“At 13, they were viewed by classmates with envy, admiration and not a little awe. The girls wore makeup, had boyfriends and went to parties held by older students. The boys boasted about sneaking beers on a Saturday night and swiping condoms from the local convenience store. They were cool. They were good-looking. They were so not you.” The NYT’s Jan Hoffman on the plummeting of the popular kids: Cool at 13, Adrift at 23. (And this article doesn’t even mention the fact that the many of the nerds who were once jealous of these kids are now flying private.)