Blood has always been a symbol of life and has been thought to counteract the ageing process.
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Recent scientific studies have claimed that transfusions of blood from teenagers can help delay or reverse the ageing process. Do they stack up?
Zimbabwe’s youth are most affected by democratic processes, but they appear to be the least interested.
Youth participation in elections and governance processes in Zimbabwe is low.
New research estimates that one in seven teens send sexts and one in four receive them.
Rather than telling young people not to sext, we should encourage them to think about sexting as part of a broader negotiation of intimate relationships.
Indigenous, LGBT, Black and refugee youth are among the groups that are at a greater risk of cyberbullying than others. But youth can also be powerful agents of change.
Cyberbullying has become destructive and feels unstoppable. Here is a five-step technique for dealing with it.
California’s 1994 fight over immigration parallels the present-day U.S.
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In the 1990s, older Californians struggled to make way for a younger, more diverse generation. Here’s how that 'racial generation gap’ transformed the state – and what it means for the rest of the US.
Young people walk in front of a billboard in one of Jakarta’s malls.
A political scientist finds out about Indonesia's youth "political preferences".
Getting involved in after-school sports can be positive, but it comes with risks too.
When after-school clubs aren't properly monitored, they can become risky spaces.
New research suggests people who start volunteering before age ten will keep doing so as they grow up.
Each year the government runs a A$40 billion deficit, it increases the lifetime tax burden for households headed by a person aged 25 to 34 by A$10,000.
Unless the government is willing to increase taxes elsewhere to pay for tax cuts there will be longer-term costs for the budget and the economy. And younger Australians will wear these costs.
Greens Jordon Steele-John on being an ‘accidental’ senator.
New Greens senator Jordon Steele-John is the youngest person ever to sit in the Senate.
Thirsty? Perhaps a cool glass of lemonade would hit the spot.
Entrepreneurship is a matter of society. Schools should be engaged to coach students, starting at an early age, by working on their perception of self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intention.
Young Australians still remain locked out of the housing market as the wealth disparity grows across generations.
Australia is becoming wealthier, but much of that wealth remains concentrated in the hands of older generations.
Research shows young people are passionate about issues like marriage equality, but many do not understand how governments are formed and prime ministers elected.
Young people have a poor understanding of Australian democracy, which must be redressed by the education system if they are to become full citizens.
The default position in social and political theory is to disregard children altogether, or to consider them as learner-citizens.
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When children and young people have opportunities for active citizenship, they demonstrate a wide range of ways of contributing to their communities.
There are benefits to sport participation, and it is important for parents to be aware of concussion risks, how to avoid them, and the signs when they may have occurred.
As students return to school and prepare to join sports teams, here's what they and their parents need to know about concussions.
Vinyl records and cassette tapes, the parties that went with them, and other hedonistic pleasures from our youth can form a big part of our identity years later.
Memories of our carefree youth help form our identity today. But memories are selective. So, were we really as wild as we think we were?
South Africa’s unemployment numbers reveal chronic joblessness.
A deeper analysis of South Africa's joblessness reveals a scarier picture of large sections of the population suffering, especially the country's youth.
A young woman protests at a “Not My President” demonstration against Donald Trump in New York in December 2016.
According to famed anthropologist Arjun Appadurai, the central question of our times is whether we’re witnessing the worldwide rejection of liberal democracy and its replacement by some sort of populist…
Setting a low age floor for legal access to cannabis could improve drug-use prevention, education, health and safety for youth, research suggests.
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Allowing young people to legally access marijuana will improve cannabis education and use-prevention, and hinder illegal activity.
Adolescent family violence has detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of families, and is surrounded by stigma and shame.
Research is revealing that both families who have experienced adolescent family violence and those working with them feel the criminal justice system is not an appropriate way to respond to it.