Teens aren’t necessarily less social, but the contours of their social lives have changed.
In the late 1970s, 52 percent of 12th-graders hung out with their friends almost every day. By 2017, only 28 percent were doing so.
Between 2009 and 2017, rates of major depression among 20- to 21-year-olds more than doubled.
Some have called reports overblown, with others going so far as to call it a myth. But the data that continues to emerge tell a different story.
A worker marks timber logs at a concession area in Sarawak, Malaysia. Rainforest logging in Asia feeds much of the world’s thirst for timber.
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In a global economy, passing laws to conserve forests, fisheries or other natural resources can simply shift demand for those goods to other countries or regions where they aren't as well protected.
Sleep deprivation among teens spiked after 2012 – just as smartphone use became common.
Some say the hysteria over screen time echoes parents' worries that their kids were watching too much TV in the 1980s. But new studies show there's nothing overblown about parents' growing concern.
In the 1960s, the Temple established nine residential care facilities for the elderly and six homes for foster children in the Redwood Valley.
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Throughout the movement's history, African Americans and whites lived, worked and protested side-by-side. It was one of the few long-term experiments in American interracial communalism.
If screens are kept at an arm’s length, measures of well-being tend to improve.
As their kids get older, should parents should be more – not less – vigilant?
SAT reading scores in 2016 were the lowest they’ve ever been.
In 1980, 60 percent of 12th graders said they read a book, newspaper or magazine every day for pleasure. By 2016, only 16 percent did.
We’ll say someone’s brainwashed only when we disagree with their beliefs or actions.
Forty years ago, Rebecca Moore's two sisters helped plan the Jonestown massacre. But she refuses to say they were brainwashed, arguing that it prevents us from truly understanding their behavior.
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The 20th-century philosopher Hannah Arendt wrote how refugees, in the absence of legal rights, were forced to live in a state of 'absolute lawlessness.' Her words matter today.
Tyra Hemans, a 19-year-old senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, holds signs honoring slain teachers and friends.
After Columbine, teens weren't taking to the streets to call for more gun regulations. So what's changed?
Although measures of teen and adult happiness dropped during the high unemployment rates of the Great Recession, it didn’t rebound when the economy started to improve.
Changes in how we're spending our free time is a likely culprit.
Kids shouldn’t be expected to self-regulate the amount of time they spend on the device. And parents are finding it tougher and tougher to impose limits.
The problem isn't kids owning smartphones. But when daily use exceeds two hours a day, mental health issues start to crop up.
Protesters in front of a statue of a Spanish missionary in downtown Los Angeles, California.
For the Native people of California, the dream has been more of a nightmare.
According to a new analysis, the number of US teens who felt "useless" and "joyless" grew 33 percent between 2010 and 2015, and there was a 23 percent increase in suicide attempts.
The amount of time teens have spent working and participating in extracurricular activities has held steady in recent years. There has, however, been one big change in their lives: smartphones.
A man taking stairs at Washington-Dulles International Airport in 2013.
Dropping old, bad habits is hard, but starting new, good ones may not be so difficult. Or so a recent study suggests. Read how a simple sign at an airport made a difference.
In the past, kids couldn’t wait to get their driver’s licenses. Now? Not so much.
Should parents be worried that many teens are putting off traditional rites of passage like working, driving and dating?
New research is putting the first generation of kids to grow up with the smartphone into sharp relief.
Move over millennials, there's a new generation in town. Dubbed 'iGen,' they differ from their predecessors on a range of measures, from mental health to time spent with friends.
Polygamy advocate Brady Williams talks with his five wives during an interview at their home in a polygamous community outside Salt Lake City.
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File
Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, taught that a righteous man could help numerous women and children go to heaven by being 'sealed' in plural marriage. Norms have been revised, but tensions remain.
It was supposed to bring us all together.
How has the first generation of kids to grow up with the iPhone been affected?