Friday Faves: Why Middle School Girls Speak the Way They Do, Inspiring Teen Activists, and More!

berna stress ffTGIF! The weekend is finally here and the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team has rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web.

1. In line with our February article on stress, as well as our video on how to use it to your advantage, here’s another solution: Dance it out. Watch this video to let Thomas Stone High School show you how.

2. Have you noticed the trend of young women using baby talk? This article explores the trend’s influence on middle school girls and their self-confidence. How do you feel about the writer’s take? Share in the comments section below!

3. We are so inspired by the hundreds of teen activists who will march at the State House this week in order to push for more summer jobs. They mention how important it is for teens to gain the experience and help support their families, and we couldn’t agree more. Check out our summer jobs story from Choices to see how teens can land their dream jobs.

4. This essay from the New York Times Motherlode blog highlights the many ways parents and teachers can learn from our teenagers every day. We love the title, If Acne Doesn’t Bother My Son, Why Should It Bother Me? And if acne does bother your teen, check out our article on how to care for your skin here.

5. When Shubham Banerjee, a middle schooler from Santa Clara, CA, found out that braille printers cost upwards of $2,000 dollars, he decided to find a simpler solution. He used Legos to create a prototype for the Braigo, a cost-efficient braille printer that can benefit the visually-impaired all over the world. Do you know an amazing and inspirational teen? Let us know in the comments below!

Did we miss anything big from this week? Share your faves in the comments below!

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