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  • Teen smoking e-cigarette
    E-cigarettes easily available to teens online
    Although the sale of e-cigarettes to minors is banned in 41 states, teens can easily buy the vapor products online, according to a new study. The research, published in the March 2 online issue of JAMA Pediatrics, was designed to assess the...
  • Are e-cigarettes harmful to teens?
    Are e-cigarettes harmful to teens?
    Dear LA Teacher,Are e-cigarettes a health threat to our teenagers?Concerned CitizenDear Concerned Citizen,In a report released by the California Department of Public Health, use of e-cigarettes among teens escalated in 2014 when compared to...
  • The Homestretch
    Three teens work toward 'The Homestretch' as they navigate homelessness
    About a dozen winters ago I moved to the nation’s capitol as a newly minted college graduate eager to explore, but not completely sold on my decision to travel seven hundred miles from home to start my career. Three months later I found...
  • Student napping
    Experts say teens are not getting enough sleep
    A study published in the journal “Pediatrics,” suggests teens are not getting enough sleep. Apparently, the issue is so troublesome, researchers are identifying the time when teens start getting less sleep as the “Great Sleep...
  • ITGIRL4LIFE
    Interview with Tamara Branch, author of ITGIRL4LIFE
    Today’s guest is Tamara Branch, author of the self-esteem book for teens and young women, ITGIRL4LIFE. Tamara is from New York, born and raised in the Bronx. She has worked as a professional model and actor for almost two decades. She...
  • Teen sleep deprivation may be their parent’s fault
    Teen sleep deprivation may be their parent’s fault
    A not uncommon teen mantra, “You are ruining my life”, may hold true in regard to sleepy teens. A study released this month in the journal Pediatrics reported that many US teens are sleep deprives. Another study, published in the...
  • American teens are sleep-deprived reports new study
    American teens are sleep-deprived reports new study
    A new study has found that American teens are getting sleepier, and the problem has worsened over the past two decades. In general, experts generally recommend nine or 10 hours of sleep nightly; however, more than 50% of the 15- to 19-year-olds...
  • Brian Williams: A teaching moment for tweens & teens
    Brain Williams: A teaching moment for our tweens & teens
    Many of us have offered a slight misrepresentation of circumstances in the service of casting ourselves in a better or brighter light at one time or other. Maybe we wanted to impress a friend, co-worker, or potential love interest. Maybe we just...
  • Teens storm theater Ocoee theater
    Teens storm theater: Ocoee theater in Fla. stormed by hundreds of brawling teens
    Rollicking teens, hundreds strong, storm an Ocoee theater in Florida in a social media-organized anarchism Saturday night. The unruly mob of teenagers reportedly attempted to force their way into the movie theater to see the salacious showing of...
  • Motivational interviewing of parents to combat childhood obesity
    Motivational interviewing of parents to combat childhood obesity
    According to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health the ongoing epidemic of childhood obesity is jeopardizing the health and well-being of our children. The problem is both a local and national crisis. Since the 1970s, nationally, the...
  • Teen Author Series
    Teen Author Reading Series is approaching
    Are you a fan of Young Adult fiction? If you're a big fan of the genre, or if you're just beginning, the upcoming Teen Author Series is a great opportunity to learn more about upcoming novels, including meeting several authors who will be...
  • Teens can win up to $750 in gift cards in Law Day art contest!
    High school students can win up to $750 in gift cards in Law Day art contest!
    Here's a great way to combine art with law and history. The American Bar Association is sponsoring an art contest for Law Day, with winners receiving up to $750 in VISA or MasterCard gift cards.The ABA says:This annual contest provides a...
  • Dalton Haynes, Cheyenne Phillips: Crime spree of teens wanted back in home state
    Dalton Hayes, Cheyenne Phillips: Wanted teens, 18 and 13, back to KY for crimes
    Dalton Hayes and his accomplice Cheyenne Phillips are going back to Kentucky (KY) to face the consequences of their crimes. The two wanted teens, ages 18 and 13, are accused of committing various illegal acts in several states. MSN News confirms...
  • Many teens think light smoking is not harmful
    Many teens think light smoking is not harmful
    Many older smokers rue the day they took up the smoking habit, and public awareness in general has increased regarding the health hazards of smoking. However, many teens are becoming casual smokers. To gain insight into the problem, researchers at...
  • Five reasons why Teens suffer from Low Self-Esteem
    Five reasons why Teens suffer from Low Self-Esteem
    Five reasons why Teens suffer from Low Self-Esteem?Low self-esteem is a thinking disorder in which an individual views him/herself as inadequate, unlovable, and/or incompetent. Once formed, this negative view spreads through every thought,...