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What's Hot? 2/10/12

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

Teen Pregnancy, Abortion Rates at Record Low

Birth and abortion rates among U.S. teens fell to record lows in 2008 as increased use of contraceptives sent the overall teen pregnancy rate to its lowest level since at least 1972, a new study shows.

Tween Dating: All About Texts

Tween couples talk mostly via text and chat.

Depressed Adolescents More Likely to be Bullied

Does bullying lead to adolescent depression - or is it the other way around? New study suggests the latter.

Frequent Childhood Moves Linked to Health, Drug Problems

Children whose families move around a lot may be at increased risk for psychological problems and substance use later in life, according to a new study.

Some Kids Perform Poorly at School Due to Problems at Home

Researchers in the U.K. have found about 25% of children were likely to perform poorly at school if families had multiple social issues.

Stressed Kids More Likely to Become Obese

The more ongoing stress children are exposed to, the greater the odds they will become obese by adolescence, according to a new study.

What's Hot? 2/3/12

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

Multitasking Hinders Youth Social Skills

Tween girls who spend much of their waking hours switching frantically between YouTube, Facebook, television and text messaging are more likely to develop social problems, says a Stanford University study.

Only One in Four Kids Wear Sunscreen Regularly

A new study shows only 1 in 4 children regularly uses sunscreen.

Children Psychologically Damaged When Parents Fight Over Money

A study published in the Journal of Research on Adolescence confirms what many American children are likely feeling these days: When parents bicker over money, it seriously damages the kid’s well-being.

Divorce Causes "Irreparable Harm" to Children

A new study on divorce, confirms what most people already know – even if they are not willing to admit it: divorce causes “irreparable harm” to the whole family, but particularly to the children.

Fewer Teens Desperate to Drive

This generation of teens have fewer licensed drivers than recent generations. Expert suggests the Internet is the cause.

What's Hot? 1/27/12

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

Teen Passengers Are Driving Distractions

New studies describe which teens are likely to drive with multiple friends, and how these passengers may affect teen drivers right before a crash.

One in Six Teen Moms Didn't Believe They Could Get Pregnant

In a new report, of teen moms who reported not using birth control, 31 percent said they did not believe they could get pregnant at the time.

Eight in Ten Teens Lie to Parents

Survey results from the Josephson Institute of Ethics on the values and ethical actions of more than 40,000 high school students, reveals eight in ten students have lied to their parents.

What's Hot? 1/20/12

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

Teens Who Sleep Late Gain Most Weight

A new study shows that kids who go to bed late and rise late are most likely to gain weight.

Teenagers Sharing Paswords as Show of Affection

A New York Times article reveals a new trend in youth culture. Young couples are sharing passwords to email and social media accounts as a display of affection.

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