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Of Cigs And Selfies: Teens Imitate Risky Behavior Shared Online

Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/ By: Patti Neighmond Listen to the story: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=258690319&m=288492946 Teenagers put a lot of stock in what their peers are doing, and parents are forever trying to push back against that influence. But with the advent of social media, hanging out with the wrong crowd can include not just classmates, but teenagers thousands of miles away […]

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How Teens Use Social Media

Source: NPR’s All Things Considered By: Trey Graham NPR’s All Things Considered, talks to a roomful of teenagers to see who uses which for what these days. (The answer, like most involving tech or teens, is subject to change like the weather.) Some takeaways: Facebook is for finding old friends, and maybe for arranging parties. […]

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Sacrificing Sleep to Study Causes Academic Issues

A recent study by UCLA finds a direct correlation between lack of sleep, due to over-studying the night before, and poor results in school the following day. “Sacrificing sleep for extra study time is counterproductive,” says Andrew J. Fuligni, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and a senior scientist at the Jane and Terry Semel […]

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