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  •  Speakers at Teen Vogue's 10th Annual Fashion University in New York City
    Teenagers influence each other about perceptions of risk
    Teenagers are not necessarily focused on what adults consider as being risky situations. The University College London reported on March 27, 2015, judgements of young adolescents about how risky a situation might be are most greatly influenced by...
  • Zayn leaving 1D
    One Direction to carry on without Zayn Malik
    In 2010 a group was formed from 5 strangers when they appeared on X-Factor in Britain.The boys entered the contest separately and were quickly joined together by Simon Cowell (although Nicole Scherzinger claims to have had the idea first).After...
  • Homeworkl
    Study: There is such a thing as too much homework
    A new study may confirm your teenager’s long-held suspicion that more homework is not necessarily better. According to a March 23 news release, a study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology found that an hour of homework per...
  • Werm got Hopz
    Harlem Globetrotter visits South Florida rehab
    One of the world's premier basketball dunkers and team member of the famed Harlem Globetrotters traveling basketball team took his talents to Inspirations for Youth and Families (IYF) a premier teen treatment center. Brandon LaCue, more...
  • Presidential candidate in France
    Political correctness & evil?
    On its face political correctness seems innocent, polite and tolerant and for the most part this is true. But what about when being politically correct goes too far. two people have views that are correct in their own eyes and they don't...
  • America's Got Talent
    X-Factor or America's Got Talent to start my career?
    When the end of the school year approaches many students and parents face a degree of anxiety. Sure, some have plans for camp, vacation, sports teams or activities but there is also a degree of anxiousness. High school students are beginning to...
  • Teens smoking
    Report: Bumping legal tobacco-use age to 21 will save lives
    The results of a new report show that raising the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 would vastly decrease the number of teen smokers and save hundreds of thousands of lives by 2100. Released March 12, the report was written by the...
  • Frequent marijuana use linked to long-term memory loss
    Frequent marijuana use linked to long-term memory loss
    A number of studies have reported that smoking marijuana daily may impact short-term memory and that even casual use of marijuana can produce brain changes. Now, a new study has found that teens who smoke marijuana regularly but then quit after a...
  • Raising minimum age to purchase tobacco proposed
    Raising minimum age to purchase tobacco proposed
    A new report, released on March 12 by the Institute of Medicine and a panel of experts has proposed that raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 or 25 years old would significantly reduce their use and tobacco-related illnesses...
  • 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...