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Friday Faves: New Warnings on Tanning Beds, National Donut Day, and More!

TGIF! The weekend is finally here and the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web. Check out our Friday Faves!

1. In an effort to protect teens from the harm of UV rays, the FDA is adding more prominent warnings to tanning beds, according to the Huffington Post. The machines should not be used by anyone under 18 and manufacturers must provide more warnings about the cancer risks accompanying them. It’s estimated that 2.3 million U.S. teens use tanning beds each year, which is why this new federal warning is especially important.

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Friday Faves: National Spelling Bee Champions, Maya Angelou’s Legacy, and More!

TGIF! The weekend is finally here and the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web. Check out our Friday Faves!

1. For the first time in 50 years, there were two winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Sriram Hathwar, a 14-year-old 8th grader from NY, shares the title with Ansun Sujoe, a 13-year-old 7th grader from TX. When asked about the tie, Sriram had a great attitude, telling CNN, “It was really a competition against the dictionary, and not against Ansun or any of the other competitors.” Congrats, boys!

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Friday Faves: The Pros & Cons of Texting, A High School Yearbook Controversy, and More!

TGIF! The weekend is finally here and the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web. Check out our Friday Faves!

1. As we mentioned last week, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair brings together high school competitors from around the world. At the fair, 15-year-old Nathan Han received a prestigious award for his software tool that can identify and predict cancer-causing mutation in a person’s DNA. He told the Huffington Post he was surprised to win because he got discouraged along the way. He was rejected from several internships since he’s only 15, making it difficult to find a research mentor. Luckily, he didn’t give up and walked away from the contest with a $75,000 prize!

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Friday Faves: Teens Compete in International Science & Engineering Fair, The Most Sugary Cereals, and More!

TGIF! The weekend is finally here and the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web. Check out our Friday Faves!

1. If you hit a roadblock when brainstorming, head outdoors. According to Psychology Today, a recent study analyzed the habits of 300 teens in Singapore and concluded that going outside and feeling connected to nature can increase creativity and innovative thinking.

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Friday Faves: The Surprising Effects of Energy Drinks, Teens’ Inspiring College Essays About Money, and More!

TGIF! The weekend is finally here and the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web. Check out our Friday Faves!

1. Despite their name, energy drinks may be having the opposite effect as promised. A new study found that instead of making teens feel energized and focused, these sugary, caffeinated beverages actually create feelings of laziness and tiredness. The same is true for sports drinks. To learn more about the side effects of energy drinks, check out the “Deadly Drinks?” story from the February 2013 issue of Choices.

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Friday Faves: Why Teens Need a Good Night’s Sleep, How Walking Boosts Creativity, and More!

TGIF! The weekend is finally here and the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web. Check out our Friday Faves!

1. There seems to be an endless list of benefits of a good night’s sleep, and a recent study from the Preventive Medicine journal discovered a new one. According to an article on Huffington Post, teens who get less than five hours of sleep are more likely to engage in risky behaviors, such as fighting, smoking, and drinking alcohol. It also increases the likelihood that they will be obese. Back in March 2013, Choices featured a story called “When Sleep Becomes A Nightmare,” which took a look at the importance of shuteye.

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Friday Faves: Teen Takes on McDonalds, Preventing Texting While Driving, and More!

TGIF! The weekend is finally here and the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web. Check out our Friday Faves!

1. Unhappy with what she received in her McDonald’s Happy Meal, Antonia Ayres-Brown decided to do something about it. The high school junior from New Haven, CT wrote to the company’s CEO about the fact that Happy Meal toys are called “girls’ toys” and “boys’ toys.” Instead of asking customers which toy they preferred based on what it was, the toy received was based on kids’ gender. Read about how Antonia voicing her opinion paid off in her article for Slate.

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Friday Faves: Pop Songs Impact Teens’ Drinking Habits, the Golden Rules of Social Media, and More!

TGIF! The weekend is finally here and the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web. Check out our Friday Faves!

1. This week, the College Board released blueprints of what the new SAT rolling out in 2016 will look like. So what’s in store for college-bound test takers? The two original sections, math and evidenced-based reading, will remain, and the essay portion will become optional.

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Friday Faves: High School Students Design Prosthetic Hand, Teen Girl Stands Up to Surfing Magazine, and More!

TGIF! The weekend is finally here and the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team has rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web. Check out our Friday Faves!

1. Standing up for what she believes in, a 13-year-old female surfer wrote to a popular surfing mag to criticize the lack of women within their magazine pages. The Australian teen believes that girl surfers deserve just as much exposure as the guys, which we totally agree with! She wrote, “I would subscribe to your magazine if only I felt that women were valued as athletes instead of dolls.”

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Friday Faves: Teen Science Fair Project Could Save the Government Millions, 12-Year-Old Girl Becomes Youngest Yoga Instructor, and More!

TGIF! The weekend is finally here and the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team has rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web. Check out our Friday Faves!

1. A Long Island teenager accomplished the incredible feat of getting accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. Kwasi Enin, 17, is the son of immigrant nurses from Ghana. He aspires to be a physician. Curious what his application essay was about? Business Insider published Kwasi’s essay about the impact music has had on his life.

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