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Teens Are Using ‘Fortnite’ To Ask Out Prom Dates

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This dude asked his girl to prom on fortnite… idk if I’m impressed or disappointed

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Transgender Youth At Higher Risk Of Mental Disorders

on April 20, 2018 by

New research finds that transgender and gender-nonconforming youth are diagnosed with mental health conditions much more frequently than young people who identify…

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Smartphone Use Tied To Anxiety, Loneliness, Depression

on April 18, 2018 by

Overuse of smart phones is just like any other type of substance abuse.

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Over 3,300 Android Apps Improperly Tracking Kids

on April 18, 2018 by

They may be violating a US law protecting kids’ privacy

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Sex Traffickers Are Using Social Media To Target Children

on April 16, 2018 by

Making it easier than ever for pimps to target, groom and sell your children, top law-enforcement officials say

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Inside New York’s Silent Sex Trafficking Epidemic

on April 16, 2018 by

Taking kids who are in need of help, preying upon that need, developing a relationship and then turning against them and turning…

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What’s Hot

on April 16, 2018 by

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

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10 Apps Teens Are Using That Parents Need To Know

on April 10, 2018 by

Burn Book — Post anonymous rumors about people through audio messages, tests, and photos

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Flashback: Porn And 10 Year Olds

on April 10, 2018 by

One In 10 Visitors To Graphic Porn Sites Are Under 10 Years Old

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Kids, Smartphone Addiction…Infographic

on April 8, 2018 by

According to a January 2018 poll of parents, 47% think their children are addicted to their smartphone device

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Childhood Friendships Tied To Physical Benefits As Adults

on April 7, 2018 by

Boys who spend more time with friends tend to have lower blood pressure and lower BMI as men

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Cutting, Self-Harm Greatly Raise Suicide Risk For Teens

on April 7, 2018 by

Teenagers  diagnosed with a “self-harm” injury, the risk of suicide in the next year was nearly 27 times higher than the U.S

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uK: Children In School Uniforms Arrive With Stab Wounds

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In  a decade London hospitals have gone from treating men in their twenties for knife and gun wounds to children still in their…

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Flashback: Facebook ‘No Place’ For Young Children

on April 6, 2018 by

More than 100 child health experts are urging Facebook to withdraw an app aimed at under-13s

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Teens Sexting Not What You Think

on April 1, 2018 by

Sorry New York Times, sexting is NOT normal for teens, and should not be celebrated

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Parental Conflict Can Cause Emotional Damage to Kids

on March 31, 2018 by

Children who regularly witness parental conflict may be sustaining lasting harm to their emotional processing abilities.

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Smoking Tied To Higher Risk Of Psychosis In Youth

on March 31, 2018 by

A young person smoking at least 10 cigarettes a day increases the risk of psychosis when compared to non-smoking young people.

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Pressures For Perfection Pt1. Suicide

on March 30, 2018 by

What is known is that smart, successful, gifted teens are committing suicide in increasing numbers

Less than two months ago, 16-year-old Patrick Turner -- ÒPattyÓ to his family -- took his life in centerfield in a nearby park. (Courtesy of the Turner Family)


Pressures For Perfection Pt 2. Suicide

on March 30, 2018 by

This 16-year-old’s suicide letters are a cry for help and a national call for change

Dr. Courtney Harkins, a clinical supervisor at Jserra Catholic High gives a presentation to Jserra students about suicide, depression, how to recognize the symptoms and what to do about it in San Juan Capistrano on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)


Pressures For Perfection Pt 3

on March 30, 2018 by

Internet a ‘Lord of the Flies’: Teen suicide rise started after Instagram, Snapchat began

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The Scary Truth About What’s Hurting Our Kids

on March 29, 2018 by

The increase in depression and suicide rate correlates to the iPhones being released.

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Utah Passes America’s First ‘Free-Range Parenting’ Bill

on March 27, 2018 by

We are refusing to let them learn the lessons of self-reliance and problem-solving that they will need to be successful as adults.

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One Key Trait All Great Parents Have In Common

on March 26, 2018 by

Patience is Christian parents’ greatest need. Here are six areas of parenting where I’ve learned (and am learning) to exercise patience.

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Teen Suicide Is Soaring

on March 25, 2018 by

Although black kids kill themselves less often than white youth do, the rate of increase was higher — 77%.

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Kindergarten Kids Start Caring About Their Reputations

on March 25, 2018 by

Long before kids are old enough to start collecting “likes” on social media, they do appear to care what others think about…

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Gen-Z Relieved to Escape Their Smartphones For…..

on March 24, 2018 by

Gen Z are relieved when placed in a situation where they are unable to access their smartphones for several weeks

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Social Media At 10 Reduce Wellbeing of Adolescent Girls

on March 24, 2018 by

Increased time spent on social media at age 10 and reduced wellbeing in later adolescence—but only among girls.

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1 In 3 Young Adults Ride With Impaired Drivers

on March 24, 2018 by

one-third of young adults report having been in a vehicle with a driver impaired by alcohol or drugs, a new study finds.

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Book: Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood In A Digital Age

on March 23, 2018 by

A practical guide to building your child’s bond with family and fostering school success amid the allure of digital screens

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The Tech Industry’s War On Kids

on March 23, 2018 by

How psychology is being used as a weapon against children

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Here Is What Happens The Moment You Stop Smoking

on March 22, 2018 by

70% of smokers actually want to quit but don’t

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The Impact Of Smartphones On Teens

on March 20, 2018 by

The impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen

 

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Daughters More Influenced By Generous Parents’

on March 18, 2018 by

Daughters are more likely to carry on a family tradition of philanthropic giving than sons, a recent Indiana

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Study Debunks…Teen Suicide Risk From Popular Flu Drug

on March 18, 2018 by

Tamiflu — does not cause an increased risk of suicide in pediatric patients

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Parent’s Guide To Social Media Use For Kids

on March 15, 2018 by

Children’s health experts warned that excessive use of digital devices and social media “is harmful to children and teens.”

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Elderly Are Projected To Outnumber Children…

on March 14, 2018 by

Census Bureau predicts milestone will be hit within 17 years

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Sports, Not Video Games Boost Teen Driving Skills

on March 11, 2018 by

New drivers who had played any type of organized sport had better driving skills than those who had not been sports participants.

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Social Media Friends Can Bruise Your Body Image

on March 11, 2018 by

Seeing too many social media posts from friends about their fitness activity can harm your body image, a new study contends.

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Impact Of Smartphones On Teens

on March 11, 2018 by

The impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen.

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60 Seconds Snapshot Online Activity

on March 10, 2018 by

The wealth of interactions that were processed in 60 seconds on average in 2017

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Teens Fake Accounts Relieve The Pressure Of Perfection

on March 10, 2018 by

How teens use fake Instagram accounts to relieve the pressure of perfection

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Gaming Disorder As Mental Health Condition In 2018

on March 9, 2018 by

“persistent or recurrent” behavior pattern of “sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important…

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US Study: Letting kids taste alcohol is a risky behavior

on March 4, 2018 by

Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use…

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U.S. Teens Are Rejecting ‘Boy’ or ‘Girl’ Gender Identities

on March 4, 2018 by

More teenagers are identifying themselves with nontraditional gender labels such as transgender or gender-fluid

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5 Apps That Should Terrify Every Parent

on March 3, 2018 by

If you see these on your teen’s phone, it’s time for a talk.

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Sexting increasing among teenagers, new research finds

on March 3, 2018 by

Almost 27 percent of teens are receiving sexts and almost 15 percent are sending them

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Start Talking To Your Tweens About The Risks Of Porn

on March 1, 2018 by

Teenagers are viewing far more pornography than their parents realize. And the porn they’re watching is much more “hardcore”

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Devastating Effects Social Media Is Having On GenZ

on March 1, 2018 by

Generation Z is more emotionally affected by the perils of social media than other generations who are also online

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UK: Responsible Drinking By Earlier Drinking Backfires

on March 1, 2018 by

When parents supply the drinks, teens are more than twice as likely to binge-drink or show symptoms of alcohol use disorder as…

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UK: Self-harm Among Teenage Girls Up 68% In 3 Years

on February 26, 2018 by

Those who self-harmed at much greater risk of suicide than those who did not

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The Truth About Teen Eating Disorders

on February 26, 2018 by

Diagnoses of eating disorders, specifically anorexia nervosa, carry the highest death rate of all mental health disorders.

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Pediatricians Call For Depression Screening For Teens

on February 26, 2018 by

During the teenage years, there’s about a 20% of having depression or anxiety

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Many Teens Take Great Care In Posting Online Content

on February 26, 2018 by

Prticularly girls, may go to great lengths to create a favorable post…even to ask friends to like their posts

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UK: Sibling Bullying Hikes Risk Of Later Psychotic Illness

on February 26, 2018 by

Those who were bullied by siblings in childhood are up to three times more likely to develop psychotic disorders in young adulthood

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UK: Gen Z 10 Hours Of Online Content A Day

on February 26, 2018 by

New survey of 1,000 United Kingdom consumers, Generation Z spends a whopping 10.6 hours engaging with online content every single day

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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

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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…

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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“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

on January 10, 2018 by

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

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

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

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“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

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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

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Helping Strangers Tied To Higher Self-Esteem In Teens

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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

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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

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

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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…

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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

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

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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

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