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Teens Editing Themselves

on February 14, 2019 by

A photo series has shown the lengths some young people go to to edit their appearance before posting pictures on social media

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Flashback: Plastic Surgery To Look Like Snapchat Filters

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“A new phenomenon called ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’ Patients are seeking out surgery to help them appear like the filtered versions of themselves,

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Witches of the social media generation

on February 9, 2019 by

Meet three witches who believe the social media era is transforming the way people view witchcraft

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Flashback: Witches Outnumber Presbyterians in the US

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Wicca, Paganism Growing ‘Astronomically’

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Using Screens in The Dark Can Hinder Preteens’ Sleep

on February 8, 2019 by

Preteens who look at a phone or television screen in the dark an hour before bed are at risk of not getting…

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Supervised Aerobics May Hasten Teen Athletes’ Concussion Recovery

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Teen athletes who sustained sports-related concussions recovered more quickly when they engaged in a supervised aerobic exercise regimen

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Obesity-Related Cancers Rising Fastest Among Millennials

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If the obesity epidemic continues, fat-sensitive cancers will explode in the years to come

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Same-Gender Friendships Key To Romantic Relationships

on February 2, 2019 by

Skills such as stability, assertiveness, intimacy, and social competence–that correspond most closely to the skills needed for success in adult romantic relationships.

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Screen Time Inhibits Toddler Development

on February 2, 2019 by

kids 2-5 years old who engage in more screen time received worse scores in developmental screening tests

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SAG Awards Winners

on January 28, 2019 by

Complete list

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Negative Experiences On Social Media Tied To Loneliness

on January 26, 2019 by

Using social media does not appear to reduce feelings of loneliness. In fact, it can make you feel more lonely

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Millennials’ Depression Rise With Social Media Use

on January 26, 2019 by

Millennials struggling with depression aren’t being helped by their use of  social media

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Movie Violence Doesn’t Make Kids Violent

on January 26, 2019 by

PG-13 movies became more violent between 1985 and 2015, overall rates of murder and violence actually fell.

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What’s Hot?

on January 19, 2019 by

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

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Parents Often Unaware Of Kids’ Suicidal Thoughts

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When children are having suicidal thoughts, their parents may often be in the dark, a new study shows.

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Pot Altered The Brain After One Time Use

on January 17, 2019 by

More teens are vaping pot because it seems safer

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Social Media Linked With Depression In Teen Girls

on January 13, 2019 by

Connection between social media use and depressive symptoms in 14-year-olds, and that connection may be much stronger for girls than boys

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Teens Who Hurt Themselves More Likely To Hurt Others

on January 13, 2019 by

Teens who harm themselves are three times more likely to commit violent crimes than those who don’t, a new study reveals

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What’s Hot?

on January 6, 2019 by

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

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Good Sleep….Healthier Teens

on January 6, 2019 by

Regular bedtimes and adequate sleep during childhood may contribute toward a healthy weight in the teen years

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Pot Problems

on January 6, 2019 by

Pot’s increasing potency could make it more likely that toking will interfere with users’ lives

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What’s Hot?

on December 28, 2018 by

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

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Heavy Screen Time Appears To Impact Childrens’ Brains

on December 28, 2018 by

“avoid digital media use—except video chatting—in children younger than 18 to 24 months”

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Screen Time Study Shows Differences In Kids’ Brains

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Some children who spent more time on smartphones and other devices exhibited a different brain pattern than kids with less screen time

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Depression In Adolescents And Young Adults Is Rising

on December 25, 2018 by

Are phones and social media to blame?

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Study: The Effects Of Screen Times On Kids

on December 25, 2018 by

60 Minutes goes inside a landmark government study of young minds to see if phones, tablets and other screens are impacting adolescent…

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Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?

on December 24, 2018 by

Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession

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Belong: Religious Upbringing Better For Kids’ Health

on December 22, 2018 by

Children who had a religious upbringing are likely to be healthier and have a higher degree of well-being in early adulthood than…

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Sleep Study: How Can We Improve A Teen’s Brain?

on December 22, 2018 by

One sleep study may have a simple answer…

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Soaring Suicides And Toxic Social Disconnect

on December 19, 2018 by

Soaring suicides are another sign of our toxic social disconnect

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More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But….

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More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falls

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More Teens Try Pot Before Booze, Cigarettes

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Rebellious teens used to reach for cigarettes or alcohol. Now, marijuana is increasingly their first choice, a new study reveals.

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Family Meals Make For Teens Who Eat Healthy

on December 7, 2018 by

Teens and young adults who ate with their family more tended to eat more fruits and vegetables and less fast or takeout…

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How High School Football Changes Teen Brain

on December 7, 2018 by

A single season of high school football may be enough to cause structural changes to a teen’s brain

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Manufacturers Lack Of Labors Are Turning To High Schools

on December 5, 2018 by

I’m 17 years old I have more training than most 30-year-olds. When I graduate, I’ll have a job. “It feels like I’m actually…

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Top Bible Verses Of 2018 Deal With Fear

on December 5, 2018 by

“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I…

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Flashback: How God’s Word Spread In 2017

on December 5, 2018 by

The “JESUS” film has been used in 7.5 billion gospel presentations. It is the most watched movie in history

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Teens’ Social Media Habits and Experiences

on December 3, 2018 by

Teens….express concern that these sites lead to drama and social pressure

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One in Five U.S. High School Students Now Vapes

on December 1, 2018 by

More than 20 percent of high school students use electronic cigarettes, risking nicotine addiction, lung damage and the temptation to try traditional…

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on December 1, 2018 by

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

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Gen Z Is Coming To Your Office

on November 30, 2018 by

The generation now entering the workforce is sober, industrious and driven by money. They are also socially awkward and timid about taking…

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Teens: Leave Us Alone Social Media Is Ok

on November 30, 2018 by

Mostly, kids are using social media to brag and talk about their families

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Silent Disco Makes Social Separation More Possible

on November 28, 2018 by

Dancing alone together is a ‘perfect metaphor’ for modern society

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Are Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Addictive?

on November 26, 2018 by

According to a new study involving teen participants, sugar-sweetened beverages may be quite addictive and can lead to withdrawal symptoms when a…

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Parents Should Have Ongoing Talks With Teens About Sex

on November 26, 2018 by

When it comes to your teens, one vague and generic conversation about sex is not enough.

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More Suicide Attempts linking To “13 Reasons Why”

on November 24, 2018 by

A survey of youths at high risk of suicide found that half had watched at least one episode of the Netflix series

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U.K: Child Gambler Epidemic

on November 22, 2018 by

Experts blame the explosion of TV advertisements for the sharp rise

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Pot Linked To Teen Psychosis

on November 21, 2018 by

Psychosis describes the mental condition of losing touch with reality, such as experiencing hallucinations or delusions

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Legal Pot And Car Crashes: Yes, There’s A Link

on November 21, 2018 by

More drivers admit to using marijuana, and it is showing up more frequently among people involved in crashes,”

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Cohabitation On The Rise In U.S

on November 18, 2018 by

Living together is becoming more popular than marriage for young American couples

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Social Media Linked To Mental Health Issues

on November 17, 2018 by

The first experimental study examining use of multiple platforms shows a causal link between time spent on these social media and increased…

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Trumps Criminal Justice Reform Helps Families

on November 15, 2018 by

Dr. Darrell Scott explains how the bipartisan First Step Act will ‘right the wrongs’ of past administrations

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68% Have Quit/Taken A Break From Social Media…

on November 15, 2018 by

She Decided To Quit Instagram This Year. Had Also Helped Create It

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More US Kids Get Paralyzing Illness, Cause Is Still Unknown

on November 14, 2018 by

This year, there have been 90 cases spread among 27 states

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Social Media Detox For Your Teen Or Tween

on November 13, 2018 by

How to host a social media detox for your teen or tween

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Digital Media Is ‘Like Cocaine’ For Babies’

on November 13, 2018 by

Some doctors refer to behaviors resulting from overexposure to digital devices as “virtual autism.”

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Alarming Number Of Teens Using Sleep Aids

on November 12, 2018 by

Doctors Warn of Potentially Risky Results

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Happy Childhood Memories Linked To Better Adult Health

on November 12, 2018 by

Fond memories of childhood are linked to better health, less depression and fewer chronic illnesses in adulthood

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Almost Half Of U.S. Births Happen Outside Marriage

on November 12, 2018 by

Signaling cultural and economic shifts that are here to stay

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What’s Lost When Only Rich Kids Play Sports

on November 8, 2018 by

The income disparity in youth athletics has effects on health and success that stretch far into adulthood

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American Meritocracy Is Killing Youth Sports

on November 8, 2018 by

When these kids move to the travel team, you pull bodies out of the local town’s recreation league,

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The Dark Side Of Kids Screens Begins To Emerge

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A dark consensus about screens and kids Begins To Emerge In Silicon Valley

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Flashback: The Tech Industry’s War On Kids

on November 6, 2018 by

How psychology is being used as a weapon against children

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When Kids Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves

on November 3, 2018 by

Marijuana use in adolescents is associated with reduced neurocognitive functioning, but when adolescents stop using the drug, their verbal learning and memory…

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Many Teens Are ‘Sextortion’ Targets

on November 3, 2018 by

Parents of teens can add “sextortion” to the list of things to worry about, because a new study shows that 5 percent…

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Snapchat not Number one Teen social app

on October 23, 2018 by

According to Piper Jaffray’s recent bi-annual teen survey, Instagram is the #1 platform for teens, beating Snapchat.

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Witches Outnumber Presbyterians In The US

on October 22, 2018 by

Pew Research Center…discovering that  1 to 1.5 million people, identify as Wicca or Pagan

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Morality: What Teens Believe

on October 18, 2018 by

23 percent of Millennials believe each individual is his or her own moral authority

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Rare, Polio-Like Paralyzing Disorder Affecting Children

on October 8, 2018 by

Between August 2014 and August 2018, the CDC received 362 cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM).

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US Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 1969

on October 7, 2018 by

Great news for Blacks and Hispanics

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Belonging: Greeting Students At The Door Brings Benefits

on October 6, 2018 by

Spending a few moments welcoming students promotes a sense of belonging, giving them social and emotional support that helps them feel invested…

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on October 6, 2018 by

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

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The “Most Stressful” Number Of Children You Can Have Is…

on October 4, 2018 by

Researchers reveal the most stressful number of children you can have

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Link Between Violent Video Games & Physical Aggression

on October 2, 2018 by

An international study looking at more than 17,000 adolescents, ages nine to 19, from 2010 to 2017

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Limiting Kids’ Screen Time Improves Brain Function

on October 2, 2018 by

Cutting back on screen time, along with the right amount of sleep and physical activity, is linked to improvements in cognition among…

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Screen Time = Dumb Time?

on September 30, 2018 by

Kids with the sharpest intellects spent less than two hours a day on their cellphones, tablets and computers, coupled with 9 to…

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Meet The ‘Lawnmower Parent….

on September 22, 2018 by

The new helicopter parents of 2018

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New York Fashion Week Spring Trends You Can Shop Now

on September 21, 2018 by

Shop our fall picks from the best affordable fashion brands so you can get a head-start on the looks we love.

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Navigating Screen Time And Device Distractions

on September 21, 2018 by

54% of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen’s…

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How winning friends may influence adolescent behaviors

on September 21, 2018 by

While risky behaviors were examined in this study, McMillan said that friendship networks may also shape positive behaviors

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Sleep-deprived teen

on September 20, 2018 by

Fifty-six percent of parents of teens who have sleep troubles believe the use of electronics is hurting their child’s shut-eye.

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Raising Kids With Religion Protects Their Mental Health

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Kids and teens who are raised with religious or spiritual practices tend to have better health and mental health as they age.

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Divorce Is Hard Enough On Children

on September 18, 2018 by

Why are our courts making it worse?

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Teens Are Over Face-To-Face Communication

on September 16, 2018 by

Teens now say their favorite mode of communication is texting (35%), surpassing face-to-face communication (32%).

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FDA Gets Tough On Juul, Other E-Cigarette Makers

on September 16, 2018 by

Calling the use of electronic cigarettes a burgeoning epidemic among teens, the U.S Food and Drug Administration announced a crackdown on the…

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What’s Hot?

on September 16, 2018 by

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

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Where Do Millennials And Gen Z Want To Work

on September 15, 2018 by

23,000 Millennial and Gen Z workers listed their dream employers and there’s 1 key difference

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Kids Game Apps Have Been Collecting Their Data

on September 13, 2018 by

How Game Apps That Captivate Kids Have Been Collecting Their Data

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Infographic: Teens Social Media Life

on September 12, 2018 by

Teens with low social emotional well being experience more of the negative effects of social media and kids with high social emotional…

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Navigating Screen Time

on September 2, 2018 by

Amid roiling debates about the impact of screen time on teenagers, roughly half of those ages 13 to 17 are themselves worried…

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Teens Too Busy Texting And Online To Read Books

on September 2, 2018 by

One of every three American teens has not read a book just for the fun of it in a year

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A Love-Hate Relationship Teenagers And Smartphones

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Feelings of pressure to respond immediately to notifications, to a sense of being overwhelmed by the flow of messages and information they…

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Teen Xanax Abuse Is Surging

on August 31, 2018 by

Melissa started using Xanax when she was in high school. they’re seeing a surge among adolescents and young adults

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Belong: Parents’ Religious Beliefs Affects Kids’ Suicide Risk

on August 26, 2018 by

Teens, especially girls, whose parents are religious may be less likely to die by suicide, no matter how they feel about religion…

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Beloit College Mindset List For The Class Of 2022

on August 26, 2018 by

For this year’s entering college class of 2022, human beings have…

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Dickies Are On Top of the World….Again

on August 26, 2018 by

How the brand worn by generations of construction workers, coal miners, soldiers, and skaters became the coolest pants you can own

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Flashback Study: Don’t Forget The Families

on August 20, 2018 by

Family Relationships are Key to Kids’ Character Strengths

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The Newest On Teens, Social Media & Technology

on August 14, 2018 by

Only 31% of young people said social media had “a mostly positive effect” on people their age

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AEO Says Body Positivity Pays

on August 11, 2018 by

AEO is increasingly finding that “body positivity” messages and real-life models can lead to record sales