A lot of kids need outlets. Maybe they're sick. Or depressed. Or just want to be CREATIVE.
Today Ali talked to Sandra Rizkallah and Tom Pugh, the founders of Plugged In. It's a program that teaches teens how to be in a Rock Band! The kids perform concerts and give the proceeds back to charities. The goal is to give teens a creative outlet that doesn't just help THEM grow, but teaches them to help the WORLD out, too.
You can check it out or donate online here: www.pluggedinband.org
This month Working Mother magazine focuses on the problem of alcohol and drug addiction among working mothers. The article is called "Everybody Knows Somebody." Working Mother did a readers' survey and found 40 percent of them drink to cope with stress, 57 percent reported that they have misused prescription drugs. CNN's Don Lemon spoke with the magazine's editor in chief, Suzanne Riss, about the problem. He also received insight from Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, author, blogger, and recovering alcoholic.
From Producer Vish Mapara
Monopoly is celebrating a major milestone. The popular board game turns 75 today. More than 275 million Monopoly board games have been sold worldwide. Passing go, getting out of jail free, and buying property have become an international phenomenon.
The game has now moved into the 21st century. Hasbro partnered with Google for an online version of monopoly last year. There are now about 1.5 million players registered for that. The company also released an Apple iPhone application in February.
We want to know what you think. What’s your favorite board game, and your favorite memory that goes along with it? Leave your comments and Kyra Phillips will read some of your responses in the 10am ET hour of CNN Newsroom.
Today on the Big I, we are talking about the latest and greatest gadgets for the holidays.
For the iPad Alarm Clock, click here.
For the Interactive Guitar T-Shirt, click here.
For the nPower PEG, click here.
For the Sony Bloggie Camera, click here.