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Marijuana And You

on February 24, 2018 by

9 Things You Should Know About the Health Effects of Marijuana

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Pot Linked To Violently ill Mysterious Syndrome

on February 19, 2018 by

Experience nausea, severe vomiting, and stomach pain. Many of them get temporary relief from hot showers or baths

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What Pot Really Does To Your Body And Brain

on February 19, 2018 by

Marijuana may also interfere with how you form memories


Pot Or Alcohol Is Worse For You

on February 19, 2018 by

It’s a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer

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Control Of Screen Time Should Begin By Age 2

on February 18, 2018 by

Watching too much TV can contribute to poor eating habits and school performance in adolescence and suggests that screen time must be…

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Energy Drinks Unsafe For Children, Teens

on February 18, 2018 by

Highly caffeinated energy drinks aren’t safe for children and teens, and should not be marketed to them, a leading sports medicine organization…

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Flashback: Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z

on February 18, 2018 by

Gen Z, are the first truly “post-Christian” generation, identifying as atheists at a rate double that of the U.S. adult population

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Cell Phone Addiction Infographic

on February 16, 2018 by

Do we really need to be this connected to our digital tools. . . especially when our digital tools steal our attention…


Snapchat Is Stealing Younger Users Away From Facebook

on February 14, 2018 by

Facebook’s 12 to 17-year-old demographic declined by 9.9 percent in 2017, which amounts to approximately 1.4 million users


Fatal Car Crashes Higher On 4/20 Marijuana ‘Holiday

on February 13, 2018 by

Researchers compared…1 week before and after it and found there to be a 12% increase, which represents 142 deaths


Who Are The iGen And What Does Research Tell Us?

on February 12, 2018 by

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What’s Hot?

on February 3, 2018 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

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Sleepy U.S. Teens Are Running On Empty

on February 3, 2018 by

Most American teenagers are plagued by too little sleep, which can hurt their health and their school performance, federal health officials said

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Early Periods, Higher Heart Risks?

on February 3, 2018 by

Women who began having their periods before age 12 were 10 percent more likely to develop heart disease than those who were…

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Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z

on January 30, 2018 by

The influence of Christianity in the United States is waning. Gen Z: they are the first truly “post-Christian” generation.

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India Has 21 Million ‘Unwanted’ Girls

on January 30, 2018 by

….because couples keep having children until they produce a boy

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What’s Hot?

on January 27, 2018 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies.

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Teens And TV

on January 27, 2018 by

Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food…

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Cigarettes And Pot Linked To Teen Psychosis

on January 27, 2018 by

Associated with higher odds of psychotic-like experiences, a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry found.

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Teenage Screen Addicts Lose Out On Happiness

on January 24, 2018 by

Smartphones and computers have been linked to lower levels of happiness in teenagers


Why Adolescence Is Twice As Long As It Did In The 1950s

on January 23, 2018 by

Adolescence is three times as long as it was in the 19th Century and it’s twice as long as it was in…

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Helping Strangers May Help Teens’ Self-Esteem…Values

on January 22, 2018 by

When teens step out of their comfort zone to help people they don’t know, they feel confident

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The Internet Changing Beliefs About Religious Affiliations?

on January 22, 2018 by

The Internet, may decrease the likelihood of a person affiliating with a religious tradition or believing that only one religion is true

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Flashback: Technology Use Promotes Sense Of Belonging

on January 22, 2018 by

Adolescents are using digital media to promote their sense of belonging and self-disclosure of personal problems

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How Much the Typical Kid Gets in Allowance Each Year

on January 14, 2018 by

kids ages 4 to 14 received an average of $454 in allowance over the course of 2017, in addition to cash gifts…

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LGBTIQ Sex Education Policies Trumped Parental Rights?

on January 13, 2018 by

“When same-sex marriage passes as law overseas, these types of programs become widespread and compulsory.”

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The Data Snapchat Doesn’t Want You To See

on January 12, 2018 by

The data shows that users sent personal snaps (64%) to friends more frequently than they posted to Stories

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Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

on January 11, 2018 by

From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior

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American Kids Are 70% Likely To Die Before 18

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Hip-Hop And R&B America’s Most Listened To Music Genre

on January 10, 2018 by

Nielsen Music’s 2017 year-end-report puts rap at the top of the list for most listened to genre of 2017. Buzz60


“The End Of The F***ing World,” Premiered On Netflix

on January 7, 2018 by

“There’s more of an appetite to go to darker places,” says Charlie Covell, who wrote the “End of the F***ing World” TV…

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Fewer Teens Are Having Sex

on January 5, 2018 by

As declines in risky behaviors continue


Teenagers, Stop Asking For Nude Photo

on January 3, 2018 by

That our focus has been so preponderantly on the sending, not requesting, of sexts underscores the exact problem we need to address


Helping Strangers Tied To Higher Self-Esteem In Teens

on December 31, 2017 by

Teens who exhibit prosocial behavior — such as helping, comforting and sharing with strangers — have higher self-esteem a year later.

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Gen Z Guys Go Old School

on December 31, 2017 by

Gen Z guys (aged 20 and younger) portend a return to “old school” masculinity and more conservative politics

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Teen Drug Use Stable, But Marijuana Use Edging Up

on December 31, 2017 by

Nearly 40% of all 12th-graders surveyed had used some sort of illicit drug in the past year


Addicted To Technology

on December 29, 2017 by

The Sneaky Science Behind Your Kid’s Tech Obsessions

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Teens Talk: What Works To Stop Cyberbullying

on December 29, 2017 by

In our most recent survey of approximately 5,700 middle and high school students from around the United States

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Smartphones Aren’t A Smart Choice In Middle School

on December 28, 2017 by

● 55% children’s middle schools now allow cell phone use, 80% parents do not want kids to use phones during school

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More Pregnant Women Are Using Pot

on December 27, 2017 by

More pregnant women seem to be using pot — sometimes to ease the nausea of morning sickness or heightened anxiety

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Moviegoing Could Hit 22-Year Low

on December 24, 2017 by

You cannot pull a fast one on the audience. … Consumers know what works and what doesn’t long before the product becomes…


Mumps Cases In 2017

on December 21, 2017 by

Federal health officials estimate that about 5,000 people have had mumps this year, with the highest numbers reported in Arkansas, Missouri, New…

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Divorce Is Making American Families 66% Bigger

on December 20, 2017 by

Almost a third of U.S. households headed by adults under age 55 have at least one stepparent


Generation Anxiety

on December 11, 2017 by

Generation anxiety as panic attacks in teens rise 59% in two years

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Smartphone Addiction

on December 11, 2017 by

Does “smartphone addiction” show up in teens’ brains?

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Under-age Social Media Use ‘On the Rise’ in the UK

on December 10, 2017 by

Half of children aged 11 and 12 have a social media profile, despite most platforms’ minimum age being 13, a study from…

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Every 2 New Immigrants To The US Brings 7 Relatives

on December 9, 2017 by

“Chain Migration.” Previously unreleased data from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reveals the number of foreign relatives


The Most Downloaded Apple apps Of 2017

on December 7, 2017 by

…at No. 1 on Apple’s annual list of the most downloaded free iTunes apps of the year, followed by…


UK: 1 In 10 Babies Are Born To Parents Who Live Apart

on December 3, 2017 by

Parents living at two addresses has more than doubled in the past 30 years, from 4.2 % to 10.3 %

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Smartphone Addiction Creates Imbalance In Brain

on December 1, 2017 by

The addicted teenagers had significantly higher scores in depression, anxiety, insomnia severity and impulsivity

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Teens Are Key To Addressing India’s Teenage Problems

on November 26, 2017 by

India has 253 million adolescents, equivalent to the combined populations of Japan, Germany and Spain

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Teens’ Painkiller Misuse Linked To Dating Violence

on November 25, 2017 by

Teens who abuse prescription drugs, like opioid painkillers, are prone to initiating or being victims of dating violence, a new study finds


Flies Carry More Dangerous Bacteria Than Thought

on November 25, 2017 by

The house fly, which is ubiquitous around the world, was found to harbour 351 types of bacteria




Iceland Knows How To Stop Teen Substance Abuse

on November 25, 2017 by

State funding for organised sport and other clubs has increased in Iceland to give kids new ways to feel like part of…

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Rise In Teen Suicide, Social Media Coincide; Is There link?

on November 20, 2017 by

An increase in teen suicide rates occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may…

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Shoppers Are Still Paying Off Debt From Last Christmas

on November 19, 2017 by

Millennials are the worst culprits here: 24 percent still haven’t paid off credit card debt incurred during the 2016 shopping season, while…


Neighborhood Quality May Impact Child’s Behavior

on November 18, 2017 by

A new study finds that the quality of a child’s neighborhood may have significant and long-term effects on his or her behavior…

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Dynamics Of Domestic Violence

on November 18, 2017 by

Approximately 20 people per minute are abused physically by an intimate partner during their lifetime.


Parenting Out Of Weakness

on November 13, 2017 by

How Parenting Out of Weakness can Strengthen your Relationship With Your Teen


YouTube’s Users Now Watch 100 Million Hours Per Day

on November 11, 2017 by

Every day, YouTube users watch 100 million hours of its content on TV sets, through smart TVs and devices like video game…

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Why Some Teens Less Likely To Meet With Success

on November 11, 2017 by

Teens who are dependent on marijuana and alcohol are less likely to marry, go to college, or work full time

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The worrisome effects of teenage smartphone addiction

on November 10, 2017 by

Psychologists are worried about the effects of the smartphone on our kids

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Teen Smoking Pot Down

on November 9, 2017 by

That’s the finding of a new study that tracked more than 1 million teens from 1991 to 2016

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Teen Depression in U.S. Jumps by Nearly Half in 10 Years

on November 5, 2017 by

A new study finds a startling rise in depression among all Americans, with youth demonstrating the most rapid increase over the last…


Stronger Self-Worth, Less Depression In teens

on November 5, 2017 by

A new study found when parents acknowledge the perspectives of their teens and encourage them to express themselves, the kids have a…


Tarot Is Trending…

on November 1, 2017 by

Tarot-deck sales in general are up 30 percent this year, after rising 30 percent in 2016 — the highest in 50 years

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Sex And Drugs

on October 30, 2017 by

U.S. study links marijuana use to more intercourse

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Drinking And Drugs Down…Fighting And Stealing Up

on October 28, 2017 by

Big Declines in Substance Abuse, Delinquency Among U.S. Teens

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Morality In America

on October 28, 2017 by

A Growing Share of Americans Say it’s not Necessary to Believe in God to be Moral

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Smartphones Compromise Teens’ Sleep

on October 28, 2017 by

Young people are sleeping less than ever before with the sleep void potentially damaging their physical and mental health.

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Students Learn More Effectively From Print Than Screens

on October 27, 2017 by

Students said they performed better when reading on screens. But their actual performance tended to suffer


Why American Teenagers Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

on October 26, 2017 by

Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means…

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Media Use By Kids Age Zero To Eight…Values

on October 26, 2017 by

42% of 0-8-year-olds have their own tablet (compared to 7% in 2013)

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Nearly 1 In 4 Girls Depressed At Age 14

on October 20, 2017 by

UK Study

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Sometimes The Victim Is Also The Perpetrator

on October 18, 2017 by

Students  anonymously posted something mean about themselves online



Thousands of Christian Women Take a Knee on National Mall

on October 13, 2017 by

Praying for racial unity, ending abortion, and critiquing feminism.


Energy Drink Leaves Father With Hole In Skull

on October 13, 2017 by

Too much consumption of energy drinks almost cost them everything.

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Online Friendships Matter As Much As In-Person Ones

on October 7, 2017 by

Teens gain the same personal benefits through online friendships as face-to-face relationships


Should Sex Ed Teach Abstinence?

on October 6, 2017 by

Most Americans Say..

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How Teens Spend Their After-School Hours

on October 6, 2017 by

The most common after-school activity for any child is still doing homework 65%

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1/3 Of Pop Up Notifications Make Our Mood WORSE

on October 5, 2017 by

Automated alerts were found to have the biggest impact, although work related messages came in second


One In Four girls is depressed at age 14

on October 4, 2017 by

New research shows a quarter of girls (24%) and one in 10 boys (9%) are depressed at age 14

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TV/Video Games In Bedroom Can Lead To Child Issues

on September 30, 2017 by

When a child has a TV or video games in their bedroom, negative consequences may happen

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Teens Moods, But Not Depression, Found Contagious

on September 30, 2017 by

Friends’ moods can affect an individual suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t.

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Millennials Want To Live Within Walking Distance of Their Parents

on September 25, 2017 by

Living within walking distance of their parents or in-law’s is “extremely or very important” to them

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Teens Postponing Traditional Milestones Towards Adulthood

on September 24, 2017 by

U.S. teenagers are maturing more slowly than past generations, postponing behaviors such as drinking, having sex, going on dates, holding part-time jobs,…


Kids Praised As Smart May Be More Likely To Cheat

on September 24, 2017 by

Children who are praised for being smart not only are quicker to give up in the face of obstacles, they also are…


What’s Hot

on September 24, 2017 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies.

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Book: iGen

on September 23, 2017 by

Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up..Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us


Trojan Sales Drop Blamed On ‘Distracted’ Millennials

on September 20, 2017 by

“young people are having less sex because they are distracted by their mobile phones.”


What’s Hot?

on September 16, 2017 by

Hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

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Teens and Their Smartphone Habits…Values

on September 16, 2017 by

78.9% of 12- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. will be smartphone users this year, putting them on par with the total…

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Earlier Drinking By Teens Linked To Earlier Sex

on September 13, 2017 by

Teens who start drinking at younger ages are more likely to have their first sexual encounter earlier than others, according to a…

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Young Cyberbullying Victims Are Double-Risk Of Self-Harm

on September 13, 2017 by

Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide…


5 Facts About Millennial Households

on September 12, 2017 by

More Millennial households are in poverty than households headed by any other generation


Another Argument For Starting School Later

on September 8, 2017 by

Teens Sleeping in Would Save the U.S. $9 Billion a Year

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Drug Reduces Risk Of HIV Infection Among Gay Teen Males

on September 6, 2017 by

Can safely reduce HIV risk for those under 18


Flashback: Why College Students And Teens Leave The Church

on September 5, 2017 by

The gap between the congregation and the youth ministry is growing, when they graduate all they know is the youth ministry


Dating app Tinder finds gold at Apple’s App Store

on September 3, 2017 by

Tinder for the first time became the top-grossing app in Apple’s online shop, topping the likes of Netflix, Pandora and hit mobile…


Social Media Culture Can Lead To Inappropriate Posts

on September 2, 2017 by

Risky social media posts…might be a deliberate strategy to fit in with the wider social media culture that makes people believe ‘it’s…