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Jim Liebelt

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Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
Television Audience Is Getting Older

According to new findings by Michael Nathanson of Moffett Nathanson Research, the age of the average television viewer is getting older.

What's Hot? 09/12/14

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

Teens Who Smoke Marijuana Daily Face Increased Risks

Teenagers who smoke marijuana daily face increased risks of not graduating from high school or college, and are seven times more likely to commit suicide than kids who do not smoke pot.

Only One in Three Millennials Have A Credit Card

Almost two-thirds (63%) of millennial consumers ages 18 to 29 say they do not have a credit card, according to a study released by Bankrate.com. Their preferred method for making purchases is via debit card.

Study Finds College Students Addicted to Cell Phones

A new study out of Baylor University has found that using cell phones is a more time consuming for college students than any other activity, including sleeping.

Alcohol Causes More Problems Than Marijuana for High School Students

Teen marijuana users report fewer drug-induced problems than teen alcohol users, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

What's Hot? 09/05/14

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

Regular Family Meals May Defuse Impact of Cyberbullying

A new study suggests that having regular family meals may help protect teens from the harmful mental health effects of cyberbullying.

Blue Light From Electronics Disturbs Teen Sleep

Blue light emitted from electronic devices makes it harder to sleep, especially for sleep-deprived teenagers who are more vulnerable to the effects of light than adults.

Teens Favor Tech Over Clothes

A growing number of teens consider texting on a dated smartphone worse than wearing last season's clothes.

Doctors Urge Later School Starts for Teens

The American Academy of Pediatrics says there’s strong scientific evidence to support later school start times for middle and high schoolers.

What's Hot? 08/29/14

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

Screen Time Makes Tweens Clueless on Reading Social Cues

A new study finds that tweens who spend unlimited time interacting with electronic devices found it more difficult to understand emotions and verbal cues than peers who had no screen time and were only exposed to face to face interactions with others.

Teens Love E-Cigs

According to the CDC, teens love e-cigarettes and are trying them at a rapidly increasingly rate.

Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2018

Born in 1996, the college class of 2018 have always had The Daily Show to set them straight, and have always been able to secure immediate approval and endorsement for the ideas through likes on their Facebook page.

Teens Who Skimp on Sleep Face Later Obesity Risk

Teens who skimp on sleep could be setting themselves up for obesity just a few years later, a new study suggests.

What's Hot? 08/22/14

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

Brain Imaging Shows Differences in Risk Taking Teens

New research found that connections between certain brain regions are amplified in teens more prone to risk.

Physically Neglected Boys Are More Likely To Become Violent Adolescents

Boys, who are physically neglected by their parents during childhood, face a heightened risk of turning into violent adolescents, according to a Penn State study.

Cost of Raising a Child Born in 2013 Nears $250K

A middle-income family with a child born in 2013 can expect to spend about $245,340 to raise the child to age 18.

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