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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.

Increasing Number of Teens in U.S. Disregard Pot Dangers

A new study concludes teens’ perception of the dangers of marijuana is at its lowest level in more than 20 years.

Justice & Silent Night's Forgotten Lyrics

A mother's cry for her son helps reveal the forgotten lyrics of one of our favorite Christmas songs.

2012 Year-End Youth Culture Review

HW's free 2012 Youth Culture Review is here! A free, downloadable resource with the most notable issues and research from 2012.

What's Hot? 12/21/12

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

U.S. Teen Smoking Falls to Record Low in 2012

Cigarette smoking among American teenagers dropped to a record low in 2012, according to an annual survey of 45,000 students.

Instagram Claims Right to Sell Users' Photos

In its first big policy shift since Facebook bought the photo-sharing site, Instagram claims the right to sell users' photos without payment or notification. Oh, and there's no way to opt out.

Heavy Drinking, Pot Use Tied to Teen Brain Changes

Teens who are heavily into drinking and smoking pot may show signs of breakdown in the brain's wiring system, a small study suggests.

What's Hot? 12/14/12

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

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