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Teen Culture Update: July 2019

Summer days are coming to a swift end for many teens and, while they make the most of these last few days of freedom from school, they’re spending their time consuming and critiquing mass amounts of popular culture that...

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The Dangers of Stan Culture

Every few months, Merriam-Webster promotes a  fresh batch of words and phrases to the dictionary. In April 2019 alone, more than 640 new words were added to our ever-growing collection of English words. Ranging from “buzzy” to “bioabsorbable,” these...

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Shawn Mendes: Teen Icon

Who was your idol celebrity when you were a teen? Could it have been Denzel Washington or  Carie Fisher? What about Madonna or Rob Lowe? We all have had a celebrity we were head-over-heels for as a teen, thinking...

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Ariana Grande: Teen Icon

Everyone and their mom knows about Ariana Grande. OK, maybe not *everyone* — but your teen definitely knows about (and probably LOVES) her. Full disclosure: I don’t get it. Sure, her music is undeniable pop fun, but it took...

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Summer Time in Teen Culture: June 2019 Update

On the 21st of the month, the world celebrated the official launch of summer and today’s teens are loving this season for all sorts of reasons, not just the fact that most of them are off of school. Along...

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Binge-Able: TV Shows Your Teens Might Watch This Summer

Summer is almost here! School will be on break, snacks will be stacked in the cupboards, car windows will be rolled down, and the TV remote will be in-hand. Most likely, your teen already has a to-do list of...

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No Matter the Age: Reconnecting with Disney Live Action Movies

There are certain things that I will never forget the first time I experienced them – and an inordinate number of them are Disney movies… so when all of these live action remakes and sequels started popping up, I...

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Getting Honest With Your Teen About Suffering

Omnibenevolent. It looks like one of those complicated National Spelling Bee words, but all it really means is all-good. What could possibly fit this description? Surely no one and nothing in the non-fiction realm. Maybe Mister Rogers. End of...

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Fluidity is Changing Our World (and Your Teen)

Forget Cinderella and think Moana. Less Beyoncé and more Solange. Leave Coachella behind and embrace Camp Flog Gnaw. Ditch your Levi’s for Universal Standard, Forever 21 for Fashion Nova. Replace Jay-Z with Tyler, the Creator; Sixteen Candles with Love,...

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