SNAPCHAT’S New Low….SNAPCASH
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The creators of Snapchat are making digital prostitution for students an easy option with the addition of Snapcash

What’s Hot?
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on November 22, 2014
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A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Giving Tuesday
in Slider, Youth
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on November 22, 2014
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We are not just reporting the news, but we are making good news…

A Window Into Today’s Teens
in Slider, Youth
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on November 22, 2014
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Over two in three (69%) prefer to interact with friends in person over connecting online, with only 15% preferring online

Infographic: How Many Minutes Do Girls Spend On Beauty Care
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on November 21, 2014
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After all those minutes spent per year, 78% of woman still are dissatisfied with themselves

What Parents Need To Know About Their Teen And Sexting
in Post 4, Youth
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on November 21, 2014
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Austin McCann

Music,Kids, And Sexuality. . .Thoughts Prompted By “The Voice”
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 21, 2014
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By Walt Mueller

Jonathan McKee's TV Interview About Sex
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 21, 2014
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SEX…. “We need to talk with our kids about this regularly!”

Disney Princesses: A Little Girl’s Icons
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on November 21, 2014
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They are about what we cannot be. They are intended to create a lack in us, to show us that we don’t live up to the icon

SNAPCHAT’S New Low….SNAPCASH
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New low in targeting teen girls. The creators of Snapchat are making digital prostitution for students an easy option with the addition of Snapcash

Teenage Girls Self-Esteem Plunges
in Post 5, Trends Studies
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on November 21, 2014
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How pressures of online life undermine teenage girls’ self-esteem

What You Should Tell Your Teen (and yourself) About Kim Kardashian
in Post 4, Youth
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on November 21, 2014
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Annie F Downs

SNAPCHAT'S New Low....SNAPCASH
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Snapchat has come to a new low in targeting teen girls. The creators of Snapchat are making digital prostitution for students an easy option with the addition of Snapcash.

 

As you know with Snapchat one can take a picture, send it to a friend and after it is viewed, it disappears. The youth worker community has made statements against…

The Subtle Ways Today’s Culture Has Transformed Students
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 20, 2014
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Tim Elmore: I believe it’s time we found ways to combat these unintended consequences to our culture’s norms

Millennials Aren't As Self-Obsessed As You Think
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on November 20, 2014
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84% of millennials say that knowing they’re making a positive difference in the world is more important than any professional recognition

Billy Graham: Raising Children In a Godless Age... (1955)
in Post 5, Youth
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on November 20, 2014
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How to solve 90 percent of the problems you have with your children in today’s culture

Millennials And The Good Book
in Post 5, Trends Studies
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on November 20, 2014
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62 percent of non-Christian Millennials have never even read the Bible

California High School Closed For Second Day Over Yik Yak Threats
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on November 20, 2014
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“If you go to Costa you should watch out very closely at school today.”

Chances Are, Your Teen Has Sexted
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on November 19, 2014
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If you think “my teen would never sext,” you might be mistaken.

WHAT I WISH I COULD TELL MY YOUNGER SELF ABOUT PASTORING
in Slider, Youth
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on November 19, 2014
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I hope it helps you see a Savior who redeems our misses, so that even slow guys like me can “gladly spend and be spent

Flashback: Leadership
in Slider, Youth
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on November 19, 2014
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Three Crucial Priorities for Shepherd Leaders

Seven Ways To Deal With CAVE Dwellers In Your Church
in Slider, Youth
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on November 19, 2014
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Critics and naysayers are in every church. They are CAVE (Consistently Against Virtually Everything) Dwellers

Are Teens Too Dependent On Youth Pastors?
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 18, 2014
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Would they think the faith of my teens was too dependent on mine?

How To Build Positive Relationships With Teens Today
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 18, 2014
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Tips from Teens

3 Keys To A Successful Relationship With Your Pastor
in Post, Youth
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on November 18, 2014
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Never assume you are always right and everyone else is wrong. Unless you are Jesus of course

Grade-School Bullying Takes A Toll On The Adolescent Brain
in Post 4, Trends Studies
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on November 18, 2014
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“Before , your bullies at school stayed at school,” “Now, through social media, they follow you everywhere,”

‘Tweens’ Most Likely To Misuse Over-The-Counter Meds
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on November 18, 2014
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“I think many parents have a mindset that prescription drugs are much more dangerous than over-the-counter drugs, because they can be purchased whenever they want

Hazards Of Secondhand Marijuana Smoke
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on November 18, 2014
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“Tobacco smoke and marijuana smoke both contain thousands of chemicals, many of which are toxic,”

People Trust Social Media Less Than Any Other Form Of Communication
in Media Entertainment, Slider
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on November 18, 2014
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And here’s why we still use them anyway

“Noble Failure.”
in Post 4, Youth
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on November 17, 2014
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Marko

The Way To Matter
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 17, 2014
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Care for those in need around you

Ministry That Launches
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 17, 2014
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Our goal..of creating Christian adults and not youth group junkies then we can have no other end goal

Curating Ourselves To Death. . .
in Post, Youth
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on November 17, 2014
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Yesterday, I spoke to youth workers about how social media has fostered this culture of curation. . . we carefully curate ourselves

Teacher Laid Out During Encounter With Student at Bartram High School
in Education, Post 4
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on November 17, 2014
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This is the third attack on a teacher at the school in less than a month

5 Goals You Should Set In Student Ministry
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 17, 2014
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As you consider setting these goals, here are some cautions for you

Teen Busted
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on November 17, 2014
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Worried Mom Locates Missing Son by Tracking His iPhone — She Wasn’t Thrilled About Where She Found Him

What Should A Senior Pastor Say At A Youth Retreat?
in Post, Youth
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on November 17, 2014
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Here was a chance to build a bridge to their hearts and help them hear words of faith from someone who had lived longer than any of their parents

2014 Hollywood Film Awards
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on November 17, 2014
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‘Gone Girl’ and ‘The Imitation Game’ Take Top Prizes

Flashback: ‘Social Host’ Laws May Help Curb Teen Drinking
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on November 17, 2014
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Researchers found the number of teens who reported drinking at parties on weekends was reduced when they lived in towns with strong social host laws

Controversial New Jersey Red Sticker Law Reduced Road Accidents
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on November 17, 2014
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“Teen Driver” License Plate Stickers in NJ Linked to 3,200 Fewer Teen Car Crashes

Teens Playing Through Pain
in Education, Slider
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on November 17, 2014
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A recent study shows that many young athletes ignore sport injuries

`White Students` Requirements?
in Education, Post 5
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on November 16, 2014
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Parent Angered by School`s Letter Saying `White Students` Didn`t Meet Requirements

Mistreating Black Americans
in Media Entertainment, Post 5
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on November 16, 2014
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Unemployment Rate Black (Ages 16-24): 22.0%

Giving Up: 40% Women, 28% Men, 39% Youth Don't Want A Job
in Post 5, Trends Studies
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on November 15, 2014
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Pew said that 39 percent of 16- to 24-year-olds don’t want to work, up from 29 percent in 2000

Fast Food Targeting Black Kids In US
in Media Entertainment, Post 5
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on November 15, 2014
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Researchers looked at 6,716 fast-food outlets nationwide to check the extent of indoor and outdoor marketing aimed at youngsters

University Funded Sex ed Field Trip
in Education, Post 5
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on November 15, 2014
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University funded organization takes students on field trip to Planned Parenthood, sex club

Flashback: Percentage Of Americans On Welfare Hits Recorded High
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on November 14, 2014
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40% or more of American babies were born to unmarried mothers

Can Graffiti Be Copyrighted?
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on November 14, 2014
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Affiliation with artists…is highly sought-after by retail brands for the cultural cachet and access to the profitable youth demographic that it offers

Teen Smoking Declining, E-Cig Use Rising
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on November 14, 2014
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“What we traditionally see is people aren’t quitting smoking, they’re just switching from traditional cigarettes. They’re still addicted to nicotine,”

Video Released Of Brutal Beating After Teens Crash Party
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on November 14, 2014
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Four adults and two juveniles accused of crashing a birthday party and brutally beating one of the guests…

Saving Christmas
in Media Entertainment, Slider
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on November 14, 2014
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Movie Review

Deceiving American Families
in Media Entertainment, Post 4
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on November 13, 2014
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ObamaCare Architect “American Voters Are Too Stupid To Understand The Difference”

Secret Lives Of Teens: Translating Digital Lingo
in Post 3, Trends Studies
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on November 13, 2014
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Teens explain all the terms they use to keep things hidden from parents

Secret Lives of Teens: Selfie Generation
in Post 2, Trends Studies
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on November 13, 2014
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They crave positive feedback to help them see how their identity fits into their world

Secret Second Lives: The Dark Side Of Teens Online
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on November 13, 2014
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More than 95 percent of teens are online. On average they’re online nearly 11 hours every day, a Kaiser Family Foundation study found

Molly And The Dangerous, Potentially Deadly Effects
in Post 5, Trends Studies
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on November 13, 2014
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Secret lives of teens

A Closer Look At Teen Addiction
in Post 5, Trends Studies
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on November 13, 2014
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In 2012, an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 or older, had used an illicit drug or abused a psycho-therapeutic medication in the past month

Maryland School District To Strip References To Religious Holidays On School Calendars
in Education, Post 5
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on November 13, 2014
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Future school calendars will now list the students’ Christmas vacation as “winter break”, the Easter vacation as “spring break.”

HBO CONCERT SHOCK: 'HAPPY MOTHERF***ING VETERAN'S DAY'...
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on November 12, 2014
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Eminem Drops More Than a Dozen F-Bombs on National Mall During ‘Concert for Valor’

More Teens Than Ever Dealing With Online Bullying
in Post, Trends Studies
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on November 12, 2014
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33% of teenagers say they deal with feeling alone and bullying, but only seven percent of parents say they’re worried about cyberbullying

YS Group Texting [Review]
in Post 4, Youth
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on November 12, 2014
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The best thing about using a texting program is that people actually will see the message

Millennials Are Leaving The Church....Do Something About It
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on November 12, 2014
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Barna Labs

"14 Year Old's Cyber-Bullying Invention"
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on November 12, 2014
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Teens are impulsive and, because of their brain structure, more likely to post hurtful messages without pausing to think about the consequences….”

The Shrinking Influence Of Youth Workers
in Post 5, Youth
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on November 12, 2014
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Many youth workers seem to feel their ability to influence teenagers may be lessening

Dangerous Dating
in Post 5, Youth
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on November 12, 2014
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When Did Dating Become a Full Contact Sport?

Condoms Not Effective Against HPV Or Herpes
in Media Entertainment, Post 5
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on November 12, 2014
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EXPERT ADVICE From Dr. Ricki Pollycove

"Anything That Connects: A Conversation with Taylor Swift"
in Media Entertainment, Post 3
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on November 11, 2014
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shake it off…

How To Get Started In Youth Ministry
in Post 4, Youth
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on November 11, 2014
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some advice to those looking to get started in youth ministry, and invites other youth workers to chime in as well

5 Ways To Lead Well During The Holidays
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 11, 2014
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by Greg Baird

Nicki Minaj's New Video Slammed By Fans, Anti-Defamation League For Nazi Symbolism
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on November 11, 2014
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This imagery is deeply disturbing and offensive to Jews and all those who recall the sacrifices Americans and many others had to pay as a result of the Nazi juggernaut

Gretchens Take When Will Epidemic Of Fatherless Homes End
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on November 11, 2014
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More than 24 million families with single mothers in US

The State Of Marriage In America
in Post 5, Trends Studies
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on November 11, 2014
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Fewer Americans getting married, study says

School Tells Kids: Stop Praying To Jesus, Singing Amazing Grace
in Education, Post 5
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on November 11, 2014
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“He was told that he could no longer pray with his fellow students during free time because of the separation of church and state,”

Atheist Scientist Claims Religion Will Be Gone In A Generation
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on November 10, 2014
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So if we can plant the seeds of doubt in our children, religion will go away in a generation, or at least largely go away

10 Very Possible Reasons Your Church Isn't Growing
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 10, 2014
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Carey Nieuwhof

10 Things I Would Tell You As A First Time Visitor To Your Church
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 10, 2014
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Greg Stier

Top 15: Program vs. Ministry
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 10, 2014
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Police ID Michael Brown's Mother As Alleged Robbery Attacker
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on November 10, 2014
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“a large group of about 20-30 subjects ‘jumped out of vehicles and rushed them.’”

MINNEAPOLIS SCHOOL DISTRICT NOW NEEDS 'PERMISSION' TO SUSPEND ANY BLACK, HISPANIC STUDENT
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on November 10, 2014
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The MPS has been stung by reports that students of color are 10 times more likely to receive a suspension than white students

Malaysia's Sharia Law Costs Non-Muslims Their Kids
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on November 10, 2014
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A Muslim with a non-Muslim spouse who seeks custody from the Shariah court is almost certain to win because the spouse has no standing

Texas Dr. Offers The Home Invaders Who Robbed Him A Free College Education
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on November 10, 2014
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This is pointing at society and trying to say, ‘listen, we need to get this element out’ and what’s the best way? Education

Mexican Attorney General: 43 Students Were Executed And Bodies Burned
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on November 10, 2014
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Under the orders of the Mayor Jose Luis Abarca the cops kidnapped the students and then turned them over to hitmen from the drug cartel

Sexualized Body Image Has Negative Affect on Young Adolescent Girls
in Media Entertainment, Post 5
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on November 9, 2014
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Middle-school girls who value sex appeal differ from their peers in troubling ways

As Pot Use Rises, Teens’ Grades May Fall
in Education, Post 5
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on November 9, 2014
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Jim Liebelt

Flashback: Parents' Perception Of Teens' Experiences Are Related To Mental Health
in Slider, Trends Studies
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on November 9, 2014
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Adolescents whose parents better understand their daily experiences have better psychological adjustment

The Summit
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on November 8, 2014
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The Summit Nov 7-8 Nashville

Q&A With The Teen Who Took the Photo Of ‘Alex From Target’
in Media Entertainment, Slider
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on November 8, 2014
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This shows you how fast something can go viral. It’s, like, scary. It really is. Because if you say one wrong thing your life could be over, basically.

Three Lies And A Truth (About Making Disciples)
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on November 8, 2014
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Leneita Fix

Parents: Partners or Enemies?
in Post 5, Youth
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on November 8, 2014
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Jen Bradbury

Six Lessons From A 17-Year-Old Nobel Prize Winner
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 8, 2014
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Observing her life and words, some specific lessons surface for all kids everywhere

You Can’t Know Everything But It’s Crucial That You Know This
in Post 2, Youth
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on November 8, 2014
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Something so important that it will help you with every situation you come across

How To Effectively Ruin Your Teenager's Life
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on November 8, 2014
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If you find yourself agreeing to things or relaxing the rules to avoid an argument, you run the risk of your child getting into serious trouble

El Salvador: Final Update of V2H Ministry
in Post, Youth
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on November 7, 2014
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The other side of The Youth Culture Report

Keira Knightley Posed Topless To Protest Photo Retouching
in Media Entertainment, Post 2
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on November 7, 2014
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I think women’s bodies are a battleground and photoraphy is partly to blame…

18-Year-Old Freshman Elected To W.Va. House Of Delegates
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on November 7, 2014
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Becomes Youngest State Lawmaker In US

Teen Girl Accused Of Plotting Columbine-Style Attack At Radnor High
in Education, Post 4
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on November 7, 2014
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“The rumor was this was going to happen at the pep rally.”

The Summit Nov 7-8 Nashville
in Slider, Youth
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on November 7, 2014
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Summit is intentionally designed to stir your youth ministry imagination and assist you in discerning God’s leading

Pot Proponents Look To California After Victories
in Media Entertainment, Post
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on November 6, 2014
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Waiting until the presidential election year in 2016, with its anticipated bumper crop of younger voters

Youth Culture And The New Relevance
in Post 3, Youth
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on November 6, 2014
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Relevance is knowing what those you are ministering to need most…an orthodoxy that has withstood the centuries