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Diet or an eating disorder? Signs every parent needs to know Special

Tucson - Teenagers often follow fad diets. However, what is the difference between teenage finickiness and the development of an eating disorder? A leading therapist has provided Digital Journal with some advice.

Op-Ed: A tale of two 'classic' movies about teenage angst

John Hughes' beloved 1980s teen drama “The Breakfast Club” turned thirty years old last weekend, while the iconic James Dean flick “Rebel without a Cause” will be sixty later this year. Which movie holds up better today? You may be surprised.

Generation Z: Born in the digital age

Paris - Facebook? Of course. Books? Definitely not. Video games? For sure. Sport? No way. Speed? Yes. Patience? Not so much.This, in a nutshell, is the life of the "Generation Z" -- independent, stubborn, pragmatic and always in a rush.

British teens think Churchill was fictional figure

Twenty percent of British teenagers think Sir Winston Churchill was a fictional character, while a large proportion believe King Arthur, Sherlock Holmes, and Eleanor Rigby were real living persons, according to a new survey commissioned by UKTV Gold.

Two teens shot by hunter unloading rifle

Tamaqua - Local police and the Pennsylvania Game Commission are continuing their investigation today into the shooting of two teenagers on Tuesday. The apparent accidental shooting occurred around 5 p.m. when a hunter was unloading his rifle.

Review: 'Concord Floral' an eerie, powerful look at suburban T.O. teens Special

Toronto - It's hard to write good dialogue and monologue for teen characters. Adult playwrights and screenwriters often suffer from a lack of familiarity with the new lingo, yo, or resort to contrived, artificial “Buffy”-style irony and pop culture.

Israel kills 2 Palestinians suspected of teens' murders

Hebron - Israeli troops on Tuesday killed two Palestinians in the West Bank suspected of the murders of three Jewish teenagers in June, which sparked events leading to the devastating war in Gaza.

'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'- 14yo carries 7yo brother 65 km

A 14-year-old Michigan teenager raised awareness about cerebral palsy by walking 65 kilometers or 40 miles with his seven-year-old brother strapped to his back. Hunter Gandee carried Braden, who has cerebral palsy from Bedford to Ann Arbor.

Op-Ed: One more girl: 13-year-old American injured by the HPV vaccine Special

Thirteen-year-old Skylee Butler's life has not been the same since receiving the Human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine in Massachusetts last August.

French teen jihadists home to face the music

Toulouse - Two French school students who ran away to fight in Syria were back home Tuesday with some explaining to do to their bewildered parents and teachers and the police.

Disabled teen stands strong against bullies

Chicago - Today bullies still exist in an alarming number of schools. Disabled people are often targets. One girl, however, is positively fighting back with many methods.

Teenage girls in Britain ranked second as biggest boozers

For years, drinking alcohol and getting drunk in public was something that most women and girls in the U.K. would have seen as socially unacceptable. But times have changed, and young women, wanting "to be cool" are instead getting falling down drunk.

Teens are more prone to genital herpes

Teenagers today may be more likely to contract one type of herpes virus than teenagers in years past, a new study finds.

Regular to vigorous daily exercise helps teens in academics

Glasgow - Now parents have yet another reason to encourage their teenagers to exercise each day - it could improve how they perform in class.

Teen 'super-hacker' netting $600,000 a year arrested in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Police in Argentina have arrested a 19-year-old man who is being accused of heading a gang of hackers who targeted international money transfer and gambling websites.

US teen birthrate hits record low in 2011

The teen birthrate in the United States set another new record low in 2011, according to the latest federal data released on Thursday.

Judge calls for ‘no age limit’ on morning-after pill

A U.S. judge has ordered the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lift its ban on emergency contraception for women aged 16 and under. This is an important decision, for both those for or against, in relation to social policy.

Nearly 20% of teen births are repeat births

According to a Vital Signs report, nearly one in five teen births in the U.S. is a repeat birth. However, it also stands that teen births have fallen over the past 20 years.

3 Canadian teens appear in court over prostitution ring

Ottawa - Three Ottawa teenage girls appear in court yesterday allegedly used social media sites such as Facebook to force young girls into prostitution.

Decline in cancer deaths among young people

Cancer deaths among young people in the U.K. have fallen in last 30 years, according to a new study from the charity Cancer Research U.K.

Zit alert! Why some teenagers get them and others don't

The bacteria that cause acne live on everyone's skin, and outbreaks are common for teenagers. Yet some teenagers suffer with a lot of acne and others do not. New research into different bacterial strains offers an answer.

Texting: Teenagers are doing it in their sleep

Villanova - We all know the type - people walking along like zombies, or sitting, totally unaware, in parks or public places, with their eyes and fingers glued to their phones. Well now, apparently, they are doing it in their sleep too.

Teen births decline in the U.S.

Data released for 2011 shows that the number of babies in the U.S. born to teenage mothers has fallen to a record low. The pattern does, nonetheless, vary across different states.

Op-Ed: School suggests breast reduction for sexually harassed teenager

Tammie Jackson, the mother of a 13-year old girl in St.Louis, Missouri is fuming after her daughter’s school suggested the teenager undergo a breast reduction when she lodged complaints of sexual harassment and bullying.

Video: 200+ teen flash mob at mall transforms into 'flash brawl'

Baton Rouge - What was supposed to be a Saturday night flash mob at a mall in Louisiana turned into a "flash brawl" where a mass fight took place with around 200 teenage participants.

New Jersey teen locked in police van for 15 hours files suit

Fort Lee - Adam Kim, who was 17 when he was locked in a police van for 15 hours, has filed a lawsuit claiming the experience left him traumatised.

Study says it's safe to Taser teens

Wake Forest - A new US study has found that teenagers who are Tasered, don't appear to be at any higher risk of injury than adults. Researchers examined data from "real life" altercations between youth and police.

Heart and Stroke Foundation: Kids not eating healthy breakfast

Toronto - Are children getting a healthy start to the school day? According to research from a Canadian health organization, kids and teenagers are not eating a healthy breakfast, or at all, before the school day begins.

Chicago clothing store falls victim to teen 'flash mob' robbery

Chicago - A Chicago clothing store owner recently published security footage on YouTube showing a flash mob of nearly two dozen teenagers filling the store and then stealing approximately $3,000 worth of jeans.

Video: Teenagers bully 10-year-old for 40 minutes on school bus

The video shows a group of teenagers literally tormenting a 10-year-old boy on his way to school. For 40 minutes, Cequan Haskins endured verbal and physical abuse from two 15-year-old bullies in May 2011.
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Teenagers play in the flooded Songhua river.  Notice the fake crocodiles in the pool nearby.
Teenagers play in the flooded Songhua river. Notice the fake crocodiles in the pool nearby.
Falling down drunk
Falling down drunk
The video shows the victim  a mentally disabled man  being beaten up.  Graphic violence.
The video shows the victim, a mentally disabled man, being beaten up. Graphic violence.
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Russian teenagers scaling one of the tallest structures in Russia
Russian teenagers scaling one of the tallest structures in Russia

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