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2013-07-31 23:26:46

As back-to-school approaches, one organization has compiled a list of safe ride programs across the country, in an effort to teach parents and their teens safe and convenient alternatives to drinking and driving. As binge drinking among adolescents remains a national problem, this list serves as a beneficial resource to parents and young people alike. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Thousands of Americans drink and drive each day, and alcohol remains one of the most widely abused...

2013-07-31 23:01:51

New study shows that sibling bullying can damage a child's mental health. Youth Villages offers help to parents who want to help their children develop better relationships. Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Bullying doesn’t just occur on the playground or in the classroom. It can happen at home between siblings. A new study published online in the July issue of the journal “Pediatrics” found that being physically or mentally bullied by a sibling can be as damaging to the...

2013-07-30 13:04:39

Help your teenager stay engaged in school and he or she will be less likely to drop out. That's the conclusion of a new longitudinal study that found that teens who were less engaged in school tended to engage in more delinquency and substance use over time, and that lower levels of engagement and greater problem behaviors in turn predicted a higher likelihood of dropping out of school. Specifically, the study points to the importance of creating a supportive learning environment that...

2013-07-25 10:13:10

Little is known about how sibling relationships impact child and family functioning, but Penn State researchers are beginning to shed light on intervention strategies that can cultivate healthy and supportive sibling relationships. Parents frequently rank their children's sibling rivalry and conflict as the number one problem they face in family life. "In some other cultures, the roles of older and younger, male and female siblings are better defined, and in those more-structured family...

2013-07-24 23:30:06

TippingCircle's social payments app leverages the power of social networks making it easier and less bothersome to exchange money with friends. PYMNTS.com interviews TippingCircle to find out more about their strategy. (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 TippingCircle, enters the electronic payments industry uniting social networks and online payments by becoming a one-stop-shop for anyone who wants to make personal payments in over 190 countries worldwide. TippingCircle is a social network that...

2013-07-24 23:28:30

Red Comet, an Accredited, Self-Paced, Online High School Launches a Credit Course on Health Science Prosser, WA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 This summer, Red Comet launches a brand new high school course titled “Health Sciences: The Whole Individual” as part of its efforts to introduce several new electives. Health Science is a part of everyday life for most students. Many students’ lives are affected by not only their own health but also the health of their family members. Given the...

2013-07-17 10:24:29

A new study by University of British Columbia researchers shows that although 90 per cent of East Asian adolescents in British Columbia are not sexually active, those who are may engage in high-risk sexual behaviors. "Most East Asian-Canadian adolescents have not had sex, but among those who have, one in four used alcohol or drugs before sex last time, and one-third have had two or more partners," says Yuko Homma, lead author and a post-doctoral research fellow with UBC School of Nursing....

Teens Benefit From Connecting With Parents On Social Media
2013-07-16 04:13:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Teenagers who are connected to their parents on social media feel closer to them in real life, according to new research from Brigham Young University. The study of nearly 500 families also found teens that interact with their parents on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are more likely to be generous, kind and helpful to others. Lead study author Sarah Coyne said one of the reasons social media helps...

2013-07-15 23:23:24

Red Comet, an Accredited, Self-Paced, Online High School Launches an Enrichment Course on Criminology. Prosser, WA (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 Red Comet’s “Criminology: Inside the Criminal Mind” launched this summer along with several new online high school electives. In today’s society, crime and deviant behavior are often one of the top concerns of society members. From the nightly news to personal experiences with victimization, crime seems to obtain top ranks in all media reporting....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.