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iTunes Top 10 Singles - 7/20/18
1. In My Feelings - Drake
2. You Say - Lauren Daigle
3. Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B) - Maroon 5
4. I Like It - Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
5. Natural - Imagine Dragons
6. In My Feelings - Drake
7. Better Now - Post Malone
8. Simple - Florida Georgia Line
9. God is a woman - Ariana Grande
10. Youngblood - 5 Seconds of Summer
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Top 10 TV (Broadcast) Shows - Week Ending 7/15/18
1. America's Got Talent - Tues
2. 60 Minutes
3. Celebrity Family Feud
4. America's Got Talent - Wed
5. World of Dance
6. Little Big Shots
7. The Big Bang Theory
8. Code Black
9. The Bachelorette
10. NCIS
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5. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on CBS New York.

Parents who try to help their overweight teenager lose weightmay also be doing more harm than good.

A new study finds that parents putting their children on a dietcould lead to struggles with their weight as adults. The study, in the journal Pediatrics,of more than 500 teens who had been encouraged to diet, found that approach led to problems with foodlater.

“They followed teenagers who had been encouraged to diet, 15 years later and found that they were more likely to be overweight, to be dieting, binge-eating, and have lower body satisfaction,” Dr. Susan Albers from the Cleveland Clinicsaid.

Those teens were later also more likely to encourage their own children to diet. According to Dr. Albers, dieting among teens can encourage a negative relationship with food. She says it’s more beneficial to practice mindful eating – where the focus is on how you eat, rather than what you eat.

“It’s so important to give teens these skills at this juncture in their life and I talk to parents about tools, not rules,” Dr. Albers added.

Source: CBS New York

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on ScienceDaily.

The struggle to shape the experiences young people have online is now part of modern parenthood. As children and teenagers spend increasing amounts of time online, a significant share of parents and guardians now use Internet filtering tools (such as parental controls) to protect their children from accessing sexual material online.

However, new research from the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford has found that Internet filtering tools are ineffective and in most cases, were an insignificant factor in whether young people had seen explicit sexual content.

Though the use of Internet filtering tools is widespread, there has been no conclusive evidence on their effectiveness until now. "It's important to consider the efficacy of Internet filtering," says Dr Victoria Nash, co-author on the study. "Internet filtering tools are expensive to develop and maintain, and can easily 'underblock' due to the constant development of new ways of sharing content.

Additionally, there are concerns about human rights violations -- filtering can lead to 'overblocking', where young people are not able to access legitimate health and relationship information."

The research used data from a large-scale study looking at pairs of children and caregivers in Europe, comparing self-reported information on whether children had viewed online sexual content despite the use of Internet filtering tools in their household. A second preregistered study was then conducted looking at teenagers in the UK.

Results of the research indicate that Internet filtering is ineffective and insignificant to whether a young person has viewed sexually explicit content. More than 99.5 percent of whether a young person encountered online sexual material had to do with factors beside their caregiver's use of Internet filtering technology.

"We were also interested to find out how many households would need to use filtering technologies in order to stop one adolescent from seeing online pornography," says co-author Professor Andrew Przybylski. "The findings from our preliminary study indicated that somewhere between 17 and 77 households would need to use Internet filtering tools in order to prevent a single young person from accessing sexual content. Results from our follow-up study showed no statistically or practically significant protective effects for filtering."

"We hope this leads to a re-think in effectiveness targets for new technologies, before they are rolled out to the population," says Nash.

Source: ScienceDaily