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Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook.

Facebook shut down an intrusive data-gathering app it vigorously defended just hours earlier

Facebook did not immediately confirm whether it would also take the app off Android.
Teen boys in California could see a 5% decrease in their auto rates.

California is the 6th state to ban car insurance companies from using gender to determine rates, and teen boys could benefit the most

California's ban on car insurance companies using gender to set auto rates could benefit males with less than three years of driving experience.
Common treatments for nicotine addiction, like the patch and gum, aren't legal for teenagers to use.

The FDA is so concerned about teen vaping, they’re considering drug therapy to help kids quit

At a recent public hearing, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called for more drug therapy research to help teenagers quit smoking and vaping tobacco.
Teens who used marijuana had more gray matter, a mass of cells that affects how humans mature over time.

Teens’ brains could be altered after using marijuana just one time, study finds

A new study in the Journal of Neuroscience found that smoking a joint just once or twice can alter that teenage brain by increasing gray matter.

The teenager who will graduate from Harvard at 16 had a ‘midlife crisis’ in the fifth grade

Braxton Moral, 16, will graduate from Harvard in May. Like many other gifted teenagers, he experienced existential depression when he was younger.
Fast food chains are recruiting at churches and through AARP.

Forget teenagers: Fast food joints across the US are hiring senior citizens, and it’s thanks to 2 major demographic trends

Fast food chains across the US are hiring senior citizens instead of teenagers, thanks to a shortage of workers and the fact that more Americans are working past age 65.
Crocs are winning over teens.

Crocs’ popularity is skyrocketing among teens as ugly fashion takes over

Crocs' popularity is skyrocketing among teens, according to Piper Jaffray's biannual survey. The iconic brand is now the 13th most popular footwear brand among teenagers, up from 27th last year.

Brands are direct-messaging 13-year-olds on Instagram to pay them $5 or $10 at a time to promote products without a contract

Retail brands are allowing teenagers and pre-teens to get in on the influencer game. According to a report in the Atlantic, teens often make between $5 and $20 for posting sponsored content from small startup brands.
Camp Anytown is not pictured.

Thousands of teenagers have attended ‘transformational’ leadership retreats that teach kids about diversity through racial slurs and label...

Camp Anytown and its spinoffs are leadership camps that run retreats and exercises re-enacting segregation and degradation, using racial slurs and labels against attendees so that they are better equipped to confront discrimination in the real world. Some experts aren't convinced.

Half of the teens who think social media has a negative effect on people say it’s because of bullying, rumors, or harmed relationships

A new study from Pew Research shows that a fourth of teens think social media has a largely negative effect on people their age.