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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.
Memorial Day Kicks Off 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

Memorial Day may have marked the unofficial start of summer, but it also kicked off the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. Given that texting is the communication mode du jour for high schoolers, that extra time on the road often translates into more texting while driving.

Number of Employed High School Students Hits 20-Year Low

The American job market is no place for students as the number of employed high schoolers has hit its lowest level in more than 20 years, according to new figures from the National Center for Education Statistics.

What's Hot? 5/25/12

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

Teens Watch 50% of Television Time in Their Bedrooms

According to the The Nielsen Company, teenagers spend 47 percent of their total TV viewing in their bedrooms versus 48 percent in family rooms.

Teen Risky Sexual Behavior Linked to Watching Internet Porn

A new study has found a strong correlation between teenage consumers of online porn and risky sexual behaviors.

YouTube Turns Seven - Users Upload 72 Hours of Video Every Minute

YouTube has seen its video uploads grow 50 percent over the last year: Users are now uploading 72 hours of video every minute, compared to 48 hours just a year ago.

Youth Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes Soaring

According to a new study, diabetes and pre-diabetes rates are soaring among the nation's teens, jumping from 9 percent of the adolescent population in 2000 to 23 percent in 2008.

Teens at High Risk in Car Surfing

Teens are at high risk when participating in car surfing, a thrill-seeking activity in which people ride on the exterior of a vehicle while it's being driven by another person.

International Study Finds Strong Families Make Successful Children

Strong families are the key to producing well adjusted and successful youngsters and the welfare state has little or no bearing on how children turn out, an international research project has found.

What's Hot? 5/18/12

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

Kids Most Likely to Start Abusing Painkillers at 16

Among U.S. adolescents, misuse of prescription painkillers peaks at age 16, earlier than thought, a new large survey analysis reveals.

Watching TV Affects Kids' Eating Habits Beyond Screen Time

Watching TV affects what kids eat even when they are not glued to it, according to a new study.

Social Media is Brain Candy

In a new study, researchers have found that disclosing information about oneself on social media activates pleasure sensations in the brain.

What's Hot? 5/11/12

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

Teen Passengers Up Risk for Fatal Accidents for Novice Drivers

A new study by AAA finds teens who drive with friends in the car are at significantly greater risk for fatal accidents.

Teen Sex: Most Girls Don't

The majority of girls in the United States do not have sex before the age of 19, a change from earlier years, a new report shows.

Most Parents Paying to Help Young Adults

A new study finds that more than 60% of today's young adults have received financial help from their parents.

Top 10 Cars for Teens

Insurer USAA has published a list of the top 10 cars for teens.

40% of Teens Video Chat With Friends

More teens are using video chats to interact and communicate with friends, thanks in part to the adoption growth of apps such as Skype, Googletalk and iChat, according to a new study.

What's Hot? 5/4/12

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

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