Fashion Rental Site Charlotte’s Closet Targets Teens

Faced with the prospect of buying her teenage daughter another expensive dress she’d wear only once or twice, Jen Forman created Charlotte’s Closet, a web site that offers Gen Z access to fashion’s sharing economy. Charlotte’s Closet rents, at up to 75 percent below retail, dresses and gowns for myriad social occasions, including proms, homecomings, bat mitzvahs, sweet sixteens and sorority formals. Dresses arrive the week of the event and can be kept for five days.
Charlotte’s Closet competes in the teen space with start-up Haverdash, which charges $ 59 per month for an unlimited rental program. The adult apparel rental arena is getting more crowded with specialty retailers such as Loft and Urban Outfitters joining leaders Stitch-Fix and Rent the Runway.
Charlotte’s Closet offers 500 styles from 30 designers, with new items added daily. Clients can search dresses by color, size, brand, occasion or date of event. Dresses arrive with a complimentary backup size is included, and the site offers free returns and takes care of all dry cleaning. Customers can try up to three dresses six months prior to an event for a $ 29.95 fee, which will be applied to the rental.
Renting apparel seems especially relevant to Gen Z, whose members

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Dutch Mental Health Facility Treats Gaming Addiction in Teens

The Yes We Can mental health facility takes an intense approach to treating gaming addiction and other issues in teens and young adults, as revealed in a report from the BBC on Thursday. The Netherlands’ facility treats those ages 13 to 25 for difficult to classify mental health issues such as addiction to smartphones and […]

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16 Teens Who Wore Their Moms’ Prom Dresses And Looked Just As Stunning

They got it from their mama: Instead of heading to the mall or ordering online, these teens decided to wear the prom dresses their moms wore years ago. 

It just goes to show, everything old eventually comes back in style ― and it definitely pays to raid your mom’s closet. 

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Screen Time May Not Be So Bad for Teens After All

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California Woman Inspires Teens All Over the World to Perform Acts of Kindness

Even though she had a privileged childhood, Gaby Ghorbani never got numb to the poverty surrounding her as a child growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico as she witnessed children begging or selling gum on the streets to put food on their tables.

“I would always give food away and when I got my driver’s license, I would see kids on the corner and I would ask “Are you hungry? Where is your Mommy?’ ” Ghorbani, 46, tells PEOPLE. “And they would say ‘Yes, I’m hungry. But I don’t know.’

” I would take them in my car to get something to eat and then drop them back off on the corner,” she says. “When I got caught, I got in so much trouble. My mother would get mad and say, ‘You can’t do that!’ And she would tell me I couldn’t help every one, so why even try?”

Undeterred, that drive to help others never abated, and when she immigrated to the United States when she was about 18, she began planting the seeds for  Pledge to Humanity, an organization she founded in 2009 that inspires youths to make a difference both locally and globally. Groups are formed through schools, sport clubs and service organizations and perform acts of kindness.

Thousands of students have participated in the program. She works with kids to make sandwiches to donate to shelters, takes kids to spend time with the elderly or severely disable children and she organizes them to assemble and collect hundreds of care packages for veterans and the homeless. The projects are seemingly endless, from helping underprivileged kids from neighboring schools to spay and neuter clinics.

Globally, the organization has built schools in Third World countries and volunteers can travel to the places they have supported to see the fruits of their labor. The organization is growing nationwide as volunteers go away to college and start their own programs.

“Our children here live in a bubble, where they have access to so much,” says Skye Larch, principal of Rancho Romero Elementary school in Alamo. “The power behind this is that it develops empathy and compassion in the most natural of ways. They learn small deeds really impact someone’s life and extends beyond them.”

Ghorbani married at 20 and has two sons, Arman, 24 and Jovani, 14, and a daughter Natalia, 20, who all share her passion for helping others. Ghorbani would take her young children with her to give out food and gift cards to the needy. When they ate at restaurants, she would order meals and give them to people outside. Every international trip included handing out gifts to people less fortunate.

“I would think, ‘My children will know how they need to be part of the change we need to be and to be giving, loving and grateful citizens of the world,” says Ghorbani, of Alamo, California.  “Out of all the things we do for our kids, the most important thing is to teach them to give of themselves.”

Ghorbani started taking some of her children’s friends with them on their outings to the tenderloin for many years. Although she was a successful entrepreneur and the wife of a prominent businessman, it wasn’t enough to fulfill her.

“Every day I thought, I would rather be helping in a soup kitchen,” she says. “I tell children what real success in life is not in monetary form, but being engaged in what is around you and caring for the needs of others without hesitation. Don’t do it as your good deed of the day, do it like breathing, because breathing is automatic and necessary.”

Ghorbani encourages students to “turn on their antennas” so they can locate people in need — from children who need a friend at school, to seniors who need help with their groceries. They sign a “kindness contract” to look for ways to help others.

One second grader who signed a contract excitedly told Ghorbani how he had told a friend on crutches that he would help him with whatever he needed.

“To go from that to global service is an attitude that ripples out,” she says.

Ghorbani says it all started with the intention of empowering children.

“I went to elementary schools and told them ‘You don’t know me and I don’t know you, but I know that you are capable and you have everything within you to make someone’s life better to be a blessing to someone else’ ” she says. “I told them, ‘You don’t have to be an adult. You don’t have to be rich. You don’t have to be famous or a super star or a sports star, to have an impact on someone today. Kids started listening and embraced that and it grew, grew, grew.”

One of those students was Kailey McKnight, 18, who says Ghorbani’s passion for helping other inspired her to start the San Ramon Valley High School club when she was just 14. The club has grown from about 10 members to more than 400. There are so many students wanting to participate that the club had to start a waiting list.

“I have a lot of friends I never thought would do community service and would never thought they would care about other people besides themselves,” says Kailey McKnight. “But they love doing it and keep signing up for more.”

Kailey’s mother Beth says she has never volunteered before becoming involved in Pledge to Humanity and now “she’s hooked.” “They say you can’t save everyone, but Gaby just might,” says Beth McKnight.

Jon Campopiano, principal at Stone Valley Middle School in Alamo, says Ghorbani’s son Jovani started a buddy program for kids who felt ostracized at school.

“He took these lunch periods, which can be long and awkward, and made it a time for the kids to all feel included,” Campolpiano says. “Middle schoolers are not known for their empathy, but Gaby and her son have made that happen almost effortlessly.”

All of this is music to  Ghorbani’s ears.

“When we are gone from this earth, I want to think that Pledge to Humanity will have hundreds of thousands of ambassadors doing kind things daily, “she says. “It’s not just a non-profit in Danville and Alamo, but a global movement. I believe in the children. If I’d gotten the same support at 12, God knows what it would be like now!”


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Actor’s Choice: Monologues for Teens, Volume 2

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Actor’s Choice: Monologues for Teens, Volume 2 continues the Actor’s Choice series with a brand-new selection of unique contemporary monologues. From hilarious comedies to moving dramas and everything in-between, this book has you covered. Unlike other monologue books, the source of every monologue is easily accessible – each play is available through the Playscripts website, where you can read nearly the entire published script online for free. Whether you’re looking for a monologue for classwork, competitions, or auditions, you’ll be sure to find a perfect fit in this collection. Includes monologues from plays by Alan Haehnel, Alec Volz, Anne Washburn, Anton Dudley, Ariadne Blayde, Bekah Brunstetter, Bobby Keniston, Bonnie Dickinson, Bonnie J. Monte, Brendon Votipka, Charlie Peters, Chisa Hutchinson, Christa Crewdson, CJ Johnson, Courtney Baron, Dan Gordon, David Rush, Don Zolidis, Douglas C. Wager, Emily C.A. Snyder, Eric Simonson, Jane Steiner, Janet Allard, Jon Jory, Jonathan Dorf, Jorge Ignacio Cortinas, Joshua Conkel, Karen Hartman, Katie Henry, Kimberly Lew, Laura Schellhardt, Liz Flahive, Tom Kitt, Lucy Alibar, Luis Alfaro, Marco Ramirez, Marielle Heller, Mark Rigney, Melissa Cooper, Michael Mitnick, Rebecca Schlossberg, Rob Ackerman, Robert Lawson, Robert Pridham, Ron Fitzgerald, Sarah Hammond, Steven Levenson, Tim Kochenderfer, Trista Baldwin and William McNulty.

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U.S. families struggling with teens’ phone addiction: report

Half of teenagers in the United States feel addicted to their mobile phones, with most checking the devices at least every hour and feeling pressured to respond immediately to messages, a survey released on Tuesday found. The majority of parents concurred, with 59 percent of those with children between ages 12 and 18 saying their kids cannot give up their phones, according to a poll of 1,240 parents and children by Common Sense Media. The findings from the nonprofit group, which focuses on the effects of media and technology on children, highlighted the tension such close ties to devices can cause, with it disrupting driving, homework and other time together.

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Peter Rock Star from Galilee: A Guided Bible Study for Teens and Adults

Peter Rock Star from Galilee: A Guided Bible Study for Teens and Adults


If the New Testament were a Broadway musical, Peter would be one of the stars. He lived life loud, while making his best effort to be one great disciple. Peter was like a modern day rock star, but his struggles were just like ours. If Jesus could shape Peter into a solid rock of a disciple, he can surely do the same for you. From his first call to follow, Peter was acutely aware of his own sinfulness. He wanted Jesus to go away, but ended up following. What makes people push Jesus away today? What makes them decide to follow? These are the kinds of “chew on this” questions you’ll find in Week One of Peter: Rock Star from Galilee. Music always speaks to a deep place in the heart. With the playlists in each chapter, you can let the study themes sink in. The ups and downs of Peter’s life story will come alive as you listen to the music of Tenth Avenue North and other artists. To better understand the feelings Peter had after denying Jesus three times, listen to Josh Wilson’s “Before the Morning.” Feel the love Christ had for all people even on the cross by listening to “Amazing Love” by Chris Tomlin. By the end of the eight-week study, you will create your own playlist of at least eight songs to bring back all you learned about Peter. The digital edition includes links to helpful websites and scripture apps. All you need for an eight week study is included: interactive questions for personal study and “chew on this” questions for small group discussion; photographs, maps, and informative sidebars for historical and geographical context; hands-on mission activities and discipleship challenges.

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Teen’s Hilarious Senior Quote Puts New Spin On Coming Out Of The Closet

Maxwell Barrett wanted to leave high school “with a bang.” He succeeded.

The 18-year-old senior at Raritan High School in Hazlet, New Jersey, tweeted a screenshot of his yearbook photo and accompanying quote on Tuesday:

The quote, credited to “Unknown,” reads: “Of course I dress well, I didn’t spend all that time in the closet for nothing.”

“I wanted to go out with a bang,” Barrett, who is indeed very snappily dressed in the photo, told The Huffington Post. “I had never done sports, or clubs. I was always just an art student. I wanted to go out in a way people would remember me by!” He added that he didn’t come up with the quote completely on his own, but had rephrased a similar quote he’d seen online.

Barrett said he was “out” as gay to most people around him. Though he had never officially told his parents, he said he could tell that they already knew. “It was just more of a confirmation to [my parents] than a coming-out story,” he said.

And his parents’ reaction?

“They said it was the best one in the yearbook and that they were proud of me,” Barrett said. He mentioned that his classmates also loved it, and that even teachers had pulled him aside to congratulate him and comment on the quote.

Barrett said a yearbook supervisor initially told him they weren’t going to run the quote because of its “shock value.”

However, Hazlet Township Public School Superintendent Bernard Bragen could not confirm that happened.

“My understanding is that it was never pulled,” he said.


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Creating Adventure Games for Teens

Creating Adventure Games for Teens


If you’re ready to learn all about making your own adventure games, CREATING ADVENTURE GAMES FOR TEENS is ready to show you how-and no prior programming skills are required After being introduced to the history and principles of adventure game creation, learning what makes a good game, you’ll immediately put your new knowledge into practice by making adventure games for the PC and web platforms. Using the latest version of Multimedia Fusion, the user-friendly drag-and-drop game and application creation program, CREATING ADVENTURE GAMES FOR TEENS will also teach you how to make text and graphic adventures, point and click graphic adventures games and the hugely popular hidden object adventure games-whether you’re an experienced programmer or are just getting started this book will teach you all you need to know about adventure games. The book also includes instructions on how to make your own editors so you can quickly program your own your own games. With this book’s easy, step-by-step instructions, you’ll be on your way to creating great adventure games in no time.

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E-Cigarette Use May Be Rising Among Teens

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Teens – Body Image & Beyond

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Teens Body Image and Beyond helps teens to accept their body types and inherited features, see differences as distinctions, and know their appearance is not their identity. Media messages, online profiles, friends, sports, eating disorders, muscle madness, temptations to use steroids or diet pills, and other issues are addressed. Teens will be encouraged to value variety in shapes and sizes and to embrace their own and others’ uniqueness. Teens like to be active and interact; games, role plays, panel discussions and team activities promote movement and fun; thought-provoking questions encourage verbal and artistic expression; teens create posters, poetry, slogans and skits; they play expert advisors to each other. The workbook is divided in ten chapters with two to nine sessions per chapter. Each session includes clear directions for the facilitator including purpose and goal of the session, key background information on the specific subject, and interactive activities to use in a

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Teens Have Style!

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Teens Have Style!: Fashion Programs for Young Adults at the Library provides an easy-to-follow template for creating popular programs within the public or school library setting that will capture the attention of most teenaged girls. In Teens Have Style!, librarians will find programs they can adapt to their individual style or specific age range of their younger patrons, such as getting ready for the prom, making jewelry, decorating sneakers, creating a “green” outfit from recycled materials, and many more. All of the ideas are flexible and can be matched to other educational programs or to fit the library’s needs, regardless of its size. For example, school librarians can partner with art teachers to orchestrate a “Fashion as Art” program, which challenges students to identify a painting that they like and then to create an outfit that reflects the style and feel of that work of art.

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Teen’s Instagram Tribute To His Sick Great Grandma Needs No Filter

When Louisville, Ky., teen, Zach Belden, created an Instagram account for his great grandma, he had no idea how big of a following it would attract, WDRB reported.

Grandma Betty is dying of cancer, so Zach thought this would be a great opportunity to share happy moments with his family and friends, and also have something to remember her by.

But, it hasn’t only reached their family and friends: the account, grandmabetty33, was made in January and already has more than 6,500 followers.

Grandma Betty gets a huge kick out of it, asking how many new followers they’ve gained every day, according to WDRB.

“I’ve been here 80 years, maybe they’ll learn something good from me,” she told the outlet.

On March 10, Zach posted an Instagram thanking all their followers:

From photos of her and her late husband, to videos of her dancing to Pharrell’s “Happy,” the sweet account is definitely worth checking out.

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Teen’s Impromptu Duet With Jason Mraz Is Pure, Unadultered Magic

In 2011, Alexandra Jarred was turned away from a Jason Mraz performance at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles for being underage. But the dedicated fan wasn’t deterred.

Jarred waited outside the venue, hoping that Mraz would eventually appear, the Burbank Examiner reported. Lucky for her, he did. And when Mraz learned that Jarred’s dream had always been to sing with him, the singer-songwriter responded in the best possible way.

“What song do you want to do?” Mraz said, according to the Examiner.

Jarred fittingly chose “Lucky,” and with Mraz on guitar and her father filming, the magical duet above took place.

“That doesn’t happen to me every day,” Mraz says after the performance.

The video dates back two years, but began popping up online again this week.

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