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  • 15 Teens Shot in Miami Nightclub
    Gunfire in Miami nightclub injures 15; youngest victim is only 11
    Miami residents are reeling at the news of pre-dawn shooting involving young people. According to CNN, 15 people were shot at a nightclub called The Spot early Sunday morning. The incident occurred around 1:00am and witnesses reported hearing up...
  • A sleepy teen
    Starting school later may help teens do better
    Teens often complain about having to get up early in the morning for school. This should not be taken as a sign of a bad attitude by teens. Teens really do need a lot of sleep. Taylor and Francis reported via Alpha Galileo on Sept. 26, 2014 a new...
  • Hannah Graham: The tragedy of not knowing
    The disappearance of Hannah Graham: Trying to make sense of tragedy
    Over 25 years ago I had the pleasure of knowing a young women who’s light shined so bright. I called this beautiful woman sister in the tradition of Greek life. At the age of 19 this gentle woman lost her life in an unexpected alcohol...
  • Dinner time
    Add zest to your family's mealtime discussions
    As the school year gains momentum, mealtime conversations can be a struggle for all involved, particularly if you have kids in middle school and high school. Getting them to share any information at all about their day, their thoughts or their...
  • Overweight teens during a fitness class
    Combining aerobic exercise with resistance training is best for obese teens
    Poor diets and sedentary lifestyles have lead to a literal epidemic of obesity in the United States and worldwide. The University of Calgary reported on Sept. 23, 2014 a new research study has analyzed the best exercise for obese kids. According...
  • Worried teenager with scale
    Combined training reduces body fat in teens
    Aerobic and resistance training fights teen obesityAccording to the American Heart Association using BMI values on the CDC growth chart, the prevalence of overweight in adolescents ages 12–19 increased from 6.1 percent to 18.4 percent. John...
  • The Red Sheet
    Book Review - 'The Red Sheet' by Mia Kerick
    Young adult author Mia Kerick frames her same-sex love story THE RED SHEET around the popular 2001 song "Superman" by Five for Fighting. Familiar lyrics like "Even heroes have the right to dream," and "It's not easy to...
  • Heroes wanted: Big Hero 6 XPrize Challenge to kids age 8-17
    Heroes wanted: Big Hero 6 XPrize Challenge to kids age 8-17
    Do you know an enterprising young person who is creative? The Disney Big Hero 6-XPRIZE Challenge wants to know them too and here's kids ages 8-17 chance to show off their ideas for tackling the world's biggest challenges using science,...
  • Teens can win $500 helping to end childhood hunger
    Teens can win $500 helping to end childhood hunger
    Here's a way for teens to hone their creative skills, help make a difference, and maybe win some money -- for themselves and a local school or library.The Generation No Kid Hungry Art and Writing Contest invites students in 7th through 12th...
  • Start Smart California Highway Patrol program in the city of Lancaster
    Start Smart California Highway Patrol program in the city of Lancaster
    The California Highway Patrol is offering a Start Smart safety driving class on Wednesday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. The class will be held at the California Highway Patrol, Lancaster station in the City of Lancaster. Please allow anywhere from...
  • Sometimes mom and dad are not enough
    Sometimes mom and dad are not enough
    There are times when teens need someone besides mommy and/or daddy to fill in some gaps that may be missing in their life. Take for instance if they have an issue that they are embarrassed to discuss with their direct family – or perhaps it...
  • Teens who smoke e-cigarettes more likely to become cigarette smokers
    Teens who smoke e-cigarettes more likely to become cigarette smokers
    E-cigarettes are rapidly increasing in popularity among adolescents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that 263,000 teens who had never smoked a cigarette used e-cigarettes in 2013, marking approximately a three-fold...
  • A high school
    Pediatricians push for later school start times for teens for health, safety
    The American Academy of Pediatricians is calling for a later school starting time for teens, citing the link between a lack of sleep and poor health and car crashes, not to mention bad grades and a few other issues. According to CBS News on Aug....
  • Teens can win $10,000 in Feed the World competition
    Teens can win $10,000 in Feed the World competition
    Here's a wonderful way to encourage teens to work at solving world issues -- and they can win $10,000 in the process!The Clean Tech Competition is a unique worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth that assigns a different...
  • Fresno Police
    Visalia man accused of forcing teens into prostitution
    A Visalia man was indicted Thursday on three counts of sex trafficking of minors by force, fraud and coercion, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of California announced. Tyrell Richmond, 31, allegedly detained three female,...