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Trending Today on Twitter - 2/21/20
1. #BTSComeback2020
2. #FridayFeeling
3. Jimin
4. #FridayThoughts
5. #FridayVibes
6. #FridayMotivation
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8. Taehyung
9. My Time
10. Doug Collins
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Trending Today on Google - 2/21/20
1. Ozzy Osbourne Ordinary Man
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4. Contigo recall
5. Mike Fiers
6. Roberto Gomez Bolanos
7. Roger Stone
8. Fortnite Season 2
9. Europa League
10. Kyrie Irving
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Apple Music Top 10 Singles - 2/21/20
1. The Box - Roddy Ricch
2. Numbers (feat. Roddy Ricch, Gunna and London On Da Track) - A Boogie wit da Hoodie
3. After Hours - The Weeknd
4. Life Is Good (feat. Drake) - Future
5. Dior - Pop Smoke
6. High Fashion (feat. Mustard) - Roddy Ricch
7. Intentions (feat. Quavo) - Justin Bieber
8. Shake the Room (feat. Quavo) - Pop Smoke
9. Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
10. Sum 2 Prove - Lil Baby
Source: Apple Music

TV Shows Trending on Streaming Services - 2/21/20
1. Locke & Key - Netflix
2. Narcos: Mexico - Netflix
3. The Stranger - Netflix
4. Kidding - Showtime
5. Star Trek: Picard - CBS
6. The Witcher - Netflix
7. YOU - Netflix
8. Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet - Apple TV+
9. LEGO Masters - Hulu
10. The Unicorn - CBS
Source: Reelgood

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1. BTS 'ON' Kinetic Manifesto Film: Come Prima
2. Why I Left
3. Will Ferrell Deeply Regrets Eating Spicy Wings
4. Lil Tjay - Forever Pop
5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct 2.20.2020
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Top 5 Movies - Last Weekend
1. Sonic the Hedgehog
2. Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
3. Fantasy Island
4. The Photograph
5. Bad Boys for Life
Source: Rotten Tomatoes

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

Efforts to stem the tide of teen vaping seem to be a step behind the marketBy the time Juul pulled most of its flavored pods from the market in October of 2019, many teens had already moved on to an array of newer, disposable vape products.

"Juul is almost old school ... It's no longer the teen favorite," says Meredith Berkman, co-founder of the advocacy group PAVE, Parents Against Vaping E-cigarettes.

"Among the disposables [that] are most popular, there's Puff Bar, there's Stig, there's Viigo," Berkman says. They're designed for one-time use. Then, they're tossed, she explains. "These have just flooded the market," Berkman says.

These products are flourishing despite the Trump administration's partial ban on flavored e-cigarettes, announced in January and in effect as of February 5. The enforcement guidance issued by the Food and Drug Administration was aimed at stopping young people from vaping. It focused on enforcement on flavored cartridges, like Juul's popular products.

But it left open some "loopholes," says Matt Myers of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. "It won't take the kids and it hasn't taken the kids any time to make a switch [to newer products]."

At any time, the FDA could crackdown on the new disposables. The agency has enforcement discretion to take action and in the guidance, the agency specified it could take action on any e-cigarette product that's "targeted to minors."

Source: NPR

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

Children's average daily time spent watching television or using a computer or mobile device increased from 53 minutes at age 12 months to more than 150 minutes at 3 years, according to an analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the University at Albany and the New York University Langone Medical Center. By age 8, children were more likely to log the highest amount of screen time if they had been in home-based childcare or were born to first-time mothers. The study appears in JAMA Pediatrics.

"Our results indicate that screen habits begin early," said Edwina Yeung, Ph.D., the study's senior author, and an investigator in the Epidemiology Branch of NIH's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). "This finding suggests that interventions to reduce screen time could have a better chance of success if introduced early."

Mothers of nearly 4,000 children who took part in the study responded to questions on their kids' media habits when they were 12, 18, 24, 30, and 36 months of age. They also responded to similar questions when the children were 7 and 8 years old. The study compiled additional demographic information on the mothers and children from birth records and other surveys.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends avoiding digital media exposure for children under 18 months of age, introducing children 18 to 24 months of age to screen media slowly, and limiting screen time to an hour a day for children from 2 to 5 years of age. In the current study, researchers found that 87% of the children had screen time exceeding these recommendations. However, while screen time increased throughout toddlerhood, by age 7 and 8, screen time fell to under 1.5 hours per day. The researchers believe this decrease relates to time consumed by school-related activities.

Source: ScienceDaily