Monthly Teen Mag Roundup

We’re back with our monthly teen magazine roundup to highlight what’s trending and what’s next in the youth space. Both Seventeen and Teen Vogue’s October issues spotlight some of fashion and entertainment’s finest, along with an emphasis on newcomers, as well as impressive real girls!

Lindsay BrownSeventeen in particular celebrates fierce, independent females with focus on the “Pretty Amazing” finalists in its second contest to feature a real girl on the cover. These powerful, passionate, and creative young women who each shared their story for a chance to win a $20,000 college scholarship and a cover spot are role models. Yet, they’re also regular teens. And as many magazines have gotten slack for not featuring realistic body images, Seventeen strives to make a difference and showcase inspiring girls who are still relatable, ordinary teens.

Ultimately, Lindsay Brown, a 21-year-old and senior at the University of Notre Dame won the contest for her commitment to helping other girls gain confidence. Lindsay is a soccer star who had a full scholarship and hopes of making it the U.S. Women’s Olympic soccer team. However, she gave up her spot and scholarship to form an organization called The SEGway Project (Soccer Empowering Girls Worldwide and You) to help girls in places like Nepal, Cambodia, and Kenya discover self-worth and confidence through soccer, and to connect those girls with young women in the U.S. In forming the first team in Nepal, she’s already seen changes among girls who are now more eager to raise their hand in the classroom and the boys have started showing more respect for them. Needless to say, that’s pretty amazing!

The October issue also celebrates independence from advice on how to get killer confidence from Kelly Osbourne to real girl stories like an adventurous student…

 
 

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Quote of the Day: “I like following Jeffree Star on social media because he creates high-quality makeup while also being entertaining.”

—Female, 21, FL

Millennials are more likely to talk politics at work than their parents. A new study from Peakon has revealed that despite the highly-tense political climate, most Americans are actually comfortable discussing politics at work. Millennials are the most comfortable, with 68% stating they feel “no discomfort” talking about the topic, compared to 62% of 55-64-year-olds. According to Peakon, the internet has encouraged Millennials to “shar[e] their opinions everywhere—on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, blogs, etc.,” and their desire for a “more transparent” workplace is also likely driving the trend. (Elite Daily

Honest Company is taking their diapers to the Major Leagues. In a partnership with MLB, the company is launching a “Born a Fan” collection in Target that will offer personal care products, household cleaners, and diapers with logos from six teams: the Red Sox, Yankees, Cubs, Giants, Cardinals, and Dodgers. The brand hopes to tap into “hardcore” baseball fans with the venture, but according to one expert, it may end up being more of a novelty: “It[’ll be] fun to do once in a while. But ultimately parents know diaper performance, and they buy the best.” (Adweek

Aspiring musicians have found a home—and a lot of money—on emerging live streaming spaces. Not only do live stream apps, like YouNow and Live.ly, give up-and-coming music acts the chance to build up large fan bases, but the addition of virtual tip jars has become a lucrative channel of revenue for some, even eliminating the need to do IRL performances or sell recordings. Brent Morgan, a 29-year-old musician, is finding his way into the industry by broadcasting twice a day on YouNow, where he’s making between $15,000-$20,000 a month. (The Wall Street Journal

Asian-Pacific kids would choose internet over TV if they had to pick. TotallyAwesome’s APAC Kids Market Insights report found that 77% of six-14-year-olds in the Asia-Pacific region would prefer to use the internet exclusively versus just TV—an 11% increase from the year before. In five out of the seven countries surveyed, children are more likely to have access to smartphones than TV, but both TV and smartphones are the most popular devices used daily, with 60% using them multiple times a day, versus 44% who use tablets daily. (Kidscreen

Virtual reality is getting a “first-of-its-kind” animated family series. Raising a Rukus, created by Virtual Reality Company, follows the story “of two siblings and their mischievous pet dog Ruckus, who are traveling to different worlds and have magical adventures together.” VRC describes the experience as “watching a Pixar short—except that you are immersed in it.” The series will be available through headsets and in theaters, first in Canada and then North America later this summer. (Variety

Quote of the Day: “My favorite brand to follow on social media is Urban Outfitters because not only do they post about items I am interested in, but I also get inspired by the artistic photos that they post.”—Female, 16, CA

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