BORING: Reporter and author Amanda Ripley takes a riveting look at at the global boredom epidemic in schools through the lens of Twitter. "Today kids broadcast their boredom live, all day long, on multiple platforms in every conceivable medium. They air their grievances on Twitter; they post pictures of exquisite doodles on Instagram; they slap the most forlorn selfies you’ve ever seen up on Snapchat." The New Republic has a real-time #Bored in school map. (Watch the language, kids.) Bored kids don't just twiddle their thumbs, though. Ripley's research show many eventually drop out because of it.