The 20-Somethings Who Help the 70-Somethings Run Washington

The story of Cassidy Hutchinson, who became the first Trump White House aide to testify publicly in the Jan. 6 inquiry, showed the outsize influence of youngsters in the nation’s capital.

#house-select-committee-to-investigate-the-january-6th-attack, #hutchinson-cassidy, #presidents-and-presidency-us, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

In France, YouTubers Deliver Political News to Young Audiences

YouTubers in the country are finding success by delivering political content to an audience that tends to shun traditional media.

#france, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #youth, #youtube-com

More Americans Are Dying of Drug Overdoses Than Ever Before

Why haven’t we solved the addiction crisis?

#addiction-psychology, #american-medical-assn, #anxiety-and-stress, #deaths-fatalities, #depression-mental, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #education-k-12, #harckham-peter-b, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #new-york-state, #office-of-alcoholism-and-substance-abuse-service-nys, #opioids-and-opiates, #research, #substance-abuse-and-mental-health-services-administration, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #therapy-and-rehabilitation, #united-states, #westchester-jewish-community-services, #youth

New Brand of Activist Takes Aim at Ukraine War and Climate Crisis, Together

Led by young women from Eastern Europe, they are cornering Europe’s leaders and pressing them for a total energy embargo on Russia — to end the fighting and to save the planet.

#brussels-belgium, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dominika-lasota, #eastern-europe, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #europe, #european-commission, #european-council, #european-parliament, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #greenpeace, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #metsola-roberta, #michel-charles-1975, #morawiecki-mateusz, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #strasbourg-france, #thunberg-greta, #total-sa, #ukraine, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #wiktoria-jedroszkowiak, #youth

A Medical Frontier

Doctors who provide gender-affirming care are split on how to evaluate teens.

#internal-storyline-no, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

The Battle Over Gender Therapy

More teenagers than ever are seeking transitions, but the medical community that treats them is deeply divided about why — and what to do to help them.

#discrimination, #gender, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

Lockdowns Protected Older People. But at What Cost to the Health of Young Adults?

Since the pandemic began, their rate of death from all causes has skyrocketed.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elderly, #internal-sub-only-nl, #youth

Report Reveals Sharp Rise in Transgender Young People in the U.S.

New estimates based on C.D.C. health surveys point to a stark generational shift in the growth of the transgender population of the United States.

#gender, #research, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

Deadliest Mass Shootings Are Mostly by People 21 or Younger

Six of the nine deadliest mass shootings in the United States since 2018 were by people who were 21 or younger, a shift from earlier decades.

#buffalo-ny-shooting-may-14-2022, #columbine-high-school, #marjory-stoneman-douglas-high-school-parkland-fla, #mass-shootings, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #sandy-hook-elementary-school-newtown-conn, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #uvalde-tex-shooting-may-24-2022, #youth

Summer Camp for All

It’s hard to imagine a more ideal escape for young people living through an extraordinary time of grief, loneliness and upheaval.

#american-camp-assn, #bank-street-college, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #federal-aid-us, #hispanic-americans, #income-inequality, #medicine-and-health, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minorities, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #philanthropy, #poverty, #psychology-and-psychologists, #summer-season, #youth

Colombia Election: Angry, Mobilized and Voting for Gustavo Petro

A large and loud youth electorate hungry to transform one of Latin America’s most unequal societies could propel Gustavo Petro, a former rebel, to the presidency.

#colombia, #content-type-personal-profile, #income-inequality, #international-relations, #petro-gustavo, #politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters, #youth

The World’s a Mess. So They’ve Stopped Saving for Tomorrow.

Many adults under 35 are throwing financial caution to the wind. It’s all about saving less, spending more and pursuing passions.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #savings, #youth

How Two Middle School ‘Desperadoes’ Ended Up in a Police Shootout

A 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy took up weapons after a torturous journey through Florida’s juvenile mental health system.

#attacks-on-police, #florida, #foster-care, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #juvenile-delinquency, #mental-health-and-disorders, #volusia-county-fla, #youth

Spinal Fluid From Young Mice Sharpened Memories of Older Rodents

Researchers identified a protein in the fluid that could boost the cognition of aging animals — and might lead to future treatments for people.

#alzheimers-disease, #animal-cognition, #elderly, #memory, #mice, #parkinsons-disease, #research, #science-and-technology, #your-feed-science, #youth

We Pay to Keep the Old Out of Poverty. Why Won’t We Do the Same for the Young?

Child poverty is a not a problem without a solution.

#child-tax-credits-and-stipends, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #food-insecurity, #poverty, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

Reconsidering the Spice Girls: How Manufactured Girl Power Became Real

Even as the girl group topped the charts, it was dismissed as a pop confection. Twenty-five years later, its legacy is still being written.

#friendship, #movies, #pop-and-rock-music, #spice-girls-music-group, #spice-world-movie, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #youth

New York Children Confront a Wave of Grief Amid Rise in Shootings

At least 40 children and teenagers have been shot this year, taking a toll on young people whose lives have already been disrupted by the pandemic.

#angellyh-yambo, #brooklyn-ny-subway-shooting-april-12-2022, #education-k-12, #lewin-kade-d-2022, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #youth

Discreetly, the Young in Japan Chip Away at a Taboo on Tattoos

Exposed to body art on social media, more young Japanese are getting tattoos, even if that means hiding them at work.

#japan, #organized-crime, #social-media, #tattoos, #youth

Climate Rallies Planned for White House and Across U.S.

‘Fight for Our Future’ rallies are planned Saturday for Washington, Atlanta, Phoenix and elsewhere as supporters say time is running out for ambitious climate action.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #center-for-american-progress, #democratic-party, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #politics-and-government, #sunrise-movement, #youth

How to Make Sense of the New L.B.G.T. Culture War

There is an enormous gap between what people are willing say in public and what they really think.

#conservatism-us-politics, #education-k-12, #europe, #florida, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #liberalism-us-politics, #mental-health-and-disorders, #millennial-generation, #parenting, #rauch-jonathan-1960, #rowling-j-k, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #sex-education, #sullivan-andrew, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states, #youth

All Children 8 and Older Should Be Screened for Anxiety, U.S. Task Force Says

A panel of experts says the latest research supports early intervention for younger kids.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #mental-health-and-disorders, #preventive-medicine, #united-states-preventive-services-task-force, #youth

How Young Latinos’ Online and TV Habits Offer Political Clues for 2022

A new report exploring young Latinos’ views on immigration sheds light on one of the most important voter groups in the midterm elections, and found a noteworthy gender divide.

#computers-and-the-internet, #democratic-party, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #internal-sub-only-nl, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

Red States Push L.G.B.T.Q. Restrictions as Education Battles Intensify

With an eye toward parents’ anxiety, Republicans have put forward a wave of laws on classroom instruction, youth sports and health care. Some of the young people at the center feel isolated.

#athletics-and-sports, #conservatism-us-politics, #cox-spencer-j-1975, #desantis-ron, #discrimination, #education, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #youth

Alabama Governor Signs Ban on Transition Care for Transgender Youth

Legal challenges are being prepared against the law, which is one of the most restrictive in the country and threatens doctors and nurses with up to 10 years in prison.

#arkansas, #ivey-kay, #law-and-legislation, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

Alabama Lawmakers Approve Ban on Medical Care for Transgender Youth

Legislators also approved a measure restricting discussion of L.G.B.T.Q. issues in public schools.

#alabama, #american-civil-liberties-union, #ivey-kay, #law-and-legislation, #state-legislatures, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

Straight People Need Better Rules for Sex

What if consent isn’t enough?

#dating-and-relationships, #sex, #single-persons, #social-conditions-and-trends, #women-and-girls, #youth

Many Teens Report Emotional and Physical Abuse by Parents During Lockdown

New data on teen mental health during the pandemic suggests that for many, home life was full of stressors like job loss, hunger and even violence.

#anxiety-and-stress, #boston-medical-center, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #depression-mental, #domestic-violence, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantines, #research, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #united-states, #your-feed-healthcare, #youth

Follow the global youth protests this week

Demonstrations are planned for Friday, so we looked at what drives the movement. Here are four takeaways.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #baby-boomers, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #generation-z, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #ice-skating, #internal-storyline-no, #millennial-generation, #youth

‘OK Doomer’ and the Climate Advocates Who Say It’s Not Too Late

A growing chorus of young people is focusing on climate solutions. “‘It’s too late’ means ‘I don’t have to do anything, and the responsibility is off me.’”

#air-pollution, #carbon-dioxide, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #millennial-generation, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #youth

Some Teens Are Anxious About Taking Off Their Masks

Whether it’s virus worries, social pressure, shyness or acne, some kids are reluctant to ditch the mask.

#anxiety-and-stress, #depression-mental, #education-k-12, #masks, #parenting, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #social-media, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #youth

Jailing Teenagers with Adults Won’t Reduce Crime

New York City’s mayor wants to return to a failed policy.

#adams-eric-l, #criminal-justice, #ex-convicts, #family-courts, #law-and-legislation, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #prisons-and-prisoners, #youth

Meet South Korea’s Swing Voters: Young, Broke and Angry

Frustrated over housing prices, a lack of job opportunities and a widening income gap, the once-reliable voting bloc is undecided and will most likely elect the next president.

#elections, #income-inequality, #moon-jae-in, #people-power-party, #politics-and-government, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #seoul-south-korea, #south-korea, #voting-and-voters, #youth

Texas Court Halts Investigation of Parents Over Care for Transgender Youth

One family was affected by the decision, but Gov. Greg Abbott’s order to investigate certain medically accepted treatments as child abuse is still in place.

#abbott-gregory-w-1957, #american-civil-liberties-union, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #lambda-legal-defense-and-education-fund, #texas, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #youth

States Investigate TikTok Over Potential Harms to Younger Users

The group is looking into the Chinese-owned video site for the harms it may pose to younger users.

#attorneys-general, #beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #computers-and-the-internet, #consumer-protection, #depression-mental, #facebook-inc, #healey-maura-1971, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mobile-applications, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

School Is Back in Person, but the Five-Day School Week Often Isn’t

We asked 148,000 parents how many days of school their children missed in January. A quarter said more than a week.

#anxiety-and-stress, #children-and-childhood, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #shutdowns-institutional, #teachers-and-school-employees, #youth

Older Americans Fight to Make America Better

We don’t want to leave the world a worse place than we found it.

#age-chronological, #baby-boomers, #bank-of-america-corporation, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #boycotts, #citigroup-inc, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #global-warming, #millennial-generation, #mitchell-joni, #music, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #pop-and-rock-music, #presidential-election-of-2020, #spotify, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-act-1965, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements, #wells-fargocompany, #young-neil, #youth

‘Futura’ Review: Youth, Italian Style

Three filmmakers travel Italy in the midst of the pandemic, listening to young people talk about their fears and aspirations.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #documentary-films-and-programs, #futura-movie, #italy, #marcello-pietro, #munzi-francesco, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rohrwacher-alice, #youth

Two High-Powered Black Attorneys Confront a Justice System’s Flaws

“Just Pursuit,” by Laura Coates, a former federal prosecutor, and “The Rage of Innocence,” by Kristin Henning, a longtime juvenile defense lawyer, detail the moral quandaries and bias they encountered in their work.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #coates-laura, #crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #discrimination, #henning-kristin-1970, #just-pursuit-a-black-prosecutors-fight-for-fairness-book, #race-and-ethnicity, #the-rage-of-innocence-how-america-criminalizes-black-youth-book, #united-states, #youth

Doctors Debate Whether Trans Teens Need Therapy Before Hormones

Clinicians are divided over new guidelines that say teens should undergo mental health screenings before receiving hormones or gender surgeries.

#gender, #health-insurance-and-managed-care, #hormones, #mental-health-and-disorders, #psychology-and-psychologists, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #your-feed-science, #youth

Cigarettes Are Making a Comeback

Cigarettes, once shunned, have made a comeback with a younger crowd who knows better.

#quarantine-life-and-culture, #smoking-and-tobacco, #youth

How Gunfire Is Killing More American Children

Toddlers are discovering guns under piles of clothes and between couch cushions. Teenagers are obtaining untraceable ghost guns made from kits. Middle school students are carrying handguns for protection.

#children-and-childhood, #firearms, #gun-control, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #united-states, #youth

How This Changing Brussels Neighborhood is Trying to Leave The Stigma of Terrorism Behind

Molenbeek was where a terrorist cell planned attacks that killed 162 in Paris and Brussels. Six years later, residents are trying to reinvent the area as a trial rekindles an awful association.

#brussels-belgium, #brussels-attacks-march-2016, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #muslims-and-islam, #paris-attacks-november-2015, #sint-jans-molenbeek-belgium, #terrorism, #youth

This Website Ranks Youth Hockey Teams, Even for 9-Year-Olds

MYHockey Rankings actually keeps track. Coaches say the website helps them find suitable opponents, but critics say it detracts from player development.

#coaches-and-managers, #hockey-ice, #indianapolis-ind, #myhockey-rankings, #parenting, #youth

Met Opera Finds a New Generation of Fans

Drawn by cheaper tickets and a sense of glamour, New Yorkers in their 20s and 30s are making their way to the Met this season, many of them for the first time.

#metropolitan-opera, #new-york-city, #opera, #youth

Colleges Fear Mental Health Crisis Amid Covid Surge

After almost two years of remote schooling, restricted gatherings and constant testing, many students are isolated and depressed. Omicron may make things worse.

#anxiety-and-stress, #capilouto-eli, #claremont-mckenna-college, #colleges-and-universities, #cornell-university, #dartmouth-college, #depaul-university, #depression-mental, #generation-z, #harvard-university, #loneliness, #mental-health-and-disorders, #northwestern-university, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #university-of-kentucky, #youth

Arts Groups Bet Big on Holiday Programming. Will Children Come?

Children 5 and over must now have proof of vaccination to see shows and visit museums. As Covid-19 surges, arts organizations are trying to welcome their youngest audience members safely.

#american-museum-of-natural-history, #cendrillon-opera, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #culture-arts, #metropolitan-opera, #museums, #new-york-city-ballet, #opera, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records, #youth

A Mental Health Crisis Among the Young

A health professional and an author/filmmaker write that we are failing our youths. Also: Memo to Democrats; military spending; moving away from coal.

#abeles-vicki, #anxiety-and-stress, #bruni-frank, #budgets-and-budgeting, #coal, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #mental-health-and-disorders, #mines-and-mining, #murthy-vivek-h, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

Why More Kids Aren’t Getting the HPV Vaccine

The human papillomavirus vaccine can prevent six potentially lethal malignancies, but inoculation is meeting with rising resistance from parents.

#cervarix-vaccine, #cervical-cancer, #gardasil-vaccine, #head-and-neck-cancer, #human-papillomavirus-hpv, #jama-pediatrics-journal, #parenting, #sex, #sexually-transmitted-diseases, #teenagers-and-adolescence, #vaccination-and-immunization, #youth

Birds Aren’t Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory.

Peter McIndoe, the 23-year-old creator of the viral Birds Aren’t Real movement, is ready to reveal what the effort is really about.

#birds-arent-real, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #drones-pilotless-planes, #generation-z, #mcindoe-peter, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #united-states-politics-and-government, #youth

New Zealand Plans to Eventually Ban All Cigarette Sales

The proposal, expected to become law next year, would raise the smoking age year by year until it covers the entire population.

#law-and-legislation, #maori, #new-zealand, #politics-and-government, #smoking-and-tobacco, #youth