Celeb Sanctuary

The essence of Brand Sanctuary™ is “using trusted names as a shield”.  This usually means product names that we’ve grown up with, or choose to use above all others because we perceive them as “the best”.  In the world of … Read More

Breaking Down Teen Tension

Jocks, cheerleaders, nerds, hipsters, thespians, outcasts—each has their clearly designated place in high school. The segregation is traditional and the barriers of communication are literally almost impenetrable. Except, however, on the new MTV series If You Really Knew Me. … Read More

Not A Bad Idea

There are plenty of good deeds to do if you just know where to go and how to get involved. That’s the idea behind GET UR GOOD ON™, a site that encourages a wealth of volunteer and community service possibilities. It’s sponsored by Youth Service America and provides both emotional and financial support. … Read More

Don’t Hate The Player OR The Game…

Japan isn’t afraid of technology. If you’ve watched any Japanese TV then you know they also aren’t afraid of trying new things. So I wasn’t really surprised when I read that McDonald’s Japan are about to start a training program that uses the Nintendo DS. … Read More

Pop Goes the Subculture

We all know Twilight is making some serious cash, and that everyone else is cashing in on the vampire craze too. But, what made it a craze, what came before it, and what’s coming up to battle the vampire out for box office and teen obsessive glory; when subculture and cult classics get re-spun into modern characters, anything can become a pop-subculture smash. Welcome to part one of a three-part look at the world of subculture pop culture. … Read More

Twitter: More Grown Up Than You Thought

In technology, more than other life categories, we tend to see individuals pigeonholed according to age. The assumption that the youngest of our peers are the most tech-savvy is a popular view that is not necessarily supported by fact. An … Read More

$1 Per Day To Not Get Pregnant

That’s right, dollar a day to keep babies away! Money is the oldest incentive to reward behavior, and a program funded by the University of North Carolina decided it’d be twice as rewarding to prevent teen pregnancy and up college … Read More

Kiddie Chef Cooks Big Meals

And we’re not talking chicken strips, mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables decorated with kale and parsley. This teen chef’s first stab was at 10 years old when he “presented his folks with pan-seared sea scallops under a balsamic vinegar glaze, accompanied by what he describes as “a wild-mushroom melody.” … Read More

Not So Hip Chicas…

The first Latina character I saw as a child set the stage for every other young Latina character I would come across on television, movies, and in the music industry: Rosie Perez as Gloria in “White Men Can’t Jump”. For … Read More

Smart Investing Starts Young

Virtual learning centers are getting more and more popular, and in today’s economy this one makes sense. Dollars and cents. It’s called younginvestors.com and it contains just about everything you need to teach or learn about money and investing for kids and teens alike. … Read More