• Stay Teen: Today Is National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

    Posted on 05/07/2014 by Rachel1016

    Stay Teen


    Did you know that nearly 3 in 10 girls in the United States will get pregnant at least once while they're still a teenager? Did you know that less than 50% of teen mothers ever graduate from high school?

    Sure, there's some tough stuff about being a teen that can be hard to avoid (we're looking at you, acne), but teen pregnancy is not one of them. In honor of National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, TeenNick is teaming up with StayTeen.org to raise awareness about the realities of too-early pregnancy. At the end of the day, you and only you can make smart decisions, but we want to help you become informed about sex, relationships, contraception, and the difficult responsibilities that come with teen pregnancy and parenting.

    Head over to StayTeen.org to read up on statistics, and you'll be surprised to learn just how much having a baby before you're ready can affect your school life, your relationships, and your future. For example, did you know that unplanned parenthood is the leading reason why teens drop out of school? Or that more than half of all mothers on welfare had their first child as a teenager?

    And how's this for in-your-face fact: A couple who has unprotected sex (doesn't use condoms or any other kind of contraception, such as birth control) has an 85% chance of getting pregnant within a year. Whoa.

    Check out all of the helpful resources offered by Stayteen.org, and then take this quiz to see how you'd handle tough decisions about sex before you have to make them.



    There are so many AMAZING things about being a teen. Whether it's making the varsity soccer team or carefully planning your route to English class so you'll pass that cute junior in the hallway OR spending your Friday night recreating a Britney Spears music video, who would want to give that up? Keep that future in your own hands, because it's a bright one.

    Stay silly. Stay happy. Stay teen!

    All statistics provided by StayTeen.org.

  • This One Goes Out to Our Favorite TeenNick Moms!

    Posted on 05/06/2014 by Rachel1016

    Psssst. Hey, you. Yeah, YOU! Do you know what's coming up this Sunday? HINT: It typically involves a combination of breakfast, flowers, an overdue "Thank you" (or fifty) and one verrrry special lady! That's right, mark your calendars if you haven't already because this Sunday, May 11th is Mother's Day!

    One day a year, we take the time to celebrate the women in our lives who do SO much for us every single day. And to honor all of the hard-working, loving, and even sometimes wacky female caregivers out there, we rounded up a few of our favorite motherly TeenNick moments (or should we say, MOM-ents?). Check em out below and, hey, don't forget to do something special for your ma this Mother's Day!

    Hey Arnold: Miriam Interrupts Helga


    Nothing kills the mood quite like a reminder from your mom that, erm, you got a full house when you want a flush. Poor Helgs, Miriam's just looking out for you!

    Rugrats: Angelica Gets In Trouble


    Ah, for a fleeting moment, sweet victory! Angelica gets a stern talking-to from her mom and, although she may have shed some tears, we all know her remorse is only temporary.

    Sabrina the Teenage Witch: First Magic Lesson


    Sure, they may have been Sabrina's aunts, but Hilda and Zelda taught Sabrina how to alter reality with supernatural powers. I mean, that's pretty cool.

    Big Time Rush: Don't Forget Sunscreen


    We've all resisted the SPF at some point in our lives, but Kendall's mom will stop at nothing to make sure the BTR boys wear sunscreen!

    Degrassi: Better Man


    Audra gives Drew a much-needed piece of her mind. This interaction between mom and son is just one of those Degrassi moments worthy of a standing ovation. So much truth, so much wisdom.

    iCarly: Eat Your Vegetables


    Freddie's mom: Fighting scurvy and making great television all at once!

    Drake & Josh: Gary Grill


    Only a truly supportive mother will take one for the team and help her sons in their latest entrepreneurial venture. Too bad it turned out to be, like all Drake & Josh schemes, a total scam.

    What are some of your favorite TeenNick MOM-ents? Sound off in the comments, and don't forget to wish your Mom a happy Mother's Day!

  • '90s Are All That: Throwback T-Shirt Challenge!

    Posted on 05/06/2014 by Rachel1016

    Are you a die-hard '90s Nick fan? Do you want to blazon your love for classic shows like Hey Arnold!, Ren & Stimpy, Rugrats and Rocko's Modern Life on your sleeve? Literally?!

    Well, The '90s Are All That and Threadless.com are teaming up to give you fresh (but also totally throwback) '90s Nick T-shirts! All you have to do is go to The '90s Are All That Facebook page and vote for your favorite fan-made T-shirt design for your chance to win a free tee! Just 'like' your fave on Facebook, and you'll be automatically entered to win (but make sure to check out official rules here! Then, tune in on Monday, May 19 for a special Threadless Mixtape Monday to see which design wins!

    Check out these killer, limited-edition designs:

    THROUGH STINK AND THIN
    '90s Threadless

    Did someone break wind? You know you want the gruesome twosome Ren & Stimpy immortalized on your shirt!

    BIG RED CAT
    '90s Threadless

    Stimpy's serving major face in this design.

    REPTAR ANATOMY
    '90s Threadless

    The science of Reptar! A lesson we'd all do well to learn.

    YOU FOOTBALL HEAD!!!
    '90s Threadless

    Epic and self-explanatory.

    BEST FRIENDS
    '90s Threadless

    Aw, puh puh puh. Look at those best buds: Rocko, Filburt, Heffer and Spunky holding each other up.

    ROCKO'S MODERN TEE
    '90s Threadless

    Subtle and cool. The way Rocko desperately wished his life could be.

    LOVE these designs? Want to score one for yourself? Go to The '90s Are All That Facebook page 'like' your fave to vote!



  • TeenNick's Best Dance Moves Ever!

    Posted on 05/05/2014 by Rachel1016

    Best Dance Moves Ever


    Do you get pumped for your school dances? Do you know how to pop, lock, and drop it? Have you always wanted to debut your moves inside a circle of people in the middle of the dance floor? Well then get ready for the event of the school year!

    Next Friday, May 16th, we'll be breaking it down with your favorite characters from shows like iCarly, Victorious, Zoey 101 and Big Time Rush showing off their best dance moves. Sound groovy?

    There's more! We want YOU to show us your moves! Do the Dougie, the Electric Slide, the Macarena... WHATEVER! Just be sure to submit your videos of your best dance moves with #BestDanceMovesEver and you might see your killer moves on TV!

    Best Dance Moves Ever

    Best Dance Moves Ever

    Best Dance Moves Ever

    Best Dance Moves Ever

    Don't worry if you haven't perfected your killer choreo yet. Throughout the event, we'll be sharing our secrets of the best dance moves with you, too! So be sure tune in and show off!


  • Melinda's Beauty Blog: How To Make A Dramatic Eye

    Posted on 04/24/2014 by Melinda Shankar

    Melinda's Beauty Blog: Dramatic Eye


    FAN QUESTION: What is the best way to make a dramatic eye? Every time I try I end up using way too much shadow and liner. Help!

    When creating a dramatic eye look, the best advice I can give is to start light and gradually (and most importantly, evenly) work your way darker. The most common error I see with a smokey eye is dark pigment not evenly distributed. This error shapes your eyes two different ways, and we all know that look isn't cute! Until you get the hang of it, I'd suggest replicating each stroke to both eyes as you go to avoid forgetting a step or forgetting which colour you used.

    Melinda's Beauty Blog: Dramatic Eye


    For a beginner smokey eye, I'd always suggest using browns or blues, as black is a very harsh colour and is usually minimally used in an average dramatic look. For example: Try a light gold all over the lid as a base. Once that step is complete, use a crease brush to blend a darker colour (I usually use brown) into your eye lid crease. Repeat step two until the desired amount of colour is applied. Blend the darker colour into the outer part of the eyelid (closest to your ears), then complete the look with a top liner and mascara. Tip: Once you've mastered this simple smokey eye guide, try switching it up or adding colours for variety!

    I've had such an amazing time blogging for TeenNick and I cannot thank you all enough for sending in your beauty questions! You've all inspired me to start my own lifestyle/fashion/beauty blog called 'Eye Spy Melinda'! Check it out and let me know what you think! Tweet your blog topic suggestions to @MelindaShankar

    Hailing from Canada's capital, Ottawa, Melinda Shankar joined the cast of�Degrassi�in its eighth season as Sav Bhandari's little sister, Alli. Prior to this, she did runway and print modeling. Melinda's passion for beauty has led her to a new position as CEO of Miss Conception image consulting.

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Sparks Will Fly' Part Two

    Posted on 04/23/2014 by Rachel1016

    Well Degrassians, we've come to the end of Season 13's drama-filled first half. On the Winter Finale, the students attended Wild Wild West Night and, let's just say, all is not quiet on the Degrassi front. If you haven't seen 'Sparks Will Fly' Part Two, watch it online here and then check out our recap!

    FULL COURT STRESS

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 2

    After last week's heartrending Eclare breakup, it seemed as though Clare was ready to pursue things with Drew. They ended up alone in the prop closet and, after one thing lead to another, Clare and Drew officially got together.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 2

    But right as they decided to give this "thing" a shot, Eli walked in. Turns out, after Clare broke up with him over voice mail, he traveled back to Degrassi to try to work it out. He was, unsurprisingly, pretttty upset to find Clare already moved on (with Drew, no less).

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 2

    But Clare's mind was made up. Their relationship had already strayed so far from what it used to be, and Eli showing up this one time just wasn't enough. It was really over between them.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 2

    And Drew, starting to feel caught between a bigger, more intense drama, worried that he was to Clare what Zo� was to him.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 2

    ZOE'S MOMAGER
    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 2

    Zo� was a little rattled to find out that the character she was set to play in a new film project was, after being abducted and tormented, kills herself in the end. She decided to propose a rewrite, but when the director refused, Zo� realized she had a tough decision to make: After all she had been through with the sexual assault incident, did she want to portray a character whose fate would suggest she wasn't capable of fighting back?

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 2

    Zo� decided to quit the movie, and even though she was proud of herself for making such a tough decision, Mama Rivas wasn't as pleased. In fact, Zo�'s mom came to Wild Wild West Night to demand her daughter hightail it back to set.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 2

    But Zoe, who was fed up with taking her mom's every order, stood by her decision to quit the movie. Despite her mom insisting that she knew what was best for her career, it was her choice. And ultimately, her choice alone.

    Up until this episode, Zo� had always been at the mercy of her mom's crazy career expectations, and it was interesting to see this new development in Zo�'s relationship with her mom. Zo� stood up for herself, and she got her mom to listen.

    FRIENDS IN THE END
    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 2

    After leading Zig to believe that he might have a chance with her, Maya finally confessed that she only wanted to be friends with him. Zig was upset that Maya didn't think he was strong enough to take the truth, and their friendship, in his eyes, was over.

    Later that night, however, Maya couldn't find Zig and worried that he had left the school to do something reckless. She confided in Miles about Zig, and he offered to help her find him.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 2

    Even if he didn't like Zig, it was important to Maya. And therefore, it was important to Miles.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 2

    When Miles found Zig, however, he was drinking in the greenhouse. Miles tried to get him to come back inside, but when Zig fired a missive at him about Maya being his "sloppy seconds" (EW, not cool), Miles turned around and tried to punch him the face. He missed, Zig punched back, and fists went flying. Miles ended up on the ground.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 2

    Later on, Chuey found Miles in the parking lot, beaten-up and boiling. Miles decided to take Chuey's fake gun, which was a part of his Wild Wild West Night costume, and use it to scare Zig. He pointed the fake gun in Zig's face just as Maya ran out, scared and furious. Even after Miles said it was fake, Maya said, "I can't be with a guy who scares me."

    But even though her relationship with Miles was over, she was able to reconcile with Zig. They shared a little ice cream, clinked their spoons, and maybe, just maybe were finally good again.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 2

    What say you, Degrassians? Are we in for a steamy summer? Will Maya and Zig be able to have a drama-free friendship? Could it turn into something more? Will Clare be able to convince Drew he's not just a rebound? Check out a look at what's coming next chapter on Degrassi, and sound off in the comments!



  • Happy Earth Day! Celebrate With HALO + Throwback Degrassi

    Posted on 04/22/2014 by Rachel1016

    Earth Day

    Happy Earth Day, everybody! The trees are budding, the flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and Mother Earth is waking from its winter slumber! Every year on April 22, Earth Day comes around to remind us how important it is to protect our precious planet. And now that spring is in full swing, what better way to celebrate the all of the beautiful things this world has to offer than by making a difference? Here are five easy ways to celebrate Earth Day every day!

    FIVE EASY WAYS TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY (ALL YEAR ROUND!)

    1. Check your Earth-saving skills: Are you doing good for the environment or are you leaving a Sasquatch-sized carbon footprint? Take our two quizzes 'How Green Are You?' and 'How Will You Save the Planet?' to find out!

    2. Recycle your old electronics: Did you know that your old cell phone or digital camera can be reused to make important materials? Don't just throw them away, take your old or unused electronics to an e-waste recycling facility. E-waste can be extremely harmful to landfills, so it's important that your unused devices get discarded properly!

    3. Take shorter showers: Don't get us wrong, we like leisurely showers as much as the next person. But does it really take 20 minutes to lather, rinse and repeat? Set a timer for your next shower and see if you can beat the clock! You'll waste less water and your fingers wont get pruny!

    4. Pledge an 'Act of Green': Register with Earth Day Network's 'A Billion Acts of Green' campaign to make a contribution (large or small!) to supporting sustainability efforts. Whether its recycling your crayons or planting a garden, there are a billion ways to take action!

    5. Go for a walk and enjoy the outdoors: Take a moment to appreciate Mother Nature in all its glory. Find a park and take a stroll or have a picnic; go for a bike ride and explore your own neighborhood; literally stop to smell the roses! Whatever you do, just go outside!

    And if you want to really be inspired to make a change, check out the amazing work of two of our former HALO Award winners. Megan Kilroy is a 2009 HALO Award honoree who makes a difference by cleaning up beaches in her hometown. And Denzel Thompson transforms dilapidated lands in his community by planting urban gardens!

    There are so many ways to Help And Lead Others to environmental activism, and maybe you or someone you know already works hard to protect our planet. Nominate them to be recognized by the HALO Effect, and make their impact known!

    Finally, get in the green spirit with these awesome throwback Degrassi clips! Remember when Jake and Katie bonded over planting a garden? Or when Emma tried to get Sean to help her pick up garbage at the ravine? Check 'em out below!

    JAKE AND KATIE PLANT A GARDEN



    CLEAN THE RAVINE



    EMMA VS. THE TOMATO



    What are some of your Earth Day resolutions? Let us know in the comments!

  • TeenNick Top 10: Vote For Your Favorite Videos + Luke Bilyk, Melinda Shankar & Kendall Schmidt Visit!

    Posted on 04/17/2014 by baileyb2112

    TeenNick Top 10


    Last week on TeenNick Top 10, we celebrated a much-deserved spring break, counting down Nick Cannon's perfect spring break-themed playlist. Whether your break has come and gone or you're still enjoying those days in the sun, feel free to jam out to these awesomely break-worthy tunes:

    1. American Authors, "Best Day of My Life"
    2. Karmin, "I Want It All"
    3. Austin Mahone ft. Pitbull, "Mmm Yeah"
    4. Paramore, "Ain't it Fun"
    5. Bastille, "Pompeii"
    6. Little Mix, "Move"
    7. Martin Garrix, "Animals"
    8. Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, "Dark Horse"
    9. Jason DeRulo ft. 2 Chainz, "Talk Dirty"
    10. Demi Lovato, "Neon Lights"

    This week, IT'S VOTING TIME! Friday's episode will once again feature a countdown of the most popular videos of the week, as chosen by you! Vote right here to make sure your favorite artists and videos earn a coveted spot on the countdown.

    Tune in for an episode chock full of celeb guests! Degrassi superstars and TeenNick veterans Luke Bilyk and Melinda Shankar will grace us with their presence, PLUS we'll get an appearance from one of our favorite Rushers--Kendall Schmidt! Kendall will stop by TeenNick HQ to talk about his exciting new project Heffron Drive! You don't want to miss this one.

    TeenNick Top 10


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    Until then, satisfy your need for all things TNT10 with our Spotify playlist, featuring all of the awesome songs on this week's countdown.

    Who will you vote onto this week's countdown? And what insanely cute outfit will Melinda wear? Find out this Friday at 10pm ET on TeenNick!



  • Melinda's Beauty Blog: Personal Style for Every Occasion!

    Posted on 04/17/2014 by Melinda Shankar

    Melinda's Beauty Blog: Personal Style


    FAN QUESTION: What's your sense of style? Do you mix things up or stay the same? Do you change your look depending solely on your mood or do you like to keep consistent with a signature style?

    My fashion sense ranges with my mood, the season, the occasion, and what city I'm in. To generalize my style, I'd say it's a mix of glamour and femininity. I love dresses, skirts, crop tops, heels, etc. But that's not to say I don't enjoy trends of other fashion genre's like rock, or boho.

    My trick to keeping up with what's "in" while staying true to my personal sense of style is to pick one thing about another genre that I like and mix it into my own. For example, leather jackets with studs seem to be a staple wardrobe item that almost everyone has. While that might not seem like something I'd typically go for, knee high leather boots are. Paired together, you already have a cool edge to the look. You can keep it as is and pair it with pants and a cool undershirt. Or, depending on the occasion, I'd "Mindy-fy" the ensemble by adding a dress under to jacket to soften the look, or opt for a crop top with a high-waisted skirt.

    Melinda's Beauty Blog: Personal Style


    Accessories and/or makeup can be a simple solution for setting the outfit tone. One ensemble can be mixed up three different ways: hoop earrings, bold red lips and cat eyeliner vs. a drop flower necklace and pink gloss with matching blush vs. stacked, studded bangles and rings with a smokey eye and nude lip. One outfit, three styles.

    In terms of everyday attire in Toronto, my style fluctuates depending upon the occasion, but I always keep it glamorous and girly. If I'm in NYC, my looks are usually high fashion with full event-ready hair & makeup, but if in LA, my look is au contraire with simple/neutral makeup looks and more casual outfits like jean skirts and a cute shirt with over-sized glasses and dainty jewels. However, no matter what city, mood or time of day, I guarantee that you'll always find me rocking some sort of heel shoe!

    Take a look through my Instagram (@mindyshankar), as I usually post my at home and trip #OOTDs.


    Hailing from Canada's capital, Ottawa, Melinda Shankar joined the cast of�Degrassi�in its eighth season as Sav Bhandari's little sister, Alli. Prior to this, she did runway and print modeling. Melinda's passion for beauty has led her to a new position as CEO of Miss Conception image consulting.

  • Celebrating 20 Years of 'All That!' With Our Favorite Moments!

    Posted on 04/16/2014 by Rachel1016

    All That!

    Happy 20th Anniversary, All That! On this day twenty years ago, the first episode of Nickelodeon's legendary sketch comedy show premiered. To celebrate all the breathless laughter induced by Pierre Escargot, Ishboo, Ask Ashley, Good Burger and more, we gathered some of our favorite moments from the bona-fide hilarity machine. What more is there say, except: Fresh out the box. Stop, look, and watch. Ready at, get set. It's All That!


    A definite All That! classic. Pierre Escargot was our resident raincoat-wearing, foul-mouthed, bubble bath connoisseur. Check out Pierre's first ever appearance on All That! (where Kenan may or may not laugh at his own jokes).


    Sweet on the outside, but quite a temper on the inside, All That! favorite Ashley ("Thaaat's me!") answers fan mail from her devoted followers. In this clip, she's tasked to answer questions from a few fans who she thinks are pretty much the dim-wittiest kids on the planet. (And I mean, we've gotta admit, she has a point.)


    What can we say about Lori Beth Denberg? Well, how much time do you have?! Lori's sketch 'Vital Information For Your Everyday Life' stands at the very forefront of legendary All That! sketches. Sure, the information was arguably vital at best (let's be real, you knew that putting peanut butter on your arm and telling a rabid dog to 'eat your arm to the bone' was probably a bad idea), but Lori was there. She was there to confirm your hunches and squelch your doubts.


    Okra was something of a dvine entity. She was the queen of daytime talk shows, and invited guests who were beautiful, hysterical trainwrecks. And as a bonus, Rose Perrot, Earboy and even Sinbad make a cameo in this clip.


    Where is Ishboo from? Do we really want to know?


    We just have three things to say: 1) I'm a dude, he's a dude, she's a dude, we're all dudes! 2) 'Sister, Sister' stars Tia and Tamera Mowry make a guest appearance dressed in something amazing, and 3) Can I take your order?

    What are some of your favorite memories from All That!? Share them with us in the comments!