Global Recognition for Teen’s Environmental Innovations

Braden Milford, a high school senior from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was recently selected as a Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leader. Milford, who created a water purification system for a school project, is now receiving global recognition and interest after creating and using a simulated stream to show how it would…

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Are Social Networks Causing Loneliness Among Teens?

In the world of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many other social media networks, we have learned to connect with people from all walks of life. While it might seem like social networking is bringing people together, it is now less clear. Interacting on social media was first seen as a…

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Warning Labels Help Teens Avoid Sugary Drinks

Teens eat and drink too much sugar. The average teen drinks at least one sugar-sweetened beverage per day. Many of those contain more than double the recommended daily serving of sugar. Experts have found a simple solution. In a new study, doctors placed warning labels on beverages. The labels noted…

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What Teens Want You To Know About The State Of Sex Ed

Remember high school sex ed? If you were lucky enough to get any curriculum on sex, it probably consisted of a couple of slides of diseased genitals, an explanation of wet dreams and maybe a real-life demo of a condom rolled onto a banana. If you found this brief and cursory explanation…

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Teens Less Likely to Smoke Pot than 40-Year-Olds

The pot-smoking teen is a common stereotype, but a new government study has found that Americans ages 35 to 44 are now more likely to smoke marijuana than young people ages 12 to 17. While marijuana use has dramatically increased for older people, teen use has remained steady. If the…

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Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Teens Face Many Health Risks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its first study of gay, lesbian, and bisexual (GLB) teen health. Compared to heterosexuals, these teens face higher rates of sexual assault, physical dating violence, bullying at school, and cyberbullying. In many cases, GLB teens are two or three times more…

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Teens Stun at Rio Olympics

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, have showcased some incredible athletes, including many still in their teens. American swimmer Katie Ledecky, 19, has set new world records and earned four gold medals. Simone Biles, 19, and Laurie Hernandez, 16, are two members of the championship U.S. women’s gymnastics team…

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Camp Teaches Teens About Cyber Security

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans More than 30 Sacramento area middle and high school students are taking part in a CyberCamp at American River College this week. They’re learning network security skills to defend against computer viruses. One of the organizers of the camp is Steve…

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