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Autism and Porn: A Problem No One Talks About

Are young adult males with autism more vulnerable to the lure of illegal pornography? I explore the reasons this might be true, and what we can do about it

Bullying: the need to reframe the debate

As adults we should be asking ourselves whether we are helping or hindering children and young people by the way we talk about and deal with bullying. Adults undoubtedly need to find ways of helping the young to negotiate difficult situations, but we also need to be careful not to undermine their abilities to sort out these difficulties themselves.

'Who is Moving Out of the U.S. Labor Force?'

Tyler Cowen: Who is moving out of the U.S. labor force?: Read the recent testimony of Robert E. Hall (pdf): Most of the decline in participation occurred among teenagers and young adults. The finding that these effects tend to be...

Angry Birds Developer Rovio Branching Out To Young Adult Novels

Despite challenges, Rovio continues to expand its business horizons. Rovio, developer of the Angry Birds franchise, is swapping egg-pinching pigs for teen angst with its latest venture: A series of pirate-themed novels that the Finnish company will publish by early next year. Read Full Story

Head and neck cancers in young adults are more likely to be a result of inherited factors

A new study pools data from 25 case-control studies and conducts separate analyses to show that head and neck cancers in young adults are more likely to be as a result of inherited factors, rather than lifestyle factors such as smoking or drinking alcohol.

'Maze Runner's Kaya Scodelario Sails to 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5'

After being the only female misfit in the young adult sci-fi adaptation The Maze Runner, British actress Kaya Scodelario may be heading to an established film franchise next. Deadline has word that the "Skins" cast member is in early...Show More Summary

After Angry Birds, Rovio dives into publishing with pirate-themed young adult novel

Finnish game studio Rovio, known for its hit mobile game franchise Angry Birds, now has its sights set on young readers. The company is publishing author Mintie Das’ novel The Sinking World late this year. Part of a series called Storm...Show More Summary

20 New Classics Every Child Should Own

Last week Time published its 100 Best Children's Books of All Time, and a companion list, The 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time. As the children's book buyer for an independent bookstore and reviewer of children's fiction, several of my friends, family members and colleagues posted the link to my Facebook wall almost simultaneously. Show More Summary

What Concerned Parents And Teachers Don’t Get About Screen Time

3 days agoOdd : Thought Catalog

I rarely go a day without hearing someone complain about how teenagers and young adults are glued to their phones.

15 YA Writers on Their Favorite Book for Adults

TIME magazine recently ran a big package on “young adult” novels, in an attempt to define the nascent genre, giving us both “ … Read More

Regular Exercise May Boost Brain Health in Adults

In the brain, blood flow and cognitive function peak during young adulthood, but a new study of 52 young women found that oxygen availability, which is known to positively relate to brain health and function, is higher in adults whoShow More Summary

Young Adult: Los Angeles's Young People Are Refusing to Leave in Droves

Los Angeles is a destination for all kinds of people, but especially young people looking to start their successful adult lives; and, as it goes with growing up, usually they either make it and move out or give up...

Jason Richardson's 76ers Teammates Give Him Adult Diapers for 34th Birthday

Being 34 years doesn't seem that old, but for Jason Richardson, it makes him quite a bit older than his Philadelphia 76ers teammates. That's why the young 76ers had some fun with their veteran teammate on his birthday. Richardson turned 34 years old on Tuesday. Show More Summary

Burying beetles hatch survival plan to source food, study shows

Young beetles pick up sensory signals from adult insects to increase their chances of being fed -- and shorten the odds of being killed instead. Beetle larvae have an in-built ability to identify different adults based on distinct chemicals found on the outside of their shells and adjust their begging behavior accordingly, researchers say.

Sky will soon switch on adult broadband filters for indecisive customers

As part of David Cameron's plan to protect young internet users, broadband providers have been forced to offer an "unavoidable choice." This impels new subscribers to decide whether they want to enable or disable blocks on adult content. However, UK...

What not to say to grieving students (and other tools to help bereaved kids at school)

At any given time there are millions of young people in schools across the country who are grieving over some significant loss in their lives — and often the adults around them aren’t sure what to say or do to help them. There is a new Web site, grievingstudents.com,that offers an online toolkit for educators and […]

Quiz: How Up Are You on the Millennial Sex Scene?

Post by Adriana Velez. We've all heard about the so-called "hookup culture" of Millennials, people age 18 to 34. But what's the reality? We took a closer look at the sex lives of young adults (well, not that close!) to find out. Whether...Show More Summary

‘Reckoners’ YA Book Series Lands At 20th Century Fox For Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps

EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox has just landed what I’m hearing is a hotly contested young adult fantasy books series The Reckoners by New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson. The studio made the deal to give to Shawn Levy’s Fox-based 21 Laps to produce. The deal is for the first two books — Steelheart and Firefight – in a planned trilogy. Show More Summary

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