February 1989 Teen Life: Swimming, Braces & How To Tell If Someone Likes You

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XXXOOO, says the February 1989 spine line, and the issue is full of Valentine’s spirit…but first we need to talk about Christina’s article on unhoused teens in New York. THEN we can get to her 12 DEFINITIVE ways to tell if a guy loves you, as a treat. (What He Said flips the question by asking a panel of dudes how they can tell when a girl likes THEM.) There’s also another short story by the great Elizabeth Mosier, technological innovations in braces and pregnancy tests, a trip to Chicago, a first-person account of OCD, and much much more. Let this episode give you a great big O (…the hug kind) from all of us!

Episode Rundown

It Is February 1989

Spine Line

Feature: Street Kids

Feature: Twelve Absolutely Definitive Ways To Tell If He Loves You

Fiction: Breaking Records

Body Talk

On The Road: Chicago

It Happened To Me: OCD


What He Said: How Can You Tell If A Girl Likes You?

Stuff You Wrote

Goodbye For Now

Donuts + The Missing News

Episode Notes

Outreach House in Queens
The Covenant House Nineline
"The relationship between testosterone levels and cognitive ability patterns" at PubMed.gov
"Men's Test Scores Linked To Hormone" at NYTimes.com
"The First Home Pregnancy Tests Were Really Something" at Yahoo.com
Lisa Priborsky at Classmates.com
Alissa Heyman bio at Storyscape Literary Journal
Dr. Gina DeGiovanni on Vitals.com
"What's The Difference Between 'Mostly Sunny' And 'Partly Cloudy'?" on MentalFloss.com
Laura Arcazki-Pacter bio at the Cottey College Viewpoint
Warrant's "Cherry Pie" video on YouTube
Yellowjackets on Showtime