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Five Teen Trends for 2014 And Beyond

Teens are the gatekeepers of cool, always willing to try new things and setting the standard for what’s hot and what’s not. They are early adopters and an important barometer for brands.

Teens' Social Media Can Hurt College Chances

Colleges are increasingly searching for applicants' names on the Internet as part of their review, according to new research from Kaplan Test Prep.

Study: Parents Clueless About Tech's Dangers to Teen Hearing

Hearing loss is up among teens, but Mom and Dad aren't sounding alarms.

What's Hot? 11/22/13

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

Snapchat Soars! Sends 400 Million Pictures Everyday

Snapchat now shares 400 million snaps each day, according to its CEO Evan Spiegel. The amount surpasses the photo-sharing activity on both Instagram and Facebook.

Youth Football Participation Drops

According to a new report, Pop Warner football, which is the United States’ largest football program for young people, saw an almost 10 percent drop in participation from 2010 to 2012.

Oxford Dictionary's 2013 Word of the Year: Selfie

In what was described as an unusually unanimous decision, “selfie” has been chosen as word of the year by the publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Study: Teens More Likely to Make Friends with Peers in Classes

What's the best predictor of who a teenager will become friends with? According to a new study, it's the classes he or she takes.

Technology in the Bedroom Disrupts Teens' Sleep

Televisions, computers, gaming consoles and mobile phones in children’s bedrooms can cause anxiety and sleep loss, according to a new study published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Bullies More Likely to Engage in Risky Sex

Poor coping strategies might apply in both cases, according to a new study.

What's Hot? 11/15/13

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

Teen Athletes at Increased Risk for Medication Misuse

Teen athletes are at increased risk of sports-related injuries are also at heightened risk for medication misuse and abuse, especially for boys, finds a recent study.

Surveys Show Teens Failing at Financial Literacy

Personal finance and business education teachers five of the most gaping holes in teens' money knowledge.

Teens May Have Less Impulse Control When Faced With Danger

Teens react more impulsively to danger than children or adults, which might explain why they're more likely to be involved in crimes, according to a new study.

Teens with Late Bedtimes Have Lower Grades

A new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health provides further evidence for a growing body of research that supports a movement to delay school start times for adolescents.

Study Supports Need for More Control Over Prescription Pain-Relievers for Teens

According to a new study, teens who are prescribed pain relievers, such as Vicodin and OxyContin, are at "notable risk" for abusing opioid drugs.

What's Hot? 11/08/13

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

Role Modeling: Moms' Relationships Influences Teens' Relationships

A new study suggests that mothers' friendships with other adults can impact their adolescent children's relationships with their own friends, particularly the negative aspects of these relationships such as conflict and antagonism.

More Grandparents Caring for Kids

New study says as families become more complicated, more grandparents are providing care for their grandchildren.

Obesity Might Trigger Early Puberty in Girls

The age at which puberty starts in some girls has continued to drop, finds the latest study to suggest obesity may be a key trigger.

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