Crowds clog Edinburgh's Royal Mile, the main artery between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The road is dotted with stores selling Nessie trinkets and lined with bagpipers and street performers pulling off dazzling tricks. But look beyond the tartan tourist traps, and you’ll discover tucked-away gardens, remnants of the city’s medieval past, and much more.
Our annual Back At It issue is our way of preparing you for it all — returning to days filled with classes and extracurriculars, plus the new professors, new friends, and, just maybe, new love interests. No matter what you're returning to this year, we hope this issue helps you meet it with the excitement that makes every fall slightly nerve-racking but also transformative. Going back is a chance to keep going and start over all at once. How amazing is that?
Romper’s Back To School issue is all about making these school days — that little universe stretching from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — the best and the easiest they can be. We’ve tackled some of the classic logistical and anxious first-time-school-parent questions in the hopes of making it a little easier to enjoy the process as your kids discover their own sense of identity, outside of and beyond you, their parents.
Romper’s Make.Believe Issue celebrates the magic of the interstitial universe of possibility our children see and create daily, encompassing everything we term “play.” This includes but is not limited to floors that get covered with glitter and small plastic (invisible) booby traps, intellectual leaps, fledgling friendships with toys, dreams and fantasies that turn into ambitions, and the alchemy that occurs when a young imaginations discover their power to shift and even create reality — which we hope they never lose.
Right this second, more than 5 million young people in America are struggling with addiction to alcohol, pain pills, heroin, and other drugs—and most will never get help. The obstacles are huge: stigma, cost, access. But rehab saves lives. It could save yours, it could save your friend's. Start here with our guide.