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Glee: Does It Get Teen Life Right?

Have you seen Glee? Admittedly I have seen it (more than once, or even thrice) and, up to this point, have been putting off the inevitable, which is writing about it. Not because I dislike the show, b…

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Marijuana Smoking Linked to Mental Illness

A new meta-analysis of research involving 20,000 patients has shown that people who smoke marijuana could develop psychosis (an abnormal condition of the mind characterized as a loss of contact with r…

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The Earbone is Connected to the Headphone: How LOUDNESS hurts Teens

It may have been obnoxious, I know, but when I was a precocious teenager I used to boldly approach random people, who thought it was totally acceptable to walk down the street blaring some appalling m…

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Do You Have an Emotional Bond with Brand Names?

Consumers are forming strong emotional bonds with brands to the point of suffering separation anxiety if they cannot purchase those brands. A study from the USC Marshall School of Business indi…

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Feng Shui for Teenager’s Rooms

"The Martians have abducted my 16-year-old son, but I am confident they will return him at age 21, as they did my daughter." I heard this from a speaker at a conference many years ago, and I still …

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The Big Good Bye: With Kids Off to College an Empty Nest Awaits

Many of you, those of you whom this post is intended for, will be crying when you read this. This is not because I am about to dazzle you with the sort of pathos and sentimentality that would elicit t…

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Migraines: They Are Not Just For Adults Anymore

Stupid question: Do children still fake illnesses in an effort to get attention or, more likely, to get out of having to do something they dislike. Of course they must. The practice (or art, should I …

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Bad Apples and Good Parents: Can Decent People Raise Indecent Children?

I have known so many parents in my life that repeatedly, and habitually, take credit for their children's good behavior and achievements in life. I have a somewhat contrary view of assuming the acclai…

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Young People Are Always Going to Drink, But to What End?

A parent's nightmare is to safely usher their children through the elementary years, into pre-adolescence, only to have your teenager (or preteen) become a raging and clownish drunkard (or worse). Ma…

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The Problem With the Teenage Brain

Using a metallic marker for eyeliner. Dying a cat pink. Putting tuna fish in a gas tank. Throwing a leather armchair into a swimming pool after lighting it on fire. Driving a moped int…

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