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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.

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...

The iPhone turns 10 – and it's isolated us, not united us

Jun 27, 2017 02:52 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology Health

Sometime around 2011 or 2012, it suddenly became very easy to predict what people would be doing in public places: Most would be looking down at their phones. For years, mobile phones werent much to look at. The screens...

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Economy

UK gilts shrug off solid retail sales data; 10-year yield falls to 1-week low as coronavirus fear haunts

The United Kingdoms held gains during European trading hours on Thursday even as the countrys January retail sales remained solid and promising, with month -over- month data rising to seven month high of 0.9...

German bunds hold gains as investors monitor coronavirus situation

German bunds held gains during afternoon session on Thursday as traders seek refuge in safe-haven assets on fear that the coronavirus outbreak will slow the global economy. The German 10-year bond yield, which move...

Australian jobless rate lifts to 5.3 pct in January, employment change modest

In a reversal of Decembers move, Australias unemployment rate ticked back up to 5.3 percent in January, while employment rose modestly. The underutilisation rate jumped to a 19-month high. Alongside this, the participation...

Australian bonds surge as January employment data raises prospects of RBA rate cut

Australian bonds surge on Thursday as January disappointing employment data has strengthened the prospects for Reserve Bank of Australia interest rate cut. The yield on Australias benchmark 10-year note, which moves...

Coronavirus impact likely to affect Japan’s export recovery, says Oxford Economics

After exports to China had picked up in previous months, the renewed contraction in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak underscores risks to growth and dents hope for a near-term export recovery, according to the latest...

Politics

Michelle Obama encourages students to vote in the upcoming elections

Former first lady Michelle Obama wants people to vote. In fact, shes encouraging students to vote by sharing her photo taken when she was still a student. Now, everyone knows Michelle Obama wore a polka-dotted dress to...

Donald Trump spent ‘virtually’ no time, not interested with Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany

Donald Trumps relationship with his five children has been a topic for discussion among netizens. The majority of which are convinced that the POTUS is not a hands-on dad to Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, and...

Melania Trump shock: FLOTUS doesn’t want to vouch for Donald Trump at upcoming elections

Melania Trump has been criticized for not supporting Donald Trump as much as the other first ladies supported their respective husbands. According to Political Flare, the POTUS doesnt have the support of women, which he...

Melania Trump fury: FLOTUS underserving of Women of Distinction award; Be Best initiative ‘laughable’

Melania Trump received the Women of Distinction award from a small Florida Christian college this week. However, the decision to grant her with the recognition didnt sit well with a lot of people. During her speech, the...

Melania Trump has a Valentine’s Day tradition that involves visiting sick children

First Lady Melania Trump has a Valentines Day tradition not many people know about. For three years now, the FLOTUS spent part of the special day with patients at the Childrens Inn at the National Institutes of Health...

Science

Aliens: Scientists plan exploring other Earth-like planets in search of alien life

Space agencies all over the world continue to explore what lies beyond Earth and into the cosmos. Now, a group of scientists claims that alien life forms may exist in other exoplanets similar to that of Earth. Over the...

Asteroids: Rock traveling 48,400 mph heading towards Earth, says NASA

Another asteroid is apparently on its way towards Earth as space agency NASAs asteroid trackers have caught sight of the rock. A new report reveals how fast the asteroid is going, and whether or not it would actually...

Aliens: Extra-terrestrial hunter organization makes their data available to the public

For decades, various organizations and agencies, both public and private, have been on the search for signs of extra-terrestrials or life beyond Earth. One ET hunting organization, in particular, is asking the public for...

The ice melt in Antarctica 129,000 years ago caused a drastic increase in sea levels

Climate change is an issue that many are bringing to light and urging influential figures to make a change in the process, with activists like Greta Thunberg headlining the movement. Looking back at the cause of an extreme...

Technology

GoPro HERO8 Black: Display Mod pre-order is expected to go live soon

It has been four months since GoPro unveiled HERO8 Black, but fans of the action camera still have some things to look forward to at this point. The company has also announced mod accessories specifically designed for the...

Nintendo Switch: ‘Cooking Mama’ franchise to debut in the console next month, per video leak

As Nintendo Switch fans already now coming into 2020, there is a long list of highly anticipated games already slated to launch for the hybrid portable console. But that list keeps getting longer as more popular titles are...

Pocophone F2’s launch with top-tier Snapdragon chip is still uncertain

Consumers and the top tech enthusiasts were in unison throughout 2019 that Pocophone F2 is part of their smartphone wish list. However, Poco, as a brand, remained silent about its plans on future device launches until the...

‘NBA 2K20’ ratings update no. 5 upgrades Damian Lillard to a 94 OVR

One of the aspects of NBA 2K games that keep it the talk of the town is the changes in the players overall ratings from time to time. In the latest update, fans of Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson will be delighted as...
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