Study finds solution to prevent catchy lyrics turning into ‘brainworms’
Brains scans showed users have a less active hippocampus area associated with storing/retrieving memories
Sedentary lifestyles are bad for the eyes as well as the waistline
Wages of America’s middle class have dropped below 1970s levels as immigration has surged 325 percent
95% of Americans regularly use screens shortly before going to sleep
Seeing actors drink alcohol in movies seems to…
A look at the science behind it
Teens suck shot glasses to blow up their lips to double their size… with disastrous results
Teenagers who frequently smoke marijuana may be setting themselves up for declines in intelligence and mental function
How sexualised images are fuelling rise in anxiety among pupils aged 11 to 13
E-cigarette use among high school students spiked from 2013 to 2014, according to a new study
“Kids like being with their parents at this age,” he says. “A lot of surveys say they wish their parents would talk…
92% of teens go online every day, and 24 percent say they’re online “almost constantly
Based on examination of 1,691 eligible crashes, distracted driving was the cause of 6/10 accidents.
There is a relationship between long-term exposure to three specific types of family stressors and children becoming obese by the time they…
According to new research, energy drinks pose serious cardiac risks for the adolescents who consume them.
24% of teens go online “almost constantly,” facilitated by the widespread availability of smartphones
New research finds following your own path is a turn-on to potential romantic partners of both sexes.
We are living in a world of 24/7 connectivity, accessing our content on our own terms, and we like it that way
Between 1996 and 2010 the number of teenagers aged 13-19 having elective cosmetic surgery has increased by 548%
The number of jobs held by teens between 14 and 18 years old shrank by 33 percent between 2001 and 2014
The share of Americans in the workforce has sunk to its lowest point in 35 years
By 2050, four of 10 Christians in the world are expected to live in sub-Saharan Africa
91.4% of refugees from the Middle East were on food stamps
The researchers studied nearly 1,100 individuals between the ages of 3 and 20,
Study says quality trumps quantity
A further one in 10 are also worried they may be addicted to porn
“High levels of distress have a strong link to depression, anxiety and suicide.”
In a British survey of more than 16,000 people aged 14-17 years 19.2% said they had tried or purchased
Findings from the 2015 Survey of Millennials, Sexuality, and Reproductive Health
Distracted driving is the leading cause of accidents among drivers of all ages
New report, three quarters of parents have witnessed episodes where this “sharenting” trend has gone too far
More homes turned to online video, with 40 percent of U.S. homes subscribing to a streaming service
This New Ranking Has the Answer
Porn has largely become a normal part of our society
Is it a gadget or a fashion statement?
Tending to wear “athleisure” apparel– Nike, UnderArmour
Only 37% Of Teens 14-17 Years Old Co-View TV With Someone In The Home
Participants who used a combination of direct tweeting and also automated messages had a success rate of 75%
Constantly checking Facebook can lead to feelings of envy and serious depression, a recent study has found
Moodiness, loneliness, jealousy, and an obsession with physical appearance are all indicators of smart phone addiction
“Our only way of being alone was to do it over the phone.” – one teen, about why she began sexting
No other state has more teens thinking of taking their own lives than Indiana does
Teens Raise Thousands Of Dollars And Awareness About Domestic And Dating Abuse
The survey, completed by 29,832 students in Grades 7-12 most reported being in good physical and mental health; feel connected to their…
Booze ads reach kids far younger than the legal drinking age
The study’s results can help parents and psychologists know who is most in need of treatment
One out of every five suicides in the world can be associated with unemployment
Appears to be the largest yet on the matter of same-sex households and children’s emotional outcomes
Lower risk of suicide..students who regularly attended religious services and regularly ate a meal with their family
Psychosis is defined as a form of mental illness where people experience delusions, hallucinations
Husbands A Bigger Source Of Stress Than Kids For Nearly Half Of Moms
Research into how the human brain develops helps explain why teens have trouble controlling impulses
The role of media and technology in the development of kids’ and teens’ body image attitudes and behaviors
..parents play a huge part in shaping how kids relate to their bodies
Help your daughters learn to identify unrealistic media representations of beauty and to value themselves for who they are
From selfies to shout-outs, girls are using social media both to build up and break down their self-image
The more religious a teen is, the less likely he or she is to abuse drugs
Adolescence, lack of sleep may be related to high-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, suicidal behaviors and drowsy driving
Sleep and memory go hand-in-hand
College students age 18 to 25 years old have the highest rates of binge drinking episodes
Binge drinking increases the risk of accidents and traumatic injuries. One-third of trauma patients have alcohol in their systems
It’s a virus that is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer
The show touches on many of the issues teens’ face – from drinking and the pressure to have sex – to sexual…
Each family dinner adds up to benefits for adolescents
A felony for anyone to participate in a criminal street gang,…or benefit from that activity.
About 70% of marriages that began in the 1990s reached their 15th anniversary
New E-Cigs have a higher voltage and the vapor they produce is a lot stronger in at least one carcinogen than…
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