Millenials

LYDIA O’NEAL – Millennials Have Another Debt Crisis You May Not Have Heard Of

America’s largest generation is frequently painted as the poster child for the student debt crisis, but college loans are not millennials’ sole credit problem. Nearly two in five have subprime credit and, according to a new study, the cards those individuals are most eligible for — and for which they’re often targeted through pre-approved offers — can cost them dearly.

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John Tozzi – Americans Are Dying Younger, Saving Corporations Billions

Steady improvements in American life expectancy have stalled, and more Americans are dying at younger ages. But for companies straining under the burden of their pension obligations, the distressing trend could have a grim upside: If people don’t end up living as long as they were projected to just a few years ago, their employers ultimately won’t have to pay them as much in pension and other lifelong retirement benefits.

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SAM LICHTMAN – Where are the Millennials?

After polling day 2016, I witnessed an outsized range of millennials react with disappointment, shock, and anger. The results of a Donald Trump presidency wasn’t simple for loads of youth to require. luckily, that sorrow was before long replaced by action. i used to be impressed to observe and march aboard my peers as we tend to exercised our democratic right to let our disdain be detected.  The youth’s participation within the Women’s Marches across the country and also the ...

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Bedtime use of media devices more than doubles the risk of poor sleep in children

Children using devices such as smartphones and tablets at bedtime have over double the risk of a disrupted night’s sleep compared to children without access to such devices, according to a new study led by researchers from King’s College London.

Previous research suggests that 72 per cent of children and 89 per cent of adolescents have at least one device in their bedrooms and most are used near bedtime. The speed at which these devices have developed — ...

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Henry A. Giroux | The United States’ War on Youth: From Schools to Debtors’ Prisons

If one important measure of a democracy is how a society treats its children, especially poor youth of color, there can be little doubt that American society is failing. As the United States increasingly models its schools after prisons and subjects children to a criminal legal system marked by severe class and racial inequities, it becomes clear that such children are no longer viewed as a social investment but as suspects. Under a neoliberal regime in which some children are ...

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Angela Hui – Foodie with Eating Disorder Stuck Between Passion and Pathology

Earlier this year, Refinery29 published an article about the curious paradox of being a foodie recovering from an eating disorder. The author’s hesitant conclusion was that an epicurean tongue may be impeding her efforts to regain her health, but do eating disorder recovery and a deep love for food need to be mutually exclusive?

In tenth grade, I was obsessed with food blogs. I spent hours gazing at photo after sumptuous photo, imagining how each exotic, full-flavored morsel would feel ...

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Online Pornography and Young Minds

Just a few weeks earlier, Jesse was excited to start grade five and share with his friends all the good stories he had from summer camp and playing baseball. But this past week, Jesse’s father noticed his son’s behavior was changing quite dramatically. Usually eager to share what he was learning in math and science, Jesse gave a simple shrug of his shoulders and said, “It was pretty boring to be honest, Mom” when asked how the class science experiment ...

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A New Look at the Role of Apps in Distracted Teen Driving

As parents, we share some really big milestones with our children. There’s riding a bike for the first time, braving the first day of school, or marching off to sleep-away camp.

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And, of course, there’s the hugely anxiety-provoking and incredibly exciting moment of earning a driver’s license.

Let’s face it: Driving is ...

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Race Relations Influence Some Teens’ Roommate Choices

As nearly 10 million girls around the country head into their freshman year of college this month, many will have to contend with living away from home and with strangers for the first time. One of the issues they might have to deal with are prejudices and insecurities (both their own and others) as they navigate living with a roommate, especially one of a different background, during their first taste of independence. Teen Voices talked to six girls in ...

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What I’m really thinking: the Oxford student

When I tell people I go to Oxford University, they look at me with admiration. “Wow, that’s fantastic,” they say. “You must have the best time there.” There’s not much else to do but smile and agree. You know that, for most people, this is an incredible achievement, but that can’t overcome the feeling of dread you feel at the start of every term.

People say I must be really clever, but most of the time I feel incredibly stupid. At school, I was ...

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