September’s here! And we know how crazy back-to-school can be, so just in case you missed anything, the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team has rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web.
1. Football has taken a lot of knocks lately. However, this story about how a small town in Alabama came together after a horrible tragedy made us realize that football is about more than just a game—it's about community.
2. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) decided to get creative with this video about safely using Boston’s public transportation. Kudos to them for thinking outside the box, but my question is... Who's operating the trains?
3. Occurring at the rate of 40 per hour in the United States, A.C.L. tears are unfortunately not an uncommon injury among teen athletes— but they do require certain considerations from parents. For more information and advice on how to prevent sports injuries check out our post on high school sports and the story Playing Through the Pain from our September issue of Choices.
4. According to a new study, e-cigarette use has doubled among middle and high school students. Though these nicotine delivery systems are thought to be safer than regular cigarettes, health officials say the jury is still out on the truth of that claim. And there's reason to believe that they're becoming a gateway experience to smoking real cigarettes. See our story on teens vs. cigarettes if you want help driving the anti-smoking message home.
5. A list of 18 products you've been using incorrectly. This doesn't really have much to do with teenagers—except to give you the chance to seem super-clever in their jaded eyes.
Did we miss anything big from this week? Please share your faves in comments below. And have a great weekend!