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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

Study probes use of owls 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...

Paris Baguette partners with Erajaya Group to bring its bakery chain brand to Indonesia

Paris Baguette is one of the leading and largest bakery chains in South Korea, and it is now expanding to Indonesia. Through a partnership deal between the bakerys operator, which is SPC Group, and Indonesias local firm,...

Amazon is hiring 150,000 workers in the U.S. as the holiday shopping season approaches

Amazon announced on Monday, Oct. 18, that it would be hiring additional 150,000 workers in the United States. The new recruits will be part of the companys seasonal workforce which means they will be temporarily employed...

Google to offer new mobile subscription bundle

Google is reportedly set to launch its new subscription-based bundle, and this offer includes a package of a smartphone and some exclusive Google services. Googles strategic move is meant to attract more customers in...

Camp takes over Toys R Us Garden State Plaza mall store as the holiday season begins

Camp, a toy retailer in the United States, is set to launch its new store where the famous Toys R Us store was once located. The company will be opening its doors to shoppers in time for the holiday season. While this...

Politics

Capitol insurrection: Rep. Adam Schiff reveals House Committee's plan on Steve Bannon, warns other subpoenaed Trump aides

The House Committee investigating the Capitol insurrection is moving forward in taking action against Donald Trumps former strategist Steve Bannon for refusing to comply with his subpoena. Rep. Adam Schiff made another...

Afghanistan: Iran to host meeting with Russia, China, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan on Afghanistan

As the Taliban now have control of Afghanistan, the rest of the world looks to decide how to approach the nations new administration, including its neighbors. Iran will be hosting a meeting with five other nations...

South China Sea: China blasts US, Canada for conspiring to disrupt stability in region as tensions with Taiwan rise

Tensions in the South China Sea are not just limited to the increasing assertions of control by China over the vast majority of the waters, but it also includes its pressure campaign on Taiwan. With the US and Canada...

Kamala Harris to talk about climate change in visit to Lake Mead

With climate change becoming more and more of a major issue in the world today, its effects are also becoming more and more evident. In her visit to Lake Mead, US Vice President Kamala Harris will be highlighting the...

Science

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...

Kansai found to have more genetically predisposed coffee lovers than elsewhere in Japan

Tokyo-based genome data analysis firm Euglena found that those with rs671 genotypes of ALDH2 are more predisposed to liking coffee and more prevalent in people from the Kansai area than other parts of Japan. Euglena...

S. Korean researchers develop eco-friendly fertilizer tech using greenhouse gases

A Kyung Hee University research team had developed a new eco-friendly technology that can turn methanol generated in livestock and agricultural areas into a hormone that promotes plant growth and rooting. The technology...

S. Korean researchers to limit carbon emissions during battery manufacturing

The Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) will invest 11.4 billion won in developing a solvent-free process that does not emit carbon dioxide in electrode manufacturing for lithium-ion batteries. The process...

Technology

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ PC requirements on Steam include 150GB storage space

The next video game adaptation based on the Marvel universe will be Square Enixs Guardians of the Galaxy. While developer Eidos-Montreal has yet to unveil the full list of system requirements for PC players, the...

Apple AR/VR production might begin in late 2022

Apple has been rumored to release its own AR/VR headset for some time now. However, tech fans might have to wait longer than previously reported as the device is not anticipated to enter production until late...

FromSoftware announces ‘Elden Ring’ closed test following launch delay

The lack of new updates about Elden Ring has led to speculations that the game could be delayed. On Monday, speculations turned to reality as FromSoftware moved the games launch. On the bright side, the developer also...

MacBook Pro launches with two new Apple silicon chips

Just as expected, Apples October event highlighted the release of the latest MacBook Pros. However, the tech giant was still able to surprise viewers of the online launch by announcing that there will be two new Apple...
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