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Accessorize

Are you a sucker for accessories? Always on the quest for that perfect pair of earrings that no one else has? Enter shmello.net. The site was started by two Toronto teens who promote the budding do-it-yourself culture. They hand-make all the goods offered. You'll find a great selection of earrings, pins, patches, knitted goods and other accessories. Their earrings feature creative combinations of sterling silver chains and hoops with beads and sequins. For you Harry Potter fanatics, how about a pair of knitted leg and arm warmers with Gryffindor House-inspired colors on them? The best part of it all, the most expensive item on the site is a mere $12. Beautifully handmade accessories at dirt-cheap prices? What's not to love?

'Degrassi' on DVD

Who didn't have a crush on Caitlin from Degrassi Junior High, the groundbreaking series about real teens? Apparently, filmmaker Kevin Smith did. His recent appearance on the spin-off series, Degrassi: The Next Generation, coincides with the DVD release of the first season of Degrassi Junior High, illustrating the impact the original cast made on impressionable youths. Joey Jeremiah is back with his schoolyard antics, along with buddy Wheels, school president Steph and teens dealing with the reality of abuse, puberty and pregnancy.

- From Wire Reports