SEND NUDES
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There’s No Subtlety in These Sexy Requests

Millennials Lack Basic Survival Skills
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on January 17, 2017
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Increased reliance on technology might be to blame for the lack of knowledge, the results suggest

Dating apps Fuelling Rise In Casual Sex
in Media Entertainment, Slider
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on January 17, 2017
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they r isolated @ home n use the apps 2 arrange sexual encounters 2 fill the void of intimacy that their lack of social interactions created

La La Land
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on January 16, 2017
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La La Land features just enough content to merit its PG-13 rating and to remind us that we’re living in the 21st century

Where Is Music Headed In 2017?
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on January 16, 2017
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Adele had the top-selling album in the U.S. for the second year running

Pierce Students Say new All-gender Restrooms Not Good Enough
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on January 16, 2017
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Both were originally “family restrooms” that have since been redesignated

Book: American Girls
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on January 15, 2017
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Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers

Book: Beyond Texting
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on January 15, 2017
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The Fine Art of Face-to-Face Communication for Teenagers

Book: Untangled
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on January 15, 2017
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Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood

Millennials May Need To Double How Much They Save For Retirement
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on January 14, 2017
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If investment returns over the next couple of decades fall, as some experts suggest, millennials will need to save more — perhaps twice as much as they have been saving — to provide for their retirement years

Cost Of Raising A Child In The U.S. Rises To $233K
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on January 14, 2017
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The estimated average costs of raising a child born in 2015 through age 17 has risen to $233,610, a 3-percent increase from 2014

What’s Hot?
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on January 14, 2017
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Cultivating A Meaningful Partnership With A Local School
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on January 14, 2017
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Download your free “Get Started Guide: 12 Steps to Thriving School Partnerships” today

Flashback: Helping Students Push-Back On Technology
in Post 4, Youth
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on January 13, 2017
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Walt Mueller

Flashback: Instilling Social Media Sense
in Post 4, Youth
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on January 13, 2017
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Walt Mueller

Helping Parents Reclaim Beauty
in Post 2, Youth
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on January 13, 2017
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I never knew how scary the world could be until I became a parent

When Young Girls Want To Dress Like A Seductive Pop Star
in Post 2, Youth
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on January 13, 2017
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What to say to girls trying to dress or dance in grown-up ways that they don’t understand

Girl, 12, Livestreams Her Own Suicide
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on January 13, 2017
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“I have a stepfather but he tried to rape me,” she said. “And he said I should go hang myself because I was worthless. I was a worthless whore.”

We Have To Talk About Porn
in Post, Youth
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on January 12, 2017
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…it means that a child or teen being exposed to pornography is no longer a matter of “if” but a matter of “when.”

3 Surprising Benefits To Parent Relationships
in Post 2, Youth
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on January 12, 2017
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I have never heard of a growing ministry that did not focus on building relationships. It is easy to neglect the vital relationship between you and the parents of your students

Who Are Generation Z?
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on January 12, 2017
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Gender fluid, hyper-stressed, politically engaged, connected but lonely: what do we know about modern teens?

'Clock Boy' Loses In Court
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on January 11, 2017
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Father’s Defamation Lawsuit Dismissed…

Book: Glow Kids
in Media Entertainment, Post 5
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on January 11, 2017
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How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids-and How to Break the Trance

Are Teens Replacing Drugs With Social Media?
in Post, Trends Studies
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on January 11, 2017
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Fewer teenagers are using drugs and alcohol than ever before, but extreme screen time usage may be their preferred vice

Questioning Internet Addiction
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on January 11, 2017
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A Guide…

High Cost Of Education Limits Career Choices
in Education, Post
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on January 10, 2017
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Millennials report the decisions they have made about student loans was greatly affected by the socio-economic status of their parents who were hit hard during the recession. The post-recession legacy is impacting their career options.

Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana Impacts Teen Drug Perception And Use
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Marijuana use increased and the drug’s perceived harmfulness decreased among eighth- and 10th-graders in Washington after marijuana was legalized for recreational use by adults

Smartphones, Tablets And Weight Gain In Teens
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on January 10, 2017
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Teens who used screen devices for five or more hours daily were twice as likely to drink more sugary beverages and engage in too little physical activity, a new study suggests

Family Ministry: Saving Kids—And Taxpayer Money
in Post 4, Youth
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on January 9, 2017
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“Mother Teresa said the problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small,”

6 Alarming Findings In House Panel’s Planned Parenthood Probe
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on January 9, 2017
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Planned Parenthood affiliates profited by transferring parts of aborted babies to outside organizations in violation of the law

Golden Globes 2017: Full List Of Winners
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on January 9, 2017
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Here’s the full list of winners, in the order in which they were presented

Overdose Fatalities From Opioids Hit New Peaks
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on January 8, 2017
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Fentanyl remains chief culprit in early 2016 data in several cities, states

Choose To Live Free, Rather Than To Live Perfectly
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on January 8, 2017
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Perfectionism leads to two common problems: anxiety and procrastination

Moms Play Vital Role In Rehabilitating Teen Offenders
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on January 8, 2017
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Teens who face the juvenile justice system for the first time are more likely to re-offend if their mothers don’t participate in their legal process

The Growing Teen Epidemic: Stress
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on January 7, 2017
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On average, teens reported their stress level was 5.8 on 10-point scale, compared with 5.1 for adults

Teens Whose Parents Let Them Try Alcohol As Kids More Likely...
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on January 7, 2017
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More likely… to drink, but less likely to binge

Worried About Screen Time?
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on January 7, 2017
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Don’t Let Kids Go It Alone

Family Dinners And Their Impact Teen Substance Use
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on January 7, 2017
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Insights family engagement expert

Just One Hour A Day On Social Media Makes Teens Miserable
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on January 7, 2017
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Social media sites help us stay connected, but for younger teens, the cost of online connectivity can be steep

Students Too Busy For Youth Ministry?
in Post, Youth
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on January 6, 2017
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by Steve Kozak

Flashback: Why Doubt Needs To Have A place In Your Youth Ministry
in Post 2, Youth
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on January 6, 2017
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Doubt does not squelch faith; silence does

Young People Are Leaving The Church....Is Doubts One Of The Reasons
in Post 3, Youth
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on January 6, 2017
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And new research tells us how to turn it around

Dating In The Digital Culture
in Post, Youth
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on January 5, 2017
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In this device-driven culture, students are often tempted to pre-judge the character of a person before having really spent any significant time interacting with that person

The Drawbacks Of Constant Connectivity...Values
in Post 2, Youth
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on January 5, 2017
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Do you ever think about the ramifications of “constant connectivity” with our devices?
Do your kids?

FREE Parenting eBook For Helping Teens Answer Tough Questions
in Post 4, Youth
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on January 5, 2017
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Download, “Issues and Answers,” by Roland Boyce

Book: Screens and Teens
in Post, Youth
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on January 4, 2017
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Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World

Pornography And The Brain...Values
in Post 2, Youth
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on January 4, 2017
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Wired For Intimacy. How Pornography Hijacks The Male Brain

Religion Shown To Steer Adolescents Away From Pornography...Values
in Post 3, Youth
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on January 4, 2017
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Examines the pornography viewing habits of adolescents and observes the way in which religious attendance significantly tempers such actions

Leading Teens Toward The Older Generation
in Post, Youth
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on January 3, 2017
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Leneita Fix

Flashback: 7 Ways To Use Evernote In Youth Ministry
in Post 2, Youth
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on January 3, 2017
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Evernote is a great program to organize thoughts, meetings, agendas, sermons and even an entire youth ministry program

Flashback: 5 Ways To Prevent Youth Ministry Burnout
in Post 4, Youth
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on January 3, 2017
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by Greg Stier

Army Warns Of New Threat: Energy Drinks
in Post, Trends Studies
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on January 2, 2017
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…more likely to report sleep disruption related to stress and illness and were more likely to fall asleep during briefings or on guard duty

Young Adults Living With Their Parents Hits a 75-Year-High
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on January 2, 2017
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Trulia found that almost 40 percent of young adults lived with their parents, step-parents, grandparents and other relatives last year, the highest percentage since 1940

Flashback: Why Teen Girls May Wait Longer To Have Sex?
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on January 2, 2017
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Teen girls who reported higher-quality relationships with their mothers experienced a protective factor against early sexual initiation,

Teen Runaway Saved From Prostitution — By Uber Driver
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on January 1, 2017
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He got suspicious after the women, who cops say are pimps, started telling the scantily-clad teen what would happen when they got to their destination,

Pope Urges The Faithful To Help Youth Find Purpose
in Post 3, Youth
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on January 1, 2017
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Pope: Help young people find purpose in the world, in “a culture that idolizes youth” and yet has made no place for the young

Parents Put Your Phone Away: An Addict's Guide To Unplugging
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on January 1, 2017
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Why Do We Get Addicted?

How Youth Workers Can Earn Respect
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 31, 2016
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Part Two

Ways That Youth Workers Can Earn Respect
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 31, 2016
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Part one

How to Set and Achieve Personal Goals
in Post, Youth
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on December 31, 2016
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Goals give us something larger to work toward and a motivation for continuing to work

What’s The Next Step For Your Ministry?
in Post, Youth
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on December 30, 2016
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When has your ministry finally reached success?

HOW WE CREATED GENEROUS YOUTH
in Post 3, Youth
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on December 30, 2016
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What happened was that we ended up with, “Seasonal Givers,” which taught kids to give only during the holidays

3 Ways to Set Goals in Student Ministry
in Post 4, Youth
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on December 30, 2016
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Episode 53

Snapchat Flash Mob....
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on December 29, 2016
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4 Arrested After Snapchat-Planned Flash Mob Breaks Out At Philly Mall

Teen Charged With Triggering South Beach Shootout
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on December 29, 2016
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In the video, the zig-zagging bullets look like tracers during wartime. Remarkably, not a single person was struck

Mysterious Illness Tied To Marijuana Use On The Rise...
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on December 29, 2016
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In states with legal weed

Princess Leia...Carrie Fisher Dead:
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on December 28, 2016
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‘She’s like a superhero’

CONNECTING WITH PARENTS: LEVERAGING INFLUENCE
in Post, Youth
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on December 28, 2016
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PART 1 OF 3

CONNECTING WITH PARENTS: COMMUNICATION METHODS
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 28, 2016
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PART 2 OF 3

CONNECTING WITH PARENTS: THE LONG GAME
in Post 3, Youth
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on December 28, 2016
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PART 3 OF 3

1-Year Devo For Teenagers In 2017
in Post, Youth
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on December 28, 2016
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Foundations:A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Teens

George Michael: Secret Heroin Addiction
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on December 27, 2016
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Died alone

Fights, Disturbances Shut Down Malls Across U.S.
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on December 27, 2016
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Many involved calls of shots being fired and youths fighting

Hallucinogenic Plant Gains Foothold In USA...
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on December 27, 2016
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Powerful psychedelic brew from the Amazon to overcome addiction, depression or psychological trauma

We Have Been Told That We Are Bad Parents
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 26, 2016
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I think 2016 has been our most challenging year of parenting

Secular Hollywood Quietly Courts The Faithful
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on December 26, 2016
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NY Times

The Good News Behind Why Teens Don’t Need A Bible for Christmas
in Post, Youth
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on December 25, 2016
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Most practicing Protestant youth already own one—and they’re reading it, according to researchers

“Christmas, Girls, & Body Image”
in Post 3, Youth
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on December 25, 2016
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Leneita Fix

Merry Christmas: Expectancy
in Post 4, Youth
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on December 25, 2016
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God chose to use people that were unsuspecting

Marketing: 3 Ads To Deconstruct Christianly
in Post, Youth
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on December 24, 2016
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Walt Mueller.

Meet The Growing Young Heroes Every Church Loves And Needs
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 24, 2016
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At 103 years old and having been the first female physician in this city, Virginia has a lot of experiences to share

5 Steps To Creating Quality Staff Meetings
in Post 3, Youth
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on December 24, 2016
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People desire to be known, cared for, and invested in so I’ve put together 5 simple steps to creating quality staff meetings

Practice Tests Can Up Real Test Scores, Even Under Stress
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on December 23, 2016
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Students who take practice tests before the real test — a strategy known as retrieval practice tend to achieve higher scores, even under high-stakes pressure, according to a new study

Snapchat Streak Score Can Make or Break Teen Friendships
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on December 23, 2016
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Snapchat, that indicates how many consecutive days two users have sent snaps to each other. Snapstreaks are emerging as a way for teens to quantify their friendships

Teenage Weight Problems May Influence Midlife Mental Health
in Post 4, Youth
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on December 23, 2016
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Problems with weight during adolescence, coupled with social economic status and physical development, can also impact mental health during adulthood

Killer Teen Drugs
in Post, Trends Studies
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on December 22, 2016
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Inside the DEA: A chemist’s quest to identify mystery drugs

Bot Babies Meant to Scare Teens Out of Having Kids Aren't Working...
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on December 22, 2016
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2 out of 3 U.S. school districts buy infant simulators, but new research shows the automaton newborns simply don’t work

The No. 1 Songs of 2016
in Post 4, Youth
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on December 21, 2016
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What Impact Did They Make on Young Listeners?

Flashback: Building A Better Youth Ministry
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 21, 2016
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30 Ways in 30 Days by Trevor Hamaker

Oxford Dictionary: “Word Of The Year”
in Post, Trends Studies
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on December 21, 2016
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The definition is basically this: who cares what’s….

Public Schools Are Changing. Should Your Church?
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 20, 2016
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Four lessons for your children’s ministry and your adults

Book: Glow Kids
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on December 20, 2016
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How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids-and How to Break the Trance

THE DAY THAT DISABLED OUR YOUTH MINISTRY
in Post, Youth
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on December 19, 2016
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THOM SCHULTZ

Entrepreneurial Youth Ministry..
in Post 2, Youth
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on December 19, 2016
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Making grace salty and powerful

The key to surviving Christmas craziness
in Post 3, Youth
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on December 19, 2016
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Less, not more

Study Finds Sex-Ed Programs Don’t Reduce STIs, Teen Pregnancy, HIV
in Slider, Trends Studies
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on December 18, 2016
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A new peer-reviewed study of multiple “sexual and reproductive health” educational programs in several countries finds no evidence of improved health outcomes in any program studied

Fewer Teens Doing Drugs Than Ever Before
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on December 18, 2016
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American teenagers are the best behaved they’ve ever been — drinking and smoking less and doing fewer drugs than their predecessors in more than 40 years of tracking