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Sharing Secrets Improves Teen Well-Being

Teens who share their secrets in confidence with parents and friends have fewer headaches and depressed moods and are more confident in social situations than others who keep secrets to themselves, according to a new study.

Teens Who Drink Excessively Face Increased Sex Risks

A new study finds that teens who drink alcohol to excess are much more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior.

Study: Teens and Energy Drinks Are a Bad Combo

A study published in the journal Pediatrics in Review says that the $5 billion energy drink industry markets directly to adolescents and that high caffeine consumption is associated with a variety of teen health issues — like insomnia, anxiety, elevated blood pressure, and digestive problems.

What's Hot? 2/1/13

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

Friends Play Key Role in Determining When Teens Take First Drink

Best friends might play the biggest role in influencing when teens have their first sip of alcohol, new research shows.

Television Ads May be Driving Kids to Drink

A new study finds that seventh-graders who are exposed to alcohol -- and who say they like the ads -- may experience more severe problems related to drinking alcohol later in their adolescence.

Teachers Flip for 'Flipped Learning' Class Model

A technology-driven teaching method known as "flipped learning" is catching on in schools across the nation as a younger, more tech-savvy generation of teachers is moving into classrooms.

Porn Infiltrating Vine Video-Sharing App

Pornography has quickly appeared on the newly-launched six-second video clip app Vine (associated with Twitter).

Adolescent Social Isolation Leads to Quicker Addiction

Researchers have found a link between adolescent social isolation and increased vulnerability to addiction to both alcohol and amphetamines.

What's Hot? 1/25/13

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

Mouse Study Links Teen Stress to Adult Mental Illness

New laboratory research on rodents suggests an elevated stress hormone in adolescence may be linked to severe mental illness in adulthood.

Millennials: Social Media Access is the New Currency at Work

Cisco interviewed college students and young professionals to see exactly what social media, mobile devices and the Internet mean to them and found a dramatic shift in workplace priorities. In short, social media access on the job is as important as salary for millennials.

Today's Young Adults Will Never Pay Off Credit Card Debt

A growing body of evidence suggests that today’s young adults are drowning in credit-card debt — and that many of them will take this debt to their graves.

What's Hot? 1/18/13

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

Exercise Has Positive Effect on Teens' Self-Esteem, Mental Health

A study published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science finds that exercise has positive effects that go far beyond physical changes in teens, as it does with people of all ages.

Even Amicable Divorces Result in Less Religious Kids

Kids raised in happy, intact marriages are twice as likely to worship later in life than children whose parents divorce amicably.

Infographic: The Family That Dines Together

This inforgraphic from OnlineClasses.org displays benefits that come with a regularly scheduled family dinner.

Maltreated Teen Girls Linked to Risky Online, Offline Behaviors

In a new study of teen girls who had a history of abuse or neglect, researchers found a link to increased risk behaviors both online and offline.

Study: College Students' Grades Decline the More Parents Provide Financial Assistance

A new study finds that the more money that parents provide for higher education, the lower the grades their children earn.

More Teens are On Tumblr Than Facebook or Instagram

According to a recent survey of younger social media users, Tumblr was the most popular network, beating out not only Facebook, but also its newly acquired image-sharing site, Instagram.

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