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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.

What's Hot? 1/11/13

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

CDC: One in Five High School Girls Binge Drinks

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds binge drinking common among adult women and high school girls.

Study Questions Effectiveness of Therapy for Suicidal Teenagers

Most adolescents who plan or attempt suicide have already received at least some mental health treatment, raising questions about the effectiveness of current approaches to helping troubled youths, according to the largest in-depth analysis to date of suicidal behaviors in American teenagers.

Mobile Phones Hugely Personal for Teens

Younger generations are most likely to see their mobile phone as tied into their identity.

Study: U.S. College Freshmen Think They're More Special Than Ever

Young people's unprecedented level of self-infatuation was revealed in a new analysis of the American Freshman Survey, which has been asking students to rate themselves compared to their peers since 1966.

What's Hot? 1/4/13

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

More Kids Practicing Yoga

Yoga: It's said to be the fastest-growing sport in America, with 20 million people practicing. But the latest trend among yogis is that an increasing number of practitioners are pint sized.

Second Concussions Can Be Devastating

A new case study published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics finds that a rare "second-impact syndrome" (or SIS) can occur when an athlete suffers a jolt to the head too soon after an earlier concussion -- even if a CT scan taken after the first concussion comes back clean.

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