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TikTokers Are Sharing Their Harrowing Experiences at ‘Troubled-Teen’ Camps

Concerned parents often send their kids to such camps thinking manual labor, exercise and discipline will turn them into upstanding citizens. Instead, they’re isolated, exploited for free labor and traumatized for life

The Original Tinder: The High School Matchmaking Programs That Still Haunt Us Today

The pre-dating app, romantic-compatibility tests for teens of yore were cringey, creepy and all the rage back in the 1990s and early aughts

A Portrait of a Modern-Day Columbus

Nineteen-year-old Christoffer Columbus Wadil, aka ‘Columbus,’ very much has his own world to explore

The Teens Who Seek Help on the Most Toxic Subreddits

With burning questions and nowhere else to turn, middle school boys ‘Ask the Red Pill’ — and join a community of misogyny