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See the latest craze that's making Al Roker, Kevin Hart, athletes and teens freeze up

Don’t move a muscle! It’s the latest internet trend that’s sure to stop you dead in your tracks: the #MannequinChallenge.<p>High school students across the country are jumping in on the action, tweeting videos of themselves and their classmates remaining as still as possible, in their best effort to …

Social Media

Fears grow for children addicted to online games

Experts warn of ‘enormous and growing problem’ for youngsters<p>How do you feel about your child’s gaming habits?<p>Medical and addiction experts, charities and parents are becoming increasingly concerned about the amount of time children are spending playing online games as figures show that UK spending …

Online

Infographic: Multicultural Millennials Take Brand Loyalty Seriously

Multicultural millennials make up nearly half of the demographic. And new research from Buzz Marketing Group sheds light on media, tech and shopping …

Multiculturalism

Canadian Teens Correctly Describe Life in One Word

What does it mean to be young? It’s a question advertising executives have pondered since the beginning of time. Thanks to a group of teenagers in …

What Teens and Millenials Love About America

Spoiler: they're brutally honest.<p><i>Welcome to our new web series, Dear Future President, where we invited young activists and influencers to come and sit in YouTube Space New York's mock "Oval Office" and have an imaginary conversation with the next head of our country. In the days leading up to the</i> …

Gamification Can Help You Successfully Reach Millennials

Millennials are the biggest spending power in the US market. There are 80 million of them. They make up 25% of the American population, and they'll …

This Nike Collection Is Designed by Children's Hospital Patients

The Doernbecher Freestyle Collection raises money for kids in need of care.<p>There's a fair argument that we're living in the golden age of sneakers, with at least a dozen exciting styles releasing each and every week. We try to bring you the best of the best—but that represents a small percentage of …

Shoes

Are some kids genetically more vulnerable to food advertising?

Children exposed to food advertisements are more likely to overeat, especially if they have a specific version of a gene linked to obesity, a recent study suggests.<p>A gene known as the fat mass and obesity-associated gene, or FTO, comes in various slightly different versions, and was the first to be …

Amazon rolls out Rapids, a chat style reading app for kids

Rapids is a cute new kids app from Amazon using a playful chat style to help kids ages seven to twelve enjoy reading.<p>A lot of kid’s reading apps are a take on the traditional storybook and Amazon already has a Kindle for kids, but Amazon’s Michael Robinson who headed up the project, noticed his own …

Apps

Sling TV goes after parents with launch of new on-demand Kids channel

Sling TV, Dish’s over-the-top service aimed at cord cutters, is after your kids. By that I mean the company is rolling out a new on-demand channel that caters to children, or, more accurately, the parents of young children looking for easier access to kid-friendly entertainment from the streaming …

Televisions

Hong Kong startup spacious.hk launches Pokémon Go-inspired app for haunted houses.

There’s a startup in Hong Kong that compiles real estate listings of places where murders, suicides, or tragic accidents occurred. And it just …

Hong Kong

Melbourne’s new ‘experience hotel’ lures millennials in the age of Airbnb

Every holiday in adulthood is, to some extent, shaped by vacations taken in childhood – either to recapture memories of youth or to avoid doing so by any means possible.<p>My parents’ rejection of hotels as a wasteful indulgence, inadequately recouped by the teabags and toiletries they made a point of …

Hospitality

New York Stock Exchange Is Courting Millennials With Snapchat Filters and Vertical Video

Even a 224-year-old can be on Snapchat these days.<p>Over the past couple of years, the New York Stock Exchange, which was founded in 1792, has been …

Advertising

Anxiety: The Unexpected Health Crisis That’s Crippling Today’s Youth

<i>Why has debilitating anxiety become so common among the young? And why is it still so often overlooked?</i><p>June, a fifteen-year-old boy who a few days later became my patient rode his bike to Venice Beach, laid it in the sand, and stripped down to his boxer shorts. Then he started to swim and kept …

New Children’s Brand HEIR Presents Must-Have Basics for Kids

If you’re looking to deck out your little one in some must-have basic styles, you may want to check out HEIR. HEIR is a new children’s line that …

Education

Millennials Are Most Receptive to the Idea of Drone Deliveries

Millennials are more likely than baby boomers and Gen Xers to like the idea of drone delivery services, June 2016 research indicates. …

Drones

From gamified Old English to streamlined grading software, edtech is on the rise

When it comes to creativity, there’s no shortage of new apps for teachers and students both<p><i>There are a million choices facing high-school students</i> …

Forget Millennials. Their Little Brothers and Sisters Are Going to Be Way More Disruptive

If you want to know the future of technology, forget about Millennials and focus on Gen-Z.<p>Quick question: How old should you be before you get your first smartphone?<p>If you said 18 or older, you are probably a Millennial (born between 1977 and 1995) or even a Gen-Xer (born between 1965 and 1976) or …

Social Media

Groceries & Millennials: They’re Buying Less, Shopping Online

From Whole Foods launching a supposedly hipper 365 brand of stores to Target’s mini-stores aimed at attracting young shoppers, retailers across the …

eCommerce

Whole Foods Eyes Millennials With Meal Delivery Test

Whole Foods Market began testing sales of Purple Carrot’s vegan meal kits on Wednesday, joining forces with one of many startups that threaten …

Startups

Burger King Dresses Up Ghost of McDonald’s in This Halloween Prank

You have to see this.<p>When you think of fast food restaurants, Burger King and McDonald's are probably the top two that come to mind. While everyone has their own opinion of which one of the two is better, it seems that one Burger King location may have just crowned itself the king — at least when …

The end of adolescence

In the 20th century it offered a bridge from the innocence of childhood to the responsibilities of adult life. Not any more<i>By Paula S Fass</i>Read at Aeon

High School

Toys R Us to offer quiet shopping hour for children with autism

Branches of Toys R Us across the UK will be holding a ‘quiet hour’ on the morning of Sunday 6th November, aimed at parents and carers of children with autism.<p>To offer a calmer shopping environment the stores will have their lights dimmed and the quantity of fluorescent lighting reduced.<p>There will …

Social Media
Social Media

The millennial angle to the AT&T-Time Warner deal

Media companies are under pressure to stay relevant with mobile-addicted millennials and distribution companies are trying to diversify their revenue …

Time Warner

The Challenge Of Relevance: Why McDonald's Needs To Adapt

Burgers. More specifically, convenience. That’s been the value proposition of McDonald’s since its inception roughly 60 years ago, with 20% of its business coming from burgers and the drive-through comprising another 70% for its speed and convenience.<p>However, the “better burger” chains of today …

McDonald's

Social Responsibility Is Important to Millennial Consumers

There are 75.4 million Millennials in America. They’re now the largest generation in this country, and they’re destined to make up a formidable force …

Public Relations