A day in the life

The California Sunday Magazine has a whole issue about teenagers this month. Because:

“We wanted to see how they’re living right now in the world adults made for them and how they’re beginning to change it — and maybe get a glimpse of where we’re all headed together.”

Here’s the cover photo:

Stories include:

Life advice from teen experts — how to meet new people, how to get people to care about something, how to say no, how to throw a good dance party (and more)

The two hour commute — see how three teenagers commute, with illustrations

How they do lunch

A conversation about social media and politics

Hanging out

This is a great model for a cross-cultural comparison or a research project about teenagers or university students in Japan: Find people to survey, ask good questions, analyze their answers, add photos and illustrations.

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Common sense

This is a series of PSA (public service announcements) from Common Sense Media about how our lives would probably improve if we had device-free family meals. Do you eat meals with your family? Do you have a device-free meal policy? Do you have the TV on when you eat? If you’re living alone, do you use your smartphone when you’re eating?

 

Ghosts: East and West

This article about the Hungry Ghost Festival in China starts with a comparison of typical ghosts in Western literature and pop culture like these three:

Casper and the ghosts who appear in Ghostbusters and Harry Potter:

But as the article explains, the Hungry Ghosts in China are a different story.

Read all about what they are and how to appease them:

“In China, Ghosts Demand the Finer Things in Life”