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The Drugging of the American Boy

Nearly 20 percent of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD. Millions of those boys will be treated with a powerful stimulant. Some will experience serious side effects from those drugs. Many of the diagnoses are wrong, and most of those boys will be drugged for no good reason.

Text While Walking - Apple Says There Might Be An App For That

Apple has filed a trademark to allow videos taken in real time from the rear-facing camera on the device be displayed on the screen so that users can text while walking.

Teens Worry About Their Financial Future

A new report found that 80 percent of those ages 13 to 17 are worried about finding a job, and more than half are concerned they will end worse off economically than their parents.

Study Finds No Benefit to Kids When Parents Help with Homework

A new study has found that parental involvement in their children's education yields few academic dividends for kids, or even to backfire.

What's Hot? 03/28/14

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

Violent Video Games Linked to Aggressive Thinking and Behaviors

Frequent exposure to violent video games increases the likelihood that children and teens will engage in aggressive behavior themselves, new research indicates.

Coerced Sexual Activity Common for Teen Boys, Young Men

A new study examined the pervasive, but largely unexamined problem of sexual coercion among teen boys and young men and found that coerced sex is fairly common and can lead to psychological distress and risky behavior.

Study Finds Link Between Teen Girls, Depression and Obesity

A new study finds a link between depression and weight gain in teenage girls. Depressed teens were more likely to gain weight and those who struggled with weight were more likely to experience depression.

Kids of Authoritarian Parents More Likely to be Obese

A new study suggests that kids whose parents are strict but not emotionally receptive are more likely to be obese, compared with kids whose parents set boundaries but are affectionate.

Four-in-Ten Children Missing Out on Good Parenting

A new study finds as many as four-in-10 infants fail to properly bond with their mothers and fathers by the age of three – storing up a series of social problems in later life.

What's Hot? 03/21/14

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

Energy Drinks Popular With Troubled Teens

Kids who are depressed or use alcohol or marijuana often consume the beverages, researchers report.

Riding With Impaired Drivers Tied to Riskier Teen Driving

Teens who've been in cars with impaired drivers may be more likely themselves to get behind the wheel drunk or drugged, a recent study suggests.

Research Links Later School Start Times to Teen Benefits

Findings of a University of Minnesota study are the first to conclusively link later morning school starts to higher test scores, better grades and fewer teen car crashes.

Study: Teen Labor Force Plunged Over Past Decade

The numbers of working teenagers has plunged by nearly half over a decade, from 44 percent in 2000 to 24 percent in 2011.

What's Hot? 03/14/14

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

Millennials Consume Content Every Waking Hour

According to a January 2014 survey of 839 millennials, they spend 18 hours per day consuming media.

Smartphone Use in Restaurants Leads to Distracted Parenting

Study finds many parents focused on their devices instead of their children.

How Much Data is Generated Every Minute? [Infographic]

In every minute of every day, loads of data are being generated. Just how much, you ask?

Bullying Linked to Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents

Children and teens who are bullied may be more likely to think about or attempt suicide, a new study from the Netherlands suggests.

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