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What Is Sexting and How It Leads to Bullying

Teens and tweens today are comfortable sharing their lives online. Whether it's posting photos, updating their Facebook status or sending countless texts, they seem to thrive in this new "always connected" culture. But sometimes being just a click away from others can have disastrous results.

12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media

The last thing young people want is another set of rules. But these days, social media comes with great responsibility, whether you are just starting high school or finishing up college.

8 Financial Tips for Young Adults

Unfortunately, personal finance has not yet become a required subject in high school or college, so you might be fairly clueless about how to manage your money when you're out in the real world for the first time. If you think that understanding personal finance is way above your head, though, you're wrong.

Avoid an Identity Crisis: 6 Ways College Students Can Be Money and Identity Smart

College is expensive. With the day-to-day expenses, on top of the hefty tuition you have to bear (at least) the next four years, you may feel a bit overwhelmed.

What Should A Young Person Know And Consider Before Joining The Military?

The single most important thing to know is that you basically give up your rights. Not all of them, and not in all places and times, but enough to seriously change how you can conduct yourself.  G.I. stands for “Government Issue,” and you are a resource in the strictest sense of the word.

Tips for Picking the Right Roommate

Coming home should be something you look forward to, whatever that means for you. You have every right to enjoy yourself, but so does your roommate. Conflict happens when your idea about what enjoyment consists of doesn't mesh well with their idea.

4 Effective Ways to Manage Your Spending

Expense management is something that not many young adults have mastered quite yet. Most of the time, they are living on a shoestring and perhaps living paycheck to paycheck (if not on a limited allowance), so the concept of setting aside money for savings may be new.

Safe Online Dating

The vast majority of people using dating sites are sincere and honest in the information they provide, and in their reasons for joining. However, exceptions exist, and you need to be aware of how to keep yourself - and your bank account and savings - protected while meeting people online.

 7 Helpful Tips for Managing Rent as a College Student

 Moving out of the dorms means one thing to most college students: sweet, sweet freedom. Living outside the dorms has some great perks, but renting your first apartment or room in a house may require a bit more financial responsibility than you expected.

 Questions Every College Student Should Ask When Renting Apartments

 Moving off campus is a quantum leap into adulthood for college students. However, many first apartments include dealings with leaky faucets, exorbitant rent, noncommittal landlords and other inconveniences.

Don’t Get Scammed! 5 Safety Tips for Online Job Hunting

Searching for a job raises many questions regarding your future employer: How successful is the company? What is the working culture like? What are the plans for the future? However, before even considering these you should ask one important question first—is this job legitimate or is it a scam?

 The Missing Key To Fighting Sexual Assault on Campus

The White House recently made recommendations for strengthening how colleges respond to sexual assault, but failed to tackle the elephant in the room: the connection between alcohol use and rape. If colleges are to reduce the incidence of campus sexual assault, they must have guidelines about when it is a crime to have sex with a person who is drunk.

 College Student's Guide to Safe Drinking

 Whether it’s to celebrate a football victory, rejoice that the big exam is over, or simply because it’s Friday, college students like to party. And while gatherings might not get as rowdy as those depicted in the 1978 comedy Animal House, students should exercise caution and safety when it comes to partying.

 Dating Abuse: Red Flags in a College Relationship

 It started as a whirlwind, passionate romance, but soon that smile on your daughter's face begins to look taut. Her voice is strained and though she insists nothing's wrong, your gut tells you that's not so.

'Nightwatch' Episode 2 Offers Teaching Moments

 Episode 2 of 'Nightwatch', paramedic Dan Flynn and EMT Titus Tero respond to a gunshot wound to the thigh and find a young adult male shot close to his groin. There’s a 200-250 CC blood loss. They treat him rapidly and transport him to University Hospital, a nearby trauma center.

 Domestic Violence Agency Focus on Breaking the Cycle During National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month

 February marks National Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. The Retreat, the East End's only domestic violence services agency, is focused on raising awareness and concentrating their efforts on breaking the cycle of violence by getting local teens involved during a series of projects throughout the month.

 Scammers Target Young Adults Seeking Easy Money

You’ve just been informed you’ve won a million dollars! Yet, you realize it’s a scam and no money is going to be sent your way no matter how many lotteries claim you’re on Easy Street. That one’s easy to spot, but what about other scams? 

Four Young Adult Money Mistakes To Avoid

We all make mistakes in our 20s. But when it comes to your money and your credit, you can end up paying for those mistakes well into your 30s -- and beyond. 

 The Next Front of Wearables

A handful of evidence supports the notion that wearables may take off in the workplace before other niches. The potential to improve safety and overall workplace effectiveness is enormous: 

 The Gulf Between Young People and Everyone Else on Drug Safety

 Despite the fact that a lower proportion of young people are taking drugs, the reason seemingly has nothing to do with government awareness campaigns, as youngsters are much more relaxed about drug safety than everyone else.

 Myths and Facts About Self-Injury

 If someone self-harms, it doesn't necessarily mean he or she is suicidal – or has a mental illness.

 10 Things Teens Should Know About Money

Talking to parents and saving early are among the strategies that can boost teens' finances.

Binge Drinking Disrupts Immune System in Young Adults, Study Finds

Binge drinking in young, healthy adults significantly disrupts the immune system, according to a study. Find out about alcohol's harmful effects in other areas, such as the immune system.

Teens Who Use Energy Drinks More Likely To Smoke, Use Alcohol, Take Drugs

A new study has found that energy drinks may be a sort of gateway drug to smoking, alcohol and drug use for teens. 

My Class Speech About Slut-Shaming (And What Happened When I Gave It)

 Teens Dangerously Uninformed About OTC Medication

 Nearly 85 percent of adolescents at risk of overdosing on acetaminophen. Do you know the risks of over-the-counter medicine? 

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