After you and your teens have been to the “required” sights every visitor to Washington, D.C., must see — the Capitol Building and the monuments on the National Mall — head for these attractions especially fascinating for teenagers.
Who were the original “influencers”? One could argue they were musicians who became pop culture giants, from Elvis and Bob Dylan to The Beach Boys to Motown’s roster of talent. In their own ways, they laid the groundwork for everything that followed. While your kids or grandkids may not be familiar with the bands and singers who defined your generation, a music-inspired trip can do wonders in bonding, bridging generations and sharing ideas.
K-Beauty, shorthand for the rising worldwide popularity of South Korean beauty products, transcends trendsetting teenage girls. Paper sheet masks, soaked with formulas addressing everything from anti-aging to anti-acne, and securely packaged in sealed foil envelopes, are at the heart of this wave for many reasons. If your family regularly travels, masks are going to fit right in with other space-saving and TSA-adherent essentials. No bottles, no leakage, no excess weight ... no problem.
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Soccer practice. Music lessons. Student government. SAT and aptitude testing. Science field trips. And all of it falling after the 3 p.m. school bell rings. When it comes to tight schedules and over-programming, why should adults have all the fun when it comes to mindful ways to release tension and stress? Recent studies at Harvard University found children and teens can benefit greatly from regular yoga practice. Positive effects include improved focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, physical flexibility and classroom behavior. Yoga instructors can also impart valuable life skills — breathing, relaxation and conscious problem solving — they can apply anytime.