• 11:02am Sep 26, 2014
    National National Health & Safety

    Hearing That Things Can Change Helps Teens Dodge Depression

    High schoolers are vulnerable to depression. Telling teenagers that people and circumstances can change and things will get better helps reduce the risk of depressive symptoms, a study finds.
  • Solid friendships can help buffer life's stress.
    6:31am Dec 06, 2013
    Science Science Health & Safety

    Teens Who Feel Supported At Home And School Sleep Better

    The notoriously short night's sleep that many tired adolescents get isn't all about surging hormones and too much homework, according to a sociologist who looked at shifting sleep patterns from ages 12 to 15. Teens who report good relationships with family and schoolmates tend to sleep better.
  • Kathryn Mobley
    8:10pm Sep 22, 2013
    Human Interest Human Interest

    Two Foundations Accomplish One Goal

    Nigel Vincent is a typical 18 year old. He loves music, plays the bass and wants to be a graphic artist. Now the freshman is majoring in art at North Carolina A&T State University.

  • Teenagers turn to their phones and social media to find rides.
    Tanggineka Hall / Youth Radio
    5:25pm Aug 20, 2013

    Teens Use Twitter To Thumb Rides

    Need a ride to the party or the concert? Instead of making endless phone calls, these days teens turn to social media to arrange transportation. It's called ridesharing, a form of cyber-hitchhiking used by a generation that isn't rushing to get a driver's license or dream car.
  • Brad McDonald and his 14-year-old daughter, Madalyn, are working to understand each other during her teenage years.
    Courtesy of Brad McDonald
    11:41am Feb 11, 2013
    Health & Safety Health & Safety

    How Parents Can Learn To Tame A Testy Teenager

    Whether fighting about texting or curfew, the key to resolving parent-child disputes is by helping them understand why they're angry in the first place. It usually turns out to be another stress like trouble at school or fear of embarrassment.