Teens haven't spent so little since 2011 — survey

Oct 8, 2019
Phones, food and clothes continue to be in; handbags are right out.
A group of teens look at a photograph they took on a smartphone in Times Square in New York City in 2017.
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Money may matter more than age when it comes to teen drivers

Jan 17, 2019
As the cost of cars, insurance and drivers ed has climbed, the number of teen drivers has fallen.
"It's much harder for a teenager to be able to afford a car or pay for the costs of driving than was the case 20 years ago,” said Robert Foss, director of the Center for the Study of Young Drivers at the University of North Carolina.
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FDA warns e-cigarette manufacturers about teen use

Sep 12, 2018
They warn the usage of e-cigarettes by teens has reached an epidemic proportion.
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Teens are taking longer to grow up

Nov 24, 2017
A major study of teenagers and their activities has found that adolescents are growing up more slowly than previous generations. We look at one aspect in particular: they’re less likely to have paying jobs (the number of eighth graders who…

Teenage girls who code get encouragement from U.S. Bank

May 9, 2017
Teams of girls are coming up with financial apps as part of a global tech competition.
U.S. Bank Chief Innovation Officer Dominic Venturo and Chief Executive Andy Cecere pose with teenage girls the bank sponsored as part of Technovation, a global app-building competition.
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John Green doesn't call himself a writer

Oct 19, 2015
But he's still a best-selling author. And he's keeping his YouTube day job.

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High school will keep starting too early. Here's why.

Aug 25, 2014
Too little sleep is a health hazard, but school boards aren't changing.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is the latest group to declare that most middle and high school classes start too early for teenagers to properly function.
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Teens now spending as much on food as clothes

Apr 10, 2014
A survey of buying habits says Starbucks is a top spending location.