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The Social Dilemma | September 18, 2020 Premium

  Three Things This Week 1 If You Like Your TikTok, You Can Keep Your TikTok What it is: California-based software company Oracle will purchase TikTok in an eleventh-hour deal … Continue reading “The Social Dilemma | September 18, 2020 Premium”

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America Runs on Charli | September 11, 2020 Premium

  Three Things This Week 1 America Runs on Charli What it is: Dunkin’ recently made TikTok star Charli D’Amelio’s go-to order an official item on the menu. Why it’s an act of … Continue reading “America Runs on Charli | September 11, 2020 Premium”

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How to Succeed at Home Learning Without Really Trying | September 3, 2020 Premium

  Three Things This Week 1 Challenge Unacceptable What it is: The #newteacherchallenge drew headlines this week as parents used the hashtag to prank their kids. The hashtag ha … Continue reading “How to Succeed at Home Learning Without Really Trying | September 3, 2020 Premium”

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Does This Text Make Me Look Angry? | August 28, 2020 Premium

  Three Things This Week 1 Does This Text Make Me Look Angry? What it is: For teens, “full stops” (i.e. sentences that end with a period) are seen as “intimidating,” and are a … Continue reading “Does This Text Make Me Look Angry? | August 28, 2020 Premium”

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Kanye Wants to Create “Jesus Tok” | August 21, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1 A Very Corporate Battle Royale What it is: Epic Games, makers of Fortnite, created a way for Fortnite players to give money directly to Epic, cutting Apple … Continue reading “Kanye Wants to Create “Jesus Tok” | August 21, 2020 Premium”

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Is This Really Good News? | August 14, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. WAP What it is: Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion released a collab and corresponding music video that have stirred up a lot of controversy. Why it’s conten … Continue reading “Is This Really Good News? | August 14, 2020 Premium”

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Lip-Sync Heaven | August 7, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. Lip-Sync Heaven What it is: After rumors of a ban, President Trump gave TikTok 45 days to leave the U.S. or sell its U.S. operations (Microsoft jumped at … Continue reading “Lip-Sync Heaven | August 7, 2020 Premium”

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Getting into Good Trouble | July 31, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. Microsoft Family Safety What it is: Microsoft launched its own screen-time-management software this week. Why it’s different: Though initial reports seem … Continue reading “Getting into Good Trouble | July 31, 2020 Premium”

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“You’re voting for WHO????” | July 24, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. Another Strike Against Body Image What it is: This week, both NBC News and Rolling Stone (language) report that dieting and weight loss trends on TikTok a … Continue reading ““You’re voting for WHO????” | July 24, 2020 Premium”

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Are We a People of Hope? | July 17, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. The New Fake ID What it is: Coronavirus masks are creating new opportunities for teenagers…to score booze, that is. Why it’s a temptation: Teens are pos … Continue reading “Are We a People of Hope? | July 17, 2020 Premium”

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TikTok May Be on the Clock | July 10, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. Whats Poppin What it is: Out of seemingly nowhere, a new rap artist named Jack Harlow has reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a remix of his so … Continue reading “TikTok May Be on the Clock | July 10, 2020 Premium”

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How to Pray by Coach K | July 3, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. Kanye’s Big Week What it is: Producer, rapper, and fashion-designer-turned-Christian Kanye West seems to have his hands on all things pop culture these da … Continue reading “How to Pray by Coach K | July 3, 2020 Premium”

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Gen Z Is Speaking (or Singing) Loud and Clear | June 26, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. #BullyMillennials What it is: Gen Z has a new target, and this time (language) it’s people much closer to their age: Millennials. Why it’s nuanced: Tired … Continue reading “Gen Z Is Speaking (or Singing) Loud and Clear | June 26, 2020 Premium”

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Is Your Teen a Digilante? | June 19, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. Love, Victor What it is: This week, Hulu released all episodes of this new teen drama spinoff of the 2018 film Love, Simon. Why it will resonate with teen … Continue reading “Is Your Teen a Digilante? | June 19, 2020 Premium”

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What Is Gen Z’s Biggest Problem? | June 12, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. Switch Hack What it is: Have a Nintendo Switch in your home? Nintendo announced this week that 300,000 Switch accounts were hacked in April. Why it’s time … Continue reading “What Is Gen Z’s Biggest Problem? | June 12, 2020 Premium”

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Juneteenth (the forgotten day) | June 5, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. TikTok Racism? What it is: Users have accused TikTok of censoring and demoting posts from Black creators, and TikTok has apologized…sort of. Why it’s te … Continue reading “Juneteenth (the forgotten day) | June 5, 2020 Premium”

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Make Sure You Read This Standing Up | May 29, 2020 Premium

Get every resource ever! This weekly email helps you to have a deeper understanding of your teen’s world each week, but we would love to further resource you for a deeper ongoing c … Continue reading “Make Sure You Read This Standing Up | May 29, 2020 Premium”

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Virtual Music Festivals Are Taking Over | May 22, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. Socializing for Senior Citizens  What it is: Some Atlanta high schoolers have started a new service to help older people find comfort and community during … Continue reading “Virtual Music Festivals Are Taking Over | May 22, 2020 Premium”

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Is Your Teen a “None”? | May 15, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. Failure to Launch What it is: In a new interview on The Art of Manliness podcast, family clinical psychologist Mark McConville offers perspective from his … Continue reading “Is Your Teen a “None”? | May 15, 2020 Premium”

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Our Top 10 Book Picks | May 8, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. DIY FTW What it is: Stuck at home, Gen Z has started a trend in DIY fashion, turning to upcycling and customizing clothing as a way to pass the time. Why … Continue reading “Our Top 10 Book Picks | May 8, 2020 Premium”

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Digital World, Digital Beauty? | May 1, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. Never Have I Ever What it is: Netflix’s newest teen comedy (language) dropped on Monday and reached number one in the US by Thursday. Why it’s a mixed bag … Continue reading “Digital World, Digital Beauty? | May 1, 2020 Premium”

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A Survey Worth a Thousand Worries | April 24, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. Astronomical What it is: Remember that weird Marshmello concert that happened on Fortnite last year? Apparently it was just ahead of its time because Fort … Continue reading “A Survey Worth a Thousand Worries | April 24, 2020 Premium”

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Starving for Socialization | April 17, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. The Great Lockdown What it is: According to the IMF, we are now in the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Like the Great Recession of 200 … Continue reading “Starving for Socialization | April 17, 2020 Premium”

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Beyond Boredom | April 10, 2020 Premium

Three Things This Week 1. Easter in Exile What it is: This weekend, we face the painful realization that Easter 2020 will be nothing like the celebration we had planned or hoped fo … Continue reading “Beyond Boredom | April 10, 2020 Premium”

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