TGIF! The Choices/TeenBeing team has rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web.
1. October 11th is the International Day of the Girl Child, a day designated by the United Nations as a time to focus on promoting the rights of girls all over the world. Check out our post about one of our favorite girl advocates, Malala.
2. Social and emotional learning can be just as important to a teen’s development as what they learn from a textbook, so making schools into happy, healthy environments is of utmost importance. Learn seven simple ways to cultivate happiness in schools from this inspiring Edutopia blog post.
3. Facebook has changed their privacy settings, yet again. This time, they’ve eliminated the little-used (but still important!) ability to keep your timeline out of search results when other users try to find you by name. Check out Valleywag’s explainer for why this little change is actually a pretty big deal.
4. In honor of their 30th episode, Mental Floss debunks 30 “life hacks” from around the internet, in case you wanted to know the truth behind using Doritos as kindling for a fire or dunking an Oreo with a fork.
5. Wondering what your teens are talking and tweeting about this week? Probably last night’s heart-wrenching #RememberingCory episode of Glee, in memory of Cory Monteith, the show’s star who passed away in a heroin-related incident earlier this year. Fox’s website offers support, including PSAs from the Glee cast discussing the dangers of addiction.
Did we miss anything big from this week? Share your faves in the comments below!