The Internet era has changed the way we live our lives and communicate with each other. The Internet also appears to be having a dramatic effect on human sexual behavior. It is not surprising that teens and tweens often get involved with sexting. This has raised questions about whether or not this is influencing the actual sexual behavior of our youth. Recent research shows that teens and tweens who sext are more likely to be having sex.
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According to a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, teenagers who are more likely to gain pleasure from performing tasks that help others are less likely to be depressed than teens who gain pleasure from selfish tasks.
There has been a frenzied movement for the legalization of marijuana across the United States. The excitement over legalizing pot appears to have glossed over careful considerations of the actual potential health hazards associated with marijuana. Certainly, it's not a good idea to expose kids to marijuana, as new research has implied would likely occur more often with decriminalization.
Teenagers who smoke pot are putting themselves at risk for damaging their brain and altering memory and reasoning circuits located in the sub-cortical region of the brain, according to a new study published Monday in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin.