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Teen Money Attitudes Shifting

A new survey finds that teens have watched their parents struggle with finances during the recession, and they've gotten the message.

A Generation’s Vanity, Heard Through Lyrics

In a new study, researchers have found a statistically significant trend toward narcissism and hostility in popular music.

100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are when the number of teen driving fatalities and injuries increases dramatically.

How Technology is Influencing Families

Barna Group recently completed a study about the influence of technology in families and finds the digital age is affecting more than how America communicates. It is also shaping parent-child relationships in striking new ways.

What's Hot? 5/20/11

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

Long-Lasting Marriages Increasing in U.S.

Americans may be postponing marriage, and fewer are wedding at all. But what about the people who do get married? They’re staying together longer than they have in years.

Video Gaming Teens Sleep Less

A new study finds that teens who play a lot of video games are likely to sleep less than the eight to nine hours a night recommended for the age group.

Is College Worth It? Yes!

The typical college graduate earns an estimated $650,000 more than the typical high school graduate over the course of a 40-year work life, according to a new analysis of census and college cost data by the Pew Research Center.

Desire to Please Parents Motivates Kids at School

Children in both China and the United States who want to please their parents tend to do better at school, new research finds.

What's Hot? 5/13/11

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

More Media Use at a Younger Age

A new study finds that most American kids are media users by their first birthday; by age six, they are going online without supervision; by age 11, half have their own cell phones.

85% of New College Grads Move Back in with Mom and Dad

According to a poll conducted by consulting firm Twentysomething Inc., some 85% of graduates will move back home.

Pace of Brain Development Still Strong in Late Teens

A new study finds that brain development continues at a strong pace through late adolescence.

Clothing Firms 'Sexualize' Pre-Teen Girls

New research confirms that some clothing firms in the U.S. are marketing sexy garments for pre-teen girls, reinforcing a destructive stereotype of female attractiveness.

More Parents Lenient About Young Web Use

The number of U.S. parents who would allow children 10-12 years old to have a Facebook or MySpace account has doubled in a year.

What's Hot? 5/6/11

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

Why a College Degree Still has Value

Demand for an American-style college education, and the long-term value of said degree, is unlikely to decline any time soon.

Dimming Optimism for Today's Youth

For the first time on record, most Americans said they did not believe today’s young would have better lives than their parents, according to new survey data from Gallup.

Attorneys General Blast Latest Malt Beverage

A new fruit-flavored malt drink that crams 4.7 servings of alcohol into a 23.5-ounce can is under fire by attorneys general from Connecticut to California.

Survey: Teens Observe Parents Driving Badly

A new study finds that 82 percent of teens report seeing their parents drive carelessly on the road.

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