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Lil Nas X and the Influencer Culture

Let’s get something out of the way really quick: pop culture can be … weird. Really weird. Extra weird. But pop culture is just that, popular. And chances are that your teen engages in pop culture in some form...

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Teen Culture Update: August 2019

Now that we’re well into September, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back, students are back in their classrooms, the thrill of “Hot Girl Summer” (a song by Megan Thee Stallion that was enjoyed by listeners throughout the summer of...

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Don’t Miss the Mark: Addressing Back to School Anxiety

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer, and the television is flooded with “Back to School Sale” ads! Whether you are already back in the swing of a school year...

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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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