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Teen Drug Use Down Slightly

The 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health showed slight reductions in teen drug, alcohol, and tobacco use.

The Web Blasts Past One Billion Websites

In recent weeks, the web has blasted through the one billion total websites barrier.

What's Hot? 09/19/14

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

Destiny Sales Fall Short of the Hype

Destiny, the highly anticipated new sci-fi shoot-em-up video game has not lived up to sales projections in its first week of release.

Focus On Dangers of Caffeine Powder Is Increasing

Government officials are raising concerns about the dangers associated with use of powdered pure caffeine. The product is currently unregulated and is often purchased in bulk on the Internet.

Gameplay Broadcasting May Be the New Big Thing in Streaming Entertainment

Amazon believes video gameplay broadcasting may be a huge player in the streaming entertainment industry, as evidenced by their recent purchase of Twitch for $970 million.

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.

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