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Nearly Homeless at 18, a Young Woman Finds Help From a Youth Villages Mentor

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After more than 30 foster homes, Terrenika ages out of care with support from her Youth Villages mentor and YVLifeSet.

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Technology Addiction More Likely a Factor for Teen Drivers Texting and Talking with Friends Than with Parents

A new study shows that teens communicating on mobile phones with friends show stronger signs of technology addiction than when communicating with parents.

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The Mere Presence of Your Smartphone Reduces Brain Power, Study Shows

New study shows your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off.

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Virginia Tech Engineering Professor Develops Potential Method of Objectively Detecting ADHD

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Despite the growing number of children and adolescents identified as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), there is no objective diagnosis protocol. A Virginia Tech professor is changing that process.

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Video Games Offer Active Military and Veterans Coping Mechanism for Stress

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While most research on the topic focuses on gaming’s role in clinical settings, West Virginia University research seeks to understand how everyday gameplay can provide military and veterans self-directed coping strategies to manage their physical and psychological stressors.

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What Goes On in Class WhatsApp Groups

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Class WhatsApp groups provide young people with space where they feel able to develop closer and more open relationships that allow them to express themselves in ways they couldn’t in the non-virtual domain. This is the finding of a new study at the University.

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Accentuate the Positive to Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease

People who experience not just positive emotions but a diversity of positive emotions appear to have lower levels of systemic inflammation, which may reduce their risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

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Eating Your Feelings? The Link Between Job Stress, Junk Food and Sleep

Stress during the workday can lead to overeating and unhealthy food choices at dinnertime, but there could be a buffer to this harmful pattern.

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Look Inside Your Own Pantry or Fridge to Find the Top Culprit of Food Waste

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Did you know you throw out about 20 pounds of food every month? Nearly 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Iowa State University experts have tips for reducing waste at home, and look at how the food service industry is working to do the same.

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