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Study: Youth Less Interested in Environment, Civic Activity

Martha Irvine The Ledger CHICAGO | They have a reputation for being environmentally minded do-gooders. But an academic analysis of surveys spanning more than 40 years has found that today’s young Americans are less interested in the environment and in … Continue reading

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Violent crimes committed by teenage girls have surged in NSW

Source: Daily Mail VIOLENT crimes committed by teenage girls have surged in NSW, with a 36 per cent increase in the past decade. Packs of girls, with members as young as 13, are mirroring the territorial behaviour of teenage boys … Continue reading

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Received wisdom

Philip Hunter Prospect Magazine Intelligence quotients (IQs) have risen in developed nations for almost a century. This phenomenon, named the “Flynn effect” after the New Zealand intelligence researcher James Flynn, was first identified in 1984 in the United States. It … Continue reading

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More evidence links tanning beds to skin cancer: study

Reuters Women who use tanning salons have a somewhat increased risk of skin cancer, according to a study that adds to evidence that baking in a tan bed can be as bad as baking under the sun. The study, by … Continue reading

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School bullies more likely to be substance users, study finds

Kisha Radliff EurekAlert COLUMBUS, Ohio – Middle- and high-school students who bully their classmates are more likely than others to use substances such as cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana, a new study found. Researchers found that bullies and bully-victims – youth … Continue reading

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Children’s ‘tsar’ backs calls for boys to be allowed to dress as girls at school

Chris Musson Daily Record CROSS-dressing pupil Jamie Love says a call by Scotland’s youth “tsar” to allow schoolboys to wear girls’ clothes will help people like him. Children’s commissioner Tam Baillie claims gender-specific uniforms can cause serious distress. Jamie, 17, … Continue reading

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TEDxGurgaon – Osama Manzar – Information Poverty

Osama Manzar TED Osama Manzar is a social entrepreneur and founder of Digital Empowerment Foundation. He talks about Information Poverty and opportunities that Indian youth can explore using the power of technology.

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Young people battle unemployment in France

Source: Al Jazeera With presidential elections in France less than three months away, unemployment is emerging as one of the key issues. The overall unemployment rate is nearly 10 per cent, the young are particularly hard hit with 1 in … Continue reading

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Online theft earns real-world conviction

Source: News THE amulet and mask were a 13-year-old boy’s virtual possessions in an online fantasy game. In the real world, he was beaten and threaten with a knife to give them up. The Dutch Supreme Court overnight upheld the … Continue reading

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Italy’s youth jobless hits record high

Source: Press TV Italy’s youth unemployment has reached a new record high of over 30 percent, as it confirms that the euro-zone’s third-largest economy is already in recession. According to seasonally adjusted figures released by ISTAT on Thursday, the unemployment … Continue reading

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