Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Meg Jay, clinical psychologist, assistant clinical professor at the University of Virginia, and author of The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter--And How to Make the Most of Them Now, talks about young adults in their twenties and the opportunities and challenges they face.
→ Texting Project: Text LIVE to 30644 – that’s LIVE to 30644 to answer a few questions about marriage, living together, and life in your 20s. That’s the subject of our conversation at 11:40. Standard message rates apply, of course.
Friday, January 06, 2012
You can always go home — but it probably won't be the same. In 'Young Adult' Charlize Theron plays Mavis Gary, the ghost author of a series of teen books who decides to return to her small home town of Mercury, Minnesota. But when she finds out the man she was looking for is married, she acts on her petulant impulses and tries to steal him away for his domestic bliss. Takeaway Movie Date podcasters Rafer Guzman and Kristen Meinzer tell us what is so endearing about this character, with all her flaws.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
We're all witnessing a historical moment in the Middle East, as Libya prepares for the end of Moammar Gadhafi’s rule. And while the revolution that has taken six months to occur is in many ways remarkable, Americans may also be in the midst of our own, quieter moment in history: a lost decade. The recession has made it so that young people in particular are having a very difficult time beginning their careers, starting families and buying homes — so they're delaying doing those things. The unemployment rate is hovering at 9.1 percent, and for people between the ages of 16 and 19, it was 25 percent in July. For those ages 20-24, it was 14.6 percent.
Friday, April 01, 2011
April 1st is the traditional "entrance day" for classes of new employees in Japan. It's a time when hundreds of thousands of recent college graduates would have just finished their first day at work, a day full of official ceremonies and welcome parties. However, as the country struggles to cope with multiple recent crises, Japan's newest workers face an uncertain future.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Author Suzanne Collins, her gentle smile and soft features framed by waves of blond hair, looked out upon hundreds of fans crowded into the Books of Wonder store in Manhattan and unveiled the most anticipated young adult novel of the summer, "Mockingjay."
Friday, October 29, 2004
While still in high school, Ned Vizzini began publishing his essays in a weekly New York newspaper. Now in his early 20’s, Vizzini has two books under his belt. His novel, Be More Chill, is about a tiny computer teens can swallow that teaches them how to be ...