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How to be a teenager, according to Yahoo! Answers
Thanks to the Internet, teenagers have it soooo easy seeking answers to life’s hardest questions.
Thanks to the Internet, teenagers have it soooo easy seeking answers to life’s hardest questions—but it wasn’t always like that!
Back when I was a youngster, the only sources of information about teen things, like shoplifting and how to smuggle alcohol into the movies, was to ask my friends or watch Friends. Now, teens have Yahoo! Answers and the incognito browser option to discover life’s more embarrassing questions without anyone ever knowing.
Maybe we’re always this weird, but the stuff you find on Yahoo! Answers reveals the deeply troubling world teenagers deal with every day.
So in honor of Yahoo!’s 18th birthday (at least that’s what Answers says), we’re honoring the 12 most important teen issues to appear on the Internet’s glossary for the smartset.
2) Cheating on the SAT
3) Asking a girl out on a date
What if she says no?! Will you die?
4) Having sex with a girl for the first time
How do you get to know the lady parts?
5) Masturbating in school
6) Hiding your pimples
7) Beating up a bully
Do you have any fighting strategies, Yahoo! Answers?
8) Pirating music
9) Immaculate conception
A former editorial operations specialist and staff writer for the Daily Dot, Jordan Valinsky is a tech reporter and web culture commentator. His work has been published by the Week, Digiday, CNNMoney, Popular Mechanics, Vice, Mic, and Betabeat.