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The Secret Life Of Teens: Anxious, Over-Scheduled, And Getting Sick

October 31st, 2018
  By Julie Nelson, KARE11 TV Minneapolis "The primary thing I'm seeing is a struggle with anxiety ... and that is a result of being overscheduled, overburdened and just striving, striving striving." If you have a teenager in your life, you likely know this is true, anxiety in young people is on the rise. A recent study, published in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics found a 20 percent increase in anxiety diagnoses in kids ages 6 to 17 between the years 2007 and 2012, and the research suggests those...
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Marc Martel Does Freddy Mercury Vocals On 11/05 Bohemian Rhapsody Movie

October 24th, 2018
Marc Martel, star of the Queen endorsed ‘The Ultimate Queen Celebration’, will be heard as part of Freddie Mercury’s vocals for Rami Malek’s performance as the Queen singer in the upcoming biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Marc was chosen as the Queen singer by Brian May and Roger Taylor for the Queen tribute Queen Extravaganza and now performs for The Ultimate Queen Celebration show. “They hired me to do some of the singing in the movie and give the audience an immersive experience and not be able to...
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Drake Texts His High School Teacher About Billboard Hot 100 Record

October 24th, 2018
Drake took to Instagram on Tuesday (Oct. 23) to share a cute exchange between him and his favorite high school teacher about breaking the record for the most top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in a calendar year. Drake passed The Beatles and now holds the title with 12 top 10 songs on the chart in 2018. Billboard previously reported that Drake was able to accomplish the feat thanks to his feature on Bad Bunny's "Mia," which launches at No. 5 on the Hot 100 dated Oct. 27. The Beatles previously held the record with their 11 top...
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6 Things Parents Should Know About Fortnite

October 24th, 2018
  The Fortnite frenzy seemed to come out of nowhere -- almost as if it dropped from a party bus in the sky. And now many parents are taking notice of this rollicking game where players fight to the death. With Fortnite's millions of players and sudden success, you might be wondering: What's it all about -- and is it okay for my kids?   This survival-action game is a bit like what you'd get if you combined a sandbox-building game like Minecraft with an action shooter like Call of Duty. On one hand, it's getting major points with...
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Tim Tebow Executive-Produced "Run The Race" Movie Coming February 22

October 18th, 2018
by Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter   Roadside Attractions has picked up faith-based feature Run the Race, which was exec produced by Tim Tebow and his brother, Robby.   The movie follows Zach and David, two brothers reeling from the death of their mother and their father’s abandonment. Zach, who is an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship in the hopes of earning he and his brother, David, a ticket out of town. But when a devastating injury sidelines Zach,...
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For KING & COUNTRY Album "Burn The Ships" Is #7 On Billboard Overall Album Chart

October 17th, 2018
  For KING & COUNTRY’s album Burn The Ships is the #7 album on the overall Billboard Chart
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Kavanaugh Hearings Spotlight Adolescent Drinking Problem

October 9th, 2018
  With a party involving teen drinking serving as the backdrop of sexual assault accusations examined in confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, experts say alcohol use among young people remains a pervasive problem that should not be minimized.   “It is absolutely still an issue. Adolescent drinking is a problem,” said Karen Wolownik Albert, a social worker and executive director of Gateway Foundation’s Lake County treatment center. “It does tend to get normalized …...
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Tobymac Celebrates Sixth Consecutive Gold Record

October 9th, 2018
Team interlinc Artist Tobymac has accomplished what no other artist on Capitol Christian Music Group labels has accomplished. Not 1. Not 2. Not 3. Not 4. Not 5. But SIX consecutive RIAA Certified Gold Albums! Toby continues to make music that reaches into the world of teenagers (and  their parents). Here's what he has said about his friends in youth ministry: “I am so thankful to my youthworker friends and my long-term friends at interlinc for connecting us. I want to make music that ministers to your students.” Get all...
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Dare 2 Share LIVE On Oct 13!

October 3rd, 2018
Dare 2 Share LIVE is a national, live, multi-site training and outreach event that is truly one-of-a-kind. With high-energy training, activation, and inspiration, it’s really more of a rally point for a revolution than a gathering. Broadcast from Denver, Colorado, Dare 2 Share LIVE will be simulcast to 100+ locations nationwide where tens of thousands of teens and adult leaders will be inspired and equipped to share their faith. Then, at the exact same time, they will be released into their communities to have spiritual...
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FCA's Fields of Faith Coming To 500+ High Schools Oct 10!

October 3rd, 2018
Fields of Faith is a student led event – sponsored by Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Students invite, pray for, share with, and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ. An athletic field provides a neutral, rally point where a community can come together. In 2002, Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes Area Director, Jeff Martin, prayed about what to do with his heartfelt frustration regarding the temptations and spiritual battles facing our more “spectator generation” youth. God led him to...
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