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Jean Twenge

Jean Twenge

Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University

Jean Twenge is the author of more than 100 scientific journal articles and three books (including "Generation Me" and "The Narcissism Epidemic"). Her current research interests include generational differences in traits, attitudes and behaviors.

Facebook's own internal documents offer a blueprint for making social media safer for teens

Oct 09, 2021 08:33 am UTC| Technology

Right at the time social media became popular, teen mental health began to falter. Between 2010 and 2019, rates of depression and loneliness doubled in the U.S. and globally, suicide rates soared for teens in the U.S. and...

Why teen depression rates are rising faster for girls than boys

Jan 18, 2020 04:23 am UTC| Insights & Views Life

Were in the middle of a teen mental health crisis and girls are at its epicenter. Since 2010, depression, self-harm and suicide rates have increased among teen boys. But rates of major depression among teen girls in...

Teens have less face time with their friends – and are lonelier than ever

Mar 21, 2019 13:13 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life Technology

Ask a teen today how she communicates with her friends, and shell probably hold up her smartphone. Not that she actually calls her friends; its more likely that she texts them or messages them on social media. Todays...

Worry over kids' excessive smartphone use is more justified than ever before

Dec 17, 2018 10:44 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Parents who fear their kids are spending too much time in front of screens now have more reason for concern. New research funded by the National Institutes of Health found brain changes among kids using screens more...

Why it matters that teens are reading less

Aug 21, 2018 16:16 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Most of us spend much more time with digital media than we did a decade ago. But todays teens have come of age with smartphones in their pockets. Compared to teens a couple of decades ago, the way they interact with...

Does Apple have an obligation to make the iPhone safer for kids?

Jan 09, 2018 15:19 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

The average teen spends at least six hours a day looking at a screen, with most of it from using a smartphone. Many parents, naturally, have wondered if so much time spent in front of a screen is safe. Recent...

How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

Aug 22, 2017 15:04 pm UTC| Technology Life

As someone who researches generational differences, I find one of the most frequent questions Im asked is What generation am I in? If you were born before 1980, thats a relatively easy question to answer: the Silent...

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Economy

Pizza Hut celebrating Halloween with free Shudder Streaming offer and original Stuffed Crust pizza

Pizza Hut signs a deal with Shudder for the upcoming Halloween celebration. The pizza chain launches a special promo for the occasion where customers can enjoy spooky movie streaming through Shudder, an American...

Tropicana creates toothpaste that won't ruin orange juice taste

Experts at beverage manufacturer Tropicana have come up with a toothpaste that allows juice lovers to indulge in orange juice without off-flavors after brushing their teeth. According to a spokesperson, Tropicana...

S. Koreans increasingly prefer 'compact' SUVs

South Korean automakers sold 49,495 units of compact SUVs in the third quarter of this year, topping all other types of vehicles. The new sales figure almost doubled last years third-quarter sales of 25,356 units of...

Budweiser to deploy zero-emission green hydrogen at UK brewery

Budweiser Brewing Group will explore using zero-emission green hydrogen at its Magor brewery in South Wales through its partnership with UK-based green hydrogen energy company Protium. The plan is to build the first...

Politics

Joe Biden sued for reversing Trump-era abortion referral ban

Since taking office in January, US President Joe Biden has reversed many policies that were passed under his immediate predecessor Donald Trump, including abortion referrals. Ohios Republican attorney general has filed a...

Nancy Pelosi officially notifies DC US attorney of Steve Bannon's defiance of House Committee subpoena

As the House Committee continues its investigation into the Capitol insurrection on January 6, the panel has already acted on its subpoena powers on former Trump strategist Steve Bannon. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this...

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Ukrainian troops launch airstrike on Russian artillery equipment in region

Tensions between Ukraine and Russia remain with a possibility of escalating into military conflict in the region. Fears have been stoked following the move by Ukrainian troops this week to launch an airstrike on Russian...

Donald Trump may face another investigation into Scottish golf course

Former US President Donald Trump is facing a slew of lawsuits and is at the center of several investigations in the country. The former president may be facing another investigation, but this time surrounding his golf...

Science

S. Korean researchers develop Mediterranean diet that helps prevent cardiovascular disease

South Korean researchers have developed a Korean-style Mediterranean diet that helps prevent cardiovascular disease by reducing the proportion of carbohydrates while increasing the ratio of fat and protein. The diet...

LG Chem develops substance for creating cheaper, lighter plastic solar panel frames

LG Chem combined polycarbonate and acrylonitrile styrene acrylate (ASA) to develop LUPOY EU5201 to be used in plastic frames for solar panels. Consequently, LG has become the first in South Korea to develop plastic...

Owls used in helping California vineyards get rid of rodents

A Humboldt State University team is attempting to prove that owls can be an effective eco-friendly option at protecting grapes from rodent attacks. Graduate students at the universitys Department of Wildlife under...

S. Korean researchers develop process that uses agri-waste to produce biofuels, plastics

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) had developed an enzymatic process that uses agricultural waste to produce the 4-hydroxy valeric acid--an ingredient for biofuels and plastics. The KIERs enzymatic process...

France probes Nestlé, 100 other firms over bisphenol-A use

The French government is investigating 101 companies, including Nestlé, for not disclosing their use of bisphenol-A in food packaging. In its statement of objections, Frances competition authority accused the 101...

Technology

‘A Quiet Place’ video game to launch in 2022

The box office hit A Quiet Place is the latest popular film to get a video game adaptation. Its development has been recently confirmed, but it is not slated to launch anytime soon. The development of A Quiet Place...

‘The Division 2’ season 8 and major update are delayed to February 2022

Multiple projects of Ubisoft have been delayed this year, and the anticipated The Division 2 update is now part of that list, too. The video game company confirmed it will push the release date of the games eighth season,...

Qualcomm launches new Snapdragon 7, 6, and 4 SoCs

Qualcomm just announced a lineup of new mobile chipsets for the Snapdragon 7-, 6-, and 4-series. However, tech fans will still have to wait for the launch of the companys anticipated flagship mobile processor dubbed...

Google Stadia tests limited-time free trials starting with ‘Hello Engineer’

It was recently discovered that Google Stadia has quietly added a highly requested feature that allows those who do not have a Google Stadia Pro membership to try games for free. The new offer was spotted just earlier this...

‘Returnal’ 2.0 update adds pause function without losing game progress

Returnal has been one of the most talked-about PS5 games released this year, but its early version was missing a crucial function. Players were previously unable to pause the game without losing progress, but this has been...
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