted and Ossof’s win was called later in ...
01/07/2021
The day Georgia made history, again.

Warnock’s victory was declared early in the morning as the final votes were counted and Ossof’s win was called later in the day as Washington descended into chaos at the hands of a pro-Trump mob protesting the certification of Biden’s win.

After none of the four candidates seeking to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate received more than half of the votes cast in November, they faced off in a special runoff election. Democratic newcomers Jon Ossof and Rev. Raphael Warnock challenged Republican incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffl...

Say what you want about Gen Z, but when it comes to beauty products, they aren’t here to mess around. Even a beauty afic...
01/06/2021
The influence of TikTok on the world of beauty

Say what you want about Gen Z, but when it comes to beauty products, they aren’t here to mess around. Even a beauty aficionado like myself can learn from this platform—so here’s everything I’ve learned from the world of TikTok beauty.

For internet lovers like myself, there’s been nothing that’s had quite such an enormous impact in recent years as TikTok. What I originally dismissed as a Vine ripoff has spawned an entire internet movement—and the best part is, there’s something for everyone. Obviously, for me, the most exc...

In this round-up, we’ll be sharing some of the coolest female musicians—both emerging and household favorites—that have ...
01/04/2021
A round-up of 2020's best female musicians

In this round-up, we’ll be sharing some of the coolest female musicians—both emerging and household favorites—that have released great albums this past year:

Social distancing and lockdown precautions may have put an indefinite pause on concerts and live events, but that didn’t stop many female musicians from releasing amazing music this year. As live concerts have switched to virtual jam sessions, musicians have gotten more creative than ever when fig...

" The homeless aren’t just people who chose drugs over everything; in fact, the rate of substance abuse among homeless p...
12/29/2020
Homelessness and the pandemic

" The homeless aren’t just people who chose drugs over everything; in fact, the rate of substance abuse among homeless people isn’t much higher than the rate among the general population."

At first, homelessness was considered a “big city problem”—but to the dismay of the more privileged, encampments have begun popping up in even the most unsuspecting towns. The consensus seems to be that homelessness is a result of laziness and/or poor life choices. People refer to “the homel...

Here are the best movies of the year, according to Gen-Z critics around the globe, which you can watch now:
12/28/2020
16 best movies of 2020, according to Gen-Z critics

Here are the best movies of the year, according to Gen-Z critics around the globe, which you can watch now:

I’ve always viewed film criticism—and really, the film industry in general—as behind an impenetrable sheen. The nepotism and sheer inaccessibility of both fields blinked bright red anytime I considered being a part of it, warning that I was entering precarious territory. This elitism trickles ...

Our newest Member Crush is...Malaika Astorga! A Mexican-Canadian visual artist, Malaika is the co-founder of Also Cool M...
12/22/2020
@dolescent member crush: Malaika Astorga

Our newest Member Crush is...Malaika Astorga! A Mexican-Canadian visual artist, Malaika is the co-founder of Also Cool Mag, and she works to provide Latinx representation in mainstream media. This week, we sat down with her to talk COVID productivity, graphic design, and how she gets her sketches going.

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This playlist is to soundtrack the last push through this final month of 2020—songs to lift your spirits and bring hope ...
12/21/2020
Playlist: an end, a beginning

This playlist is to soundtrack the last push through this final month of 2020—songs to lift your spirits and bring hope for the next year, songs to track the passage of time, songs to wait around with. Time is on our side—we'll all come out of this year something new!

"Time is on my side," sings Emily Kempf of Dehd on the sixth track of this mix, a phrase that has been on my mind recently. This year has felt like the longest I've lived through, and I'm sure many of you feel the same. It's been a year of so much change, and damn, it's been hard. This playlist is t...

Depending on where you live and your level of comfort, you’ve got some limited options. However, there are still plenty ...
12/18/2020
Fun date ideas for these uncertain times

Depending on where you live and your level of comfort, you’ve got some limited options. However, there are still plenty of ways to plan a socially-distanced evening out or a cozy night in! Here are some great options for dating and having fun during coronavirus:

With temperatures dropping and COVID cases climbing higher by the day, it can be more than a little bit difficult to navigate the dating scene right now. Going on Tinder dates over Skype can be taxing at best and traumatizing at worst; even worse is navigating creeping anxiety when you finally do m...

Aside from taking a toll on our emotions, that election also certainly took a toll on our skin. So to soothe both our ac...
12/16/2020
Look to try: dealing with your stressed out post-election skin

Aside from taking a toll on our emotions, that election also certainly took a toll on our skin. So to soothe both our aching souls and our angry complexions, here’s a de-stressing skincare routine.

Aside from taking a toll on our emotions, that election also certainly took a toll on our skin. So to soothe both our aching souls and our angry complexions, here’s a de-stressing skincare routine.

Culture cheat sheet: “evermore” and an Aubrey Plaza double feature
12/15/2020
Culture cheat sheet: “evermore” and an Aubrey Plaza double feature

Culture cheat sheet: “evermore” and an Aubrey Plaza double feature

There is definitely a lot going on at the moment. Taylor Swift just released the sister record to her universally revered alternative album folklore, which was surprise-dropped a mere five months ago. “To put it plainly, we just couldn’t stop writing songs. To try and put it more poetically, it ...

12/14/2020
Tayler Holder | #PYOTChallenge | Tinder

Like Tayler Holder said, the sky is the limit. Now it's your turn to put yourself out there, see y'all on the moon with the #PYOTChallenge

Must be 18+ & a resident of U.S., D.C. or Canada (except Quebec). Ends 12/31/20. See Official Rules at https://www.tinder.com/c/pyot

Video directed by Jon Schwartz

12/11/2020
Laura | #PYOTChallenge | Tinder

Put Yourself Out There and and let your adventure begin! Maybe you'll end up on an island like Laura! Take a shot at the $1 Million #PYOTChallenge!
Must be 18+ & a resident of U.S. or Canada (except Quebec). Ends 12/31/20. See Official Rules at https://www.tinder.com/c/pyot

Directed by Laura Alston

12/10/2020
Shea | Tinder | #PYOTChallenge

Life’s too short to be who you’re not so be yourself and Put Yourself Out There for Tinder's #PYOTChallenge! Must be 18+ & a resident of U.S. or Canada (except Quebec). Ends 12/31/20. See Official Rules at https://www.tinder.com/c/pyot

Directed by Shea Vaughan-Gabor

Adolescent has been working for the past 4 months on a campaign for our client Tinder called PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE.This...
12/10/2020
Tinder and Megan Thee Stallion will give you $10,000 to stop being so shy in your profile

Adolescent has been working for the past 4 months on a campaign for our client Tinder called PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE.

This new campaign was created by our whole team at Adolescent but it was specially crafted by the vulnerability, honesty, and personal stories of Jennifer Lynae Lee, Jeremiah Jones, Richelle Chen, Jalyn Eaton - and guided by our Creative Director Becky Ginos and Creative Strategist Sarah Gavish.

We should all feel safe to be who we really are, everywhere, all the time. How else can we expect to connect with others in a real way? That's what we're telling GenZ with this idea: know yourself, be yourself, and see what happens.

We are proud to have built this campaign from scratch and put it into the world with a truly brilliant team with Tinder. Adolescent handled the research/insights, creative strategy, creative ex*****on, production, and influencer management for Tinder and this campaign. #PYOTChallenge #generationz #genzmarketing #genzadvertising

The popular dating app has teamed up with the popular rapper for the Put Yourself Out There Challenge to push members to create more authentic profiles.

"Just like I cannot bear hearing “in these unprecedented times” during this pandemic, when it comes to relationships, th...
12/10/2020
I love me, but I love you more

"Just like I cannot bear hearing “in these unprecedented times” during this pandemic, when it comes to relationships, the cautionary boilerplate “you have to love yourself before you can love someone else” is growing calluses in my ears.

I call bu****it." Writes Wen Hsiao.

Just like I cannot bear hearing “in these unprecedented times” during this pandemic, when it comes to relationships, the cautionary boilerplate “you have to love yourself before you can love someone else” is growing calluses in my ears.

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Salut, je suis étudiante sage-femme et pour la fin de mes études je réalise un mémoire sur l'incontinence urinaire chez les adolescents. On n'en parle pas souvent pourtant ça existe et il y a des moyens de l'éviter. C'est pour cela que j'ai besoin de toi et d'un peu de ton temps pour répondre à mon questionnaire :) Il s'adresse à toutes les personnes autant les filles que les garçons de 10 à 19 ans donc même si tu ne te sens pas concerné par ce phénomène réponds en cochant que ça ne t'arrive pas :) N'hésite pas à le faire tester à tes amis, tes frères/soeurs, tes cousins, tes voisins il est anonyme et personne ne connaîtra tes réponses ;) Je te remercie d'avance et je compte sur toi pour le partager! Si tu as des questions n'hésite pas à m'envoyer un mail : [email protected]
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