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Teen Births Hit Historic Low in 2012 — Half of 1991 Birthrate

Teen births have continued to drop, reaching a historic low in 2012 and hitting half of what they were in 1991, according to a new a government report.

What's Hot? 9/6/13

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

Teen Behavior Influenced by Images of Friends Drinking, Smoking Online

A study from the University of Southern California (USC) claims teens are so impressionable that they can be influenced by what they see their friends doing online.

Teen Employment Hits Record Lows

For the fourth consecutive summer, teen employment has stayed anchored around record lows.

Parenting: Yelling at Teens Can Backfire

Study finds that harsh verbal discipline increases the risk teens will misbehave and exhibit symptoms of depression.

What's Hot? 8/30/13

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

The Future of Tattoos? Digital Graphic Implants to be Viewed on Smartphones

New technology allows for implanting a chip under the skin as a way to broadcast digital art viewable on smartphones.

Study Suggests Teens' Cognitive Performance Improves When They Walk to School

A new study suggests that a pupil's cognitive performance may be improved if they walk to school rather than be driven in, and girls are more likely to benefit from this than boys.

Study: Music Affects How Teens Drive

The kind of music teens listen to while behind the wheel affects how they drive, according to a new study.

What's Hot? 8/23/13

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

Many Teen Girls Use Tanning Beds

Messages about skin cancer don't seem to outweigh the desire for a "healthy glow."

California's Teen Driving Law Reduced Crashes by 68 Percent

An analysis of California’s teen-age graduated driver licensing law (GDL) implemented 15 years ago shows that it has been effective in reducing fatal and injury collisions for novice drivers.

Students Get Financial Aid at Highest Rate Since WWII

More college students are receiving loans, grants and other financial aid than at any time since the debut of the GI bill after World War II, new data show.

Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2017

Each August since 1998, Beloit College has released the Beloit College Mindset List. It provides a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall.

Professors Influence Students' Choice of Major

Undergraduates are significantly more likely to major in a field if they have an inspiring and caring faculty member in their introduction to the field. And they are equally likely to write off a field based on a single negative experience with a professor.

What's Hot? 8/16/13

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

Teens Quit Pot If Their Friends Are Smoke-Free

Whether teen marijuana users end up quitting the drug depends largely on who their friends are, a new study suggests.

Early Sex, Drugs More Common Among Teens With Half-Siblings

Teens who have half-siblings -- brothers or sisters with a different father -- are more likely to use drugs and have sex by age 15 than teens with only full siblings, according to a new study.

Risk of Adult Anxiety Seen in Children's Stomachaches

Children with chronic stomach pains are at high risk for anxiety disorders in adolescence and young adulthood, a new study has found, suggesting that parents may wish to have their children evaluated at some point for anxiety.

Some Depressed Adolescents at Higher Risk for Anxiety

Some adolescents who suffer with symptoms of depression also may be at risk for developing anxiety, according to a new study of children's mental health.

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