While streaming TV shows online is certainly popular among today’s teens (they’re actually watching shows on TV sets more than they are on other devices. Teen’s TV consumption is increasing, which makes sense as they have more platforms to watch programs, but physical TV sets still get most of their attention. Our recent research reveals similar findings; the shift to streaming happens at age 18 as older Millennials are more likely to have a laptop, and due to their busy schedules, they can’t always watch shows live) (LA Times)

Along with Vevo’s sleek new site (the music video platform now offers users personalized music video recommendations! As part of a partnership with Echo Nest, Vevo users can log in with Facebook, and Echo Nest scans their activity on the social network, as well as their iTunes Library, to understand their music history and taste. We bet Millennials will appreciate this feature as it makes music discovery and song sharing even easier) (Fast Company)

Despite all the warnings Millennials have received about the dangers of smoking (they don’t seem to be listening to the message. According to a new report from the U.S. Surgeon General, 1 in 4 high school seniors smoke cigarettes. Luckily one of every 3 kids who smokes will quit, but sadly one of the remaining two will die from tobacco-related causes. We’re glad companies like Vans are trying to prevent this problem by working with truth, a youth smoking prevention campaign, to educate Millennials about the truth of tobacco and the risks it poses) (ABC News) (MediaPost)

One of the most impressive things about Suzanne Collins’s ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy and the upcoming movie is that they appeal to all audiences (from teen girls, and yes teen boys, to even full-grown men. Scholastic and Lionsgate have worked carefully and strategically to present their products to all audiences without alienating loyal fans, and because of that, the whole world will be watching on March 23rd! Speaking of which, the film’s producer Nina Jacobson tells Publishers Weekly about the process of adapting the book and how to keep loyal fans happy) (WSJ, reg. required)

As more and more luxury designers create capsule collections and kids’ clothes (we should have seen Diane von Furstenberg’s Gap Kids collection coming. Although the line — which will be out next week — is adorable, especially child-size printed wrap dresses and leggings, we have to admit that $120 for a Gap Kids’ dress is a little much, especially since children outgrow clothes so quickly. In other style news, as Millennials are extremely interested in beauty brands, it’s no surprise that such companies have a dominant role on social media, which in turn is largely impacting their sales) (NY Mag) (All Twitter)

The Nickelodeon-formed boy band, Big Time Rush, are debuting their Big Time Movie — no really, that’s what it’s called — this Saturday at 8pm (and we love that they’ll be covering Beatles songs during their adventures in London. Check out a clip from the flick! Speaking of boy bands, although we called it a little while back, Jezebel has confirmed that boy bands are indeed back. As trends are cyclical, it makes sense that they’re cool again providing fun, simple, feel-good music for tweens, teens, and twenty-somethings) (EW)

And finally for a little Friday fun… (this cute video from the perspective of a 5-year-old on the playground makes us nostalgic for our childhood. The little girl’s mom strapped an iPod Touch to her for an afternoon of running around, playing on slides, and wanting to join in with the “big kids”) (Gothamist)