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What's Hot? 07/18/14

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

Teen Drivers Not Wearing Seat Belts

The Governor’s Highway Safety Association revealed in a new study that majority of teen drivers killed on the road weren’t wearing their seat belts in 2012.

Kids Who Spend Time Outdoors Are Healthier

Time spent outdoors was associated with increased physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness and decreased sedentary behavior.

Parents Spending More On Kids This Summer

A new survey finds parents have increased per child spending on summer vacation, up 12% from 2013 and up 59% from 2012.

Millennials Say Smartphones More Important Than Deodorant

A survey finds that millennials value their smartphones more than deodorant.

What's Hot? 07/11/14

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

CDC Says Kids Still Getting Too Much Screen Time

Teenagers are spending hours in front of screens every day, despite years of expert advice that screen time should be limited.

Teen Who Drink and Drug Face Higher Risks

Teen drinkers who also use drugs run a greater risk for serious health problems and death, a new U.S. government study shows.

Study Finds Teen Dating Violence Affects 1 in 6

A new study finds teen dating violence affects both genders, with 1 in 6 reporting acts like punching, pulling hair, shoving, and throwing things.

Middle Schoolers Who Receive Sexts Are 6X More Likely to Report Being Sexually Active

A new study has found that among middle school students, those who reported receiving a sext were 6 times more likely to also report being sexually active.

What's Hot? 06/27/14

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

Millennials Avoiding Voice Mail

Millennials are reluctant to leave or check voice mails.

Skin Cancer Risks Higher for Teens Who Tan

Teens who tan in salons are more likely to develop skin cancer, according to a new study.

Study: Helicopter Parenting Stunts Child Development

A new study found that children who spend more time in less structured activities are better able to set their own goals and take actions to meet those goals without prodding from adults.

Majority of College Grads Rely on Family Financial Support

A new multi-year study has found more than half of college graduates are still relying on their parents or other family members for financial support.

What's Hot? 06/20/14

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

Majority of Kids Are Sexting

A new study finds that more than half of minors reported sending or receiving sexually explicit messages via text.

Extreme Parenting Styles Linked to Substance Use in Teens

A new study finds that both indulgent and authoritarian parenting styles increases the likelihood of teens using drugs and alcohol.

Caffeine Affects Teen Boys and Girls Differently

According to a new study, when ingesting caffeine, teen boys experience greater changes in heart rate and blood pressure than teen girls.

Annual Teen Risk Survey Reveals Mixed Bag of Results

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the results of its annual National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

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