'Cool' Kids Lose Their Cool After Leaving School
A new study suggests some "cool" kids in high school are more likely to have problems in their 20's with relationships, drugs, alcohol and the law.By Jay Strubberg | June 12, 2014
Looks like "Revenge of the Nerds" was as much a prophecy as it was a cult comedy, because it turns the "cool kids" in school that tried so hard to climb the popularity ladder might not be so cool later in life.
The researchers found teens who engaged in, let's say, "Mean Girls" behaviors — like making a point to hang out with popular kids, rebelling and getting a quick start on their romantic lives — were more likely to lose popularity in their 20's, while being more prone to relationship problems, drugs and criminal behavior. And, sorry, Biebz, we just had to use you there. (Via Paramount Pictures / "Mean Girls", ABC)