Twin Creators of the Insane Trilogy

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015 by Ravneet Kaur Sandhu
Guptara Twins

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” -Pablo Picasso Most people feel their most creative when they were children, basking in the joy of creation, unleashing their imagination without any constraint. Jyoti and Suresh Guptara, known simply as the Guptara Twins, born to English and […]

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Is Aelita Andre, 8, the Next Picasso?

Saturday, January 17th, 2015 by Nathaniel Sher
Aelita in her studio [www.lifestylemirror.com]

Painting Prodigy Penetrates the Art World Nearly every kid with access to some paint and paper has created what an art critic might call an “abstract” work of art. So why is it that the eight-year-old Australian abstract expressionist, Aelita Andre, has garnered so much more attention than the average kid artist?

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A Moment as an Eternity: 14-Year-Old Writes Her First Novel

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 by Mihaela Bogdan
A Moment as an Eternity: 14-Year-Old Writes Her First Novel

The 14-year-old Romanian writer, Irina Novac, recently published her first book, “A Moment as an Eternity.” About love, crime, and drama, her novel takes place in the U.S. for the first half and Romania for the latter. The story centers on two high-school sweethearts, Angela and Chuck. At their prom, Chuck proposes to Angela and she accepts. The […]

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The Young French Female F. Scott Fitzgerald

Monday, October 27th, 2014 by Ravneet Kaur Sandhu
The Young French Female F. Scott Fitzgerald

In 1954, a novella written by an eighteen-year-old took the French literary world by storm. Called “Bonjour Tristesse” (French: “Hello Sadness”), the ‘amoral’ story of a schoolgirl’s summer romance with an older university student, brought the author, Francoise Sagan, scandalous success. A best-selling novel, “Bonjour Tristesse” made Sagan independently wealthy. While the title was taken […]

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15-Year-Old Jazz Podigy: The Girl With Big Hair and a Big Voice

Sunday, April 6th, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
15-Year-Old Jazz Podigy: The Girl With Big Hair and a Big Voice

Tallia Storm, a 15-year-old from a small Scottish village near Glasgow, has always known that her passion in life is jazz music. She believes that, if you are passionate about something, then you have to be constantly ready to seize any opportunity that presents itself to make your dream come true. That’s why, before she […]

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Urban Explorer Captures the Beauty of Bucharest

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
Urban Explorer Captures the Beauty of Bucharest

A journalism student passionate about photography and traveling, 22-year-old Alex Iacob is the creator of a blog about urban exploration in his hometown of Bucharest, Romania. Alex explores overlooked or forgotten urban spaces such as old bourgeois residencies, factories and monuments, all left to decay in the communist and post-communist eras. Because his explorations are […]

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Emmanuel Bishop: The Teenage Violinist with Down Syndrome

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
Emmanuel Bishop: The Teenage Violinist with Down Syndrome

16-year-old Emmanuel Bishop is a prodigy violinist and polyglot—who speaks English, Spanish, French and Latin—with Down syndrome. Despite his genetic condition, which occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21, he is an ambitious young man who lets nothing stand in the way of his dreams. Emmanuel, an only […]

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First female Pulitzer prize-winning author Edith Wharton got her start at age 15

Friday, January 10th, 2014 by Jenna Bellassai
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In her book The Children, Edith Wharton wrote, “When people ask for time, it’s always for time to say no. Yes has one more letter in it, but it doesn’t take half as long to say.” An American author, who wrote observations like the above during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, Wharton won the […]

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Writer of Frankenstein was 21-year-old woman with knack for horror

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 by Jenna Bellassai
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Frankenstein is a horror story dating back to the 1800′s that has been adapted many times and is still prevalent today.  In fact, the movie “I, Frankenstein,” which is set to come out in theaters on January 24, is yet another modernized adaptation of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s original horror novel.  Incredibly, Shelley penned Frankenstein when […]

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Kuha’o Case: the blind piano prodigy who chooses to see no limits

Thursday, December 26th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
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Kuha’o Case, a 17-year-old piano prodigy from Hawaii, has been blind since infancy. Born two months premature, Kuha’o had to undergo a necessary operation, which saved his life, but took his vision. The young Hawaiian can play a song note for note after hearing it only once or twice, and the song remains forever imprinted […]

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The new Simon Cowell? Jamal Edwards is media mogul at the age of 22

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
The new Simon Cowell? Jamal Edwards is media mogul at the age of 22

Jamal Edwards is a leading young British entrepreneurs. He started a media empire with his youth broadcasting channel, SB.TV, at the tender age of 15. Now 22, Jamal has an estimated fortune of £8m, runs a production team of ten people, and has worked with stars like Jessie J and Nicki Minaj. He played a […]

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16 year-old Roxanne Lasker-Hall wins top national award for movie on sexual violence

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
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Roxanne Lasker-Hall from Cleveland, Ohio is already an award winning movie script writer. When she was only 16, she participated in and won the National Scriptwriting Contest in Scenarios USA Youth/Film Industry Collaboration with her movie script, “Speechless.” Her script, which she wrote specifically for the contest, addressed a spiky and rarely addressed reality in […]

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Savannah Britt: The World’s Youngest Magazine Publisher

Friday, May 31st, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Savannah Britt: The World’s Youngest Magazine Publisher

Savannah Britt became the youngest magazine publisher in the world when, at the tender age of 12,  she started publishing a hard copy magazine entitled Girlpez Fashion Magazine, to accompany her website for teen girls, Girlpez.com. By then already, Savannah was not a newcomer when it came to the publishing world. She had published her […]

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Cecilia Cassini: the youngest fashion designer in the U.S.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Source: WWD.com

For 8th Grade version click here Thirteen-year-old Cecilia Cassini from Encino, California was the youngest designer in the U.S. and one of the youngest in the world, when she launched her own label in 2009, at the age of 9. By 2011, she had already created over 500 original pieces and dressed many celebrities, including Heidi Klum […]

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A real-life Cinderella: from garbage dump to dancing Swan Lake

Sunday, May 12th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
A real-life Cinderella: from garbage dump to dancing Swan Lake

Fifteen year-old Jessa Balote has been dubbed Manila Cinderella, given her rise from dire poverty to a professional ballerina in the Philippines. The young girl comes from Tondo, a slum situated next to a large waste dump in Manila, where most inhabitants survive off of collecting garbage. The young ballerina’s parents make money by selling […]

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Hannah Vasicek, Young Jewel Entrepreneur

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Hannah Vasicek, Young Jewel Entrepreneur

Hannah Vasicek is a 22-year-old Australian creator of a successful jewelry line and an expanding online clothing boutique. Hannah reveals that she became interested in jewelry at a young age: “I grew up in a really small town in New South Wales, where there was nothing to do. One day I was walking down the […]

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