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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.
What's Hot? 03/14/14

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

Millennials Consume Content Every Waking Hour

According to a January 2014 survey of 839 millennials, they spend 18 hours per day consuming media.

Smartphone Use in Restaurants Leads to Distracted Parenting

Study finds many parents focused on their devices instead of their children.

How Much Data is Generated Every Minute? [Infographic]

In every minute of every day, loads of data are being generated. Just how much, you ask?

Bullying Linked to Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents

Children and teens who are bullied may be more likely to think about or attempt suicide, a new study from the Netherlands suggests.

Teens Likely to Get Opioid Rx for Headaches

Nearly half of teens who visit a doctor complaining of headache pain walk away with a prescription for a narcotic painkiller, researchers found.

Teens Who Try E-Cigarettes Are More Likely to Try Tobacco Too

While electronic cigarettes may be marketed as alternatives that will keep teenagers away from tobacco, a study suggests that may not be the case.

What's Hot? 03/07/14

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

Over Half of Millennials Have Shared a ‘Selfie’

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 55% of Millennials have posted a “selfie” on a social media site.

Judge Rules Against Teen Who Sued Parents for Financial Support

A New Jersey honor student suing her parents had her motions for financial support, including high school tuition payment, denied by a judge who said it would set a bad precedent by setting limits on parenting.

Smoking Tied to Changes in the Structure of Teen Brains

Young smokers who have smoked more cigarettes have clear differences in their brains compared to lighter smokers, according to a new study.

Study: Bedroom TVs Predicted Youth Weight Gain

A new study finds teenagers with bedroom TVs had higher BMIs after four years.

What's Hot? 02/28/14

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

Marijuana Legalization May Lead to More Teen Users

A new study finds that about 10 percent of high school students who would otherwise be at a low risk for smoking pot say they would use marijuana if it was legal.

Frequent Cell Phone Use Linked to Troubles in College Students

A new study finds that college students with high frequency cell phone use tended to have lower GPA, higher anxiety, and lower satisfaction with life (happiness) relative to their peers who used the cell phone less often.

Women Dominate Mobile Gaming (Really!)

New research conducted by mobile game recommendation engine PlayPhone finds that 68% of mobile gamers are women.

Frequent School Moves May Harm Kids’ Mental Health

Preteens who changed schools frequently when they were children are at increased risk of developing psychotic symptoms, a new study suggests.

What's Hot? 02/21/14

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

Study: Bickering Parents Linked to Kids’ Brain Impairment

The odd argument in front of your children may not seem like a big deal, but new research suggests it could have an effect in later life.

Millennials Put Their Stamp on the American Dream

In a new poll, Millennials say they value job mobility, flexible schedules, and the ability to travel and be with friends.

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