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Contains positive articles about exercising and focusing on other things other than boys. Also features clothes and makeup.
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You can subscribe to the print version on the magazine online. Digital subscriptions can be ordered on the site for $8.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while Double Dutch magazine's content isn't necessarily racy, the publication's tween/teen-friendly writing includes words some parents may be uncomfortable with (one article about loving your figure mentions comments the author received like "damn, you got a big 'ole butt"). Another article in the premiere issue -- "The Top 10 Ways to Get a Disease or Get Pregnant" -- may be too mature for younger readers. The site also links to the editor's MySpace page. Although none of the friends listed on the editor's page have inappropriate MySpace pages, access to the mature social networking site exposes users to other profiles that may. A one-year, five-issue digital edition subscription can be ordered on the site for $8.
Is It Any Good?
Mostly, DoubleDutchMag.com hits its mark. Articles are upbeat, fun, and touch on the wide range of topics that are important to tween and teen girls, from friend jealousy to lip gloss flavors. The articles are a little light on original journalism -- the Fantasia cover story seems pieced together from already-published interviews and another celeb section has no quotes -- but experts wrote some pieces, including one offering monetary advice from a financial advisor. And the magazine gets points for featuring personal essays and women of several different ethnicities in its celebrity sections and fashion shoot.
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