N eed to get an idea of why times are hard for teen mags? Take a look at the current issue of soon-to-be-defunct Sugar magazine. With its Grazia-style cover trailing fashion features and real-life stories, it feels like it's pushing onto the same territory as the upmarket women's weeklies; but the whole thing comes packaged in a garish pink bag advertising a stack of freebies and covering up the magazine's masthead.
Recently I found myself in Eason perusing the racks. Declining print sales are nothing new, but many big titles still clean up. The one area I found sorely lacking was the teen section.
T he panic around teenagers who vape was ratcheted up a level last month, when the US Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, declared:. According to one media report, Adams warned :.
There's nothing better than a soothing scroll back in time, and social media makes it so damn easy to get nostalgic. Boomers and Xers mourn their good ol' days on Facebook; for Gen Y and Z, reminiscing takes place on the grid. Instagram is a k-hole of digitized s and s memorabilia down which we re-live TV shows, Versace dresses, pop stars, and early internet meme culture. These throwbacks are usually tinged with sadness — life was so much better back in the relatively recent past, right?
In the past six decades, youth culture—and the way it's consumed—has undergone a major transformation. But there's one important thing that hasn't changed: teen girls' obsession with fresh-faced celebrities. Now, Tiger Beat magazine is undergoing its own transformation in an effort to keep up with the times.
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Young people across the world are refusing to be ignored and downtrodden: a generation determined to build something better, something bolder, something new. Whereas the language of those who look to ignore us is governed by self-interest, we see the value and potential of humanity in all its forms. These inspiring activists, and countless others, are laying the foundations for a better world.
Chicago police are warning they will have zero tolerance when it comes to what happened in the city on Wednesday, as hundreds of teenagers jammed downtown locations. NBC 5's Ash-har Quraishi has the story. Police say some teenagers converged on Millenium Park, the Mag Mile and surrounding areas Wednesday night where they trespassed and caused disturbances.