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Study: Today’s teens more stressed than adults

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Maintaining college-worthy grades, making the varsity soccer team, looking cool on Facebook — there’s lots to worry about as a teen in modern-day America. But are thestressors experience by a typical teen equally nerve-racking as those an average a… [Read More]

Victoria’s Secret goes after teen market

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Every year Victoria’s Secret hosts a fashion show to unveil its upcoming line of padded push-up bras that miraculously make breasts look bigger and lacy panties that magically make derrieres look prettier. In the past, the Limited Brands Retailer’s… [Read More]

At what age should a kid get a cell phone? Bill Gates says 13

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Most kids carry a cell phone these days. Last spring, the National Consumers League conducted a survey of about 800 families and found that 56 percent of tweens ages 8 to 12 own a phone. The 10 to 11 age range was the “sweet spot” for preteens to r… [Read More]

Tragedy: Bullied Canadian teen commits suicide, saddens people everywhere

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Last month Canadian teen Amanda Todd posted a heart-wrenching YouTube video (above) sharing her story of being bullied both on and off the Internet. On Wednesday night, the 15-year-old Vancouver-area teen was found dead. ” Today authorities confirmed… [Read More]

HPV vaccine: Fewer young women getting all three shots

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The HPV vaccine offers protection against sexually transmitted human pappillomavirus and may be the most effective way to prevent cervical cancer, yet the number of women completing the required three shots is decreasing, according to a new study in th… [Read More]

Teens post ‘Am I ugly?’ videos on YouTube

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A growing number of tweens and teens, mainly girls, are posting videos on YouTube asking commenters if they’re ugly, according to Jezebel. Type ‘Am I ugly?’ or ‘Am I pretty’ into the YouTube search box and dozens of videos… [Read More]
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