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An Appalachian County's Community Bonds Help Overcome Challenge Of Poverty

Flashback: Nearly 1 in 5 Households Will Celebrate Thanksgiving on Food Stamps

on November 26, 2015 by

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Tweens, Teens, And Screens: What Our New Research Uncovers

on November 23, 2015 by

It’s not your imagination — media use is off the charts


What’s Hot?

on November 21, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


Why Teens Idolize YouTube Stars More Than Hollywood Celebrities

on November 20, 2015 by

Interactive I think that’s why people love it. There’s a stronger connection between the person and the viewer

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CDC: U.S. Sexually Transmitted Disease Epidemic Worsening

on November 18, 2015 by

Chlamydia more than 1.4 million — Most gonorrhea and chlamydia infections were in 15- to 24-year-olds, an ongoing trend. Both can cause…

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Smoke ‘Em If You’ve Got ‘Em…And You’re At Least 21

on November 18, 2015 by

The dangers of tobacco use are well-documented, and perhaps the call to increase the minimum age isn’t that surprising

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FOMO Linked To Stress In Teens

on November 16, 2015 by

90% saying they are afraid they will miss something if they don’t stay connected

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Teen Girls Who Weigh-In Too Frequently May Become Depressed

on November 16, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


Adolescent E-cigarette Use Tied To Breathing Problems

on November 16, 2015 by

Who reported using e-cigarettes were about 30 percent more likely to report respiratory symptoms than those who never used e-cigarettes

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Media Habits Of Teens And Gen Z

on November 10, 2015 by

Blog: Walt Mueller

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How Working Parents Share the Load

on November 10, 2015 by

2-parent households in which both parents work full time now 46%, up from 31% in 1970


What’s Hot?

on November 7, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Early Life Stress Major Risk Factor for Adult Depression

on November 7, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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4 Ways Marijuana Is More Harmful For Teens

on November 5, 2015 by

legalization is frightening because…

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A Christian Case For Ending The War On Drugs

on November 5, 2015 by

The unintended consequences of America’s drug policies

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U.S. Public Becoming Less Religious

on November 4, 2015 by

Modest Drop in Overall Rates of Belief and Practice, but Religiously Affiliated Americans Are as Observant as Before


Teen Instagram Star Speaks Out About The Ugly Truth Behind Social Media

on November 3, 2015 by

“Social Media Is Not Real Life.”

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Teens’ Sex Talks With Parents Tied To Less Risky Behavior

on November 3, 2015 by

When parents talk about sex, teens learn how to have similar conversations with their dating partners

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Benefits Of Family For Children And Adults

on November 3, 2015 by

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What’s Hot?

on October 31, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Narcotic Painkiller Use in Adolescence May Raise Risk of Abuse in Adulthood

on October 31, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Alcohol Ads Influence Teen Choices

on October 31, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


What’s The Right Age For Teens To Start Dating?

on October 30, 2015 by

Who start dating between the ages of 11-and-a-half and 13 may experience more academic and behavioral problems

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Doctors Group Recommends Raising Tobacco and E-Cig Age to 21

on October 29, 2015 by

“The developing brains of children and teens are particularly vulnerable to nicotine”


Can we please stop pretending marijuana is harmless?

on October 29, 2015 by

The truth is it can indeed mean trouble, especially for young people

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Teens Drinking At Home

on October 28, 2015 by

A new study suggests that a family’s rules concerning alcohol use aren’t nearly as important as the family itself

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Screen Hazards

on October 28, 2015 by

The blue light impacts the skin’s ability to heal itself, which may lead to premature aging

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1 In 14 Children Have At Least One Parent Behind Bars

on October 28, 2015 by

Children in these situations suffer from low self esteem, poor mental and physical health, and other problems

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Teen Drinking Who’s Doing It the Most…And What It’s Costing

on October 27, 2015 by

4,750 teenagers 15-years-old and under take their first sip of alcohol on any given day in America

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Instagram Tops Teen Social Media, Facebook Fades

on October 25, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Parents Underestimate Biggest Threat To Teen Safety: Cars

on October 25, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Congrats, Class Of 2015. You’ll Work Til You’re 75

on October 23, 2015 by

That’s 13 years past today’s average retirement age

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Most Teen Mood Swings Decline With Age

on October 18, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Poor Sibling Relationships Linked To Later Depression, Risky Behaviors

on October 18, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


Playboy’s Move Away From Nudity Is Actually A Bad Sign

on October 16, 2015 by

You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so just passé at this juncture


Teenagers And Gaming

on October 16, 2015 by

Adam Mclane

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Native American Teen Suicide Are double To Triple The National Average

on October 12, 2015 by

Even 2 years afterwards, friends of a teen who killed himself are considered dangerously likely to make the same choice

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Late Bedtimes Linked to Weight Gain in Teens

on October 11, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Social Media Fuels Teen Flirtations And Insecurity

on October 9, 2015 by

Social media can also be tools for jealousy, meddling and even troubling behavior


Exercise And Reduction In Adolescents Suicidal Thoughts

on October 8, 2015 by

23% reduction in both suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts of kids who exercise at least 4 days per week

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Concerns Over Religious Freedom Have Increased In Last Three Years

on October 6, 2015 by


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#Being13: Inside The Secret World Of Teens,”

on October 6, 2015 by

A first-of-its-kind CNN study on social media and teens.


Why Some 13-year-olds Check Social Media 100 Times A Day

on October 6, 2015 by


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6 Facts About Teen Romance In The Digital Age

on October 5, 2015 by

Pew Research

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Early Maturing Girls At-Risk For Alcohol Abuse

on October 3, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Biology, Not Laziness, Keeps Teens In Bed

on October 3, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


Pphubbed You…

on October 2, 2015 by

Study: Your Cell Phone Use Could Be Hurting Your Relationships


Study: Family Structure Plays Role In Adolescents’ Future Alcohol Attitudes

on October 1, 2015 by

Over time, teens from intact families that were allowed to drink at home had the lowest levels of alcohol use and problems

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Vinyl Sales Generate More Revenue Than Free Spotify, YouTube, VEVO Combined

on September 28, 2015 by

With purchases of Vinyl up 52 percent from this time last year, no other format is growing at such a rapid rate

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What’s Hot?

on September 26, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Your Teen’s New Favorite Drug – Their Smartphone

on September 26, 2015 by

1 in 5 teens will wake up in the middle of the night to check his or her smartphone for updates or…

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Selfies Kill More People Than Sharks

on September 25, 2015 by

The deaths are a tragic reminder to travelers that focusing on a phone screen instead of unfamiliar surroundings is not safe

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Majority Of Minors Engage In Sexting, Unaware Of Harsh Legal Consequences

on September 25, 2015 by

More than half of respondents (54%) reported sexting as minors. However, only 28 percent sent photographic sexts

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Teens And The Media The Last-20 Years Infographic

on September 25, 2015 by

By Walt Mueller: We fail to see just how much and how quickly things are changing


Many U.S. Kids Eat Fast Food Every Day

on September 24, 2015 by

About 12% of their daily diet is fast food, roughly the same amount kids were eating in the 1990


“How Much Sleep to Tweens Actually Need?”

on September 24, 2015 by

Teens are notorious for wanting to stay up late and for not wanting to get up early. If your teen is no…


#Being13 Inside The Secret World Of Teens

on September 22, 2015 by

A 2 year CNN ground breaking study of Tweens and Social Media investigates


Flashback: Struggling Selfies?

on September 22, 2015 by

Researchers are beginning to wonder about any links between girls’ self-esteem and the pics they post online

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Commercialization Of Legal Pot Has Led To ‘Epidemic’ For Colorado Kids

on September 22, 2015 by

over 11% of Colorado’s (teens) use pot. 40% increase in drug-related suspensions and expulsions — the vast majority from marijuana.

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Feds Release Marijuana Stats…Negative Effects Of Legalization

on September 22, 2015 by

Marijuana-related traffic deaths increased 32 percent…20% of all traffic deaths were marijuana related

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Body Image Affects Weight Gain In Teen Girls

on September 19, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Pressure To Be Cool Can Lead To Downward Spiral For Teens

on September 19, 2015 by

The pressure to be cool, look good, and own the “right stuff” is detrimental to many children and teenagers


Teens Cruel World Of Social Media [infographic]

on September 17, 2015 by

One thing stands out…It’s the word unkind. 20% of all teens online are mostly unkind. 26% of all girls are…


Happiest Parents Have This Many Kids

on September 16, 2015 by

“With large families, we think they have social support within the family,”

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Flashback: High School Grads Prefer YouTube As Top Video Service

on September 15, 2015 by

The majority of respondents accessed the platform at least daily


What’s Hot?

on September 13, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Teens Vaping Marijuana

on September 13, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Many Teens With Chronic Illnesses Use Alcohol, Pot

on September 13, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


Flashback: Americans’ Views on Mobile Etiquette

on September 10, 2015 by

Pew Research Center

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Bullying Prevention

on September 9, 2015 by

What works and what doesn’t?

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Pew Research: Cell Phone Etiquette Poll

on September 8, 2015 by

More than 8 in 10 respondents felt that using phones in social situations can destroy in-the-flesh conversations

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“Top Social Networks And Apps Your Kids Use”

on September 8, 2015 by

Gaggle’s Student Safety Representatives continue to discover websites and apps that pose potential risks to students

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Bright Screens May Cause More Sleep Disruption For Tweens And Teens

on September 5, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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What’s Hot?

on September 5, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Daily Marijuana Use Among College Students At Highest Rate In 35 Years

on September 5, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Good Moods Infectious Among Teens

on September 5, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


A Peek Into The Sleep Habits Of Teenagers Around The World

on September 5, 2015 by

Who is getting enough shut-eye?


Girl’s Sexual Orientation May Be Partly Influenced By Their Romantic Options

on September 2, 2015 by

The study suggests that women who are rated as less attractive may feel less pressure from straight norms and so are free…


Study: Teen Brain Wired for Pleasure?

on August 31, 2015 by

Youth Ministry Unleashed


What’s Hot?

on August 29, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Flashback: Caffeine Affects Teen Boys More

on August 26, 2015 by

About 73% of children have some kind of caffeine daily

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How Having Smartphones (or not) Shapes The Way Teens Communicate

on August 26, 2015 by

Non-smartphone-using teens are more likely to keep in touch with their closest friend via social media

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For Teens, Phone Calls Are Reserved For Closer Relationships

on August 24, 2015 by

Pew Research

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Parents Who Overvalue Kids May Be Fostering Narcissism

on August 23, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Flashback: Kids Take On Their Anxiety Of Their Parents

on August 23, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

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Ashley Madison: The Most Adulterous State In The US’…

on August 21, 2015 by

While West Virginians are the most devoted


Study: Child Care Doesn’t Make Kids Aggressive

on August 21, 2015 by

Study, which includes the parents of 939 children, focused on the time spent in nurseries at ages six months, one, two, three…


Aerie’s “Wholesome Bras For Teens.” Directly Counters VS’s Super-Sexy Marketing

on August 21, 2015 by

Aerie’s strategic avoidance of hyper-sexualization appears to be paying off with teen girls as well as their parents

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Teens, Technology And Friendships

on August 19, 2015 by

Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact with friends

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Violent Video Games DO Trigger Aggressive Behaviour, Decade-Long Review Claims

on August 18, 2015 by

Exposure to violent video games was a ‘risk factor’ for increased aggression


2015 Sees Sharp Rise In Post-Christian Population

on August 17, 2015 by

America More Post-Christian Than Two Years Ago


Study: Want ‘Sustained Happiness’? Get Religion

on August 17, 2015 by

Joining a religious group could do more for someone’s “sustained happiness” than other forms of social participation

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FOMO Is Making Teens Terrible Drivers

on August 16, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt


E-Cigarettes A Helpful Infographic

on August 13, 2015 by

We need to be familiarizing ourselves with e-cigs, the health risks, and even the ways they are being marketed

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The Hidden Consequences of Porn

on August 12, 2015 by

Research shows again and again the detrimental effects of porn on various aspects of people’s lives


What Is Happening In The Brain Of My Teenage Children?

on August 12, 2015 by

Unlocking the mystery of the teenage brain

UGLY SELFIES the youth culture report

What You Don’t Know About Teens

on August 12, 2015 by

Jonathan McKee

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The 30 Least Religious Cities In America

on August 11, 2015 by

Here are the least religious cities in America, by their “unaffiliated” percentages

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What It Takes To Lead The Next Generation

on August 10, 2015 by

Developing a discipleship strategy from cradle to graduation—a NextGen pastor

Unemployment Forces Spanish Youth To Live At Home

More Millennials Living With Family Despite Improved Job Market

on August 9, 2015 by

18- to 34-year-olds are less likely to be living independently of their families and establishing their own households