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Teen Survey Reveals Drug-Infected Schools

In a new teen survey, 9 out of 10 high school students say that some classmates drug, drink and smoke at school.

What's Hot? 8/24/12

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

College Social Status Linked to Binge Drinking

New research presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association find that the social status of college students appears to be directly linked to binge drinking.

Half of Teens Couldn't Live Without Their Phone for a Week

In a new survey, half of all teens said they couldn’t live without their mobile device for a week, while 36% said they weren’t able to go 10 minutes without checking their phones.

Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2016

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.

High School Daze: The Perils of Sacrificing Sleep for Studying

A new study finds that when teens give up sleep for studying, the next day all kinds of things can go poorly.

Time With Parents Important for Teens

A new longitudinal study has found that spending time with parents is important to teens' well-being.

What's Hot? 8/17/12

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

Early Alcohol Use, Intoxication Linked to Problems in College

A new study of college undergraduates reveals an early age at first drink (AFD) and early intoxication has been linked to later alcohol-related problems.

Kids Want Tech, Not Clothing, for Back-to-School

A new survey finds that 43 percent of parents think their kids want clothing for the back-to-school season, but only 29 percent of kids said they want clothes, while 42 percent say they want high-tech items.

Study Affirms HPV Vaccinations for Pre-Teen Girls

A new study finds that more than half of girls aged 13 or older already carry the human papillomavirus (HPV), reinforcing recommendations to give girls the shot at an early age.

2012 Back-to-School Spending Expected to Increase by $15 Billion

The National Retail Federation is estimating that this season's back-to-school spending will hit $83.8 billion, a marked increase over 2011's spending, an estimated $68.8 billion.

What's Hot? 8/10/12

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

More Kids Being Treated With Antipsychotics for ADHD

A new study finds the use of powerful antipsychotic medications to control kids with ADHD has skyrocketed in recent years, though the use of these drugs are considered "off-label."

Fewer Students Buy Soda but High Sugar Drinks Still Available on Campus

Half as many adolescents as in 2006 can still buy high-calorie sodas in schools, but other sugary beverages remain easily available onsite, a survey showed.

Cholesterol Levels Improving in Kids and Teens

American kids' and teens' cholesterol levels are, on a whole, improving, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Infographic: How Game Addiction is Ruining Boys

Infographic provides statistical look at how video game addiction is ruining boys.

Teens Who Expect to Die Young Take More Risks

A new study finds that for American teens, the expectation of death before the age of 35 predicted increase risk behaviors.

What's Hot? 8/3/12

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

Confessions of a Real 'Mean Girl' II

Do people bully due to self-hate or self-love?

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