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teens these days

teens these days

NYC Parents Use Uber to Deliver Their Precious Angels to Fencing Practice

The apex of teendom, sexting at the mall. (Photo: Getty images)

Kids these days do enough extracurricular activities to make even adults with full-time jobs feel like lazy sacks of disappointment. You may wonder how the hell the city’s teens make it from “gymnastics on the pier” to “fencing practice” to Oliver and Sebastian’s joint quinceanera. Well, the New York Times can tell you: their moms are booking cars through Uber for them.

Guy Parkin is a blase 13-year-old with a busy schedule. “It’s a lot more reliable than a taxi,” he tells the Times. “I have to get around. I also have this Princeton Review thing that’s all the way up on Madison Avenue.” Ugh, tell us about it. Read More

teens these days

Drunk Teens Trash Innocent Woman’s Home After Party Invite Goes Viral on Facebook

Probably how it looked like. (Photo: Hashgram)

Teens’ never-ending rampage to destroy everything in this world has claimed another victim. This time, one woman said hundreds of the uninvited nuisances trashed her home in Belfast after somebody posted her son’s party invite on Facebook. BBC News reports that some of the teens were rioters who have been involved in sectarian violence in other sections of Northern Ireland. Read More

teens these days

Even the Internet Can’t Tear Teens and Malls Apart

The apex of teendom, sexting at the mall. (Photo: Getty images)

Despite the convenience of online shopping, teens are still heading to malls in droves. Where else are they supposed to harass old people and flagrantly make out?

A study found that 78 percent of girls and 75 percent of boys said they’d rather shop in brick-and-mortar stores than online, Pew Research Center reports. Behind the study are the grownups at Minneapolis investment bank Piper Jaffray, who regularly take stock of teens’ spending patterns and entertainment habits because you kids keep them young. Read More