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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

U.S. Treasuries jump ahead of 10-year TIPS auction, initial jobless claims

The U.S. Treasuries steadied during Wednesdays afternoon session amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the countrys 10-year TIPS auction and initial jobless claims,...

UK gilts remain tad higher ahead of January flash PMIs

The United Kingdoms gilts remained tad higher during European trading hours Wednesday ahead of the countrys flash PMIs for the month of January, scheduled to be released on January 24 by 09:30GMT. The yield on the...

German bunds flat in silent session ahead of ECB’s monetary policy meeting

The German bunds remained flat during European trading session Wednesday ahead of the European Central Banks (ECB) monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on January 23 by 12:45GMT. The German 10-year bond yield,...

German bunds surge despite better-than-expected January ZEW economic sentiment index

The German bunds surged during European trading session Tuesday even as the countrys ZEW economic sentiment index for the month of January, came in better than market expectations ahead of the European Central Banks (ECB)...

USD/CNY likely to face some upside for the time being, caution mood reckoned: Commerzbank

The USD/CNY currency pair is expected to see some further upside for USD/CNY for the time being, with a caution mood reckoned to stay on for a while, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank. The spread...

Politics

Ivanka Trump ignores CNN reporter’s questions about Donald Trump’s impeachment

Ivanka Trump attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland as President Donald Trumps senior political adviser. While she wasnt really expected to play a major role in the gathering of the worlds leaders and...

Barack and Michelle Obama: 3 interesting facts about their new Martha’s Vineyard home

With their lucrative Netflix and book deals, former president Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are thriving and living the good life even after their exit from the White House. One proof of their rising purchasing power...

Ivanka Trump snub: First Daughter ignored CNN's Jim Acosta during Davos forum

First Daughter and Senior Political Advisor Ivanka Trump accompanied her father Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland recently. But as she was being asked about her fathers impending impeachment...

Donald Trump shock: POTUS is not mentally competent to stand trial, says former White House Ethics lawyer

The United States President Donald Trump is currently facing an impeachment trial in the Senate for several charges including abuse of power. With these charges being brought to light once again, a former White House...

Melania Trump shock: FLOTUS leaves Donald Trump out of throwback photo on Instagram

The United States First Lady Melania Trump has been FLOTUS since 2017, and over the years, she has celebrated the anniversary of her husband Donald Trumps inauguration into office. This year, she once again celebrated the...

Science

Asteroids: NASA discovers small moon orbiting space rock the agency plans to visit

As far as asteroids are concerned, we only know of them when they decide to approach the planet, or at least be on their way towards Earth. However, one particular asteroid that NASA plans on visiting seems to have a small...

Asteroids: NASA spots asteroid hurtling towards Earth at over 37,000 mph

The asteroid trackers at NASA spotted another space rock headed in the Earths direction. The agency predicted that it would be approaching the planet today. Express reports that an asteroid formally referred to as 2020...

Asteroids: Astronomers photograph potentially hazardous asteroid approaching Earth

Another asteroid appears to be on its way to Earth, and a group of astronomers managed to take photos of the space rock that is making its way towards the planets vicinity. Just like with all the other asteroids that have...

NASA: Agency releases photo of famous galaxy taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

The universe has a way of still amazing everyone with the stars and planets and various other phenomena that occur beyond the planet. Recently, NASA released a photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of what is perhaps...

Technology

‘Marvel's Avengers:’ New release date, playable characters confirmed

Gamers, who have been counting the days until the arrival of the supposed May 2020 Marvels Avengers release date, will have to keep counting for a few more months. But the delay is all for good cause as it would mean that...

‘Godfall’ updates: Fantasy ARPG title combines loot progression and third-person melee combat

Neither developer Counterplay Games nor publisher Gearbox Publishing announced a definite Godfall release date at the moment except that its going to arrive by late 2020. However, interest in the upcoming title recently...

‘The Last of Us 2’ is speculated to launch on PC following a Naughty Dog job listing

The Last of Us 2 will not be released in a few more months, but the Internet is already picking up several clues on the possibilities for the future of the sequel game. The latest interesting report happens to suggest that...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ delay to Sept. 17 confirmed

One of the worse fears of Cyberpunk 2077 fans has finally happened. The games launch has now been moved to a new release date -- five months later than its original schedule. Despite the major change of plans, many...

‘Warcraft 3: Reforged’ system requirements still unknown despite Jan. 28 launch

After more than a year of waiting, fans of the Warcraft universe are finally getting their hands on the full version of Warcraft 3: Reforged in less than a week. The game is a remaster of the original title from 2002, with...
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