10 Surprising Books Every Teen Should Read Before They Graduate High School

They’ll read classics in high school, but those books shouldn’t be their only required reading.

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Over the past year, the number of high school students who have used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days has skyrocketed about 75 percent, preliminary federal show.
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2 brothers shot dead during birthday party in Texas; teen suspects sought, sheriff says

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A teen was suspended for showing her knees—and told she needed to consider “guys and their hormones”

A teen was suspended for showing her knees—and told she needed to consider “guys and their hormones”


A teen was suspended for showing her knees—and told she needed to consider “guys and their hormones”

Now that the new school year is in full swing, reports of sexist dress codes are once again making the rounds. In the latest ridiculous dress code violation, one Florida student was suspended for wearing ripped jeans that exposed her knee.

According to the Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach County Mayor Melissa McKinlay claimed that her daughter was removed from class at Forest Hill High School and told that “she needed to consider the guys in her class and their hormones” when dressing for school. In a September 13th Facebook post, McKinlay wrote that her daughter was in the middle of a quiz at the time, and as a result of receiving in-school suspension, missed all of her core classes that day.

“Perhaps she should have worn a different pair of jeans,” McKinlay ceded in the post. “But why should she have to worry about dressing a certain way to curtail a boy’s potential behavior? So, like, it’s her fault if the boy touches her because of what she was wearing?”

She continued by noting that her daughter had missed important information in class because of the dress code violation, and also wondered if the administrator also pulled boys wearing shorts out of class.

“Sexism. Victim blaming. Girl shaming,” McKinlay wrote.

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Forest Hill High School Principal Mary Stratos told the Long Beach Post that ripped jeans and torn clothing of any kind constituted a dress code violation, but the first offense usually results in a lunch detention. She promised to investigate the administrator’s comments, but defended the school’s dress code as “gender-neutral.”

In a follow-up post on September 14th, McKinlay wrote that she spoke to members of the school board and was “confident that they are addressing the situation.” She acknowledged that her daughter had indeed violated the dress code by wearing ripped jeans, but argued that the punishment had been too severe.

“My daughter indeed violated her school’s dress code and she will bear the consequences of that,” she wrote. “But such a violation never warrants the experience she had yesterday.”

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Recently, school districts have (thankfully) been taking complaints about sexist dress codes more seriously. In August, one California district even implemented a dress code that allows students to wear almost anything within reason. However, clearly, young women are still unfairly targeted by the rules in many districts—even when the policies themselves are “gender-neutral.”

Sexist double standards have got to end—and boys’ “hormones” should never be used as a justification to limit girls and women.

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Teen dating violence is down, but boys still report more violence than girls, British Columbia study finds

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Cara Pressman raises her hands in triumph. The crowd claps in unison, and a DJ cranks up the music. The banquet hall on the banks of the Hudson pulsates as nine of Cara’s best friends lead a procession to the dance floor.


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What the DCEU Can Learn From ‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’

Can you remember the last time a DC film was good? Of course not. Aside from Wonder Woman, they haven’t made a good film since The Dark Knight Rises. With so many bad films lately, the last thing you’d expect to succeed would be DC’s latest film, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. Yet, it manages to do just that.

Teen Titans Go! gets a lot of hate from the original show’s fans for being immature and childish. Still, its movie has a 91% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, compared to Justice League’s 40% rating. So, how is that possible, and what can the DCEU learn from the success of Teen Titans Go! To the Movies? They can learn a lot.

Better Plot, Shorter Movies


Batman V Joker: Yawn of Justice
“Yawn of Justice,” indeed.

The DCEU’s films are long, each running more than two hours. When films are that long, pacing can be an issue. While good writing can make a movie worth the length, this was not the case with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Fans would have forgiven the two-and-a-half-hour runtime if the titular fight was worth it. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t.

The premise for their fight in the film is flimsy at best. Batman’s tricked into thinking Superman’s a threat, while Superman’s blackmailed. It lacks the sheer excitement fans would expect from this clash of titans. Worse still, the whole fight gets overshadowed by the battle with Doomsday.


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Sweet victory.

In contrast, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is far shorter, at less than 90 minutes with a more focused plot. Since the whole movie is about the Titans learning to be themselves, each scene builds on that lesson. This culminates in the final fight where Robin admits that the Titans may be goofs, yet they’re still heroes. Combine that lesson with the Titans kicking Slade’s butt, and the audience enjoys a more significant payoff.

What the DCEU can learn from the plot and length of Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is that they can tell a good story in less time and with less content. Batman v Superman tried adding too much material, and it left fans with a confusing story. By the time the actual fight between Batman and Superman comes around, you wish the movie was over! Compared to that, Batman and Robin feels like an Oscar-winner.

Stop Trying to Worldbuild


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Who the heck are the Challengers of the Unknown?

DC had wanted to do Justice League so badly that it made the DCEU run before it knew how to walk. They crammed a gang of characters into each film but didn’t take the time to develop them. Zack Snyder thought that adding a bunch of famous heroes would be enough, and it backfired on him. The result? The DCEU is an unsatisfying mess.

Unlike Justice League or Batman vs. Superman, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies doesn’t try to worldbuild because it knows that it would be a waste of time. Fitting into a larger universe means conforming to pre-existing plots, which limits creative freedom. Not having to worry about that means Teen Titans Go! To the Movies has more time to focus on making sure the film entertains the audience. The result is a standalone film that is fun to watch.

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is a wake-up call to DC: they need to stop trying to force together a shared universe. Instead, they should focus on ensuring their films can stand on their own at the box office and with critics. If enough standalone films are a success, then DC can consider more crossover films down the road.

Don’t Be Afraid to Lighten Up

A big problem with the DCEU thus far is how it is so dark — almost depressing — in its tone. It feels like DC injected Batman’s darkness into its other films in the hopes of recreating that success. Instead of success, though, audiences watched overly-edgy, complex stories with bad ratings.

The DC films don’t need to be as dark and as heavy as an ordinary Batman film, and Teen Titans Go! To the Movies shows what they can do instead. Even if it’s at their own expense or makes them look like goofs, the Titans aren’t afraid of making viewers laugh. Besides, if they like prank calling Superman or pooping in a prop toilet, that doesn’t make them any less of heroes.


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Captivated by a solid movie.

The DC films have tried being dark and gritty, and that hasn’t worked out as well as they hoped. So instead of doing that, DC should try to inject some humor into their films. It doesn’t have to be to the extent of Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, but throwing in some snappy comebacks and one-liners can take the edge off a tense scene. Finding the balance between the Titans and Batman is what DC needs right now.

Despite how goofy it can be, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies has enough charm, humor, and self-confidence to work as a stand-alone film. DC should take note of this animated film’s success and see what its fans are looking for in a movie.

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‘Teen Mom 2’ Reunion Recap: Barbara Fears David Might Kill Her

Barbara Evans admitted she thinks her daughter Jenelle Evans’ husband David Eason might kill her one day during part one of the Teen Mom 2 reunion on Monday, August 13. Also, Briana DeJesus and Kailyn Lowry confronted their huge behind-the-scenes blow up. Catch up on what you might have missed below!

Barbara Is Afraid of David

Even though Jenelle didn’t show up to the reunion, Barbara still appeared to talk about her estranged relationship with her daughter and David. She speculated that Jenelle really didn’t show up because David wouldn’t let her be alone.

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Jenelle Evans MTV

“I don’t feel Jenelle is OK,” Barbara said. “I’m just so so so worried.”

She even worried that David is going to act violently toward her, because of his aggression and his passion for guns.

“I’m going to be the first one shot cause I live closest,” Barbara said. “It scares me. He could come over and kill me any time.”

Briana May Quit the Show

Briana and her sister Brittany DeJesus showed up on stage to the reunion to break down the explosion that went down during last week’s episode. Briana tried to defend herself, but Brittany wasn’t afraid to call her sister out.

“You shouldn’t be fighting with no girl over no guy,” Brittany said. “Is it f—king worth it? Because he isn’t.”

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Briana DeJesus MTV

Javi Marroquin won’t be happy when he hears that. Briana was so upset about the incident, she admitted to thinking about quitting the show.

“I’m just over it,” Briana said. “I don’t want to do it anymore.”

Briana’s emotional night only escalated when Dr. Drew brought up that all of the men in her life have disappointed her. She completely sobbed when he said she had “a lot to be mad about,” referencing her exes and her father who wasn’t in her life when she was young.

“I can’t do this, I’m sorry,” Briana said. “I don’t know why they don’t want to be there for their kids. I don’t get it.”

She admitted that Javi’s parenting is part of the reason why she likes him so much. “Javi is a great person when it comes to being a parent,” she said. “He was so great with Nova and Stella.”

Even though these two are not together currently, there seems to be some unresolved feelings.

Kailyn Goes Off About Javi and Briana

Kailyn wasn’t going to hold back after Briana tried to attack her on stage. She read the exact Instagram comment that Briana made in reference to Chris Lopez and her kids that set her off.

“I lost all respect,” Kailyn said. “The fact that you brought my kids into it, I felt some type of way.”

Javi Marroquin and Kailyn Lowry
Javi Marroquin and Kailyn Lowry MTV

She wasn’t going to let Javi get off easy, though, because she thinks he’s caused problems with her as well.  “He is a manipulator,” Kailyn said. “When you’re in his presence, you forget that you hate him.”

Kailyn wasn’t worried about making anyone mad anymore, because she was obviously over it.

Kailyn Admitted She’s Still in Love With Chris

When Kailyn was asked if she would be interested in getting married again, she was conflicted. She admitted that it partially has to do with her relationship with Chris which was unlike any relationship she had ever had.

“I’m afraid to love somebody the way I loved Chris and for it to end the way Chris and I did,” she said, and revealed she’s still in love with him. She even started crying when she talked about how difficult the breakup was for her.

She added: “I know it would never work, so I wouldn’t go back.”

Part two of the Teen Mom 2 reunion airs on MTV Tuesday, August 20, at 9 p.m. ET.

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Mortified Teen Refuses to Get Into the Groove With Dancing Adults During Their Jumbotron Moment

This teen was probably just hoping to have a casual evening at the ball game watching the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on Monday night.

But instead he got a little more entertainment than he bargained for, in the form of the adults with him (presumably his parents) embarrassing him on the big screen in front of the whole stadium, thanks to their vivacious dance moves.

To the dulcet tones of Flo Rida‘s seminal hit “Low,” the woman on the teen’s right happily got into the groove, while the man to his left joined in with some joyful clapping. Unfortunately, sandwiched in the middle, the teen was not feeling it; he just kept his arms resolutely crossed the whole time, despite their best efforts get him into the dancing spirit as well.

And, as Twitter commenters have noted, “This mom embarrassing her son is the mom all moms should aspire to be.”

There was more, too: during DNCE’s “Cake by the Ocean,” the cameras once again found the party. The teen even covered his eyes in mortification when his group was once again put up on the big screen. At this rate, he may try to snag seats far away from the dancing duo next time they make a trip to the baseball game.

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Tyler Posey Reveals Whether He Would Want a Teen Wolf Reunion — On the Big Screen

Teen Wolf may be joining the long list of reboots — if its main star has anything to say about it.

Tyler Posey, 26, who played Scott McCall on the series, opened up about whether or not he’d want the show to be turned into a movie on Tuesday’s episode of PeopleTV’s Chatter.

“For Teen Wolf, that’s what I’ve said since the beginning of that show. I’ve always wanted to do that. So, I’m all for it,” Posey said passionately.

When asked about his relationships with his former co-stars, Posey explained they are all on pretty good terms.

“Absolutely, Dylan O’Brien is still one of my best friends,” Posey said.

“We actually went to Comic-Con last weekend with each other. It was our first time we went without any obligations because Teen Wolf is over, so we didn’t have anything to promote,” Posey continued.

“And, we went and partied and danced all night until five in the morning.”

“I love the cast of Teen Wolf, and I try to keep in touch with them as much as possible. Dylan and I see each other all the time,” Posey added.

 

When Posey isn’t reminiscing about his days on MTV or performing with his band PVMNTS, he’s most likely spending time with his girlfriend Sophia Taylor Ali.

Back in January, Posey shared a heartfelt post about the 22-year-old Grey’s Anatomy actress.

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“I’ve always had some weird hang up when I get ‘serious’ in a relationship, it’s hard to pinpoint why or the origin of it but I feel it’s something that’s always kind of f—– things up for me when things are getting good,” Posey wrote.

“It’s something that’s always gotten in the way for me and the others around, whether it be a romantic relationship or a friendship. I vow to give it my all to tackle these things and be the man I should be. For me and others around me.”

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“I’ve found someone worth it. At no fault to others in my past or present, I’ve just been able to open my eyes about it because of my girlfriend, Sophia,” Posey continued.

“And as much as I’d like to share this just with my personal friends and family, I realize I have a platform and it’s cool to be honest and I think it helps others who are going through the same. This is to soph and everyone in my life, I love you all so much. F— yeah 🤘🏻,” Posey added.

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Watch Exclusive ‘Teen Titans Go! To the Movies’ Clip: No Stopping Batman

Watch Exclusive 'Teen Titans Go! To the Movies' Clip: No Stopping Batman

Collectively, they are known as the Teen Titans. Individually, they are known as Starfire (voice: Hynden Walch), Robin (voice: Scott Menville), Beast Boy (voice: Greg Cipes), Cyborg (voice: Khary Payton) and Raven (voice: Tara Strong). Whatever you call the team, they are outraged that every superhero has been featured in their own movie — except for them! So, they decide to make their own big-screen adventure, no matter the obstacle.

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Teenage drivers are eight times more likely to be involved in a collision or near miss during the first three months after getting a driver’s license, compared to the previous three months on a learner’s permit, suggests a new study.
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Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 3 Be a Teen Courtroom Drama?

Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted an illustrated title page of the first script of Season 3 last month that shows we will definitely see Archie in court next year. The red-headed hero will be defending his innocence in the murder of Cassidy Bullick, a violent crime that occurred back in the middle of last season while Archie, Veronica, Betty, and Jughead took a salacious trip to “Lodge Lodge” at Shadow Lake.

Cassidy was the flirty cashier at the convenience store who later showed up with his crew to rob the lodge. Archie chased him down, and then Hiram’s hitman, Andre, took over. We are led to believe that the gunshot heard off-screen was Andre killing Cassidy. That was an awfully dark weekend for some teenagers to experience. But Cassidy was never mentioned again, at least not until right after Archie threatened Hiram. Next thing we know, Archie is arrested for the murder in the Season 2 finale. C’mon, Hiram! But just how long will this drama play out?

A full season of courtroom drama worked out well for the second season of Netflix’s high school series 13 Reasons Why. Will Riverdale take the same route, or will they wrap up this cliffhanger obstacle in just a few episodes?

What About The Other Riverdale Residents?

With Archie tied up in the courtroom, more focus can be placed on the other characters, including Toni Topaz and Reggie Mantle, whose portrayers have been upgraded to series regulars. How would their storylines build? Toni is the only part of Cheryl Blossom’s life that makes any sense to her, and we love that. We are definitely hoping for a lot more development with that love story.

Meanwhile, having been dubbed in the classic comics as “Archie’s Rival,” we hope to see Reggie taking full advantage of Archie’s dilemma by trying to take everything he can from Archie … maybe even Veronica?


Issue #9 of “Archie’s Rival Reggie” 1953

Let’s not forget our friend Kevin Keller. With Midge Klump sadly gone, the confused Moose Mason might finally be ready to pursue Kevin for real. Remember that passionate kiss?


Casey Cott and Cody Kearsley in ‘Riverdale’

But we also ought to talk about Polly Cooper, Betty’s big sister. Prior to Archie’s arrest at the end of the season, so much was going down with the Chic mystery and Penny Peabody and the Black Hood and Cheryl’s family dysfunction and the gang war ignited by Hiram Lodge … (pause for breath) … that we have completely glossed over the fact that Polly had been off with her newborn twins living with a cult, simply referred to as “the farm.” Or is it “The Farm?” It will be time to explore that storyline, because while she referenced being done with “The Farm,” she also offered to help her rattled mother, Alice, by introducing her to a friend from “The Farm” who healed her. This will definitely get bonkers.


Tiera Skovbye as Polly Cooper

And what about the oft-mentioned but never-yet-seen Jellybean Jones, Jughead’s little sister? In the comic books, she was also mentioned entirely more than she was actually seen, but whenever the precocious toddler did appear, it was just darling.

It’s been rumored that by the end of the new season, we’ll get to meet Jellybean, as well as their mother. We can probably assume that Jellybean will NOT be a toddler and that her character might lead to the introduction of some other younger characters in Jellybean’s grade. Jellybean and her mother will also surely create drama surrounding the reignited relationship between FP Jones and Alice. We think Jughead’s mother might be a bit unhappy with this development.


Jughead and Jellybean Jones

To add even more tension, maybe Chic and Charles Smith are both still alive? Stranger things have happened. There’s a really good chance that Chic will reappear. We never saw him actually get caught by the Black Hood, and his name was not mentioned in Hal Cooper’s confession. And since Charles is the lovechild of FP and Alice, which makes him the shared half-brother of Bughead, exaggerations of his death would surely add a new layer to Betty and Jughead’s relationship. Betty may be Jughead’s Serpent Queen, mirroring FP and Alice’s high school relationship, but maybe their family ties are just too convoluted for their romance to last.

Lastly, Veronica now owns Pop’s Chocklit Shoppe, and is cut off from her family’s fortune. Could this contribute to a strain in her relationship with Archie? Is she equipped to run a business, excel in high school, and continue dating the boy who serves as the source of all the problems in her family life?

Whether Archie is in court for a full season or just a few episodes, one thing is certain: the drama outside the courtroom is never-ending.

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Former Teen Vogue Editor In Chief Assaulted

Former Teen Vogue Editor in Chief, Elaine Welteroth, was allegedly attacked by an Uber driver in New York.

Welteroth described the violent interaction that left her with bruises, on Instagram.

She said when the driver stopped at the wrong location he refused to help her get to the proper destination. He kicked her out of the car, and called the police.  And when she got out of the car, the driver reportedly slammed her arm in the door but he told the police, she hit him.

Following the incident, Uber kicked her off of the app and flagged her as hostile.

Her social media post caught the attention of Uber board member Ariana Huffington, who reached out to Welteroth and apologized for what happened, reports the Root. 

That driver is now being investigated.

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Teen Boy Who Took a Whiff of a Player’s Sneaker at Wimbledon Had the Most Appropriate Reaction

A boy had a hilarious reaction after sniffing a tennis shoe he received from Dutch tennis player Robin Haase during a Thursday morning Wimbledon match.

The Netherlands player Robin Haase handed a young boy a sneaker and photos captured his delight to receive the shoe, then taking a whiff and finally sticking his tongue out in disgust.

The funny set of photos taken Thursday morning at the match between Robin Haase and Nick Kyrgios have been shared on Twitter. Kyrgios beat Haase 6-3, 6-4, 7-5 in the second round.

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#JusticeForJunior: Family And Friends Mourn The Loss Of Bronx Teen

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On June 20, a Bronx teenager was dragged from a bodega, brutally beaten and stabbed by a group of men. That teen was 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, affectionately known as Junior.

According to the NYPD, surveillance video shows Junior trying to hide behind a deli counter, before he was dragged out of the store. He returns bleeding and appears to be told to leave. After the men fled the teen was able to walk himself to a nearby hospital, where he later died, CBS reports.

Junior’s death touched so many people and #JusticeForJunior is trending in his honor.

Thousands of people showed up to his funeral at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church to pay their respects on Wednesday. Pallbearers wore Yankee jerseys and wiped away tears as they carried his casket from the church. They were met with a crowd chanting “justice for Junior!”

Arrests have been made in the case and 7 of the 8 men suspected to be involved appeared in court on Wednesday. All of the suspects are being held without bail and will appear in court again on July 2. The suspects are reportedly members of the Dominican gang known as the Trinitarios. The NYPD has been watching and fighting them for years, ABC reports.

According to ABC, the memorial outside of the bodega where he was attacked has grown so large that officials have closed off the surrounding streets.

In addition to community support, celebrities have shown support to Junior’s family and demanded #JusticeForJunior.

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A GoFundMe page set up for Junior’s family has raised $ 301,615, including an $ 8,000 donation from Bronx native and rapper Cardi B.

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Prosecutor: Pittsburgh Police Officer Had ‘No Justification’ for Killing Unarmed Black Teen

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A white East Pittsburgh police officer who was sworn into duty only hours before he shot and killed an unarmed black teen last week was charged with criminal homicide Wednesday morning, according to court records.

Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr. told reporters that officer Michael Rosfeld, 30, had “no justification” to fire at 17-year-old Antwon Rose, whose hands were raised in the air as he fled a vehicle.

“Rose never committed any crimes,” Zappala said. “Rosfeld’s actions were intentional and brought about the result he was looking to accomplish.”

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Cop Thought It Was Drugs. It Was a Teen Coping With Autism: Lawsuit

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Fourteen-year-old Connor Leibel just felt overwhelmed.

He was sitting in a sunny and quiet neighborhood park in suburban Phoenix while his caretaker visited a nearby store. To calm himself, Leibel, who is autistic, started “stimming” with a piece of string—an exercise commonly taught to people with autism to help them cope with stressful environments.

But that’s not what it looked like to Officer David Grossman. Grossman, who the Buckeye Police Department has called a drug-recognition expert, said he thought Leibel was bringing his hands toward his mouth to somehow inhale drugs. After driving by multiple times, Grossman stopped to ask Leibel what he was doing.

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‘Teen Mom 2’ Recap: Briana and Javi Finally Admit They’re Dating

Together at last! Javi Marroquin and Briana DeJesus made things official during Monday, June 4, episode of Teen Mom 2. Even though they tried to act like one big happy family with their children, their relationship with Kailyn Lowry couldn’t be worse. Also, Chelsea Houska faced Adam Lind in court and can finally sleep soundly again. Find out what you might have missed during this week’s episode of Teen Mom 2.

Chelsea Finally Feels Her Daughter is Safe

It was finally time for Chelsea to face her ex in court to try to hyphenate her daughter’s last name to match her and her husband Cole Deboer’s name. She also wanted to get her visitation agreement changed so that Adam could only see Aubree in a visitation center. She couldn’t be more nervous to faceher ex, who she hadn’t seen in about a year.
“I hate that I doubt myself,” Chelsea said and continued to worry about her intentions. “Am I being ridiculous? Can you be too ridiculous when it comes to your child?”

In the end, everything went Chelsea’s way, and she cried on the car ride home because she finally felt like Aubree was in a safe situation.

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“I just feel like a weight is lifted off my shoulders,” Chelsea said. They celebrated by telling Aubree about the name change by writing it on a cake, and Aubree was over-the-moon.

Briana and Javi are Official

After weeks of beating around the bush, Briana finally admitted that she and Javi were “boyfriend and girlfriend.” She went to Delaware to celebrate Lincoln’s birthday with the kids. She even made Javi and their children matching shirts for the party.

“I’m looking forward to today,” Javi said, and the two were acting like they were married already even though they just made it official. Javi was stressed about the Kailyn situation, but was mushy about having Briana to help him through it. “It’s nice having you by my side,” he told her.

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Even though last week’s episode made it seem like Kailyn was in a relationship with her friend Dom, she shut rumors down this week by declaring she was too busy dealing with other people to be in a relationship. Although she was mostly referring to her children, the Briana/Javi drama might also have had something to do with it.

When Javi decided Briana was going to go to Lincoln’s party that he was supposed to cohost with Kailyn, Kailyn dropped out and had her own party. Briana exchanged some vicious texts with Javi’s ex, and it caught Kailyn off guard.

“Shut the f—k up cause now I’m mad. S—k my d—k, you dumb bitch,” Briana texted Kailyn when Kailyn said she didn’t want to meet up with her to talk thing about.

After that explosion, Kailyn prohibited the crew from filming any part of the party because Briana was there. “I don’t think that she’s a good person,” Kailyn said. “I don’t want anything to do with him.”

Nathan Might Still Be In Love With Jenelle

Jenelle Evans embarked on a new business venture and transformed her personal Facebook into a more professional page. However, the change made rumors swirl that she and David Eason were breaking up because her page no longer mentioned they were together. Her ex Nathan Griffith didn’t waste any time to text Jenelle to find out what was going on and tell her he wants the best for her.

“You don’t know s—t about Kaiser. You don’t ask about Kaiser. But you ask if I’m broken up with David,” Jenelle told her friend about the text, who proclaimed that Nathan was just trying to weasel his way back into her life. To no one’s surprise, David lost it when he found out about the text. He got into a fight with Nathan over it and called him some extremely derogatory words. When Jenelle was suppose to drop off Kaiser to Nathan after, she sent David’s mother to avoid drama.

However, Nathan was so made about the texts, he went after David’s mom. He also seemed a little upset that the two were still together. “They need to get off the drugs,” Nathan said. “I won’t do this no more.”

Leah Opens Up To Her Daughter

Leah Messer took her daughter Aleeah Grace to a therapist this episode to work out some behavioral issues she was dealing with. Aleeah was acting out, and Leah and her ex Corey Simms thought it had something to do with her twin getting more attention than her. The appointment went well, but Leah had to talk about her daughter’s problems in front of her, which made it awkward.

“It was hard to talk about why you’re not always the nicest to Ali,” Leah told Aleeah afterward. “Even when you have a bad day, I still love you.”

Teen Mom 2 airs on MTV Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.

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Apple Watch saves the life of Florida teen with a life-threatening disease

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Looking past peer influence: Genetic contributions to increases in teen substance use?

Parents spend a lot of time worrying about the influence of peers on teen substance use. A new study examines if there is a genetic component that drives teens’ desire for risk taking and novelty. A key finding revealed genetic influences that are unique to the growth in substance use. With each passing year, genetic differences between individuals become more and more important in explaining why substance use increases in some adolescents but not in others.
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Teen Pays Homage to Black Women in One of a Kind Prom Dress

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A 17-year old Tennessee teenager wanting her prom dress to honor her late great-grandmother had images of iconic African-American women printed on her dress. Skyler Branch of White Station High School in Memphis wanted to make a splash at her prom had a great idea to have Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry and others […]

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Instead of looking to a regular store for a prom dress, one Memphis, Tennessee teen looked to her deceased great-grandmother for inspiration.

Skyler Branch of White Station High School decided to honor her dad’s grandmother — whom she was close to — by making a dress dedicated to inspirational Black women.

“She said ‘Mom, there’s been so many extraordinary African-American women who have done so much for me. I want to show them some respect so that they know that not just the older adults, but the younger adults appreciate who paved the way,’” Skyler’s mother told Yahoo Lifestyle.

Skyler found pics of Michelle Obama, Oprah, Taraji P. Henson, Halle Berry and more to add to her dress. Then a seamstress named Shannon Pierce worked her magic!

Now that’s what you call visionary.

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Delilah Evans, a Detroit teen has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing her mother on Christmas day in 2016.

WXYZ Detroit News reports Evans was found guilty but mentally ill of the first degree premeditated murder of killing 45-year-old Sonia Riang.

Riang was wheelchair-bound after a car accident years ago. Relatives of Evans say that she had a history of mental health despite never being diagnosed with it.

Evans brother recalls hearing the teen talk about having a dark angel, hearing voices and talked about someone killing their mother on Christmas day

According to police, Evans ran from the apartment after killing her mother. She was found and arrested at a 7-eleven near her Clinton Township apartment.

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Should hair be growing around my nipples? 4 things every teen girl should know about hair growth during puberty

Should hair be growing around my nipples? 4 things every teen girl should know about hair growth during puberty


Should hair be growing around my nipples? 4 things every teen girl should know about hair growth during puberty

When you’re going through puberty, a lot is happening with your body. Your hormones throw off your emotional mojo, your breasts are growing, and all of the sudden, hair is everywhere. And thanks to mom, sex ed, or your doctor, you may be well-informed about the basics of hair growth during puberty.

But what if you notice something seemingly uncommon — like hair growth around nipples. Is this normal? Or what if your hair down there begins creeping up your navel? You might still have a lot of questions that you find too embarrassing to bring up with an adult. So, to help, we did the asking for you.

We talked to board certified obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Felice Gersh about the unfamiliar world of hair growth during puberty and compiled a list of hairy facts that every teen girl should know to ease puberty jitters.

Even though it can be embarrassing to talk about, it’s really important that you ask your doctor puberty-related questions. That’s what they’re there for, after all! And besides, puberty is something we all go through, so chances are, you’re not the first person to ask.

But, for now, let’s dive into some of the basic questions you may have about hair popping up all over.

1. A small amount of breast hair is completely normal.

Just like our arms, legs, and pretty much our entire body, our breasts and nipples have hair follicles within the skin. Dr. Gersh told HelloGiggles,

“There can normally be a few scattered hairs around the nipples, which some don’t recognize as within normal limits. Concern over excessive hair should always be checked out.”

According to Columbia University’s Go Ask Alice! forum, excess female nipple or breast hair can be a symptom of hormonal fluctuation or even an overproduction of male-linked hormones. Excess hair growth can also be a warning sign of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Cushing’s Syndrome, or a thyroid problem. So, as Dr. Gersh noted, if you’re concerned about the amount of breast hair around your nipples, make an appointment with your doctor to get things checked out.

But, if there are just a few hairs here and there around your nipples, Dr. Gersh says plucking them or trimming them short is perfectly fine.

2. Hello, armpit and leg hair.

“Adults’ sexual hair in females is also axillary (under the arms), and of course there is darker and thicker hair growth on the legs,” Dr. Gersh told us, but you may have already found that out for yourself.

Armpit and leg hair may be the most embarrassing hair to emerge from puberty solely because it’s the only hair growth that gets exposed to the public, and your peers. But armpit and leg hair isn’t something you should ever be ashamed of. Some women even flaunt it by growing their armpit hair long and dying it funky colors:

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If you wish to remove your armpit or leg hair, shaving is probably the best option. Dr. Gersh recommends to “generously moisturize the skin before and after shaving and use a high quality razor.”

3. And hello to you too, pubic hair.

At the beginning of puberty, you’ll notice that hair will start to grow around your genital region. This is pubic hair and it will turn into a full bush soon enough.

Dr. Gersh said that pubic hair usually covers, “all of the labia majora to the inner surface of the thighs and up to the pubic bone-roughly shaped like a triangle.”

If you begin to notice that your pubic hair is growing upwards towards the navel and/or further downwards, reaching the front of the thighs, you should call your doctor. Too much pubic hair could be a sign that your body is producing too much of the male sex hormone Androgen. An influx of pubic hair can also be a symptom of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), so it’s important to recognize the warning signs and get checked out to make sure everything is copasetic.

4. Some hair growth is not normal for puberty.

Don’t be so quick to use puberty as an excuse for all the hair growth you begin to notice. Dr. Gersh told us that there shouldn’t be any hair growth going on on the face, back, or chest, “though some ethnic groups do have some mild facial hair on women.”

If hair pops up where it shouldn’t, get to your doctor’s office to see what’s going on. It could be nothing, or it could be a sign that your hormones aren’t doing what they should be doing. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Armpit, leg, and pubic hair is natural and totally normal. There’s nothing wrong with keeping it around if you aren’t keen with a razor, or if you just want be au naturale. And remember, don’t hesitate to approach your doctor with any questions you may have about things going on with your body.

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‘Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant’ Recap: Jade Feels Like a Single Mom

Sean told Jade to “go to hell” for not letting him play video games during the Monday, March 26, episode of Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant. While that relationship appeared to be in jeopardy, Stephan and Kayla seem like they might get back together even though he’s cheated on her multiple times. Check out the 5 biggest moments from the episode below.

Jade and Sean Are On The Rocks

Jade is feeling so alone. She goes to all her doctors appointments by herself and never spends time with her boyfriend because he’s always working or playing video games. “I’m really not happy right now with our relationship,” Jade told her friends. “I don’t feel like [I‘m] acknowledged.”

When both she and Sean did have a weekend off, she tried to spend some quality time with him before the baby comes, but all he wanted to do was spend all day in front of the TV. “Why would I want to be with someone who doesn’t want to do f—king anything?” Jade asked, and Sean wasn’t even up for that conversation, telling her to deal with it and to “go to hell.” So, she left.

Kyler Makes Lexi Feel Reassured — For About A Minute

Lexi is just trying to graduate and get her life together before the baby is born. She has fallen victim to her peers and adults in her community gossiping about her pregnancy online, and it’s really taking a toll on her. She was going to go to homecoming with Kyler, but when she went dress shopping, the store employees wouldn’t let her try on the dresses she wanted to wear because of her pregnant belly.

“It seemed like they didn’t want a pregnant person buying their merchandise,” Lexi said. She decided to the dance, and Kyler took her on a fancy date instead. They were both being really flirty, until she asked him again about where they were in their relationship. He said he wanted to be friends because it was “the same thing either way” if they were dating.

“Do friends have babies together?” Lexi fired back.

Ashley’s Boyfriend Finally Takes Her Side

After last week’s disastrous baby shower, Ashley and Bar decided the best thing for them is to work together as a family, but couldn’t come up with a concrete solution as to how to deal with Bar’s mom.

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Ashley on Young & Pregnant

 

“This is tearing our family apart,” Ashley said. “How much longer can our relationship take this kind of strain?” Bar did stand up for his girlfriend against his mom when she wanted to talk about the baby shower. “You walked in there with your guns cocked and your little cocky ass petty attitude,” Bar said.

Bar and Ashley seem to be at a good place in their relationship after the baby shower drama subsided. Bar even told her that he won’t let his mom be present at the birth, but Ashley won’t believe it until she sees it. He said something similar before the shower and look how that turned out.

Kayla Might Take Back Her Cheating Ex

Last week, Kayla claimed she never wanted to speak to Stephan again after finding out he cheated on her again. However, she cooled down and even hung out with him during Monday’s episode to try to remain civil.

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Kayla and Stephen on Young & Pregnant

“It’s hard for me to keep those boundaries with Stephan because we’ve been together for so long,” Kayla said. She told him she wanted them to have a good friendship so their son would grow up with memories of both his parents. She did try to put boundaries on their relationship — no cuddling allowed — but Stephan wasn’t having it.

“I can’t walk away from you, period,” he said. “Not only because you are the mother of my child, but because I love you.”

Danae Is Worried About Bonding with the Baby

Danae and Brianna’s mom are still constantly arguing, making Brianna feel caught in the middle. Her mother criticized the couple’s financial plans, or lack there of, and still won’t let Danae officially move in the house.

When Danae confided to a friend about his problems, he really let it all air out that his living situation wasn’t the only cause of his stress.

“I am really nervous that this kid will not love me,” he said. “I just feel like I’m already in love with this baby and I just want him to feel the attachment I feel.”

Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant airs on MTV Mondays at 10 p.m. ET.

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Teen childbirth linked to increased risk for heart disease

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Remains of Missing Ga. Teen Girl Found in Shallow Grave — and Her Parents Are Charged

The remains of a 16-year-old Georgia girl who disappeared last year were found in a shallow grave behind a vacant home — and her mom and stepfather are charged with murdering her, PEOPLE confirms.

Latania Janell Carwell, who went by Janell, was last seen alive the night of April 17, the day before her birthday, Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said at a press conference Tuesday.

On May 23, authorities arrested stepfather Leon Tripp and mother Tanya Tripp: Leon was charged with kidnapping while Tanya was charged with hindering the apprehension of a criminal, according to WRDW.

At the time, despite not having found Janell’s body, authorities believed Leon Tripp allegedly murdered Janell sometime between the night of her disappearance and his arrest, according to Roundtree.

Last Thursday, Richmond County deputies received a call from someone who claimed to have discovered human remains in a shallow grave behind a vacant home. The remains were identified as Janell’s, ending the nearly year-long search for the teen, according to Roundtree.

On Tuesday, Leon Tripp was indicted on two counts of murder, one count of kidnapping with bodily injury, one count of cruelty to children in the first degree and one count of concealing a death. Tanya Tripp was indicted on murder in the second degree, concealing a death and harboring a fugitive, according to WJBF.

“This case is far over but at least now the community can find peace that Janell can finally be laid to rest and we can move forward with he prosecution of this case,” Roundtree said.

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Authorities are continuing to investigate Janell’s death, starting with how she died.

“This has been a long and exhausting investigation but it will not conclude until the successful prosecution of Leon and Tanya Tripp,” Roundtree said.

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Attorney information for Tanya and Leon Tripp was unavailable Wednesday, according to a Richmond County court official. They have not yet entered pleas to the current charges.

It was not immediately clear if they had entered pleas for the earlier charges.


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Nicolas Cage loves Superman. He loves the character so much that he even named his son Kal-El, which is the iconic DC superhero's real name. So it had to have been very exciting for the Oscar-winning actor to be cast as the Man of Steel back in the mid 1990s. Cage signed on to star in Superman Lives, a movie to be scripted by Kevin Smith and helmed by Tim Burton.

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Did Teen Mom Star Catelynn Baltierra Suffer a Miscarriage?

Did pregnant Catelynn Baltierra suffer a miscarriage?

At the end of January, the Teen Mom OG star revealed to her husband, Tyler Baltierra, during a filmed episode of the MTV reality series that she was pregnant with another child. Catelynn decided to surprise Tyler by having their 3-year-old daughter Novalee Reign — they are are also the biological parents to Carly, whom they placed for adoption — wear a pink T-shirt that read, “I’m Going to Be a Big Sister.”

In a later episode, audiences watched the couple reveal the pregnancy news to family members, including Catelynn’s mother, April, and her younger siblings. At the time, Catelynn called their child a “summer baby.”

But after Monday’s most recent episode, audiences watched a new preview that featured footage of the married couple both crying — leading fans to question whether Catelynn has lost the baby.

Sitting outside and looking downcast, a somber and choked up Tyler was filmed saying, “I really wanted that baby.”

The cameras then cut to Catelynn wiping away tears from her eyes as she sat in the passenger seat of the car with Nova’s stuffed horse by her side.

The couple has openly discussed the possibility of having another baby on cameras after Tyler expressed his desire to expand their family.

But despite his hope for more children, Catelynn — who struggled with postpartum depression after the birth of Nova — openly expressed her fears. “It’s a daily fight in my mind to not be afraid of postpartum ,” she told Tyler on a recent episode. “I can’t let my mind stop me from one of the most amazing things ever.”

In mid-January, Catelynn returned to rehab to overcome childhood trauma, and last week, Tyler had plenty of loving words for his wife as he visited her.

The Teen Mom OG star, 26, shared a photo of himself and his wife on Instagram with a caption supporting his 25-year-old partner.

“Seeing this gorgeous woman & all the work she has done has given me such hope, a feeling of peace, and unconditional love that is hard to explain with words,” he wrote. “It was a very emotionally intense Family Week Program, but I know that our love & commitment towards each other will persevere through anything this life throws our way.”

Tyler continued, “I’m so proud of you Babe & I can’t wait until you finally come home so I can just hug you & hold you for as long as I want. You are worthy…You are strong…You are beautiful…You are loved! #MyBabe #Soulmate #MyWife.”

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A man accused of killing a 19-year-old Colorado woman claims she placed a Craigslist ad asking to be murdered.

Joseph Lopez, 22, claims he didn’t know Natalie Bollinger before the Broomfield, Colorado teenager allegedly wrote a disturbing Craigslist post. “I want to put a hit on myself,” Bollinger allegedly wrote on her local Craiglist’s “women seeking men” section in late December, according to an affidavit first reported by Denver7. Lopez claims he answered the post posing as a hitman. Then, cops say, his make-believe profession became real.

Police found Bollinger’s body in a wooded area on a dairy farm on December 29. Her boyfriend had reported her missing the previous day. The boyfriend’s Glock pistol was also missing from his home, he told police, according to the affidavit.

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Teen Mom Star Javi Marroquin Shares Apology to Ex-Wife Kailyn Lowry for Briana DeJesus Drama

Javi Marroquin is making amends with his ex-wife Kailyn Lowry, and he wants everybody to know about it.

On Saturday, the Teen Mom 2 star announced that he had apologized to Lowry for all the drama that occurred after he visited ex-girlfriend and costar Briana DeJesus in Miami.

“At the end of the day a good relationship with my sons mother will make Lincoln the happiest. I lost sight of that. This trip made me realize that and I’ve apologized to kail for my actions,” Marroquin wrote on social media Friday.

Showing that she accepted his apology, Lowry retweeted his message.

The formerly married couple co-parent their 4-year-old son Lincoln.

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Although neither Marroquin nor Lowry has gone into detail about what happened during his visit with DeJesus as she underwent a series of plastic surgery procedures, he told RadarOnline, “I should’ve never went. I should’ve went to LA like I was supposed to. We broke up for a reason and yesterday reassured me that.”

Seemingly addressing the drama on social media Lowry wrote, “Everyone’s asking where the tea is at but javis been through enough so I’m not gona put him through more s—”

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Marroquin’s apology comes just a week after DeJesus slammed her ex-boyfriend after he appeared on Lowry’s podcast with Lindsie Chrisley Coffee Convos and discussed their split.

Lowry, who filed for divorce from him in 2016 after almost three years of marriage, began the episode by asking Marroquin if it was true that he and DeJesus had broken up.

“As of right now it is,” he said, referring to the pair’s separation. “I don’t know what the future holds. There is a lot we have to discuss and talk about before we make any other decisions.”

But in a series of now-deleted tweets, DeJesus took aim at Lowry for seemingly attempting to cool down the tension between them and then going back on her words.

“1) Do not ever call my phone at 7am talking about we need to leave social media alone when it comes to our issues but you are the 1st one to use my name to gain listeners…2) don’t you ever text my man about me and think hes ok to bad mouth me cause thats when the line gets crossed,” DeJesus tweeted. “Don’t sit 15 feet away from me and talk s— indirectly cause I’ll approach u just like I did and do go crying in ur dressing room cause u couldn’t handle my mouth.”

“I am not the common denominator as to why y’all fail to co parent so don’t ever use my name in that matter again… and you are right, I’ll never say sorry cause I am not the one who started all this mess… you use ur kids as pawns and that is not my fault but ur own selfish reasoning’s.”

DeJesus also addressed Marroquin’s comments about not being sure “what the future holds” for them.

“Don’t say u don’t know what the future holds to someone but in my msgs saying u wanna marry me,” she wrote. “I don’t do that fake — say its about the kids but in reality u only care about ur feelings and not anyone elses… including ur kids.”

The Florida native also blamed Marroquin and Lowry for beginning their feud by mentioning her in Lowry’s podcast.

“I look like the crazy one now but just remember I tried to keep it off social media… u bitches so quick to call lawyers when they can’t handle the heat that they turned on… I am not the reason as to why people can’t get along… u left ur saltiness get in the way and now looks where u are.”

She added, “Call me ratchet, trashy all you want but don’t mention my name again and there will be no issues… U NOT KIM K SO SLOW UR ROLL… AND DONT SIT HERE TRYNA PLAY MIND GAMES WHEN THE REAL REASON WHY WE ARE HERE IS BECAUSE OF UR..JAVI.”

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Marroquin responded on Twitter, writing, “come on, you’re better than this. I know a different bri so i’ll never turn my back on you like I promised. you don’t do fake s— but you’re on here…you have my number, we’ve always talked about everything.”

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Lowry also seemingly responded, tweeting, “When you block their number and get a ‘llamame conyo’ email,” along with laughing and coffin emojis. She added, “Is mercury in retrograde or.”

Marroquin addressed the tension between Lowry and DeJesus on the podcast saying he was “trying to learn from my mistakes and not repeat those mistakes moving forward. I’m not gonna mix that.”

He also said he hoped the trio could all get along if he and DeJesus did reunite.

Lowry, on the other hand, thought differently: “It would never happen. We would never get along. You allowed her to disrespect me to my face, also on camera, also in text messages.”

She continued, “When I said what I had to say in a nice way, you defended her and not me. We raise a son together, you don’t raise a son with her.”

 


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Oh No Ma’am: Teen Suffering a Medical Condition Gets Her Wig Snatched Off at School, Family Plans to Prosecute Students Involved [Video]

16-year-old Lauren ‘Lulu’ Williams has turned her humiliation into triumph after classmates at Franklin High School in Tennessee filmed themselves ripping off her wig for a $ 5 bet.

Lauren suffers from psoriasis — a condition that causes severe scalp dryness and hair breakage and loss. She turned to wearing wigs to mask the condition.

The wig was glued and pinned to Lauren’s scalp. As the bully snatched it off, she was left with chunks of her hair missing. The torment didn’t stop there. Another student followed her into the bathroom with a camera as she tried to hide.

“She followed me in there, was laughing, videotaping me over the stall,” Lauren said.

Sadly, the incident was then shared on Snapchat with the caption ‘weave snatching’.

After regaining her composure, Lauren decided to shave her head completely in an effort to stand up against bullying and not thet them win.

“My hair was one of my biggest insecurities so I felt like he had taken my power and I wanted it back,” explained Lauren.  “When I walk around with a bald head he’ll know that he didn’t do anything but give me more power to speak out to other people.”

Her mother took to social to express her outrage and concern.

“Yesterday I received a call from my youngest daughter screaming and crying on the phone, for me to come and get her from school. 

Apparently, some boys had taken a $ 5 BET about pulling her wig off in front of everyone. Lulu has a scalp condition that causes severe dryness and hair breakage and loss, and had been so ashamed of her appearance that she had taken to wearing wigs in an effort to still feel beautiful. We all know how easy it is to feel insecure at age 16.

These kids not only tore her wig off in the middle of school, but video taped it. They followed her to the bathroom as she screamed and cried and proceeded to tape her OVER the stall as she cried and begged for her wig.

Later I had to take her to the hospital for abrasions and whiplash.

Lulu later decided to shave her hair off and not let these bullies win. She was not wanting to feel controlled by her hair any longer, and take back her control. I am only posting this with her permission but yesterday our entire family was angered and in tears about the way she was treated.

The teen suicide rate has now DOUBLED and bullying has played a HUGE Role.

If you have a teen in this situation, continue to uplift them and let them know that they are strong and beautiful and can own thier insecurities and take control rather than being controlled.

I admire the strength and beauty of my little Lulu and know that she will inspire many others even through this difficult time in her life.
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Bullies will not win in 2018.”

Officials with Williamson County Schools released the following statement regarding the incident.

The Franklin High administration and the School Resource Officer immediately began investigating an incident when it was reported to them Friday afternoon. This type of behavior can never be tolerated at school. In addition to school discipline, WCS prosecutes delinquent behavior to the fullest extent of the law.

The Williams plan to prosecute the students involved to the fullest extent of the law. Check out Lauren’s mother’s post below.

Yesterday I received a call from my youngest daughter screaming and crying on the phone, for me to come and get her from school. Apparently, some boys had taken a $ 5 BET about pulling her wig off in front of everyone. Lulu has a scalp condition that causes severe dryness and hair breakage and loss, and had been so ashamed of her appearance that she had taken to wearing wigs in an effort to still feel beautiful. We all know how easy it is to feel insecure at age 16. These kids not only tore her wig off in the middle of school, but video taped it. They followed her to the bathroom as she screamed and cried and proceeded to tape her OVER the stall as she cried and begged for her wig. Later I had to take her to the hospital for abrasions and whiplash. Lulu later decided to shave her hair off and not let these bullies win. She was not wanting to feel controlled by her hair any longer, and take back her control. I am only posting this with her permission but yesterday our entire family was angered and in tears about the way she was treated. The teen suicide rate has now DOUBLED and bullying has played a HUGE Role. If you have a teen in this situation, continue to uplift them and let them know that they are strong and beautiful and can own thier insecurities and take control rather than being controlled. I admire the strength and beauty of my little Lulu and know that she will inspire many others even through this difficult time in her life. #SayNoToShaming2018 Please share if you have a teen who needs to know they are beautiful no matter what! Bullies will not win in 2018

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Babies, engagements and anniversaries, oh my! The Monday, January 22, episode of Teen Mom OG kicked off with Amber Portwood introducing boyfriend Andrew Glennon to the show’s producers and revealed that they were pregnant. Amber actually said that even though they only met three months ago, neither of them were surprised by the news since they hadn’t been using birth control.

Later, Andrew told another producer that before Amber, he wasn’t looking for a relationship. However, “something gravitational” brought them together. He did admit he’s “slightly terrified” but that their relationship just “feels so right.”

Amber later told another producer that she went off her bipolar medicine a month before (two months after meeting him), because she felt she didn’t need them now that she was with him. He was much more positive than anyone she had ever been around.

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Tyler’s Stress Gets the Best of Him

Catelynn Lowell and Tyler Baltierra tried to focus on launching their clothing line, but it was adding a lot of stress on Tyler. He revealed to his mom that he hadn’t been sleeping and didn’t want to take any medicine for that. He said that maybe he needed to go to a treatment center, but was so busy trying to finish the house and take care of his dad. He also had very low self-esteem and hoped he could somehow figure out how to treat it all.

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Still on vacation in Italy, Farrah Abraham helped her dad propose to his girlfriend, Amy, inside the Emerald Grotto. He pulled out his phone and read her a poem that ended with a proposal, and she said yes!

Afterward, Debra Danielsen met up with them and gave them an engagement gift. She even cried when congratulating them and they all went to eat together. Farrah ended their meal by saying that vacations were better without Debra’s fiancé.

Maci and Taylor Talk Future Babies

Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney headed to dinner in a limo to celebrate their anniversary. However, after Amber told them she was pregnant and a friend sent them a text with baby emojis, the topic of more children took over their dinner.

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Maci told Taylor she wasn’t crazy about having another baby but did want to adopt in a year or two. When he asked her again about having another child, she admitted that if he really wanted to, she would do it, but wanted to do it as soon as possible.

He said that once they started trying, they’d have no trouble. That was when Maci brought up that they had miscarried earlier that year. He didn’t want to discuss it on TV, especially since they hadn’t yet told their families, but she thought it was important that others who went through it, saw the conversation.

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Elaine Weltroth Departs Editor-In-Chief At Teen Vogue

Elaine Welteroth, the youngest at age 31 and first-ever black editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, is stepping down from her position as after just nine months on the job.

Blog Fashionista reported that her departure was announced on Thursday to staffers in an internal email.

Publisher Condé Nast told the blog in a statement: “We talked to Elaine about a number of different opportunities, but ultimately she decided to go in a different direction,” and that, “We wish her all the best in what we know will be an incredible career.”

Since being named editor-in-chief in April, Welteroth was instrumental in steering the magazine’s print version into a more politically-engaged, woke publication, a movement that was launched by its digital team, according to Fashionista. The magazine ceased print publications in November.

So far, no word on Welteroth’s next chapter, but an exclusive by The Hollywood Reporter says she has signed with CAA, sparking further speculation she may be pursuing an on-camera career. Welteroth has previously made a cameo on “Black-ish,” and has also co-written an episode of its spin-off “Grown-ish.” Per THR, “CAA will work with Welteroth to expand her opportunities in film, television, digital, branding and endorsements as well as speaking engagements.”

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Welteroth’s editorial career kicked off at Ebony, where she started off as an intern before climbing the ranks to land the position of beauty and style editor, a role she filled from 2008-2011. From there, she moved to Glamour in a similar role before joining Teen Vogue as the publication’s beauty and health director in 2012. When Welteroth was later named editor-in-chief at Teen Vogue, she was both the youngest person and only the second person of color to ever have held that title at any Condé Nast publication.

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This study shows *exactly* why we should pay more attention to teen girls’ mental health

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This study shows *exactly* why we should pay more attention to teen girls’ mental health

It feels like study after study shows that teen girls are at a greater risk for depression than boys are. The latest suggests that girls who hit puberty earlier are more likely to have antisocial behaviors or be psychologically vulnerable, which is just another reason that we collectively need to pay more attention to teen girls’ mental health. Especially since these behaviors and psychological effects can last well into adulthood. It’s almost like we’re setting young women up for a lifetime of mental health struggles, simply because they might develop earlier than their peers.

According to Reuters, researchers studied data from 7,800 women who had their first period at an average age of 12. They interviewed the women four times between the ages of 16 and 28. They found that the younger a woman got her period — like say, at age 8 instead of age 10 — the more likely they were to become depressed and have more severe depressive symptoms well into their teens. They were also more likely to develop behavioral issues that led to lying, stealing, and even selling drugs.

But it’s not like just hormones are making young women break bad. It has a lot to do with how the world starts treating them.

The researchers wrote in Pediatrics that the feeling of not belonging, since their peers might be a behind them in development, can exacerbate these symptoms, which can lead to them maybe hanging out with older kids to feel more comfortable or trying things out before they’re ready.


Dr. Ellen Selkie, an adolescent medicine specialist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, told Reuters, “From a social standpoint, girls who develop early tend to be treated like they are older than they really are. But that also means they could be involved in things that they aren’t really mature enough for.”

She added, “That sense of not really belonging can lead to mood problems and acting out — which we know can set up a pattern of behavior that leads to adult problems as well.” Basically, puberty is hard on all adolescents, but it’s particularly rough if you’re the first one in your peer group to start physically maturing, whether it’s because someone’s teasing a girl about her new boobs or just that she doesn’t have anyone to talk to about what she’s feeling and experiencing. It can be super isolating.


This new research adds some insight to a study released last spring, which found that girls experience depression way before boys do. Medical professionals have long known that there’s a gender gap when it comes to depression, since it affects women more than men. But it turns out that girls and boys break from each other earlier than previously thought. The departure happens right around puberty, at age 11. By the time teens hit 17 years old, only 13.6 percent of boys exhibit symptoms of depression or have in the past. Meanwhile, 36.1 percent of girls report being or having been depressed by that age.

Although the rate of depression in teens is well documented, there’s not a whole lot being done to tackle them. Another 2017 study found that adolescents aren’t getting enough treatment for depression, likely because teachers and adults around them just assume that it’s growing pains or a passing phase. Dr. Mark Olfson, a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and a co-author of the that study told CNN:

“Although a recent federal task force recommended screening for depression in young people 12 to 18 years of age, screening is far from universal. The new study highlights that most adolescents with depression do not receive treatment for their symptoms and underscores the need for increased attention to this condition.”

Another study in the U.K. found that one in four girls has depression before they hit 14 years old. “We know that teenage girls face a huge range of pressures, including stress at school, body image issues, bullying, and the pressure created by social media. Difficult experiences in childhood — including bereavement, domestic violence or neglect — can also have a serious impact, often several years down the line,” Marc Bush, the chief policy adviser at the charity Young Minds, told The Guardian. 

The bottom line is that adults should be paying way more attention to kids, especially young girls, when they’re exhibiting symptoms of depression, which aren’t always that hard to spot. Brushing off a young woman’s actions as “just a phase” or assuming that being emotional is just a “girl being a girl” can really affect the rest of their life. Although hormones most definitely play a role in mental health, the way we socialize young women can make going through through those changes almost traumatic.

If the depression and behaviors they develop during puberty lasts well into their 20s, it’s worth doing something about. Although we socialize boys in a way that can become toxic, too, the research shows that its time to focus on empowering young women and letting them know that they’re not doing this all on their own.

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‘Teen Mom OG’ Recap: Maci Requests Drug Tests as Ryan Admits Heroin Use

‘Tis the season for drama! The Monday, December 11, episode of Teen Mom OG brought us some seriously frustrating drama between Maci Bookout and ex Ryan Edwards as they continued their custody battle over son Bentley, 8, following Ryan’s recent rehab stay.

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The episode kicked off with Ryan, recently out of his 30-day rehab stay, talking to a friend about his recovery. Ryan confessed, “It’s a little tough sometimes. Just trying to get through the withdrawals and stuff.”

Later, Maci caught up with a friend about the friction between her and Ryan, explaining that she’s sending a letter to Edwards via an attorney that explains the stipulations needed for him to visit Bentley. Maci then read her text to Ryan aloud, saying, “I’ll need you to pass a drug screening, hair and urine, at my expense immediately prior to you taking [Bentley] for a visit.” She then added that Ryan had not responded to the text.

'Teen Mom OG' star Ryan Edwards
‘Teen Mom OG’ star Ryan Edwards

The Teen Mom OG crew then checked in with Ryan’s parents, Larry and Jen Edwards. Larry said Ryan’s pre-rehab drug use, “We knew there was something going on. … But anytime we confronted him, we’d get in an argument and he would leave.” Offering some insight into their son’s tension with Maci, Larry added, “We’ve learned what some of the triggers are. … You use Bentley? That’s a trigger.”

Ryan Admits His Drug of Choice Was Heroin

Ryan then consulted with a lawyer over the phone about his custody arrangement. After explaining his rehab stay, the lawyer asked Ryan what his drug of choice was. Ryan responded, “Heroin.” In direct contradiction to Maci’s earlier statement about Ryan ignoring her text, he revealed, “[Maci] won’t even return my phone calls or text messages.” The lawyer then added that Ryan would likely have to pass drug tests in order to get legal visitation with his child.

Amber Officially Dumps Matt

In Amber Portwood‘s world, we got a chance to witness the tail end of her relationship with fiancé Matt Baier as the duo jetted off to L.A. for their Marriage Boot Camp appearance. After arriving back home from the trip, Amber cut ties with Baier for good. She confided in a producer saying, “We went there to help our relationship … and it didn’t go well because he would lie. So I broke up with him one night.”

Amber, who’s now pregnant with new boyfriend Andrew Glennon‘s child, seemed thrilled to be single. “I can talk to anybody I want to, and they can call me,” she said of her dating life. “When you’re single people just come out of the f–kin’ woodwork.” Considering Us Weekly has reported that Glennon met Amber while she and Matt were filming Marriage Boot Camp, we’re sure some serious drama went down!

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Teen Kills 50 in Bombing at Nigerian Mosque

Boko Haram has reportedly been behind a string of terrorist attacks in Nigeria.

A 17-year-old suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in Nigeria on Tuesday.

CNN reports the massacre is just one of a string of terrorist attacks that have taken place in the town of Mubi located near the border of Cameroon.

The suicide bombing took place at 5:20 AM Tuesday morning. While no terrorist group has yet to take credit for the attack, CNN notes jihadist group Boko Haram has also executed a number of attacks at public venues throughout the years including mosques. Mubi is also located near an alleged Boko Haram safehouse. The town also happens to be in proximity to the Sambsia forest where the terrorist group is believed to have hidden the hundreds of girls they kidnapped from a school in Chibok in 2014.

Adamawa state governor, Muhammad Jibrilla said the government has increased security and will “not rest until those behind this wicked act are brought to book.”

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Trump Administration Loses Battle to Keep Immigrant Teen From Getting Abortion

The Jane Doe abortion saga is finally over. On Wednesday morning, the 17 year old, who made her decision to get an abortion over a month ago, was able to have the procedure. After weeks of litigation in state and federal court, justice prevailed.

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Nathan Griffith and Girlfriend Break Down ‘Teen Mom 2’ Reunion Drama

Nathan Griffith and girlfriend Ashley Lanhart are speaking out about what happened with Jenelle Evans following the taping of the Teen Mom 2 reunion on Saturday, October 21.

In a 12-minute Periscope video titled “Unsealed files of the biggest lies on planet Earth,” Griffith explains his side of the fight that happened backstage. Immediately, he brought up his ex-fiancée’s claim that Lanhart “attacked” Evans, something he calls “a straight lie.”

He went on to explain that his girlfriend has not agreed to film, nor has she signed any release forms, but after the show she was backstage waiting for him. When she met up with him in the hallway, Evans, 25, began following them and then yelled, “I thought you didn’t want to film, bitch.”

Lanhart also got on the Periscope video, revealing that when Evans was yelling at her, she turned around and introduced herself, since they never had formally met. “I stopped, and said, ‘Hi, Jenelle, I’m Ashley. You haven’t met me either, but you think you know everything about me.’ It just transpired from there,” she said. “I never attacked her. I never called her any names, I didn’t cuss her out. Yes I raised my voice, but she was doing all the attacking. It’s pretty sad when even the producers that don’t know me, are in my room, on my side because they know how much drama she has. She’s just so dramatic.”

The couple also said during the Periscope that when they went back to their room, Evans tried pushing her way in — so much so, that Griffith asked security for help, but they didn’t do anything. “It’s just bull crap. They portray me a certain way, as this violent, woman beater,” he said. “But when a man needs help, [and] says, ‘I need this threat away from me and my child,’ and they don’t help me out, they feed in to the drama instead, it’s just really piss pore on MTV’s behalf. They won’t protect me or protect the children like I needed protecting that day.”

Regardless, Griffith’s girlfriend said she has no bad feelings toward Evans. “She’s Kaiser’s mother, I have no problem with her. I would love for her and Nathan to coparent together,” she said, adding she’d be happy to step back in that aspect. “Kaiser is the sweetest little thing ever and he just needs love.”

Griffith doesn’t seem to be so cordial. “I’m sick of Jenelle’s lies. It’s ridiculous,” he exclaimed. “She needs to be drug test. She needs to take responsibility for thee children and she needs to start being an involved parent that doesn’t worry about herself.”

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Jenelle Evans arrives at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 9, 2016 in Burbank, California. Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Griffith also thanked costar Chelsea Houska for helping moving the kids out of drama. Houska’s dad Randy stood behind Kaiser’s dad’s video. “Just watched bunch of videos(both sides)Everything I saw went exactly as @GroundLevelUp described it. We were stuck right in the middle of it,” he wrote. “Not that I am going to spill stuff out but I just want people to know what is truth and what is not to help prevent rumors.”

Teen Mom 2 airs on MTV Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.

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Man accused of killing Muslim teen indicted on capital murder charges

A grand jury has formally charged a 22-year-old man with capital murder and rape in the death of Nabra Hassanen, who was killed on her walk back to a Virginia mosque.

The Fairfax County Circuit Court indicted Darwin Martinez-Torres of Sterling, Virginia, on Monday on four counts of capital murder for killing Nabra, who was with friends while they had a meal before Ramadan services. Dozens of people had gathered outside the courthouse today, chanting “Justice for Nabra.”

Virginia law has specific conditions for pursuing the death penalty, but the Associated Press reported that the grand jury’s indictment described in graphic detail how Nabra’s killing was grounds for a death penalty against Martinez-Torres. The indictment appears to acknowledge for the first time that the 17-year-old Muslim teen was raped. Under state law, the combination of a rape charge with a premeditated murder charge means the death penalty can be pursued.

Police have said that Martinez-Torres, who is an undocumented immigrant, got into a confrontation on June 18 with a group of teens walking back to the All Dulles Area Muslim Society after grabbing a late meal. He is accused of returning later and beating Nabra with a baseball bat. Police said Nabra’s body was later discovered in a pond. A search warrant affidavit revealed that Martinez-Torres admitted to killing Nabra and had led authorities to where he dumped her body, AP reported.

Nabra’s parents and Muslim advocates have said that Nabra’s death was motivated by hate, but police has said that they will not treat the killing as a hate crime. Instead, police have said it was a road rage incident.

“The reason this guy he hit my daughter is because she’s Muslim,” Nabra’s father Mahmoud Hassanen told WAMU. “Why [didn’t he] hit the boy who bothered him?”

Nabra’s father added that he hoped for the death penalty, while her mother said she wanted Martinez-Torres to serve life in prison.

“I just want people to remember her, and don’t forget her,” Mahmoud told WAMU. “I think nobody can forget her too, for what she did in her life.”

A preliminary hearing for Martinez-Torres reportedly turned emotional on Friday, with Nabra’s parents both shouting at the suspect in court. Nabra’s mother Sawsan Gazzar apparently threw a shoe at Martinez-Torres during the proceedings.

READ MORE: D.C. memorial for slain Muslim teen was set on fire, officials say

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This Oakland Teen Is Creating an App to Prevent Police Brutality

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A Bay Area teenager is inventing an app to tackle police brutality. 17-year-old George Hofstetter created the app CopStop which aims to inform users on the best behavioral practices when being apprehended by police officers.

CopStop is being developed by his own company George Hofstetter Technologies Inc. which he founded when he was just 16 years old. The app will essentially a digitalized version of the conversation Black parents often have with children about being approached by law enforcement official.

The app has yet to be released as the young techie has to fix a few errors. But it may be a while before we get to see it as his main focus is applying to college. In the meantime, apps Five-O, Cop Watch and I’m Getting Arrested are also focused on ensuring users’ safety around cops.

Hofstetter also has another app in the works called Connect the Dots. The app will allow Black students attending predominantly white institutions to connect with another.

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‘Teen Mom 2’ Recap: Kailyn Lowry Graduates College, Jenelle Evans Shops Wedding Dresses

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Trans, Teen and Homeless: America’s Most Vulnerable Population

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