Biden and Kerry Must Address the Climate Emergency

There is no middle path when it comes to the climate emergency.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #global-warming, #green-new-deal, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #wildfires, #youth

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Debbie Allen’s Technique? It’s All About Tough Love

The documentary “Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” shines a spotlight on Ms. Allen and her academy as it prepares for the holiday classic.

#allen-debbie, #bokelberg-oliver-1964, #content-type-personal-profile, #dance-dreams-hot-chocolate-nutcracker-movie, #dancing, #documentary-films-and-programs, #hot-chocolate-nutcracker-dance, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #youth

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‘I Forget About the World:’ Afghan Youth Find Escape in a Video Game

The game’s cultlike following in Afghanistan inhabits a real-life version of its violent virtual reality.

#afghanistan, #computer-and-video-games, #kabul-afghanistan, #pubg-video-game, #taliban, #terrorism, #violence-media-and-entertainment, #youth

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Election Night on TikTok: Anxiety, Analysis and Wishful Thinking

Their parents are watching cable news in the other room, but many younger people are gathering online for a more communal experience.

#presidential-election-of-2020, #tiktok-bytedance, #youth

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Student Voting Surges Despite Efforts to Suppress It

The coronavirus pandemic and new requirements in Republican-led states created voting obstacles for college students this year. Yet youth participation appears to be on the rise.

#absentee-voting, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters, #youth

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How to Do School When Motivation Has Gone Missing

Here’s what teenagers can do to equip themselves to move forward during this difficult and frustrating time.

#content-type-service, #education-k-12, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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Young and Jobless in Europe: ‘It’s Been Desperate’

The pandemic-induced jobs crisis has fallen disproportionately on generation Covid-19, and the effects may be long lasting.

#careers-and-professions, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #europe, #hiring-and-promotion, #internships, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #unemployment, #youth

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Footprints Mark a Toddler’s Perilous Prehistoric Journey

Mammoths and giant ground sloths roamed the same terrain that a young adult swiftly moved through while toting a young child.

#animal-behavior, #children-and-childhood, #feet, #fossils, #mammoths-animals, #new-mexico, #paleontology, #quaternary-science-reviews-journal, #research, #sloths-animals, #white-sands-national-park-new-mexico, #your-feed-science, #youth

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LeBron James on Black Voter Participation, Misinformation and Trump

In an interview, the recently crowned N.B.A. champion discussed the work of More Than a Vote, a collective of athletes trying to combat misinformation among Black communities before Election Day.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #james-lebron, #more-than-a-vote, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #voting-and-voters, #youth

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An Italian Teenager Could Become the First Millennial Saint

Carlo Acutis, who died at 15 in 2006 and was an early adopter of the internet, was beatified over the weekend, putting him on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church.

#acutis-carlo, #assisi-italy, #beatifications-and-canonizations, #computers-and-the-internet, #death-and-dying, #francis, #millennial-generation, #roman-catholic-church, #social-media, #youth

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Young People Are Stepping Up to Be Poll Workers

Older volunteers are reluctant to work during the pandemic. High school students, who are increasingly politically engaged and have more time, are taking their place.

#absentee-voting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #volunteers-and-community-service, #voting-and-voters, #workplace-hazards-and-violations, #youth

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Why Don’t Young People Vote, and What Can Be Done About It?

They don’t outvote their elders anywhere in the world. But our analysis of global voter data found that in places where more older people vote, more younger people vote, too.

#polls-and-public-opinion, #research, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #youth

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘This City That Some Are Calling Dead Is Very Much Alive’

Modern Love in miniature, featuring reader-submitted stories of no more than 100 words.

#dating-and-relationships, #love-emotion, #manhattan-nyc, #modern-love-times-column, #youth

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How Shouting, Finger-Waving Girls Became Our Conscience

Young yet preternaturally wise, figures including Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg have changed the face of activism.

#2020-t-design, #gonzalez-emma, #thunberg-greta, #visbal-kristen, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #yousafzai-malala, #youth

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Strangers’ Things

Earning money online by selling intimate objects that aren’t obviously sexual (including emotions).

#e-commerce, #generation-z, #millennial-generation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sex, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #youth

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Virus Cases Surged in Young Adults. The Elderly Were Hit Next.

Infections among young adults eventually may have spread to older, more vulnerable people, the C.D.C. reported.

#age-chronological, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #disease-rates, #elderly, #millennial-generation, #united-states, #your-feed-science, #youth

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For Young People’s Sexual Health, the Pandemic Changes the Game

The pandemic may offer opportunities to help adolescents and young adults make good decisions regarding sexual and social behavior.

#birth-control-and-family-planning, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #parenting, #sex, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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If You See Someone Not Wearing a Mask, Do You Say Something?

I considered whether to put on a mask at the party and, as a doctor, did so. People glanced at me hesitantly, noticing. I felt awkward.

#acquired-immune-deficiency-syndrome, #condoms, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #medicine-and-health, #youth

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Outcry in Hong Kong After Police Tackle 12-Year-Old Girl

Children’s rights groups started a petition demanding a public apology from the police force and an investigation over the girl’s treatment.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019, #lam-carrie-1957, #youth

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The Forgotten History of the Radical ‘Elders of the Tribe’

The Gray Panthers staged rowdy protests against ageism and found common cause with young activists on everything from health care to racial justice. What can they teach us today?

#aarp, #discrimination, #elderly, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

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How the Green New Deal Saved a Senator’s Career

There are lessons here for Joe Biden.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #elections-senate, #environment, #green-new-deal, #markey-edward-j, #massachusetts, #prakash-varshini, #presidential-election-of-2020, #primaries-and-caucuses, #social-media, #sunrise-movement, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

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N.Y.C. Cut 40,000 Youth Jobs When They Were Needed Most

“I wasn’t doing this for video games,” said one participant in the Summer Youth Employment Program, whose budget was slashed because of the pandemic. For those who didn’t get a slot, it was yet another letdown in an uncertain year.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cypress-hills-local-development-corp, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #summer-season, #youth, #youth-and-community-development-dept

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Pandemic Drives Millions from Latin America’s Universities

They were the first in their families to make it to college. But how do you study when you can’t afford to eat?

#bogota-colombia, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #duque-ivan, #e-learning, #youth

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Young People Are Fighting Hunger and Finding Purpose

“These amazing young kids are running the whole show,” said the owner of the Wood Cafe, which gives away food. “Their energy propels it.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #empathy, #food, #food-insecurity, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #volunteers-and-community-service, #youth

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Desperate to Leave Beirut, Young Lebanese Are Also the Ones Fixing It

The young people leading the huge volunteer effort after the recent blast are bringing hope, but have lost it themselves. “I want to at least have Beirut on its feet before I go,” one said.

#beirut-lebanon, #beirut-lebanon-explosions-2020, #bombs-and-explosives, #lebanon, #politics-and-government, #volunteers-and-community-service, #youth

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The 2020 Back-to-School List for Teens’ Emotional Well-Being

Forget backpacks and binders. Here are the essentials teenagers will need for the strange school year ahead.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #loneliness, #parenting, #quarantines, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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Young Adults’ Pandemic Mental Health Risks

In a new C.D.C. survey, 18- to 24-year-olds reported the highest levels of symptoms of anxiety and depression, and a quarter of them said they had seriously considered suicide.

#anxiety-and-stress, #colleges-and-universities, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #depression-mental, #firearms, #mental-health-and-disorders, #parenting, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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11-Year-Old Scores Viral Rap Hit but Trips on Gaza Politics

Abdel Rahman al-Shantti became a Palestinian rap star when his video went viral. His trouble began when he advocated “love between us and Israel.”

#eminem, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #music, #nafar-tamer, #palestinians, #politics-and-government, #rap-and-hip-hop, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wiz-khalifa, #youth

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Despite Everything, Bernie Sanders Still Believes

The senator from Vermont explains why the left still has a fighting chance.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-national-convention, #democratic-party, #harris-kamala-d, #medicare, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #sanders-bernard, #socialism-theory-and-philosophy, #trump-donald-j, #youth

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You May Not Know This Pandemic Winner, but Your Tween Probably Does

Millions of children have flocked to the online gaming site Roblox since March. That’s helping game developers, some as young as 16, make a lot of money.

#black-people, #computer-and-video-games, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #quarantines, #roblox-video-game, #start-ups, #venture-capital, #youth

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Anxiety and Depression Rises Among Young Adults, Blacks and Latinos in Pandemic

A new C.D.C. survey indicates that young people, as well as Blacks and Latinos of all ages, are showing signs of deteriorating mental health and some are resorting to substance abuse.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brigham-and-womens-hospital, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #mental-health-and-disorders, #monash-university, #research, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

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What Happened to the Young Voters Focused on Guns?

It’s not their top issue anymore, but many see it as a part of other, larger concerns.

#democratic-party, #el-paso-tex-shooting-2019, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #march-for-our-lives-inc, #mass-shootings, #midterm-elections-2018, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #voting-and-voters, #youth

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The Coronavirus Infected Hundreds at a Georgia Summer Camp

The camp took precautions but did not require campers to wear masks, the C.D.C. reported. Singing and cheering may have helped spread the virus.

#camps-and-camping, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #georgia, #masks, #tests-medical, #your-feed-science, #youth

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In Ultra-Wealthy Greenwich, Teen Parties Lead to Jump in Virus Cases

Many of those exposed were seniors who had just finished their final year at two elite private schools.

#connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #disease-rates, #education-k-12, #greenwich-conn, #greenwich-academy-greenwich-conn, #lamont-ned, #parties-social, #reeves-tate-1974, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

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Virus-Driven Push to Release Juvenile Detainees Leaves Black Youth Behind

After an initial decrease in the youth detention population since the pandemic began, the rate of release has slowed, and the gap between white youth and Black youth has grown.

#black-people, #casey-annie-e-foundation, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #criminal-justice, #juvenile-delinquency, #maryland, #michigan, #race-and-ethnicity, #youth

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With Eating Disorders, Looks Can Be Deceiving

Distorted eating behaviors occur in young people irrespective of their weight, gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.

#anorexia-nervosa, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #diet-and-nutrition, #eating-disorders, #exercise, #fasting, #food, #mental-health-and-disorders, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #weight, #youth

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No, My Toddler Doesn’t Need to Learn to Code

Sales in educational toys are booming, but often there isn’t much weight to their claims of teaching kids science and math.

#children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #mathematics, #parenting, #parenting-play-package, #robots-and-robotics, #rumors-and-misinformation, #science-and-technology, #toys, #youth

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Older Children Spread the Coronavirus Just as Much as Adults, New Study Finds

The study of nearly 65,000 people in South Korea suggests that school reopenings will trigger more outbreaks.

#children-and-childhood, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #denmark, #education-k-12, #finland, #hanage-william-p, #israel, #quarantines, #research, #shutdowns-institutional, #south-korea, #teachers-and-school-employees, #your-feed-science, #youth

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Taylor Lorenz on Reporting, Teens and Internet Culture

Taylor Lorenz spends most of her days reporting on the ways we use the internet. Here’s how she does it.

#computers-and-the-internet, #instant-messaging, #parenting, #social-media, #text-messaging, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #your-feed-selfcare, #youth

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How Are You Telling Children the Story of the Pandemic?

Every child needs a narrative. Here’s what several pediatricians are talking about with their children.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #internal-essential, #parenting, #quarantines, #youth

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How Democrats Should Increase the Youth Vote

Youth organizers know how to increase the youth vote. When will party elites invest in them?

#democratic-party, #presidential-election-of-2020, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #youth

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The Young Cut Loose in Myrtle Beach. The Virus Followed Them Home.

A popular spring break and summertime destination on the South Carolina coast is linked to clusters of coronavirus cases among teenagers and young adults in several states.

#beaches, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #myrtle-beach-sc, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #youth

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‘You Know Your Audience’: Russia’s Internet Stars Turn Away From Putin

There used to be little stigma around getting paid to extol the Russian president. Now, as his popularity ebbs with young people, online celebrities see such praise as a career wrecker.

#blogs-and-blogging-internet, #instagram-inc, #polls-and-public-opinion, #putin-vladimir-v, #referendums, #russia, #youth, #youtube-com

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Mayor de Blasio, Bring Back Summer Jobs

There is still time, and it can be done safely. The economic and social payoff is totally worth it.

#baltimore-md, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #labor-and-jobs, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #minimum-wage, #new-york-city, #philadelphia-pa, #race-and-ethnicity, #summer-season, #wages-and-salaries, #youth

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What Is Freedom? Teaching Kids Philosophy in a Pandemic

Thinking about big questions empowers children to feel more confident about the value of their own ideas, teachers say.

#children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #parenting, #philosophy, #youth

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Who Are the Key Voters Turning Against Trump?

They’re senior voters, and they could be Joe Biden’s secret weapon.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #florida, #michigan, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #youth

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George Floyd Protests Stir a Difficult Debate on Race in France

France has long sought social justice through a commitment to universal ideals. But a younger generation is demanding recognition of racism — and remedies for it.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #floyd-george-d-2020, #france, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #immigration-and-emigration, #income-inequality, #minorities, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #race-and-ethnicity, #traore-adama-d-2016, #youth

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Expecting Students to Play It Safe if Colleges Reopen Is a Fantasy

Safety plans border on delusional and could lead to outbreaks of Covid-19 among students, faculty and staff.

#age-chronological, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #youth

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Young New Yorkers Want You to Know Why They’re Marching

No longer, they say, could they just post on Instagram, or just give money, or just vote. They needed to be out in the streets.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #curfews, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #generation-z, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #millennial-generation, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #youth

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Why Joe Biden Should Look to His Left

Progressive ideas don’t just turn out the vote. They win votes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #environment, #paid-time-off, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #youth

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